Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook | June 23, 2024

Series: Fight for Your Family

Text: Song of Solomon (selected passages)


Dr. Christiaan Barnard – the South African heart surgeon to have performed the first successful heart transplant


The Song of Solomon

  • a love poem
  • communication between two lovers

Read Proverbs 18:21 and 1 Peter 3:10

“Too many couples just don’t communicate – and therefore, they don’t connect.”


Five Levels of Communication

  1. The level
  2. The level
  3. The level
  4. The level
  5. The level

Intimacy: comes from the Latin word intimus (‘inmost”)

A Biblical example of intimate marital communication is The Song of Solomon


Four Factors of Intimate Communication

I. words

A. Men are oriented

B. Women are oriented

II. words

Read Song of Solomon 5:2

Read Song of Solomon 5:10

III. words

Read Song of Solomon 1:9-11, 15-16

Read Colossians 4:6

What grace is: it is not giving others what they deserve but what they need

Read Song of Solomon 5:16 “His mouth is most sweet” – referring to his words

IV. words

Read Song of Solomon 2:8-14

Read Proverbs 9:17-18

“If you want your honeymoon not to end – start your marriage right.”

Read 1 Corinthians 7:3-5

Ecclesiastes 4:12 “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” – You. Your spouse. God

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / June 16, 2024

Series: Fight for the Family

Text: Psalm 128


I. THE BENEFITS OF A CHRISTIAN HOME

A. Christians live longer and healthier

Read Psalm 128:1, 5-6

Read Proverbs 10:27, Exodus 20:12

B. Christians are more successful in their

Read Psalm 128:2,4

Read Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3, Genesis 39:1-3

“The church is interwoven in every facet of our life. In
the corporate world, those who have faith do better
than those who do not. Fortune Magazine revealed
that 91% of the CEO’s of the ‘Fortune 500 Companies’
claimed a church affiliation, indicating that to a
degree their accomplishments were a result of the
value they learned either in church or the Bible. Since
54% came from lower middle class or poor families,
the evidence is good that the church played a role in
their accomplishments.” – Zig Ziglar

C. Christians are more capable to pass on their

Read Psalm 128:3

“Several years ago, a survey revealed that when
mom and dad took (not sent) their children to
church, 76% of the children followed their
parents in their faith. If only the father took the
children to church the percentage dropped to
55%. Interestingly enough, if only the mother
took the children to church, the percentage
dropped to 15%. If neither took the children to
church, only 9% became active Christians.”

II. THE BEHAVIOR OF A CONSISTENT HERITAGE

Read Proverbs 17:6b, Proverbs 23:24, 1 Corinthians 11:1

“Whatever parent gives his children good
instruction, and sets before them at the same
time a bad example, may be considered as
bringing them food in one hand and poison in
the other hand.”  David Jeremiah

“Don’t you think it would be easier to change
you than to try to change two, three, or four
children? If you are the one who is causing all of
this, instead of trying to change your children,
why don’t you change you and then, when they
see you, they will change.” Charles Swindoll

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / June 9, 2024

Series: Fight for The Family

Text: Daniel 1


I. WHAT TO TEACH TEENAGERS

A. CONVICTION

Read Daniel 1:3-7, Philippians 4:8

B. CHARACTER

Read Daniel 1:8

Definition of Character: The will to do what is in the eyes of God – regardless of the consequences or the cost

2 Things about Character:

  1. Character demands a to do what is right no matter what it might cost you.
  2. Character depends upon believing in an absolute standard of and .

C. COURAGE

D. COMPANIONS

Read Prov 13:20, I Corinthians 15:33

II. HOW TO REACH TEENAGERS

A. them

B. to them

C. them

D. on God

 

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Jeff Moss / June 2, 2024


I. Hezekiah’s Confession

Read 2 Chronicles 29:6-8

II. Covenant

Read 2 Chronicles 29:10

“Change isn’t change until there’s change.”

III. Consecration 

Read 2 Chronicles 29:20-32

IV. Correction

Read 2 Chronicles 30:5-9

V. Courage 

Read 2 Chronicles 32:7-8, 20

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / May 26, 2024

Series: Fight for Your Family

Bible Texts: Psalm 127 and Nehemiah 4:13-14, 4:20


Fight for your family and God will fight for you. – Pastor Brent Snook

Read Psalm 127

I. CONSTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY

Read Psalm 127:1

Read Galations 6:7-8

“Do not be deceived”

II. CONSERVATION OF THE FAMILY

Read Psalm 127:1

Several ways the family is being destroyed:

  1. Immorality (Prov 9:17-18, 1 Cor 6:18)
  2. Alcohol
  3. Selfishness
  4. Social Media
  5. Sports

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15)

III. CONTENTMENT OF THE FAMILY

Read Psalm 127:2

Read 1 Timothy 6:6

IV. CHILDREN OF THE FAMILY

Read Psalm 127:3-5

A. The desirability of children

B. The directability of children

An arrow must fulfill two purposes:

  1. it must be shot in the right
  2. it must hit the right

Read 3 John 4

Simple tips to point your children to God:

  1. Read Bible to them
  2. Let them hear you for them to know God
  3. Let them hear you that they will love God
  4. Be to every spiritual question they ask
  5. Buy them Christian bible and
  6. Find time everyday to read the together
  7. Pray for your children everyday and be

