Humble Citizens


Rev. Rob Wilson

October 14, 2018

Philippians 2:1-11

"You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."  Philippians 2:5

Humble - "Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance."

Where do we find our value?

Why do we need to be so united as one?

What is the impact of the Gospel on our lives?

Do we know the implications of believing in Christ, salvation in Christ, and obedience to Christ?

Humility is not low self-esteem.  It is low self-preoccupation.

True Worshipers


Rev. Rob Wilson

October 7, 2018

John 4:23-24

"But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again.  It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving eternal life."  John 4:14

An unlikely region

An undeserving people

A study in world views of race, culture, and class

An overwhelming conversion

"Then Jesus explained, 'My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing His work.'"  John 4:34


Appropriately Dressed - Part 5


Part 5 - The Shield of Faith

Rev. Lon Lorton

September 23, 2018

Ephesians 6:16

"In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil."  Ephesians 6:16

The Roman soldier's shield - a large oblong shield to stand behind as protection from fiery arrows.

  • Faith in God provides similar protection.

When a Christian takes to the spiritual battlefield, Satan lights and shoots his fiery arrows.

Satan sees the battlefields to be our families, health, relationships, finances, etc.

  • God sees the shield of faith to be our use of His Word and prayer.

If you really thought life's answers to our trials were in scripture, would you read and search for them?

If you really thought life's answers to our trials were in prayer, would you pray?

Appropriately Dressed - Part 6


Part 6 - The Helmet and the Sword

Rev. Lon Lorton

September 30, 2018

Ephesians 6:17

"Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."  Ephesians 6:17

What does it mean to wear the helmet of salvation?

Remember, you are in Christ.  2 Corinthians 11:3 and 2 Corinthians 10:5-6

Satan recognizes the value of "getting into your head."

  • Sow a thought and reap an act.
  • Sow an act and reap a habit.
  • Sow a habit and reap a character.
  • Sow a character and reap a destiny.

The only weapon of all our armor is the sword of the Spirit.

"It is written..." slashes and penetrates the heart of Satan's strength.  Psalm 119:9-11

Appropriately Dressed - Part 4


Part 4 - Ready to Run

Rev. Lon Lorton

September 16, 2018

Ephesians 6:15

"For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared."  Ephesians 6:15

Shoes matter.

  • Gospel shoes speak of mobility.

Bringing the Good News to the unsaved can be like going behind the enemy lines.

"How beautiful are the feet of the messengers who bring good news!"  Romans 10:15

"If you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it."  1 Peter 3:15

  • "Always" in Greek is translated "always."