Tune in here each week to find sermon notes and audio for your encouragement.

The sermons are listed in order of most recent at the top.

Date: March 22, 2015 Our Mission Remains

Title: Our Mission Remains (Acts 19:23-41)

Sermon Summary: We live in a world that is opposed to the Gospel and the mission of the church, and that opposition is often violent. How should we remain faithful to our mission and be obedient to Jesus in the face of difficulty? Listen in as we explore Acts 19:23-41 and see how the early Church responded to one such situation.

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Date: March 15, 2015 God Moves Through Devoted People

Title: Reserved: God Moves Through Devoted People (Acts 19:21-22)

Sermon Summary: Many of us say we want to trust the Lord, but living that out daily is a different story, isn’t it? How do we yield to the Lord as we make plans? What questions do we ask? That’s what this message helps us answer. Join us as we hear from Acts 19:21-22 and see one Christian leader’s choice to follow the Lord’s leading in his plans.

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Date: March 8, 2015 Plug In!

Title: Reserved: The Power of God is For Eternal Good (Acts 19:11-20)

Sermon Summary: The message of Acts 19:11-20 is a great reminder of the reality of God’s power. Beyond fascination with the remarkable and awe for the unusual, God has the power that will bring true and lasting change for those who love Jesus.

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Date: March 1, 2015 Plug In!

Title: God’s People Are Determined Through Hardship (Acts 19:8-10)

Sermon Summary: Coming Soon

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Date: February 22, 2015 Plug In!

Title: Installation Service for Pastor Darryl (Acts 19:1-7)

Guest Preacher: Dr. Michael Noel; District Superintendent for the South Atlantic District of the C&MA

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Sermon Audio: Coming Soon

 

 

 

 


 

Date: February 15, 2015 Plug In!

Title: Plug In! The Power for Life Comes from God (Acts 19:1-7)

Sermon Summary: Has your life in Christ become a burden instead of a joy? Join us as we hear from Acts 19 and see the solution that God gives for refreshing, powerful living.

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Date: February 8, 2015Plug In!

Title: We Are Stewards of One Another (Acts 18:24-28)

Sermon Summary: To obey Christ, make disciples and change the world, we have to love one another. Listen in as we hear from Acts about how God wants us to see each other as gifts from God.

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Date: February 1, 2015Plug In!

Title: Be Committed to the Church (Acts 18:18-23)

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Date: January 25, 2015Plug In!

Title: Whose Fire Is It? (Acts 18:12-17)

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Date: January 18, 2015Plug In!

Title: Do Not Fear, Do Not Keep Silent (Acts 18:6-11)

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Date: November 16, 2014 First Things First

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:29-31
Sermon Title: First Things First
Sermon Summary: When people say “turn to the Lord,” what do they mean? Idols are a thing of the past, right? Surely there are no idols of the 21st century; right? Wrong. Many idols are different in 2014, but God’s answer for them has remained beautifully unchanged.

 

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Date: November 9, 2014 Time to Act

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:22-28
Sermon Title: Time to Act
Sermon Summary: Sometimes, people can seem so big and God can seem so distant. Acts 17:22-28 reminds us that the true God is very near and very involved in our daily lives. Those who love him have an important role to play in what God is doing. Join us as we listen.

 

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Additional Resources: “Mission Mobilizer” Kit

 

 


 

Date: November 2, 2014 Time to Speak

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:22-28
Sermon Title: Time to Speak
Sermon Summary: There is a time for silence. There are also times where remaining silent would be the most hurtful, hateful and unloving thing to do. Join us as we hear from Acts 17 and learn about the time to speak.

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Date: October 26, 2014 Shine Out!

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:16-21
Sermon Title: Shine Out!
Sermon Summary: When God is in us, we see the world differently. When God is in us, our lives look different to the world. Are you consistently making the decision to live for Jesus? Acts 17 gives us a great example of what it looks like for Christ to lead a life. Join us as we listen.

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Date: October 19, 2014 Priests! Each and Every One of Us

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:13-15
Sermon Title: Priests! Each and Every One of Us
Sermon Summary: Christian leaders are important, so is every other person who calls on the name of the Lord. Leader or not, we all have a part to play in honoring Jesus in this world. Do you live like your part is needed and beneficial?

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Date: October 12, 2014 Be Saturated By the Word!

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:10-12
Sermon Title: Be Saturated By the Word!
Sermon Summary: We can dabble in God and take little bites of his Word. Or, we can be all in. Be all in with God’s Word! Better yet, let God’s Word be all over your life!

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Date: October 5, 2014 What It Means to be Free

Preacher: Rev. Mitch Schultz
Sermon Passage: Mark 5:1-16
Sermon Title: What It Means to be Free
Sermon Summary: There is help for the darkest, most painful and confusing situations in our lives. Take the help, find freedom that lasts.

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Date: September 7, 2014 There is a King, Follow Him!

Sermon Passage: Acts 17:1-3
Sermon Title: There is a King, Follow Him!
Sermon Summary: How can we worship God if we don’t understand the implications of his grace? How can we share the Gospel if we haven’t understood what’s actually good about the “Good News?” God, our king, calls us to faithfulness with our minds. We need to think.

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Additional Resources: Click Here To Download: Think for the King

 

 


Date: August 31, 2014 Follow the Leader

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:35-40
Sermon Title: Follow the Leader!
Sermon Summary: Authority is a bad word for many people. What does God say about the matter? How should we -who have a perfect leader, Jesus Christ- live with fallible earthly leaders and systems? Acts 16 gives us an example to follow; and it leads to great things!

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Date: August 24, 2014 Choose Holy Surrender

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:25-34
Sermon Title: Choose Holy Surrender
Sermon Summary: Are you a worshiper? When times are hardest, fancy songs and pretty melodies are not the focus. No, God wants us to cultivate a life of worship that takes us beyond Sunday morning and into every hour; in celebration or trial. Join us as we hear from Acts 16:25-34…

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Date: August 17, 2014 Choose Christ, Choose Life!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:19-24
Sermon Title: Choose Christ, Choose Life!
Sermon Summary: Do you connect your choice to follow Christ with the way you live every day? Choosing to follow Jesus is a choice to see better and to live differently. Join us as we listened to Acts 16:19-24.

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Date: August 10, 2014 Go! Freedom is Waiting!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:13-18
Sermon Title: Go! Freedom is Waiting!
Sermon Summary: “Go,” Jesus said, “make disciples!” So much is wrapped up in that statement! Making disciples isn’t a religious event; it’s the overhaul of life so that the Spirit of God begins to reign. Acts 16 shows the freedom God brings by His Spirit! Join us as we listen.

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Date: August 3, 2014 I Give It All!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:6-12
Sermon Title: I Give It All! (Part 2)
Sermon Summary: We tend to hold onto things that we love. Our love for God is often shown by what we give up. How much of you is yielded to the King of Kings? Will you give him your plans? Join us in hearing from Acts 16 and the apostles’ decision to do just that!

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Additional Resources: Click Here For the Handout on Being Controlling

 

 


Date: July 27, 2014 I'm Giving It All!

Sermon Passage: Acts 16:1-5
Sermon Title: I’m Giving It All!
Sermon Summary: What do personal identity, martyrdom and evangelism numbers have in common? Way too often, the answer is “self.” God’s Word shows us the remedy for this common problem of putting ourselves before Jesus Christ. Join us as we hear from Acts 16.

