Sep 24, 2023
More Love Less Hate
Series: 2023
  • Sep 24, 2023More Love Less Hate
    Sep 24, 2023
    More Love Less Hate
    Series: 2023
  • Sep 17, 2023Christian Journey
    Sep 17, 2023
    Christian Journey
    Series: 2023
  • Sep 10, 2023All Means ALL
    Sep 10, 2023
    All Means ALL
    Series: 2023
  • Sep 3, 2023Labor Day
    Sep 3, 2023
    Labor Day
    Series: 2023
    Most people think of labor day as the unofficial end of summer
    They celebrate with BBQs and beach trips
    When I think about Labor day I think about a different kind of labor
    Thinking about this kind of labor made me think of what Jesus told Nicodemus
    Remember who Nicodemus is?
    Nicodemus came to Jesus at night
    When Jesus said you must be born again Nicodemus was genuinely baffled
    Jesus broke it down in verse 5
    Remember that the Jews being God’s chosen people, felt they were destined to Heaven
    Why would they need to be born again, they were born right the first time
    Today some people mistakenly believe that they are destined to Heaven
    God loves us, so of course He would allow us all in heaven
    Jesus said unless we are born again we can’t see the kingdom of God
    He said that because Nicodemus was extremely familiar with the Old Testament
    It takes cleansing and being filled with the Spirit in order to be born again
    Jesus isn’t saying that the Spirit of God is random
    He is saying that although we can’t see it, the Spirit wishes to fill all who repent and believe
    Many people today think they are saved but they have not been born again by water and Spirit
    God desires for ALL to come to Him but only those who do will see the kingdom of God
    Have you been born again?
  • Aug 27, 2023Second Chances
    Aug 27, 2023
    Second Chances
    Series: 2023

    Today we are going to cover the story of Jonah
    Some background to know is that Jonah lived during a time of moral decay and worldly unrest
    We could be talking about today just as easily
    So God told Jonah to go and instead Jonah tried to run away from God
    In today’s tumultuous world God is telling His people to go and tell but most are trying to hide instead
    Why did Jonah do that?
    Everything he had been taught in Israel was to hate those against Israel
    He had been taught to be against people that were not Godly
    God changed the narrative and said preach repentance to this people
    Today American Christians also have these biases against lost people
    We somehow believe that God only loves America and those who have already accepted Him
    We would probably never say that but it is how we act
    What happened to Jonah when he ran from God
    Even when Jonah was disobedient God protected him
    However Jonah was miserable in this situation
    When a Christian is not doing what God calls them to do they can not have true Joy.
    See even when we are disobedient if we call on the Lord He will answer
    This was a second chance for Jonah
    He did what God asked but he wasn’t happy about it
    God even used this half hearted effort to open the hearts of the people of Nineveh
    If we are honest we are just like this sometimes today.
    God gives us chance after chance but we somehow feel others don’t deserve that
    The story of Jonah ends without saying if Jonah ever had a change of heart
    When we leave Jonah he is still miserable even after doing what God told him to do
    God will give us second chances and He will use us despite ourselves
    When we are begrudgingly serving God we will not receive the Joy that should be there
    Today my question for you is are you running from God?
    Are you serving Him but not happy about it?
    Wouldn’t you like to have the Joy that God gives when we serve Him gladly?
    Use your second chances joyfully!
  • Aug 20, 2023Persistence In Prayer
    Aug 20, 2023
    Persistence In Prayer
    Series: 2023

    Do you ever pray for something truly important and grow weary when you don’t see the answer?
    Many believers will pray diligently but after a couple weeks allow it to fade away.
    I want to read a story about George Mueller and prayer.
    Where did he get the idea that he had to be so persistent?
    In America today we have become an inpatient people.
    "I want what I want and I want it now!"  Also, "I am not willing to wait any time for it."
    Sometimes it just takes time
    Smoked meat takes hours to be ready but it is so worth it when you taste it
    I believe the lack of persistent prayer is the greatest reason for church decline today
    We as a church need to be in persistent prayer for God to use us to reach people
    If you want to see Orchard or any church grow persistent prayer is the key
    When I say persistent prayer I mean you gotta PUSH




    So when we pray for something we have to prepare to receive it
    One of my favorite quotes from “Facing the Giants”
    If you are praying for rain, prepare your field to receive it
    God’s people today, when they do pray, they are not preparing to receive what they pray for
    This means that we have to pray and we have to prepare
    For every believer, we have to pray persistently, believing God will deliver
    If we are praying persistently we have to prepare persistently
    We need to get out in our community and invite people to meet God
    As we saw in George Mueller’s story, God answers in His time but our job is to keep praying
    “Do your work heartily, as for the Lord”
    Christians, we must get to prayer and get to work for God
    Being satisfied with how things are is not doing things for the Lord
    Are you ready to diligently pray and prepare today?
    If not, then why not? What is preventing you from that?
    Do you truly know God?
  • Aug 13, 2023Consecrate Yourselves
    Aug 13, 2023
    Consecrate Yourselves
    Series: 2023
  • Aug 6, 2023She Perished Not
    Aug 6, 2023
    She Perished Not
    Series: 2023
  • Jul 30, 2023In His Image
    Jul 30, 2023
    In His Image
    Series: 2023
  • Jul 23, 2023The Walls Of Jericho
    Jul 23, 2023
    The Walls Of Jericho
    Series: 2023
  • Jul 16, 2023Rainbow Promises
    Jul 16, 2023
    Rainbow Promises
    Series: 2023

