Video Message Library

  • June 26, 2022 - Service & Sermon - “The S.E.E.D Ministry” - ​Sowing Edible and Evangelical Deeds (S.E.E.D.).  Malcom Warfield and Dwayne Phillips travelled to an orphanage in Honduras this past May to both preach the Word of God and to help them be more self sufficient by planting acres of vegetable seeds.  Listen to them recount their trip and how they’ve affected positive change in the children’s lives.

  • June 19, 2022 - Service & Sermon - 1 Kings 2:1-4  “A Real Man” - ​Happy Father’s Day!  Today’s passage from 1 Kings is about King David speaking with his son Solomon and explaining it takes courage to be a man.  The instructions he gave to Solomon were to raise up future fathers and to follow the ways of the Lord in order to be successful. 
    Pastor Anthony encourages all men to live up to their responsibilities as fathers to raise Godly men.  We need to be like David and serve our generation with the will of God.

  • June 12, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 21: 33-46 “Renting From God” - In today’s sermon, Pastor Anthony delivers a powerful reminder of how God looks at the church.  In the parable of the evil farmers, the tenants do not follow the terms of their agreement.  God wants us all to be good tenants and workers, He wants us to do our part.  God wants us to carry out His will although He gives us the freedom to exercise our own.  Listen today to fully understand how God intends we work in His vineyard.

  • June 5, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 21: 28-32  "What it Takes To Enter God's Kingdom" - ​Today's sermon is about the Parable of the Two Sons. Jesus was in the temple when the priests & elders questioned Him by asking "By what authority do you do all these things?  Who gave you the right?”  In Jesus’ reply, He gives two commands: “Go” and “Today”.
    Pastor Anthony helps us understand that we are to be workers in God’s vineyard by way of faith.  Listen to this sermon to learn more.

  • May 29, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 21: 23-27 "The Tragedy of Stubborn Unbelief" - ​Today's passages tell us that Jesus returns to the temple and shows us the stubbornness of the religious leaders, how they were stuck in tradition by following rules. They did not believe they needed God's grace and had to care about the salvation of others.
    Will we choose today to deny Christ or confess that He is our Lord and Savior?  Listen to Pastor Anthony to find out how we can soften our hearts and receive God's salvation.

  • May 22, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 21: 18-22 “Jesus Gets Hangry” - These passages from the book of Matthew are a continuation from the events in the temple where Jesus shows us what should take place in the temple of God.  Jesus cursed a fig tree because it did not bear any fruit and it died.  Each of us needs to have enough faith to proclaim the word of God to others, this is how we bear fruit for Jesus.

  • May 15, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 21: 12-17 "God's House" - ​In these passages, Jesus speaks about the House of God, how it should be used and what should take place in it.  The house of God takes care of the sick and is where wonderful things happen both spiritually and physically.  Pastor Anthony reminds us that we should be like the children in the temple, we should make noise and praise Jesus!

  • May 8, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Psalm 139: 1-18 “It’s a Mother’s Theology” - ​For you formed my inward parts: you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works: my soul knows it very well.   Psalm 139: 13-25
    Today’s sermon tells us who God is and focuses on three main points, 1-God knows us intimately, 2-God is with us constantly and 3-God made us wonderfully.  Pastor Anthony speaks to us today about understanding the nature of God.

  • May 1, 2022 - Service & Sermon - 1 Corinthians 15: 10 "The Rest of the Story" - ​After the crucifixion, doubt and unbelief still takes hold of the apostles.  When Jesus appeared to the apostles on the third day, He said "Rejoice, do not be afraid".
    Guest pastor Buddy Woodson leads us through these passages and tells us the rest of the story and what follows the empty tomb.

  • April 24, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 21:  1-10 & 16-20, "Back to the Cross" - Guest pastor Gary Osteen asks us today "What is your mission statement?"  Listen to what he has to say about the Great Commission and making disciples of Christ.

  • April 17, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Revelation 1: 13-14  "The Image of Christ"​ - Pastor Anthony asks us today “How can we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus if we still see Him as a man?”  In these passages from the book of Revelation, the Lord instructs John to write these words to the church and they become part of the gospel.  They focus on the church, for the church is the light of the world.  Listen to this sermon to learn the meaning behind these revelations and how we can come to see Jesus as the resurrected Christ.

  • April 17, 2022 - Sunrise Service - "Story or Event?"​ - Happy Easter!  Early this morning, Pastor Anthony speaks to us about the resurrection of Jesus Christ – how it is not a story, but an event in history.

  • April 10, 2022 - Service & Sermon- Matthew 21: 1-11 "Jesus is Deliberate" - Palm Sunday, in Jerusalem, Jesus begins His last week on earth.  Why did Jesus deliberately enter Jerusalem where He knew he would be crucified?  Pastor Anthony shows us through several passages in the bible that Jesus fulfilled many prophesies during this week.   He endured all the suffering and humiliation to save us from sin because He loves us.

  • April 3, 2022 - Service & SermonMatthew 20: 29-34 "Jesus Can Save The Desperate" - Pastor Anthony's sermon today is about 2 blind men sitting on the side of the road who shouted to Jesus "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"  These two men believed what they heard about Jesus and acted upon it.  They refused to be silent and they were persistent.  We must search for Jesus with all our hearts for without faith it is impossible to please Him.  For he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. 