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Date: July 20, 2014 Engage! For God and for All People

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:32-41
Sermon Title: Engage! For God and for All People
Sermon Summary: We’ve got things to do, places to go, people to see! Things have to be done yesterday! And yet, the work of the Lord often gets forgotten, or more often, completely left for others. Acts 15 helps combat some of the common lies that keep us on the sidelines of our faith. Join us in listening…

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Date: June 29, 2014 We Are Built with Joy

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:30-35
Sermon Title: We Are Built with Joy
Sermon Summary: Joy doesn’t have to be an accident or rare surprise. Acts 15 served us as a great reminder of what to rejoice in. Join us as we hear from God’s Word, some characteristics of joy. Also, check out the additional handout for help cultivating joy.
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Date: June 22, 2014 There is a Path and It is Good

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:19-29
Sermon Title: There is a Path and It is Good
Sermon Summary: God’s ways are different than ours and when we follow Christ, it means change; but the change is so good. Join us as we hear the call to live all for Jesus in freedom and purity.
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Date: June 15, 2014 We Do Not Stand Alone

Sermon Passage: Acts 15:1-19
Sermon Title: We Do Not Stand Alone
Sermon Summary: When the going gets tough, where do you go? The Church looks to faithful leaders. The question is not “do we need leaders,” it’s “what kind of leaders do we need?” Acts 15 gives us a great example of what kind to look for and what kind to be.
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Date: June 8, 2014 The Church on Fire for God is Faithful

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:24-28
Sermon Title: The Church on Fire for God is Faithful
Sermon Summary: God is faithful! We spent the first 15 min. of this sermon hearing impromptu testimonies of God’s faithfulness to people in the congregation. Acts 14 records the example of two faithful men. Will you allow God to make you faithful like He is? I hope so.
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Date: June 1, 2014
Guest Preacher: Reverend Mitch Schultz
Sermon Title: A Lesson on Spiritual Renewal (Zechariah 3)A Lesson on Spiritual Renewal
Sermon Audio: This sermon was not recorded.

 

 

 

 

 


Date: May 25, 2014 This is a Passion to Live For

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:19-23
Sermon Title: This is a Passion to Live For
Sermon Summary: What is the driving force in your life? So many people are looking for that one, big purpose to live for. So few people have a passion that would move them to serve beyond the norm. Do you? Acts 14:19-23 points us to the best purpose any of us could have.
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Date: May 18, 2014 Stay Focused, Stay Faithful

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:8-18
Sermon Title: Stay Focused, Stay Faithful
Sermon Summary: Paul and Barnabas weren’t just missionaries, they were examples for all followers of Christ -not just missionaries, but all those who belong to Jesus. They lived the calling to stay focused and faithful to Christ despite the distractions all around them. Will you?
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Date: May 11, 2014 Be Useful

Sermon Passage: Acts 14:1-7
Sermon Title: Be Useful
Sermon Summary: The primary goal of our faith is not comfort, self-expression or even personal growth. If God is at the center, it’s the Lord who we serve. So, then, when we have opportunity, we want to grow to be useful to the Lord. Are you useful? Join us as we consider the example of Paul and Barnabas as they served the Lord faithfully.
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Date: May 4, 2014 Where Is Your Trust?

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:44-52
Sermon Title: Where is Your Trust?
Sermon Summary: Where we put our trust is not just a matter of what we say, but what we do. Where do you put your trust? In Jesus? Does your life show your answer to be true? Join us in Acts 13:44-52 as we see where Christians get our confidence and how to live like it.
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Date: April 27, 2014 Where is He?  What is He Doing?

Sermon Passage: Revelation 20:11-15
Guest Preacher Reverend Mitch Schultz
Sermon Title: Where is He? What is He Doing?
Sermon Summary: It is so easy to think of Jesus as walking the earth, being betrayed, on the Cross or even rising from the tomb. But that’s not where Jesus is now. Where He is now makes a big difference in our lives and can change our day to day faith and life! Join us as we listen to Rev. Mitch Schultz.
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Date: April 20, 2014 God Raised Him From the Dead

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:13-43
Sermon Title: God Raised Him From the Dead
Sermon Summary: Chocolates and bunnies and eternity-altering, life-giving, earth-quaking events, oh my! Christ’s resurrection has meaning if we’re willing to see it and live it. Join us for the sermon from Sunday, April 20, 2014; Easter Sunday. Christ is Risen!
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Date: April 13, 2014 Don't Be Fooled

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:4-12
Sermon Title: Don’t Be Fooled
Sermon Summary: At the first Palm Sunday, the majesty of the King who rode on the donkey was beyond what eyes alone could tell. God is still surprising people and where the Spirit of the Lord shows up today might surprise you! Join us for this sermon from Acts 13:4-12.
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Date: April 6, 2014 Speak Lord; We Will Listen

Sermon Passage: Acts 13:1-3
Sermon Title: Speak Lord; We Will Listen
Sermon Summary: The voice of God entering the chaos of men brings life and peace…but are we listening? Will you act when you hear? Join us as we hear how God speaks to people, even today!
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Date: March 30, 2014 Dress Like a Bride

Sermon Passage: Acts 12:18-25
Sermon Title: Dress Like a Bride
Sermon Summary: The Church (all who have ever been redeemed by their Savior, Jesus), is called the Bride of Christ, and her future gown is the righteous actions done in this life. Join us as we hear from God’s Word about how to be clothed in the beauty that God desires!

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Date: March 23, 2014 Walk With Me

Sermon Passage: Proverbs 3:5-6
Sermon Title: Walk With Me
Guest Preacher: Elliott Knoch (BRCC Intern)

Our commitment is not only to proclaim the Word and make disciples. BRCC is also deeply committed to equipping and sending leaders for God to use around the community, the nation and the world. Part of accomplishing that goal is our internship program. This week, we were glad to welcome Elliott Knoch to the pulpit.

Sermon Summary: Such a simple phrase: “trust in the Lord,” but it carries with it such vast meaning and implications. Are you trusting in the Lord, with all of your heart? Listen in with us as Elliott Knoch preaches from Proverbs 3:5-6.

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Date: March 16, 2014 Getting Grace

Sermon Passage: Genesis 22
Sermon Title: Getting Grace
Guest Preacher: Reverend Mitch Schultz

Sermon Summary: God’s story of grace is throughout the Scriptures and it’s also written on the lives of those who trust Him. Will you draw near to the Lord when it’s hardest? There’s a special gift available for those who do.

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Date: March 9, 2014 It's Eternity for Me

Sermon Passage: Acts 12:1-19
Sermon Title: It’s Eternity for Me

Sermon Summary: When things seem out of hand and all that surrounds us is out of whack, there is a privilege and a responsibility unique to Christ-followers, do you embrace it? Do you live it?…

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Date: March 2, 2014 Anything But Average

Sermon Passage: Acts 11:19-30
Sermon Title: Anything But Average

Sermon Summary: Ministry faithfulness is not just for super-saints, pastors, teachers or missionaries. It’s for every one who worships and loves Jesus. Listen in with us…

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Date: February 23, 2014 But the People!  But the Lord.

Sermon Passage: Acts 11:1-18
Sermon Title: But the People! But the Lord.

Sermon Summary: People can make life really difficult sometimes; “them” and “us.” In Christ, we have a way to live above the challenges of difficult people; Acts 11:1-18 gives us an example of what that looks like and the results are awesome! Listen in with us…

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Date: February 16, 2014 Suffering With the Hope of Glory

Sermon Passage: Romans 8:18
Guest Preacher: Joshua Hendricks (BRCC Intern – Learn more about our internships here: INTERNSHIP)
Sermon Title: Suffering With the Hope of Glory

Sermon Summary: The hard reality of life is that suffering is inevitable. We don’t have to suffer needlessly, though. As we follow Christ, we can suffer with the hope of God’s glory.

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Date: February 9, 2014 God Alone Is the Center

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:24-48

Sermon Title: God Alone Is the Center

Sermon Summary: No gadgets, technology; not pictures, friends, family, jobs, problems, successes, ministry labors or even our very selves. No, none of these things is the joyful center or glory of our lives. God alone is the center!

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Date: February 2, 2014 Dig In!

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:17-23

Sermon Title: Dig In!

Sermon Summary: What can we learn about a faithful life from buried treasure? The answer might surprise you but not after you see Peter’s example in Acts 10. Join us as we listen!

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Extra:Click Here For The List of Things to Ponder and Dig In To


Date: January 26, 2014
Service was cancelled on Sunday, January 26, 2014 due to dangerous weather conditions.


Date: January 19, 2014 You Are Not Your Own

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:9-16

Sermon Title: You Are Not Your Own (When God Moves, Devotion Ignites Part 2)

Sermon Summary: The Lord is the Creator and Sustainer and Savior. He deserves all that we bring him. What are you bringing to the King of Kings?

