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Godliness with Contentment - John Bouquet

August 12, 2018

A study from 1 Timothy 6:3-8 "Godliness with Contentment"
Addressing Spiritual Struggles
Paul instructs Timothy, "Godliness with contentment is a great gain." Where in our lives do we need to find this proper balance? slideshow PDF


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The Care of Widows - John Bouquet

August 05, 2018

A study from 1 Timothy 5:2-6 "The Care of Widows"
Addressing Spiritual Struggles
Paul instructs young Timothy on how the Church has a unique opportunity to care for each other in ways the world should admire. Specifically, the Church must take serious its role to protect and provide for widows and the fatherless. slideshow PDF


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Why Did You Doubt? - John Bouquet

August 05, 2018

A study from Matthew 14:22-33 "Why Did You Doubt?"
How many times have all of us allowed doubt and fear to consume us? Storms are designed by God to help us see Jesus as our Rescuer. slideshow PDF


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The "Why" Matters - Sam Speck

July 22, 2018

A Study in Psalm 37 - The "Why" Matters
As Christians, why should we do the things we are called to do? Does our motivation even matter?


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Spiritual Confusion - John Bouquet

July 15, 2018

A study from 1 Timothy 4:1-5 "Spiritual Confusion"
Addressing Spiritual Struggles
The culture we are living in today is confused about many things. How should the Christian community respond? slideshow PDF


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Choosing Christ Over Circumstances - Sam Speck

July 08, 2018

A Study in Psalm 37:1-7 - Choosing Christ Over Circumstances
We have choices to make everyday, and the world seeks to pull us away from Christ. We must be diligent to choose the life that is found in our Savior!


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Christianity In the Republic - Dave Zanotti

July 08, 2018

Christianity In the Republic
Guest Speaker: David Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable.
He discusses what believers' role should be in our country.


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Behavior In the Church - John Bouquet

June 24, 2018

A study from 1 Timothy 3:14-16 "Behavior In the Church"
Addressing Spiritual Struggles
In this passage of scripture, Paul addresses how believers should behave inside the body of Christ. slideshow PDF


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Holy Hands - John Bouquet

June 17, 2018

A study from 1 Timothy 2:1-8 "Holy Hands"
Addressing Spiritual Struggles
If Christians were surveyed about what the church's number one priority should be, there would be a multitude of answers. However, Paul tells Timothy that prayer should be "first of all." slideshow PDF


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Addressing Spiritual Struggles - John Bouquet

June 10, 2018

A study from 1 Timothy 1:18-20 "Addressing Spiritual Struggles"
Addressing Spiritual Struggles
This summer's sermons will be from 1 and 2 Timothy. Each week will visit one chapter, pulling out highlights of each one. slideshow PDF


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Turning Back Those Who Wander - John Bouquet

June 03, 2018

A study from James 5:17-20 "Turning Back Those Who Wander"
The Book of James
The final message from our study of the book of James examines the exhortation to believers to once again respond to their calling of delivering the Gospel to others. slideshow PDF


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Reopen the Wells - John Bouquet

May 27, 2018

A study from Genesis 26:15-33 "Reopen the Wells"
What can we learn from the importance of wells in the book of Genesis, and how can we apply that to our spiritual condition today? slideshow PDF


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Suffering, Sickness, and Joy - John Bouquet

May 20, 2018

A study from James 5:13-28 "Suffering, Sickness, and Joy"
The Book of James
Today's sermon deals with the Bible's instruction for how to deal with suffering, sickness, and the guilt of sin. slideshow PDF


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The Coming of the Lord - John Bouquet

May 13, 2018

A study from James 5:7-12 "The Coming of the Lord"
The Book of James
We can all relate to having a feeling of impatience or restlessness. This portion of James gives two examples of patience to teach us about waiting. slideshow PDF


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Self-Indulgence - John Bouquet

May 06, 2018

A study from James 5:1-6 "Self-Indulgence"
The Book of James
It may appear on the surface that this is a message against riches and wealth, but rather it is a strong appeal against the pursuit of things, pleasure, or prestige. slideshow PDF


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Worship Is Worth It - Jimmi Delay

April 29, 2018

A study from James 4:11-17 "Worship Is Worth It"
On the day the our church installs a Pastor of Worship and Discipleship, this message takes a look at what God the Father expects from us, His worshippers.


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When Circumstances Take Your Call - Sam Speck

April 22, 2018

A Study in Haggai 1:1-15 - When Circumstances Tak Your Call
We often allow the circumstances of our lives to steal away the call God has placed on our lives, but God wants to draw our focus back to Him.


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Arrogance - John Bouquet

April 15, 2018

A study from James 4:11-17 "Arrogance"
The Book of James
A continuation of last week's sermon, today's passage speaks about the our tendency toward self-importance, which James goes so far as to name 'arrogance'. slideshow PDF


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Insults, Slander, and Pride - John Bouquet

April 08, 2018

A study from James 4:11-12 "Insults, Slander, and Pride"
The Book of James
James rebukes spiritual pride. He confronts his audience about slander and insults, naming it arrogance. powerpoint


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Angels On Guard - John Bouquet

April 01, 2018

A Study in Matthew 28:1-7 - Angels On Guard
In all four Gospel accounts of the tomb of Jesus, there are angelic sentinels who guard the vacant place where the body of Jesus once was laid. We will investigate the scriptures to discover the purpose of these angels. powerpoint


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Behold, Your King is Coming to You - John Bouquet

March 25, 2018

A Study in Matthew 21:1-11 - Behold, Your King Is Coming to You
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, people celebrated and praised Him. But what was their reaction when He wasn't the kind of king they were expecting? powerpoint


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Going Astray - Sam Speck

March 18, 2018

A Study in Hebrews 3:7-14 - Going Astray
This passage of Scripture warns us multiple times not to harden our hearts. We must strive with one another and hold firmly to Christ to fight against the deceitfulness of sin.


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Follow the Cloud - Bruce Lengeman

March 11, 2018

Follow the Cloud
Guest Speaker: Bruce Lengeman.
Bruce and his wife Ruthie share testimony of how they followed the leading of the Holy Spirit to accomplish His will and to grow closer to each other.


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Submit to God - John Bouquet

March 04, 2018

A study from James 4:7-10 "Submit to God"
The Book of James
James writes to those who have been trapped in the addiction of self-righteousness and the pleasures of this world, and calls them them to recovery. powerpoint


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Friend of the World... Enemy of God - John Bouquet

February 25, 2018

A study from James 4:1-6 "Friend of the World... Enemy of God"
The Book of James
There are four roots in temptation given in today's scripture. Once we understand the cause, we can make a battle plan to win! powerpoint


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A Key to Right Talk is Right Thought - John Bouquet

February 18, 2018

A study from James 4:1-6 "A Key to Right Talk is Right Thought"
The Book of James
If we wish to speak wisdom, where does it need to start? powerpoint


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The Fragrance of Life - John Bouquet

February 11, 2018

The Fragrance of Life
2018 Theme: Discover Life... Everlasting
Every person has a fragrance about themselves, whether inviting or repelling. Today's scripture gives us the choice to have a fragrance of life or a fragrance of death. powerpoint


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Big Faith, Bigger God - Sam Speck

February 04, 2018

A Study in Judges 4 - Big Faith, Bigger God
God has placed a call on each and every one of our lives. We can be used by God to accomplish His purpose if we are willing to have faith in our big God!


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The Spirit Gives Life - John Bouquet

January 28, 2018

A Study in John 6:60-71 -The Spirit Gives Life
2018 Theme: Discover Life... Everlasting
Jesus explained to His followers the weaknesses of walking in your body and focusing solely on yourself. We must learn to walk out our spirituality in our bodies, minds, and actions. powerpoint


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What is Your Life? - John Bouquet

January 21, 2018

What Is Your Life?
2018 Theme: Discover Life... Everlasting
The things we worry about in our lives are usually not the things that have eternal importance. God calls us to live according to His priorities. powerpoint


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Discover Life... Everlasting - John Bouquet

January 14, 2018

A Study in John 10:7-12 - Discover Life... Everlasting
2018 Theme: Discover Life... Everlasting
Kicking off the theme for this year, we take a look at what is stealing, killing, and destroying peoples' lives. powerpoint


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The Importance of Redemption - Sam Speck

January 07, 2018

A Study in Acts 13:13-52 - The Importance of Redemption
What characterizes great men and women of faith is that they never forgot the Gospel and what Jesus Christ saved them from.


