New Life Sermons

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September 17, 2017: Commit

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Failure is resorting to Plan B when things get tough or costly. Planning Plan B is a planning to fail. Playing it safe is just another word for regret. It is better to commit your God ordained Plan A and Crash and burn than to Succeed at anything else.

Goal for Life Application:

Seek out your God ordained Plan A and stick to it. Get rid of all of your Plan B’s and go all in.

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September 10, 2017: Divine Rhythm

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

The Christian is in God’s divine rhythm when Committed to the Lord – Trusting in the Lord – Delighting in the Lord – and Resting in the Lord. Worry or Fret throws this divine rhythm off.

Goal for Life Application:

Asking Why – Who – and When questions accomplishes nothing good. They disrupt the cycle of victorious living. Asking God How and What questions given the cycle of Victorious living momentum.

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September 3, 2017: I Shall Not Be Moved

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We cannot reap a bountiful harvest of Fruit of the Spirit without being deeply rooted by trust. The tap root of trust enables us to produce spiritual fruit no matter the circumstance, storm or draught.

Goal for Life Application:

Give up on the search for clarity – Simply Trust God enough to take the next right step with Him.

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August 27, 2017: Control – Self

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

In letting the Holy Spirit Lead us we cannot be lead astray.

Goal for Life Application:

Ask the Lord before you move – do not give desire momentum to sin.

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August 20, 2017: Teachable

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We only hurt ourselves when we do not respond meekly to the Lord’s gentle leading.

Goal for Life Application:

Stop fighting the Lord’s instruction and gently, humbly, respond to His teaching. Accept all God has for you without condition.

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August 13, 2017: Good and Faithful

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

In the end we are not judged by our greatness, our abilities or accomplishments – God cares most about our faithfulness with what He has given us.

Goal for Life Application:

Our faithfulness comes from one source not several – abandon all other sources of power and solely relying on our faithful God.

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August 6, 2017: Living …the good life

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We are not saved by good works we are saved for good works. God made you for a purpose – to live the good life for goodness sake.

 Goal for Life Application:

Live the good life – make a difference for God

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July 30, 2017: Kindness Matters

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Kindness is God’s love actively flowing through us to those who are in need of it.

Goal for Life Application:

Find a need and fill it. Find a hurt and heal it. Make a difference.

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Associated Video Link: Matthew West – Do Something

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July 23, 2017: Waiting for Patience

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Impatience drains us of our strength and hinders our access to God’s strength.

Goal for Life Application:

The prescription for Spiritual health is the ruthless elimination of hurry – patience is faith in action.

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July 16, 2017: Shalom

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Worry is a waste of time. It will take your joy, peace, contentment, and energy. God’s peace on the other hand will enhance all you do.

Goal for Life Application:

Don’t worry – trust Jesus.

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July 9, 2017: Can’t Steal My JOY

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Joy is not the Absence of Suffering; it is the presence of God.

Goal for Life Application:

Stop letting the world steal your joy by focusing on circumstances and focus on presence of God in you.

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July 2, 2017: Love in Action

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Love has lost its divine meaning; therefore it has become the most misunderstood, misused, and abused word of the English Language. Love is so much more that an uncontrollable emotion. Love as God describes it, is an act of our will in obedience to God.  Apart from divine Love we cannot know God or reflect Him.

Goal for Life Application:

Don’t wait for feelings; put Divine Love in action and the feelings will come from God.

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June 25, 2017: Pruned

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Pruning is not punishment. God is not angry with you – He just wants you to be as fruitful as possible. He sees potential for great things in you and wants to use you in a significant way. (Rick Warren)

Goal for Life Application:

God’s Job is to shape and mold us – Our job is to cooperate with His efforts to do so.

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June 18, 2017: Who am I

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We ought not consider what who the world thinks you are or who other people think you are – not even who you think you are. All that matters is who God says you are.

Goal for Life Application:

Let’s open the Bible and see who God says we are.

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June 11, 2017: Worthy of Praise

By  Pastor Leonard Suhr

 

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May 28, 2017: Captivated

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Love is the will for the good of others. This is not delight. You don’t like everything you love. Love is the foundation of the spiritual life (Dallas Willard). Yet we cannot love God and others without God’s help.

Goal for Life Application:

Ask God to grow our Love from an obligation to an ongoing infatuation. Let Him change you.