    God’s word begins with Genesis 1:1 God created the heavens and the Earth
    By Genesis 8, man was so evil, God destroyed everyone except the family of Noah
    In Genesis 9 God makes us a promise that includes a sign
    The Rainbow!!
    This weekend in VBS the theme has been Noah and the Ark
    What I want to focus on today in the Promise or the Covenant
    A covenant made by God to all living things
    A covenant that God wanted to remind us of often so He gave us a beautiful rainbow
    A rainbow is actually a full circle when seen from above but we only see half from the ground
    A circle also represents perfection and continuity
    God destroyed the earth because of the evil of man
    This covenant never says man won’t be punished for their evil
    However it is a promise that God loves us so much he won’t flood the whole world again
    The first thing that Noah did when he stepped out of the ark was give an offering to God
    God says “the intent of a man’s heart is evil”
    The only thing that can change that is God
    Some try to explain away the rainbow as simply a scientific explanation
    God’s word clearly shows that a rainbow is from God
    Some of the most beautiful rainbows seem to occur after the worst storms
    God reminding us that He will never leave us or forsake us even when times are bad.
    Have you ever seen a double rainbow?
    Have you ever noticed that the color pattern of the second rainbow is a reverse of the first
    How amazing!  I like to think of that as a full picture from top to bottom and bottom to top.
    No matter what comes your way God is always there
    A rainbow also causes me to think of another covenant from God
    The one in which Jesus gave His life to save yours
    This beauty makes a rainbow dim in comparison
    Have you ever entered into that covenant with God?
  • Jul 9, 2023Forgivness Is Paramount
    Jul 9, 2023
    Forgivness Is Paramount
    Series: 2023

    Everyone here is human
    Since we all make mistakes, we all need forgiveness
    God gave us the ultimate forgiveness, if we accept it
    If we have been forgiven, what does that mean for us?
    When we need forgiveness, it is the greatest thing we can receive
    Forgiveness can repair relationships as nothing else can
    In this passage a person was in the wrong but they asked for compassion
    The compassion led to complete forgiveness
    This was an incredible act of kindness
    Unfortunately, many people receive forgiveness but don’t reciprocate
    Forgiveness should be given as easily as it is received
    Today we hear many people say, I can never forgive them
    I’m talking about Christians right now
    When we have been forgiven there are consequences if we don’t forgive
    If we are to have a relationship, forgiveness is paramount
    When we hold unforgiveness in our hearts, the person that hurts the most is us
    Unforgiveness creates a barrier to a relationship with people and with God
    When we have hurt someone we need to go to them and apologize
    This gives us a chance to show our sorrow and them a chance to forgive
    We need to go to those we have hurt and make amends
    This can make both hearts right with God
    See we, as believers, must give others the same forgiveness that God gives us
    The way to do this is be kind to everyone
    If we do something wrong to someone, apologize
    When someone apologizes, forgive them
    Have you received the forgiveness that Jesus offers today?
2022 Sermon Archive

Dec 18, 2022
Your Best Christmas Ever – Joy
Series: 2022
  • Dec 18, 2022Your Best Christmas Ever – Joy
    Dec 18, 2022
    Your Best Christmas Ever – Joy
    Series: 2022
  • Dec 11, 2022Your Best Christmas Ever – Peace
    Dec 11, 2022
    Your Best Christmas Ever – Peace
    Series: 2022
  • Dec 4, 2022Your Best Christmas Ever – Hope
    Dec 4, 2022
    Your Best Christmas Ever – Hope
    Series: 2022
  • Nov 27, 2022Be Ready
    Nov 27, 2022
    Be Ready
    Series: 2022
  • Nov 20, 2022Thankful For Good Things
    Nov 20, 2022
    Thankful For Good Things
    Series: 2022

    Happy Thanksgiving

    This holiday is about giving thanks to God for all the blessings that He has given us this year!

    The Pilgrims and the Natives came together to celebrate and give thanks for all the bountiful harvest.

    We live in a world that thinks Thanksgiving is all about the Turkey

    Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above!

    We are not entitled!

    Even perfect gifts can be used wrongly

    Father of Lights

    Realize this, the light from the Sun never fades, the world turns away.

    With whom there is no variation

    God never changes! He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow

    His light does not create a shadow. In His light, there is no darkness at all.

