Recent Sermons

Mark B. Thogmartin
September 21, 2014

“Practicing Good and Evil”

"Practicing Good and Evil"

Author Malcolm Gladwell, in his fascinating book titled Outliers, notes that, in order to become a “virtuoso,” one needs to practice a skill for at least 10,000 hours. It’s more about hard work rather than simply being gifted in a skill. How might we become “virtuosos” in our Christian walks?

March 30, 2014

“Finding Joy Through Suffering”

"Finding Joy Through Suffering"

All humans, in varying degrees, experience weakness, pain, and suffering. We can either resist suffering and try to escape it (usually unsuccessfully), or we can embrace it with the understanding that weakness, pain and suffering are for God’s supreme glory, for our highest good, and ultimately will result in our eternal joy and bliss.

September 29, 2013

“Setting Our Affections On Things Above”

"Setting Our Affections On Things Above"

Paul instructs us in the 3rd chapter of Colossians to “set your affection (mind) on things above, not on things upon the earth…” Exactly what did he mean by this, and how is it done? Follow this three part prescription to help in the process. By doing so, the story of each of our lives just might take a turn for the better.

June 30, 2013

“Confessing Our Sin Keeps Us Humble”

"Confessing Our Sin Keeps Us Humble"

The Apostle John, in his first epistle, talks of the divinity and humanity of Jesus, and he states that a primary message shared by Jesus was that “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.” If we are to walk in this light, we must confess that we are sinners in order to receive His forgiveness.

March 31, 2013

“The Flesh Is Weak”

"The Flesh Is Weak"

Simon, whom Jesus renamed Peter, was Jesus’ close friend and His right-hand man in ministry. But Peter failed His master when Jesus needed him most by denying 3 times that he even knew Jesus.

December 30, 2012

“The Fullness of Joy”

"The Fullness of Joy"

We humans spend our lives in the relentless pursuit of happiness. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and it’s even a mindset that is supported by scripture.

September 23, 2012

“Take My Yoke”

"Take My Yoke"

What does it mean to find rest for our souls by taking Jesus’ yoke as
He encouraged us to do? Work is something that is a part of our life this side
of eternity, yet Jesus promises us rest if we will learn from him.

July 29, 2012

“Faith and Faithfulness”

"Faith and Faithfulness"

Each believer has been granted a measure of faith. We are encouraged to be faithful. Faithfulness can be defined as fulfilling the expectations God has for us. If we bear fruit in keeping with the measure of faith we are assigned, we are judged to be faithful.

March 4, 2012

“God’s Will and Christian Liberty – Part 2”

"God's Will and Christian Liberty - Part 2"

Our Lord Jesus instructed to pray “…Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”  In Part 2 of this two part series we examine three different models of seeking and discerning God’s will.  The “Boundaries” model is recommended in which the believer has liberty in decision making guided by God’s Word, wisdom, and His providential […]

February 26, 2012

“God’s Will and Christian Liberty – Part 1”

"God's Will and Christian Liberty - Part 1"

The Apostle Paul admonishes us, in Romans 12, to discern the will of God “by testing.”  In Philippians 2 Paul says to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling because God is at work in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”  Discerning the will of God is obviously […]

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