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May 21, 2017: Courageous Love

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Courage matters. Without it, we can’t fulfill God’s purpose for our lives

Goal for Life Application:

Our God given purpose is more than making money, being entertained, and being comfortable; it is for each of us to use our God given gifts to love His people and courageously love a world that needs Jesus.

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May 14, 2017: Relentless Love

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Most do not know in our heart the fullness of God’s Love for us. Our service to God is not to come from guilt or obligation but rather from our loving response to His love for us.

Goal for Life Application:

Move the truth of God’s love for you from the head to the heart, then respond to it.

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May 7, 2017: Family

By  Pastor Leonard Suhr

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We were born into our biological family and we are born again into our Church family

Goal for Life Application:

We are a family that prays for one another – loves one another – belong to one another – unified in Christ.

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April 30, 2017: I Love You This Much/with Anthony James Nocito’s Dedication

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Our love for Jesus is measured by our commitment to His mission.

Goal for Life Application:

Respond to Christ’s love; obediently exchanging our stuff for His riches

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April 23, 2017: Now What?!

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

When we are crucified with Christ and Risen with Christ everything changes the old is gone the new has come.

Goal for Life Application:

Shed the clothing of your old life and put on the holy life you have been risen for.

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April 16, 2017: His Disciples And…

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus died and was raised to give us a second chance every day.

Goal for Life Application:

Dust yourself off, accept the wonderful gift of Grace, and be the church that Christ died for.

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April 9, 2017: Not Just a Savior

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We are quick to cry out for a Savior when in need and accept Jesus as a Savior. But when we accept Jesus as our Redeemer we have a Creator, a Redeemer, and Savior – He is ours and we are His for evermore.

Goal for Life Application:

Accept Jesus as your Savior and you get all of Him – Accept Jesus as your Redeemer and He gets all of you.

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April 2, 2017: I Know You

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We cannot know to follow Jesus if do not know His voice. Are you listening to the right voice

Goal for Life Application:

Test the thought to know it is from Jesus and follow it this confidence.

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March 26, 2017: He Aint Heavy

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus identifies with you right where you are…He is not ashamed of the Family Resemblance.

Goal for Life Application:

Jesus, in front of God and everybody is unashamed to call you brother of sister – Without shame or trepidation tell the world what your Big Brother Jesus has done for you.

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March 19, 2017: Best Friends

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus is our best friend – we return our love to Him by loving one another.

Goal for Life Application:

Lay down your life for Jesus – love as He does you – cross the finish line with nothing left – no holding back.

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March 12, 2017: To Know Jesus

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus identifies with us so we can identify with Him. Jesus gets us – it’s time we get Jesus

Goal for Life Application:

To know Jesus for Who He is – is to trust Him in what He did.

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March 5, 2017: On Solid Rock

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

The joy of being exactly what Christ asked you to be – doing exactly what HE told you to do – where He told you to brings an unshakable joy that cannot be overcome by persecution.

Goal for Life Application:

Live a life worthy of the Lord and the resulting world’s persecution.

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February 26, 2017: Ambassadors of Peace

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon: Peace is not the absence of conflict – it is the God given ability to resolve conflict – make peace.

Goal for Life Application: We are 1st responders; willing to do what it takes to glorify God in any difficulty.

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February 19, 2017: A Heart of Gold

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

A sincere heart towards God sees God, experiences God, reflects God.

Goal for Life Application:

Surrender our hearts so the Lord can open the eyes of our hearts.

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February 12, 2017: Love for Mercy’s Sake

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Mercy is love in action – God’s love flowing through us.

Goal for Life Application:

Our lives are to be a river, not a reservoir. What we have should flow through us to others. -John C Maxwell

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February 5, 2017: I’m Starving!

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Happiness is only found in our desire for God – our righteousness is only found in right relationship with God.

Goal for Life Application:

Move from holy discontentment to Hard Pursuit of God.

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January 29, 2017: The Strength of Christian Character

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Meek is not Weak – it strength in obedience to God

Goal for Life Application:

Meekness is exercising our strength in obedience with, to, and for Christ

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January 22, 2017: Happy Blues

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Happy are the spiritually sensitive – those whose hearts are broken for what breaks the heart of God for they will be encouraged and comforted

Goal for Life Application:

Lord, break our hearts for what breaks yours.

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January 15, 2017: Help Wanted!

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Eternal Happiness is found in humility.

Goal for Life Application:

Humbly admit our constant continual need for Jesus.

