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02/05/17 A Relationaship with Christ!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Saturday, February 18, 2017, In : Sermon 

Intro: I don’t often talk to myself; however, the other day as I was thinking about what I might say in my last sermon in the role of senior pastor of Ocean View Baptist Church, I found myself asking a question. What would I want to be remembered for? Would it be the number of people who join the church over the last 13 years, would it be the number of baptisms? Would it be success in the minds of those in the community? What would it be? What really matters?

Sure I would have hoped to ha...


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01/22/16 Things Happen!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Saturday, February 18, 2017, In : Sermon 

Intro: Have you ever had someone look at you and say: “What happened to you?” For a lot of us here today we have been guilty at one time or another of wearing sadness all over our face. We have just been given some bad news or something happen. Our world has been turned upside down, we are 30,000 feet in the air and our life has been put in a holding pattern. We can’t land because we haven’t been given permission. Something turbulent has happened and we are holding. A large remote h...


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01/08/16 Therefore!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 9, 2017, In : Sermon 

Intro: One of the first sermons I ever preached was from Philippians and the message was peace. My entire ministry Philippians has been a book I would go to, to find peace. For years now I have called it the joy book. Being a Christian isn’t easy and the world might allow you to have a temporary happiness once in a while, but the Word of God as the Book of Philippians teaches you, can give you a joy all the time. “Therefore” Christian do you have that joy? I know a good book you can r...


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01/01/17 Spiritual Markers

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 9, 2017, In : Sermon 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Intro: Wednesday night we watched a video about the Christmas Story. If you take the time to really ponder so to speak and think about the events that transpired that first Christmas you can’t help but ask, why God? Why that man, why that young teenage girl? Why such a poor couple. Why did they have to travel 7o miles? Why did they have to be taxed? And this is a big question God, why a stable for a delivery room for the Son of God? What are you thinking God? This isn’t g...


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12/18/16 That's Peace!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, December 18, 2016, In : Sermon 

Intro: Dear God, So far today I've done alright. I haven't gossiped. I haven't lost my temper. I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I'm very thankful for that. But in a few minutes, God, I'm going to get out of bed; and from then on I'm probably going to need a lot more help. Amen! Let us be real honest, a lot of us aren’t even out of bed in the morning and we are struggling for a peace of mind.

Throughout history there have been wars and battles for land and pr...


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12/11/16 A Little While!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 12, 2016, In : Sermon 

Intro: ‘Christianity isn’t a Joy ride, but a Joy Road’

Have you ever driven down a rough road, a dirt road? Was the trip bumpy? Was it one of those roads that had a lot of pot holes? Maybe it was wet and muddy and you slid all over the road. Maybe it was a road that was slick, icy and you hung unto the steering wheel with all your strength. Was it one of those roads where you were out in the Bundy’s it was dark and your eyes would not leave the road because of the possible deer or b...


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12/04/16 Hope's Position!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, In : Sermon 
Intro:

What is the great hope of the believer? It is eternal life—the glorious privilege of living forever with God. Just imagine living face to face with God forever! No greater privilege could ever be given man. Our hope is said to be a living hope. A living hope means that it is not a dead, lifeless hope. It is not the kind of hope that we use to stir positive thinking for the moment but does nothing for us beyond the grave; not the kind of hope that gives us meaning and motivation for l...

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11/27/16 It's What God Wants!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 28, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching On Series – 1 Corinthians 4:1-21

Intro: The last two sermons from this series that I have preached have drawn special attention to the minister in the church. You would be surprise what the church member thinks the pastor’s role is and what God wants this role to be. I would think we are all somewhat guilty of having our opinion of what we expect from the pastor. Problem still remains it is what God wants that should be important: “That the Gentiles should be fellow...


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11/13/16 God Gives the Increase!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 14, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching On Series – 1 Corinthians 3:5-23

Intro: I didn’t like the preacher! How many times have you had a conversation with someone who based there involvement with a church on what the preacher did or didn’t do? Could you imagine someone leaving a church because of the preacher’s looks, or maybe the preacher preached too long, he went pass noon. Maybe because he was a Duke fan or his humor was an interruption. The list could go on with excuses and as sarcastic as some of...


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11/06/16 The Godly Man!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 7, 2016, In : Sermon 
Saints GO Marching on Series – 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:4

Intro: When you write down the word spirituality on a piece of paper and you erase the first three letters and the last three letters you end up with the word “ritual” The natural man would try to convince you that rituals are spiritual. A spiritual man is not a ritualistic person they are a relational person with their creator. To appreciate what spirituality is you could start by understanding what it isn’t. Spirituality is not a...

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10/30/13 The Saint Must Mature!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 31, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching On Series – 1 Corinthians 2:6-13

Intro: One of the greatest goals we can ever accomplish is acquiring MATURITY! April of 2015 I started a series of messages from the Book of James entitled “Life is a Test” and the whole series focused on growing up. James didn’t sugar coat the need to grow up. When are you going to grow up? The Book of James covered it well. The noun for maturity is a state of being mature; ripeness. When we see the maturity of a crop in the field...


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10/16/16 Nothing But the Truth!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 17, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO marching on Series – 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Intro: The truth and nothing but the truth so help me God. In the judicial system it is expected thou sometimes not followed that the defendant is to tell the truth under oath to avoid perjury. In chapter 2 of 1 Corinthians Paul was a man of God who wanted the Corinthians to know the truth and nothing but the truth. The division in the church continues to be the case before the Judge. Paul came under the instruction of the Holy Spirit to ...


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10/02/16 God Has Chosen!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 3, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching On Series – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Intro: The culture which we are a part of tends to put rankings on mankind; it is the nature of the beast. In the public school system you were exposed at quite a young age with what peer pressure was. You had the popular students, the smart, the not so smart, the athletic, and the not so athletic, the geek and not a geek, the good looking and not so good looking. You would think or hope after school those cultural peer pressures would ...


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09/25/16 The Cross Is?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 26, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching on Series – 1 Corinthians 1:17-25

Intro: “I’m only Human!” Have you ever known someone or maybe even been that someone who thought they were right but they weren’t? I mean you were really adamant about the issue with no wavering desire to think otherwise? “YOU WERE RIGHT!” It is our nature to want to be right and the last thing most want to admit is that we might be wrong about something. The world today, just as in Paul’s day, is caught up in the admirati...


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09/18/16 All for One & One for All!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 19, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching on Series – 1 Corinthians 1:10-16

Intro: The Devils joy is division in the church; and I believe he is doing a great job at it. This is not anything new in the church. The church at Corinth was in a sad state. The fellowship among believers had deteriorated to such a degree that it was about to crumble and collapse. There was severe division and dissension in the ranks: verbal accusations, differing opinions, competitive positions, power struggles, envy, contention, gru...


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09/11/16 Ultimate Resource!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 12, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching On Series – 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Intro: When a 9-11 operator gets a call that there is a house fire the next step that the operator takes is crucial in the handling of the incident. Immediately the operator calls the fire department. As a fire fighter it is imperative that we respond to the structure fire as quickly as possible. From the moment the operator notifies the local fire station, until the fire truck gets on scene, communication is key. Upon the arrival of the ...


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09/04/16 Called Out!

Posted by Pastor Steve Sigrist on Monday, September 12, 2016, In : Sermon 

Saints GO Marching On Series – 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Intro: The story has been told of a do-it-yourselfer who went into a hardware store early one morning and asked for a saw. The salesman took a chain saw from the shelf and commented that it was their “newest model, with the latest in technology, guaranteed to cut ten cords of firewood a day.” The customer thought that sounded pretty good, so he bought it on the spot.

The next day the customer returned, looking somewhat exhausted. “S...


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08/28/16 It's A Habit!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Hebrews 5:11-14

Intro: Habits are a part of our life, good and bad, many of them we don’t even realize we have. Some of you might remember your parents telling you; don’t forget to brush your teeth, make sure you wash your hands before you sit down at the dinner table. Make your bed. It is your turn to do the dishes. Do your homework. Take out the trash. Tie your shoes. Make sure you buckle up. As we get older we know each day we need to shower and shave…

W...


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07/31/16 Great Balance!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 1, 2016, In : Sermon 
Great Christians Series – Ecclesiastes 3:11-13

Intro: Here is a question many Christians will never ask you; are you deeply and richly enjoying your life? Balance is a common word in our everyday communications. You might have a problem keeping your balance if the boat is rocking back and forth. If you have ever been ice skating or roller skating you no if you lose your balance and fall it could be a painful experience. With the Olympics coming up the Gymnast need flexibility and balance so...

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07/24/16 Spiritual ACT of Worship!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 25, 2016, In : Sermon 
Great Christians Series - 1 John 3:15-17

Intro: In a few weeks we will be in the middle of one of the greatest summer events that only come around every four years and no I am not talking about the November elections. I am talking about the Olympics. These athletics have been training for years, some of them since they were old enough to walk. They are training for the possibility of representing team USA and bringing home a Gold Medal. This year’ time trials for the women’s 1500 track eve...

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07/17/16 Take IT & Leave IT!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 18, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Hebrews 11:4-6

Intro: What do you mean take it and leave it, that doesn’t sound very Christian like? Taken out of content it might be misinterpreted; however, what my thought in today’s message demands, taking and leaving. Take the risk and leave the doubt.

Great Christians take great risk. Where there is no risk, there is no faith! In the previous weeks we have learned great Christians pray great prayers, think great thoughts, read great books, pursue great ...


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07/10/16 Great Connection!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 11, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Exodus 33:17-19

Intro: As great as modern technology is there are times when the device you are working on or working with such as a (computer desk top, lap top, TV, Mobile phone, Tablet) loses its connection. Following this inconvenience it is interesting how the average person reacts. I must admit myself included it is amazing the control one of these electronic devices has over us and the fit we have in the time being. A bad connection is a problem. The Bible ...


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07/03/16 Dream On!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 4, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Ephesians 3:20-21

Intro: Have you ever heard someone say; When I get out of school I am going to get a job with a 6 figure income, I am going to marry the pretties woman, have one boy and one girl and live in the Suburbs with the perfect two story wood frame dwelling, fenced in yard a pool and a sports car that anyone envy’s, and people will hear of my story from reading the Forbes magazine. Maybe you haven’t heard anyone say that, but there have been many wh...


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06/26/16 Ats of Love!

Posted by Pastor Steve on Monday, June 27, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Hebrews 10:23-25

Intro: You show me your friends and I will show you your future. Great Christians Pursue Great people! We have plenty of examples from the Bible dealing with great Godly men and woman to follow. Joshua was able to follow Moses’s; Solomon valued wisdom because of his father David. Timothy was encouraged and strengthened as a young pastor despite difficulties because he submitted himself to Paul. The greatest example of pursuing a great person wa...


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06/19/16 Inside the Cover!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Intro: Great Christians read great books! Have you ever bought a book and with great intentions you hoped to read it, you read through the foreword section of the book, the introduction and began the first chapter then stopped. The second week in this series deals with understanding Great Christians read great books. Howard Hendricks says “Leaders are readers.” Are you a readier? One way to get close to people, who walked with God, is throug...


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06/12/16 What's In Your MIND?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 13, 2016, In : Sermon 

Great Christians Series – Philippians 4:8-9

Intro: Ralph Waldo Emerson: “life consists of what a man is thinking about all day.” John Locke: The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thought. James Allen: “You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” Of course the obvious question, where do you want to be tomorrow? The mind is a terrible thing to waste, what’s in your mind. If there was a window to your mind ...


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06/05/16 Whoever Believes in HIM!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 6, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series - Acts 10:34-43

Intro:

Growing up I remember the anxiety I experiencing when there we certain games or events that required dividing into teams. These teams were selected through a team captain, and they would chose who they thought would best win or fit the team. I realize I am not alone with this past struggle. What a frustration when your one of the last people to be picked because you are not that good at something, you’re not fast enough, or smart enough or b...


