The Value of One Soul

SCRIPTURE READING: John 4:1-42 Note especially Verse 4: –“He must go through Samaria”.  INTRODUCTION: There are several Important “Musts” in the Gospel of John: “Ye ‘Must’ be Born Again”-John 3:7 “The Son of Man ‘Must’ be lifted up”- John 3:14 “He ‘Must’ Increase”, but I ‘Must’ decrease-John 3:30 “He ‘Must’ needs go through Samaria”_ John

Liberating Truth

Originally preached Feb 24, 2013 by Pastor Jonathan Laye “Jesus said to the people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.  And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’  ‘But we are the descendants of Abraham,’ they said.  ‘We have never

A Gift Too Great For Description

Originally preached Dec 15, 2013 by Pastor Jonathan Laye Introduction It is Christmas, a time when we celebrate the gifts of the Wise Men to the young child Jesus, gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  These gifts dates back to Origen in Contra Celsum: “gold, as to a king; myrrh, as to one who was

Moving Ahead

Originally preached Jan 6, 2013 by Pastor Jonathan D. Laye “Brethern, 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.  I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ

The Power of the Word of God

THE POWER OF THE WORD OF GOD by Lloyd Schuetz “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discern-er of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden

Precious Blood and Holy Fire

Originally preached by Lloyd Schuetz Scripture Reading In  1 Peter 1: 18-19 we read; “Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”. In 1 John

Grown Up Christians

Originally preached by Rev. Johnathan Laye, March 3, 2013 Be keeping a watchful eye ever open.  Be standing fast in the faith.  Be showing yourselves to be men.  Be mighty in strength.   I Corinthians 16: 13 (Wuest Expanded Translation) Introduction: Paul wrote this first letter to the Corinthian Church for three reasons: To draw

The Harder The Battle, The Sweeter The Victory

Originally preached by Rev. Jonathan Laye, October, 2011 Introduction: Any negative in life has to be met with a positive in order to neutralize it or overcome it, otherwise the negative will bring about defeat and downfall.  The greater the negative is in our life, then the greater the positive response has to be to overcome it. 

A Gift Wrapped in Flesh

Originally preached by Pastor Jonathan Laye, December, 2013  Introduction People are caught up in buying gifts to give to family and friends during this Christmas season.  After putting thought and effort into finding the  perfect gift, traditional wrapping paper may seem slightly unoriginal. For givers who wish to add extra flair to their gifts, consider