  • How deep is your faith?  Do you continue to learn and seek Jesus?​

  • March 13, 2022 - Service & Sermon"Youth Sunday - Friendship & Being Bold for Christ" - Today each of our Sunday School Classes, the Service and everything that goes into them were led by our Narrow Gate Youth.  Listen to Vaughan and Luke Chavis share with us their experiences and insights about friendship and being bold for Christ.

  • March 20, 2022 - Service & Sermon Matthew 20: 20-28 "True Greatness" - As Pastor Anthony reads through these bible passages, he helps us gain an understanding of what it means to be great in the world compared to being great in the kingdom.

  • March 13, 2022 - Service & SermonMatthew 20: 17-19 “Jesus Foretells” - In these passages, Jesus asked His disciples to go privately aside with Him where He foretold of His betrayal, His death and His Resurrection.  This is the 3rd time in the gospel of Matthew that Jesus told them what would happen to Him.  Pastor Anthony delves into this portion of the gospel to help us see that Jesus wants us to spend time thinking of and being thankful for the love He has for us.  

  • March 6, 2022 - Service & SermonMatthew 20: 1-16 "The Parable of the Workers" - Pastor Anthony starts this sermon today by helping us realize that each of us are a slave to something in this world, money, power, possessions, etc.  In this parable, God wants us to work toward heavenly things.  The message in verse 16, “the last will be first, and the first last,” is that no matter how long or how hard a believer works during his lifetime, the reward of eternal life will be the same given to all—an eternity of happiness in heaven in the presence of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • February 27, 2022 - Service & SermonGalatians 1:1 -”Ordination of Dwayne Phillips” - "I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead." (Galatians 1:1).  Pastor Anthony leads us through Galatians 1:1 and 2 Timothy 2: 1-4 and helps us understand what it takes to be a disciple of Christ.

  • February 20, 2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 19: 27-30 "Investing" - ​What do we receive when we follow Jesus Christ?  Reading through these passages, Pastor Anthony outlines that Jesus is giving us eternal truth and life when we invest in our relationship with Jesus and decide to be Christ followers first.  

  • February 13, 2022 - Service & SermonLamentations 3: 23 ”God’s Faithfulness” - God will ALWAYS remain faithful to us.  Pastor Wil takes us through a journey in Lamentations 3: 23, Psalms 78: 1-4 and 1 John 1: 9 and shows us just a few examples of God's faithfulness and His continuing forgiveness.  Listen today as he spells out three areas of God's faithfulness.

  • January 23, 2022 - Service & SermonMatthew 19: 23-26 "The Dangers of Riches" - “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven." How do we know if we are the "rich man"?  - Do we have what we need?
    If Jesus asked us to sell everything we have and give it to the poor, would we follow Him?
    Pastor Anthony guides us through these passages and helps us to understand that our only hope to enter the kingdom is to turn to the Lord.

  • January 30, 2022 - Service & SermonMatthew 19: 16-22 “What Must I Do?” - Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”  Matthew 19: 16.  In this week's sermon, Pastor Anthony answers this question in depth and helps us to understand the steps needed to attain eternal life.

  • Sermon date: 1/23/2022 Service & Sermon - John 17: 20-26 - “Unity with God”​ - Guest speaker Dwayne Phillips delivers a powerful message today about unity with God and helps us understand why this is so important.

  • Sermon date: 1/16/2022 - Service & Sermon - Proverbs 3: 27-28 - "If I Can, Then I Should" - ​Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.  Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.
    In Pastor Anthony’s message today, he urges us to ask ourselves “How can I help my neighbor today?”  This passage is quite clear that we should act immediately in any way we can, spiritually, in prayer and physically.  Please join us today to hear more of what is expected from each of us for helping others.

  • Sermon date:1/9/2022 - Service & Sermon- Matthew 19: 13-15 - “The of Children”​ - Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19: 14
    In these passages, Jesus is clear that children are dear and precious to God and should never be held back from God.  The lesson Pastor Anthony instructs us in today is that our children belong to God and we are to prepare them for eternity by teaching them the Word of God.

  • Sermon date: 1/2/2022 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 19: 1-12 "The Sanctity of Marriage" -In these passages from Matthew, we read about the Pharisees and how they tried to trap Jesus by asking Him if a man should be allowed to divorce his wife for any reason.  Jesus’ response brings them back to creation in Genesis where God says there will be one male to one female and that they are spiritually joined together as one.  Listen to Pastor Anthony as he continues to explain these verses and what God says about marriage.

  • December 26, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Luke 2: 13-14 "Glory to God Brings Peace on Earth" - In these two passages of the birth of Jesus, an army of Angels cry out for God to be glorified and for peace on earth.  Pastor Anthony teaches us 5 way we can bring glory to God.

  • December 19, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Luke 2: 1-20  "Make Room In Your Heart" - ​In this familiar story about the birth of Jesus, Pastor Anthony speaks about the 3 main subjects in these passages: the inn keeper, the shepherds and Mary and each of their commitments to God.  Are you like the innkeeper who misses out on the miracle birth of Jesus or more like the shepherds who allowed God to work in their hearts?  Lastly, are you like Mary who traded her dreams for the glory of God?  Learn what is needed to be wholeheartedly committed to God in this sermon

  • December 12, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Revelation 3: 14-22 “Duct Tape” - ​In these passages from the book of Revelation, we learn that God wants us to be useful to Him in actively spreading the good news of Jesus.  Youth Pastor Will walks us through these passages and helps us to understand that God wants us to be zealous and repent from sin, for without Christ, we have nothing.

