Video Archive

October 31, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance

Psalm 113 • “The Circle of Praise” (October 31, 2021) Elder Bryce Lowrance. Psalm 113 is the first Psalm of the Hillel or “praise” (114-118 are the others). This collection of Psalms was sung during the various Jewish festivals. In this Psalm, David shows us that God should be praise by everyone, all the time, and in all places.

October 24, 2021 • Brother Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance

Brother Jonah Lowrance opens with a lesson on justification by faith from Galatians, Chapter 3. Elder Bryce Lowrance then preaches from Psalm 139 on how precious human life is to God.

October 17, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance

October 10, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance

Isaiah 52:1-12 • Awake, Oh, Church! – Elder Bryce Lowrance (October 10, 2021) The prophecy of Isaiah 52 has its historical fulfillment when Israel was delivered from Babylonian and Persian captivity. But a closer look reveals that Isaiah is pointing toward a much grander deliverance. This prophecy is about the deliverance of the elect family of God by the finished work of Jesus Christ. Therefore, Isaiah is telling the church to awake, preach, and praise God in song.

October 3, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance

Psalm 61 • The Rock That Is Higher Than I – Elder Bryce Lowrance (October 3, 2021) Preaching from Psalm 61, Elder Bryce teaches about the progression of the four “I Will” statements David makes in this Psalm. David says “I will cry.” Since the Lord will hear and answer, David says that he will abide in the tabernacle of God and trust Him. Finally, David recognizes that all his hope and peace comes from the Lord so he says, “I will sing praises.”

September 26, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance

Psalm 137 • By the Rivers of Babylon – Elder Bryce Lowrance (September 26, 2021) Psalm 137 is ironic in that it is a song about not being able to sing. The children of Israel were in captivity in Babylon and could not sing a song of joy because they were mourning for their sins and were away from Zion. We too should have this same attitude about our sins and the things that would separate us from the Lord’s church.

September 19, 2021 • Bro. Jeff Autry & Elder Bryce Lowrance

September 19, 2021 • “Have the Mind of Christ” Brother Jeff Autry preaches from Philippians, Chapter 2 where Paul gives the examples of Timothy and Epaphroditus for us to follow. These two men have more concern for the well being and hope of others than they do for themselves.

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Psalm 34:8-22 “Church in the Cave” Elder Bryce continues his message from Psalm 34 by reviewing the events that led up to the writing of the Psalm and the first seven verses. Then, he relates David’s experience of deliverance by God and his exhortation to others to trust in the Lord. David calls on us to just “taste” the fact that the Lord is good.

September 12, 2021 • Bro. Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance

September 12, 2021 • The Lord Is Trustworthy” Brother Jonah Lowrance considers the subject of trust. Why should we trust God? Brother Jonah goes to the book of Daniel chapter 5 and the account of the “writing on the wall.” He then explains how God spoke through Isaiah the prophet a couple hundred years before the events found in Daniel and how God fulfills prophecy and always keeps his promises.  

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Psalm 34:1-7 “I Will Bless the Lord at All Times” Following Brother Jonah, Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches concerning Psalm 34 and just what exactly David was doing before he uttered the words found in Psalm 34. He looks at David’s fears and what is recorded in 1st Samuel when David flees from King Saul and the terrible sequence of events that David causes. Despite that, David finally realizes where his hope is found, penning the words found in Psalm 34. What can we learn from David’s experience? What happens when we don’t trust the Lord? What happens when we do trust Him?

September 5, 2021 • Psalm 6 – Elder Bryce Lowrance

September 5, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance – Psalm 6 In this Psalm, David does not plead to have his chastisement to cease. He prays that he would see that God loves him and that is why he needs correction. Further, he prays that his desire to sin be taken away so that he walks upright. David concludes the Psalm by praying that the devil and temptation would be ashamed for even trying to persuade him to walk away from the Lord.

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2021 Annual Meeting

Sunday Morning, August 22, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance

The Sufferings of Our Savior
Prior to Communion service, Elder Lowrance preaches about the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.

Saturday Afternoon, August 21, 2021 • Elders Randall Cagle & Marty Smith

Congregational Singing

Inter-Church FellowshipElder Bryce Lowrance

Listen for God’s Still, Small Voice & PrayerElder Randall Cagle

Elder Cagle teaches us to learn from the history of scripture when we are discouraged. Speaking about Elijah, he encourages us to listen for God in a still small voice not in great signs and wonders.

