Pastor's Video Message

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.

You can view additional video messages below:
  • 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.

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