  • December 5, 2021 - Service & Serman - Matthew 18: 21-35  "The Spirit of Forgiveness"​ - Does God expect us to forgive someone who continues to sin against us again & again?  Pastor Anthony reads through these passages verse by verse and helps us to understand what real forgiveness really is.

  • November 28, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 18: 15-20 "Steps to Correcting Another" - Sinning against a fellow believer is a serious offense to God and should be a serious concern to us.  God wants peace restored in the body of Christ, fellowship between Christians and peace between us and Him.  Listen to Pastor Anthony go through the steps Jesus gave us in the bible to correct another believer.

  • November 21, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 18: 12-14  “The 1 and the 99” - The Parable of the Lost Sheep is the topic of today’s sermon.  Pastor Anthony breaks down this passage into 3 categories to help us determine which one we fall into.
    1. A person who is like the lost sheep
    2. A person who was found and falls back into his/her sinful nature
    3. A person who is secure in his/her faith
    We are reminded that Jesus came to this earth for each one of us.  Is Jesus Christ your personal Lord and Savior?  Choose to listen to the shepherd calling.  Additional Bible passages used in this sermon are:  Ephesians 2:1-10, Romans 7:21-25, Galatians 2:20

  • November 14, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 18: 5-10  "More Warnings From Christ"​ - Little children and new believers are the main focus in today's message.  Jesus warns us against leading a child/new believer into sin and He tells us the severity of this type of sin.  Listen to Pastor Anthony as he teaches us that sin is always present in this world, that we are responsible for our own sins and that we need to take an active part in removing it.  

  • November 7, 2021 - Service & Sermon - 1 Timothy 3: 8-13  "The Deacons of the Church" - ​This passage from Timothy speaks about the qualifications of being a deacon.  Pastor Anthony talks about how our new deacons, Shane and Eddie meet and exceed them.

  • October 31, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 18: 1-4 "The Conditions for Greatness" - ​The disciples asked Jesus "Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?"  Today, Pastor Anthony helps us to see and understand what we must do to achieve greatness and inherit the Kingdom of God. 

  • October 24, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 17: 24"Good Citizenship" - ​It was Jewish law that a tax would be collected to help with the expenses of the temple.  Even though Jesus is supreme over the temple tax, He sent Peter to pay it by commanding him to go to the sea, cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up.  There Peter would find the piece of silver needed to pay the tax.  We need to follow Jesus' example to be part of the church.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand these passages today, listen to his sermon and learn what we can do to be good citizens too.

  • October 17, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 17: 22-23 & Colossians 3: 1-4  "The Reminder" - ​These passages explain to us that we should be setting our sites on heaven and thinking about the things of heaven.  As Christians we are dead to this life, we have been raised from the dead with Christ, Jesus paid our debt with His death and sinless life.  Listen to Pastor Anthony today as he goes into more detail about living our Christian lives.

  • October 10, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 17: 14-20  "Strength for Service" - ​Pastor Anthony asks us today if we have strength to serve.   In these passages from Matthew, we learn that the disciples were unable to heal a possessed boy.  Jesus points out that their faith was not strong enough to cast the devil out of him. We need to seek God with all our hearts and do what He tells us to do.  Listen to this sermon to learn to trust God and help others - once we do, there will be no limit to what we can do in Christ.

  • October 3, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 17: 1-13 "Glory Gives Strength" - Pastor Anthony teaches us today that when we spend time seeking God we receive His Grace.  In these passages, we learn that Moses and Elijah appeared to Jesus on the mountain, they came to encourage Him and to prove to the disciples that Jesus was the Son of God.  Learn what we need to do to accept God's invitation to be His children.

  • September 26, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 16: 21-27  "Levels of Faith - Part 3" - ​Jesus said to His disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow Me".  In these passages, Jesus tells us how to save our souls.
    Do you have serving faith?  Do you ask yourself "What can I do to serve the Lord?"

  • September 19, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 16: 13-20 "Levels of Faith - Part 2" - ​In today's bible verses, Jesus asks Simon Peter "But who do you think I am?"  Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God".
    Pastor Anthony speaks about saving our faith in today's world, that the world's opinion of Jesus doesn't change the truth.  This world has never been unanimous on it's opinion of Jesus.  Most of the world believes He was a great man but not necessarily the Son of God.  This sermon helps us to understand how our faith is used to build the church.

  • September 12, 2021 Service & Sermon - "My Life is a Life of Consequences"​ - Dwayne Phillips provides his testimony about decisions he has made in the past that all had consequences.   He takes us on his journey through temptations & trials that led him to follow and listen to Jesus Christ.

  • September 5, 2021 - Service & SermonLuke 22: 39-46  “The Prayer of Christ”​ - Youth Pastor Will Hall delivers today’s sermon about prayer.  In these passages, Jesus prays to His Father on the Mount of Olives while He is under a great deal of stress knowing what He was about to endure.  Will points out that these passages teach us when to pray, how to pray and why we need to pray.  God’s will is for us to be like Christ and pray for what we need.  He will give us the strength we need to get through a trial.