The “Yes” Answers to PrayerElder Marty Smith

Elder Smith preaches from Luke 11:11-13 teaching us that, when we pray, God always gives a “yes” answer to things He has promised in His word.

Saturday Morning, August 21, 2021 • Elders Kevin Kennedy & Marty Smith

Congregational Singing

Opening Prayer • Brother Jeff Autry

Go Show John Again • Elder Kevin Kennedy

Elder Kevin preaches from Matthew 11:1-6 teaching us that we should encourage ourselves and one another to look to Jesus for our hope and strength.

Follow Close to the LordElder Marty Smith

Elder Smith preaches from 2nd Kings 2:1-14 tracing the history of Israel in the names of the cities and locations that Elijah and Elisha pass through. He teaches us to be stedfast in our service to the Lord and seek to stay close to Him in our journey together with the saints of God.

This video contains congregational singing, opening prayer by Brother Jeff Autry, Introduction and Prayer by Elder Kevin Kennedy, and the sermon “Follow Close to the Lord” by Elder Marty Smith

Friday Evening, August 20, 2021 • Elders Ernie Bryson & Marty Smith

Congregational Singing

Opening Prayer • Elder Ken Still

Abba, Father • Elder Ernie Bryson

Elder Bryson teaches us that we can be assured that God will always be with. Therefore, we can cry out to Him for all our needs.

IncreaseElder Marty Smith

Elder Smith preaches from Isaiah 9:6-7 teaching that the government and peace of Jesus Christ will increase without end

August 15, 2021 • Psalm 1 – Elder Bryce Lowrance

“The Psalm of Psalms” Psalm 1 • Elder Bryce Lowrance teaches about the differences in the paths and lives of those who follow the Lord and those who do not.

August 8, 2021 • Bro. Jeff Autry & Eld. Larry White

August 8 2021
Brother Jeff Autry preaches from Philippians chapter 1 teaching that we need to have the mindset of serving and loving others rather than focusing on our trials and difficulties. 
Elder Larry White continues with the theme of having this mind of Christ as he teaches from 1st Corinthians chapter 10. In this message, he teaches us how the Lord intends for us to handle the various temptations and trials of life.

August 1, 2021 • Bro. Jonah Lowrance & Eld. Bryce Lowrance

August 1, 2021
Brother Jonah Lowrance introduces the preaching service continuing in his expository study of Galatians. In this message, Brother Jonah explains from Galatians Chapter 3 that the Galatians took away from the work of Christ when they attempted to justify themselves by their own actions or works of belief. 
Elder Bryce Lowrance completes his message on Psalm 19 and describes the perfection of the word of God and its sufficiency for all wisdom and knowledge.

July 25, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance – “The Heavens Declare” Psalm 19, Part 1

July 25, 2021 • “The Heavens Declare” Psalm 19 part 1. Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches from the first part of the two-fold testimony of the glory of God declared in Psalm 19. In this portion, we find that all mankind has abundant evidence of the existence and power of God. Therefore, those who do not glorify Him are without excuse

July 18, 2021 • “For Peace” Bro. Jeff Autry, Bro. Jonah Lowrance, & Eld. Bryce Lowrance

July 18, 2021
Brother Jeff Autry preaches about speaking peace with one another in 1st Peter 3 and James 3.
Brother Jonah Lowrance preaches from Galatians 2 showing that we are justified by Christ’s imputed righteousness alone. We can therefore, live in liberty for others.
Elder Bryce Lowrance concludes the morning by tying together the thoughts of Jeff and Jonah. He preaches from 1st Peter 3:11 and encourages the congregation to not just wish for peace but to pursue it and bring it into their lives.

July 11, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance – Looking for the Christ’s Return

Looking for Christ’s Return • July 11, 2021 Elder Bryce preaching from 1st Thessalonians chapter 5, teaches us that we are to comfort and encourage one another with the fact that Christ is coming back to redeem us. Paul’s focus in this passage shows that we the doctrine of the resurrection is to be used to build and strengthen the body of Christ in the local assembly.

