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current sermon series=
2017=**GOD IS: the attributes of God**

WAIT waiting.for.God_2017.12.07 Isa 7:14 AUDIO
FOR GOOD God.provides_2017.11.30 Rom 8 AUDIO
THANKS pilgrim.psalm_2017.11.23 Psalm 107 AUDIO
ALL THINGS God.is.providence_2017.11.16 Rom 8 AUDIO
TRAGEDY God.is.in.tragedy.too_2017.11.09 Acts 14:22
GOLDEN God.is.salvation_2017.11.02 Titus 3 AUDIO
FOREVER God.is.fore-loving_2017.10.19 Eph 1 AUDIO
KNOWS God.knows.you_2017.10.12 Rom 8 – AUDIO
FULLY God.is.foreknowing_2017.10.05 Rom 8 – AUDIO
COSTLY God.is.costly.love_2017.09.28 1 Jn 4 – AUDIO
LOVE God.is.infinite.love_2017.09.21  1 Jn 4 – AUDIO
GRACIOUS God.is.gracious_2017.09.14 Jn 1:14 – AUDIO
GRACE God.is.Grace_2017.09.07  – Ps 86 AUDIO
GOOD God.is.Good_2017.08.31  – Ps 145 AUDIO
WISE God.is.all-wise_2017.08.24 – Ps 19 AUDIO
TRULY God.is.personal.truth_2017.08.17 – Jn 17:17 AUDIO
TRUE God.is.universal.truth_2017.08.10 – Jn 14:6 AUDIO
TRUTH God.is.absolute.truth_2017.08.03 – Jn 18:37 AUDIO
SURE God.is.unchanging_2017.07.27 – Ps 102 AUDIO
KNOW God.is.all-knowing_2017.07.20 – Ps 139 AUDIO
LORD God.is.King_2017.07.13 – 1Tim6  AUDIO
KING God.is.king.America_2017.07.06 – Ps 2 AUDIO
POWER God.is.omnipotent_2017.06.29 – Psa 33 AUDIO
THERE God.is.omnipresent_2017.06.22 – Isa 57:15 AUDIO
FATHER God.is.father_2017.06.15 Isa 63:16 AUDIO
GIVER God.is.giver_2017.06.08 – 2Co8:9 & 9:8 AUDIO
HOLY God.is.holy.holy.holy_2017.06.01 – Isaiah 6 AUDIO
KING God.is.sovereign_2017.05.25 – Psalm 33 AUDIO
SPIRIT God.is.spirit_2017.05.18– 1 Tim 6:16 AUDIO
GOD IS God.is.selfexistent_2017.05.11 – Isaiah 40 AUDIO
PRAY national.prayer_2017.05.04 – Daniel 9:3-19
KNOW God.is.knowable_2017.04.30 – 1 John 4 AUDIO
LIFE God.is.risen.life_2017.04.20 – Revelation 1:18 AUDIO
SAVIOR week.that.changed.the.world_2017.04.13 – John 19:30 AUDIO 

2016-17=**ENGAGE: intentional healthy Christian growth
TRAIN get.off.the.treadmill_2017.04.06 – Heb 12 AUDIO
WARFARE spiritual.warfare_2017.03.30 – Eph 6:10-20 AUDIO
WEAPONS spiritual.weapons_2017.03.23 – 1 John 4:4 AUDIO
ENEMY your.evil.enemy_2017.03.16 – John 8:44 AUDIO
PUT ON put.off.put.on_2017.03.09 – Col 3 AUDIO
FLESH war.with.the.flesh_2017.03.02 – Col 3 AUDIO
WAR warfare.with.world_2017.02.23 – Col2:8, 2Cor10:3 AUDIO 
LOVE love.not.the.world_2017.02.16  – 1 Jn 2:14-17 AUDIO
JOY  joy.inthe.journey_2017.02.09 – 1 Pet 1:3-10 AUDIO
TRIALS growing.thru.trials_2017.02.02 – James 1:2-4 AUDIO
WORTH intentional.worship_2017.01.26 – Mark 12:30 AUDIO
WORSHIP worthy.of.worship_2017.01.19 – John 4:24 AUDIO
SERVE im.your.server_2017.01.12 – 2 Cor 4:5 AUDIO
CHURCH forever.family_2017.01.05 – Ephesians AUDIO
REVIEW intentional.growth_2016.12.27 – Eph 4 SURVEY
GOOD NEWS mad.or.glad_2016.12.22 – Luke 2 AUDIO
WITNESS words-of-wow_2016-12-15 – Luke 2 AUDIO
GROW know-to-grow_2016-12-08 – Ps 119 AUDIO
TRUTH truth-tractor_2016-12-01 – 2 Tim 3:14-17 AUDIO
POWER step-with-spirit_2016-10-13 – Galatians AUDIO

