Teachings on Faith

Even a Serpent has no Authority over us: Acts 28 (11/28/21)

Watch (Video) Listen (Audio) Paul and the Shipwrecked crew all make it to Malta where they were shown exceptional kindness by the unsaved islanders. Pastor Keith reminds us that this should be an example of how we are to treat people. Paul was unharmed after being bitten by a poisonous snake, and after arriving at Rome as a prisoner was allowed to teach the gospel for 2 years. God will also use the circumstances in your life for good when…

A Great Day for Sailing: Acts 27 (11/21/21)

Watch (Video) Listen (Audio) Pastor Keith shares Paul’s sail to Rome. The men on the boat listen to the “experts” instead Paul who was proclaiming God’s plan. Paul went from prisoner to captain by following the Holy Spirit in the midst of adversity.

King Agrippa Prepares Paul’s Case: Acts 25 & 26 (11/14/21)

Watch (Video) Listen (Audio) Paul’s case is heard before King Agrippa. Paul share’s his conversion story and asks Lord what do you want me to do. King Agrippa is almost convinced to be a Christian and Festus does not believe. Pastor Keith encourages us to also ask the Lord what He wants us to do

“Theology” – Jude 1:3 (Tuesday 7/13/21)

Watch (Video) Listen (Audio) Pastor Jim introduces the idea of the “Five Solas”. ‘Sola’ is Latin for ‘alone’. These are doctrines introduced by Martin Luther during the Reformation. The five solas are grace, faith, Christ, scripture and God’s glory: grace, meaning salvation is through the grace of God alone; faith, meaning we are justified by faith alone, not works; Christ, meaning we access salvation through the righteous acts of Christ alone; scripture, meaning the Bible alone is a believer’s ultimate…

“Envy Gets in the Way of God’s Purpose” – Acts 5:16-42 (Sunday 5/23/21)

In the last Part of Acts 5, after the apostles are freed from prison by the Angel of the Lord, the religious leaders still asked Peter not to speak in the name of Jesus, but he replied in verse 29, “We will serve God and not man”. These leaders then plotted to kill them, but Gamaliel advised them to leave the followers alone. Pastor Keith points out that just as cod fish were more tasty when catfish were around, so…

“God Did it! Not me” – Acts 3 (Sunday 4/25/21)

In Acts 3 the topic of the lame man asking for money at the temple is explained. Peter tells him to look at us and the man was expecting to receive. Peter tells him in verse 6 to rise up and walk in the name of Jesus, then Peter, with no indication of healing takes him by the hand and the lame man is healed (Acts 3:7). The people were amazed, but Peter reminds them is was done through the…

Intro to Book of Esther (Tuesday 4/20/21)

The Book of Esther is about a courageous, Jewish orphan girl who saves her people from extermination through God’s providence. Providence is the way God’s will leads those who will not be led. God is always working behind the scenes, using selected people to further His will.

“Do You want to follow Jesus?” – John 20&21 (Sunday 4/11/21)

In John 20:24-31, Thomas first doubts and then believes after he sees Jesus. In verse 29 we are told blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed. In verse 31, we learn these things are written so we will believe and have life in His name. We are so blessed that the story of the very patriarchs of the church having doubts. In John 21, Jesus finds the disciples going back to fishing, their old life. How easy…