July 4, 2021 • Elder Bryce Lowrance – The Perfect Law of Liberty

The Perfect Law of Liberty • July 4, 2021 (James 1:17-27) The writer, James, expounds upon the conclusion Jesus makes in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 7. He gives further examples of the life of those who rejoice in the preaching of the gospel but do not apply it to their lives. They have no true identity and seem to be lost in this world. To the contrary, those that hear the gospel and try to live it in their daily lives, see Christ in themselves. They have peace and enjoy “true liberty.”

June 20, 2021 • Elder Larry White (Acts 10:33) & Brother Jeff Autry (Romans 9 – Election)

Elder Larry White opens the preaching time reminding us that, while we are among friends with the Lord’s people, our main focus is to glorify and worship God in His holiness.
Brother Jeff Autry then teaches on the subject of eternal election as found in Romans 9.

Psalm 2 • “Kiss the Son” (June 13, 2021)

Psalm 2 • June 13, 2021 Just like the times of 1st Century, the enemies of God still conspire against God and against His church. God laughed at their feeble efforts then and He laughs at them now. The people of God can take great comfort that Christ loves His bride and will protect her with all His power. The nations of the world should take heed and “kiss the Son” by acknowledging his almighty power and dominion.

Psalm 48 • “The Church is Beautiful for Situation” (June 6, 2021)

Psalm 48 • June 6, 2021  Although the author and occasion of this Psalm are unknown to us, the character and content of the Psalm fits very well to the reign of King Jehoshaphat. In particular, this Psalm reflects the victory he was given when God defeated the three armies that came against him at once. The spiritual application is much like the natural history of Judah. Zion, the church, is in the perfect place to bless and protect God’s people. It is the duty of all the elect to gather themselves in a local church to “greatly praise” the Lord!

Brother Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance • “Justification” (May 30, 2021)

Brother Jonah preaches from Galatians on the topic of attempting to justify ourselves by our own works. Elder Bryce continues with the same subject in Romans 7 and 8. We see from the example of the Apostle Paul that we will never find peace if we seek to justify ourselves outside of trusting and resting in the finished work of Christ. When we seek to love others, we fulfill the law, and we feel justified.

Psalm 37:1-6 • “Trust in the Lord and Do Good” (May 23, 2021)

Psalm 37:1-6 • “Trust in the Lord and Do Good” (May 23, 2021) Elder Bryce preaches from Psalm 37 where David shows us the four key ways to stop fretting. We are to 1. Trust God 2. Delight in the things of God 3. Commit our lives to God and 4. Rest in the Lord and wait patiently on Him.

Psalm 30 • “There’s Joy in the Morning” (May 16, 2021)

Psalm 30 “There’s Joy in the Morning” (May 16, 2021) Elder Bryce preaches from Psalm 30. In this Psalm David has felt the chastening hand of God for his sin. He prays to God for deliverance and has been forgiven. In response, David not only sings praises to God for His holiness, he encourages all the elect of God to sing as well.

1st John Series • 17. Little Children (May 9, 2021)

1st John Series • 17. Little Children  (May 9, 2021) /1st John 5:21/ Elder Bryce concludes the 1st John Series with a sermon that reviews and summarizes John’s entire message using the theme found in the last verse of the letter – “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”

1st John Series • 16. We Have Joy Because… (May 2, 2021)

1st John Series • 16. We Have Joy Because We Know  (May 2, 2021) /1st John 5:18-20/ Elder Bryce teaches us the key to finding joy in our lives in understanding the things we can and should know about Jesus Christ and our relationship and fellowship with Him.

Brother Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance (April 25, 2021)

Brother Jonah Lowrance • Jesus Teaches Justification by Faith from Luke 18:9-14.

1st John Series • 15. Growing in Belief 1st John 5:13-19 (April 25, 2021) The Apostle John encourages growth in Christian discipleship by learning more about Christ as we live and love like He did.

1st John Series • 14. Jesus IS the Son of God (April 18, 2021)

1st John Series • 14: Jesus IS the Son of God – 1st John 5:1-12 (April 18, 2021) When we walk by faith and love others, it is an evidence of our new life in Christ. We should have confidence to walk this way because there is ample evidence in heaven and in earth that Jesus is the Son of God. It is Jesus that dwells in us and gives us the ability to trust Him and love others.

1st John Series • 13. We Love God Because He First Loved Us (April 11, 2021)

1st John Series • 13. Because He First Loved Us – 1st John 4:19-5:3 (April 11, 2021) Because God first loved us, we are able to love others. When we love others, we are fulfilling the law of God and we find rest unto our souls.