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Spoken By the Prophets - John Bouquet

December 31, 2017

Spoken By the Prophets Christmas 2017 Series
The book of Matthew is focused on showing that Jesus was the Messiah foretold by the many prophets that God provided in Israel's history. powerpoint


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Conflict Is Inevitable - John Bouquet

December 24, 2017

Conflict Is Inevitable Christmas 2017 Series
The stoy of Jesus is one in which conflict is inevitable. No one should ever tell you that following Jesus is easy. It is difficult and dangerous, but is also eternally rewarding. powerpoint


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Timing Is Managed By God - John Bouquet

December 17, 2017

Timing Is Managed by God Christmas 2017 Series
God is supremely in charge of the timing of the events in this world; the Christmas story is a perfect example of this. powerpoint


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Fulfilled As Was Spoken By the Prophet - John Bouquet

December 10, 2017

A Study in Matthew 1:18-25 - Fulfilled As Was Spoken By the Prophet Christmas 2017 Series
The prophets of the Old Testament declared that a Messiah was coming, but as the centuries went on, the people's faith waned and they lost hope. Then came the angel of the Lord! powerpoint


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I Say To You "Get Up" - Carlos Campo

December 10, 2017

A Study in Mark 5:21-43 - I Say To You "Get Up"
Guest Speaker: Dr. Carlos Campo, President of Ashland University.
There are times that unexpected moments come up in our lives that aren't part or our plan; but God doesn't see them as distractions, but as opportunities.


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No One Can Tame The Tongue - John Bouquet

November 26, 2017

A study from James 3:7-12 "No One Can Tame the Tongue"
The Book of James
With the same tongue, we can both bless God and curse people. As believers, we shouldn't be living this kind of hypocrisy. powerpoint


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The Woman at the Well - John Bouquet

November 19, 2017

A Study in John 4:3-18 - (Breaking Barriers) The Woman At the Well
Are we as believers stepping up to the plate to transcend barriers and make relationships happen, in order to deliver the message of Truth?


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Walking Worthy In Our Culture - Sam Speck

November 12, 2017

A Study in Ephesians 4:17-32 - Walking Worthy In Our Culture
We as believers are called to put off the old self and be transformed by the Gospel.


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Walking Worthy With the Church - Sam Speck

November 05, 2017

A Study in Ephesians 4:1-16 - Walking Worthy With the Church
The Church, globally, is the "Body of Christ." Each believer has a unique place and function in the body.


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They Did Not Receive a Love of the Truth - John Bouquet

October 29, 2017

A study from 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 "They Did Not Receive a Love of the Truth"
Missions Conference 2017
The Holy Spirit is a restrainer of evil in this world. What will happen after the rapture when evil is allowed to act unrestrained? powerpoint


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Departing from the Faith - John Bouquet

October 22, 2017

A study from 1 Timothy 4:1-5 "Departing from the Faith"
Missions Conference 2017
One reason for us to contend for the faith is that many are leaving the faith. powerpoint


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The Faith Once Delivered for the Saints - John Bouquet

October 08, 2017

A study from John 12:20-28 "The Faith That Was Once Delivered to the Saints"
Missions Conference 2017
This message continues on our missions theme, "Contend for the Faith." powerpoint


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The Tongue Is a Fire (Part 2) - John Bouquet

September 24, 2017

A study from James 3:1-6 "The Tongue Is a Fire (Part 2)"
The Book of James
The tongue is a powerful member of the body, which is why it is so important that we learn to tame it. powerpoint


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The Tongue Is a Fire (Part 1) - John Bouquet

September 10, 2017

A study from James 3:1-6 "The Tongue Is a Fire (Part 1)"
The Book of James
The tongue can be used as a tool of instruction in the Word, but also as a tool of destruction. Those who preach and teach the Word are held to an even higher level of accountability. powerpoint


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Salvation - Joe Keim

September 03, 2017

Salvation
Joe Keim, of Mission to Amish People (MAP Ministry) delivers a message examining what it truly means to be born again.


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Faith Active in Works - John Bouquet

August 13, 2017

A study from James 2:20-26 "Faith Active in Works"
The Book of James
James uses the example of Abraham and Isaac to show the importance of good works flowing out of genuine faith. powerpoint


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Nations in the Crosshairs - Joe Maggelet

August 13, 2017

A Study in Jeremiah 31:10 - Nations in the Crosshairs
Guest Speaker: Joe Maggelet, chaplain at Ashland University.
The Gentile nations are obligated by God to support and assist Israel when God reestablishes Her. powerpoint


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Faith Without Works Is Dead - John Bouquet

July 30, 2017

A study from James 2:14-20 "Faith Without Works Is Dead"
The Book of James
While no amount of good deeds can save a person's soul, a genuine salvation by faith should always result in good works. powerpoint


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Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment - John Bouquet

July 23, 2017

A study from James 2:7-13 "Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment"
The Book of James
Because the loving mercy of God overcomes His righteous judgment, we as followers of Christ should be able to show mercy to others. powerpoint


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The God Standard - Eric Abel

July 16, 2017

A Study in Micah 6:8 - The God Standard
God gives us a standard of how we should live our lives: do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.


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Rich in Faith - John Bouquet

July 09, 2017

A study from James 2:1-6 "Rich in Faith"
The Book of James
James instructs us to show no favoritism in the church between one person and another. powerpoint


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The Stone the Builders Rejected - Dave Zanotti

July 02, 2017

The Stone the Builders Rejected
Guest Speaker: David Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable.
In Luke chapter 20, Jesus directly quotes Psalm 118, applying it to Himself after he told the parable of the tenants of the vineyard.


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Pure Religion - John Bouquet

June 25, 2017

A study from James 1:26-27 "Pure Religion"
The Book of James
James writes that if we are to have a pure religion, we must visit widows and orphans, and keep ourselves unstained by the world. powerpoint


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The Perfect Law of Liberty - John Bouquet

June 18, 2017

A study from James 1:23-25 "The Perfect Law of Liberty"
The Book of James
Today's message continues with a continued look at last week's scripture. powerpoint


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Be Doers of the Word - John Bouquet

June 11, 2017

A study from James 1:19-25 "Be Doers of the Word"
The Book of James
This message focuses on a well-known statement from the book of James: "be doers or the word and not hearers only". powerpoint


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Lured and Enticed by Desire - John Bouquet

June 11, 2017

A study from James 1:13-16 "The One Who Doubts"
The Book of James
Today's study takes a look at temptation. When we are enticed by evil, what is the source of that temptation? powerpoint


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The One Who Doubts - John Bouquet

May 28, 2017

A study from James 1:6-12 "The One Who Doubts"
The Book of James
Trials are part of ours lives as believers. It is during these trials that God comes to our rescue. powerpoint


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The Testing of Your Faith (Part 2) - John Bouquet

May 28, 2017

A study from James 1:1-5 "The Testing of Your Faith"
The Book of James
Today's passage states that the testing of their faith is a benefit to believers. powerpoint


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The Testing of Your Faith - John Bouquet

May 14, 2017

A study from James 1:1-5 "The Testing of Your Faith"
The Book of James
There are a number of difficult areas in the Christian life where we battle being consistent with our relationship to the Lord Jesus and with others. powerpoint


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The Importance of Prayer - Sam Speck

May 07, 2017

A Study in John 17 - The Importance of Prayer
Prayer is in important part of the Christian life, and yet there are many believers who overlook it. This message examines the model of the prayer life of Jesus Christ.


