“For Israel is Stubborn Like a Stubborn Calf”

Jim Zes – May 15, 2016

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I John

“We Are Overcomers”

Kert Martin – May 1, 2016

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Men's Study

“The City of God”
by Saint Augustine

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The Book of Luke

“The King’s Entrance into Jerusalem”

Dan Ford – April 10, 2016

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A Series of Sermons from the Book of Habakkuk by Jim Zes

June 14, 2015 – Nov 29, 2015

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Sermon Series by Jim Zes from the Psalms

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Sermon by guest preacher Jamie Haguewood

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Worship Schedule

May 29 - Sermon by Dan Ford
Jun 5 - Sermon by Kert Martin
Men's Meeting - Jun 7
Jun 12 - Video Sermon
Jun 19 - Sermon by Jim Zes
Jun 26 - Sermon by Dan Ford
Note: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change. (Updated 5/24/16)

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For Israel is Stubborn Like a Stubborn Calf


Jim Zes

Text: Hosea 4:7-19

#6 in Hosea Series

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When sinners cast off the yoke of Christ, they will continue in their sin until the Lord says, “Let them alone.”  The people of ancient Israel were like a stubborn calf – they were continually committing harlotry against the Lord.  They were worshiping idols and looking for leadership from false gods, rather than from the one true God.

In Hosea chapter four we see how Israel’s stubbornness and their devotion to idols resulted in their being “let alone.”  The people of Israel were abandoned by God and given over to their own sin and the idols they depended upon, left to reap the fruit of their idolatry and harlotry. Hosea 4:7-19

Hosea 4:7-19 (NKJV)

“The more they increased,
The more they sinned against Me;
I will change[a] their glory[b] into shame.
They eat up the sin of My people;
They set their heart on their iniquity.
And it shall be: like people, like priest.
So I will punish them for their ways,
And reward them for their deeds.
10 For they shall eat, but not have enough;
They shall commit harlotry, but not increase;
Because they have ceased obeying the Lord.

11 “Harlotry, wine, and new wine enslave the heart.
12 My people ask counsel from their wooden idols,
And their staff informs them.
For the spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray,
And they have played the harlot against their God.
13 They offer sacrifices on the mountaintops,
And burn incense on the hills,
Under oaks, poplars, and terebinths,
Because their shade is good.
Therefore your daughters commit harlotry,
And your brides commit adultery.

14 “I will not punish your daughters when they commit harlotry,
Nor your brides when they commit adultery;
For the men themselves go apart with harlots,
And offer sacrifices with a ritual harlot.[c]
Therefore people who do not understand will be trampled.

15 “Though you, Israel, play the harlot,
Let not Judah offend.
Do not come up to Gilgal,
Nor go up to Beth Aven,
Nor swear an oath, saying, ‘As the Lord lives’—

16 “For Israel is stubborn
Like a stubborn calf;
Now the Lord will let them forage
Like a lamb in open country.

17 “Ephraim is joined to idols,
Let him alone.
18 Their drink is rebellion,
They commit harlotry continually.
Her rulers dearly[d] love dishonor.
19 The wind has wrapped her up in its wings,
And they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

We Are Overcomers


Kert Martin

Text: I John 5:1-5

#17 in I John Series

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As we enter the last chapter of 1 John our focus will be on overcoming the world. John writes that because of our faith in Jesus Christ we have overcome the world. As we learn what an overcomer is, the implications for each of us is immense. I John 5:1-5

John 5:1-5 (NKJV)

 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 overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge


Jim Zes

Text: Hosea 4:1-6

#5 in Hosea Series

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God desires His people to be faithful to Him. The problem is that we often fail to fulfill our covenant responsibilities to God. In Hosea chapter 4, God brings a charge against the people of Israel. The people are accused of lying, killing and stealing. They have also committed idolatry and spiritual adultery. In Hosea 4:6, God says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” When God’s people are destroyed and waste away, it isn’t because God has lost either His love or His strength – it’s because His people lack knowledge of God Himself and they have forgotten His Law.

Hosea 4:1-6 (NKJV)
1 Hear the word of the Lord,
You children of Israel,
For the Lord brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land:
“There is no truth or mercy
Or knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing and lying,
Killing and stealing and committing adultery,
They break all restraint,
With bloodshed upon bloodshed.
3 Therefore the land will mourn;
And everyone who dwells there will waste away
With the beasts of the field
And the birds of the air;
Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.
4 “Now let no man contend, or rebuke another;
For your people are like those who contend with the priest.
5 Therefore you shall stumble in the day;
The prophet also shall stumble with you in the night;
And I will destroy your mother.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.

The King’s Entrance into Jerusalem


Dan Ford

Text: Luke 19:28-48

#78 in Luke Series

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Near the end of Jesus’ ministry, He approached Jerusalem amid a range of emotions.  He was welcomed nearing her gates amid a tumult of praise for the arrival of her long awaited King.  Yet, at the same time, Jesus Himself wept over her certain doom and destruction.  This Lord’s Day Mr. Ford’s sermon will address Luke’s description of the impactful emotions that surrounded Jesus’ terminal arrival at the beloved capital of Israel’s great King.  Luke 19:28-48
Luke 19:28-48 (NKJV)

28 When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage[a] and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”

32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”

34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road.

37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying:

“ ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’[b]
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”

40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”

41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

45 Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it,[c] 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is[d] a house of prayer,’[e] but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”[f]

47 And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him, 48 and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.

Men’s Study

“The City of God” by St. Augustine

“City of God” – June 7

thecityofgod-bookTuesday, June 7, 2016 – 6:30pm

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 pm. We will continue in our study in Augustine’s “City Of God.” In preparation please read Book 22 in “City of God.”

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