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Gateway Community Church's podcast
Pastor Chuck Brannon
Weekly Message / Audio Recording
Mar 9, 2020
Preparing For Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday!
Matthew 13:44, 6:33 *WHAT** Shall We Do?* *Bear fruit! *We minister together for God's glory and man's good with *excellence* in mind and heart! *"Excellence* is attained when we *care more* than others think necessary, *risk more *than others think practical, * dream more* than others think about and *expect more *than others think possible." *HOW **Did Jesus Describe Fruit-Bearing? * *Jesus said*, "...Every tree is known by its own fruit. A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, brings forth good; and an evil man, out of the evil treasure of his heart, brings forth evil." Luke 6:44a, 45 (NKJV) *WHY **Are Fruits In/For Life So Treasured?* *First*, the Holy Spirit produces fruit to give to us for life! (Gal. 5:22 Philip. 1:11, Prov. 11:30, 12:14) *Second.* we produce fruit to give to God and man. (Col. 1:10, Heb. 13:15, Romans 10:8 *WHO* *Desires Excellent Fruit For God, Man?* Natural man? Carnal/Worldly man? Spiritual man? *Daily Excellence is... *doing our best, with what we have, with the people around us, every chance we get, by God's power, for His glory and man's good.
Mar 3, 2020
Bringing Out New Treasures From Our Storehouse
* Matthew 13:52* *EXCELLENT TREASURE-HOUSE DIRECTION FROM JESUS:* *#1. Storehouse? We're storing all we're **learning. **#2. Bring them out? Means **living** out our learning. #3. The Christian is **loving **old and new treasures. #4. The Church is** looking** for opportunities to showcase God's treasures with excellence. **"Excellence** is doing the best we can, with what we have, with the people around us, every chance we get - for God's glory and man's good!" #5. **Treasure tips** for excellence at Gateway Community Church in our life: Care more... Risk more... Dream more... Expect more... Whatever you do, do it all to God's glory!*
Feb 25, 2020
The Kingdom Of God Is Like A Treasure Hidden In A Field
*Matthew 13:44* *CAN YOU SAY, "I FOUND IT!"? Let's learn the urgent, exciting and must-know-truths about the Kingdom. Our destiny is in the balance. We find heaven's **POWERS** for our earthly journey. We quickly discover **CLASHES** with Satan's kingdom. We experience **JOY** if... Otherwise, we're in jeopardy. We will find that our cost is far below the value. We can come to the **"WELCOMING CHRIST"** by faith today. Can you say, "I've found the kingdom of heaven"? What's next?*
Feb 17, 2020
Can America Have "Treasured Nation" Status Before God?
Psalm 33:12, Proverbs 14:34, Exodus 19:5, I Peter 2:9, I Timothy 2:1ff, Matt. 22:21, Acts 17:24ff, Psalm 2:1-13, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Matt. 24:7, Acts 2:5, Isaiah 40:15, Matthew 28:19, Revelation 5:9ff, Proverbs 28:12, 29:18 *What does God say about nations, people, politics, leaders, citizens / citizenship, and "the" church and "our" church and the future? *"To worship is to *quicken* the *conscience* by the *holiness of God*, to *feed* the *mind* with the *truth of God,* to *purge* the *imagination* by the *beauty of God*, to *open *the *heart *to the *love of God,* to *devote* the *will *to the *purpose of God.*" William Temple
Feb 10, 2020
Treasures Not Mere Trinkets
*Family Treasures!* Rare and beautiful family treasures come because:* * We build our family life on God's *wisdom. *We establish our family life by *understanding.** *We fill the rooms with treasures by* **knowledge. Rare and beautiful treasures like...?*
Feb 3, 2020
Special-Delivery Treasures Of True Worship
"Magi...bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh." *The Wise Men's* rugged and real experience of wonder and worship defines and demonstrates why it's still wise and wonderful to worship God "in spirit and in truth" as Jesus said. *Some "real worship" truths: Journey, Jeopardy, Joy, Jesus! > Sometimes we are called to worship when we are wounded. > You will become like what you worship. > Never lose the wonder. > Worship means "to bow down"...humble yourself. *"To worship is to *quicken *the *conscience *by the holiness of God, to *feed* the *mind *with the truth of God, to* purge* the *imagination* by the beauty of God, to *open *the *heart *to the love of God, to *devote *the *will *to the purpose of God."* William Temple Have you opened the gift of your life for Christ?*
Jan 28, 2020
God's Treasures In Christ - For Life!