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Date: January 12, 2014 When God Moves, Devotion Ignites

Sermon Passage: Acts 10:1-8

Sermon Title: When God Moves, Devotion Ignites

Sermon Summary: What do we have that the Lord needs? Nothing. What do we have that the Lord wants? Everything! Devotion is not just a little 300 word happy thought to read before getting into our day. Devotion is kindling that the God of Heaven and Earth can ignite!

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Vision for 2014: Rooted and Reaching Rooted and Reaching 2014

Vision: Listen in as Pastor Darryl shares our church vision for 2014!

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Date: January 5, 2014 Search! The Church on Fire Finds Hearts for God

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:32-43

Sermon Title: Search! The Church on Fire Finds Hearts for God

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Date: December 29, 2013 The Time for Change is Now; Live Fully for Jesus Christ!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:19-31

Sermon Title: The Time for Change is Now; Live Fully for Jesus Christ!

Sermon: The Sermon from Dec. 29 was not recorded audibly but is made available as a PDF to download and work through yourself. Click Here to View the PDF

 


Date: December 22, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Luke 1:26-80; Luke 2:1-20

Sermon Title: Christmas With Jesus is Personal

Sermon Audio: With great appreciation for one of our trusted, faithful leaders, Allen Painter who stepped in to share this morning: Click Here to Listen

 


Date: December 15, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:17-19

Sermon Title: The Light Has Come, Rejoice! Part 3

Sermon Summary: Christmas is a season of light and life but it can sure turn to stress and chaos in a hurry! Tune in with us to learn about two of the gifts Christ brings to a life. Are you living in them?

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Date: December 8, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:5-16

Sermon Title: The Light Has Come, Rejoice! Part 2

Sermon Summary: Hoping in God is the best place to fix our hearts. Through the darkness of trials and suffering, God can be trusted, not only for our salvation, but for our good every day!

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Date: December 1, 2013 The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Passage: Acts 9:1-9

Sermon Title: The Light Has Come, Rejoice!

Sermon Summary: Advent is a season to remember the light that Christ has brought to the world and especially to those who believe. The life of Saul is a demonstration of the great need we all have to be freed from darkness.

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Date: November 24, 2013 Access Granted! Part 2

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:32-40

Sermon Title: Access Granted! Part 2

Sermon Summary: Cave fish and hard hearts and God’s grace, Oh my! Nothing is more important than our access to God. It is closed. But grace has the final word.

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Date: November 17, 2013 Access Granted!

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:26-31

Sermon Title: Access Granted! The Church Ablaze is Available to God

Sermon Summary: There’s nothing casual about interaction with the God of heaven and earth. He has made us. He has loved us. He has graciously saved us. That truth and life itself are reminders that we need the Lord every day. For guidance and for power. Join us in Acts 8 as we see the power of giving God complete access to lead our lives.

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Date: November 10, 2013 Deal or No Deal: Life is on the Line

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:9-25

Sermon Title: Deal or No Deal: Life is on the Line

Sermon Summary: Decisions, decisions, decisions! On a gameshow, decisions are entertaining. In real life, they’re of eternal importance. Make the right call with Christ first as King!

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Date: November 3, 2013 The Lord's Table is a Holy Moment for His People

Summary: On Nov. 3, Blue Ridge Community Church enjoyed an all worship, prayer and praise service with a time of devotion and celebrating the Lord’s Table (Communion) together.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Date: October 27, 2013 A Church Ablaze Benefits The Community

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:4-8

Sermon Title: A Church Ablaze with God’s Fire Benefits The Community

Sermon Summary: When God is at work in his people, things don’t just change in-house, they consume the house and the surroundings benefit as well. How’s your heart? Are you keeping the best of the life of Christ to yourself? That’s not how God does things, neither should we.

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Date: October 20, 2013 A Church On Fire Must Love The Word

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:4

Sermon Title: A Church on Fire Must Love the Word

Sermon Summary: The simplicity of following Christ according to the Scriptures is often overlooked. Today, we turn our hearts to consider how sufficient and wonderful is the Word of God as we seek to be God’s people in every way.

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Date: October 13, 2013 Embrace the Spirit of God

Sermon Passage: Acts 8:1-4

Sermon Title: The Spirit of God Brings Confidence and Grace: Embrace Him!

Sermon Summary: In every situation we face, in every life, there is a path that leads to what is right and best; that path is found only when we yield to the Holy Spirit. Join us as we let God’s Word instruct us on how to do it.

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Date: October 6, 2013 Just A Glimpse

Sermon Passage: Acts 7:54-60

Sermon Title: Just A Glimpse

Sermon Summary: What gets your heart pumping and feet ready for action? Facts are important. Good ideas are helpful. Neither of these are anywhere near as good as…just…a glimpse. Let’s listen in and see what Acts 7:54-60 is all about.

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Date: September 29, 2013 A Time to Stand!

Sermon Passage: Acts 7:54-59

Sermon Title: A Time to Stand

Sermon Summary: Taking a stand is important, but if you stand for the wrong things you’re just wasting your time and energy. Stephen was an ordinary man but he made the right choice and took an extraordinary stand. Join us as we consider the example of Stephen’s faithfulness and the God he stood for.

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Date: September 22, 2013 Don't Miss It!

Sermon Passage: Acts 7:1-53

Sermon Title: Don’t Miss It!

Sermon Summary: Argued with, lied about, hassled, arrested and thrown in front of a loaded jury of powerful know-it-alls daring you to disagree with their ideas. How would you respond? Acts 7 shows the gracious and direct response of Stephen, the faithful messenger. Listen in with us…

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Date: September 15, 2013 Not Easily Quenched

Sermon Passage: Acts 6:8-15

Sermon Title: The Fire of God is Not Easily Quenched

Sermon Summary: Opposition to the exclusivity of Christianity is a common reality. Authentic Christians responding with grace, love and contentment is uncommon. Acts 6 gives us a great example of the power of God in the face of opposition. Listen in with us…

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Date: September 8, 2013 Own This Church

Sermon Passage: Acts 6:1-7

Sermon Title: Own This Church

Sermon Summary: We are a culture of commitment-phobes. But the life of the godly is not bound to this cultures phobias or limits. Step up to follow Christ in committed community. Step up and find the joy of partnership in grace!

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Date: September 1, 2013 Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:33-42

Sermon Title: Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God (cont’d.)

Sermon Summary: Christianity is no fool’s religion. It’s a call to faithfulness and wisdom as we learn to put God’s ways above our own senses and honor Christ above all substitutes. Listen in with us as we learn how to be wise, faithful people from the examples in Acts 5.

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Date: August 25, 2013 Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:21-32

Sermon Title: Accept No Substitutes for the Fire of God

Sermon Summary: Substitutes are appealing because they are similar to the real thing but cost much less. When it comes to genuine faith though, substitutes are not just cheaper, they’re deadly and powerless. Acts 5 gives great guidance for holding onto authentic faith!

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Date: August 18, 2013Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:17-21

Sermon Title: Be Faithful Through the Darkest Night

Sermon Summary: Sometimes, the darkness is all we can see. Sometimes, hard days are more frequent than good ones. Sometimes, it seems like there is more against us than there is strength to stand. But the darkness is not all there is. Join us as we listen to Acts 5:17-21

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Date: August 11, 2013 Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:12-16

Sermon Title: Who’s Building You?

Sermon Summary: We need substance, not masks. We need truth, not just appearances. We need authentic, authenticated heroes. God has built the Church with just that! Listen in with us to see God has built and what He’s used…

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Date: August 4, 2013 Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:12

Sermon Title: Our View of God Needs to be Refined (cont’d.)

Sermon Summary: Ho hum. Life as usual, up, down, in, out, sin, confess, restored, sin, confess, restored. Hear some cool truths, read a cool Bible verse. Ho hum. This is not all there is to Christianity. Do you believe it? Are you hungry for more? We are too. Let’s see what God’s Word has for us that might change things.

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Additional Resources: Click Here for PDF: When God is Feared, the Spirit is Free (Hindrances & Habits)


 

 

Date: July 28, 2013 Our View of God Needs To Be Refined

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:1-14

Sermon Title: Our View of God Needs to be Refined

Sermon Summary: How comfortable are you with the Lord? Are you too comfortable? Is it possible to be too comfortable with God? When we consider who He is, the answer might surprise you.