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05/29/16 From Ordinary to do Extraordinary!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, May 29, 2016, In : Sermon 
Acting Like Jesus Series – Acts 9:36-43

Intro: Dead or Alive: Once there was a hermit who was very wise. He articulated answers to troublesome questions. This aggravated some of the youth, who decided to trick him. They captured a small bird. And this was their plan: One would approach the guru with the little creature clutched in hand, asking if the bird were dead or alive. If the oracle said “alive,” the bird would be crushed. If he said “dead,” it would be released to fly away. E...

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05/22/16 The Damascus Road Experience!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 23, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series – Acts 9:1-9

Intro: The believers of the early church were known as followers of "the Way". Jesus Christ offered a way of life, a life that produced peace and an understanding of the truth and righteousness. Everyone who has a relationship with Christ has a Damascus road story to tell! The stories are different; some are more life changing than others. Paul’s Damascus road experience is one of the great documented testimony’s throughout the whole Bible. Paul s...


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05/15/16 He Said Arise and GO!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 16, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series – Acts 8:26-40

Intro: Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, famous evangelist, said that the New Testament records tell of forty people, each suffering from the same disease, who were healed by Jesus. Of this number, thirty-four were either brought to Jesus by friends, or He was taken to them. In only six cases out of forty did the sufferers find the way to Jesus without assistance. Of the vast number of people who find their way to Jesus today, most of them reach Him because th...


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05/08/16 A Woman Devoted to God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 9, 2016, In : Sermon 

Mother’s Day

Intro: After today according to the calendar Mother’s Day is over, it is only recognized once a year. Well for all of us who are smarter than the calendar, Mother’s should be appreciated every day all year round. The thing is, you may take time off from appreciating mom, but she never gets to take time off from being “mom.” And let’s not forget, God commands us to honor our parents—not just one day a year, but throughout our lives: “Honor your father and mother,...


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04/24/16 We Ought To Too!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 25, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series - Acts 5:26-42

Intro: We can all agree following orders or (reading the Instructions) can often be a tedious affair; however, not following can result in consequences that can become detrimental. It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in, whether you’re re-tired or employed, married or single there will always be orders or instructions to obey. Next to the one who does not pay his bill, the doctor’s most annoying patient is the one who refuses to follow ...


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04/17/16 I'm Glad I Don't Do That

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 25, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series - Acts 5:1-11

Intro: A farmer looked out his window one day and saw several young fellows stealing watermelons from his field. He pulled out his gun and fired over their heads once or twice to scare the thieves off. Later, when the boys met, one said, “Did you hear those bullets?” Another replied, “I heard them twice, once when they passed me, and once when I passed them.” The farmer accomplished his purpose, since fear kept the boys from further stealing. Fe...


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04/10/16 No Other Name!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 11, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series – Acts 4:5-13

Intro: After a short break with the recent Holy Days and my absence last week, we pick up in week two of: “Acting Like Jesus,” Series from the Book of Acts.

E.F. Hutton & Co. was an American stock brokerage firm founded in 1904 by Edward Francis Hutton and his brother, Franklyn Laws Hutton. Later, it was led by well-known Wall Street trader Gerald M. Loeb. Under their leadership, Hutton became one of the most respected financial firms in the Unit...


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03/27/16 Resurrected Redeemer!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 28, 2016, In : Sermon 

Easter Sunday

Intro: Today, we celebrate the greatest day in the history of the world. Today we celebrate the great truth that Jesus Christ, who was crucified on a Roman cross and died, arose from the dead just three days later! This one truth is what sets Christianity apart from every other system of belief in the world! All other religious leaders have died. Buddha died! Mohammed died! Confucius died! Every founder of every religion that has ever existed has died. Only one has risen again...


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03/20/16 The Lord Has Need of It!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, March 20, 2016, In : Sermon 

Palm Sunday

Intro: What if you had only a week to live, what would you do with that week? Maybe you would go to the finest of restaurants and have a great meal, maybe you would go on a cruise and see some of the spenders of the World? Maybe you would take the time to fix a few relationships. Maybe you would give some things away. Maybe you would spend more time with your family. In Jesus’ last week the first thing He did was to ride into trouble. How many of you are willing to ride into tr...


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03/13/16 Openly Share the Gospel!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, March 13, 2016, In : Sermon 

Acting Like Jesus Series – Acts 1:1-8

Intro: A bazooka is better than a rifle. At the close of World War II, two pictures appeared in a magazine showing a soldier in conflict with a tank. The first showed a huge tank bearing down on a tiny soldier, about to crush him. The picture was proportioned to show the odds involved when a foot soldier with a rifle faced a tank. The next picture showed what happened to that soldier’s odds with a bazooka, or rocket launcher, in his hands. This time...


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03/06/16 He Came To Fill Up The Box!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 7, 2016, In : Sermon 

Intro: What is it that you want to get out of this life? Paul tells us to live victoriously and to avoid excesses of the flesh. Moody once illustrated this truth as follows: “Tell me,” he said to his audience, “How can I get the air out of this glass?” One man said, “Suck it out with a pump.” Moody replied, “That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass.” After many impossible suggestions, Moody smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. “There,” he s...


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02/28/16 Heart of the Matter!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 29, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 13:1-9

Intro: The heart is a hard-working marvel. It can keep on beating automatically even if all other nerves were severed. And what a beat! It beats an average of 75 times a minute, forty million times a year, or two-and-a-half billion times in a life of 70 years. At each beat, the average adult heart discharges about four ounces of blood. This amounts to three thousand gallons a day or 650,000 gallons a year—enough to fill more than 81 tank cars...


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02/21/16 One Greater Than!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, February 21, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 12:38-40

Intro: There are many signs in this world we are guilty of ignoring. With that said the stop sign seems to get a little more attention than other signs, most people stop for this sign. A lot of us tend to generally slow down and stop to avoid the repercussion of a ticket. Of course many of us after being pulled over try to explain to the officer that was a complete stop when they are giving us a ticket for not making a complete stop before we...


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02/14/16 The Invitation Still Stands!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, February 14, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 11:28-30

Intro: Does the word "weary” ever describe your life? Do you ever feel like you have reached the end of your rope and there simply isn't enough rope left with which to tie a knot? These are the kinds of people Jesus is addressing in these verses. This chapter deals with the doubts of John the Baptist, the hypocrisy of the religious leaders, and the wickedness of the cities where Jesus had been preaching. He has been surrounded by those who ...


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02/07/16 Move With Compassion!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 8, 2016, In : Sermon 
Are You that Witness Series - Matthew 9:35-38

Intro: The Barna Research Group has been involved in gathering and analyzing information concerning the church since 1984. They have found that 33% of Americans are unchurched; they have no church affiliation whatsoever. While it found that 20% of those who have church membership believe that living a good life will gain them a place in heaven. Given those two statistics alone, that tells us that 53% of Americans are lost and on their way to hell. ...

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01/31/16 I Want to be Like the Centurion!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 1, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 8:5-13

Intro: When we think of a barrier we think of something physically enabling us from breaking through something. As a pastor I have experienced barriers from an entirely different perspective. I think of the barrier of pride, selfishness, laziness. With famous answer to those barriers: “I don’t have time,” I can’t do that,” "I don’t want to do that!"

“It is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must...


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01/24/16 Depending on Him!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 25, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 7:12-14

Intro: In the early 80’s while living in Clayton, North Carolina I worked with the local utility Company; Carolina Power & Light (CP&L) which was located out of Raleigh. Interesting job, I got saved (accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior) during my third year of working for them. That sure changed things for my future with that occupation. I worked in the Relay Construction Department and worked my way up to a first class electrician a...


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01/17/16 The Law Fulfilled!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 18, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 5:17-20

Intro: In Illustrations for Biblical Preaching Timothy Munyon bids to ask the question’ is this a crazy rule or is it not. While living in Florida, I had several friends who worked cleaning rooms at a nationally known inn located directly on the white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. They spent their work breaks running barefoot in the sand. The problem was the inn required all employees to wear shoes at all times while working. I noticed the em...


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01/10/15 The Pattern for Prayer!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 11, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 6:9-13

Intro: This passage is often referred to as the Lord's Prayer. In reality, it is the Disciple's Prayer. It was given to them as a pattern for them to follow when they prayed. This model prayer has a pattern to follow; however, the disciple cannot allow this pattern to become so repetitious that it becomes a mindless repeat. This pattern can when properly follow be used as a framework to build a prayer life that is offered to God, heard and answ...


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01/03/16 The Beatitude Pieces!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 4, 2016, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series - Matthew 5:1-11

Intro: What does it mean to be truly blessed? Must true happiness come with wealth? Must there be stuff involved? Is it a person, place or thing? Does blessed mean you have all the pieces of the puzzle of your life together? In chapter 5 of Matthew we have the great Sermon on the Mount; in this sermon Jesus gives the pieces of the puzzle. What He delivers in this mountain experience message is a picture of heaven and He gives us all the pieces and...


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12/27/15 The Witness Tempted!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 28, 2015, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 4:1-11

Intro: Every other week for a couple of years now I have had allergy shots, this of course is done to help me to deal with my allergies; at one time I was allergic to everything including couch roaches, so I was told. After every shot I have to wait 20 minutes to make sure I don’t swell, and the nurse tells me; whatever you do don’t scratch your arms, well you know what I do next? That’s right! “Scratch my arm’s” If you tell a yo...


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12/20/15 Satisfier of Your Hopes!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, December 20, 2015, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 2:1-12

Intro: Over the years Karol and I have had are challenges with direction and reading maps when we go on a trip. Our first GPS was given to us as a gift from this church; mainly they feared that Karol and I would avoid a possible future argument when we travel. It is truly amazing the technology we have at our figure tips. The Wise men used a GPS long before modern technology did! God used a star to figure into the events surrounding the bir...


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12/13/15 Everything is REQUIRED!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 14, 2015, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 1:18-25

Intro: Jesus' birth was one of the most irregular and disturbing events in all history. There is this teenage girl who gets pregnant and wants everyone to believe that this child inside her womb was conceived by God Himself. Who of that day would ever believe her story? “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:21. There is nothing that is normal here, but then...


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12/06/15 Can I Get A Witness?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 7, 2015, In : Sermon 

Are You That Witness Series – Matthew 3:1-12

Intro: Let’s look at the big picture!

I love this time of the year, I enjoy giving and getting Christmas Cards. I love the social events that include singing Christmas Carols and eating cookies. I love to watch all the Hallmark movies on TV that share the spirit of Christmas. I love to give gifts and enjoy receiving them; however, I am not a big fan of that white elephant! It’s fun to decorate and prepare for the anniversary of the Savior f...


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11/29/15 Why Not?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, November 29, 2015, In : Sermon 

Why Not? New Beginnings – Genesis24:1-9

Intro: Advent begins! For almost my entire ministry the Sunday that immediately followed thanksgiving was the beginning of the advent season and I would preach with that focus. For the last two months I have been following the narrative of Abraham and Sarah and their journey that has been directed by God. So why would I dare to delay the advent season with an appropriate advent message? In times past Matthew, Luke, Isaiah, even 1 Peter have all been...


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11/22/15 Could You Do That?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 23, 2015, In : Sermon 

New Beginnings Series – Genesis 22:1-14

Intro: Could you do that?

Imagine being one of those couples who have been married for quite some time, you tried everything medically possible to have your own child, and just when you threw in the towel and gave up on the possibility of having a baby you find out your pregnant. You spread the good news on Facebook and Twitter and all the other current communication networks; you decorate the baby room as soon as you find out what gender you’re h...