Why does Apostle Paul open the Treasure Chest? (Colossians 2:1-5) *We believe and *struggle *side by side in life.* (Vs. 1) *We *thrive *on courage, love and understanding.* (Vs. 2a) *We get excited when we're "in the know" about God and where His treasures are hidden! *(Vs. 2b, 3) *We overcome! "Wisdom and knowledge" defeat the deceivers' "fine sounding arguments".* (Vss. 3,4) *We* flourish *as our faith in Christ "firms up".* (Vs. 5) *1) We "connect" with one another better. 2) We overcome "disorder", enjoy new "order". 3) Christ is our steering wheel, not the spare tire. 4) Our "testimony" has weight. Are you living out of God's "treasure chest"? *
Jan 20, 2020
I Found Christ, God's Treasure!
*New Series for 2020! Life Is A Treasure Hunt! First in the series: "I Found Christ, God's Treasure!" Apostle Paul, Colossians 2:1-5 We find God's treasure even in our **struggles. (2:1) **We find fuller riches by **understanding **the "GOD mystery" revealed in Christ. (2:2) We claim Christ's hidden treasures as we **deposit** His wisdom and knowledge into our life account. (2:3) Christ's riches prevent poverty that comes by: 1. deception 2. isolation 3. disorderly life 4. flabby faith We stand firm in Christ! (2:4,,5) Do you possess Christ and His riches?*
Jan 13, 2020
Faith Is The Victory!
*Victory through Christ by faith is...*Hebrews 11:1ff *What victories are most valuable in our lives?* > Proactive *faith in God to overcome the world. *1 John 5:4 > Preserving *faith to save our families.* Hebrews 11:7 > Pragmatic *faith for the "called out church". *I Thessalonians 1:2 *How will you "get that victory you need"?* Hebrews 4:14-16
Jan 4, 2020
The Uniqueness Of Jesus Christ
*Beginning* with His birth, then throughout His life and ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and future return in power we realize the *UNIQUENESS *of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Son of Man, Savior of Mankind! *HOW IS JESUS CHRIST UNIQUE?* *Definition:* Being the only one of its kind. Incomparable. *Synonyms:* Unequaled, unexcelled, unparalleled, unrivaled, second to none, beyond compare, peerless. *In His* *nature;* He had a holy nature...John 1:1-2; Hebrews 1:8; Titus 2; 2 Peter 1; Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1; Romans 9. *In His **voice.*..His words; by saying it, He could make it happen. Matthew 9:1-8 *In His **actions.*..Jesus is the only religious leader who said, "I will die for others sins". Then He rose on the third day. John 3:16 You can go to the grave of every religious leader and find their bones there. Jesus' tomb is empty!
Dec 24, 2019
Messages From God At Christmastime!, part 4
*Today* we light the *Angel's Candle *on the Advent Wreath, illuminating the *Power* of Christ's future return. *Remember* the true, real impact of Christmas! It's the *incarnation* of God in Christ! *Angels* play and played a significant role in Christ's life. They ministered to Him at the *cradle*, the *cross*, and Revelation describes their role at His future *coronation. * *At His cradle* angels *revealed* His purpose, ministry. "An angel of the Lord appeared...suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.'" Luke 2:9ff *At His cross* angels were at His call to *release *Him. "Jesus said, 'Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?'" Matthew 26:53; Isaiah 53; Hebrews 12:1-3, 1:14 *At His coronation *angels will *revere,* celebrate Him. "Then I looked and heard the voice of many…
Dec 17, 2019
Messages From God At Christmastime! (part 3)
*"But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law that we might receive the full rights of sons." **Galatians 4:4,5 Remember the true/real significance of Christmas - the **incarnation **of God in Christ!* *Read Luke 2:8ff We need God's purpose within us - **usefulness! **We see God's** transcendence, **leading to eternal life. * *We've received Christ's **gospel **to communicate. We **commit **our self/ego to God, His glory, our good! Are you committed to Christ? How so?*
Dec 8, 2019
Illuminating The Preparations God Made For CHRIST!