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Date: July 21, 2013

Our Relationships Need Refining

Sermon Passage: Acts 5:1-12

Sermon Title: Our Relationships Need Refining

Sermon Summary: Our relationships need refining. Friendships, marriage, family – all of the above need help. Fortunately God, who is at work making us his witnesses, is also at work refining our relationships. Tune in to Acts 5:1-12 with us to see how.

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Date: July 14, 2013What the Spirit Can Do

Sermon Passage: Acts 4:32-37

Sermon Title: What the Spirit Can Do

Sermon Summary: There’s a tug of war going on between our selfishness and the love that God wants to display in and through Christians in the world. Fortunately, there is someone to help win the battle decisively…and He has all the power we need.

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Date: July 7, 2013

Topic: Week of Prayer

Date: June 30, 2013God Gives Power to Relationships

Sermon Passage: Acts 4:23-31

Sermon Summary: Relationships are some of the most treasured and treasurable parts of life on this planet. Thankfully, God will improve those when we yield to Him too! Not just our “souls” for “someday,” but relationships…now. Listen in with us. From Acts 4:23-31…

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Additional: Ways to Live Dependent on the Lord (Image)


 

 

Date: June 23, 2013God is the Hero!

Sermon Passage: Acts 4:1-22

Sermon Summary: When times are hard, opposition is harder, you’re tired and weak, how do you stay faithful to Christ? Can you pull yourself up by your bootstraps? Acts 4 gives us the best example of where to turn when things fall apart. God is the hero of our story. Call on Him. Depend on Him!

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Date: June 16, 2013When We See Heaven

Sermon Passage: Acts 3:11-26

Sermon Title: When We See Heaven

Sermon Summary: Every now and then, we get a glimpse of things that are too good to be normal. They might even be miraculous. What do you do when that happens? How do you respond? Acts 3:11-26 gives the ultimate and best response. Listen in with us…

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Date: June 9, 2013

Sermon Passage: Acts 3:1-10Move in Power Again!

Sermon Title: Move in Power Again!

Sermon Summary: There’s more to God than tame, soft religious boredom. God is powerful and God can change lives…our own and others through us if we’ll let Him! God moved in power in the early days of the Church! Join us as we celebrate and consider the impact of these things on our life today.

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Date: June 2, 2013God is the Builder

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:47 (And others)

Sermon Summary: We are thieves, the lot of us! We steal glory that only belongs to God and he is not pleased. How we think of the Church (local and global) reflects how we think of the Lord. Are you stealing glory? Tune in with us.

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Date: May 26, 2013Be All In for Hospitality

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47 (And others)

Sermon Summary: For God’s people, hospitality is not an optional choice on a given day, it is the overflowing way of life as we humbly yield to and follow Jesus Christ.

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Date: May 19, 2013

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47 (and selected other passages)All in For Jesus - Pray!

Sermon Summary: So much more than saying grace before a meal, prayer is an opportunity, a privilege and a treasure. The One, True God has invited us to communicate with Him. Are you taking full advantage of the opportunity? Listen in with us as we explore some of what Scripture says about prayer.

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All in For Jesus

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47

Sermon Summary: “Jump in! It will be fine!” Ever heard those words related to jumping into a swimming pool? They may seem comforting to the experienced swimmer but only produce anxiety for those who hate water. God calls us to fellowship listen in so you can dive in!

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Date: May 5, 2013All In for Jesus

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:42-47

Sermon Summary: The early church experienced God at work in mighty ways, living out the hard realities of life after the big miracles! How do we live day-to-day life with our hearts in heaven and our feet on the earth? Acts 2 helps us in this. Listen in with us.

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Date: April 14, 2013Bold and Clear

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:22-41

Sermon Summary: Christianity is about a strong, holy Savior and people who become strong and holy because of it! This has serious implications for everyday life. Is that the message you have heard? Is that the message that you live? Listen in with us to see what happens when the Lord moves his people with bold, clear communication.

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Date: April 7, 2013All Means You!

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:14-21

Sermon Title: All Means All & All Means You

Sermon Summary: At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came down to live in all who trust in Christ by faith. That has some awesome implications for our lives now. Are you living in light of the Lord’s ways? Or the worlds? Listen in with us as we find out about God’s ways.

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Date: March 31, 2013 EASTER SUNDAY!Who in the World Needs a Risen Savior?

Sermon Title: Who in the World Needs a Risen Savior

Sermon Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1-22

Sermon Summary: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was a defining moment for the world when it happened. How we think about The Resurrection continues to define us all. 1 Corinthians 15 gives a great answer to the question many of us wrestle with: Who in the World Needs a Risen Savior? Listen in with us for the answer.

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Date: March 24, 2013

This year, BRCC was glad to join our friends at Christ Church of the Valley for Palm Sunday!

Date: March 17, 2013God is Here

Sermon Title: God Is Here

Sermon Passage: Acts 2:1-13

Sermon Summary: Everything we do needs power. Try to live for Jesus and you will quickly see that you need power for faithfulness too! In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost that year, and He brought the power we need and the presence we want. Listen in with us.

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Additional Notes: Things You’ve Just Gotta’ Know


Date: March 10, 2013It's The Lord's Mission

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:15-26

Sermon Summary: The early church was no time of easy-fairytale-happy land. It was a time of real pains, real questions and real people. If we look with our hearts, we’ll find courage, hope and guidance because the Mission we’re on is God’s mission, difficulties, failures and all.

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Additional Notes: Heart Check for Judases


Date: March 3, 2013

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:12-14

Sermon Summary: Living well is not just a matter of learning how to go, go, go. We also need to learn how to slow down at the right times and wait on the Lord. Acts 1:12-14 is a great example of God leading people to wait when they might have wanted to run. Join us and hear from Acts 1:12-14.

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Date: February 24, 2013Raised Up! The Weight of The Ascension

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:9-11

Sermon Title: Raised Up! The Weight of the Ascension

Sermon Summary: The Ascension of Jesus Christ was a phenomenal event. It affirmed the faith of those watching and it can affirm our faith today. The Ascension also had lasting impact on followers of Christ because of what it points to. Listen in with us to Acts 1:9-11.

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Date: February 17, 2013Make the Jump!

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:8

Sermon Title: Make the Jump! Live As a Witness

Sermon Summary: Christ gave a commission to his first followers. He has work for us to do today. Are you on board with his calling? Do you consider yourself a Christian? If so, are you doing what he said to do? Make the Jump! Acts 1:8.

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Date: February 10, 2013 Two Kingdoms

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:8 (& Genesis 11)

Sermon Title: Two Kingdoms, Which One Will You Choose?

Sermon Summary: Jesus told his Disciples that they would be his witnesses. What gives Him the right? Acts 1:8 serves as a commission and a reminder that each day, we have a choice of what we’re building, His Kingdom or our own. Tune in and be challenged with us.

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Date: January 27, 2013Church Ablaze...

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:8

Sermon Title: Yes, Even You

Sermon Summary: Sometimes, we can look around and see the others as more “worthy” of being used by God. In fact, the Bible tells a very different story of the kind people God uses. Tune in to Acts 1:8; it may surprise you.

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Date: January 20, 2013Church Ablaze...

Sermon Passage: Acts 1:1-7

Sermon Summary: Dealing with disappointment is real and difficult. As we let God be God, our desires and answers change from empty to satisfying and life-giving. The start of the Church was no different for the disciples! Tune in with us and study as we begin our study in the book of Acts.

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Date: Dec. 2, 2012God is in Church Discipline

Sermon Passage: Matthew 18:18-20

Sermon Summary: We cannot be the church of “nice” and the church of the living God simultaneously. Matthew 18 gives some specific guidance for the sobering reality of church discipline. Listen in as we hear from God’s Word.

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Date: Nov. 18, 2012Jesus People Choose God's Ways

Sermon Passage: Matthew 18:15-17

Sermon Summary: Sometimes, confrontation is the most loving thing we can do. That’s one of the House Rules that God has given Christians; and as we yearn for the best community possible, Jesus’ words and example lead us in the way we should go.