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This Same Jesus - John Bouquet

April 30, 2017

A study from Acts 1:4-11 "This Same Jesus"
The King Is Coming
After the resurrection, just before Jesus ascends to heaven he leaves instructions with His disciples that could be summed up with three words: Wait, Witness, and Watch. powerpoint


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My Lord and My God - John Bouquet

April 23, 2017

A study from John 20:19-29 "My Lord and My God"
The King Is Coming
Thomas, one of Jesus' twelve close disciples, did not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead until he saw Him with his own eyes. There are many insights we can gain from this example of doubt turning to belief. powerpoint


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Christ May Be All In All - John Bouquet

April 16, 2017

A study from 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 "Christ May Be All In All"
The King Is Coming
The resurrection of Christ was only the beginning of things yet to come. His fast-approaching Kingdom must give us a different perspective on the world we are living in. powerpoint


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Innocence On Trial - John Bouquet

April 09, 2017

A study from Luke 23:1-25 "Innocence On Trial"
The King Is Coming
Jesus was put on trial in front of both Pilate and Herod. Even though they both found him blameless, he was punished nonetheless. powerpoint


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A Colt, the Symbol of Peace - John Bouquet

April 02, 2017

A study from Matthew 21:1-13 "A Colt, the Symbol of Peace"
The King Is Coming
The beginning of our 5-part Easter series, this message takes a look at meaning of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. powerpoint


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Offerings to the Lord in Righteousness - John Bouquet

March 26, 2017

A Study in Malachi 3:1-12 - Offerings To The Lord In Righteousness
God speaks through the prophet Malachi, saying that His people have robbed Him. How is that possible? Through tithes and offerings. powerpoint


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Thankfulness - Peter Verkaik

March 19, 2017

A Study in Luke 17:11-19 - Thankfulness
Guest Speaker: Peter Verkaik, a Word of Life missionary to Canada.
One out of ten healed lepers returned to thank Jesus. Are you like the one or like the nine?


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The Law of First Fruits - John Bouquet

March 05, 2017

A Study in Proverbs 3:9-10 - The Law of First Fruits
What does it mean to honor the Lord with your first fruits? powerpoint


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Be Like Jesus in Ambition - John Bouquet

February 26, 2017

A study from Colossians 1:24-29 "Be Like Jesus In Ambition"
Today's scripture describes for us what should be the ambition of every believer in Christ. powerpoint


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Be Like Jesus when He Struggles - John Bouquet

February 19, 2017

A study from Matthew 26:36-46 "Be Like Jesus When He Struggles"
Have you ever been overwhelmed to the point of exhaustion? This sermon studies what Jesus did when He got to that point. powerpoint


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Be Like Jesus in Love - John Bouquet

February 12, 2017

A study from Ephesians 4:2 "Be Like Jesus In Love"
Today's text admonishes us to pour ourselves out for each other with acts of love. What exactly does that look like? powerpoint


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Chad's Cashews - Eric Abel

February 05, 2017

A Study in 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 - Chad's Cashews
Life is often filled with challenges and triumphs, and often at the same time. We can know that we can rely on The King, who has adopted us into His royal family.


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Be Like Jesus in Your Behavior - John Bouquet

January 29, 2017

A study from Mark8:27-38 "Be Like Jesus In Your Behavior"
How do we follow Jesus? The Lord tells us in this scripture. powerpoint


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Do No Fear, Only Believe - John Bouquet

January 22, 2017

A study from Mark 5:35-43 "Do Not Fear, Only Believe"
God can do exceedingly and abundantly more than what we could expect -- if we only believe. powerpoint


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Resolve to Be Like Jesus - Sam Speck

January 08, 2017

A Study in Matthew 18:1-9 - Resolve to Be Like Jesus
Many people make New Years resolutions to improve themselves with each new year. The plan for how to improve your life of Godliness and greatness in the kingdom of heaven is outlined in the Bible.


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Come Up and Sit With Him - John Bouquet

January 01, 2017

A study from Acts 8:26-39 "Come Up and Sit with Him"
What is your plan for how you will live a life of godliness this new year? powerpoint


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Glorifying and Praising God - John Bouquet

December 25, 2016

A Study in Luke 2:15-20 - The Christ
The message of the manger is always the reason for the season. powerpoint


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The Baby Leaped For Joy - John Bouquet

December 18, 2016

A Study in Luke 1:39-56 - The Baby Leaped For Joy
The song Mary sang when she visited Elizabeth shows how she viewed the miracle of the Christ growing inside her. powerpoint


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The Christ - John Bouquet

December 11, 2016

A Study in Matthew 1:17-25 - The Christ
In Matthew's Gospel, the story of the birth of Jesus is told in a way that emphasizes that Jesus is the King of the Jews. powerpoint


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Hope Purifies - John Bouquet

December 04, 2016

A Study in 1 John 3:1-3 - Hope Purifies
Everyone who has the hope of Christ purifies themselves, just as Christ is pure. What does that mean? powerpoint


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The Image of the Invisible God - John Bouquet

December 04, 2016

A Study in Colossians 1:15-19 - The Image of the Invisible God
On this first Sunday in Advent, we focus on what it means that Jesus was the "Firstborn of His kind." powerpoint


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Thanks Giving - John Bouquet

November 20, 2016

A Study in Psalm 100 - Thanks Giving
At Thanksgiving, we traditionally recount things that we are thankful for. But was does the Bible say about giving thanks to God?


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Putting On Righteousness - Sam Speck

November 13, 2016

A Study in Colossians 3:1-17 - Putting On Righteousness
In the midst of this crazy world we are called to be imitators of Christ, putting sin aside, and putting on righteousness.


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Render to Caesar - John Bouquet

November 13, 2016

A study from Matthew 22:15-22 "Render to Caesar"
Continuing the "Government Versus God" theme from last week, we look to a scripture showing what happened when the opposition tried to trap Jesus between conflicting powers: church and state. powerpoint


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The Government vs. God - John Bouquet

October 30, 2016

A study from John 19:1-13 "The Government vs. God"
Many watching the election process feel it is a tug of war between God and government. A right understanding of "Authority" will give us a right understanding of the proper place of the government. powerpoint


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Truth Has Stumbled In the Public Square - John Bouquet

October 23, 2016

A Study in Isaiah 59:14-19- Truth Has Stumbled in the Public Squares
God calls His people to hold truth high. We need personal and corporate resolve to restore justice, invite righteousness back to center stage, and allow truth to stand tall again. powerpoint


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The Great Commission - Dave Zanotti

October 09, 2016

The Great Commission
Guest Speaker: David Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable.
We as believers are called to reach others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


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Following Christ Completely - Butch Jarrell

October 02, 2016

A study from Luke 5:1-11
Missions Conference 2016
Guest Speaker: Butch Jarrell, missionary to Brazil.
Are you a follower of Christ? If so, are you following Him casually, closely, or completely?


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God Is In Control - Sam Speck

September 25, 2016

A Study in 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 and 20:1-30 - God Is In Control
God uses ordinary people like us to do extraordinary things--if we will only follow Him!


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The Church's Great Commission - Mike Eaton

September 18, 2016

The Church's Great Commission
Guest Speaker: Mike Eaton, former pastor at Bethel, now senior pastor at Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Candor, NY.
What is the purpose of the church, and what is your role in accomplishing that purpose? Jesus commissions His disciples with three things: going, baptizing, and teaching.


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Strength and Weakness on Display - John Bouquet

September 11, 2016

A Study in Judges 14:1-9 - Strength and Weakness on Display
While we can see the Holy Spirit coming alongside Samson giving him great strength, we can also see Samson ignoring his Nazarite vow and making himself unclean. powerpoint


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Samson, Careless in His Vow - John Bouquet

September 04, 2016

A Study in Judges 13:3-24 - Samson, Careless in His Vow
Samson had a Nazarite vow to be set apart and sanctified solely for God. Like any vow made before God, it is a serious matter; we take such matters much too lightly in our culture. powerpoint


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Introduction to Samson - John Bouquet

August 28, 2016

A Study in Judges 13:1-4 - Introduction to Samson
This message serves as an introduction to the next few weeks in which we will examine the life of Samson. powerpoint


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The Greatness of God - Sam Speck

August 21, 2016

A Study in Psalm 104 - The Greatness of God
As Christians we need to have a right understanding of who the God of the Universe is and how great he truly is. We need to see that He is actively involved in this world, in the big things, the little things, and in our own personal lives.


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As A Man Is, So Is His Strength - John Bouquet

August 14, 2016

A Study in Judges 8:18-35 - As A Man Is, So Is His Strength
Right on the heels of Gideon leading God's people in defeating their enemy, Gideon falls into a trap of greed, which affects him and his family for generations. How does inconsistency in leading a godly life affect us in the church today? powerpoint


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Gideon Feared His Father's House - John Bouquet

July 31, 2016

A Study in Judges 6:25-32 - He Feared His Father's House
Gideon is often remembered for taking 300 men, in faith, to defeat the entire Midianite army. However, today's passage describes a mission from God that took perhaps even more courage: confronting the sin of his own family. powerpoint


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Gideon - John Bouquet

July 24, 2016

A Study in Judges 6:11-24 - Mighty Gideon?
How could Gideon be called a mighty man of valor? Because of the power of God! powerpoint


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The Lord Is With You, Mighty Warrior - John Bouquet

July 10, 2016

A Study in Judges 6:11-24 - The Lord is With you, Mighty Warrior
What will it take to bring us to a point of crying out to God? powerpoint


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How To Make America Godly Again - Dave Zanotti

July 03, 2016

How to Make America Godly Again
Guest Speaker: David Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable.
The key to restoration of godliness in our country is simple. Based on the passage from John, the focus is not on us, but on Jesus Christ.