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11/15/15 In His Time!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, November 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

New Beginnings – Genesis 21:1-8

Intro: I Can’t Wait!

I can’t wait until I can take my vacation, I can’t wait until Christmas, I can’t wait until spring gets here, I can’t wait until the cooler weather gets here, I can’t wait until the warmer weather gets here. I can’t wait until my child is potty-trained. I can’t wait until I graduate, I can’t until Friday… A lot of things we can’t wait for. Sarah couldn’t wait; as a matter of fact she gave up. She thought there wa...


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11/08/15 A Friendof God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, November 8, 2015, In : Sermon 
New Beginnings Series – Genesis 18:16-33

Intro: Called the friend of God!

I remember a time when a hand shake was an indication of respect or friendship, when a man’s word was his bond; if he told you this was what he was going to do he would do it! It was his word. God gave His Word and promised Abraham he would be blessed, it was His handshake, HIS WORD. Abraham was a friend of God. Last week we read where God had given Abram a new name, he was given the name of Abraham; meaning high fa...

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11/01/15 I Am ALL Mighty God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 2, 2015, In : Sermon 

New Beginnings Series – Genesis 17:1-7

Intro: Give it All!

I believe there are many in this world today that have either given up or never really stayed the course and followed through with God’s plan for their life. You might be that person who has had to adjust to what you might call a handicap. I have always thought – it only becomes a handicap when you allow the world to convince you it is. It might just be God’s plan all along. Maybe you have been in an accident and have loss s...


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10/18/15 You Have a Call Waiting For You!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Saturday, October 17, 2015, In : Sermon 

New Beginnings Series – Genesis 12:1-9

Intro: I grew up in Jackson Michigan, in the early 80’s I was living in a 12 x 65 foot long mobile home. Because of the financial hardship that hit this State, I packed up and left my one year old child and my wife who I had just married a year earlier behind to end up living out of a tent for several weeks in Umstead State Park outside of Raleigh NC. All of this in hopes of finding a new job and a future place to call home. I have always felt it w...


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10/11/15 The Lord Scattered!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 12, 2015, In : Sermon 

New Beginnings Series - Genesis 11:1-9

Intro: Have you ever been a part of a fraternity or some special organization? You might have had a secret handshake, or repeat a password whenever you were around as a group or met someone from the group. Maybe it was certain clothing you wore. Or a tattoo or something that just made your group stick out. The three musketeers left a legacy in the movie world with a statement: “One for all and all for one.” Could have been a click, a group of people...


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10/04/15 It's For Your Own Good!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 5:12-20

Intro: “It’s for your own good!” How many times have you heard that? How many times have you heard someone say it is for your own good that you do that? Brush your teeth, wash your hands, sit up right at the table, take your elbows off the table, don’t stare, chew with your mouth close, cover your mouth when you cough, don’t talk back to your mother. As we come to a close in the book of James he takes serous the importance of “Praying with...


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09/27/15 Be Patient!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 28, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 5:7-11

Intro: Some years ago a speedboat driver who had survived a racing accident described what had happened. He said he had been at near top speeds when his boat veered slightly and hit a wave at a dangerous angle. The combined force of his speed and the size and angle of the wave sent the boat spinning crazily into the air. He was thrown from his seat and propelled deeply into the water—so deep, in fact, that he had no idea which direction the surface wa...


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09/20/15 Are You Oblivious?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 5:16

Intro: Materialism

The story is told of a prosperous, young investment banker who was driving a new BMW sedan on a mountain road during a snowstorm. As he veered around one sharp turn, he lost control and began sliding off the road toward a deep cliff. At the last moment he unbuckled his seat belt, flung open his door, and leaped from the car, which then tumbled down the ravine and burst into a ball of flames.

Though he had escaped with his life, the man s...


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09/13/15 Do the Will of GOD!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 4:13-17

Intro: Every one of us has an opinion or a viewpoint on what a true Christian is, or what they should be doing. I would even go to the extent to say most of us here might think we’re doing a decent job on being that Christian. Correct? James in the content of the text in discussion today reiterates the character of a genuine believer. This should be, to do the will of God. We have learned the importance of loving God, repenting of our sins, displayi...


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09/06/15 Judge Not That You be Not Judged!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 4:11-12

Intro: If I got a dollar every time someone said; let me give you my opinion on that matter. I would have a nice chunk of change by now. It seems everybody has an opinion and advice to freely give; sadly enough judgement is usually included. We (believers) are out of our jurisdiction when we attempt to be the jury, lawyer and the judge, and assume we can give a verdict in these cases of life were a part of!

“Therefore let us not judge one another anymo...


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08/30/15 Do you NEED Rescuing!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 4:7-12

Intro: It happens often, a storm, a flood, a devastating situation and it is in all the local news reports. Someone was in need of a rescue; they were stuck in a tree, entrapped in a vehicle, their house was destroyed while they were still in it. Report after report someone was in need of being rescued and they knew it, they accepted that condition. Is it possible that there are some people in this church, they need rescuing and they don’t even know i...


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08/16/15 What the Chrstian Should Do!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, August 21, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 4:1-6

Intro: “What the Christian should Do!” Is the test question for this week. You might not believe this but I often wonder what the Christian would do if: After he or she is done with the Grocery shopping and pushes the cart to the car, and after loading everything into the car, what do What would you do with the cart? Do you leave it next to the car? Or do you find a cart stall somewhere and put it away? What would you do if you were in a Walmart or Kma...


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07/26/15 The Wise Understand Wisdom!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 3:13-18

Intro: If we were to recall our upbringing and all the great statement’s that our parents instilled within us, I believe one that would be on the top ten list, would be: DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING? Interestingly enough this is exactly what James wants; he wants the Christian to really understand the wisdom that comes from God and not to depend on man’s wisdom.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, ...


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07/19/15 It Can Be a Good Tongue!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 3:1-12

Intro: It is one of the hardest tests you will ever take. The use of this real small body part can make or break, can destroy a marriage, split a church, ruin relationships. It’s nothing but a little tongue: But in might as well be a stick of dynamite, because it can blowup, might as well be a stick or stone, because it can break you bones. It might as well be a knife, because it can stab you right thru the center of your heart and stop you from moving....


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07/12/15 Useful or Useless - it's up to U!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 13, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 2:14-24

Intro: The greatest tragedy of the church today is people who profess Christ and yet do not live for Christ. Millions profess Christ and they are baptized and confirmed and made members of the church, but they do not follow nor live for Christ. They do not live pure and righteous lives, nor do they give all they are and have to reach the lost and needy of the world. Are they saved? Do they have a genuine faith? This is the discussion of this passage. Th...


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07/05/15 Are You Out of Bounce?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 2:9-13

Intro: HAPPY BIRTHDAY America! 239 years ago on the 4th of July. This Country celebrated its independence. It was now a Nation where its citizens were free of tyranny and persecution, a Country where their inalienable rights where imbedded in the doctrine of a sovereign being. He was worshipped as Jehovah (God). To experience this freedom, thousands of men and woman paid the ultimate price; they died so that we could be free! They suffered much and even...


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06/28/15 You Do Well!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 2:5-8

Intro: “It is well with my soul!”

One of my favorite hymns, one you hear often with funerals, written by Author Horatio G. Spafford and composed by Philip P. Bliss is “It is well with my soul!” When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like the sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, ‘It is well with my soul.’ Tho’ Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Chr...


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06/21/15 Partiality is an ISSUE!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, In : Sermon 

Father's Day

Life is a Test Series – James 2:1-4

Intro: “Father testimony” You may believe you’re not one of those who have partiality issues; I didn’t, so I thought. My son thought different. You’re often the last to believe the scriptures are talking about you! I must believe through my own experiences that partiality is a sin and an action that plagues the church. It must stop for the church to grow.

Text: James 2:1-4

“My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Chr...


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06/14/15 Watch Your Mouth!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 1:26-27

Intro: How often have you heard that? Watch your mouth! There was a time in history when a child that didn’t do what he was supposed to do, or say something he was taught not to say could end up eating soap to clean his or her mouth up! Well times have changed and I don’t think soap is as popular as it used to be. But rest assured the Bible hasn’t changed; the Word of God is still telling the child of God to watch your mouth! In my last week’s...


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06/07/15 DO-it!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 1:21-25

Intro: The Nike Product Motto: “Just Do It!” The equipment can make all the difference. This is exactly what James is offering the church, the right equipment! “For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.” Romans 2:13 (NLT)

“Swift to hear” reminds us of how the Christian should hear and obey God’s Word! Text: James 1:21-25 (NKJV)

“Therefore lay aside all filt...


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05/31/15 Made Alive!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, May 31, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series – James 1:18-20 (NKJV)

Intro: For the sports enthusiast when their team is behind or losing and they hear the announcer say wait a minute it looks like the team is alive again, it brings excitement! When the first responders and EMTs are working a code on a patient if the heart starts to beat again there is an immediate sense of Joy. When an infant leaves the Mother’s womb and enters into the world for the first time the new birth experience becomes a gift from God t...

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05/24/15 The Blame Game!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 1:13-17

Intro: "I didn't do it, it's not my fault!” How often have you heard or said that? I came from a rather large family of 7 brothers and sisters and a mom and dad. For 10 years I was the middle child. I can recall the blame game that was often played amongst the siblings! And of course I was also the perfect child never needing attention or at fault for anything that might be done. It is not only with brothers or sisters that many of us can recall bei...


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05/17/15 Rejoice in Your Status of Life!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series – James 1:9-12

Intro: My status has changed several times in my life: I was a painter for several years, you might say it help me through many financial endeavors throughout the years. But with that job position and the dress code, it was interesting the looks I would get and even the assumption about what or who I was. I worked for CP&L for years and I traveled 4 & 5 days a week, I was an electrician and it was interesting the looks I got and even the assumption about...

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05/03/15 A Profit Out of This World!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series – James 1:5-8

Intro: In the secular world everyone loves to be the recipient of a profit; investments is something I have taken series for the last two decades. I was taught very early on in life of the importance of investments, paying your bills and having good credit. The world throws a lot of temptations in our lap. We could spend less than $10.00 for a lottery ticket and win several million dollars. What a profit that would be! In this world, profit comes from a m...

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04/26/15 Wind Me Up!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, April 26, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series (James 1:2-4)

Intro: God often gives me the strangest things to ponder on when I sit down to work on a sermon. The strange thing He allowed me to put to thought this week comes from the toy store. I recall in a distant past walking into a toy store as I was walking through a mall; and the first thing I notice was a few of these windup toys in a wood box up on a stand, elevated enough that little kids couldn’t easily steal the toy. I noticed after you would wind up one o...

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04/19/15 Bondservant!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 20, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series - Introduction (James 1:1)

Intro: Wouldn’t you know it; my last class that was required for me to graduate from Liberty University was a Math Class. Why in the world would a student of Biblical Studies need a math class to graduate? I believe it was the most intense class I experience since I started my schooling in the early 1990’s. The Book alone was over 900 hundred pages. It cost $250.00 it had within its covers; learning the art of problem solving. Numeration sys...

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04/12/15 A Life's Mission!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, In : Sermon 
Intro: The Need for Power

Illustration: — Homer Lindsay Jr.

I have a TV set in the house, and it won’t work. The Olympics are coming soon, and I want to see those Olympics. I want to see those guys run dashes. I want to see them run those distances. I want to see the Dream Team play again. But my TV won’t work. I fuss at it. I growl at it. I snarl at it. I say, “You sorry thing, you cost me a lot of money, and you won’t work. The guarantees they give you are not worth the paper the...