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Date: Nov. 11, 2012Get Out of Jail, Now

Sermon Passage: 1 Peter 4:8

Sermon Summary: If we ever want to enjoy the best possible Christian community, we have to learn how to handle sin. Sin in our own lives and sin committed against us can both shipwreck our lives. 1 Peter gives some surprising instructions. Join us as we dive in…

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Date: Nov. 4, 2012The Beauty and Necessity of Faithfulness

Sermon Passage: Ephesians 6:21-24

Sermon Summary: Here at the end of the book, we get a rare glimpse into the lives of two Godly men. Considering their example, we too can consider how our lives reflect the character of God in the area of faithfulness. Listen in with us as we delve into the Word of God.

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Date: Oct. 28, 2012

Preacher: Rev. Allen Painter

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:18-20

Sermon Summary: God gives us all the tools we need to live for Jesus. No armor is complete, however, without the ability to communicate with headquarters. Prayer is our vehicle for communicating with God. Listen in as Rev. Allen Painter shares on prayer.

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Date: Oct. 21, 2012

Summary: This week’s gathering was a combination of worship and corporate meditation on Psalm 5. We alternated between the Biblical passages and corporate worship! The attached PDF can help you to do the same on your own!

Additional Resources: Click Here for the Guide


Date: Oct. 14, 2012

Summary: This week, we celebrated the Lord’s Table. To do this, we split up into groups and traveled to 5 stations in the woods where there were meditations on 5 unique aspects of communion. The attached file gives you the same opportunity!

Additional Resources: Click Here for the Guide


Date: Oct. 7, 2012

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:17b (and others)Stand Strong in the Word of God

Sermon Summary: Those who want to live a life that God blesses have to do so amidst the many philosophies, opinions, chaos and difficulties of life. We can stand firm and find strength through faithful understanding, interpretation and application of God’s Word. Are you settling for half-truth in your life or learning to love and depend upon the Word of God? Tune in with us…

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Other: (Notes from the Sermon)

1. 4 Ways We Leave the Bible to the “Experts”

2. Jesus Faced Opposition By Using the Scripture


Date: Sept. 30, 2012Put on Salvation

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:17a (and others)

Sermon Summary: Head wounds are the worst kind of wounds In Ephesians 6:17, we’re told to keep salvation as a head covering. Great! But do you know what we’re saved from? Really? Do you live according to the reality of salvation’s necessity for yourself? For others?

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Date: Sept. 23, 2012

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:16Stand Firm and Raise the Shield

Sermon Topic: Following Christ by faith is so much more than Sunday dresses and church barbecues. God calls us to arm ourselves with the tools he gives us. This week’s armor: the shield. Do you have it? Are you using it right? Tune in with us to Ephesians 6:16.

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Additional Handout: Click Here for Handout


Date: Sept. 16, 2012Stand Strong in the Gospel

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:15

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 5)

Sermon Summary: How good is the Good News? Is it valuable for your life? Has it moved you to action? Tune in with us as we hear from God’s Word in Ephesians 6:15 and we’re challenged to apply the Gospel in every one of our lives.

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Date: Sept. 9, 2012Stand Strong!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:13-14

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 4)

Sermon Summary: War is sobering, so when God tells us we’re engaged in a spiritual war, we pay attention. Where are truth and righteousness in your life? Are you ignoring reality or ready for battle?

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Date: Sept. 2, 2012Part 3

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-12

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 3)

Sermon Summary: 80 Billion dollars bought intelligence from around the world to keep the military informed. Still, the intel brought to us by the Lord cost a higher price and is more valuable. Will you follow the implications of this priceless information? If you do, righteous victory belongs to you.

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Date: August 26, 2012Part 2!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:5-9

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 2)

Sermon Summary: No good thing done for the Lord will go unrewarded. Whether it is done in a church, a home, a classroom, an office or the greasy kitchen of a restaurant. Tune in as we explore Ephesians 6:5-9 and hear from God’s Word for our lives.

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Date: August 19, 2012Stand Strong!

Sermon Title: Stand Strong on Earth with the Tools of Heaven (Part 1)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:5-9

Sermon Summary: The Gospel is the power of God for salvation; but it’s not just salvation “one day” up in the clouds somewhere. The Gospel is the key that unlocks every other benefit there is to be gained from God. If you live in it!

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Date: May 20, 2012

Sermon Title: We Are People on a Mission

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Summary: Who is BRCC? Where are we going? Why are we going there? What does God have to say about all that? This week, we started the summer’s series about BRCC Vision, Mission, Values and Membership. Maybe you weren’t there for the joint discussion, but this guide can still be a help, we hope!

Discussion Guide: Click Here for Discussion Guide

Date: May 13, 2012

Sermon Title: Rest & Press On

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Summary: Summer’s here for many US college students and for many that means fun, and rest. What do you really know about rest? Did you know that God wants us to be genuinely rested? Tune in as we prepare our hearts for a summer of fruitful and genuine rest.

Discussion Guide: Click Here for Discussion Guide

Date: May 6, 2012All of Jesus for Children Too!

Sermon Title: All of Jesus, All the Time Part 2

Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:1-4

Sermon Summary: If parents aren’t as smart as their kids, do the kids still need to follow them? When do we get to stop honoring our parents? Is there ever a time for that? Ephesians 6:1-4 guides us to a path of God-borne righteousness as we read and obey the Lord.

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Date: April 29, 2012

Sermon Title: Baptism: It’s Time!

Sermon Text: VariousBaptism: It's Time

Sermon Summary: There’s lots of confusion about baptism. Biblical ignorance, church traditions and false teachings abound – and the sad result is that many people are confused about Baptism. This sermon is designed to equip and move the hearer to answer the question “what’s up with Baptism?” and act in obedience to the Lord who commands it.

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Baptism Audio: Click Here to Listen to the Baptisms from 4/29/2012

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Date: April 22, 2012 Shocking Beauty

Sermon Title: All of Jesus, All of the Time! The Shocking Beauty of Faith-Fueled Submission

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:21-33

Sermon Summary: Whether culture or comfort appeals to us most, it is very tempting to follow Christ part of the way. Submission has become a bad word for many people, but not for God. It is his plan for order and when Christ is the motive, submission is a beautiful thing. Tune in to Ephesians 5:21-33 with us to see why…

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Date: April 15, 2012 – Honduras Re-Cap

Date: April 8, 2012 – Easter at Sending Churches or Spring Break

Date: April 1, 2012 – Honduras Trip & Spring Break

Date: March 25, 2012Live All for Jesus No Matter How Bad Things Get

Sermon Title: Live All for Jesus No Matter How Bad Things Get

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:11-20

Sermon Summary: It’s hard to live in a world that is increasingly dark. We could choose to stay on the outside, aloof and judgmental about what goes on. That’s not what pleases the Lord, though. Ephesians 5:11-20 shows us how changed people relate to the world. Listen in with us.

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Date: March 18, 2012How Can We Please the Lord

Sermon Title: Work Hard to Please the Lord Who Saves Us

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:9-10

Sermon Summary: There’s so much confusion about righteousness. Many people get caught up thinking that righteousness is to be done slavishly, and in fear. Others casually point to God’s grace as a license to live however we want to live. God’s Word gives the clear balance in Ephesians, where the Gospel frees us to serve the Lord diligently. Listen in with us and then spend some time on your own with this important worksheet below.

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Date: March 11, 2012 Imitate God

Sermon Title: He’s Given Us His Ways to Imitate

Sermon Text: Ephesians 5:1-8

Sermon Summary: Bracelets, t-shirts, and even movies and politicians talk about following Jesus and imitating God. But why do you want to do it? Ephesians 5 shows us that one of the highest motivations for living right before God is the same motivation that led Jesus to stay on the Cross! Tune in as we hear from Ephesians 5:1-8

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Additional Resources: Click Here for the Handout (Including the Sexual Purity Commitment)

Date: February 26, 2012Make God Happy

Sermon Title: Make God Happy: Let the Gospel Invade You Completely

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:30-32

Sermon Summary: Is your life reflective of the joy and peace, and fruitfulness of life where the Holy Spirit rejoices? Or does it reflect a place where the Lord grieves and is made sorrowful by your choices. Ephesians 4:30-32 tells us that there are some ways that we can live that please the Lord and others that don’t. Tune in to see what kinds of ways of living please the God of the Universe, the Savior of our souls.