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Jesus Appeared (April 4, 2021)

Elder Bryce Lowrance • Jesus Appeared – John 20 & 21 (April 4, 2021) The power of the resurrected Christ is the solution to all trouble and heartache. Elder Bryce shows us a few scenes from the book of John where the resurrected Christ shows up on time and with the perfect solution of peace every time.

1st John Series • 12. Perfect Love

1st John Series • 12. Perfect Love – 1st John 4:7-18 (March 28, 2021) When we know that we are in God and God is in us, fear is driven out of our lives and we can live in liberty and joy. However, it is only when we love like Christ loves us that we truly know that we are in God.

Brother Jeff Autry & Elder Bryce Lowrance (March 21, 2021)

Brother Jeff Autry • Nehemiah 7 & 8 Brother Jeff continues in his expository messages of rebuilding and uniting from the book of Nehemiah.

Elder Bryce Lowrance • “Anonymous Yet Vital” – Nehemiah and Luke 19 Elder Bryce teaches that God has given us sonship, therefore we owe Him discipleship.

Brother Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance (March 14, 2021)

Brother Jonah Lowrance • “Stand in the True Gospel of Jesus Christ” – Galatians 1:1-12 (March 14, 2021) Brother Jonah preaches about the theme of Paul’s letter to the churches in the area of Galatia. While describing their turning to a false gospel, he reminds us that we should read and study our Bibles regularly so that we will continue in the true doctrine of Jesus Christ according grace.

1st John Series • 11. Be Your Own Fact Checker – 1st John 4:1-6 (March 14, 2021) In Chapter 4, the Apostle John sounds another warning to God’s people to be aware of and avoid the false doctrines of the world. John tells us to put everything we hear “on trial” by comparing it to the word of God. When we do this we can have assurance that we are standing in the truth and have peace and joy despite the fact we are surrounded by wickedness and hate in the world.

1st John Series • 10. Perceive

1st John Series • 10. Perceive – 1st John 3:10-24 (March 7, 2021) In this message, Elder Bryce teaches us to perceive three things in our discipleship. First of all, we should understand that the world hates us because it hates righteousness. Secondly, We are to understand that God loves us because He acted upon that love and sent His Son to die for us. And lastly, in response to these two things, we should act out our love for God by actively loving others. When we do this, we perceive that we are of God. This justification by faith assures us in our own hearts that we are of God and can still live in liberty even though the whole world lies in wickedness.

Elder Larry White & Elder Bryce Lowrance (February 28, 2021)

Elder Larry White – Exodus 34:5-8 (February 28, 2021) Elder Larry shows that God demonstrates how He should be magnified in worship by proclaim His own glory to Moses. Whatever God says about Himself is what we should say about Him in praise. The full revelation of Who God is is Jesus Christ.

1st John Series • 9. Tadpoles and Frogs – 1st John 3:4-10 (February 28, 2021) The nature of man without God is dead in sin and serves only sin. An unregenerate person is “committed” to sinning. But when a child of God is born again, the person now has within him the nature of Christ and now has two natures. The old nature is still there but the new nature is no longer bound by sin and committed to it. He can now do righteousness. These righteous behaviors “manifest” the person as being a born-again child of God.

Brother Jeff Autry & Elder Bryce Lowrance (February 21, 2021)

Brother Jeff Autry – A Great Work – Brother Jeff applies the lessons of the physical struggles of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in Nehemiah 6 with the struggles, trials, and distractions we face today in our walk as disciples. He charges us to remember that we are doing a good work and let nothing get in the way.

1st John Series • 8. Behold—Pause and Take a Look – 1st John 2:29-3:3 (February 21, 2021) Elder Bryce reviews the blessings and charges presented in the first two chapters of 1st John, and then he, along with John, invites us to simply take a moment and contemplate the amazing love of God bestowed upon by His sovereign grace. It is amazing that we have been children of God since election, we are children of God now, and as children of God we will be with Him in all eternity. Behold!

1st John Series • 7. The Spirit of Antichrist (February 14, 2021)

1st John Series • 7 The Spirit of Antichrist – 1st John 2:18-29 (February 14, 2021) In this message, Elder Bryce continues teaching about John’s warning to God’s people to beware of false teachers and their influence. Our concern should not be in looking for a single antichrist at the end of time but avoiding the influence of the many antichrist teachings that bombard us every day.

