Living in Babylon without
Babylon Living in You
Living in Babylon...Without Babylon Living in You - Pastor Jim Balzano - Jan. 24, 2021
We live in the kingdoms of the world. The kingdoms of the world are not the kingdom of God. Political parties are not the kingdom of God no matter what affiliation they are. We live in a Babylonian culture while living as believers in Jesus. This message reminds us the church of how we are to navigate the kingdom of Babylon while being governed by the Kingdom of God. It is a vivid reminder we, the people of God, rise above the political rhetoric of our era and demonstrate the kingdom of God.
The Way Out Is the Way In - Pastor Jim Balzano - January 3, 2021
God‘s presence would lead the Israelites out of Egypt manifested by a pillar of fire, a cloud, and an angel of the Lord. As they followed His presence they would be lead out of Egypt. However, the way into the promised land was the same as the way out of the land of captivity. As we exit 2020 and head into 2021 we must remember that we leave one by the presence of God and enter the other by the presence of God.
Light Over Darkness - Pastor Jim Balzano - December 27, 2020
The sons of Israel were captive in Egypt for hundreds of years until God began to liberate them. Using Moses, to pronounce judgment against Egypt God would use darkness as one of His judgments. God sent darkness over the land of Egypt, but the Bible says the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings. Darkness could not invade the houses of Israel for the God who is light illuminates their darkness. This Christmas let us remember Jesus is the light that illuminates our darkness today
Truth Is Here - Pastor Jim Balzano - December 20, 2020
Jesus told Pilate He came to testify to the truth. John said Jesus came to the earth full of grace and truth. Jesus was the testimony of truth about and for God. Yet, there were those who would attempt to suppress that truth. Even today there are those who would suppress the truth of God. We, as believers, live according to the truth presented by Jesus of this amazing God, who loves us so much. This is a reminder of one of the purposes for which God took on humanity.
God of the Aftermath - Pastor Jim Balzano - December 13, 2020
Peter fished all night and caught nothing. It was a night of futility, but joy came in the morning in the presence of Jesus. And, Jesus came with a directive word to offset the futility of Peter's night. It is a directive word of God that will often cause us to see things on the other side that we may not have seen. As we navigate these uncertain times He still provides a directive word to His people. Allow this message to cause you to hear His directive word and see what you might not have seen.
I Will Remember - Pastor Jim Balzano - December 6, 2020
Trying times have a way of causing discouragement, frustration and overwhelming anxiety. They can rob you of sleep, steal the words from your mouth and bring a crisis of faith. Psalm 77 is a Psalm of Asaph, who found himself in such a state. What did he do? He remembered! His present situation caused him to call to mind the strength, might and power of his God. The God who gave him victory in the past would be the same God who gave him victory in the present. This message will encourage you during difficult times to say: “I will remember!” You may have a troubled present but take heart. In Christ you have an overcoming history.
The Power of Peace - Pastor Troy Ferguson - November 29, 2020
Throughout the Bible, we see that living in peace is something so common and encouraged, it is part of a common greeting for followers of Christ. This message challenges the chaos and anxiety that is too commonplace today and demonstrates how to live in the peace of God.
Jezebel at the Door
Jezebel was in covenant with a wicked and weak leader causing havoc in the kingdom of Israel. The spirit of Jezebel still wards against the people of God but has been defeated by Jesus, the anointed. If defeated, then our adversary only has power that we give through our tolerating of it. Our culture is being run by Jezebel but we, believers, do not have to be. Stop tolerating her.
Mastered by Majesty - Pastor Jim Balzano - November 15, 2020
When we get a glimpse of the majesty of God it should become the master of our lives. The Bible says He is robed in majesty. What does that mean? How is He robed? What does it mean in my life as I live in this world? This message is a small dip into the endless ocean that is God’s majesty. Let it master your life.