Pastor David preached at this fall’s community Thanksgiving service, which was held at the Oil City Assembly of God. He told the story of Simeon meeting the infant Jesus, as recorded in Luke 2:21-35. Listen in here:
Community Thanksgiving Service – November 20, 2017
Jesus never heals people just for their own benefit. Before we prayed for healing in several people’s lives, Pastor David gave this reflection on Matthew 8:1-17. Here we find four times Jesus healed people, but always so they could give a testimony to God’s work in their lives.
Healing Service – Beams of Heaven
What does it mean to be holy? We often think it relates to moral perfection or obeying rules. But what if it amounts to responding positively to God’s pursuit of you? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 16:21-28.
Believing and Doing: Holiness
If Jesus is Lord, then nothing else can be. This is a revolutionary claim of the Christian faith. Are we listening for God’s voice to reveal this deep truth to us? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 16:13-20.
Believing and Doing: Jesus is Lord
Jesus gave the “Great Commission” to his disciples at the very end of Matthew’s gospel. Pastor David suggests that this is very much like the covenant language that God used in the Old Testament, such as in today’s sermon text, Isaiah 56:1-8.
Believing and Doing – The Great Commission
We say we believe the two greatest commandments are to love God and love our neighbors. How can we do that, when our own resources seem so scarce? Listen to Pastor David’s exploration of the Feeding of the Five Thousand, a story found in Matthew 14:13-21. What abundances are in your life? How can you share them with others?
Believing and Doing: The Great Commandments
First, we study a parable that Jesus once told and explained (Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43). Then, we explore the slogan “Jesus is the Subject.” Pastor David’s contention: Jesus wants to be the entire sentence! Listen here:
Jesus is the Subject
What do Jesus and war have in common? How did Jesus respond in the darkest moment of his life? Should we choose fight or flight? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on John 18:1-11.
Jesus and War
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What is your posture in worship? How should you approach the living God? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on Matthew 21:12-17, where Jesus does some surprising things to answer this question.
Jesus and Worship
Can we talk about sexuality in church? How does God want us to use and understand this part of ourselves? Listen to Pastor David’s message on Matthew 19:10-15.
Jesus and Sexuality