  • August 28, 2021 - Service & SermonProverbs 17: 28  "The Tongue Of The Christian" - Youth Pastor Will Hall delivered a sermon today that should be taken to heart by so many people in today's world.  There are numerous references in the bible, both old and new testaments, about controlling our tongues.  In Proverbs 17:28 God wants us to control our tongues.  James 1:26 states that any who worship God but cannot control their tongues, then they worship in vain.  Pastor Will continues to show us additional bible passages that teach us how powerful the tongue can be.

  • August 23, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Prison Fellowship Ministries - Jenny Faulknier is our guest minister today, she come to us from Prison Fellowship Ministries and is excited to tell us about this very deserving ministry.  Every person is made in the image of God. No life is beyond His reach. Founded in 1976, Prison Fellowship® exists to serve all those affected by crime and incarceration, and to see lives and communities restored in and out of prison—one transformed life at a time.  You can learn more about Prison Fellowship Ministries on their website: Prison Fellowship: Remember Those In Prison

  • August 15, 2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 16: 1-12 "Levels of Faith Part 1"​-In today’s bible verses we begin to see a turning point in Jesus’ ministry. He is beginning to prepare His followers for the events to come - His dying on the cross and leaving them. Pastor Anthony helps us to understand that these passages describe two levels of faith: none at all and little faith. Listen to understand the differences between them.

  • August 8, 2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 15: 29-39  "How To Minister"​ - In these passages, Jesus heals many people and feeds four thousand.  He wanted to teach His disciples that He was the Messiah, how to minister and that the gospel is for anyone and everyone.  Listen to Pastor Anthony's sermon to understand what it takes for each of us to be effective ministers of Jesus Christ.

  • August 1, 2021 - Service & Sermon- Matthew 15: 21-28 “Obstacles to Overcome" Pastor Anthony lets us know today that if we want to receive blessings from God, there will always be obstacles to overcome.  In these passages, Jesus does not answer a Gentile women's request to heal her daughter right away, He however knew the full depth of her faith and He was seeking to draw it out.  Listen to this sermon to learn more about overcoming obstacles to our faith.

  • July 25, 2021 Service & Sermon - 2 Corinthians 1:1-11  “The God Who Raises The Dead" - ​Youth pastor Will Hall delivers today's sermon from 2 Corinthians.  He helps us to clearly understand these passages by explaining there are three ways in which Jesus raises us from the dead, spiritually, physically, and mentally.  Listen to his sermon to hear how we can use trials in our lives to glorify God.

  • July 18, 2021 Service & SermonMatthew 15: 1-20 “What Defiles…” - Do you practice your religion internally or externally?  Do you have a new heart and a relationship with Christ?  Pastor Anthony speaks today about getting lost in the worship of Jesus and letting Him make us clean on the inside.  This sermon will help you understand the differences and how to be saved by the Grace of God.

  • 7/11/2021 Service & Sermon - This story illustrates how we may be used by God to bring other needy people to Jesus Christ for salvation.  Pastor Anthony teaches us about 5 steps we need to take to be whole in the spirit.

  • 7/4/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 14: 22-23 -"5 Assurances for the Storms"
    Jesus wants to teach us to be Christ followers.  Using these passages, Pastor Anthony speaks about the storms we encounter in our lives and how we need to believe that Jesus will help us through them.  Listen to this sermon to find out how Jesus guided the disciples to grow stronger in their faith in Him.

  • 6/27/2021 Service & Sermon -  Matthew 14: 13-21 "Three Essentials To Be A Christ Follower"
    ​Today's sermon helps us to understand the meaning of these verses that speak about 3 simple lessons
    - Compassion for others

    - Accepting our duties as Christ followers to be a minister
    - Trusting Christ with all of our heart
    Pastor Anthony goes deep into the meaning of these lessons to help us understand what Jesus is teaching.

  • 6/20/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 14: 1-14 -"A Godly Man vs. An Ungodly Man "Happy Father's Day!  In today's sermon, Pastor Anthony speaks about these passages in Matthew being a "portrait in difference".  From having a guilty conscience to feeling doom, regret and shame, Herod felt a multitude of emotions when sentencing John the Baptist to be beheaded, all of these emotions belonging to a godless man. Listen to this sermon to see how Herod compares to a someone having God in their life.

  • 6/13/2021 - Service & SermonToday our guest speaker is Will Hall, he graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2020.  He opens his message with a passage from Romans 5:1, Therefore, since we have been made right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.   Will goes into detail about how we need to make peace with God because God is faithful and just.  Listen to this sermon as Will explains how we should live in peace with God and each other.

  • 6/6/2021 - Service & SermonYouth Sunday Sermons - Today' sermon was delivered by two of our teens, Blake Clore and Luke Phillips.  Both spoke about a word they chose from a list earlier in the year that they would try to follow.  Blake's word that he chose is "Lead", his sermon title is "Four ways to lead like Jesus".  The word Luke chose is "Go".
    Listen to both of these young men explain what these words mean to them and how they act upon these words in their lives.

  • 5/30/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 13: 53-57 "Why Jesus is Rejected" - Do you reject Jesus because of a lack of understanding?
    Are you offended by His authority?  Do you refuse to believe?
    Pastor Anthony helps us to understand we need to come to Christ and teaches us the way to everlasting life with Jesus.