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Sermon Notes: Click Here for the PDF of the Notes

Additional Resources: Click Here for the Commitments for a Gospel-Invaded Life (what we spoke aloud together at the end of the sermon)

Click Here for a non-exhaustive summary of the ministry of the Holy Spirit

Date: February 19, 2012God out of the Friend Zone

Sermon Title: God Out of the Friend Zone

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:30 and others

Sermon Summary: Have you kept God at an arms length because you don’t understand Him? Many would say no because we think of God the Father or even Jesus Christ, the Son. What about the Holy Spirit? What is your level of understanding and intimacy with the third person of the Trinity? This study aims to help us gain a Biblical perspective for who He is. Tune in with us!

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Date: February 5, 2012

Sermon Title: Stop Thief! Jesus-People are Useful People Stop Thief!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:28-29

Sermon Summary: You probably know what the Bible says about theft. “Don’t do it,” right? Well, that’s true; God doesn’t want people to be thieves but the purpose for God’s command here could change the world. Will you let it change you?

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Additional Resources: How to Fight The Temptation To Steal or How to Fight Communication Temptations

Date: January 29, 2012Be Completely Through With the Old, Pseudo You

Sermon Title: Be Completely Through With the Old, Pseudo You (Part 2)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:25-27

Sermon Summary: Cupcakes, kittens and anger. Oh my! How is your habit of dealing with anger? Are you taking God at His Word on the gravity of it? Tune in to join us as we consider how to be thoroughly Christ’s according to Ephesians 4:26-27.

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Additional Sermon Resources: When It’s Hardest to NOT be Angry (Handed Out During the Service)

Date: January 22, 2012

Preacher: Allen Painter

Sermon Title: Biblical Service and Outreach

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Summary: Every Christian is called to “Go” in some way. Do you know the reasons NOT to go? Do you know the Biblical reasons to go? This morning, Allen Painter shared about the purpose, the place and most of all the person who has called Chrisians to serve and to go.

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Date: January 15, 2012Be Completely Through with the Old, Pseudo You

Sermon Title: Be Completely Through with the Old, Pseudo You (Part 1)

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:25-27

Sermon Summary: Does your life match the words you say about your beliefs? Maybe it’s time for a change. Not your clothes, but your actions; that way Jesus Christ can get the most glory from your life and show Himself through your life. Tune in to consider one of the changes God wants to make in followers of Christ: learning to speak the truth.

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Additional Resources: Click Here for Guidelines to Practice Speaking the Truth (What we stood and shared in the service.)

Date: December 11, 2011

Sermon Title: Embrace the Missing Foundation: Gospel-Motivated Obedience Part II

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:17-24

Sermon Summary: So many times, we think of and talk about sin as if it is just a violation of a list of rules that someone, somewhere posted to maintain control. That’s not what sin is about. Sin is a personal violation of a personal God who is holy. Want to follow Jesus? Then we should gain an accurate understanding of who Jesus is AND what we are turning from so that we can live for Christ fully. This message is the second part to the message on Gospel-Motivated Obedience, click below to hear it.

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Additional Resources: Click Here for the List of “Sin’s Lying Ways”

Date: December 4, 2011Embrace Gospel-Motivated Obedience

Sermon Title: Embrace the Missing Foundation: Gospel-Motivated Obedience

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:17-24

Sermon Summary: Many people live on one extreme or the other, where Christianity is seen as a list of rules to control people and appease God, or seen as a tool used to license immorality and feel good about ourselves. It is neither. No, in fact, Christianity is about a relationship with God built on God’s unmerited favor given to his enemies. Through that Good News (Gospel means: The Good News), God accomplishes many things, including his giving us the motive and power to live righteous lives. Tune in to the sermon to embrace this important foundation. Check out the PDF file below for help in making righteous, Gospel-motivated choices in your life.

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Additional Resources: Click Here to Download the PDF

Date: November 27, 2011

Situation: No Public Worship: UC closed for Thanksgiving

Date: November 20, 2011

Situation: Special Thanksgiving Worship Service

Date: November 13, 2011

Ascend! Follow the Path of Jesus Christ

Situation: Pastor Darryl Handy preached for First Alliance Church in Franklin, NC.

Sermon Title: Ascend! Follow the Path of Jesus Christ

Sermon Text: Mark 1:14-22

Summary: Down with hypocrisy. Down with the false gospels of churchiness, good works, “fix yourself up,” “I’m avoiding judgment from Christians.” Up with the authentic, life-changing, life-giving, insanely beautiful and honest Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus said it himself, “repent and believe the Gospel.” Do you know what it is? Are you living according to it? Tune in with us…

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Sermon Video: Coming Soon

Date: November 13, 2011

Welcome Nick Cerda!

Guest Preacher: Nick Cerda, co-lead pastor from Summit Asheville

Sermon Title: The Righteousness and Holiness of God Leads Us to..

Summary: Summit Church in Asheville, NC is a sister church to Blue Ridge Community Church. We were so glad to have Pastor Nick Cerda worship with us that day. Tune in to hear his heart on God’s holiness and our response.

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Date: November 6, 2011

Tools for World Change Part III

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:11-16

Sermon Title: He’s Given Us Tool to Change the World (Part III)

Summary: One day, Christ will set all things straight. Until then, what are we here to do? The Church is not a social club, it’s got a role to play, battles to win and work to do. Listen in to hear God’s plan for our growth as his people.

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Date: October 30, 2011

Tools for World Change

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:8-10

Sermon Title: He’s Given Us Tool to Change the World (Part II)

Summary: God is at work in the world. He has been at work in the world for a very long time….in fact, since before there was a world. He continues to work in the world through people who yield their lives to Christ. Are you “IN?” Do you want to be used by God? Do you want the King of the Universe to lead your life by the Holy Spirit? Tune in to hear more…

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Date: October 23, 2011

You First

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Title: You First

Guest Preacher: Peter Swanson; Love Serves International

Summary: We were so glad to have Peter and his family join us for worship! They are engaged in such Christ-honoring ministry in the Dominican Republic and all over the world! Tune in to hear the heartbeat of this equipping ministry and one of its key leaders!

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Date: October 9, 2011

Stong and Unstained

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:7

Sermon Title: Strong and Unstained

Summary: In Christ, we have all we need. Not because we’re so cool, but because God is amazing. His choice, his grace, his purpose, his presence, his Church, the unity Christ brings; all these are amazing. Christ has also given tools to each Christian, they are strong, and they are lasting! Listen in with us…

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Date: October 2, 2011

Sermon Text: Isaiah 35

Guest Preacher: Allen Painter

Summary: God is perfect! He dwells in unapproachable light; but sin separates us from this holy God. What is the hope for those who are so tempted by and lost in sin? Listen in to find our one, true hope.

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Date: September 25, 2011

God's Grace Will Lead You - Part III

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:3-6

Sermon Title: Measure Up! God’s Grace Will Lead You – Part III

Summary: Jesus prayed for unity for all his followers. Still, church history show that unity is seldom cherished or fought for by Christians. Why does this happen? How do we return to Jesus’ heart on the matter? Ephesians 4 shows how God’s grace leads us there…

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Date: September 18, 2011

God's Grace Will Lead You!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:2

Sermon Title: Measure Up! God’s Grace Will Lead You Part II

Summary: Most Christians know that we “should” follow the commands of God and the teachings of Scripture. Still, when we’re honest, we’d all admit that sometimes following the teachings of Scripture seem like they won’t lead to the results we’re hoping for. Ephesians 4 gives us a clear look at the ways and fruit of following Christ according to the grace we’ve received in Him.

