2020 Sermons

Unto Us! (December 20, 2020) /Isaiah 9:6-7/ This Sunday we celebrated the birth of our Redeemer with a look at the prophecy of His coming found in Isaiah 9:6. We learned that this very special gift of the only begotten Son of God was for US, His chosen people. We then learned some of the beautiful names of our Savior. Elder Bryce concluded the message reminding us that the kingdom of God continues and will continue. It has no end because the ZEAL of God has performed it!

Ephesians Series • 30. Paul’s Farewell (December 13, 2020) In his final message from the Ephesian letter, Elder Bryce gives a brief review of the epistle and then gives the same charge that Paul gave to this church. We are to act on our faith in love. We are to discover more of our faith by loving one another. When we do this, we find true peace.

Ephesians Series • 29. Praying Always (December 6, 2020) Today’s sermon completes the look at the elements of the whole armor of God found in Ephesians Chapter 6. Elder Bryce teaches us that prayer for one another is the specific kind of prayer that brings us all together to fight the good fight of faith.

Ephesians • 28. The Sword of the Spirit (November 29, 2020) NOTE: The audio on this sermon was accidentally recorded from a cellphone in the pew rather than the pulpit microphone. You can still hear the audio but the congregation sound is more prevalent. Elder Bryce continues teaching about the whole armor of God found in Ephesians chapter 6. In this sermon, he describes the 7th element of the armor – prayer. We are taught to have a “life attitude” of prayer, and specifically to be praying for others. By doing this, we effectively wear and use the whole armor of God to fight the good fight of faith in love.

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Ephesians Series • 25. Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Ephesians 6:15 (November 1, 2020)  It is not just the preacher’s job to prepare to preach the word. It is the duty of all children of God to prepare to receive the word, apply the word, and live the word. Scripture tells us who we are and where we stand. It also tells us Who God is and what He has done for us. When we see the marvelous grace of God in our lives we want to follow Him. The Bible shows us exactly how to do that as well.

Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b (October 25, 2020) Elder Bryce continues to look at Paul’s charge to us to put on the whole armor of God in order to be prepared as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need natural armor to fight natural warfare. We also need spiritual armor to fight spiritual battles. Much like a bullet-proof vest, the breastplate of righteousness protects are heart. Our understanding of righteousness is very vital to how we live every day. 

Ephesians Series • 23. Loins Girt About With Truth Ephesians 6:14a (October 18, 2020) The pandemic, upheaval in local and federal government, and riots in the streets of America’s largest cities shows that we are definitely enduring a battle with the forces of darkness in high places. Through all of this turmoil, many are claiming to speak the truth and persuade the masses to follow them. In today’s message, Elder Bryce reminds us that what the Bible says is true. We need to have Biblical truth as the foundation of our lives or we can be easily fooled into following dangerous false doctrines.

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Ephesians Series • 11. Reconciled in One Body Ephesians 2:11-22 (July 5, 2020) In the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic, political unrest brought tension and riot to the streets of America. Hatred, racism, and violence filled the streets and the media. In response to all the rhetoric, Elder Bryce turns to scripture to show that all the horrible things occurring in the world are nothing new.  All the things we see are the symptoms of a much larger problem – sin.  Jesus Christ broke down the wall between God and His children. At the same time, He broke down the walls between men. The answer to any tension we have is not found in politics. The answer is the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians Series • 10. Why Go to Church?  – Ephesians 2:1-10 (June 21, 2020) Because we are in Christ by the grace of God, all of our blessings are “in Christ.” Since God loved us long before we ever existed, we are able to love Him. We owe our very lives to Christ. God has commanded that we worship Him. Therefore, we ought to be in church actively thanking Him for His amazing grace!

Ephesians Series • 9. The Church Is Everything – Ephesians 1:19-23 (June 14, 2020) Elder Bryce preaches from the last few verses of Ephesians chapter 1 showing us how precious the church is to Christ. The local assembly is the Bride of Christ. He cares for it and loves it. The most important things to God is His church. Therefore, the church should have priority in our lives.

Ephesians Series • 8. Paul’s Prayer – Ephesians 1:15-20 (June 7, 2020) In this message from the expository series on the Letter to the Ephesians, Elder Bryce describes God’s design for the pastor of a local church. It is through the local church, with God guiding an undershepherd, that He feeds His children. God gives the man a heart for the people he pastors so that he will be willing and able to teach the things they need the most in their lives.
Ephesians Series • 7. Sealed with that Holy Spirit of Promise – Ephesians 1:8-14 (May 31, 2020) Having seen that we are saved by grace plus nothing in the first seven verses of the letter, Elder Bryce shows that our belief of the gospel is the key to our joy and peace. Being sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise only comes when we trust Jesus.

Ephesians Series • 6. In Whom We Have Redemption (May 24, 2020) /Ephesians 1:7/ Today’s message followed an introduction by Brother Jonah Lowrance describing the natural state of man with God’s grace. Build upon that premise, Elder Bryce teaches that our redemption is not by our will or works, nor is it a choice we made for Christ. Our redemption is based on the fact that God chose us in Christ before the word began. Therefore, our redemption is in HIM and solely by the will and pleasure of God.

Ephesians Series • 5. How Do I Know That I Am in Christ? (May 17, 2020) /1st John 2/ Last week we joined the Apostle Paul in a doxology about God’s will in the covenant of redemption. We learned that God secured the eternal destiny of all His children by a sovereign work of grace. This week Elder Bryce explains to us how we can know that we are part of the elect family of God.