God *prepared, readied* the places, the people, the purposes for the birth of Christ - the *Incarnation!* *He prepared *Bethlehem. (Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1ff) *He prepared *Mary and Joseph. (Matthew 1:18ff) *He prepared* a body for Christ to be our vicarious substitutionary atonement (at-one-ment). (Hebrews 10:5-7. 2 Cor. 5:21, Isa. 53) *He prepares* us to be prepared. (2 Timothy 4:2) >Others prepare us >We prepare ourselves >We prepare others *It is* unwise, foolish, damaging, sinful, tragic to live unprepared for life/death when there's GOD! *Are you prepared? *Make sure. (2 Peter 1:10)
Dec 2, 2019
Welcome To Advent, Illuminating The Incarnation Of The God-Man!
*Advent* reports the coming of Christ from heaven to earth! *The Advent Wreath visualizes* the who, what, when, where, why and how God brought His Son to us.
Nov 25, 2019
Thankful, Faithful & Joyful!
How do we demonstrate these three to God and one another and our world? Through the "new and living way" Christ opens for us, shown in the "Let Us" factor named Hebrews 10:19-25 First, let us *draw near** *to God... Second, let us *hold* unswervingly... Third, let us *consider *how... Fourth, let us not give up *meeting*... Fifth, let us *encourage *one another...
Nov 18, 2019
God's Cure For The "HWB Disease"!
Beware! The *Hurry, Worry & Bury* Disease is near you. But God has a cure for this discouraging disease! God's cure for *Hurry* is "Be still and know..." God's cure for *Worry *is "trust...." God's cure for *Bury* is "Lift up your eyes..." Our treasure and His power are manifest in our lives, which are jars of clay.
Nov 10, 2019
"Figuring Out" Science, Scripture, Savior And The Saints!
Nov 3, 2019
The Spirit Of Truth vs. The Spirit Of Falsehood
Oct 28, 2019
Is The Bible Reliable, Relatable, Trustworthy?
John 5:17-19, 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:15,16; 2 Peter 1:19-21
Oct 20, 2019
What Is God's "Secret" Of Happiness For Us?
Oct 15, 2019
Good, Godly Race Relations
Oct 10, 2019
God's Fountain Of Healing, Hope For Families
Sep 23, 2019
God's Messages For Our Times
Sep 17, 2019
Together For Christ!
Sep 10, 2019
Aug 26, 2019
God's Encouraging Word! God's Voice Can Overcome The Voices Of Discouragement!
Aug 4, 2019
Be Greater-Be What God Made You To Be / part 3
Aug 3, 2019
Be Greater-Be What God Made You To Be / part 2
Jul 22, 2019
The Believer's Joy - Discovering How Great He Is!
Jul 20, 2019
Greater=Be What God Made You To Be
Jul 9, 2019
No Greater Joy Than...
Jul 9, 2019
Jun 11, 2019
The Power Of Pentecost
Jun 3, 2019
Be Great - Live An Ascending Life With Him
May 27, 2019
Be Great - Be Valuable
May 27, 2019
Greater Light - Greater Life!
May 20, 2019
Greater Light - How?
May 17, 2019
First Things First
Apr 30, 2019
Apr 30, 2019
Upon This Rock...
Apr 30, 2019
God is stronger than strong! Through Him you can be stronger than you've ever been. Strength is required for your journey, just as it was for the two disciples on the Emmaus Road.
Apr 30, 2019
Jesus' Amazing Journey
From Bethlehem to Jerusalem; from an infant to a Messiah; from the cross to his throne in glory!
Apr 30, 2019
The stone is rolled away. He is not here. He is risen! He's alive!
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 7, 2019
The TNT Church 2
TNT - The New Testament Church Let His church be our church. "I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it..."Matt. 16:18 Extraordinary Traits of Christians...A New Testament Christian is a person in whom Christ lives today! We must walk as Jesus did.
Apr 7, 2019
The TNT Church
How To Be A Great Church God-Inspired; Established; Amazing; Providential; Essential; Uplifting
Mar 30, 2019
Being a successful steward is not about money. A successful steward recognizes that God is creator/owner of all, then responds by faith as beneficiary, manager of life, fully accountable to God. God reciprocates!
Mar 19, 2019
A Gospel Partner
Next sermon in a series, Greater Things in 2019
Mar 19, 2019
Be Greater - Take, Serve, Work, Search
Next sermon in a series "Be Greater"
Mar 4, 2019
Greater Things - Triumphant
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