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Into the Hand of a Woman - John Bouquet

June 26, 2016

A Study in Judges 4 - Into the Hand of a Woman
God will use whomever is willing and available. God raised up a general to lead the Israelites against Sisera, but when that general hesitated, God used a woman who was willing to do the task. powerpoint


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Leading In Discipleship - Sam Speck

June 19, 2016

A Study in 2 Timothy 1:1-14 - Leading in Discipleship
Just as Paul called Timothy to lead others in salvation and discipleship, so also are we called to do the same with our children, families, friends, and everyone in our sphere of influence.


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Leading a Nation Back to God - John Bouquet

June 05, 2016

A Study in Judges 1:1-3:5 - Leading a Nation Back to God
This message kicks off an extended study in the book of Judges. The spiritual state of the people of Israel during this period in the old testament is a great reflection of the spiritual state of our country today. powerpoint


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For the Glory of God - John Bouquet

May 29, 2016

A Study in John 11:1-57 - For the Glory of God
Portraits In the Gospel of John
In the raising of Lazarus from the dead, we learn that it is all for the Glory of God. powerpoint


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A Man Who Was Blind From Birth - John Bouquet

May 22, 2016

A Study in John 9:1-14 - A Man Who Was Blind From Birth
Portraits In the Gospel of John
As illustrated in the miraculous healing of this blind man, God can be glorified through every circumstance in our lives. powerpoint


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Caught - John Bouquet

May 15, 2016

A Study in John 8:2-12 - Caught!
Portraits In the Gospel of John
When Jesus was confronted by the pharisees with a woman caught in adultery, he did not condemn her, but offered her redemption. We all can be caught in sin, but we all also are offered redemption from our sins. powerpoint


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When Jesus Saw Him Lying There - John Bouquet

May 15, 2016

A Study in John 5:1-15 - When Jesus Saw Him Lying There
Portraits In the Gospel of John
The interaction discussed this week is when Jesus healed a disabled man by the pool of Bethesda. powerpoint


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She Left Her Water Pot - John Bouquet

May 01, 2016

A Study in John 4:27-42 - She Left Her Water Pot
Portraits In the Gospel of John
Two weeks ago, we studied the interaction of Jesus with the woman at the well. Today we return to that story, looking at the effects of that conversation. powerpoint


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Living As Confident Christians - Sam Speck

April 24, 2016

A Study in Hebrews 10:17-25 - Living as Confident Christans
Today's message is delivered by Bethel's new pastor to families with youth, Pastor Sam Speck. This message examines what the Bible says about what we as believers should have confidence in, and what we should then do with those confidences.


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The Woman at the Well - John Bouquet

April 17, 2016

A Study in John 4:1-26 - The Woman at the Well
Portraits In the Gospel of John
Jesus meets a Samaritan woman who would normally be completely avoided by jews. But Jesus speaks with her about water, worship, and witness, which radically changes her life because she believes and spreads the word to her community. powerpoint


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Nicodemus, the Teacher - John Bouquet

April 10, 2016

A Study in John 3:1-15 - Nicodemus, the Teacher
Portraits In the Gospel of John
Nicodemus was part of the Jewish "religious establishment". Although a powerful religious leader, he was still a searching individual who went to Jesus for answers. powerpoint


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A Rugged Man, A Simple Message - John Bouquet

April 03, 2016

A Study in John 1: 6-9, 19-23 - A Rugged Man, A Simple Message
Joy for the Journey
John the Baptist was not a typical preacher; he didn't live, look, or eat like the other people in his culture. But his message of repentance was clear, and he deliberately pointed others toward Jesus. powerpoint


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Learning Contentment - John Bouquet

March 20, 2016

A Study in Philippians 4:10-19 - Learning Contentment
Joy for the Journey
The church at Philippi had every reason in the world to protect their own interests, yet they saw a need for their spiritual leader and they gave despite their poverty. powerpoint


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Think About These Things - John Bouquet

March 13, 2016

A Study in Philippians 4:8-9- Think About These Things
Joy for the Journey
Our culture, when evaluating a statement, philosophy, or action, often asks "Does it feel good?" or "Does it work?" However, the proper question for a believer to ask is "Is it true?" powerpoint


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Let Your Requests Be Made Known To God - John Bouquet

March 06, 2016

A Study in Philippians 4:6-9- Let Your Requests Be Made Known God
Joy for the Journey
Do you ever worry? Most of us would answer with a resounding "Yes." How would our lives change if we invested more time into praying about our overwhelming concerns and less time worrying? powerpoint


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Stand Firm In The Lord - John Bouquet

February 21, 2016

A Study in Philippians 4:1-5 - Stand Firm In The Lord
Joy for the Journey
The final chapter of Philippians begins with three thoughts: standing firm, resolving conflicts, and being full of the joy of the Lord. powerpoint


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He Is Able To Subdue All Things - John Bouquet

February 14, 2016

A Study in Philippians 3:17-21 - He Is Able To Subdue All Things
Joy for the Journey
Any time the message of the cross of Christ is brought into this world's culture, economics, or government, the world will react adversely. Why? Their minds are on worldly pursuits. powerpoint


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Press Onward, Forward, and Upward - John Bouquet

February 07, 2016

A Study in Philippians 3:12-16 - Press Onward, Forward, and Upward
Joy for the Journey
Dwelling on regrets and past failures is where most people spend their time. But Paul's advice to the Philippian church as a whole was "forgetting those things that are behind." powerpoint


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Are You Ready For A Fresh Start? - Matt Miller

January 24, 2016

Are You Ready For A Fresh Start?
Guest speaker Matt Miller, the member-at-large on the Ashland City Council. His message details how we are never to young or too old to give our lives a fresh start by spiritual rebirth through faith in Jesus Christ.


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The Excellence of the Journey - John Bouquet

January 17, 2016

A Study in Philippians 3:8-11 - The Excellence of the Knowledge
Joy for the Journey
Ambition is a great thing for a person to have. It can also be a detriment if it is driving one to the wrong cause. Our ambition needs to be directed toward the things of God. powerpoint


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Watch Out - John Bouquet

January 10, 2016

A Study in Philippians 3:1-4 - Watch Out!
Joy for the Journey
When we see someone in immediate danger, we tell them to "Watch out!" It is no different in today's scripture; Paul warns members of the church in Philippi to be on alert for those whose ideas are as dangerous as a wild dog. powerpoint


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Self-Less Service - John Bouquet

January 03, 2016

A Study in Philippians 2:19-30 - Self-Less Service
Joy for the Journey
When Jesus comes into your life, the battle rages between selfishness and service for Christ's sake. We are called to sacrificial service. powerpoint


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Keep Yourselves From Idols - John Bouquet

December 27, 2015

A Study in 1 John 5:18-21 - Keep Yourselves From Idols
While blatant literal idol worship is not common in our society, there are more subtle idols we need to beware of. powerpoint


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God With Us - John Bouquet

December 20, 2015

God With Us Christmas 2015 Series
Christmas is the greatest demonstration of God fulfilling His promise to send a Rescue for humanity. We are in trouble and Jesus is the Answer. powerpoint


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Peace On Earth - John Bouquet

December 13, 2015

Peace On Earth Christmas 2015 Series
The shocking and astounding appearance of the angel to the shepherds on the hillside is an integral part of the Christmas story. The most important part is the angel's message: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men." powerpoint


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Spending Less and Giving More - John Bouquet

December 06, 2015

Spending Less and Giving More Christmas 2015 Series
How could we spend less at Christmas, and yet give more at Christmas? The related video that was shown before this message can bee seen here. powerpoint


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Worship Fully - John Bouquet

November 29, 2015

Worship Fully Christmas 2015 Series
With a theme from www.adventconspiracy.org, this message looks at true worship. powerpoint


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Work Out Your Own Salvation - John Bouquet

November 22, 2015

A Study in Philippians 2:12-16 - Work Out Your Own Salvation
Joy for the Journey
Today's passage calls us to work the salvation we experienced inside our hearts OUT into our lives. To the same degree that the world is intensifying its perversity, we in the Christian community should step up our efforts to be salt and light. powerpoint


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Mind Shift - John Bouquet

November 15, 2015

A Study in Philippians 2:5-11 - Mind Shift
Joy for the Journey
We as believers are called to be transformed by a total shift in mindset that comes through knowing Jesus Christ. powerpoint


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The Local Church - Joe Keim

November 01, 2015

The Local Church
Guest speaker Joe Keim, of Mission to Amish People (MAP Ministry). This message delves into what the local church is, what its mission should be, and how it should be living out its mission in today's world.


