Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Cultivating Gratitude

This week we will continue in our November series on gratitude by looking at Luke 17:11-19, the account of the ten lepers that were healed by Jesus, yet only one returned to say thanks. We are all guilty of failing to thank God for His many blessings. Instead we might say, “I thank my lucky […]

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Great Gratitude

This week we will be considering the topic of gratitude by looking at Luke 7:36-50. The woman in this account took a great risk by coming uninvited to this dinner in the house of a Pharisee. She had a great need for Christ — she also had a great Christ for her need. She understood […]

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The Sword of the Spirit

This week we will conclude the sermon series on “The Full Armor of God” by looking at the Sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:10-17). The purpose of the Sword of the Spirit — the Bible — is to make us strong, so we can stand firm against the evils of Satan. The more we know […]

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Helmet of Salvation

This week we will continue in our fall sermon series on “The Full Armor of God” as found in Ephesians 6:10-17. As we wear the helmet of salvation every day, our minds become more insulated against the suggestions, desires, and traps the enemy lays for us. We can choose to guard our minds from excessive […]

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Shield of Faith

This week we will continue in our fall series, “The Full Armor of God” based on Ephesians 6:10-17. Part of the believer’s armor is a shield called faith. What is faith? Faith is acting on the truth, which is God’s view of the matter. So, faith is only faith when it’s tied tightly to God’s […]

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Shoes of the Gospel

This week we will continue in our fall sermon series on “The Full Armor of God”, as found in Ephesians 6:10-17. We are instructed to put on the shoes of the gospel of peace. When Satan attacks by casting doubt or tempting us to believe lies, we need to dig our shoes of peace into […]

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Breastplate of Righteousness

This week we will continue in our fall series on the Full Armor of God as found in Ephesians 6. God provides this armor but we are instructed to put it on, which requires a decision on our part. The “breastplate of righteousness” is offered to all believers, regardless of our faults and failures. Incredibly, […]

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Belt of Truth

This week we will be continuing our fall sermon series on “The Armor of God” as found in Ephesians 6:10-17. On Sunday, we will focus on the Belt of Truth. The first piece of armor is a belt, meant to hold us together.¬†Truth is essential to our existence. We base our decisions on what we […]

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Battleground

This week we will be continuing our fall series “The Full Armor of God” by looking at Ephesians 6:10-17. Sooner or later, every believer in Christ discovers that the Christian life is a battleground, not a playground.¬† As believers, we face a formidable enemy, but one that can be overcome when equipped with the strength […]

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Be Strong In the Lord

This Sunday is Rally Day! We return to the fall/winter/spring schedule of two services and Sunday school! Stay for the grilled turkey potluck after the 10:30 service and enjoy the fellowship of our church family! This Sunday we will begin a new series of sermons entitled “The Full Armor of God”, based on Ephesians 6:10-17. […]

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