2016=**ENGAGE: the ministry of the Holy Spirit
FAITH – trust-and-obey_2016-10-06 – Philippians AUDIO
PLEDGE – guarantee-of-the-spirit_2016-09-29 – 2 Cor 1:20-22 – AUDIO
CHARISMA – gifts-of-holy-spirit_2016-09-22 – 1 Cor 12-14 – AUDIO
SUPPER – Holy.Spirit.in.communion_2016.09.08 – 1 Cor 11 – AUDIO
FILLING – filling.of.Holy.Spirit_2016.09.01 – Eph 5:18 – AUDIO
BAPTIZE – glaze.of.Holy.Spirit_2016.08.25 – 1 Cor 12:13 – AUDIO
SANCTIFY – Holy.Spirit.sanctifies_2016.08.18 – Romans 8 – AUDIO
HOLY – Holy.Spirit.makes.holy_2016.08.11 – 1 Peter 1 – AUDIO
GUIDE – Holy.Spirit.guides_2016.08.04 – John 16 – AUDIO
GLORIFY – Holy.Spirit.glorifies_2016.07.28 – John 16 – AUDIO
PRESENCE – presence.of.Holy.Spirit_2016.07.21 – Titus 3- AUDIO
PERSON – Holy.Spirit.divine.person_2016.07.14.pdf  – 1 Cor 3 – AUDIO

2013-2016=**PRAY FOR OUR NATION**
PRAY national.prayer_2017.05.04 – Daniel 9:3-19
THANKS – pilgrim-psalm_2016-11-24 – Psalm 107 – AUDIO
STEPS – seven-steps_2016-11-17 – 1 Tim 2:1-2 – AUDIO
TRIALS – now-what-persecution_2016-11-10 – 1 Cor 12:26-27 – AUDIO
VOTE – vote-life-liberty_2016-11-03 – Prov 29:2 – AUDIO
GOV’T – self-government_2016-10-27 – 2 Chron 7:14 – AUDIO
NATION – righteousness-exalts-nation_2016-10-20 – Prov 14:34 – AUDIO
9/11 & YOU – 911-call-for-you_2016-09-15 – Matt 7:24-29 – AUDIO
NAT’L PRAYER – wake.up_.america_2016.05.05.pdf – AUDIO
CAUCUS – judas.vote_2016.01.28.pdf – John 14 – AUDIO
LIBERTY – dependence.day_2015.07.02 – 2 Chr 7:14 & Isa 33:22 – AUDIO
MEMORY – dying.to_.be_.free_2015.05.21.pdf  – Isaiah 33:22
THANKS  – pilgrims.psalm.107_2014.11.27 – Psalm 107
CAMO ? – creeping.persecution_2014.11.20 – Matthew 10:28 – AUDIO
VETERANS – soldiering.on_2014.11.13 – 2 Timothy 2:1-13
PERSECUTION – pumpkins.persecution_2014.11.06 – Jn 15:5,18,20,26-27
VALUES – vote.whose.values_2014.10.30 – Proverbs 29:2
ISLAMIC – 9-11.message_2014.09.11 – John 10:7-16; 14:27 – AUDIO
SELF-GOV’T – teaching.tractor_2014.06.12 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
GOD-GUNS-GOVT – in.memory.of_2014.05.29 – Jn 15:13, Is 33:22, Ro 13 – AUDIO
PRAY – one.voice_2014.05.01 – Romans 15:6 – AUDIO
GRATITUDE – THANKSgivingEveryDAY_2013.11.26 – AUDIO