Ephesians Series • 4. Adoring God (May 10, 2020) /Ephesians 1:3-6/ Elder Bryce continues in Ephesians chapter 1 where the Apostle Paul writes a doxology about the grace of God. Contrary to the contemporary praise songs sung in so many churches today, the Apostle doesn’t just say “God is blessed” and repeat that chorus multiple times. Paul says that God is blessed, and then he gives reasons why! The doctrines of election, predestination, justification, etc. are given as the basis for singing praise to God for His sovereign grace.

Ephesians Series • 3. To The Saints and Faithful (May 3, 2020) Elder Bryce continues his series on Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. Today’s sermon explores the two titles that Paul uses for the members of this church. First of all, he calls them saints. A saint is not an award given by men. It is a title given by God to all His children when He set them apart in election. Secondly, Paul calls them faithful. Not only were these members children of God, they were active in the church with a passion for one another and the Lord. Elder Lowrance closes this sermon with a charge for us to be busy in the kingdom of God.

The Will of God (April 26, 2020) Elder Bryce preaches beginning in Ephesians chapter one contrasting the the will of man and the will of God. With several scriptural proofs he shows that the Bible has very little, if any, good thing to say about the will of man. However, the Bible is filled with glorious examples of God fulfilling his will by His power according to His pleasure. In this sermon, we are charged to discover the will of God in His word and live thereby.

Our View of the Church (April 19, 2020) Elder Bryce teaches from Psalm 133 and shows how to recognize our level of discipleship and increase our devotional to God.

A View of the Resurrection (April 12, 2020) Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches about the impact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on one believer recorded in scripture, Mary Magdalene. NOTE: There was a very large thunderstorm during worship this morning and the microphone was also distorting. We apologize for the noise.

Thy First Love (April 5, 2020) Today’s sermon is titled “Thy First Love” and begins a series of sermons based on Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. Elder Lowrance’s first message in this series begins in the book of Revelation as Jesus confronts this church for leaving their first love. He then traces the history of the founding of the church at Ephesus in the Book of Acts to show that this love was their passion for Christ and for one another in the church. .

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The Benefit of Regular Church Attendance (March 15, 2020)
Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the Apostle Paul’s instruction in Hebrews chapter 9:25 to not forsake “the assembling of ourselves together.” While a seemingly simple command in scripture, do we appreciate the grace and finished work as explained by the Apostle Paul earlier in the chapter leading up to that command? Are we thankful for and understand the opportunity we have been given? Brother Bryce considers how we should look at the commands to action we’ve been given in this portion of the book of Hebrews and what it means to exhort one another, especially “as ye see the day approaching.”

True Prosperity (March 8, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance concludes a series of messages on the book of 1st Timothy. He asks how do we define prosperity? Are we concerning ourselves today with being successful or being faithful? Brother Bryce considers what is “godliness with contentment” mentioned in verse six and the lessons Timothy is reminded of by the Apostle Paul throughout the rest of the chapter.
Wholesome words (March 1, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the “wholesome words” spoken of in the book of 1st Timothy chapter six. He looks to the Apostle Paul’s instruction to establish the importance of making sure someone speaks wholesome words and doctrine. What happens when wholesome words aren’t being spoken? Do we know and appreciate the lengths to which our Lord has gone to provide us His wholesome words?
Servitude (February 23, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the subject of servitude within the context of the first two verses of 1st Timothy chapter six, discussing the verses’ application today. He establishes that the Bible condemns slavery and that the Apostle Paul was laying the groundwork to deal with even the bond servant relationship under consideration in the 1st Timothy chapter six. He then looks to the book of Philemon to see what we can learn from Onesimus and how the Apostle Paul handled his message to Philemon, as well as to what end.
Are we the one or the nine? (February 16, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the account of Jesus healing the ten lepers as recorded in Luke 17:11-19. Brother Bryce asks and answers a number of questions about this account. Why is Jesus traveling where he is traveling? What’s going on? What are the reactions of these men to their healing? How do these things apply to us?
Elders and the church (February 9, 2020) Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the instruction received in 1st Timothy chapter 5 concerning the subject of elders, starting in verse 17. He explains what is meant by the Apostle Paul in each verse, making sure that we consider the Bible’s instruction through the Holy Spirit regarding elders, not what the world and other religious orders have to say about elders.
Our Daysman (February 2, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance considers the daysman mentioned in Job 9:33. He notes how Jesus is our daysman and looks at Matthew 24 to answer the questions as to why we, the church body, comes together in worship, why we worship, and who is it that we worship.
Widows indeed (January 26, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance examines the subject of caring for the widows indeed as mentioned in 1st Timothy chapter 5, exploring the Bible’s references and the Lord’s love and care for widows. He adds that that example sets the tone for how much we should care for one another, noting that the widows indeed truly had no one to care for them. He finally considers just how helpless we are without our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Church Family – (January 19, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance examines the Apostle Paul’s 1st letter to Timothy, specifically the beginning of chapter 5. He looks at how our church family is much like our earthly family. What does God’s word say about how we should respect our parents and raise our children? How do we show respect to one another and why do we?
Conditional Time Salvation (January 12, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance examines the “save thyself, and them that hear thee” statement that concludes 1st Timothy chapter 4. After reminding us that eternal salvation is of the Lord only (Isaiah 43:11), he shows how the “save thyself” is not about eternal salvation at all, but rather a conditional time salvation. Brother Bryce then turns to the verses leading up to that statement to fully explain just what the Apostle Paul meant and why a distinction has to be drawn between eternal salvation and a salvation here in time.
Putting on the whole armour of God (January 5, 2020) – Elder Bryce Lowrance begins preaching from Ephesians chapter six. After reminding us that our eternal salvation is secure in Jesus Christ, he considers the battle we are in today. He looks at each piece of the armour mentioned in the chapter. What is the significance of each piece of armour? How do we use it, and to what end?