Acts 8:9-25 – January 13, 2019

Text: Acts 8:9-25After Jesus’ death and resurrection, His apostles spread the Good News of His kingdom to places such as Samaria where the people needed to hear it. One converted believer, Simon, was known as the “Great Power” for his acts of sorcery and magic. Despite his belief, he wanted the apostles’ ability to give…

Matthew 2:1-12 – January 6, 2019

Text: Matthew 2:1-12On Epiphany Sunday, Pastor Tim reads the story of the three Magi. Coming from the east, their cultures would have most likely taught them to look to the stars for signs. Even though they were Gentiles, God used their understanding of the world to point them to where Jesus was. The Epiphany story…

Luke 2:41-52 – December 30, 2018

Text: Luke 2:41-52Luke provides an account of a 12 year old Jesus spending three days listening and teaching in the Temple in Jerusalem after the Festival of Passover ended. When asked by His concerned parents why He had stayed, He said, “Why were you searching for me? Didn’t you know I had to be about…

Luke 1:39-56 – December 23, 2018

Text: Luke 1:39-56This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth. On the fourth Sunday in Advent, we read about Mary who is so filled with the joy of the Lord who has blessed her, she sings a proclamation. She sings out of the assurance…

Joy

Luke 3:7-18 – December 16, 2018

Text: Luke 3:7-18This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth.  This week, we examine John the Baptist’s words to the crowd, where God will “gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”  At first these words…

“Prepare” – December 9, 2018

“Prepare”Text: Luke 3:1-6This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth. In this second week of Advent, Pastor Tim’s emphasis is how we ready ourselves for the return of Christ and Prepare ourselves to live with God for eternity.

Luke 21:25-36 – December 2, 2018

Text: Luke 21:25-36 This Advent season we will be focusing on prophecy, preparation, joy, and proclaiming the good news of Christ’s birth. In this first week, we examine some of Jesus’ prophecy regarding end times. While some of the imagery is frightening, Jesus also reassures us that God’s Word and promises never pass away.

Hebrews 11:1-12 – November 25, 2018

Text: Hebrews 11:1-12 As we finish our study of the Book of Hebrews, we welcome Leo Mathieu, a member of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene, to the pulpit.  What is faith?  Hebrews 11 defines it as “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” and supports this by…

Give Thanks

Hebrews 10:15-25

Text: Hebrews 10:15-25 On this Thanksgiving Sunday, we continue our study of the book of Hebrews.  Among the many blessings to be thankful for, we can be thankful for the Covenant which God made with us, ensuring that our sins are forgiven.

Hebrews 9:23-28 – November 11, 2018

Text: Hebrews 9:23-28 Pastor Tim continues our look through the book of Hebrews. In this passage from chapter 9, the author compares the image of an earthly sanctuary with a heavenly one. There is an understanding that what we experience on earth is not perfect because the Church is full of imperfect people. However, the…