As believers, we must choose: Shall we serve sin and death? Or shall we serve Christ, our Liberator and Redeemer? Where are we striving to find satisfaction? It's not wrong…
Our passage of Scripture tonight emphasizes the importance of confession before God. When we confess, we never need to fear being turned away from God's presence. We can be confident,…
Our text tonight could well be described as the thesis of the book of Hebrews, which is so important from an apologetic standpoint.  The author of Hebrews wastes no time,…
The author of the book of Hebrews tells us we have the very assurance that Jesus is superior to anything and everything else, and through His sacrificial death, believers have…
Bible Text: James 1:2-4 | Preacher: Michael Portwood (The audio equipment failed during the first half of this message, and only the last half is available here.) What does it mean to have hope in the midst of hurting? When you are tested, will you trust in Jesus Christ? Can you rejoice in all circumstances? If you remember nothing else from this message today, remember this. Trials grow our patience, and patience turns us more into the image of Jesus Christ. When you face difficult times, will you place your trust in Him?

The Truth about Trust

July 10, 2016
Bible Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 | Preacher: Michael Portwood We all have had issues with trusting one thing or another, and sometimes we do that with God. But that's where we need to draw the line. When we fail to trust God, oftentimes we do it because we don't recognize Him as trustworthy. While many of us as Christians never would dare say it out loud that God is not trustworthy, we do say it every time we fail to trust Him. It's like saying, "God, I don't trust You. I'd rather trust myself." It's a choice we make to throw God's trustworthiness back in His face, but in our text for tonight, we see a clear blueprint for why we should trust God.
Bible Text: Philippians 2:1-11 | Preacher: Michael Portwood In general, Christians have seemingly forgotten the concept of humility. I know there are some who are genuinely humble, but overall, it seems we are forgetting to think of ourselves as God sees us. We live in a society obsessed with three things: pleasure, convenience, and instant gratification. All three revolve around SELF.  This evening, we are looking at what a Christ-like view of self is in light of God and in light of other people.
Bible Text: Joshua 1:1-9 | Preacher: Michael Portwood In our text tonight, we see that God gave Joshua a heavy task, and with God's encouragement and His presence, Joshua had strength and courage to do the task set before him. This promise of God was very powerful for Joshua, but it is very meaningful for us today. Has God ever asked you to do something you were hesitant to do or were obstinate in doing? We've all been there at one time or another. But as we will see from Scripture, God's presence was enough for Joshua, and it's enough for us as well.