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04/05/15 Why Do You Seek the Living Amongst the Dead?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 6, 2015, In : Sermon 
Easter Sunday

Intro: Jesus Christ, conquered death, Hell and the grave forever. Oh what a morning it was when Jesus rose again! Oh what a morning it was when He pulled the stinger from death and gave life eternal to all those who will place their faith in Him. You see: HE IS ALIVE this morning! The tomb was empty. Discovering the empty tomb was the greatest discovery in human history. The great tragedy is that most people either are not aware that Jesus arose or do not believe that He arose. E...

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03/29/15 He Knew!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Sermon 
Psalm Sunday

Intro: My wife is out of town as I share this message; she is visiting our daughter and the grandchildren in Vermont. Karol flew by way of an Airplane instead of driving, she traveled coach. She left Norfolk at 6:00am and connected with a flight in Dulles and arrived in Burlington at 9:40am. She had told me the layover in Dulles was very congested, it was very busy with a lot of people going everywhere; Karol had to ride a shuttle to get to the gate of her departing flight.

I hav...

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03/22/15 The Beginning of The End!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series! – Ephesians 6:19-24

Intro: Remember Paul Harvey the news commentator? He had a unique way of telling the news and bringing to light the events of the day. I have great memories of my honey moon and a story that Paul Harvey spoke of. Paul Harvey and Paul the Apostle had something in common; they both had a trademark statement in their closing remarks of their commentaries. Paul Harvey, between his opening remarks and his closing statements always ended by referring to “...

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03/15/15 The Air I Breathe!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 16, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Ephesians 6:18

Intro: Prayer is air, without it you suffocate! To many Christians are gagging in their spiritual walk. Not enough pr-ayer. Because of my exposure to a lot of sick people in the church, I find myself sick more than I care to admit. I really can’t do much more than I already am with washing my hands and praying that I don’t get it! When I do get sick the coughing stage is always the worst. When I couch it weakens my whole body and I find myself gasp...


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03/08/15 Alive and Active!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 9, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Ephesians 6:17

Intro: What is it that God has created in you? For whatever the reason, I will always remember the old Young Frankenstein Movie with Marty Felton and Gene Wilder. When I first saw this movie decades ago it was a time when the theater was the best way to watch a movie. There are several great scenes that still come to mind when I recall that movie. First of all it was hilarious, one of the scenes that made me laugh the most occurred when Marty Felton who...


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03/01/15 Stepping Out - With Faith!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 2, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Ephesians 6:15-16

Intro: Have you ever stepped on something that you regretted later? Was it squishy, did it sting you, was it hot, or was it cold? Did it break, or did you twist an angle or hurt your knee, maybe your back went out again. So many things could be said about the step you just made! Or steps you are making …

The Bible tells us that when a person receives Christ, a key part of their walk with God is to step out on faith. “For I am not ashamed of the gos...


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02-22-15 Trighteousness! (Truth & Reigteousness)

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 23, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Ephesians 6:13-14

Intro: Surgical Room, having the proper equipment. Would you say that it is crucial to have the correct equipment before you go into surgery?

It has been said that a soldier is no better than his equipment. Paul has told us about our enemy and about our energy. Now, he takes the time to speak concerning our equipment. He lets us know that we know all about our enemy. We are blessed with boundless energy and we have the best equipment that any army in...


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02-15-15 Put On The Full Armor!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Ephesians 6:10-13

Intro: “Eye Exam” How often you hear someone say; you need your eyes examined. If you haven’t it is only a matter of time before you need to get your eyes examined. Whether you wear glasses or not sooner or later you will get your eyes examined. Probably most of you here today can relate. Karol and I recently had our eyes examined. The actual eye examine is fascinating, and the equipment that is used to check out your vision is quite high tech. Wh...


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02/01/15 Do Service As To The Lord!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 2, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Ephesians 6:5-9

Intro: last week the worthy walk series took us into some uncomfortable waters, submission, loving your wife and avoiding the provoking of your children. This week is all about doing service as to the Lord: Imagine what the world would be like if everyone turned to the Lord, think about the economic relationships, world hunger, respect for all of mankind, yes it is starting to sound like a song: red and yellow black and white they our precious in His si...


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01/25/15 Worthy Walk Series - Believing Participants!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 26, 2015, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series – Ephesians 6:1-4

Intro: Church Vow - I make this vow to you Lord and the pastor, that after I am done hearing your instructions from the Word of God. I will not shoot the messenger but I will heed the Word to become a better participant.

Our study on Wednesday Nights from Genesis falls right into place with are text today, as you will find that our earlier Patriarchs had their challenges in parenting also: Our generation is a generation of problem children and problem pa...

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01/18/15 Joined Together!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 19, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Ephesians 5:22-33

INTRO: So now the worthy walk leads us to walk in a spirit of submission and love. How much more is there to this worthy walk concept? God’s instructions are not grievous! If we walk down the path God has laid for us—if we do just what He says—we experience the most loving and peaceful, the richest and fullest life imaginable. This is doubly true for husband and wife, for they have the companionship of each other as well of the Lord.

Marriage is a...


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01/04/15 I See the Light!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 20 (Ephesians 5:8-14)

Intro: The worthy walk series continues, we start off the new year by simply asking are you in the light or are you still living in the dark? Simple question hard to answer, WHY! No sarcasm intended; however, it is very hard to walk without legs, without any form of prosthetics or a wheel chair, or crutches…? It’s pretty much impossible. Interestingly enough there are people in the church wondering why they’re not walking. It is imposs...


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12/28/14 Let's Follow the Leader!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 5, 2015, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series - Week 19 (Ephesians 5:1-7)

Intro: Most of us can remember playing the game follow the leader or Simon Says when we were growing up. That was a fun game and that is all it was, Paul wants the Church of Ephesus to KNOW following God is not a game where you can change the rules to please yourself. Following God has eternal rewards and eternal consequences. Following the leader has its requirements:

Text: Ephesians 5:1-7 (NKJV)

“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children....

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12/21/14 Hope, Joy & Peace!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, December 21, 2014, In : Sermon 
Intro: Do you really give must thought to having hope becoming a reality in a Baby wrapped up in swaddling clothes lying in a manager? You should, because without Christ you have no hope! The gift of hope allows us to experience the proof of Christ working in our own life; this gift also allows us to understand there is permanence in this relationship, and a power that the Holy Spirit enables us to use. This Christmas time gift also gives Joy for those who will really receive it, because this...
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12/14/14 Put if OFF!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 18 (Ephesians 4:25-32)

Intro: Commonality of Recipes & Clothes: The holiday season always brings the exchanging of Recipes. When a person clothes himself, he wants to be sure to put on the right clothes. If he dresses improperly and puts on clothes that clash and are unacceptable, he is unacceptable and rejected by most people. Most people avoid the person who is improperly dressed, for he embarrasses them. So it is with God. There are things that we are to put o...


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12/07/14 The New Man!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series – Week 17 (Ephesians 4:17-24)

Intro: The Worthy Walk, what is it? Why is this so important? Who is this New Man, how can I become a new man? We are a third race of people. YOU ARE DIFFERENT! I feel like a New Man!

Text: Ephesians 4:17-24 (NKJV)

“This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, becaus...

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11/30/14 He Himself Gave!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Week 16 (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 (NKJV)

“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. 8 Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men." 9 Now this, "He ascended"--what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things. 11 And He Himsel...


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11/23/14 Walk Worthy of the Call!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 15 (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Intro: How do you really appreciate thankfulness? “Walk Worthy of your Call!”

How are we to live day by day? How does our position in Christ work itself out in our lives? How does Christ help us deal with the trials, problems, difficulties, and sufferings of day to day living? The believer's walk is the subject of Ephesians from this point on. We owe God more than we could ever pay. We owe God so much that we could never even begin to p...


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11/16/14 That of Christ!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Week 14 (Ephesians 3:14-21)

Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 (NKJV)

Intro: The Old Testament is full of examples of men of prayer; Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Daniel and the boys, and you can’t forget Jonah… The book of Philippians reminds us: “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 (NIV)

Our series continues today in the concluding verses of chapter three: “For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from wh...


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11/09/14 Confident Access!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 13 (Ephesians 3:8-13)

Text: Ephesians 3:8-13 (NKJV)

“To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the pr...


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11/02/14 Kicking UP Dust!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 3, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 12 (Ephesians 3:7)

Intro: This profoundly affected Paul.

Text: Ephesians 3:7 (NKJV)

“Of which I became a minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effective working of His power.

Having revealed the mystery to his readers, wanted them to know how he came to be in the office he occupied. Did Paul just wake up one day and decide to be a preacher? Did he decide on a whim to turn his back on his heritage, his religion, and his people? No...


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10/26/14 Who Is The Controller of Your Life?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, October 26, 2014, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series – Week 11 (Ephesians 3:1-6)

Intro: Imagine committing a crime early into your adulthood and putting you in prison for decades! Years later you have paid your debt to society for your crime and you are now free! Upon your departure you have found everything has changed, technology, prices, cost of living the world… Fitting in becomes a major challenge, you don’t fit in and your immaturity to your new position in life becomes a major burden.

Text: Ephesians 3:1-6 (NKJV)...

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10/12/14 Membership Has Its Privileges!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 13, 2014, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series – Week 10 (Ephesians 2:19-22)

Intro: Membership can be a matter of life or death!

Text: Ephesians 2:19-22 (NIV)

“Consequently (Now, therefore), you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him y...

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10/05/14 They Are Supposed To Be One!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, October 5, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 9 (Ephesians 2:14-18)

Intro: All the makings of a great reality T.V. program: The plot of the program revolves around; running, hiding or just rationalizing your relationship with others and God. Christians aren’t supposed to be prejudice, they are supposed to get along, and they are supposed to go out of their way and be the Good Samaritan… THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE 1

Text: Ephesians 2:14-18 (NKJV)

“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has...


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09/28/14 We Were FAR Off!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 8 (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Intro: (Luke 15) Prodigal son story – Gentiles are the prodigal, Jews are the older brother.

Text: Ephesians 2:11-13 (NKJV)

“Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh--who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands-- 12 that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Go...


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09/21/14 Be Fruitful and Multiply!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 22, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series – Week 7 (Ephesians 2:8-10)

Text: Ephesians 2:8-10 (NKJV)

Intro: It has been no accident that God lead me to have a bible study from the book of Genesis. It is from the first book in the bible that God speaks to Moses and reveals to him: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” In the five translations I looked at when reading this verse other than an “s” all five of these translations were identical. “In the beginning God created.” Our Lord...


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09/07/14 But God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 8, 2014, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series – Week 6 (Ephesians 2:4-7)

Text: Ephesians 2:4-7 (NKJV)

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

Intro: Last we...

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08/31/14 He Made A-Live!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 1, 2014, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series - Week 5 (Ephesians 2:1-3)

Text: Ephesians 2:1-3 (NKJV)

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”...

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08/24/14 Knowing God & His Power!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 25, 2014, In : Sermon 
Worthy Walk Series - Week 4 (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 (NKJV)

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His callin...

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08/17/14 What If!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 25, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: Mark 10:35-45 (NKJV)

“Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask." 36 And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?" 37 They said to Him, "Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory." 38 But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" 39 They said...


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08/10/14 God Has Given & Sealed Us!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Week 3 (Ephesians 1:11-14)

Text: Ephesians 1:11-14 (NKJV)

“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. 13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is ...


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08/03/14 Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Week 2 (Ephesians 1:7-10)

Text: Ephesians 1:7-10 (NKJV)

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself.” 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in ...


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07/27/14 What A Body!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Sermon 

Worthy Walk Series - Week 1 (Ephesians 1:1-6)

Text: Ephesians 1:1-6 (NKJV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy a...


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07/20/14 They All May Be One!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: John 17:11, 20-23 (NKJV)

“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I h...


