2020 Sermons

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?