Walking By Faith

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger

Last Sunday we walked through a passage in scripture that provided examples of what faith looks like.  These heroes of the faith, Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Sarah, were all commended for their faithful walk with the Lord.  That means they are spending eternity in heaven with our Lord, Jesus. 

However, there is one hero, Abel, [...]

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What's Your Legacy?

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Tony Cicenas in Article from The Messenger

If you were to die today, what would your children/grandchildren/friends say would be the top five things they would never forget about you?  In a more simpler way, what is your legacy?

Parenting/grandparenting is a huge job.  It is much easier to be specialized in the workplace than to answer all the questions of [...]

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The Questions for God’s Final Exam

Posted on January 30, 2018 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

We’ve spent the last few weeks focusing on the confidence we can have in Christ.  Pride is thinking too much of yourself.  But it’s impossible to think too much of Jesus.  In Christ, and in Christ alone, do we place our trust for our salvation.  He has secured our salvation once and for all [...]

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The Importance of Theology

Posted on January 23, 2018 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

A leader of another church recently said to me, “Our church doesn’t focus on theology.  We focus on loving God and helping the poor.”  It’s almost like he wore his lack of biblical study as a badge of honor.

I asked him, “Do you know what theology means?  It means the study of who [...]

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Little Things (and Little People) Can Make a Difference

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

     Sometimes it's the little things that make the difference.

     I hear stories like this all the time.

     This past Sunday a new family visited our church.  Going to church is something they’ve only done sporadically over the past few years.  But a co-worker invited the dad to come visit us and [...]

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New Year New Me

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Jeremy Napier in Article from The Messenger

What will you do with another year?  That was the question proposed to the Garage students last night. All of us have been blessed to see 2018 but none of us were guaranteed to see another year.

Unforeseen tragedies can often arise that can keep us from making it to the next year. 

I [...]

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Five Keys For a Successful 2018

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Do you want 2018 to be a successful year for you and your family? I don’t usually give a sermon recap for a Messenger article, but several people asked me for an outline with the specific verses I referred to in my sermon….so here it goes.For the follower of Christ, at the heart of every [...]

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History of Hanukkah

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

For followers of Christ, this week is holy due to its commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  For the Jewish people, this week is special for another reason.


After Alexander the Great's death in 323 B.C., his kingdom was divided into four kingdoms under the leadership of his four main [...]

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More Than Your Past

Posted on December 12, 2017 by Steve Willis in Article from The Messenger

Have you ever felt like a failure? Like God could never use a sinner like you?

In the genealogy of Jesus, Matthew highlights just four women spanning the 1800 years of the ancestral line of Abraham to Mary and Joseph.  Think of all the godly women that could have been included in this list [...]

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The Miraculous Conception

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Adam Smith in Article from The Messenger

We often speak of the great miracle by which Jesus came into the world as the virgin birth, though we should perhaps speak instead of the virgin conception. Jesus’ birth into this world was actually quite natural and normal. However, Jesus’ conception in the womb of the Virgin Mary was supernatural—the work of the [...]

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