C. The dependability of children

Read Psalm 127:5

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / May 12, 2024

Text: Mark 10:13-16

NEW SERIES: FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY

1. HIS LOVE FOR CHILDREN

Children: an eternal investment

2. HIS LINK TO CHILDREN

4 reasons children learn so well:

Their curiosity level 

Their memory factor

Their humility factor

Their trust factor

A. PRAYER

1. Pray regularly 

2. Pray offensively

3. Pray defensively

4. Pray intensely

B. STANDARDS

C. INVOLVEMENT

D. TRAINING

E. COMMUNITY

F. DIRECTION

G. PERSEVERANCE

4 BIBLICAL GOALS TO HELP MOVE CHILDREN IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

IDENTITY

CHARACTER

RELATIONSHIPS

MISSION

3. HIS LESSON OF CHILDREN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / May 5, 2024 | Commitment Sunday

Series: Advancing the Gospel


The Bible has lots to say about money

2350 verses in the Bible about how to handle money

Nothing has been the ruin of people, marriages and friendships than the failure to handle money properly

I. THE ENTRAPMENT OF DEBT

How does a person get into debt?

A. DESIRE

Read Psalm 73:2-3, Proverbs 1:19

“You can never have enough money..” – John Moore

Read 1 Tim 6:8

B. DECEPTION

C. DOUBT

D. DECISION

Read Proverbs 30:7-9

E. DELAY

F. DISOBEDIENCE

Read Proverbs 13:11

G. DAMAGE

We damage our testimony when we don’t meet our financial obligations

II. ENSLAVEMENT OF DEBT

How does debt enslave people?

A. They can’t have freedom

  • They don’t have freedom to (Read Acts 20:35)
  • They don’t have freedom to

“If you are willing to live like no one else today
You’ll be able to live like no one else tomorrow.” – Dave Ramsey

B. Prohibits obedience to God

III. EXPENSE OF DEBT

A. Extra

B. Emotional

C. and divorce

D. High interest

E. Loss of

IV. ELIMINATION OF DEBT

A. Conviction

Read Luke 16:10-11

B. Confession

C. Commitment

Two Options to Financial Freedom

Earn or spend

D. Confidence

E. Construct

F. Change

G. Counsel

H. Contributions

You will always be in debt until you learn to give

Read Proverbs 3:9

“Don’t give God your leftovers”

I. Consistency

The Right Habits:

  1. Spend
  2. Save
  3. Give

What’s in your heart?

Read Proverbs 15:16

Better is a little with God than a whole lot without Him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / April 28, 2024

Series: Advancing the Gospel

Main text: Philippians 1:12


Read 2 Peter 3:9

Read Acts 2:41, 2:47, Acts 4:4, 5:14, Acts 6:7

I. SPEAKING

Acts 1:6-7, 8, Eph 6:19

“A God who cares cannot be represented
by a people who do not care.”

II. SUFFERING

Read Acts 1:8, 8:4, 9:15-16, Philippians 1:12

Read Revelations 1:11, 1:17-18

III. SHARING

Read Acts 4:32-37

“God increases our yield so that by giving
we can prove our yield is not our god. God
does not prosper in man’s business so he
can move from a Ford to a Cadillac. God
prospers a business so that 17,000
unreached people groups can be reached
with the gospel.” – John Piper

 

Sermon by Pastor Tim Block / April 21, 2024

Sermon Series: Advancing the Gospel

Bible Text: Isaiah 43:15


Remember God’s faithfulness. Respond in faith.

Today, we trace the word ‘remember’ through the book of Isaiah.

What does God’s word say about remembering His faithfulness?

Read Isaiah 12:4-5

I. REMEMBER: IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

“Make mention” – most often translated as “remember” (to mark, to mention, to be mindful)

Read Psalm 73:25

II. REMEMBER: YOUR IDENTITY IS IN CHRIST

Read Isaiah 44:21

What Jesus thinks about you is more important than what other people think about you.

III. REMEMBER: GOD WILL PROVIDE

Read Isaiah 46:9

He is God. There is none like Him. You don’t take care of Him – HE takes care of YOU.

IV. RESPOND IN FAITH: BECAUSE GOD IS ALWAYS AT WORK

Read Isaiah 43:18-19

We give because we remember:

  • it’s not about us
  • our identity is in Jesus
  • God will provide

 

 

 

Sermon by Pastor Brent Snook / April 14, 2024

Series: Strong Church

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:11


We are called to encourage and edify one another

Encouragement: parakalein (Greek) | ‘para’ – alongside of | ‘kaleo’ – to call

One of the greatest examples of an encourager: Barnabas


I. HE SOLD PROPERTY – DEVOTED GENEROSITY

Read Acts 4:36-37

Barnabas practiced the principle of bearing one another’s burdens

He knew the difference between ownership and stewardship

“It’s not the seed that’s kept in the barn that increased: it’s the seed that’s invested that increases.”  

II. HE SAW POTENTIAL – DISPLAYED GENTLENESS

Paul the Persecutor (Read Acts 9:1-2)

God takes the least likely – and makes a trophy of grace. (Read Acts 9:23-27)

Practical Ways to Encourage

  1. Words
  2. Touch
  3. Text
  4. Cards

Read Proverbs 12:25, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 16:24

Another incident when Barnabus encouraged

Read Acts 15:36-41

III. HE SOUGHT PEOPLE – DEVELOPED GROWTH

Read Acts 11:19-24

“Encouragers care more about people than notoriety.”