  • 5/23/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 13: 47-52 "The Net" -"The Parable of the Fishing Net" - In today's message, Jesus compares the kingdom of Heaven to a fisherman using a  net to catch all kinds of fish and how only the good fish will be gathered and kept, the bad fish will be thrown back.  Listen to Pastor Anthony explain how we can become one of God's "keepers".

  • 5/16/2021 - Service & SermonMatthew 13: 44-46 - "The Treasure"
    The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
    Have you committed your whole life to Jesus?  One interpretation of these parables is that man is Jesus Christ, the treasure is His believers and the field is the world.  Pastor Anthony goes into more detail about of all that is packed inside these few passages.

  • 5/9/2021 - Service & SermonMatthew 13: 33-35 - "A Little Goes A Long Way"
    The Parable of the Yeast
    -Have you allowed the yeast of Jesus Christ to enter into your life?
    -Have you become active in putting the yeast of the gospel into other’s lives?  Pastor Anthony explores the true meaning of this parable and helps us understand that the yeast symbolizes the kingdom of God.  Just like the way yeast permeates and grows the flour in bread, we are to spread the news of the gospel with others.

  • 5/2/2021 - Service & Sermon - "Testimonies of Faith" - Charlotte Layne, a long time member of Fork Union Baptist Church, is our first guest speaker today, she explains how she lost religion and found faith. Scott Thacker our second guest, speaks about his salvation experience.  For many years he was willing to serve as long as he wasn't challenged too much and was comfortable in what he was doing.  He reveals what is needed to take that "next step" in becoming a Christ follower.

  • 4/25/2021 - Service & SermonMatthew 13: 31-32 - "The Growth and Greatness of Christianity" - Have you chosen to take refuge in Christ?  Listen to Pastor Anthony's sermon on the Parable of the Mustard Seed.  In these passages, Jesus shows us how Christianity can grow from something as small as a tiny mustard seed into a tree in which birds can come and rest and make nests in it's branches.

  • 4/18/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 13: 24-30 - "Focused or Distracted?" - In these passages, Jesus tells the Parable of the Weeds, Jesus is describing the kingdom of God.  He is sowing gospel seeds throughout the world and raising up Christians. But at the same time, the enemy is in the world spreading counterfeit seed. In its immature state, it isn't always simple to discern the differences between those who belong to the kingdom and those who do not.  We must remember to not let the weeds distract us from what God has for us in the field.

  • 4/4/2021 Service & Sermon - John 20: 1-18  "Seeing Jesus" - Happy Resurrection Day!!!  Jesus is alive and seated on the throne!!  Pastor Anthony's sermon looks at the resurrection through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.

  • 3/28/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 13: 10-17 "Why Parables?" - In these verses by Matthew, the apostles ask Jesus why He teaches in parables.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the meaning behind this method of Jesus' teachings.

  • 3/21/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 46-50 - "Family Matters" - 
    Pastor Anthony speaks to us today and points out the biggest pressure a Christ follower can experience is from family.  Family is one of the biggest blessings given to us from God and they can also be the most distracting and aggravating things on earth.  Listen to this sermon to see how Jesus differentiated between His biological and spiritual families.

  • 3/14/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 38-45 - "An Evil Generation Be Like..." - Pastor Anthony today points out that these passages are directed towards an evil generation that 1. Demands a miraculous sign that Jesus is the Son of God, 2. Refuses to repent, 3. Refuses to seek God's wisdom and 4. Follows a false religion.  We must realize that the only way to defeat sin is through Christ Jesus.

  • 3/7/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 22-37 - God wants to heal, the devil wants to devour us.  In reading through these passages, Pastor Anthony helps us to see that Jesus healed through the power of God and that we need to follow Jesus Christ instead of what we are used to following.  Jesus tells us that satan has a kingdom here on earth, that he is powerful and actively trying to devour us and that God's power is better and bigger than satan's power.  The Holy Spirit is the final witness that leads us to do God's will and draw us back to God.  If we reject the Holy Spirit there is no forgiveness.

  • 2/28/2021 Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 14-21 "God's Chosen Servant" - Jesus' actions in these passages display healing, humility, love, justice, encouragement, victory and hope, they are all visible and explained in these versus.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the many prophesies that come true and how we cannot let our hearts become hardened to Jesus.

  • 2/21/2021 Service & SermonToday we have two guest speakers, Joel and Rachel Shelley, they are missionaries in the Philippines at The Word of Life Mission.  Joel speaks first and shares his testimony about how his life turned around when he decided to follow and really get to know the Lord.  They both then speak about the Word of Life Mission in the Philippines and how it is making a difference to so many people there.

  • 2/14/2021 Service & SermonMatthew 12: 9-14, Luke 6: 6-11 "People Are Greater Than Religion"

  • Today, Pastor Anthony reads these passages to illustrate how Jesus shows His compassion to people and how He uses our weaknesses to display His goodness & power in our lives.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand that following the spirit is always better than following rules - and nothing is more sacred to the Lord than we are.

  • 2/7/2021 Service & SermonJames 4: 13-17  "My Word For The Year"Pastor Anthony speaks today about our youth and how they are vital in the growth of the Church.  During a recent meeting they had, he encouraged them to choose a word that they should focus on every day this year using the bible and prayer to help them choose that word.
    You can open and save the document they used to help guide them towards their goal.  Click here for the document.