    In His will, He brought us forth by the Word of truth

    Salvation doesn’t come because we want it to come,

    In fact, natural man would never seek salvation

    It is by His will, through His Word, that salvation comes

    First fruits

    The first fruits were an offering back to God for His blessings

    As first fruits, our job is to glorify God by living for Him daily

    This year, like every year, we have much to be thankful for indeed

    Do you know the God of salvation?

    Let this truly be your first Thanksgiving!

  • Nov 13, 2022Light And Wisdom
    Nov 13, 2022
    Light And Wisdom
    Series: 2022
  • Nov 6, 2022The Pain Of Waiting
    Nov 6, 2022
    The Pain Of Waiting
    Series: 2022

    A little history on Lamentations

    Also called the Lamentations of Jeremiah

    The Book of Lamentations is the collection of five poems or songs mourning the conquest of Jerusalem and the Kingdom of Judah.

    The tone of the book of Jeremiah is very heavy as God’s Judgement had come

    However, today’s text is Jeremiah remembering Hope in the hard times

    I recall hope

    The Lord’s Mercies

    His compassions never fail

    They are new every morning

    Great is Your faithfulness

    The Lord is my portion

    I Hope in Him

    Wait for Him and seek Him

    Hope and wait quietly

    Waiting is excruciating for today’s "2-day delivery" generation

    However, if we take the time of waiting to examine and seek and spend time quietly listening to the Lord,

    The pain of waiting will become joy in the Hope of Christ.

  • Oct 30, 2022God’s Ways
    Oct 30, 2022
    God’s Ways
    Series: 2022
  • Oct 23, 2022From Dread To Joy
    Oct 23, 2022
    From Dread To Joy
    Series: 2022

    Psalm 64:1-4 NASB

    In this passage today David has approached God to basically complain about the wickedness all around him

    As we go through this Psalm today, notice the similarities of our world today.

    Hear my voice O Lord!

    Preserve my life from the dread of the enemy!

    Hide me from the secret plots

    They attack suddenly

    Evil purpose

    They devise injustices

    Men’s hearts

    God’s arrow


    They will stumble

    They will fear

    The righteous will be glad!

    The righteous will take refuge

    Dread will become Joy!

    Do you know the God that can turn dread to joy?

  • Oct 16, 2022Service
    Oct 16, 2022
    Series: 2022

    "Have this attitude"

    "Let this mind"

    This is a choice

    Jesus existed in the form of God

    He didn’t cling to His Deity but embraced His humanity

    In His humanity He became as a bond-servant

    Remember, a bond-servant was one who chose to serve, even though they were free to choose not to

    Being made in the likeness of men

    He humbled Himself when He became obedient

    Jesus humility was one of suffering

    He served even when it was hard and humiliating

    Today’s Christian needs to remember that humility is not weakness

    Jesus humbled Himself as a man to be obedient to God

    To show us exactly how we should serve God

    Today we can serve in many ways even in our own church

    Jesus humbled Himself and was obedient even to the point of death on the cross

    He obediently suffered for the whole world to see

    Are you willing to obediently serve God today that others may see Jesus?

  • Oct 9, 2022Who’s In The Mirror?
    Oct 9, 2022
    Who’s In The Mirror?
    Series: 2022

    Toddlers under 18 months don’t often recognize themselves in the mirror

    We notice things in the mirror

    This passage is describing the mirror which is the Word of God

    If we are doers of the Word, when we examine ourselves, we see the Word

    When the world looks at self-proclaimed believers today, how many reflect the Word?

    Do you see the Word when you look in the mirror, or something else?

    Ever looked in a funhouse mirror? It is still you, but looks wierd

    Perhaps a version of the Word, yet distorted

    Perhaps you see something broken that needs repair

    When things are broken, they are not able to function properly

    Some people hate to look in the mirror, but do nothing to change that

    The only way to see Jesus, when you look in that mirror, is to be that doer of the Word

    This is what our world needs today, believers who do what they read in God’s Word

    Only you have the option to change what you see in the mirror

    Do you want to see Jesus?

  • Oct 2, 2022Jesus Calms The Storms
    Oct 2, 2022
    Jesus Calms The Storms
    Series: 2022

    We live in a stormy time

    I’ve heard it said that each of us is; either in a storm, coming out of a storm, or about to go into a storm every day.

    With storms being on all our minds this week, I want us to remember something: Jesus Calms The Storms!
    Our text today is
    Let’s look at 35-39

    Jesus rebukes the storm

    Let US cross over

    Took Him how He was

    A storm arose

    He was asleep

    He was awakened

    He rebuked the storm

    Jesus rebuked His disciples

    How is it that you have no faith

    The disciples were fearful

    Who can this be?

    Jesus was fully man and fully God and the disciples just saw both

    Are you locked in the storms of life?

    Do you need a savior?

    Trust Jesus! He is the only One that can calm the storms!