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Date: September 11, 2011

Measure Up!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:1

Sermon Title: Measure Up! God’s Grace Will Lead You

Summary: Christianity can seem very scary. The God of the Universe has called every person to be holy, follow Jesus and live for Him. Sadly, many people only hear the lofty calling and fail to understand the joy and freedom and peace that is clearly spelled out in Scripture that makes God’s calling not only bearable but desireable. Listen to Ephesians 4:1 and learn about God’s high calling and the basis we have for keeping it.

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Date: September 4, 2011

Plug In!

Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:14-21

Sermon Title: Plug In! The Power For Life Change is in God Alone

Summary: Life is busy, complex and difficult. Do you have what you need? Are you plugged into the source of strength for the things you face every day? When emergencies come are you tapped in to the source or are you living on borrowed time, daring catastrophe to strike because of your unpreparedness? Paul’s words and example serve as a clear call for us to plug in. The power we need is in God alone.

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Date: August 28, 2011

The Gospel Means: Even Me

Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:7-13

Sermon Title: The Gospel Means: Even Me

Summary: Can a former murderer be useful to God? How about a liar? A cheat? In the Gospel, there’s hope for every one of us to join the movement of God as he shines in the world. Because of Jesus, none of us has to be excluded. The Gospel Means: Even Me. Even You.

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Date: August 21, 2011

The High Cost and Stunning Beauty of the Gospel

Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:1-6

Sermon Title: The High Cost and Stunning Beauty of the Gospel

Summary: No nails, chains or even righteous barriers could silence this message. What are you doing with the Gospel? Have you believed it? Are you spreading it? Are you living in the freedom it brings? Listen in to this liberating message from Ephesians 3:1-6…

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Date: August 14, 2011

Thumbs Up!

Discussion Topic: Refreshing Our Vision

Summary: On this last weekend before the start of the new ministry season & new semester, we spent time reviewing the Vision, Mission & Objectives for BRCC. Every organization has a direction, not every organization has clear direction from God. Every church has clear direction from God; not every church is accomplishing God’s goals for the church. In the power that God provides, we want to be a church family that is faithful to fulfill God’s calling for our lives and our time together. Please feel free to look -at our story, our vision & mission, our objectives, and our values- for yourself! If you have any questions or comments, please contact us using the form found by clicking here.

Date: August 7, 2011

Built Together

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:22 (and other various Scriptures)

Discussion Title: Built Together

Summary: Would the Holy One of Heaven really want us to commit to a group of people when he can see the sins and failures, problems and hearts of each member? The answer is: YES! God has called us out of the world and into relationship with Jesus AND relationship with His people, the Church. Not only that, but the best way to be faithful to Christ is through expressed and obvious commitment to a grace-filled family: the local church. Whether you are part of this church or any other, or no other local church, take a look at this resource to consider the Biblical call to local church membership.

Biblical Teaching: Discussion Guide on Local Church Membership

Date: July 31, 2011

Real Answers Are in Christ Alone

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:11-22

Sermon Title: No More Band-Aids! Real Answers Are in Christ Alone

Summary: Not global hugs, not T-shirts, water bottles or conferences. No, merely human solutions can bring us the lasting change we need. Why? Because only Christ has dealt with our deepest, abiding needs & created the best structure for peace, hope & change.

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Date: July 24, 2011

Boast in Christ Alone

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:8-10

Sermon Title: He’s Rescued Us From Foolish Boasting

Summary: Not by finger-wagging or scolding, but by his own amazing character, commitments & actions; in Christ, God has accomplished for us what we could never possibly do for ourselves; He’s removed our ability to foolishly boast in self by saving us himself!

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Date: July 17, 2011

God's Grace Stops the Death March

Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:1-7

Sermon Title: God’s Grace Stops the Death March

Summary: Sin is real. It’s consequences are desperate but God has spoken and acted in love to stop the terrible pattern. How does your life line up with what God has said and done!? If you already believe that His grace is for you, what are you doing with the information you have? Listen in and consider carefully what the Bible teaches in Ephesians 2:1-7…

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Sermon Notes & Additional Resources: Sermon Notes & 3 Views of Sin

Date: July 9, 2011

The Church Out There

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Title: Church Out There

Summary: As a follow-up to last week’s challenge to get out and begin to see like Jesus saw and engage with the world around us, this week, we heard reports of how our “30 minutes'” (of observing and engaging the people around us) went. In addition to the reports, we talked about the hindrances and challenges to overcome so we can be fully Christ-like in our lives, every day, not just on special, “missional” days or planned outreach events. There was also a guided presentation that Pastor Darryl took us through to help think Biblically about how we see people and the world around us.

Additional Notes / Resources: Self-guided presentation (click the arrows to move ahead)

Date: July 2, 2011

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Title: Let’s Be The Church (for Others)

Summary: This week (due to scheduling constraints) we gathered in a different location and worked through a Small Group Study designed to help us become followers of Christ; not just in the way we talk and think, but also in the way we live, Monday through Saturday as well. We’re trying to take the truths that we have received from Ephesians 1 so far and apply them to our lives as well.

Additional Notes: Let’s Be The Church Together (For Others) (PDF)

Date: June 26, 2011

Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:18-23

He's Given Us His Amazing Hero

Sermon Title: He’s Given Us His Amazing Hero

Summary: Believing the Gospel (the Good News of Jesus Christ) does not merely bring a new group to associate with and new things to occupy your weekend for a couple hours. No, in the Gospel, those who believe have been offered something much more valuable than all that; we’ve been offered a Hero. Not just anybody’s hero, the Hero of Heaven and Earth and all the Universe! Want to see the beauty of this Hero? It’s hidden but available to you. Listen to hear more…

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Additional Notes: Sermon Notes // Our Amazing Hero (Some good Scriptures about Jesus’ awesomeness by Elliott Knoch)

Date: June 19, 2011

Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:15-17

He's Given Us Shepherds

Sermon Title: He’s Given Us Shepherds

Summary: Many of us have been privileged to have men and women who have invested in our lives so significantly that they have helped us grow in our faith and faithfulness. People who are committed to and work hard for the spiritual well-being of others are called shepherds. It’s not just the vocational pastors and well-known Christian leaders who are shepherds, but all who consistently invest themselves in the spiritual growth of others do a kind of shepherding. What does it say about God that He’s done this? What should we do in response? Read Ephesians 1 and listen in to find out!

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Additional Notes: Sermon Notes // Prayer & Encouragement Guide for Shepherds

Date: June 12, 2011

Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:13-14

Sealed!

Sermon Title: Sealed! Understand and Enjoy Life With the Holy Spirit

Summary: For many people, the Christian life is about rules, boredom and condemnation. For too many, abundant life and Christianity belong in completely different sentences. For God, however, the Christian life is to be lived primarily and consistently in the joyful presence, power and leading of the Holy Spirit. Ephesians says the Holy Spirit is the seal of God in the life of those who believe in Jesus. What does it take to get this seal? What benefit is there once you have it? Read Ephesians, listen in and find out!

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Date: June 5, 2011

Guest Preacher: Allen Painter

Sermon Text: Matthew 6

Sermon Title: The Disciples’ Prayer

Summary: “How should we pray?” What a huge question the first disciples asked Jesus. Like most everything Jesus did, his answer changed the world. It’s often called the Lord’s prayer because Christ, taught it, but the riches of this prayer are for us!

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Date: May 22, 2011

Biblical Focus: Praying the Great Commission

Praying the Great Commission

Specifically: Praying for Carley & her trip to Andhra Pradesh, India

Summary: We are committed to supporting local and global missions at BRCC. One of the ways we can do that is financially. Another huge way we do this is through prayer, encouragement and ongoing support of the missionary, team and work of God among the people we try to love. This weekend, instead of a sermon, there was an extended time of guided prayer among us at our weekly gathering.

Additional Notes: Click Here for a Guide on Praying the Great Commission

Date: May 15, 2011

Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:1-10

Unlocked! The Manifold Riches of Life in Christ

Sermon Title: Unlocked: The Manifold Riches of Life in Christ

Summary: Is there really any unique blessing to life as a Christian? Or, is it just that we who call ourselves Christians are really good at keeping rules and have crafted a new in-club for ourselves? God’s Word gives a clear answer and beckons all who would follow, to run after Jesus Christ through the fields of grace that God has planted in Christ.