2015-2016=**DANGEROUS CALLING: Following Jesus” – Gospel of John
HEAVEN – heaven.is.real_2016.07.07 – Col 2-3 – AUDIO
REIGNING – Jesus.reigns_2016.06.30 – Eph 1 – AUDIO
GLORY – jesus.glorified_2016.06.23 – Daniel 7 – AUDIO
ASCEND – jesus.ascended_2016.06.16.pdf– Acts 1 – AUDIO
FOLLOW – you.follow.Me_2016.06.09.pdf – John 21 – AUDIO
TENDING – tend.my_.lambs_2016.06.02.pdf – John 21 – AUDIO
FISHING – peter.un-petrified_2016.05.26.pdf – John 21 – AUDIO
BELIEF – out.with_.doubt_2016.05.19.pdf – John 20 – AUDIO
DOUBT – about.those_.doubts_2016.05.12.pdf – John 20 – AUDIO
POWER – power.and_.passion_2016.04.28.pdf – John 20 – AUDIO
PURPOSE – peace.and_.purpose_2016.04.21.pdf – John 20 – AUDIO
CHANGED – transformed.at_.tomb_2016.04.14.pdf – John 20 – AUDIO
ALIVE – risen.indeed_2016.04.07.pdf – John 20 – AUDIO
DEAD – dead.and_.buried_2016.03.31.pdf – John 19 – AUDIO
FINISHED – paid.in_.full_2016.03.24.pdf  – John 19 – AUDIO
CLASH – kingdom.conflict_2016.03.17.pdf – John 18-19 – AUDIO
DENIAL – dangerous.denial_2016.03.10.pdf – John 18 – AUDIO
PRAYER – the.Lords_.prayer_2016.03.03.pdf – John 17 – AUDIO
ZEITGEIST – spirit.of_.truth_2016.02.25.pdf – John 14-16 – AUDIO
BEAR – election.fruit_2016.02.18 – John 15 – Audio-1 & Audio-2
LOVE – impossible.love_.pray_2016.02.11.pdf – John 13-16 – “St. Valentine”
I AM – one.and_.only_.way_2016.02.04.pdf – John 14 – Audio-1 & Audio-2
CAUCUS – judas.vote_2016.01.28.pdf – John 14 – AUDIO
DENIAL – peters.feet_2016.01.21.pdf  – John 13 – AUDIO
BELIEVE – darkness.or_.light_2016.01.14.pdf – Jn 12:27-50 – Audio-1 & Audio-2
BEHOLD YOUR KING – coming.king_2016.01.07 – John 12:12-26 – AUDIO
EXCEL IN GIVING – the.extravagance_2015.12.31 – John 12:1-11 – AUDIO
PROVIDENCE – plot.&.prophecy_2015.12.24 – John 11:40-57 – AUDIO
LIFE & DEATH – the.lazarus.effect_2015.12.17 – John 11:28-45 – AUDIO
I AM THE LIFE – and.the.life_2015.12.10 – John 11:1-27 – AUDIO
ONE TRUE GOD – one.God_2015.12.03 – John 10:22-42 – AUDIO
MY SHEPHERD – the.good.shepherd_2015.11.26 – John 10:1-30 – AUDIO
SPIRITUAL SIGHT – once.was.blind_2015.10.29 – John 9 – AUDIO
CHILDREN OF -???- children.of.who_2015.10.22 – John 8:39-59 – AUDIO
FREE INDEED – free.indeed_2015.10.15 – John 8:30-38 – AUDIO
I AM THE LIGHT – light.of.the.world_2015.10.08 – John 8:12-30 – AUDIO
GO SIN NO MORE – go.sin.no.more_2015.10.01 – John 8:1-11 – AUDIO
LIVING WATERS – thirst.for.authority_2015.09.24 – John 7 – AUDIO
WORDS OF LIFE – words.of.life_2015.09.17 – John 6:35-71 – AUDIO
WATER WALKER – water.walker_2015.09.10 – John 6:16-21 – AUDIO
FOOD FOR 5,000 – food.for.5000_2015.09.03 – John 6:1-40 – AUDIO
JESUS ON TRIAL – the.6th.witness.2015.08.20 – John 5:30-47 – AUDIO
RAISED TO LIFE – lord.of.life_2015.08.13 – John 5:1-30 – AUDIO
SPLASHING LIFE – splashing.water_2015.08.06 – John 4:1-54 – AUDIO
MORE OR LESS ? – increasing.decreasing_2015.07.30 – – John 3:22-36 – AUDIO
BELIEVE IN JESUS – the.wheelbarrow_2015.07.23– John 3:1-21 – AUDIO
TEMPLE TANTRUM ? – temple.tantrum_2015.07.16 – John 2:13-25 – AUDIO
MARRIAGE MIRACLE – mothers.marriage.miracle_2015.07.09 – Jn 2:1-12 – AUDIO
COME SEE GO TELL – come.and.see_2015.06.25 – John 1:28-51 – AUDIO
HEROIC WITNESS – heroic.witness_2015.06.18 – John 1:19-34 – AUDIO
IN THE FLESH – your.life.now_2015.06.11 – John 1:1-18 – AUDIO
THE WORD – word.of.life_2015.06.04 – John 1:1-18 – AUDIO

