FIRST – First 10
January 22, 2023
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

FIRST – First 10 This first month’s series of talks are called “first.” We are talking about priorities; things we should put first in our lives.   What is your plan to seek the king first this year? What is you plan for leading your family? What is your plan for the first day of the week? …

FIRST – Gathering. First Day
January 15, 2023

FIRST – Gathering. First Day Let’s see what God can do  Here we are, the 3rd Sunday of 2023. This first month this series of talks are called “first.” We are talking about priorities; things we should put first in our lives. Today I want to talk to you about giving God the first day of your week. We …

FIRST – Family First
January 8, 2023

FIRST – Family First This first month this series of talks are called “first.” We are talking about priorities, things that we should put first.   Last week the question to you was; what is your plan to get closer to God this year? The Scripture was Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of Go …

FIRST – Seek First the Kingdom
January 1, 2023
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Let’s see what God can do   Because this is the first day of the year, I want to talk to you about a very specific challenge. It’s one that we find in the sermon on the Mount.   Matthew 6:25  “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor …

Advent – Joy “I’ve got the joy!”
December 11, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Advent – Joy “I’ve got the joy!” We need joy but we seek after happiness. The world is selling happiness. Happiness is an emotion in response to the current outcome. Jesus offers something better than happiness. Jesus offers joy. Joy is spoken of many times in the New Testament and the common link i …

Advent – Love
December 4, 2022

Advent – Love In our world the powerful are insulated from the peons like us. But how does the all-powerful, all wise, all knowing, creator God relate to us sinners? John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life …

7 Letters – The church at Laodicea – The Lukewarm Church
November 20, 2022

7 Letters – The church at Laodicea – The Lukewarm Church We are finishing a seven-week series where we are focused on seven letters that were written to seven churches and are all recorded in the book of Revelation. These letters originated from Jesus but they were written by the hand of the apostle …

7 Letters – The Faithful church in Philadelphia
November 13, 2022

7 Letters – The Faithful church in Philadelphia The Old Testament story of Hagar is pertinent to our Scriptures today.   Genesis 16:13 So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” El Roi (Hebrew na …

7 Letters – The dead church at Sardis
November 6, 2022

7 Letters – The dead church at Sardis   Part of the culture of Sardis was overconfidence and smugness. This plays into the letter sent to this church.   Revelation 3:1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “ …

I am who you say I am – Adopted and Beloved
October 30, 2022

I am who you say I am – Adopted and Beloved.   I am what you say I am and I am your beloved.” Romans 5:5 …God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. 6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will sc …

Dear John 1 – Thyatira – A tolerant church –
October 23, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

We are in a series of messages looking at the seven letters in revelation 2–3. Seven letters written to seven different churches sent through the apostle John from Jesus himself.   The church at Ephesus had lost his first love even though they were doing great things. The church at Smyrna was u …

Dear John 1 – Pergamum – A compromising church – Revelation 2
October 16, 2022

We are in a series of talks called “7 letters.” These letters are found in revelation 2-3. They are letters written by the apostle John but they come from Jesus himself. When these letters were delivered to 7 churches and contained information to encourage them but it also contained instructions on …

Dear John 1 – Smyrna – A suffering church – Revelation 2:1
October 9, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Dear John 1 – Smyrna – A suffering church – Revelation 2:1 Let’s see what God can do The pastor of this congregation was most likely a discouraged man and was fighting for the life of his church and his people as he unwrapped this letter and read it. This church was suffering. Here is what he read; …

Seven Letters. Dear Ephesus – A loveless church – Revelation 2:1
October 2, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Seven Letters. Dear Ephesus – A loveless church – Revelation 2:1 Do any of you remember the joy of actually getting real mail? Paul in Ephesus Acts 19. It is now 95 A.D. – 43 years after the beginning of this mighty church and John sends the church a letter and has these words to say;  Revelation 2: …

Trash Talk – Shadrach and Company
September 25, 2022

Trash Talk: Sometimes we just need to stand up and talk to our enemies, our problems and our situations in the name of Jesus. This morning we’re going to travel about 580 years before the birth of Christ. I think that you’re going to see that what was going on then is not so different then what is g …

Trash Talk – There is a Higher Authority.
September 11, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Trash Talk – There is a Higher Authority.   Isaiah 54:17 …no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”   Weapo …

Trash Talk – A House of Prayer. Flipping Tables.
September 4, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Trash Talk – A House of Prayer. Flipping Tables. “Don’t make yourself comfortable at a table Jesus would have flipped over.”   Mark 11:15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple…   Mark 11:15 And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those w …

Sexual Discipleship – Forgiven
August 21, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Let’s see what God can do   In this series we’ve gone back to the beginning, to creation. We’ve also gone back to Jesus and looked at what he had to say. Jesus was the counterculture, he was a dissenter to the marriage and sexual practices of his day. For all who are interested in God’s original des …

Sexual Discipleship – You’ve heard it said
August 14, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

In our first week the main challenge was simply this; do you believe that in the beginning God created… created everything. That he is the creator of relationship and he is the creator of sex? That he designed it for a purpose and that when we violate his purpose, it is hurtful, it is sinful. As w …

Sexual Discipleship – In the beginning
August 7, 2022

Sexual Discipleship – In the beginning Here is our foundational understanding that we’re going to start with; that God created sex and he created it to be a good gift. We should never be ashamed to discuss what God was not ashamed to create.   We want to talk about the truth of Jesus and we wan …

Termites in the church walls – Love grown cold – separation of church and hate
July 31, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Termites in the church walls – Love grown cold – separation of church and hate Today we are going to look at the termite that begins with a heart that grows cold and shuts everyone else out and can eventually be a heart that harms other people.  1 John 3:11  For this is the message that you have hea …