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07/13/14 A Defense for CHRIST!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, July 18, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Peter 3:15-16a (HCSB)

“Honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. 16 However, do this with gentleness and respect.”

Intro: Our VBS theme this year is Agency D3; during the next few days special agents will be on the case to investigate tracing back to the facts-who Jesus really is. First I must admit I hope this investigation is more than a week long, and that we continue to underst...


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07/06/14 The Road Map to Maturity!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:1 (NKJV)

"But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ. 1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Chr...


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06/29/14 Take A Serious LOOK!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 30, 2014, In : Sermon 
Text: Philippians 3:13-14 (NKJV)

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

Intro: Have you ever taken a spiritual inventory of your life? You will find in chapter 3 of Philippians that is exactly what Paul was doing. “Taking a Spiritual Inventory!” After taking this spiritual ...

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06/22/14 A Step Toward God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 23, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: Mark 9:36-37 (NLT)

“Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.”

“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 (NLT)

Intro: Gift from the Lord!

Children Are a Heritage from the Lord. It would be impossible to emphasize too much the importance of child...


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06/15/14 Be-Cause!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 16, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 John 2:12-14 (NKJV)

“I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name's sake. 13 I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father. 14 I have written to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, Because you are strong, and the w...


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06/08/14 Are You Hig-Gle-Dy-Pig-Gle-Dy!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Sermon 
“BE OF GOOD CHEER!” Series: Week 7 – (2 Thessalonians 3:6-18)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 (NKJV)

“But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; 8 nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not...

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06/01/14 Pray the Prayer!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 2, 2014, In : Sermon 

“BE OF GOOD CHEER” Series: Week 6 – (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 (NKJV)

“Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we comman...


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05/25/14 You Choose!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Sermon 

“BE OF GOOD CHEER!” Series: Week 5 - (2 Thessalonians 2:10-17)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:10-17 (NKJV)

“And with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you,...


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05/18/14 Blinded By The Light!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 26, 2014, In : Sermon 

“BE OF GOOD CHEER!” Series: Week 4 – (2 Thessalonians 2:6-10)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 (NKVJ)

“And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is acc...


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05/11/14 HOLD!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 12, 2014, In : Sermon 

“BE OF GOOD CHEER!” Series: Week 3 - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-5)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 (NKJV)

“Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son o...


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05/04/14 It Is a Worthy Thing!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, In : Sermon 

“BE OF GOOD CHEER!” Series: Week 2 – (Thessalonians 1:6-12)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:6-12 (NKJV)

“Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction ...


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04/27/14 Get the Picture!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : Sermon 

“BE OF GOOD CHEER!” Series: Week 1 – (2 Thessalonians 1:1-5)

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 (NKJV)

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we ourselves boast of you...


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04/20/14 God's Not Dead!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, In : Sermon 
Easter Service

Text: Luke 24:1-12 (NKJV)

1 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed about this that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to t...

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02/23/14 I Hate You!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 John 3:16-19 (NKJV)

16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.”

Intro: Everything about tha...


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02/16/14 How is Your Love Life?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 (NLT) |

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will las...


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2/09/14 From Dreadlock to Wedlock!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : Sermon 

PART 2

Text: Ephesians 5:23-29 (NKJV)

23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, ...


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02/02/14 From Dreadlock to Wedlock!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Sermon 

PART 1

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 (NKJV)

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 t...


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01/26/14 Give Me My Mountain!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: Joshua 14:6-14 (NKJV)

6 Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: "You know the word which the LORD said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wh...


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01/19/14 Placed INTO Jesus Christ!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: Romans 6:3-5 (NKJV)

3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.”

Intro: Baptism is a picture of the death, bu...


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01/12/14 The Responsibility!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Timothy 1:18-19 (NKJV)

18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck.”

Intro: Today is another special day for the equipping of the saints and giving marching orders to go forth! Last week the first service of the New Year we ordained Bobby Culpepper as a Deacon, this w...


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01/05/14 Deacon Ordination

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Sermon 

The word in the New Testament for "deacon" is diakonos. The word in classic Greek referred to the servant (slave) of a king, especially one who acted in the capacity of a waiter, serving food and drink. Thus in the New Testament the word was used to describe the office of those who cared for the poor in the church and who distributed to them the money collected in their behalf. The deacons of the church were the servants of the church. They were chosen for that assignment, to help, to save,...


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01/05/14 Everyone Should Have These Godly Virtues!

Posted by Pastor Steve on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Sermon 
Text: Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things."

Intro: Today is a special day for a man who has been called by God to be a Deacon; this man must have these virtues that Philippians 4:8 refer to; however, every believer should have these vi...

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12/29/13 What Have You Been Putting OFF!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Sermon 

Text: James 4:13-17 (NKJV)

13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that." 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 Therefore, to him who knows...


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12/22/13 The Christmas Story!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : Sermon 

Interpreted by Pastor Steve

Luke 2:1-24 (NKJV)

Intro: Prophecy given by Jacob: Genesis 49:10

The prophecy of Shiloh's coming was fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was Shiloh who was to come. His coming into the world was surrounded by the most unusual events.

1. The miraculous taxation (v.1-6). The taxation was used by God to fulfill His plan for the birth of the Messiah. Micah 5:2

2. The shocking place of birth (v.7). Jesus was born in a smelly stable, born in poverty, obscurity and ...


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12/15/13 I'm All In!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : Sermon 

Advent Week 3

Text: Luke 1:26-38 (NKJV)

“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" 29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel...


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12/08/13 The Gift That Came!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : Sermon 

Advent Week 2

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned -- 18 Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:12, 18-...


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12/01/13 Christ is the Cradle, Cross & Creator!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : Sermon 
Advent Week 1

Text: John 1:1-5 (NKJV)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Intro: More than just a baby in a manager - This little Baby in a manager that the world see’s was busy! This Baby is Immanu...

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11/24/13 Priorities of a Thankful Heart!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Colossians 3:15-17 (NKJV)

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Illustration: Truly Thankful, Two men were walk...

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11/17/13 Pray for Us!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:25-28 (NKJV)

25 Brethren, pray for us. 26 Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren. 28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

Intro: Paul’s final request to the church, pray for us! Pray for the pastor, show affection for one another, and submit to God’s Word. I wish I could remember half of what I have learned at Seminary. I will always remember (I hope anyway) my Church...


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11/10/13 A Prayer for Completeness!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (NKJV)

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

Intro: Sanctification for the believer gives completeness! BUT it takes work! The Prayer the Christian should have is a prayer for completeness, this means – Wholeness, Fullness, Totality, its Entirety. When your sanctified your set apar...


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11/03/13 Yeild to the Holy Spirit!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (NKJV)

19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies. 21 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.

Intro: Today much of the evangelical church has minimized the importance of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word in the spiritual lives of believers. “How foolish can you be? After starting your Christian lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?” Galatians 3:3 (NLT)

We must ...

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10/13/13 Dealing with Needy Sheep!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15 (NKJV)

"Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all."

Intro: It seems that sheep were a big topic in the 5th chapter of 1 Thessalonians. The concept of sheep and a shepherd and their relationship was an easy application for the Jew or the Christian to relate too. This illustrat...


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10/06/13 Proper Spiritual Responsibility!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13(NKJV)

12 And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.

Intro: This is the tenth message from a verse by verse chapter by chapter look at the church of Thessalonica in the book of 1 Thessalonians. The topic in this passage deals with the proper relationship between the shepherd and the sheep.

Part of the ...

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09/22/13 Ready or Not Here He Comes!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, In : Sermon 
Don't Be Confused Series: wk. 8

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NKJV)

4 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself...

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09/15/13 Walk Properly!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, In : Sermon 

Don’t Be Confused Series: wk. 7

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 (NKJV)

1 Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; 2 for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and ho...


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09/08/13 Enable Me!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : Sermon 

Licensing Service for Heath Jackson

Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-16 (NKJV)

12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, 13 although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ...


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09/01/13 Without Me You Can Do Nothing!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : Sermon 

Don’t Be Confused Series: wk. 6

Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 (NKJV)

11 Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, 13 so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears m...


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Is It Worth It?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, In : Sermon 

Don’t Be Confused Series: wk. 6

Text: 1 Thessalonians 3:1-13 (NKJV) 1 Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, 2 and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith, 3 that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. 4 For, in fact, we told you before when we were with you that w...


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Bold In Our God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, In : Sermon 
Don't Be Confused Series: wk. 2

Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-6 (NKJV)

1 For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2 But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict. 3 For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit. 4 But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as plea...

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07/21/13 The Elements of a Complete Testimony!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, July 25, 2013, In : Sermon 

Don’t Be Confused Series: wk. 1

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 (NKJV)

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, 4 knowing, belo...


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07/14/13 The Ride of a Lifetime!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: Acts 9:1-19

1 Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.” As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. 4 Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?" 5 And ...


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07/07/13 Fan Into Flame!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: 2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NKJV)

"Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

“And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33

Intro: I bet you all didn’t know the mascot for Liberty University is the Flame? I must admit when I first heard that, it took me awhile to...

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06/23/13 Whosoever does Whatsoever!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Colossians 3:17-23 (NKJV)

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. 18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleas...

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06/16/13 The LEVELer!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : Sermon 
1 Timothy 3:4-5 (NKJV)

"One who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?"

"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 6:4 (ESV)

Intro: My introductory statement might set the stage for the remainder of this message! The Bible tells us the husband is the head of the home. This does...

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05/26/13 Getting Past Your Jordan!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: Joshua 3:1-13 (NKJV)

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." Ephesians 3:20

Intro: Have you ever had a problem getting past an obstacle that is in your way? I believe we all have. Something is in the way: The Israelites were struggling with that.

When the Lord brought the nation of Israel out of Egypt, He led them toward the Promised Land. It took them two years to make that trip. During that time, ...


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06/02/13 "Zoom in on God's Grace"

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 (NKJV)

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you--unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and th...


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05/19/13 For the Glory of God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Mark 12:41-44 (NKJV)

41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. 42Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. 43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, he...

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05/12/13 Greatest Woman in the World!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: John 19:21-27 (NKJV)

21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Do not write, 'The King of the Jews,' but, 'He said, "I am the King of the Jews." ' "22 Pilate answered, "What I have written, I have written." 23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, "Let us not tear it, but...

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05/05/13 God is Able!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Jude 1:17-25 (ESV)

17 But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. 18 They said to you, “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.” 19 It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to...

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04/21/13 A Victorious Christian Life!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Romans 7:14-25 (NKJV)

14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do. 16 If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. 17 But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is...

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04/14/13 If You Confess!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Romans 10:8-10

8 But what does it say?" The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

“Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved.” Romans 10:1...

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04/07/13 Unless I See ...

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: John 20:24-29 (NKJV)

24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, "We have seen the Lord." So he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."  26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and...


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03/31/13 Tears Turn to Joy, on Easter!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: John 20:11-18 (NKJV)

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him." 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and ...


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03/24/13 Visit the Cross!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Luke 23:33-43 (NKJV)

33 And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. 34 Then Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." And they divided His garments and cast lots. 35 And the people stood looking on. But even the rul...

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03/10/13 Are They Just Words?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 23:44-47(NKJV)

44 Now it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. 45 Then the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.' "Having said this, He breathed His last. 47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!"

"For all have sinned, and come shor...


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02/24/13 Do You Really?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, March 1, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 John 5:1-5 (NKJV)

1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith. 5 Who is he who ove...


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02/17/03 God's Call Accepted!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: Jonah 2:1-3:10 (NKJV)

1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish's belly. 2 And he said: I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction, And He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice. 3 For You cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the floods surrounded me; All Your billows and Your waves passed over me. 4 Then I said, 'I have been cast out of Your sight; Yet I will look again toward Your holy temple.' 5 The waters surround...