2015=**HARD TO BELIEVE – series on key Christian truths – Romans 3:20-26
AFTER DEATH ? – heaven.yes.hell.no_2015.05.28 – Hebrews 9:24 AUDIO
MEMORIAL DAY – dying.to_.be_.free_2015.05.21.pdf  – Isaiah 33:22
YOUR “GRADUATING” ? – your.graduation.pyramid_2015.05.14 – Hebrews 4:11-16
PRAYER ? – hard.to.believe.prayer_2015.05.07 – 1 Tim 2:1-6 – AUDIO
AUTHORITY ? – hard.to.believe.authority_2015.04.30 – 1 Thess 2:13 – AUDIO
GOD ? – hard.to.believe.God_2015.04.23 – Isaiah 44 – AUDIO
Easter Sunday – hard.to.believe.resurrection_2015.04.09 – Acts 17:16-31 – AUDIO
Good Friday – hard.to.believe.crucifixion_2015.04.03 – Acts 2:14-41 – AUDIO

2015=**INTENTIONAL LIVING – series on God’s Blueprint for His Church
SPIRITUALITY intentional.spirituality_2015.04.16 – Galatians 5:16-25 – AUDIO
WITNESSES  intentional.witnesses_2015.03.26 – Acts 1:8 AUDIO
ST PATRICK  patricks.example_2015.03.19 – Matthew 28:18-20
STEWARDSHIP  intentional.investing_2015.03.12 – Matthew 6:19-34 – AUDIO
WORSHIP-2  intentional.worship-deux_2015.03.05 – Psalm 100 – AUDIO
WORSHIP-1  intentional.worship_2015.02.05 – Psalm 100 – AUDIO
LEADER-SHIP  intentional.leader-ship_2015.02.19 – 1 Cor 12:12-26 – AUDIO
REAL-ATIONSHIPS  intentional.real-ationships_2015.02.12 – Rom 15:1-7 – AUDIO
DISCIPLE-SHIP  intentional.discipleship_2015.02.05 – Phil 2:1-16 – AUDIO
VISION  intentional.mission.vision_2015.01.29– Matt 28:18-20, 2 Cor 5:16-21 – AUDIO
BIBLE  intentional.bible.base_2015.01.22 – 1 Cor 3:9 & 16 – AUDIO

2014=**ADVENT & CHRISTMAS – series on the Coming of Christ
YOU  lights.in.the.world_2015.01.15 – Matthew 5:14
JESUS  light.of.the.world_2015.01.08 – 2 Corinthians 4:4-6
CHRIST  redeemer.revealed_2015.01.01 – Luke 2:1-21; Galatians 4:4
LOVE  reality.of.redemption_2014.12.25 – Luke 2:10; 1 John 4:9-11
JOY  radical.redemption_2014.12.18 – Luke 2:10, Heb 9:15
PEACE  reason.for.redemption_2014.12.11 – Isaiah 9:6-7
HOPE  root.of.redemption_2014.12.04 – Matthew 1:1-17
THANKS  pilgrims.psalm.107_2014.11.27 – Psalm 107