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January 8, 2017: Happiness is…

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Happiness is only found in the heart of those who are ready to receive the gracious gift of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Goal for Life Application:

Until we know and live in our complete dependency on God – eternal blessedness will elude us. Surrender your condition – Surrender your circumstances – surrender your situation – surrender your life to Christ and the kingdom of heaven is with you – now.

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January 1, 2017: Waiting

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

If you are going to walk with God you’d better be able to wait on God. Advent is not a season it is a way of life.

Goal for Life Application:

Worship God while you wait for God – pray to God while you wait for God – study the word of God while you wait on God – serve God while you wait for God.

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December 25, 2016: Every Heart a Manger

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

God became one of us so we could be one with Him. – Max Lucado  Jesus Christ came to live in a life like ours – warts and all.

Goal for Life Application:

Receive the Lord into your heart no matter the mess – Simply allow God to be born into your heart. Jesus; my heart is Your manger.

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December 11, 2016: Come As You Are

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

The genealogy of Christ tells us that our past does not matter. Everyone is welcomed into the Family of God.

 Goal for Life Application:

Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal. Come as you are to Christ.

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December 4, 2016: Dawning of the SON

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus is the light of the world sent by the Father. He is the only hope – the only means to overcome the darkness of this world.

Goal for Life Application:

Walking in the light of Christ is the only way to dispel the darkness of this world – we cannot fix anything apart from Christ.

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November 27, 2016: Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Giving thanks to God brings wellness to our souls.  God does a work in our heart through our thanksgiving.

Goal for Life Application:

Thank God in the tough times – in the good times – at all times give thanks to God – it does a soul good.

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November 20, 2016: New Life Global Church

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

God has called New Life Church to play a role in His global plan of redemption. We are a church sent out to our community as well as a church sending the gospel out to the world.

Goal for Life Application:

Gain a more complete view of God’s plan for our church. As a church we must have an answer to Paul’s questions. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?

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November 13, 2016: United We Stand Out

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

It is the will of the Lord for the diverse church to be unified by the Spirit so the World may believe.

Goal for Life Application:

Focus on what we have in common – One Church – One Spirit – One Hope – One Lord – One Faith – One baptism – One God. We really do have a lot in common – In our God given diversity we are unified in Christ.

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November 9, 2016: Harlan K. (Watty) Watson Funeral

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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Harlan “Watty” Watson

Harlan K. “Watty” Watson, age 85 of York, NE, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at York. He was born December 19, 1930 at Sumner, NE to Ethyl and Dorothy (Mann) Watson. He was married to Dawnie Bramel on August 22, 1950 in Waynesville, MO. Watty worked for the City of York for many years operating the street sweeper. He was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Waco, NE. He had many interests that kept him busy. He built miniature homes/buildings and collected rocks and Hummingbird plates. He also enjoyed fishing with Dawnie and his family. Watty was a huge Husker football fan as well as a fan of the Minnesota Vikings. He was very kind-hearted and generous and will be missed by his family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are three sons: Randy (Cindy) Watson of Niceville, FL, Jerry (Janie Pfeifer) Watson of Grand Island, NE, and Jeff (Ramona “Mo”) Watson of Benedict, NE; two daughters: Laura “Lottie” Watson of Louisville, NE and Kathy (Tim) Johnson of York; 12 grandchildren: Ben (Nikki) Blum of Omaha, NE, Nate (Kelli) Blum of Lincoln, NE, André Watson and friend Kristy Furey of Omaha, Pete Watson and friend Meagn Dauphin of Panama City Beach, FL, Sean Watson of Niceville, FL, Jeremy Watson of Grand Island, Jessica (Scott) Kingsley of Highlands Ranch, CO, Jacqui Schlund of Highlands Ranch, Alyssa Watson of Hesston, KS, Adam (Amber) Rediger of Benedict, Greg (Sarah) Rediger of Council Bluffs, IA, Josh (Jackie) Konwinski of Blair, NE, Jordeyn (Tree) Burks of York and Hannah Johnson(fiancé James Eatherton).

Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald (Maude Ruth) Watson of Andover, MN and Dale Watson and friend Shirley Allen of Palmyra, NE; two sisters, Twilla Lonsdale of Omaha and Velma “Arleene” Smith from Monroe, WA; sister-in-law Velma Bramel of Rolla, MO; and special friends, Melanie Novak of York, Connie Hubbard of York, Sue Paulson of Norfolk, NE, and Virginia “Ginny” Kleinholtz of York.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, and granddaughter Lindsey Dawn Watson.