  • 1/31/2021 Service & Sermon - Romans 12: 6-8; 1 Corinthians 12: 4-5;  2 Timothy 1: 6 "Four Things That Will Put Out Our Fire" - God gives each of us spiritual gifts to use.  They are the things He created us to do.  Pastor Anthony lists four things that stand in the way of us growing our fire in Jesus.

  • 1/24/2021 - Service & Sermon - Mark 15: 1-15 "The Gospel  - A Recipe for Revival" - Guest speaker Rolfe Grubb takes us through this portion of scripture and points out that Jesus fulfilled scripture through the cross, His death and His resurrection.  He helps us understand that once the Holy Spirit enters our bodies it remains there forever and our bodies become temples.  We then have the power to live as God wants us to.

  • 1/17/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 12: 1-8 "Jesus is Greater Than Religion" - Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the meaning of these passages where Jesus instructs us to follow the spirit of God and that human needs should take president over tradition and ritual.  It is these needs that should matter to us the most.

  • 1/10/2021 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 11: 28-30 "The Great Invitation" - Jesus said in these passages "Come to Me and let Me teach you how to rest your soul".  Pastor Anthony teaches us that Jesus is humble and understands our weakness and that it is easy to take up the yolk of Christ & Follow His direction.

  • 12/27/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 11: 7-15 "The Reminder" - In these passages, Matthew shows us how much we need the Grace of God and we need to take responsibility for our faith.  We shouldn't be swayed by false teachers and stand strong like John the Baptist.  We must be steadfast in our faith in Jesus and be ambassadors for Christ.  God expects us to use all the tools we have been given to spread His message to others.

  • 12/20/2020 - Service & Sermon - John 1: 1-5 "Three Things We Need to Remember About Baby Jesus" - Pastor Anthony's sermon today gives us a little different perspective on the birth of Jesus.  These passages speak to us by saying that Jesus has always existed, He was with God and He IS God, Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God.  Jesus loved us when we were being created.  Jesus is light, He is eternal, He is Creator & He is Life.

  • 12/13/2020 - Service & Sermon - John 11: 1-6 "Even A Good Baptist Doubts Sometime" - John the Baptist is confused about what he thought the Messiah was going to be.  He was sitting in prison and things weren't happening the way he expected, he needed assurance from Jesus and to have his faith strengthened.  In this sermon, Pastor Anthony teaches us about how Jesus responded to John's doubts and how many of us experience the same types of doubts in our lifetimes.

  • 12/6/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 10: 24-42 "The purpose and Cost" - "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.  I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."  These passages begin with this statement from Jesus.  Pastor Anthony helps us to understand that Jesus came to wage war against sin & evilness in this world and to put it to death.  In this podcast we learn more about what is expected of true believers in Christ to enter into His kingdom.

  • 11/29/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 10: 24-33 "The Encouragement" - Jesus told His disciples not to be afraid and to not fear those who threaten you.  He encouraged them by 1. Letting them know the truth will be revealed one day. 2.The message of the Gospel is to be preached to the world & 3. No need to be afraid because God cares for them.  We should not fear what a human can do to us, they cannot touch our spirit.

  • 11/22/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 10: 16-23 "The Warning" - In these passages today, Pastor Anthony helps us to understand that a true follower of Jesus should expect a level of persecution.  Just like Jesus did with the disciples, He is sending us out to share His Word.  We must understand that any present troubles we have are small and won't last long, they produce a glory that will last forever.

  • 11/15/2020 Service & Sermon - 1 John 4: 7-21 "Loving One Another" - Guest speaker Corvin Flynn asks us "Other than love, what is the most important key to a relationship?"  After reading through today's gospel message, Corvin helps us to understand that God wants a relationship with us and wants us to have a relationship with others.

  • 11/8/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 10: 5-15 "The Commission" - In these passages, Jesus gives His disciples instructions about how to go out and spread the gospel.  Pastor Anthony helps us to see that we must let God control our lies, He will listen and train us on what He wants us to do.

  • 11/1/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 10: 1-4 "A Fan or Fanatic?"  Fanatic: a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.  Are you "all in" for Christ?  Pastor Anthony explores these questions today, he helps us understand that prayer not only changes outcomes, it changes us.

  • 10/25/2020 Service & Sermon - 2 Timothy 1:7 - "One Nation Under Fear" - Have you ever struggled with fear?  Pastor Anthony walks us through today's bible verse "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind".  This message helps us understand what God says about fear.

  • 10/18/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 9: 35-38 "The Church That God Uses" - In these passages today, Pastor Anthony teaches us about 3 actions that the church needs to take:
    1. GO and spread the Good News of the Lord, we need to seek those who are lost.
    2. COMPASSION drives us into action so we can meet both physical and spiritual needs, this is how we build God's kingdom.
    3.VISION is always asking ourselves "where are we going next?  What's our next ministry"?  There should be no time for laziness in the church.
    We should let the size of our God determine the size of our goals.

  • 10/11/2020 Service & SermonMatthew 9: 18-34 "Desperate for Jesus" - Pastor Anthony delivers a powerful message of faith from these passages found in the book of Matthew.  He helps us to understand that Jesus will always respond to our desperate needs and make us whole.  In these passages, Jesus performs miracles that give life, heal the sick, give sight to the blind and heals a possessed man.  If you believe, Jesus will open your eyes, we need to seek after Him wholeheartedly.