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02/10/13 A Christian's Greatest Loss!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Revelation 2:1-5 (NKJV)

1 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not become weary. 4 Neve...

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01/27/13 Ask, Seek - Knock!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Matthew 7:7-12 (NKJV)

7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give ...

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01/20/13 Value of Wisdom!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, January 24, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Proverbs 2:1-22 (NKJV)

1 My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 H...

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01/13/13 REVIVAL - Act as if it has Already Happened! ... Quit it!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : Sermon 

Text: John 1:35-42 (NKJV)

35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do you seek?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), "where are You staying?" 39 He said to them, "Come and see." They came and saw where He was staying, and remained wit...


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01/06/13 Fishers of Men!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, In : Sermon 
Text: Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto ...
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12/20/12 The Gift - Love Demonstrated!

Posted by Pator Steve Siegrist on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: John 3:16 (KJV)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled,...


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12/16/12 The Gift - Peace from a Manger!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Sermon 

Luke 2:7-14 (KJV)

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of gre...


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12/09/12 The Gift of Joy - A Rare Commodity!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, December 13, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: John 16:16-20 (NKJV)

16 "A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father." 17 Then some of His disciples said among themselves, "What is this that He says to us, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, 'because I go to the Father'?" 18 They said therefore, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is saying." 19 Now Jesus knew that they des...


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12/02/2012 The Gift of Hope!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: 1 Peter 1:3-6

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you hav...

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11/18/12 Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NKJV)

17 Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls - 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.

11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned...


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11/11/12 How to Know His Will!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 19, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Proverbs 2:1-6 (NKJV)

1 My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

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11/04/12 The Heart of a NEW LIFE

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Colossians 3:15-17 (NKJV)

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to ...


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10/21/12 We Can Do That!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Acts 2:41-47 (NKJV)

41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, a...


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10/14/12 Pull Yourself Together!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Romans 6:13-22 (NKJV)

13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! 16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves ...


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10/07/12 Good Citizens!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17 (NKJV)

13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men--16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood....


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09/30/12 God's Grace Allows you to Grow!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 2 Peter 3:14-18 (NKJV)

14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation--as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as the...


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09/23/12 Holy Spirit Breathe on Me!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (NKJV)

1 The hand of the LORD came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord GOD, You know." 4 Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, 'O dry bones, hear the...

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09/16/12 Indications of Spiritual Infancy!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-4 (NKJV)

3 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 4 For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal?”...


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09/09/12 Who do you say that I am?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: Matthew 16:13-20 (NKJV)

13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?" 14 So they said, "Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has no...

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09/02/12 Have you Found Yourself?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 3, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: James 4:13-15 (NKJV)

13 Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." Proverbs 27:1

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08/26/2012 We Wish to See Jesus!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: John 12:20-21 (NKJV)

"Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

Intro: ”We wish to see Jesus”

Imagine being a new preacher and finding a note on the pulpit that reads: “Sir, we wis...


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08/19/2012 Only Source of Real Comfort!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, August 24, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7 (NKJV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are ...


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08/12/2012 This Glorious Gospel Assures Us!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:15-17 (NKJV)

15 And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. 16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

10 Christ died for us so that, whether we are d...


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08/05/2012 God-lines Concerning Communoin!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (NKJV)

17 Now in giving these instructions I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you, and in part I believe it. 19 For there must also be factions among you, that those who are approved may be recognized among you. 20 Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord's...


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07/29/12 Participation of Faith!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Philemon 1:6 (NIV)

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

“Therefore, as through one man's offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.” Romans 5:18 (NKJV)

Intro: Try to picture someone giving you a gift, it isn’t an ordinary gift, it is special. It is something y...


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07/22/12 Whatsoever We Do!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: Colossians 3:17-23 (NKJV)

17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. 18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters accordi...

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07/15/12 The Armor of God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, July 19, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Ephesians 6:10-18(NKJV)

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you m...


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07/08/12 FIGless!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: Luke 13:6-9 (NKJV)

6 He also spoke this parable: "A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, 'Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?' 8 But he answered and said to him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 And if it bears fruit...

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07/01/12 Doing Our Duty!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, July 5, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 17:1-10 (NKJV)

“Then He said to the disciples, "It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day retur...


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06/24/12 Most Grateful!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 25, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 7:41-42

"There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?"

Intro: “What if”: what if someone knew what you were thinking? Many a conversation has started with someone saying you’re reading my mind, or I am glad you can’t read my mind. What if someone really knew what you were thinking? What i...


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06/17/12 I Did it HIS Way!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Sermon 

Father’s Day!

Text: Proverbs 22:1-6

1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 2 The rich and the poor have this in common, The Lord is the maker of them all. 3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished. 4 By humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches and honor and life. 5Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards his soul will be far from them. 6 Train up a child in the...


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06/10/12 Firm or Flimsy!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 7:24-27 (NKJV)

24 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and b...


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06/03/12 We Have the Privilege!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : Sermon 

Billy Taylor Licensing  Service

Text: Mark 3:13-19 (NKJV)

13 And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. 14 Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, 15 and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: 16 Simon, to whom He gave the name Peter; 17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom He gave the name Boanerges, that is, "Sons of Thunder"; 18 Andrew, P...


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05/27/12 Must I Remind You?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Sermon 

Memorial Weekend

Text: Exodus 13: 8-10 (KJV)

8 and you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I ame up from Egypt
.’ 9 It shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes that the Lord’s law may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand the Lord has brought you out of Egypt. 10 You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year.”

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You...


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05/20/12 The Mandate!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 28:18-20 (NKJV)

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witne...


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05/13/12 You Have Enough for God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 (NKJV)

1 A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves." 2 So Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil." 3 Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your...

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05/06/12 Things Happen!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Sermon 
2 Corinthians 6:1-10 (NKJV)

1 We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2 For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, And in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3 We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. 4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, ...

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04/29/12 Can We Go Fishing?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, May 4, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: John 21:1-14 (NKJV)

1 After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples at the Sea of Tiberias, and in this way He showed Himself: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We are going with you also." They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. 4 But when the morning had ...


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04/22/12 The Promise of His Coming!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Sermon 
Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 (NKJV)

13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven wi...

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04/08/12 Whom are YOU Seeking?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: John 20:11-18 (NKJV)

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there...


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04/01/12 He Died to SIN once for ALL!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, In : Sermon 

The Cross has a Message Series

Text: John 19:30 (NKJV)

“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

“For in light of the fact that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in light of the fact that He lives, He lives to God.” Romans 6:10 (HCSB)

Illustration: With all the new technology regarding fertility recently, a 65-year-old friend of mine was able to give birth. When she was discharged from the hospital and we...


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03/25/12 Identified with Sinners!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : Sermon 
The Cross has a Message Series

Text: Matthew 27:45-49

45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Elí, Elí, lemá sabachtháni?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” 47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling for Elijah!” 48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge, filled it with sour wine, fixed it on a reed, and offered Him a ...

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03/18/2012 This Word Reminds Us!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Sermon 
The Cross has a Message Series

Text: John 19:25-27 (NKJV)

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, "Woman, behold your son!" 27 Then He said to the disciple, "Behold your mother!" And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.”

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life ...

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03/11/12 Is Paradise for You?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : Sermon 

The Cross has a Message Series

Text: Luke 23:39-44 (HCSB)

30 Then one of the criminals hanging there began to yell insults at Him: “Aren’t You the Messiah? Save Yourself and us!” 40 But the other answered, rebuking him: “Don’t you even fear God, since you are undergoing the same punishment? 41 We are punished justly, because we’re getting back what we deserve for the things we did, but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into You...


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02/26/2012 What Ever the LOT!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 (HCSB)

17 However, each one must live his life in the situation the Lord assigned when God called him. This is what I command in all the churches. 18 Was anyone already circumcised when he was called? He should not undo his circumcision. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? He should not get circumcised. 19 Circumcision does not matter and uncircumcision does not matter, but keeping God’s commands does. 20 Each person should remain in the life situation in whic...


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02/05/2012 Bread & Cup - with New Meaning!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 26:26-30 (HCSB)
 
26 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.” 27 Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood (that establishes) the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 But I tell you, from this moment I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a...


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01/29/2012 The Bible is the Word of God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (HCSB)

15 and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

“For the word of the LORD is right, and all His work is trustworthy. 5 He loves righteousness and justice;...


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01/22/2012 Restore the JOY!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Psalm 51:1-12 (HCSB)

1 Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion. 2 Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. 4 Against You - You alone - I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge. 5 Indeed, I was guilty (when I) was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived...


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1/15/2012 Test Me in This Way!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Sermon 

Text: Malachi 3:7-12 (HCSB)

7 “Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from My statutes; you have not kept (them). Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask: “How can we return?”  8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me!” You ask: “How do we rob You?” “(By not making the payments) of the tenth and the contributions. 9 You are suffering under a curse, yet you—the whole nation—are (still) robbing Me. 10 Bring the full tenth ...


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1/8/2012 Walk Just as He Walked!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Sermon 
1 John 2:6 (HCSB)

“The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.”

Intro: How often we have heard someone say you can talk the talk but can you walk the walk. That is a good question probably all most all of us here have a relationship with Christ we walked the isle and received Christ as Savior, we spoke that and the church confirmed. How many have gone beyond the speaking of it to the action of it? Walking the walk. I am sure if I asked you if you were a disciple you ...

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1/1/2012 More Time with God!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Sermon 
James 2:14-17 (HCSB)

14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can his faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way faith, if it doesn’t have works, is dead by itself.”

Proverbs 16:3 (HCSB) “Commit your activities to the LORD, and your plans will be ...

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12/25/2011 Life is Born!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Sermon 

John 3:16 (KJV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Intro: In a lot of churches throughout the country during the month of December they follow an Advent Schedule, this is a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth. The name "Advent" comes from th...


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12/18/2011 Good News Sinners!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 20, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 2:10-11 (HCSB)

"But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David
."

John 3:16 (KJV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Intro: The Bible story today starts with the birth in Bethlehem, how long the world had wait...


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12/4/11 On Time and On Target!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Galatians 4:4-5 (HCSB)

4 But when the completion of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. 7 Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His...


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11/27/11 Are you a Defector?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Galatians 3:1-6 (HCSB)

1 You foolish Galatians! Who has hypnotized you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was vividly portrayed as crucified? 2 I only want to learn this from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law or by hearing with faith? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now going to be made complete by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so much for nothing—if in fact it was for nothing? 5 So then, does God supply you with the Spirit and work mirac...


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11/20/11 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Romans 1:8-11 (HCSB)

1 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you because the news of your faith is being reported in all the world. 9 For God, whom I serve with my spirit in [telling] the good news about His Son, is my witness that I constantly mention you, 10 always asking in my prayers that if it is somehow in God’s will, I may now at last succeed in coming to you. 11 For I want very much to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you.
 
"Th...


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11/6/11 A Matter of Two Ways!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 7:13-14 (HCSB)

13 Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it. 14 How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it.

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (HCSB)

Application: You Choose Which Way!

Intro: Society calls upon us to be “broadminded”. This means being tolerant and accepting. Judgmen...


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10/30/11 Same Marching Orders!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Acts 4:31-33 (HCSB)

31 When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak God’s message with boldness. 32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on all of th...


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10/16/11 Are you listening to Christ?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 10:38-42 (HCSB)

38 While they were traveling, He entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said. 40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.” 41 The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many thin...


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10/09/11 How to Know God's Will for Your Life!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Proverbs 2:1-6 (HCSB)

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding; 3 furthermore, if you call out to insight and lift your voice to understanding, 4 if you seek it like silver and search for it like hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

"Now if any of yo...