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Date: May 8, 2011

Sermon Text: Mark 3:20-21; 31-35

Go Together or Go Alone...Together

Sermon Title: Go Together or Go Alone…Together

Summary: Family is such a blessing, isn’t it? The comfort, encouragement and strength that a family can provide are unparalleled in most of life. Unfortunately, the great potential for family to bless also leads to great destruction when the family fails. God has given a wonderful remedy for the pain and of family failure, check it out with us here…

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Date: May 1, 2011

Sermon Text: Mark 16:9-20

Wake Up! & Follow Jesus

Sermon Title: WAKE UP! & Follow Jesus

Summary: It could be that you’re about to start the most amazing season of your life where your intimacy and nearness with God give birth to fruitfulness in changing your world for Christ. I hope you want that like I do. Sadly, many people hold back from serving Christ fully because of the faulty thought processes (lies) that hold them back. Mark 16:9-20 gives strong answers to three (very common) lies so that you and I can be free to pursue and serve Jesus with great joy and freedom.

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Date: April 24, 2011 – Combined Worship Service with Christ Church of the Valley (Cashiers, NC)

Date: April 17, 2011

Before the Sun Rises

Sermon Text: Mark 16:1-8

Sermon Title: Before the Sun Rises

Summary: As long as we are human, uncertainty is part of life. Still, that doesn’t mean that uncertainty has to shipwreck our lives. Lessons from Mark 16 help us to respond to uncertainty with faithfulness and confidence!

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Date: April 12, 2011

Trust Only in the Lord

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 17:5-8

Sermon Title: Trust Only in the Lord

Summary: Trust is a very big deal. Who we trust and what we give in trust are some of the most important decisions of life. The decision to trust people vs. the Lord sounds obvious, but it is very difficult in reality. Jeremiah 17:5-8 makes a compelling case for which one to choose. [This message was given at WCU Cru on Tuesday Night.] I hope you’ll be blessed as you listen and learn the who, what, and why of putting our whole trust in the Lord.

Additional Resources: (PDFs) Worldly Patterns // Godly Patterns

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Date: April 10, 2011

The Death He Died

Sermon Text: Mark 15:42-47

Sermon Title: The Death He Died

Summary: Did Jesus really die? What difference does it make? Is it good enough to imagine that Jesus was just in a coma, asleep or even that his divinity overwhelmed his humanity at the point where most people would die? It makes a huge difference! In fact, God’s Word is very clear on the issue and God wants us to be clear on the issue as well. Listen to see why…

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Date: April 3, 2011

Access: Granted!

Sermon Text: Mark 15:38-41

Sermon Title: Access: Granted!

Summary: There’s a difference between confidence and carelessness. How do you approach God in prayer? In your life? How do you tell others to approach God? If you are confident, on what is your confidence based? If you are careless, be careful! An accurate view of God’s holiness obliterates any confidence we might have in approaching Him. Except for this: the veil was torn!

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Date: March 27, 2011

What Jesus Endured For Your Joy!

Sermon Text: Mark 15:22-37

Sermon Title: What Jesus Endured for Your Joy!

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Summary: How do we endure? There’s lots of tools to help us endure in life’s physical challenges. What is there to help us endure spiritual hard times that require so much? Mark 15:22-37 shows Jesus’ endurance and encourages us in our own challenges as well!

Date: March 13, 2011

Hell Does Not Break Loose

Sermon Text: Mark 15:15-21

Sermon Title: Hell Does Not Break Loose

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Summary: Earthquakes, economies, chaos; sometimes it’s hard to hold on to the hope that God is indeed the One in control. Mk 15 shows us that God was on His Throne in the time of earth’s worst catastrophe & points us to some ways God can be visibly enthroned now.

Date: March 6, 2011

Sermon / Message: For Jesus, Wisdom is Personal: An Introduction to the Book of Proverbs

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Date: February 27, 2011

Sermon / Message: 15 Minutes of Shame (Shared and Studied as a Small Group)

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Date: February 20, 2011

Even From Death, Life

Sermon Text: Mark 14:53-65

Sermon Title: Even From Death: Life!

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Summary: How do we respond when people we should trust fail us? What about when we’re being falsely accused? What about when we’re physically attacked? In His shining, and terrible hour, Jesus provided a powerful example for us to follow in His strength.

Date: February 13, 2011 – **Guest Preacher: Allen Painter**

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Title: Asaph’s Dilemma

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Summary: How can we pursue Jesus Christ with all our energy; especially when the world around us is so alluring?

Date: February 6, 2011

The Truth About Lies

Sermon Text: Mark 14:66-72

Sermon Title: The Truth About Lies

(Part 2 of 3 from the series: Linen, Lies & Life at the Trading Post)

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Summary: What’s it cost to tell the truth? Sometimes, very high. What is the cost of telling lies? Eternal. God puts a high value on loving, speaking and living by the truth. Mark 14 helps us see the high standard and God’s remedy for our failures.

Date: January 30, 2011

Linen, Lies and Life at the Trading Post

Sermon Text: Mark 14:51-52

Sermon Title: Linen, Lies & Life at the Trading Post

(Part 1 of 3 from the series: Linen, Lies &Life at the Trading Post)

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Summary: Every day we make crucial decisions; we’re trading one thing for another. We can’t retrieve the choices we make, no matter how hard we try. So the question is this: Will you choose to follow Jesus no matter the cost? He’s worth it!

Date: January 23, 2011

All Worship Sunday

Worship Team Swap with Christ Church of the Valley, Cashiers NC

Date: January 16, 2011

Sermon Text: Guest Preacher

Sermon Title: Guest from Chinese House Church

Sermon Audio: Coming Soon

Date: December 5, 2010

Cruisers Enjoy the Ride

Sermon Text: Mark 14:26-42

Sermon Title: Cruisers Enjoy the Ride

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Summary: What’s the difference between a super-long, exhausting trip and a super-long trip you enjoy? For drivers, the difference is cruise control. For Christians, the difference is living in God’s power versus your own. Mark 14:26-42 helps us see & learn.

November 21, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 14:22-25

Sermon Title: The Lord’s Supper & Communion

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November 14, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 14:12-21

Sermon Title: Jesus is the Light; Watch the Reflectors

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November 7, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 14:1-11

Sermon Title: Jesus: Mover of Men

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October 31, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 13:14-37

Sermon Title: Faithful Life at DEFCON-5

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October 24, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 13:9-13

Sermon Title: En Garde!

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October 17, 2010- **Fall Break for WCU**

Sermon Text: Various

Sermon Title: Extended, guided devotional discussion about

God’s glory shown in the Church

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October 10, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 13:1-8

Sermon Title: Christ-Followers Fix their Focus

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October 3, 2010-

Sermon Text: Various: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 20:25-27; Acts 20:24, Colossians 1:28-29, Titus 2:11-13

Sermon Title: Why Preach Apocalyptic (“End Times”) Passages?

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September 26, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:41-44

Sermon Title: Exalt the Incomparable Shepherd Part III (This Shepherd Looks at the Heart: Give Him Your All)

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September 19, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:38-40

Sermon Title: Exalt the Incomparable Shepherd Part II (This Shepherd Sees and Protects: Trust Him)

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September 12, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:35-37

Sermon Title: Exalt the Incomparable Shepherd (This Shepherd Is God and Man: Listen to Him)

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September 5, 2010-

Sermon Text: Mark 12:32-34

Sermon Title: I Accept!

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August 29, 2010 -

Sermon Text: Mark 12:31

Sermon Title: Lift High the Banner of God!

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August 22, 2010 -

Sermon Text: Mark 12:28-30

Sermon Title: Making First Things First

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June 13, 2010 – (At First Alliance Church, Franklin, NC)

Sermon Text: Luke 16:14-31

Sermon Title: Keeping “Up” With Jesus

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May 16, 2010 – (Alliance Bible Church, Dillsboro, NC)

Sermon Text: Luke 16:1-13

Sermon Title: Invest for Eternal Gains

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February 21, 2010 – (At First Alliance Church, Franklin, NC)

Sermon Text: Acts 16:6-10

Sermon Title: Missions is God’s Billboard to the World

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