2023 Sermons

January 29, 2023

“Seventy Weeks” • Daniel 9:18-27 – Brother Jonah Lowrance. Brother Jonah continues to speak about Daniel’s prayer of repentance and God’s mighty response to his prayer. In this chapter, Daniel not only learns that God will deliver Israel from Babylon but that the Messiah will also come and eradicate the cause of all problems in the world, sin.

“We See Jesus” – Hebrews 2:6-13 – Elder Bryce Lowrance. Continuing with the theme of the coming Messiah which Brother Jonah introduced, Elder Bryce teaches about how e can have hope even though the world around us in broken and we are still under the curse of sin in this world. We may not see that we are victors yet, but we do see Jesus!

January 22, 2023

“A Proper View of the Ministry” • 1st Corinthians 4:1-6 – Elder Bryce H. Lowrance – The Church at Corinth was divided into several factions. This was caused by an improper view and loyalty to the various preachers who had spoken there. Today’s message will explore the role of perspective of God’s ministers of the gospel. They are the “under-rower” which is an unseen servant position that simply does the will of the Master. They are also stewards of God’s word. This means whatever understanding they have been given about the Bible it is to be dispensed to God’s people not to gain fame or reward.

This message was preached on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

January 15, 2023

“Daniel’s Reaction to the Fall of Babylon” • Daniel 9:1-8 – Brother Jonah Lowrance – Daniel has been reading in the book of Jeremiah and understands that God is about to deliver Israel from the hands of the Babylonians as He had promised. But Daniel does not become arrogant or proud that his people will soon be delivered. He prays to God in a very penitent way acknowledging that Israel had sinned and deserved the punishment. He knew that it was only by God’s mercies that they would be delivered.

“FOR the Church” • 1st Corinthians 3:16-23 – Elder Bryce H. Lowrance – Not only is each individual child of God the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the church collectively is the place where God dwells! Knowing this, we ought to understand the purpose of ministers of the gospel as servants to the church. Preachers should not exalt themselves and members should not exalt preachers because the most important thing in the church is the church as the Bride of Christ.

January 8, 2023

“Being Spiritually Minded” • 1st Corinthians 3:1-15Elder Bryce H. Lowrance – The Apostle Paul now begins to address the specific problem with the Church at Corinth. They were not growing in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The fact that they were divided into various parties was evidence that they lacked spiritual maturity. The remedy to this problem begins with a proper understanding of the role of gospel ministers. They are not lords over the church, they are servants with the same job. The focus in worship should not be on the abilities of the preacher but the glory and power of God.

This message was preached on Sunday, January 8, 2023.

January 1, 2023

“We Can Trust the God of Prophecy” • Daniel 8 – Brother Jonah Lowrance – Since God accurately prophesied to Daniel events that would take place hundreds of years before they happened, we can trust Him to care for us in the future. Even though we may not know what is going to happen or understand it, we can put our faith in the God that know all things and cares for us.

“King David’s New Year’s Resolution” • Psalm 27 – Elder Bryce H. Lowrance – We all make resolutions for the New Year or at other times but very often those goals focus on ourselves. David understood that his only source of strength and courage came from the LORD. Therefore, he desired “one thing” and that was to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of His life. Oh that we could see the benefits of closer fellowship with God today, tomorrow, and all the days of the upcoming year!

These messages we preached on January 1, 2023