  • 10/4/2020 Service & Sermon"God's Kintsugi" - Guest pastor James Benson, Fork Union Military Academy Chaplain, delivers a timely and powerful sermon today given the current broken climate of our country.  We see broken pieces all around us in relationships, communities, families and more.  With God's help anything can be fixed and be more beautiful than before.  God uses all of us in His story of redemption, not one of us is beyond His reach.

  • Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.

  • 9/27/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 9: 14-17 "A Discussion Worth Having" - As Pastor Anthony leads us through these bible verses, he teaches that we are to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit and walk with Jesus daily.  We need to put all distractions of the flesh aside and focus on the presence of God.  Listen along as we ask ourselves if we strive to walk with Jesus every day and seek His presence.

  • 9/20/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 9: 9-13 "Matthew's Story"​
    In this very important passage, Matthew provides his testimony by saying he was a lost cause and unsatisfied spiritually but Jesus knew He could do great things through Matthew.  When was the last time we introduced Jesus to our friends?  Jesus said "Follow Me" and Matthew did.  We need to follow in the same footsteps of Matthew and bring others to know Him.

  • 9/13/2020 - Service & Sermon - 2 Chronicles 20: 1-29 "Five steps to Victory" - Are you going through a trial, struggle, or battle like the rest of us?  Pastor Anthony reads these passages from the Old Testament and shows us the "5 Steps To Victory".

  • 9/6/2020 - Service & Sermon - "Jesus being Jesus"  In today's sermon, Pastor Anthony explains there are 3 things to learn in these passages today:

- We must be dedicated and willing to do what it takes in our mission of getting people to Christ.

- We must acknowledge that Jesus has all the power and authorization to save us.

- We must never give up in our mission.

  • 8/30/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 8: 28-34 "Demons are Real" - The devil is still at work in this world and many are trapped under satan's control.  Pastor Anthony teaches us that we need to put on the firm armor of God to keep the devil away and stand firm against his schemes.  We must not be afraid of the cost to us if we can save even one soul!  We are God's prized possession.

  • 8/23/2020 - Service & Sermon Today's guest speaker, Gary Osteen, tells us about the story of Jonah and helps us to understand that a true prophet speaks for God.  When God calls, we must listen and obey. Do we say thank you to God or are we angry when things don't go our way?  God's goal is not for our comfort but for our character - generosity is always part of God's plan.  We need to share the gospel and walk the path that God asks us to walk.

  • 8/16/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 8: 23-27 "Storms and Miracles" - Today's sermon encourages us to be true disciples of Jesus by not staying on the shore but by getting on the boat and following Him.  Many ask the question, "why follow Jesus if storms keep coming?"  The answer  is that a "real" follower of Jesus would rather be on a boat in a storm with Him than to experience a storm without Him.  We must call on the Lord to save us.

  • 8/10/2020 - Service & SermonMatthew 8: 18-22 "Attracted or Devoted?"​  These passages tell us that the crowd, bible scholars and a disciple were all attracted to Jesus, they desperately needed Him to fix their problems.
    -What do we do when Jesus meets our needs? 
    -Do we go back to life as normal or do we take that miracle and follow Him?  
    -Are you the type of Christian that only calls on Jesus when you need Him?
    Pastor Anthony helps us to understand the differences between being attracted to Jesus and being devoted to Jesus.

  • 8/2/2020 - Service & Sermon - Matthew 8: 14-17 "From Sickness to Serving"  Today Pastor Anthony reminds us that Jesus bridges the gap between sickness and serving and He is never too tired, distracted or busy to meet our needs.  He can heal us with just one touch.

  • 7/26/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 8: 5-13 "Amaze the Lord Today"  These verses show us that we must confess our need for the Savior.  Jesus is always willing to heal and cleanse us all.
    - Is Jesus the Lord of your life?
    - If we are humble before the Lord He will lift us up in honor.

    - We must BELIEVE to amaze the Lord.

  • 7/19/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 8: 1-4 "Jesus CAN and Jesus WILL" - This passage teaches us that sin has no worldly cure, it keeps us isolated and alone, however we are never too sick to be healed by Jesus.  Pastor Anthony explains that we need to kneel before Jesus, He is never too busy to meet with us, heal us and cleanse us. 

  • 7/12/2020 Service and SermonMatthew 7: 21-29 - We need to follow the will of God in order to enter into the kingdom of heaven, we must become a Christ follower.  Will we follow what God is asking us to do?  Pastor Anthony takes us through these passages to help us understand what is required.

  • 7/5/2020 Service & Sermon -  Matthew 7: 7-20 "More on Judgement" Only God can judge perfectly.  We receive God's help when we pray and ask for it but it needs to start with our hearts, we must seek the kingdom of God first.  Pastor Anthony helps us to see which road we're on, the narrow gate to heaven or the broad gate to hell.
    Due to technical difficulties, this video may not run correctly, you can listen to the complete sermon podcast on our sermons page.

  • 7/1/2020 Update - Narrow Gate Youth Group is back together!  What is your reputation?  Pastor Anthony explains how to keep it good by following the teachings of the Bible.