Termites in the church walls – The AntiChrist
July 17, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Termites in the church walls – The AntiChrist 1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.  1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see wheth …

Termites in the church walls – Gideon and Idols
July 10, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Termites in the church walls – Gideon and Idols Termites. Those sneaky bugs who we usually can’t detect until some really bad damage has been done. We are talking about termites in the church walls, pesky critters eating away at our faith in Jesus. We started the series last week by looking at the t …

Termites in the church walls – The Bible
July 3, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

Termites in the church walls – The Bible Let’s see what God can do Have you ever had to deal with termites? They do more than $5 billion a year worth of damage to homes. They can also be in the church! At least a couple of times in the sermon on the Mount, Jesus addresses a potential termite; that G …

The Real Real – lead, follow or find a new way…Bold Pray-ers
June 26, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

The Real Real – lead, follow or find a new way…Bold Pray-ers One of the big ideas during this series of sermons has been that before you ever got here somebody was here preparing for you. And now it’s your turn – since you’re here – to prepare for the next person that is coming.   We need seed …

The Real Real – lead, follow or find a new way…Hesitant Heroes
June 19, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called. And every one of us who follow Jesus are called to be about our father’s business.  It was Jesus who once said; Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lor …

The Real Real – lead, follow or find a new way…Water Walkers
June 12, 2022
Pastor Brain Harrell

Here life principle that you will never escape; Jesus came and you got blessed. Jesus died and you got blessed. Jesus sacrificed and you got blessed. Jesus suffered and you got blessed. The real, real is this; now it’s our turn to sacrifice so someone else may be blessed. Genesis 12:2 And I will mak …

The Real Real – lead, follow or find a new way…
June 5, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

This month of June I want to talk to you about the real hopes and dreams and fears we have as a church that wants to change the world. Here is a spiritual and real life principle that you will never escape; Jesus died and you got blessed. The real, real is this; now it’s our turn to sacrifice to som …

The Name – El Roi – The Lord my shepherd
May 29, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

EL-Roi – the Lord is my shepherd. This is one of the most tenderest verses of Scripture written in the Bible. Psalm 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righte …

The Name – El Olam
May 22, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

The names of God; EL-Olam Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God (El Olam),     the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary;     his understanding is unsearchable.  Psalm 90:1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all genera …

The Name – Jesus
May 1, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

The Name – Jesus God has a name and his name isn’t God. Exodus 3:13 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he …

The Name – YAHWEH
April 24, 2022
Senior Pastor Brian Harrell

The Name – YAHWEH Let’s see what God can do! Have you ever been involved in picking out a name for a baby? Coming up with the right name is important; it’s like you’re writing your kids’ future. God has a name and his name isn’t God! Exodus 3:7 Then the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction …

2022 Easter
April 17, 2022
Senior Pastor Brain Harrell

2022 Easter This morning I want to take you to Peter’s first sermon. He begins with the bad news. This is bad news that they all knew about because they were there to see it.  Acts 2:22 (NIV) “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonder …

2022 GO!
April 10, 2022

2022 Go! The missing chapter: Acts 27 This generation of believers is responsible for this generation of unbelievers. What is your strategy to reach those who do not know Jesus Christ? Is your strategy effective? Do the demons tremble when you get up in the morning because you are dangerous to their …

I Surrender All Romans 8 statements … All Things Work Together
April 3, 2022
Brian Harrell

I Surrender All Romans 8 statements … All Things Work Together  In Romans 12 Paul gives what might be the first altar call aimed at surrendering all. Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, whic …

I Surrender All – Suffering & Revealed Glory
March 27, 2022
Brian Harrell

In Romans 12 Paul gives what might be the first altar call. Listen to what he says.… Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. When we surrender to Jesus we gain b …

I surrender all…I am for you
March 20, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

In Romans 12 Paul gives what might be the first altar call. Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Paul is asking for a surrender. Todays Point: we’re not just …

Walk to the Mess – Shame
March 13, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

Mark 5:25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. The problem with this woman is not just limited to something physical. In the time of the Ne …

Walk To The Mess – John 6 – He Knew What He Would Do
March 6, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

John 6 He knew what He would do. Jesus got to the place, before you got to the place, and has a plan in place, for that place. If you wondered what kind of church you are in today…it is a Jesus church John 3:31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and spe …

Walk to the Mess – The Safest and Most Dangerous Place in the World
February 27, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

27 February 2022 Walk to the mess – The Safest and Most Dangerous Place in the World  John 8:2-11 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placin …

Walk to the Mess – Personal Failure. Peter and Forgiveness.
February 20, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

Walk to the Mess Personal Failure.  Peter and Forgiveness. Let’s take a walk to the mess of personal failure. Disappointment in ourselves. Let’s bravely and resolutely walk to the sin that we have committed and let’s deal with it.  On the last night before the crucifixion, Jesus gathered all of his …

Walk to the Mess – The Empty Chair
February 13, 2022
Pastor Brian Harrell

Dear Jesus follower… Dear dyed in the wool church people… The message today is for you. If you don’t follow Jesus, you get a pass today!   Today we walk toward the mess of the empty chair, that empty space that is beside you every Sunday. There are 300,000 people in our immediate area that migh …

Camina hacia el lío – Dar – Generosidad
February 13, 2022

Dio sus pies para caminar hacia el desorden. Dio sus manos para servir en el lío. Dio su corazón para amar a la gente desordenada. Y nuestra generosidad nos escribe en la historia de lo que Dios está haciendo en este mundo. La generosidad es absurda porque se basa en una promesa sobrenatural de Dios …