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10/02/11 Remember the Cross and the Savior!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: on the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread, 24 gave thanks, broke it, and said, “This is My body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way [He] also [took] the cup, after supper, and said, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you pr...


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09/25/11 Can We Neglect such a Great Gift?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, In : Sermon 

Warning against Neglect

Text: Hebrews 2:1-4

1 We must, therefore, pay even more attention to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away. 2 For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, 3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first spoken by the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.  4 At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, a...


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09/18/11 Are YOU Willing to Make a Change?

Posted by Pastor Steve on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : Sermon 

Ocean View Anniversary

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 (HCSB)

1 Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ. 2 I fed you milk, not solid food, because you were not yet able to receive it. In fact, you are still not able, 3 because you are still fleshly. For since there is envy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and living like ordinary people?”

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed ...


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09/04/11 Category Three!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Psalm 46:1-11 (NLT)

1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. 3 Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! Interlude 4 A river brings joy to the city of our God, the sacred home of the Most High. 5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed. From the very break of day, God will protect it. 6 The nations are in chaos, and their kingd...


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08/21/11 There is an Expiration Date!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 13:6-9 (HCSB)

6 And He told this parable: “A man had a fig tree that was planted in his vineyard. He came looking for fruit on it and found none. 7 He told the vineyard worker, ‘Listen, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it even waste the soil?’ 8 “But he replied to him, ‘Sir, leave it this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. 9 Perhaps it will bear fruit next year, but if not, you ...


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08/14/11 Are You A Christian?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Acts 11:19-26 (HCSB)

19 Those who had been scattered as a result of the persecution that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia
, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the message to no one except Jews. 20 But there were some of them, Cypriot and Cyrenian men, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Hellenists, proclaiming the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord. 22 Then the report abou...


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08/07/11 Chosen!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 8, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 (HCSB)

12 I give thanks to Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, appointing me to the ministry - 13 one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. Since it was out of ignorance that I had acted in unbelief, I received mercy, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus cam...


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07/31/11 Have you Made the Connect-tion?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Sermon 

John 4:4-14, Acts 1:8 (HCSB)

1 He had to travel through Samaria, 5 so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property that Jacob had given his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, worn out from His journey, sat down at the well. It was about six in the evening. 7 A woman of Samaria
came to draw water. “Give Me a drink,” Jesus said to her, 8 for His disciples had gone into town to buy food. 9 “How is it that You, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a Samaritan woma...


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07/24/11 Born Again!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: John 3:1-15 (HCSB)

1 There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Him at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one could perform these signs You do unless God were with him.” 3 Jesus replied, “I assure you: Unless someone is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 “But how can anyone be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked Him. “Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time...


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07/17/2011 He first Loved us!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 7:36-50 (HCSB)

36 Then one of the Pharisees invited Him to eat with him. He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 And a woman in the town who was a sinner found out that Jesus was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house. She brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil 38 and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash His feet with her tears. She wiped His feet with the hair of her head, kissing them and anointing them with the fragrant o...


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07/10/2011 Connect with Faith!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 8:5-13 (HCSB)

5 When He entered Capernaum
, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible agony!” 7 “I will come and heal him,” He told him. 8 “Lord,” the centurion replied, “I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. But only say the word, and my servant will be cured. 9 For I too am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command. I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come...


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07/03/11 Where the spirit of the Lord is there is Freedom!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, In : Sermon 
Text: 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (HCSB)

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 We all, with unveiled faces, are reflecting the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Galatians 5:1 (KJV) “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Illustration: BONDAGE, REAL OR IMAGINED

Harry Hou...

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6/26/11 Are you in a Dormant Stupor?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Sermon 
Text: Romans 8:12-17 (HCSB)

12 So then, brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh, 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 All those led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. 15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father!” 16 The Spirit Himself testifies tog...

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06/12/11 Do You Know Your Position in Christ?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, In : Sermon 

Baptism Service

Text: Romans 6:1-10 (HCSB)

1 What should we say then? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may multiply? 2 Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too may walk in a new way of life. 5 For if we have be...


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06/05/11 Whosoever Will!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Sermon 
Text: Romans 10:8-13 (HCSB)

8 On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim: 9 if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. 11 Now the Scripture says, No one who believes on Him will be put to shame...

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05/29/11 He Did, So We Should!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Sermon 

Memorial Day Service

Text: John 15:11-13 (HCSB)

11 I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. 12 This is My command: love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.”

“And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.” Ephesians 5:2 (HCSB)

Intro: “Memorial Day”. It is more than just anothe...


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05/22/11 Who's Knocking at Your Door?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Sermon 
The Letters to the Seven Churches  Series - Laodicea

Text: Revelation 3:14-22 (HCSB)

14 To the angel of the church in Laodicea
write: “The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God’s creation says: 15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were cold or hot. 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth. 17 Because you say, ‘I’m rich; I have become wealthy, and need nothing,’ and you do...
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05/15/11 Gift from the Lord!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Sermon 

Baby Dedication

Text: Mark 9:36-37 (NLT)

36 Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.”

“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 (NLT)

Intro: Gift from the Lord!

Children Are an Heritage from the Lord. It would be impossible to emphasize too much the impo...


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05/08/11 Woman, Your Faith is Great!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, In : Sermon 
Mothers Day Service

Text: Matthew 15:21-28 (HCSB) 21 When Jesus left there, He withdrew to the area of Tyre
and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.” 23 Yet He did not say a word to her. So His disciples approached Him and urged Him, “Send her away because she cries out after us.” 24 He replied, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” ...
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05/01/11 The Church of Brotherly Love!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Sermon 

The Letters to the Seven Churches Series - Philadelphia

Text: Revelation 3:7-13 (HCSB)

7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: “The Holy One, the True One, the One who has the key of David, who opens and no one will close, and closes and no one opens says: 8 I know your works. Because you have limited strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name, look, I have placed before you an open door that no one is able to close. 9 Take note! I will make those from the synago...


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04/24/11 Surprise!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : Sermon 

Easter Sunday

Text: Matthew 28:5-10 (HCSB)

5 But the angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here! For He has been resurrected, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell His disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead. In fact, He is going ahead of you to Galilee
; you will see Him there.’ Listen, I have told you.” 8 So, departing quickly from the tomb with fear and great jo...


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04/17/11 Your King is Coming!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: John 12:12-19 (HCSB)

12 The next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 they took palm branches and went out to meet Him. They kept shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord—the King of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written: 15 Fear no more, Daughter Zion; look! your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt. 16 His disciples did not understand these thi...


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04/10/11 CPR in Progress!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, In : Sermon 
The Letters to the Seven Churches Series - Sardis

Text: Revelation 3:1-6 (HCSB)

1 To the angel of the church in Sardi write: "The One who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars says: I know your works; you have a reputation for being alive, but you are dead. 2 Be alert and strengthen what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God. 3 Remember therefore what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will co...

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04/03/11 Shameless!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : Sermon 
The Letters to the Seven Churches Series - Thyatira

Text: Revelation 2:18-29 (HCSB)

18 To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: “The Son of God, the One whose eyes are like a fiery flame, and whose feet are like fine bronze says: 19 I know your works—your love, faithfulness, service, and endurance. Your last works are greater than the first. 20 But I have this against you: you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and teaches and deceives My slaves to commit sexu...

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03/27/2011 SWord of Power!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Sermon 
The Letters to the Seven Churches Series - Pergamum

Test: Revelation 2:12-17 (HCSB)

12 To the angel of the church in Pergamum
write: “The One who has the sharp, two-edged sword says: 13 I know where you live—where Satan’s throne is! And you are holding on to My name and did not deny your faith in Me, even in the days of Antipas, My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan lives. 14 But I have a few things against you. You have some there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, ...

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03/20/2011 No Matter What!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Sermon 
The Letters to the Seven Churches Series - Smyrna

Text: Revelation 2:8-11 (HCSB)

8 To the angel of the church in Smyrna write: "The
First and the Last, the One who was dead and came to life, says: 9 I know your tribulation and poverty, yet you are rich. [I know] the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will have tribul...
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03/13/11 Have You Lost It?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Sermon 

The Letters to the Seven Churches Series - Ephesus

Text: Revelation 2:1-7 (HCSB)

1 To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: “The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says: 2 I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars. 3 You also possess endurance and have tolerated [many things] because of My...


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02/27/10 Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 6:34 (HCSB)

“Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

“This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?” Matthew 6:25 (HCSB)

Intro: The believer is not to be preoccupied with tomorrow and its affairs. He or she is to seek God's kingdom and His ...


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2/20/11 Rising Up from Defeat!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Sermon 

“The Lord then said to Joshua, “Stand up! Why are you on the ground?”

Text: Joshua 7:7-10 (HCSB) 7 Oh, Lord God,” Joshua said, “why did You ever bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites for our destruction? If only we had been content to remain on the other side of the Jordan
! “What can I say, Lord, now that Israel has turned its back [and run] from its enemies? 9 When the Canaanites and all who live in the land hear about this, they will surround us and...


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2/13/11 Love Remains!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: John 15:9-13 (HCSB) 9 As the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you. Remain in My love. 10 If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love. 11 “I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. 12 This is My command: love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.”

“Greater love hath n...


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01/30/2011 First of ALL!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 (HCSB) 1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and man, a man, Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself—a ransom ...


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01/09/11 Men of GOOD Reputation

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 10, 2011, In : Sermon 

Deacon Ordination Service

Text: Acts 6:1-6 (HCSB) 1 In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution. 2 Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, “It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to wait on tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Sp...


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01/01/2011 Opposites do not always attract!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, January 3, 2011, In : Sermon 

Text: Galatians 5:16-17 (HCSB)

16 I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.

“Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35 (HCSB)

Intro: New Year, resolutions, desire to do things di...


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12/19/10 Great Love Given!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : Sermon 

Advent: week 4 - Love

Text: John 3:16 (KJV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." 1 Corinthians 13:13 (KJV)

Intro: God’s Love The greatest verse in the Bible on the love of God is our text for today. Its theme is the greatness of God’s love. “So loved” states that God’s love for us was...


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12/12/10 Jesus On You!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Sermon 

Advent: weeks two and three - Joy & Peace

Text: Luke 2:7-14 (KJV)

7) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 8) And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9) And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10) And the angel said unto them, F...


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11/28/2010 Hope is ALIVE!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Sermon 

Advent: Hope (week one)

Romans 5:1-5 (HCSB) 1) Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2) Also through Him, we have obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3) And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, 4) endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. 5) This h...


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11/21/10 With Everything Give Thanks!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Philippians 4:6-7 (HCSB)

6) Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7) And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

16) Rejoice always! 17) Pray constantly. 18) Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (HCSB)

Intro: Thanksgiving is a blessing, has God blessed you! And if so...


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11/14/10 I am the Lord who Heals you!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Exodus 15:26 (HCSB)

“He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illness on you I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”

The awesomeness of God! “You will lead the people You have redeemed with Your faithful love; You will guide [them] to Your holy dwelling with Your strength.” Exodus 15:13 (HCSB)

Intro: After the split! Moses under ...


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11/07/10 Christian Behavior!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Titus 3:1-2 (KJV)

1) Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2) To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely.” Psalm 37:3 (HCSB)

Intro: The Civic Duties of a Believer. The thrust of this passage is not the rulers of government and their behavior; the thrust is the believer and his duty to t...


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10/31/10 Occupy Christ!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, November 1, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Ephesians 5:1-2 (HCSB)

1) Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. 2) And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Titus 2:14 (KJV)

Intro: Occupy Christ. To occupy something you must live in, dwell in or inhabit, reside in. Is that possible, can you live so in tu...


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10/24/10 Once Inflamed Now Changed!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Galatians 1:13-16

13) For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God’s church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it; 14) and I advanced in Judaism beyond many contemporaries among my people, because I was extremely zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 15) But when God, who from my mother’s womb set me apart and called me by His grace, was pleased 16) to reveal His Son in me, so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediate...


