Tri-County Christian Center, in northeast Washington State, is a Pentecostal fellowship of believers affiliated with the Assemblies of God. Our congregation is made up of Christians who have traded traditional religious formality for a life-transforming relationship with God the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ through the indwelling presence of His Holy Spirit.
“It’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb”
“It’s not what you eat, it’s what you absorb” – “God wants us to love Him” – Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. - Deuteronomy 30:1-19 Repentance and Forgiveness * God does not always explain why things happen. * Difficulty can reveal what is in your heart. * Why does God allowing thing to happen? * Our hope is in God, it is the only hope for America. * God, for the sake of the children, NO MORE. - Deuteronomy 30:11-15 The Choice of Life and Death * Your choses are pre-loaded with consequences. * God takes you right where you are at. * Absorb the promises of God.
“Look What The Lord Has Done!”
“Look What The Lord Has Done!” – “Understanding the Times – Seeing the Signs” - Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. - Is it a God Thing? * The Accountability of the Servant: Matthew 23:11 The greatest among you will be your servant. * Is this evidence of God Hearing? 1Timothy 2:1-4 Pray for All People * Salt and Light: Matthew 5:13-16 * Grassroots Parental Movement: Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. - Persevering Prayer in Faith - Jim Daly, “Focus on the Family”: "It is interesting to me as a person of faith that we tend to go to that core place, [at moments of tragedy], that we start talking to God and talking about talking to God,” - Pastor Carter Conlon – Time Square Church in NYC - Dan Orlovsky, ESPN analyst, prays on live TV for Damar Hamlin - Luke 18:1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
“No Middle Ground”
“No Middle Ground” – “It’s time for us to Stand Up!” – We Have a Choice today: * We can do church as usual * We can chose to stand on the promise of God that all things are possible. - Joshua 23 and 24 * Choose Whom You Will Serve * Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. * But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. - How do you steer the fight away from people? You make them feel they are a victim. There is no middle ground any more. There is no need to hide. Don’t worry. Wake up, it is not hopeless. * John 16:33B In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - 3 Kinds of Church: 1 Complicit – Embraces everything, just want people to like us. 2 Complacent – They don’t agree with what is going on but they keeps there head down. 3 Courageous – Declares the truth boldly, unashamedly and in love. - If the church is not relevant in a time of crisis then it is not relevant in a time of piece.
“Promise Made, Promise Kept”
“Promise Made, Promise Kept” – “The Christmas Story” - Length of time has nothing to do with God’s promises. - Numbers 24:17A "I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. … - A New Prophet Like Moses - Deuteronomy 18:15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him. - Everything God says has a reason. - The Birth of Jesus Christ – Matthew 1:18-25 - Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." - Psalms 130:8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins. - You can’t earn God’s love, you already have it.
“Prepare for Revival”
“Prepare for Revival” – “It’s time for God to establish His residence” – Romans 10:8-9 But what does it say? "The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. * We need a new heart so we can experience what the Lord wants for us to do. * Revival will come easily if we keep it simple. It is on our lips and in our heart. * Your spirit is full of the power of God. - Three parts that need to work together: Body – Soul – Spirit. - All roads go through the heart. - Proverbs 20:5 The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. - Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. - Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.- To see Revival you must do what God is telling you to do.
“What’s That Mean???”
“What’s That Mean???” – “Knowing Jesus changes everything." – James 1:2-5 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. * Consider it Pure Joy: Easy to comprehend but hard to do. * Testing of your Faith * Need Perseverance * We have wisdom * Trials come in different forms. These are opportunities to praise God - Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. - Your relationship with Jesus is your responsibility. - You can’t cheat your way through a spiritual test. Partial obedience is zero obedience. - God is a god of process and we need to know that He will make a way.
Ebenezer Stone/ Church rededication
Outstanding. Truth. Very good sermon. This is my second time of listening.