  • 6/28/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 7: 1-6 "Stop Criticizing Others"  When we judge someone based on their sins, we reveal a serious problem in our own heart and in our lives.  We need to focus on our own sins and clean them up first.  Pastor Anthony helps us see that God will help us get rid of our sins so we can show compassion.  Due to technical difficulties, this video may not run correctly, you can listen to the complete sermon podcast on our sermons page.

  • 6/24/2020 Update - 1 Peter 4: 10 - What is your God given gift?  The bible tells us to use it well to serve one another.

  • 6/21/2020 Service & Sermon - Matthew 6: 25-34 "A Warning About Worry" - Don't worry about everyday life, you cannot serve God and money at the same time.  Pastor Anthony teaches us about our path to victory: 1. Through faith, 2. Our heavenly Father & 3. Seeking the kingdom of God first.

  • 6/18/2020 Update - Isaiah 59: 1-2.  *Are our inequities separating us from God?  *Are we following God's instruction book?

  • 6/14/2020 Sermon - Matthew 6: 19-24 "Choose One or the Other"

What are your treasures, are they worldly possessions that will not last?​

- Are we going to let Jesus be our treasure?​​  

- Listen to Pastor Anthony as he guides us through the meaning of these passages.​

  • 6/11/2020 Update - The Lord said to Moses "Here I am" in Exodus 3: 1-4.  Pastor Anthony encourages us to move a little closer to the Lord and see His amazement.

  • 6/7/2020 Service & Sermon - "Where is the Church?"  Pastor Anthony asks us and answers the questions: "What are our responsibilities in this world as believers?  Are we willing to stand on the moral land of God and resist evil?"

  • 6/6/2020 Update - Pastor Anthony recorded a short video last night with a message for all.

  • 6/3/2020 Update - Church service will be held this Sunday outside following the state guidelines for Covid-10 protection.  "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."

  • 5/31.2020 Sermon - "Fast to Glorify" - Matthew 6: 1-18.  In these passages, we learn that there is a right and a wrong way to fast - it' about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  God wants us to be hones with Him through prayer in the privacy of our own lives.

  • 5/272020 Update - The Lord is the only one who can keep us safe.  We don't need better times, we need the joy and the peace that only God can give us.

  • 5/24/2020 Sermon- In this week's passages, Jesus teaches us to pray.  Pastor Anthony goes through the Lord's prayer and highlights 4 points:  1. We are to have a private relationship with God  2.We must pray sincerely from our heart  3.We must pray for His guidance  4. We must forgive others

  • 5/20/2020  Weekly Update - Longtime church member Barbara reads a letter from her son about an old fashioned Sunday.

  • 5/17/2020 Sermon - Today's guest speaker is our own Minister of Music, Jon Somers.  In this passage, Jon helps us to see and understand that when a father loves his children he will welcome them back even though they may be undeserving.  If any of us a a broken relationship with God, He too will welcome us back with open arms.  His is our creator, our provider and our protector.  Through grace and love we can be restored in the life and the family of God.

  • 5/15/2020 Update - Kat Campbell explains the formula to overcoming evil.

  • 5/13/2020 Weekly Update - Jenni Clore brings us a message of faith, hope and lovetoday from John 15: 5-6.

  • 5/10/2020 Sunday Sermon  - Matthew 6: 1-4 "Give to Glorify" In this Sunday's sermon, Pastor Anthony reviews our various motives for giving and how God wants us to give to others. 

  • 5/6/2020 Weekly update - Lifelong church member, Ty Cobb reflects about life and his journey of faith

  • 5/3/2020 Sunday Sermon  - Matthew 5: 38-48 - "Only with God's Help".  Pastor Anthony reviews how we are to love our enemies in these bible passages.

  • 4-29-2020 Weekly update - Pastor Anthony reminds us today that people have a sinful nature and the only way to heal sick people is to be made new through Jesus Christ.

  • 4/26/2020 Sunday Sermon "I Swear" Matthew 5: 33-37  The simple answer is to tell the truth.  The simple promise is found in John 3:16 "for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

  • 4-22-2020 Weekly update  - we can join Pastor Anthony as he celebrates his 10th anniversary realizing there is only one way to be saved, and that's through Jesus Christ.

  • 4-19-2020 Sunday Sermon - "The Truth About Divorce" Matthew 5: 31-21.  Pastor Anthony reads what God says in the bible about divorce and helps us understand how serious a commitment marriage is and man not be taken lightly.

  • 4-17-2020 Weekly update - Pastor Anthony reminds us that God has written our names on the palm of His hand and He remembers us all always.

  • 4-12-2020 Resurrection Day Service  "He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed" is today's Easter message from pastor Anthony as he reads from Matthew 29: 1-10 "Resurrection Day Sunrise Service"
  • 4-10-2020 Weekly update  - Pastor Anthony and Lisa Flynn sing in hopes to encourage you today on this Good Friday, followed by a short message.  Have a blessed day praising Jesus for what He did for us on the cross.
  • 4-3-2020 Weekly update  - Pastor Anthony delivers a message of hope during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Weekly update 3-25-2020 - Pastor Anthony sends some encouragement with his 2nd weekly update during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • 03-18-2020 Weekly update - In uncertain times, we're still here as a church family. Pastor Anthony speaks to us about staying in touch, helping each other and remembering to praise the Lord in all we do.