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10/10/10 Break Bread!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5-7 (HCSB)

5) Test yourselves [to see] if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you not recognize for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless you fail the test. 6) And I hope you will recognize that we are not failing the test. 7) Now we pray to God that you do nothing wrong, not that we may appear to pass the test, but that you may do what is right, even though we [may appear] to fail."

Intro: Be Sure You Are Saved

The Corinthians were spending a gre...


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10/03/10 Doing God's Work!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 4, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: John 9:4-5 (HCSB)

4) We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work. 5) As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Intro: “Are you doing God’s work?”

The Blind Man and the Lantern

A blind man was discovered sitting at the corner of a city street with a lantern beside him. When he was asked why the lantern was there since light and darkness were the same to him, he replied, "I have it so that no one may stumble over m...


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09/19/10 He IS!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 20, 2010, In : Sermon 
Text: Micah 7:18-20 (HCSB)

18) Who is a God like You, removing iniquity and passing over rebellion for the remnant of His inheritance? He does not hold on to His anger forever, because He delights in faithful love. 19) He will again have compassion on us; He will vanquish our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. 20) You will show loyalty to Jacob and faithful love to Abraham, as You swore to our fathers from days long ago.”

“But if we walk in the light, as he...

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09/12/10 Word of Life Revealed!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 John 1:1-5 (HCSB)

1)What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed, and have touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life – 2) that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us – 3) what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may have fellowship along with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father an...


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09/05/10 Holding Forth the WORD of Life!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 6, 2010, In : Sermon 

Labor Day Weekend

Text: Philippians 2:12-18 (HCSB)

12) So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13) For it is God who is working in you, [enabling you] both to will and to act for His good purpose. 14) Do everything without grumbling and arguing, 15) so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among w...


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08/29/10 Why Bother?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 30, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Luke 5:1–11 (HCSB) 

“Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (HCSB)

Intro: Do you ever get frustrated? You do something that seems to have no results whatever. You begin to wonder, “Why bother?”

You take a stand in your world, and it has no effect.
You seek to win others to Christ and have no success.
You pray for an unsaved or wayward loved one, but the...


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08/22/2010 Clothed with Humility!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 23, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Peter 5:5-7 (HCSB)

5) Likewise, you younger men, be subject to the elders. And all of you clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 6) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, 7) casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you.

“I, therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and g...


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08/15/2010 Get out of the Bushes!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 16, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Genesis 3:6-10 (HCSB)

1) “Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2) You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away.” Psalm 139:1-2

Intro: Childhood memories; remember as a child thinking there was a place where you could go to hide and no one could find you? Something I remember growing up: (I guess that is a blessing for me that I remember something of my childhood!) I remember hiding when I found that Mom and Dad knew! (You know they knew!)...


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08/08/10 Love One Another Fervently!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 9, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25 (HCSB)

“But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 (HCSB)

Intro: “Do I have to?” When scriptures use the word fervently it means we are to love one another passionately, enthusiastically, eagerly, and excitedly.

Greek word & pronunciation: Fervently – ek-ten-oce’

There is no greater force than love. If two people truly love each other, the...


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08/01/10 Going Outside the Boundaries!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, August 2, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:15-22 (HCSB)

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
 
Intro: In our Country today the discussion of borders and crossing the border illegally is a big topic and an expensive one at that. In the Christian world this topic of borders is just as serious for it deals with worshipping in the borders of spiritualit...


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07/25/10 The Greatest Mistake We Can Make!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 26, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Numbers 32:23 (HCSB)

“But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23 (NLT)

Intro: Everyone Makes Mistakes, some serious life or death, some not serious causing laughter. The Greatest Mistake is thinking we can get away with sin. WE CANNOT SIN AND WIN!

Sin: Hebrew pronunciation: khaw-taw’

1. Sin Will Affect Our Fellowship with God: 1 John 1:7–9 (HCSB)

7) “But if we walk in the li...


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07/11/10 Go to Work!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 12, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Philippians 2:12-18 (HCSB)

"For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?" 1 Corinthians 3:3 (KJV)

Intro: this passage is dealing with unity - unity in the church and unity among believers. But the passage is unique because it brings up the great subject of salvation. Keep in mind that salvation means deliverance and that salvation is of God. It is God who has saved and delivered you: "For by grace are ye sa...


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07/04/10 Charge!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 5, 2010, In : Sermon 

4th of July

Text: Galatians 5:1-6 (HCSB)

“Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave and strong.” Corinthians 16:13 (HCSB)

Intro: Freedom - Greek Word: el-yoo-ther-o’-o

APPLICATION: Receive the liberation, stay alert and use the power of Love!

1. Christ Liberates: “He has made us free”

Over and Over throughout history the battle has been fought for the purpose of freedom, liberty and justice… Every great cause had a reason for doing what they thought was right.

WHAT DO YOU THINK I...


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06/20/10 Do you have what it takes?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, June 20, 2010, In : Sermon 

Fathers Day

Text: Genesis 6:1-8 (HCSB)

Hebrews 11:7 (HCSB) “By faith Noah, after being warned about what was not yet seen, in reverence built an ark to deliver his family. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.”

Intro: The Southern Baptist Convention that I just attended last week made the comment that boys raised from an ungodly father during the age of 12 thru 21 have a 300% more likely possibility to get in trouble then boys raised fr...


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06/06/10 The Cup of Blessing!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, June 6, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (HCSB)

“For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end!” Hebrews 3:14

Intro: LORD'S SUPPER

Called also "the breaking of bread," and the communion of the body and blood of Christ, this is one of the two simple ordinances of the Christian church; instituted by our Savior in the most affecting circumstances on the Passover night in which he was betrayed, to be observed by his followers until his second ...


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05/30/10 Abel Speaks on Memorial Day!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, May 30, 2010, In : Sermon 

Memorial Day

Text: Genesis 4:1-8 (HCSB) 

“By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain [did]. By this he was approved as a righteous man, because God approved his gifts, and even though he is dead, he still speaks through this.” Hebrews 11:4 (HCSB)

Intro: The First Family Loses a Son in Battle

Man was not on earth long before war broke out, paradise and the perfect utopia did not last long and because of this we had are first casualty in a righteous cause. It seems that Man’s...


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05/23/10 Eternal Love!

Posted by Pastor Siegrist on Sunday, May 23, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (HCSB)

Intro: there is no question, what the world needs more than anything else is love. If people loved each other, really loved each other, there would be no more war, crime, abuse, injustice, poverty, hunger, starvation, homelessness, deprivation, or immorality. Love is the one ingredient that could revolutionize society. Love is the greatest quality of human life. Love is the supreme quality, the most excellent way for a man to live.  Have we so quickly forgot...


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05/16/10 Avoid Slothfulness!!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, May 16, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Hebrews 6:1-12 (HCSB)

“Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically!” Romans 12:11 (NLT)

Intro: I do not expect everyone to display the same kind of enthusiasm toward their Christian experience that I have: however, I believe we all should have enthusiasm; it is part of the package!  Some of us pull out the trump that convinces us I am getting old or that just isn’t me: let me tell you some of the things I notice in reference to motivation or enthusiasm: I Notic...


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05/09/10 Great & Gracious, Yet Nameless

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, May 9, 2010, In : Sermon 

“The Woman Who was Both Great and Gracious yet Nameless in Scripture”

Text: 2 Kings 4:8-37 (HCSB) 

Intro: Elisha and the Woman from Shunem

Historically woman in times past were treated as inferior and sad as it may be there are still isolated cases of women even in our world today that are not treated with the respect their do. But with this story and many other incidents in the scriptures, God’s providence and love for women is evident. May I add that God still to this date highly value...


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05/02/10 A Call to Dedication!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 3, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2, 7-18 (HCSB)

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Intro: 1 Thessalonians chapter 4 covers practical instructions for new believers, but I believe we all need to be reminded of our responsibilities of the Christian journey!

Call Defined: cry out to (someone) so as to summon them or attract their attention. A call m...


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04/25/10 That Our Eyes May Be Opened!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, April 25, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Matthew 20:29-34 (HCSB)

Intro: Have you ever tried to do something with you eyes closed knowing that you need to see in order to do what needs to be done? Might be a strange question but I believe it can be something to ponder on.
We live in a desperate world full of desperate people. Many hurt because of emptiness, loneliness, disease, death, accidents, problems, conflicts, difficulties, poverty, hunger, no purpose, no meaning, no significance, hopelessness, and helplessness. The tw...


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04/18/10 If Jesus Should Come Today!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, In : Sermon 
Text: 1 John 2:28 (HCSB)

“So now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears we may have boldness and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (HCSB)

Intro: How would you adjust your life if you knew Christ would come today? Jesus is Coming Again:

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The One who died and rose again will come again!
- Millions accept this truth intellectually.
- Relatively few allow this to change their lives!
- The world is getting ready for the Antichrist.
- Signs in ...

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04/11/10 Why Stand Ye Gazing?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Acts 1:1-14 (HCSB)

“Which also said, Ye men of Galilee
, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:11 KJV

Intro: This was Jesus' last day on earth. What He did is a most powerful and critical message for believers. The disciples came together again. This is apparently a different occasion, a specific time planned by Christ when He would ascend back into heaven. H...


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04/04/10 What were they Thinking?

Posted by Pastor Steve on Sunday, April 4, 2010, In : Sermon 

Easter 2010

Text: John 20:1-31

Intro:  THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION

The news that Jesus was alive began to spread among His followers, at first with hesitation, but then with enthusiasm. Even His disciples did not believe the first reports, and Thomas demanded proof. But wherever people were confronted with the reality of His resurrection, their lives were transformed. In fact, that same transforming experience can be yours today. As you see in John the changes that took place in the lives of p...


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03/28/10 The Deliverer!

Posted by Pastor Steve on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : Sermon 

Message #4 - Palm Sunday

Text: Luke 23:33-43 (HCSB)

Intro: Three Crosses on Calvary’s Hill

The background: This picture covers humanity, we can all place ourselves next to Christ as a sinner, we have a decision to make, there is a sinner on either side of Christ they both make a decision and the outcome is eternal. Jesus is dying there between two thieves, one dying for sin; one dying in sin; one dying to sin two guilty; one innocent two paying their debts to society; one paying our debt of si...


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03/21/10 God gave us the Ministry!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Sermon 

Message #3

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (HCSB)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

Intro: 
For God so loved the world that he gave!”

I guess the obvious question would be if God gives us a ministry what are we doing with it? If anything at all! All who have receive Christ as Lord and Savior are given a gift or gifts to be used for the ministry. So what are you doing with you...


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03/07/10 Someone Has to Pay the Ransom

Posted by Steve Siegrist on Sunday, March 7, 2010, In : Sermon 

Four-Fold Way of the DEATH of CHRIST series.

Message #1

Text: Galatians 3:13


“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life — a ransom for many.”  Matthew 20:28 (HCSB)

Intro: I believe man is naive enough to think that there is nothing they have done wrong, so why would you need someone to pay the price for the redemption of their sins. How’s it go, “I am a good person and I know God would not allow me to go to hell!”


Scripture says that "Ch...


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02/14/10 The Four Pillars of a Relationship

Posted by Steve Siegrist on Friday, February 12, 2010, In : Sermon 

Text: Colossians 3:12-13 (HCSB)
  
“Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13, HCSB)   


Intro: The basics of a relationship are like the pillars or foundation stones of a house. All must be strong. If you try to make up for one weak pillar by strengthening another, the whole structure will be out of balance.
If someone were to ask you the question, "What are the factors necessary for a lasting relationship?" what would you say? ...


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