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September 2014

An Invitation To Life On Mission

An Invitation To Life On MissionJesus tells the story of two lost sons in luke 15, and through the story he invites us to embark with Him and the Father on a Life On Mission.
This message is a first-person telling of the Parable of the Lost Sons from the perspective of the older brother.

August 2014

Romans 12

ZimmermansSteve Zimmerman, FCC’s ministry partner to South Africa, shared this message on the life change of a believer according to Romans 12. You can find out more about Steve Zimmerman, South African Christian Mission and Cape Bible Seminary at this link.

The Church That Makes Jesus Sick

The Church That Makes Jesus SickIt is quite an indictment to be labeled as a church that makes Jesus sick, but that describes the church in Laodicea. They had lost their witness as either a refreshing, invigorating (cold) community of faith, or a healing, restoring (hot) place. At least

The Church of Possibilities

08-10-14The church at Philadelphia was rewarded for its faithfulness by the God who opens doors, whose ongoing work in today’s church creates unlimited possibilities for each of us.

The Church of Reputation or Reality

08-03-14The letter to Sardis serves as a wake-up call to today’s church, challenging us to confront reality rather than resting on our reputation.

July 2014

The Church In A Tight Spot

The Church In A Tough SpotPergamum was a city with vast religious options. Believers would face constant temptation to seek fulfillment for their life needs from any number of these gods, and turn their back on Jesus. When we start looking for someone else to full our needs in life, we are traipsing into Satan’s throneroom.

The Seduction of Compromise

When we give in to the seduction to compromise the Word of God spiritual disaster is soon to follow. Hardwork, love, perseverance do not reduce the spiritual destruction to those who lose sight of the truth of God’s word.

The Church Struggling To Survive

The Church Struggling To SurviveSpiritual struggles are not to be feared because they are an opportunity for growth. Those who surrender to cultural seduction will not suffer the persecution, oppression or pressure that will build their faith. Neither will they escape the Second Death.

The Church of Loveless Orthodoxy

Like the church at Ephesus, we sometimes neglect the practice of demonstrating love toward others in exchange for emphasizing correct doctrine.

June 2014

Knowing The One Who Writes

Knowing The One Who WritesWhen we no longer stand in awe of Christ, we are only a step away from sin. Jesus presents himself in his full glory to address two crises that result from having too small of a view of God.

Anything Is Possible

When I Am The Difficult Person

When I Am The Difficult PersonAll of my difficult relationships have one thing in common – ME. Philippians 2:1-11 give an example of how I can overcome the selfishness and pride that can contribute to my being the difficult person for others.