“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…

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Hebrews 9:11-15 – November 4, 2018

Text: Hebrews 9:11-15 The ninth chapter of Hebrews depicts Jesus as the High Priest of a Tabernacle, whose one-time sacrifice creates a new covenant of redemption.  Pastor Tim walks us through this temple imagery, and shows us that through His sacrifice, Christ invites us to a closer relationship with Him.

Hebrews 4:14-5:10 – October 28, 2018

Hebrews 4:14-5:10 We resume our study of the book of Hebrews with the description of Jesus as the Great High Priest. Christ is one who has walked in our shoes and knows everything about us, every weakness and strength. His throne is not one of judgment, condescension, or anger but instead one of grace, help,…

Faith Promise – October 21, 2018

Faith Promise This week we celebrated our Faith Promise Sunday by being joined by Herb Blake, Executive Director of Friendship House, a non-profit recovery house in South Portland.  Herb shares with us the some of the financial and spiritual miracles in the history of Friendship House.

Hebrews 4:1-13 – October 14, 2018

Text: Hebrews 4:1-13 We continue our look at the book of Hebrews.  In chapter 4, the author refers to Psalm 95 which ends on a somber note about those whose hearts had wandered away from God never entering His rest.  Using this psalm and the Creation story, the author reminds us that God, who created…

Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 – October 7, 2018

Text: Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Today we begin a multi-week study of the book of Hebrews. The initial hearers of Hebrews were tired – tired of serving the world, tired of worship, and perhaps even tired of Jesus. The author of Hebrews does a good job of reminding us who Jesus is – the exact representation…