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November 6, 2016: We are the Church

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

The Church is God’s design – God’s strategy for reaching our world. What we do inside and outside of our church matters, because people matter to God.

Goal for Life Application:

Stay unified in a bifocal love – clearly focused on the needs of those within the church and those outside the church.

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October 30, 2016: A More Excellent Way

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We are undoubtedly called to fulfill the great commission; however the motivation should never be obligation but that of love – agape love – a self-sacrificing love for the good of others.

Goal for Life Application:

If the Church genuinely desires people to fall in love with Jesus;
the Church must first genuinely love people.

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October 23, 2016: Homemade Disciples

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Disciples do not automatically materialize at conversion – Disciple are made by other disciples teaching what they have learned and living what they have learned.

Goal for Life Application:

Teach what you have learned – share your life not just information.

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October 16, 2016: Follow Me

By  Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Nothing less than life in the steps of Christ is adequate to the human soul or the needs of our world. – Dallas Willard

Goal for Life Application:

Make a decision to be a follower of Jesus – Share your life

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October 9, 2016: Wait – Renew – Strengthen

By  District Superintendent Rev. Dan Cole

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Because God never changes we can wait with hope – Renew mind, spirit and attitude – Strengthen

Goal for Life Application:

We are to be steady and stable alternative to a chaotic world; therefore we wait, we are renewed, and we are strengthened.

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October 2, 2016: What is impossible for man is possible with God

By  District Superintendent Rev. Dan Cole

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

In a world that is spinning out of control you can still trust God.

Goal for Life Application:

Hand over your burdens and cares to the only one that can do anything about them – give them to God.

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September 25, 2016: Get Out of the Boat

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

God can do the miraculous with just a little faith and willingness.

Goal for Life Application:

There is always a call of God. ANSWER IT

There is always some fear of the call. OVERCOME IT

There is always empowerment for the call. EMBRACE IT

There is always a failure in any lifelong call.  LEARN FROM IT

There is always a transformed life through an answered the call. LIVE IT

GET OUT OF THE BOAT OF MEDIOCRITY AND TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARD THE MIRACULOUS

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September 18, 2016: Ebenezer – The Stone of Help

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Let the remembrance of what God has done for us embolden our confidence in the present and sustain our hope for the future.

Goal for Life Application:

Set down the gods of this world and serve the Lord only

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September 11, 2016: Christ and the Lost – Sunday Revival Service

by Rev. Nathan Covington

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

This is the BEST preaching I have ever heard on the 4 parables found in Luke 15 – the lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost son in the far country, and the lost son at home.  You simply must listen for yourself to fully understand how Jesus defines lost and found.

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September 9, 2016: Washing Windows  – Friday Revival Service

by Rev. Nathan Covington

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Over time our views and perspectives can become skewed, distorted or even blurry.  God periodically seeks to wash the windows of our heart, our mind, and our soul so we can see Him clearly, ourselves clearly, and the needs of others clearly.

 

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September 4, 2016: Gone Fishing

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus is not upset with our failures, our wondering, our impatience, our plan – Jesus humbly bends down to show us what He would have us do in light of our failures – follow Him.

Goal for Life Application:

Revisit your call from Christ to follow Him, to know Who to follow and what to do

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August 31, 2016: Wash’em

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We humbly serve, care and love Jesus by humbly serving, caring and loving one another.

Goal for Life Application:

Relinquish our striving to the top to follow Jesus in his great descent into humanity’s need.

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August 14, 2016: Reaching Down

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Jesus bends down to where we are to lift us up.

Goal for Life Application: Follow Christ’s example and bend down to where the struggling are and lift them up so they too can see Christ.

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July 31, 2016: Digging Deeper Yet Again

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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One Main Idea of the Sermon:

We cannot experience transformational revival apart from true repentance – a change of heart, a change of mind and a change of action.

Goal for Life Application:

Repent – dig out the garbage the enemy has thrown in our well and get the Living Water flowing once again.


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July 24, 2016: Digging Deeper

By Pastor Dave Martelle

One Main Idea of the Sermon:

Every[one] is as holy and as full of the spirit as [they] want to be….The problem is not to persuade God to fill us, but to want God sufficiently to permit Him to Do so. – A.W. Tozer

Goal for Life Application:

Reduce our desires to one – seek God with all of our heart.


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July 10, 2016: Divine Renovation

By Pastor Dave Martelle

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