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Archives for 2018 | Messages | Gardendale Nazarene


Special Speaker: Pastor James Dolinger

This morning, our youth pastor, Rev. James Dolinger, brings us the message.

The Mighty One has Done Great Things (Luke 1:39-45, 46-55)

Advent reminds us that God makes and keeps promises. In the midst of this, the people of God do not wait for the promises to be fulfilled, we live knowing the promises will be fulfilled.

Our Preparation (Luke 3:7-18)

This passage is about judgement and most of the time when we hear that phrase, it brings about fear. However, if someone harmed you, then judgement upon them would be a good thing, right? In this passage, John the Baptist sees judgement was good news and we should too.

Straight Paths and Smooth Roads (Luke 3:1-6)

It is the church that sees through the darkness of the present into the light of the Kingdom.

The Coming of the Son of Man (Luke 21:25-36)

This morning, we are introduced to two new words. Anamnesis is 'lived memory.' The second word is prolepsis, which is 'the not yet now.' These words may seem odd, yet they play an important role in how Christians see the world.

Kindness is at a Table (2 Samuel 9:1-11)

The kitchen table might be the most theological piece of furniture in our homes. Don't underestimate the power of having a seat at the table.

Kindness is Humility (Philippians 2:1-11)

Philippians 2 is central to Paul's theology of the cross. Christlikeness calls us to humility.

Kindness is Presence (Romans 12:9-210

Kindness as presence means being present in life's ordinary and extraordinary moments. Kindness as presence is the power of being there.

Kindness is Holiness (1 Peter 2:1-12)

Holiness is usually marked the Church of the Nazarene by the things we don't do. Holiness is being called as a people and it is much more about what we do!

Kindess is Messy (Hebrews 11:8-12)

Kindness is being honest with where we truly live. We are people of confidence- knowing who is with us- Our Lord.

Life with Hope (Mark 4:35-41)

Hope does not depend on what’s happening around your boat. Hope depends on who is in your boat.

Life with Love (1 John 4)

God's love is central to our lives and it comes through the indwelling of the Spirit.

Life in Christ (Galatians 3:25-27)

Faith for Paul is deeper than many of us see. For Paul, faith is born out of loss and pain. "I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me."

Is Our Gospel Too Small? (1 Corinthians 15)

We begin our new series on Kindness with a look at the Apostolic Gospel as Paul proclaims in 1 Corinthians 15.

New Life (Ruth 4:1-22)

We wrap up our study on the book of Ruth with a look at chapter 4 and those who have stood beside us in our darkest times.

Daring to Act (Ruth 3:1-18)

Chapter 3 in Ruth is the hardest chapters to understand in this small book. It is one that tells us some beautiful things about our Lord.

Gleaning and Hope (Ruth 2:1-23)

The second chapter of Ruth begins to see the story of Naomi and Ruth move from loss to provision.

Loss and Loyalty (Ruth 1:1-22)

We begin a new series in Ruth today. This short begins with turmoil in the lives of Naomi and Ruth.

Songs of Victory and Triumph (Judges)

We wrap up our series looking at a song of victory from the book of Judges.

Songs of Hope and Courage (1 Samuel 2:1-10a)

Hope and courage and important characteristics of our walk with God. We must be reminded that He is with us.

Songs to Celebrate Life (Song of Songs 2:1-17)

Songs are an important part of our lives. This is not a new phenomenon, but something we see through all of history.

Rejection of the King (1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20)

Today's passage is one the hardest passages to in the Bible. It is one of the two very direct rejections of God's Kingship (the second being when the crowd rejects Jesus on Good Friday).