The end of the commandment & This charge (October 6, 2019)

The end of the commandment & This charge (October 6, 2019) – Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the charge given by Paul to Timothy to “war a good warfare” in 1st Timothy 1:18. Brother Bryce then backs up to the “end of the commandment” in verse five, looking at how we can war a good warfare while doing so in charity, against the right enemy, and to the right end.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (October 27, 2019)

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills (October 27, 2019) – Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches a message concerning the comforting declaration made in Psalm 121 that our God cares and is where our help comes from. He explains the significance of the hills referenced in verse one, the motivation we should have when we go to church, and the rest there is in knowing He takes care of His children. Brother Bryce further exhorts us to press on and remember that He has preserved us in Himself, emphasizing that God does the preserving and that we are not preserved by any act or attempt at perseverance of our own.

Now unto the King eternal (September 29, 2019)

Now unto the King Eternal (September 29, 2019) – Elder Bryce Lowrance begins preaching from 1st Timothy chapter 1. He begins by considering the command to “teach no other doctrine” and the succeeding statements from Paul on what not to teach or allow. He looks at how Paul re-affirms charity’s role and what the law shows us. Brother Bryce then turns to the testimony of the Apostle Paul and how Paul affirms the only way we are in Christ is by grace and that it’s all about what Christ did, ultimately considering just what we should take away from Paul’s declaration in verse 17 “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”

Joshua series: The children of Israel heard say (September 8, 2019)

The children of Israel heard say (September 8, 2019) – Elder Bryce Lowrance begins by considering the command of the Lord to forgive one another before turning to Joshua chapter 22 and the account of the altar. He looks at how the children of Israel were ready to go to battle and destroy the children of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh based on a rumor and assumption. He looks at what happened when the two sides talked with one another. Brother Bryce ultimately exhorts us to talk to our brothers and sisters in Christ and not act solely upon a rumor. He ends with considering the proper way to handle private offenses according to Matthew 18 and revisiting the subject of forgiveness by noting that when we forget to forgive, we tend to forget that we’re forgiven in Jesus Christ.

Joshua series: Golan and Revealed (September 1, 2019)

Joshua Series: Golan and Revealed (September 1, 2019) – Elder Bryce Lowrance finishes a series of messages concerning the six cities of refuge in Joshua chapter 20, noting that the sixth city of Golan means revealed. In continuing to look at the cities being like unto the character of Jesus Christ, Brother Bryce turns to Hebrews chapter two. He begins by considering the exhortation to not let the things of the Lord, the gospel, slip from our minds. Brother Bryce continues thru the chapter to establish how the Lord was revealed and manifested in this world, ultimately asking and answering the question “What’s the gospel for?”

Joshua series: Ramoth in Gilead (August 18, 2019)

Joshua series: Ramoth in Gilead (August 18, 2019) – Elder Bryce Lowrance continues a series of messages concerning the six cities of refuge in Joshua chapter 20, noting that the fifth city of Ramoth in Gilead means viewed quite highly. In continuing to look at the cities being like unto the character of Jesus Christ, Brother Bryce preaches from Hebrews chapter one and the latter part of Ephesians to establish just how high and lifted up our Savior is in Jesus Christ. He exhorts us to understand the ramifications of knowing that Jesus Christ is exalted far above us, that we’re bought with a price, and that Jesus is the head of every church, even today. Knowing that, Brother Bryce asks whether Jesus is our refuge. Does he deserve our praise and our time? Do our actions and service show forth our love for Him and one another? Do we see truly see how High and lifted up he really is?

2019 Annual Meeting Sunday – The cross of Christ

2019 Annual Meeting – Sunday – The Cross of Christ (August 25, 2019) – Elder Joe Nettles begins in 1st Corinthians 1:17-18 and preaches concerning the cross of Christ, exhorting us to not be ashamed of the cross and to live in assured anticipation of Jesus taking us home. He goes through the assurance we derive from the fulfillment of prophecy concerning the cross and Jesus’ crucifixion, focusing on Psalm 22. He considers how Jesus was the perfect passover lamb, how the crucifixion unfolded relative to prophecy, how Jesus endured the eternal sufferings of billions of His people, and how we should take great comfort in the knowledge of the reconciliation and redemption that Jesus obtained on the cross.