Brother Jonah Lowrance & Elder Bryce Lowrance (February 7, 2021)

Brother Jonah Lowrance – “4 Things • God’s Design for Man” February 7, 2021 In this message Brother Jonah teaches about 4 basic elements (work, fellowship, proper marriage, and wisdom) designed in man at creation that we as children of God ought to not only continue in but abound in faithful living. 
Elder Bryce Lowrance – 1st John Series • 6 The Last Day – 1st John 2:18 (February 7, 2021) In previous messages, Elder Bryce showed that we have an inward motivation to love our brother and not the world. He now teaches that John reminds us of outward influences that would adversely affect our discipleship. To set up this teaching, Elder Bryce shows that the New Testament era is the “last days.” We have been living in the last era of earthly time since Jesus came to earth. This age will continue until His triumphant return.

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World (January 31, 2021)

1st John Series • 5. Love Not the World (January 31, 2021) In 1st John Chapter 2, there are two major charges given to the children of God – They are to love the brethren but they are NOT to love the world. In today’s message, we find that John is telling us that the life of Jesus Christ, and His standard of holiness, is the measure to which we should compare ourselves. It is only by walking more like Christ that we gain assurance of salvation and find liberty to live our lives in joyfulness.

Elders Bryce Lowrance & Larry White (January 24, 2021)

Elder Bryce Lowrance – 1st John Series • 4. Because – 1st John 2:312-14 (January 24, 2021) In chapter 2 of his Epistle, John has just given a major charge to the disciples of Christ to love others just like Jesus loves them. A few verses later, John will give an equally grand charge to “love not the world.” Between these two charges, he gives a small “pep rally” reminding each of us, that no matter what level of maturity we have in Christ, we are all loved and blessed by the same Father and His Son Jesus Christ. And it is “because” of these graces that John writes to them and us. Elder Larry White – The Compassion of Christ – John 8:1-12.

1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know? (January 17, 2021)

1st John Series • 3. How Do We Know? – 1st John 2:3-11 (January 17, 2021) Elder Bryce continues teaching how we are to find joy in our lives even though the whole world lies in wickedness. Today’s message shows the way that we know we are chosen in Christ is when we live like Christ. In keeping Christ’s commandment to love, we show that the love of God is in us. This assures us that we were chosen by God in the covenant of election. In knowing we have this eternal life, we have true joy.

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy (January 10, 2021)

1st John Series • 2. The First Step to Finding Joy. 1/10/21 (1st John 1:4-2:2) John told his readers that his purpose for writing to them is so that they could live a joyful life even though the whole world lies in wickedness. In this message, Elder Bryce shows us that John faithfully tells us how Jesus designed for us to find that joy. In order to have a joyful walk with God from day to day we must see sin as God sees sin. We must repent of it and walk more like Jesus.

1st John Series • 1. Two Things We Know (January 3, 2021)

1st John Series • Two Things We Know (January 3, 2021) /1st John 5:19/ Elder Lowrance preaches a New Year’s message from several passages in 1st John. He focuses on one of the final verses where we see that there are two things “we know.” We know that we are “of God” and that “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” In this introductory sermon to 1st John, Elder Bryce charges us to understand these two things and to have the resolution to live the abundant, joyful life that God intended for us.

“Unto Us” • Isaiah 9:6,7 (December 20, 2020)

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)

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)

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 Series • 28. The Sword of the Spirit (November 29, 2020)

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.

Ephesians 24 • The Breastplate of Righteousness (October 25, 2020)

Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 1 (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 23 • Loins Girt About With Truth (October 18,2020)

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.

Ephesians Series • 10. Why Do We Go to Church? (June 21, 2021)

Ephesians Series • 10. Why Do We 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 (June 14, 2020)

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 (June 7, 2020)

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 (May 31, 2020)

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 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)

Ephesians Series • 5. How Do I Know That I Am in Christ? (May 17, 2020) /1st John 2:3-10/ 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 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)

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.

Ephesians Series • 2. 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. This message was preached at Mount Paran Primitive Baptist Church on April 26, 2020.

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)

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.

Ephesians Series • 1. Thy First Love (April 5, 2020)

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.