2014=**FAITH COMMANDER – series with lessons from Duck Dynasty
creeping.persecution_2014.11.20 – Matthew 10:28
soldiering.on_2014.11.13 – 2 Timothy 2:1-13
pumpkins.persecution_2014.11.06 – John 15:5,18,20,26-27
vote.whose.values_2014.10.30 – Proverbs 29:2
rowdy.kindness_2014.10.23 – Luke 10:25-37
real.obedience_2014.10.16 – Matt 21:28 & John 14:15-16
why.God_2014.10.09 – Psalm 34, Romans 3:23
ravenous.prayer_2014.10.02 – Luke 11:1-10
radical.forgiveness_2014.09.25 – Matthew 18
redonkulous.faith_2014.09.18 – Matthew 13
9-11.message_2014.09.11 – John 10:7-16; 14:27
your.labors_2014.09.04 – Deuteronomy 28

2014=**PHILIPPIAN FAITH – series on the letter to the Philippians
every.saint_2014.08.28 – Philippians 4:19-23
every.need_2014.08.21 – Philippians 4:19
your.credit_2014.08.14 – Philippians 4:14-19
all.things_2014.08.07 – Philippians 4:13
whatever_2014.07.31 – Philippians 4:10-13
everything_2014.07.24 – Philippians 4:8-9
anything_2014.07.17  – Philippians 4:4-7
agreed_2014.07.10 – Philippians 4:1-3

2014=**INTERLUDE – a break in Philippians series
call2fall_2014.07.03 – 2 Chronicles 7:14
men&money_2014.06.26 – Deuteronomy 8
five.things_2014.06.19 – Deuteronomy 6
teaching.tractor_2014.06.12 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
true.education_2014.06.06 – 2 Timothy 2:15
in.memory.of_2014.05.29 – John 15:13, Isa 33:22, Rom 13 – AUDIO

2014=**PHILIPPIAN FAITH – series on the letter to the Philippians
citizens.of.heaven_2014.05.22 – Philippians 3:17-21|
pressing.on_2014.05.15 – Philippians 3:12-16
worthy.women_2014.05.08 – 2 Timothy 1:5
one.voice_2014.05.01 – Romans 15:6 – AUDIO

2014=**PASSION WEEK – series on Life & Death
life.of.life_2014.04.03 – John 20 (:30-31)
death.of.death_2014.04.17 – John 19 (:30)
palms&psalms_2014.04.10 – John 12:9-19

2014=**PHILIPPIAN FAITH – series on the letter to the Philippians
loss.vs.gain_redux_2014.04.03 – part 2 – Philippians 3:1-11
loss.vs.gain_2014.03.27 – Philippians 3:1-9
shining.light_2014.03.20 – Philippians 2:15-30
no.grumbling_2014.03.13 – Philippians 2:14-16
work.out_2014.03.06 – Philippians 2:12-13
exalted.servant_2014.02.27  – Philippians 2:5-11
humble.king_2014.02.20 – Philippians 2:5-8
any.love_2014.02.13 – Philippians 2:1-4
side.by.side_2014.02 – Philippians 1:27-30
live,or.gain.2014.01.30 – Philippians 1:15-26
no.matter.what_2014.01.23 – Philippians 1:12-21
pray.tell_2014.01.16 – Philippians 1:6-11
Gods.good.work_2014.01.09 – Philippians 1:1-6

2013=**ADVENT & CHRISTMAS – good news for you!
simeons.song_2013.12.31
hay.jesus_2013.12.24
josephs.jitters_2013.12.19
mary.christmas_2013.12.12
THANKSgivingEveryDAY_2013.11.26

2013=**1st LETTER OF PETER – practical Christian living
upstream_2013.11.21
complex.persecution_2013.11.14
fiery.trials_2103.11.07
follow.that.disciple_2013.10.31
redeeming.time_2013.10.24
cruise.control_2013.10.10
judgment.day_2013.10.03
your.urgency_2013.09.26
always.prepared_2013.09.18
freedoms.fire_2013.09.11
happy.wife.happy.life_2013.09.03
walk.line.work_2013.08.27
true.freedom_2013.08.13
living.stones_2013.08.06
tall.corn_2013.07.30
necessary.trials_2013.07.23
being.transformed_2013.07.16
authentic.faith_2013.07.13

2013=**EASTER & THE ASCENSION – lessons for living
terror.or.triumph_2013.05.21
how.to.pray.for.community_2013.05.13
with.all.you.are_2013.04.14
go.proclaim_2013.04.07
easter.good.news_2013.04.02

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