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Let Nothing Be Done Through Selfish Ambition - John Bouquet

October 25, 2015

A Study in Philippians 2:1-4 - Let Nothing Be Done Through Selfish Ambition
Joy for the Journey
This message focuses on joy and harmony among the church. powerpoint


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Not Frightened by Our Opponents - John Bouquet

October 18, 2015

A Study in Philippians 1:21-30 - Not Frightened by Our Opponents
Joy for the Journey
Could you write out one sentence that contains your life's purpose statement? Paul does so in a great statement in this passage. For me to live is Christ, to die is gain. powerpoint


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God's Word Is the Basis of Our Mission - Sam Speck

October 11, 2015

A study from Psalm 19:7-11
Every Nation, Tribe, and Tongue: Missions Conference 2015
Guest Speaker: Doug Wilson, with the "Building Bridges" international church planting ministry through Global Outreach Mission.
The psalm we are looking at today lists several attributes of the Word of God. These apply to how we function as Christians.


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This Will Turn Out for My Deliverance - John Bouquet

October 04, 2015

A study from Philippians 1:18-30
Every Nation, Tribe, and Tongue: Missions Conference 2015
Paul's circumstances were bad, but he was determined to turn them around for the sake of the Gospel. How can we incorporate the Gospel in our difficult circumstances? powerpoint


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Every Nation, Tribe, and Tongue - John Bouquet

September 27, 2015

A study from Revelation 14:6
Every Nation, Tribe, and Tongue: Missions Conference 2015
Kicking off our annual Missions Conference, this message takes a detailed look at this year's theme verse. powerpoint


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The Lord Is My Shepherd - Sam Speck

September 20, 2015

Guest Speaker: Larry Edwards, the pastor of West Kittanning Grace Brethren Church.
The message takes a detailed look at the best-known Psalm in Scripture. powerpoint


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For the Defense and Confirmation of the Gospel - John Bouquet

September 13, 2015

A Study in Philipians 1:7-17 - For the Defense and Confirmation of the Gospel
Joy for the Journey
Paul is writing this letter to Timothy from prison. But his imprisonment is not a boundary, but an opportunity for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church. powerpoint


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Partners in the Gospel - John Bouquet

September 06, 2015

A Study in Philipians 1:1-6 - Partners in the Gospel
Joy for the Journey
We are called to serve our Lord, not grudgingly, but with joy. We, as the church, are called to be a light in this world. powerpoint


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Joy Unspeakable - John Bouquet

August 30, 2015

A Study in Philipians 1:1-6 - Joy Unspeakable
Joy for the Journey
This begins a series of messages studying joy in the book of Philippians. powerpoint


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The Words of the Lord are Pure Words - John Bouquet

August 16, 2015

A Study in Psalm 12 and 19 - The Words of the Lord are Pure Words
Words From God
This message looks into the Psalms to explore the purity and power of the Bible. powerpoint


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This is Only the Beginning of What They Will Do - John Bouquet

August 09, 2015

A Study in Genesis 11:1-9 - This is Only the Beginning of What They Will Do
This message looks at the Tower of Babel as an example of how quickly humanity can stray from God if the Word of God is not kept at the forefront. powerpoint


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One Who Sincerely Cares - John Bouquet

August 02, 2015

Study in Phillipians 2:19-24 One Who Sincerely Cares
As youth pastor Mike Eaton prepares to leave Bethel to become the pastor of Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Candor, NY, this message explores the pattern God uses to grow pastors and send them to minister to others. powerpoint


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All-Encompassing Worship - Eric Abel

July 19, 2015

Study in Psalm 7 Robotics to Real
Guest Speaker: Bethel deacon Eric Abel of The Harbor.
What is worship? When and how should we worship? This message looks to the Bible for answers to these questions.


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Out of Season (Part 2) - John Bouquet

July 12, 2015

A Study in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 - Out of Season (Part 2)
Words From God
Continuing his previous sermon, Pastor John examines the importance of preaching the Word of God in all circumstances. powerpoint


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Losing Our Freedoms - Dave Zanotti

July 05, 2015

Losing Our Freedoms
Guest Speaker: David Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable.
With last week's Supreme Court ruling requiring all states to recognize and grant same-sex marriages, Dave explains the implications for the future of our country and also for believers in particular.


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Out of Season - John Bouquet

June 28, 2015

A Study in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 - Out of Season
Words From God
Preaching and sharing the Word of God is much easier when it is welcomed and popular by those around us, than when it is unwanted and unwelcome, as in the "out of season" days we currently live in. However it is important to spread the Word of God in both sets of circumstances. powerpoint


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The Word From God - John Bouquet

June 21, 2015

A Study in 2 Peter 1:16-21 - The Word From God
This week begins a new series of messages that focus on the Bible itself. What does the written Word of God have to say about itself? powerpoint


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Love Never Fails - John Bouquet

June 21, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 - Love Never Fails
powerpoint


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Love Is Not... - John Bouquet

June 07, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 - Love Is Not...
powerpoint


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Love Is Kind - John Bouquet

May 31, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 13:4 - Love Is Kind
What does it mean to show kindness in love? What does God's kindness toward us look like? powerpoint


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Love Is... - John Bouquet

May 24, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 - Love Is...
We are called to love patiently, or in other words, to be long-suffering in our love. powerpoint


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Be Bold! - John Bouquet

May 17, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 13:2-3 - Be Bold
Our talents and accomplishments can glorify God, but apart from the love of God, they do nothing for us. powerpoint


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Be Loud! - John Bouquet

May 10, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 13:1-4 - Be Loud
We are called to show the love of God loudly to all those we meet. powerpoint


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Overwhelming Odds - John Bouquet

May 10, 2015

A Study in Exodus 14 - Overwhelming Odds
This passage in the book of Exodus has a great message for us in our current cultural and political climate. powerpoint


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Lives Changed - Gerald Ziemer

April 26, 2015

Guest Speaker: Gerald Ziemer, Missionary to Romania with Titus International.
God's free gift of forgiveness has changed many lives during the Ziemers' time in Romania, and that forgiveness is available to all who believe and repent of their sins.


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Over the Top - John Bouquet

April 19, 2015

A Study in Romans 1:18-32 - Over the Top
Maximum Impact
The ridiculous state of affairs in our godless culture could be described as "over-the-top". Why are things this way? The short answer is: sin. powerpoint


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The Fruit of the Spirit - John Bouquet

April 12, 2015

A Study in Galatians 5:22-23 - The Fruit of the Spirit
Maximum Impact
This begins a series of messages on how we can have a "Maximum Impact" on our world. powerpoint


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Now Christ Is Risen from the Dead - John Bouquet

April 05, 2015

A Study in 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 - Now Christ is Risen from the Dead
Easter Sunday
The importance of Easter morning to the Christian faith is huge. Without Christ's resurrection from the dead, we would be in a miserable state. But praise God: He Is Risen! powerpoint


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Mass Defection - John Bouquet

March 29, 2015

A Study in Mark 14:27-31 - Mass Defection
After the last supper, Jesus told His disciples that they would abandon Him. They didn't believe it, especially not Peter. But of course, they did deny Jesus. We must realize that we must guard against defecting from Jesus ourselves. powerpoint


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The Journey to the Cross - Measured Devotion - John Bouquet

March 22, 2015

A Study in Matthew 26:6-16 - Measured Devotion
How do you measure devotion? The true measure is found in the answer to the following question: What are you willing to sacrifice? powerpoint


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The Hope of Israel - John Bouquet

March 08, 2015

A Study in Acts 28:20-27 - The Hope of Israel
What does it mean to be "Pro-Israel"? Is our position on Israel even important? This message looks to the Bible for the answer. powerpoint


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The Action-Based Church - John Bouquet

March 01, 2015

A Study in Luke 14: 15-24 - The Action-Based Church
This message addresses what the church should be doing to reach the world. powerpoint


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Know The Ropes - Mike Eaton

February 22, 2015

Know the Ropes - A Study on the Will of God
How can we know God's will for our lives? Like the ropes turning a ship's rudder, wisdom and discernment can navigate a believer through life, keeping us in the will of God. Rudder Illustration Powerpoint


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Come Up and Sit With Him - John Bouquet

February 15, 2015

A Study in Acts 8:26-36 - Come Up and Sit With Him
In going with this year's theme, "The Power Of O.N.E. (One Neighbor Each)", this message looks at a case of one man making a difference for Jesus Christ by explaining the Gospel to another man one-on-one. powerpoint


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How Do I Love My Neighbor As Myself? - Mike Eaton

February 08, 2015

Study in Luke 10:25-28
This message looks at the parable of the good Samaritan to find out how we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. This message began by viewing a video called Samaritan by Modern Parables, which you can view here.


