Sep 03

In this lesson series, Pastor Tony Costa addresses the issue of forgiveness, and how the lack of forgiveness can cause damage to the Christian and to the church, but through Christ he/she is able to forgive and heal.

Part 3 – Confession & Reconciliation (17 min)

James 5:6; 2 Cor. 18-19


“Wounds are healed via confession”

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Jun 05

Truth Matters- Pt. 1 (1 Tim. 1:1-11)

A. Greetings - vs 1, 2

The apostles were God's specifically chosen vessels (Acts 9)

B. Timothy's Commission

a) The threat (Acts. 20_29-31)

b) The Command (v. 5)

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Aug 16

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”  Psalm 11:3

 

Pastor Tony addresses the second topic of a two part series on the most critical cultural issues of our day: homosexuality.

 

Our mandate
We are the salt of the earth.  And we are to expose the unfruitful deeds of darkness.
Matthew 5:13, 14;  Eph. 5:11

 

Our worldview

1.     Birth- “the wrong orientation?”  Psalm 51:5

2.     Significance- The good deeds of a person do not legitimize his/her immoral behavior
  1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Cor. 5:11
Sexual sin is not a private matter; in the church we are to correct it.
All sexual sin carries unique consequences.

3.     Tolerance- Convictions are NOT prejudices or phobia.
1 Thess. 4:3-5; 1 Cor. 6:10,11; John 1:14; Titus 2:11,12

Homosexuality is not the unpardonable sin. You can be forgiven.

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Aug 14

In part 1 of a two part series, Pastor Tony addresses what he believes is one of the two true terrorist attacks on our culture today

Addressing abortion as the "modern day holocaust", Pastor Tony asks the question: "how then are we to live in light of this as Christians?"  What is our responsibility, and where does our (local) church stand on this issue?

"If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"  Psalm 11:3

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

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 they do also the rest of the Scriptures.

17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.  2 Peter 3:11-18

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Feb 19

Pastor Costa continues his series from 1 Kings 18:30-40

3. Consecration - vs. 30-35

4. Confirmation - vs. 36-40

"By delay of repentance, sin strengthens and the heart hardens."  Thomas Watson

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