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Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself - Joe Keim

February 01, 2015

Love They Neighbor As Thyself
Guest speaker Joe Keim, of Mission to Amish People (MAP Ministry), explores the importance of the command "Love thy neighbor as thyself", which is found in the Bible in eight different places.


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Why Are Lost People Lost? - Harrell Riley

January 25, 2015

Why Are Lost People Lost?
Guest Speaker: Harrell Riley of HR Ministries.
Today's message focuses on the power of the message of Jesus Christ to overcome the strongholds of a worldly mindset.


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Who Is the God Who Will Deliver You? - John Bouquet

January 18, 2015

A Study in Daniel 3:1-18 - Who Is the God Who Will Deliver You?
When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down to the king's idol, God miraculously delivered them. We, as Christians, need to be ready to stand our ground for our faith with the same steadfastness. powerpoint


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The Power of One - John Bouquet

January 11, 2015

A Study in Luke 5:17-26 - We Have Seen Incredible Things Today
This message looks at the story of a paralyzed man who had four friends that believed so passionately that Jesus could heal him, they went to extreme lengths to get him to Jesus. powerpoint


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The Power of an Example - John Bouquet

January 04, 2015

A Study in 1 Timothy 4:11-16 - Be an Example To the Believers
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
As followers of Jesus Christ, we have the ability to either influence people toward Jesus Christ, or discourage them away from Him. powerpoint


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Godliness Is Profitable - John Bouquet

December 28, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 4:6-10 - Godliness Is Profitable
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
This message continues in the first book of Timothy, examining the importance of exercising ourselves in godliness. powerpoint


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Immanuel, God With Us - John Bouquet

December 21, 2014

Study in Isaiah 7: Immanuel, God With Us
The message on this Sunday before Christmas focuses on the importance and the ramifications of the coming of Immanuel, or 'God With Us'. powerpoint


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The Message of the Shepherds - John Bouquet

December 14, 2014

Study in Luke 2:15-20: The Message of the Shepherds
This message focuses on a group of people who spent a lifetime being under-appreciated but to whom God made the first recipients of the birth announcement of Jesus Christ -- the shepherds. powerpoint


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Everything God Created Is Good - John Bouquet

December 07, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 4:4-5 - Everything God Created Is Good
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
In Genesis, we know that God said that he looked at His creation and said that it was good. But today, we know that not everyone is good or does good. What happened? And is there a way to return to the goodness that God initially created? powerpoint


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Some Will Depart From the Faith - John Bouquet

November 30, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 4:1-5 - Some Will Depart from the Faith
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
If the Biblical view is different than your view on marriage, sexuality, government, or economics, who should change their position? God will not change, so people often abandon the faith or the church--or both. powerpoint


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How To Conduct Yourself in the House of God - John Bouquet

November 23, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 3:14-16 - How To Conduct Yourself in the House of the Lord
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Paul closes out this chapter in the letter to Timothy on developing leadership in the Church with a discussion on conduct. Christians need to make the choice to become leaders in our society to make a difference in the world we live in. powerpoint


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The Qualifications of a Deacon - John Bouquet

November 16, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 - The Qualifications of a Deacon
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Continuing the series of messages from earlier this fall, this sermon looks at the position of "deacon", a leader of the church who is specifically addressed in Paul's letter to Timothy. powerpoint


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What Is This Heart? - Mike Eaton

November 09, 2014

Study in Jeremiah 17:9-10: What Is This Heart?
This week's sermon examines what the Bible says about the heart of man. The word heart can be used in different ways; the best way to think of the heart is that it is comprising your thoughts, choices, longings, and sense of right and wrong. powerpoint


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Children Are A Heritage of the Lord - John Bouquet

November 02, 2014

A Study in Psalm 127 - Children Are a Heritage From the Lord
Orphan Sunday
Today is Orphan Sunday. Today's message examines the value and the importance of children. powerpoint


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The Authority of God - Rob Walgate

October 26, 2014

The Authority of God
Guest Speaker: Rob Walgate of The American Policy Roundtable.
Rob shares about where the ultimate authority in our lives comes from, and how it should affect the governing of people in our country.


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Where Is Your Faith? - Maxon Clairsaint

October 19, 2014

Where Is Your Faith?
A Heart for the Harvest: Missions Conference 2014
Guest Speaker: Maxon Clairsaint, visiting from Haiti, where he leads a ministry reaching the people of Haiti with the Good News of Jesus Christ. This message today focuses on the importance and power of faith in the life of every Christian.


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The Heart of God - Mark Gostlin

October 12, 2014

The Heart of God - A study from Luke 15
A Heart for the Harvest: Missions Conference 2014
Guest Speaker: Mark Gostlin, a missionary to the French speaking people in west Africa through Project Redemption.
This passage of scripture immediately follows Jesus delivering a tough message to the people around him regarding the true devotion required to follow Him. When the "sinners and tax collectors" responded, causing the Pharisees to grumble, Jesus responded with three parables that illustrated the heart of God.


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A Tithe of All - John Bouquet

October 05, 2014

The Tithe - A study from Genesis 14:17-24
A Heart for the Harvest: Missions Conference 2014
This message examines the process and purpose for which Abram offered his worship and wealth to God. Abram knew that all gain is not his, but is fully God's. powerpoint


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We Will Not Neglect the House of Our God - John Bouquet

September 28, 2014

We Will Not Neglect the House of Our God - A study in Nehemiah 10:31-39
A Heart for the Harvest: Missions Conference 2014
This week kicks off our annual Missions Conference. This year's theme is "A Heart for the Harvest". powerpoint


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The Office of the Pastor (Part 3) - John Bouquet

September 21, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 - The Office of the Pastor (Part 3)
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Wrapping up the topic of the qualities that should be found in a bishop, or pastor, this message examines the importance of each qualification. powerpoint


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America's Greatest Mission Field - Marlin Fuller

September 14, 2014

Reaching America's Greatest Mission Field
Guest Speaker: Former Bethel youth pastor Marlin Fuller. He and his wife Donna have been Awana Missionaries for 38 years and are now the Awana state directors of Pennsylvania.
Marlin shares why it is so important to reach the children in our neighborhoods, our states, and our country. He and is wife also share in music throughout the message.
Link to the video shown toward the end of the message


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The Office of the Pastor (Part 2) - John Bouquet

September 07, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 - The Office of the Pastor (Part 2)
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
This sermon continues the discussion from last week about the requirements of a pastor, this time focusing on the reason blamelessness and a good outside reputation is so important. powerpoint


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The Office of the Pastor - John Bouquet

August 31, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 - The Office of the Pastor
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Pastor, Bishop, Overseer, Elder, Shepherd. In the part of Paul's letter to Timothy that we are studying today, these words all refer to the same position: the man who is responsible for leading a group of believers by teaching and encouraging them in the Word of God, keeping watch over their souls. Today we study the Biblical prerequisites of being a pastor. powerpoint


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The Difficult Days of Life - John Bouquet

August 24, 2014

A Study in Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 - The Difficult Days of Life
In response to the several tragedies in our community involving young people in the last couple weeks, this week's sermon examines which things are truly important in life. powerpoint


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Creation's Role Structure - John Bouquet

August 17, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 2:13-15 - Creation's Role Structure
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Today's message is a follow-up from last week's message. Timothy, in Ephesus, was confronting a weak male culture and a bold female culture. In some sense, the roles of the people were reversed, and for that reason, Paul in this epistle is laying out the proper leadership roles for the Church. powerpoint


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Behavior in Public Worship - John Bouquet

August 10, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 2:8-15 - Behavior in Public Worship
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
In today's passage, Paul is challenging men and women to consider their outward actions to be reflective of their worship of God. The roles in public worship for men and women are addressed here. Remember, "God is seeking men and women to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth." powerpoint


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The Knowledge of the Truth - John Bouquet

August 03, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 2:4-7 - The Knowledge of the Truth
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
This message focuses on what is meant by the statement "God wants all people to be saved." powerpoint


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A Quiet and Peaceable Life - John Bouquet

July 27, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 2:1-7 - The Ingredients for a Quiet and Peaceable Life
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Most of us would agree that our world is filled with tension and stress. There is a recipe provided for us in Paul's first letter to Timothy that will lead to a quiet and peaceable life. powerpoint


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The Heart of Christianity - Eric Abel

July 20, 2014

Study in Matthew 5:1-12 The Heart of Christianity
Guest Speaker: Bethel deacon Rev. Eric Abel of The Harbor.
The part of the Sermon on the Mount that we are looking at today is known as "the beatitudes". Studying these words of Jesus shows us that eternal rewards are given based on God's economy, not the worldly vain pursuits we so often find ourselves in.


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Shipwrecked Lives - John Bouquet

July 13, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 1:18-20 - Ship Wrecked Lives
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
It is extremely discouraging to watch a person's life just unravel and spiritually crash as they fall away from God. This is why Paul charges Timothy here with keeping to the faith and a good conscience. powerpoint


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The Consent of the Governed - Dave Zanotti

July 06, 2014

The Consent of the Governed
Guest Speaker: David Zanotti of The American Policy Roundtable.
The message today begins with a reading from 1 Samuel 17-18, which is the story of David and Goliath, then examines the government of Israel and compares it to our government today.


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An Invitation to Compassion - Doug Knox

June 29, 2014

Study in Mark 6:30-37; 8:1-4 An Invitation to Compassion
Guest Speaker: Rev. Doug Knox, a deacon here at Bethel.
This message looks at Jesus' feeding of the five thousand and the later feeding of the four thousand. We will witness His last great lesson before He shifted the focus to His death on the cross. The lesson is about compassion for others and the sufficiency of Jesus Christ.


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The King Eternal - John Bouquet

June 22, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 1:17 - The King Eternal
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Today's verse is a doxology, which is a short praise to God that concludes an important or distinct passage. This specific verse of praise about the nature and character of God. powerpoint


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Transformed Lives - John Bouquet

June 15, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 1:12-17 - Transformed Lives
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
There is nothing more exciting than to listen to the story of someone who has been changed by the message of Jesus Christ. There's something special about a transformed life. powerpoint


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When Eagles Soar - John Bouquet

June 08, 2014

A Study in Isaiah 40:27-31 - Mount Up With Wings Like Eagles
On graduation Sunday, this message of God's renewing and strengthening power is a charge to graduates--and the rest of us, too--to place our faith and hope in Jesus Christ. powerpoint


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Proper Understanding and Use of the Law - John Bouquet

June 01, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 1:8-11 - Proper Understanding and Use of the Law
Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Continuing our summer theme, this message examines the Ten Commandments as reflected in Paul's letter to Timothy. In considering the gravity of the sins listed, we must also not forget that God loves sinners, and that, but for the grace of God, we would be in the same condition. powerpoint


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The Call - Mike Eaton

May 25, 2014

A Study on The Call of God
How would you explain the meaning of the phrase "The Call of God"? This message studies God's call, both general callings and particular callings. It leads us to ask ourselves "Am I being called?"; and if the answer is yes, then "To what am I being called?"


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Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions - John Bouquet

May 18, 2014

Study in 1 Timothy 1:3-11 - Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
This summer's sermon messages are themed "Talks From Timothy." Today's message explores the "side effects" of a false, watered-down, or otherwise non-Biblical gospel message. powerpoint


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The Genuine Faith of Your Mother - John Bouquet

May 11, 2014

Study in 2 Timothy 1:5-7 - The Genuine Faith of Your Mother
As we honor mothers today, we take a look at the God-given role mothers play, looking at Timothy's mother and grandmother as examples. powerpoint


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Give to Caesar What Is Caesar's, Give to God What Is God's - Mike Eaton

May 04, 2014

Mark 12:13-17 God And Our Stuff
What do we own that God has a claim to? powerpoint
Link to the "God's Chisel" video used in this message


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The Gates Of Hell - John Bouquet

April 27, 2014

Study in Matthew 16:13-20: The Gates Of Hell
This week begins a new series of study on the battle for spiritual authority. This messages looks at what a believer in Christ should think about death. We often don't feel the way we know we ought to as Christians. powerpoint


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He Shall See the Labor of his Soul, and Be Satisfied - John Bouquet

April 20, 2014

Study in Isaiah 53 - He Shall See the Labor of His Soul, and Be Satisfied
He is risen! Today's Easter Sunday sermon continues our examination of the work of Jesus Christ on the cross as told through the prophet Isaiah. powerpoint


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By His Stripes We Are Healed - John Bouquet

April 13, 2014

Study in Isaiah 53 - By His Stripes We Are Healed
This "Cross Talk" message examines the details of what was done to Jesus on the cross, and how it cleansed us from our sin. These details are found in Isaiah, which was written 700 years before Jesus was born. powerpoint


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The Gospel According to Isaiah - John Bouquet

April 06, 2014

Study in Isaiah 53 - The Gospel According to Isaiah
This month's messages, themed "Cross Talk" center around our theme for Easter: what we can learn about the Gospel from the book of Isaiah. This is a look at prophecy in the book of Isaiah that directly talks about the work of Jesus. powerpoint


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Apply with Submission - John Bouquet

March 30, 2014

Apply with Submission March MADDness
"Marriage Advice with Distinction and Destiny". This month's series of messages ends with a study on a topic that is often misunderstood, misused, and often disliked by many: Submission. powerpoint


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Affirm with Sexual Intimacy - John Bouquet

March 23, 2014

Affirm with Sexual Intimacy March MADDness
Sermon #3 in the series "Marriage Advice with Distinction and Destiny". Churches often speak out against sexual sin, but tend to spend much less time (if any) addressing the proper expression of sexuality, even though sexual intimacy is an essential part of a godly marriage. This sermon examines the importance of sexual intimacy from a biblical perspective. powerpoint


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Advance with Service - John Bouquet

March 16, 2014

Advance with SERVICE March MADDness
Continuing the series "Marriage Advice with Distinction and Destiny", this message looks at how God calls us to serve our spouse. powerpoint


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The Knowledge of the Truth - John Bouquet

March 10, 2014

A Study in 1 Timothy 2:4-7 - The Knowledge of the Truth Expectations For A World Filled With Exceptions
Most of us would agree that our world is filled with tension and stress. There is a recipe provided for us in Paul's first letter to Timothy that will lead to a quiet and peaceable life. powerpoint


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Winning at Any Cost Is Losing It All - John Bouquet

March 02, 2014

Study in Judges 11:29-40: Winning at Any Cost Is Losing It All
Jephthah was a judge in Israel who made a rash, foolish, and tragically unnecessary vow to God. He wanted to "make a deal" with God in exchange for military victory. His foolish vow ended up promising death to his only child. We can learn a lot from Jephthah's mistake. powerpoint


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Victory Over Inconsistency - John Bouquet

February 23, 2014

Study in Judges 17: Everyone Did Whatever He Wanted
Today's passage looks at the story of a man who deluded himself into thinking God would bless him for his "spiritual" efforts, despite the fact that he totally went against God's instructions. The story may appear ridiculous at first, but were his actions very different from the spiritual inconsistency that can be found in our own lives? powerpoint


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Chaos in the Culture - John Bouquet

February 16, 2014

Study in Judges 3:7-11: The Spiritual Conditions of the Past
Today we will study the history of Israel after Joshua died. That is when the period of Judges began. The motto of the book of Judges, "Everyone did what was right in his own eyes", could just as easily apply to our culture today. powerpoint


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He is Coming Soon - John Bouquet

February 09, 2014

Study in Acts 1:9-11: He is Coming Soon
This message studies the imminent return of Jesus Christ, especially focusing on what we should be doing here on earth as Christians to be ready for that unexpected day. Today's audio begins with a reading of Acts 1:9-11.


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True Worship - Mike Eaton

February 02, 2014

Study in Isaiah 6:7-9 True Worship
True worship always results in personal transformation. It creates new perspective, entices humility, and promotes opportunities for service and deployment. In what ways do we value worship? In what ways does God value worship?
Link to the video used as an illustration in this message


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Guarding the Gates - John Bouquet

January 26, 2014

Study in 1 Chronicles 9:17-27: Guarding the Gates
These verses in Chronicles record the names of the men who had the responsibility of guarding the gates of the temple. This message discusses the importance of guarding those gates in the time of David, and also the importance of guarding the gates of our lives today. powerpoint


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The Will of My Father In Heaven - John Bouquet

January 19, 2014

Study in Matthew 7:15-23: The Will of My Father in Heaven
Today's passage is part of the famous "Sermon on the Mount". Jesus warns that many people are on the wide path, which leads to destruction, but few are on the narrow path, which leads to life. Which path are you on? powerpoint


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Increasing in the Knowledge of God - John Bouquet

January 12, 2014

Increasing in the Knowledge of God
Building on last week's message, we continue to examine what it means to know God. Knowing God is not merely about having head knowledge, but includes deep fellowship with Him in our daily lives. This knowledge of God produces fruit in our lives. powerpoint


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The ABCs of Knowing God - John Bouquet

January 05, 2014

The ABCs of Knowing God
Today introduces our theme for 2014: "The ABCs of Knowing God". Is your Christianity a casual walk in the park, a vigorous effort toward a measurable goal, or just a weekly event at the church? Our goal is to grow every believer in our church with a spiritual diet of discipleship. powerpoint


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Be Steadfast And Immoveable - John Bouquet

December 29, 2013

Be Steadfast and Immoveable
Today's sermon, the last of 2013, looks both back at the last year ahead, and forward to the new year. What does God have in store for us and desire from us this year? powerpoint


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Love All - John Bouquet

December 22, 2013

Love All Christmas 2013 Series
Christmas is the day we celebrate God's love toward us in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world as a human being to be our Savior. This gift of Jesus Christ is made to all people who will accept it. Christ followers should then be intentional in sharing the love of God with all people. powerpoint


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Give More - John Bouquet

December 15, 2013

Give More Christmas 2013 Series
We all know know that Christmas is traditionally a time to give gifts to our family and friends. But today's message examines giving gifts on a deeper level. As followers of Christ, we should be giving gifts with real meaning. powerpoint


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Spend Less - John Bouquet

December 08, 2013

Spend Less Christmas 2013 Series
Christmas has been the the peak season of retail spending in our country for a long time now. In looking at turning Christmas "upside-down", this week's sermon focuses on shifting our focus back to where it should have always been--on Jesus Christ. powerpoint


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Worship Fully - John Bouquet

December 01, 2013

Worship Fully Christmas 2013 Series
The theme of this years' Christmas messages is borrowed from www.adventconspiracy.org. We will be challenged to turn Christmas as we know it "upside down". This week we will focus on worshiping our God this Christmas. powerpoint


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Giant Problems - John Bouquet

November 24, 2013

Study in 1 Samuel 17:26-51 Giant Problems Part 2
The well-known story of David and Goliath is a tremendous example for us of how to rely on God and be bold in standing against the godlessness of the world. One major lesson here is to never fight the Giants in our lives on their own terms, but by faith in God. powerpoint


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Giant Problems - John Bouquet

November 17, 2013

Study in 1 Samuel 17:1-23 Giant Problems Part 1
One of the most widely-known stories in the Bible is that of David and Goliath. It is the ultimate story of reliance on God despite the earthly circumstances around us. Today's sermon examines all the circumstances leading up to the famous battle, and how those circumstances apply to us today. powerpoint


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That I Might Finish My Course - John Bouquet

November 10, 2013

That I Might Finish My Course with Joy
Many people today in the church are experiencing some difficult times. The apostle Paul, in writing his farewell comments to the church elders of Ephesus, helps us answer the question: How can someone going through difficult circumstances have joy? powerpoint


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A Giving Church - John Bouquet

November 03, 2013

A Giving Church - Philippians 4:10-20 Missions Conference 2013
Today's message wraps up our Missions Month emphasis by looking at what Paul writes to a church who gave generously to the work of the Gospel. powerpoint


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The Regions Beyond - John Bouquet

October 27, 2013

The Regions Beyond - 2 Corinthians 10:12-18 Missions Conference 2013
Today's passage warns the Corinthian church to guard against the thought patterns of their culture. We need to compare ourselves not to each other but to Holy God. In that light, we are responsible to send the light of the Gospel to the dark unbelieving regions of this country and this world. powerpoint


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Sending, Serving, Saving, Shepherding - John Bouquet

October 06, 2013

Sending, Serving, Saving, Shepherding Missions Conference 2013
This week kicks off our annual Missions Conference, where we discuss reaching people all over the world with the Gospel. The scripture examined by today's message (Luke 14:15-24) looks at Jesus' parable of a great feast which was declined by all the invitees. powerpoint


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Bulking Up and Mercy Giving - John Bouquet

September 29, 2013

Study in Jude 20-25: Bulking Up and Mercy Giving
The term "bulking up" gives the idea of physical training and workouts to build muscle in our bodies. This closing passage in Jude calls us to do similar spiritual workouts, building spiritual strength that will protect us in the difficult times ahead. powerpoint


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In The Last Days - John Bouquet

September 22, 2013

Study in Jude 16-19: In the Last Days
An apostate is one who turns away from the faith. Today's message looks at what may be causing some of these apostates today, and how we can be alert to guard against them. powerpoint
Due to technical problems, approximately two minutes of this sermon were not recorded. The missing audio occurs at the point there is a tone approximately 9 minutes into the message.


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The Father Sent the Son and the Son Sent the Spirit - Joe Keim

September 15, 2013

The Holy Spirit
Guest speaker Joe Keim, of Mission to Amish People (MAP Ministry), examines what the Bible says about the power and role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.


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Six Practical Examples of the Emptiness of Apostates - John Bouquet

September 08, 2013

Study in Jude 12-15: Pictures of and Preaching Against Apostasy
As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. In today's passage, Jude uses 6 pictures, or metaphors, to try to convey to his audience the fruitlessness, barrenness, and emptiness that results when someone chooses to depart from the faith. powerpoint


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Three Examples of Apastasy - John Bouquet

September 01, 2013

Study in Jude 11: The Rebellion of Korah Part 4
The third example of apostasy given in Jude 11 is Korah's rebellion. This message looks at what transpired when Korah and his followers rebelled against Moses and Aaron, and ultimately against God. powerpoint


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Three Examples of Apostasy - John Bouquet

August 25, 2013

Study in Jude 11: Living in a Dream World Part 3
This continuation of last week's sermon looks closer at the story of Balaam, and how he was distracted from his godly calling by the appeal of the wealth of the world. powerpoint


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Three Violations of Apostasy - John Bouquet

August 18, 2013

Study in Jude 8-11: Living in a Dream World Part 2
This is a continuation of July 28th's sermon. This message examines the specific examples that are given in verse 11 of the text. powerpoint


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Purposeful Discipleship

August 11, 2013

Study in Nehemiah 8 -- Follow Me: Purposeful Discipleship in a Reactionary World
Guest Speaker: Nate Bebout, lead pastor at The Well and Director of Center of Religious Life Network at Ashland University.
The young adults of today (high school students, college students, 20-somethings) are all part of the generation that has been labeled the "Millennials." Today's message speaks of how this generation can be and is already being reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. powerpoint


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The Difference-Maker

August 04, 2013

Study in 1 Corinthians 13
Guest Speaker: Calvin Houser, missionary to the Philippines.
Every extremely successful company, team, or organization has a "difference-maker": some key element that makes them stand out from the crowd. The Bible tells us that, as Christians, the difference-maker in our lives should be the love of Christ.


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Three Violations of Apostasy - John Bouquet

July 28, 2013

Study in Jude 8-10: Living in a Dream World Part 1
You may have heard the expression "You're living in a dream world." That is the condition Jude's audience is in at the time of his letter. They had been convinced by false teachers that could live any way they pleased and not face the consequences of God's judgment. powerpoint


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Robotics to Real - Eric Abel

July 21, 2013

Study in Matthew 5:1-5 Robotics to Real
Guest Speaker: Bethel deacon Eric Abel of The Harbor.
In today's passage, during the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus compels His audience to empty themselves to make room for God in their lives. Jesus wants us not to be mechanical in our interaction with Him. Will you make room in your life for Jesus?


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