"Daniel - Finding Security in God's Sovereignty" Sermon Series

Daniel was a man who walked faithfully with God when his whole world was turned upside down, but he found his security in the powerful workings of God.  He trusted God against all odds, humanly speaking.  The great stories of God’s mighty power (Ch. 1-6) as well as the teachings on prophecy and the end times (Ch. 7-12) will be included in this exciting study. 

With all that is happening in the world, we need to be reminded that the events of this present time are leading up to the 2nd coming of Christ.  Let’s journey together and be encouraged as we find the true source of our security in these uncertain times.

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The world is longing for hope. We believe that hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and loving and being loved by His community of followers. Our goal is to infuse the hope of Christ in unexpected ways and help move people into action to live a life transformed.

  • Persecuted but Infused with Hope - November 22, 2020

    Dr. Richey delivers today's message from Daniel 12.

  • Special Covid19 Update from Pastor Mark

    Yesterday, Nevada County skipped over the Red “Substantial” Tier and went right to Purple “Widespread” Tier of the COVID 19 pandemic effective today.  This means there are major changes in how we can do church from now until at least the end of December.  Staff met today to discuss this and here is what we have to share with you:

    1] Sunday Services: 9 AM - Facebook LIVE Service filmed from the Worship Center as usual  (no in-person at this time); 

    2] 11 AM – In-Person Service from the front parking lot (bring you own chair).

    3] Sunday School for Adults: Cancelled in-person.

    4] Sunday School for Children: 11 AM on the Basketball Court.

    5] School School for Youth:  To be determined.

    6] Wednesday night for Children: Cancelled Nov 18th & 25th; December to be determined.  

    7] Wednesday night for Youth: Austin will be in touch about outside activity.

    8] Wednesday night Prayer Meeting: continue on-line ONLY.

    9] Small Groups: Will finish the Daniel Study on-line.

    10] Tribe Youth Dramas: Outdoors this weekend.  Austin will be in touch about the times with you directly (moved to Saturday and Sunday Matinees).

    11] Christmas Show outside event to be determined (more information as plans are formulated). 

    I don’t like this anymore than most of you do.  We are living in unprecedented times and they require unprecedented faith.  God is in control!  He is sovereign overall!  None of this caught Him by surprise.  As we’ve been learning this fall in our study through the book of Daniel, we can only find our security in God’s sovereignty. Daniel went through so many dramatic changes in his life from his teen years to his late 80s and God always faithfully saw him through.

    We need to be reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6:10-12: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”  Please pray for our church.  We have been blessed that no COVID-19 cases have emerged from our church.  This is not true of many churches in our community.  I believe this is because we have made this a major part of our Prayer Effort.       


    I will keep you informed with at least one more Pastor’s Email update before the coming weekend.  As things change, we will let you know the best we can.  We will get through this with the mighty power of God!


    Trusting our Awesome God,


    Pastor Mark

  • God Sees Everything - November 15, 2020

    There is nothing that escapes the notice of our God. He sees everything! Before historical events of the past came to pass, He saw them. And before prophetic events of the future come to pass, He sees them. God is omnipresent. Psalm 139:7-10 says it this way, “Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.”


    Daniel 11 is the prophecy sent by the angel from heaven to Daniel. The first 35 verses were future for Daniel, but are now history for us. The last 10 verses were future for Daniel and are still future for us! This chapter is actually a clarification and

    simplification of the earlier visions Daniel received. In chapter 7 Daniel had a dream of four animals, each representing a

    kingdom. In chapter 11, there are no statues or animals.

    The prophecy is shared in a straightforward uncomplicated way. The angel makes it clear he is talking about kings and kingdoms. These kings and kingdoms on earth all have their finite time but God’s final kingdom is infinite.

    To watch the Facebook Live recording, click on the image to the left.  To view or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

  • Harvest Festival Highlights 2020

    Highlights from our Covid19 Safe Walkthrough fall event.  To watch the video, click on the image to the left.

  • Spiritual Warfare is REAL! - November 8, 2020

    An invisible war rages around us. Although we can’t see it with our natural eyes, we see its effects. This invisible war is a spiritual battle. The Apostle Paul speaks about this in Ephesians 6:10-12 saying, “ Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do no wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” 

    Daniel 10-12 form a single vision that God gave Daniel. It is a vision of a heavenly conflict played out on earth but also in the heavenlies. Daniel is given insight into the great spiritual battle between those who protect God’s people and those who want to destroy them. Daniel had been fasting and praying about the situation in Jerusalem.

    In response, God sent a messenger to give him insight not just pertaining to the current situation and future battles on earth but encouragement and understanding related to the final spiritual battle that will take place at the end of time. We must be aware of what is prophesied so that we will not be alarmed or caught off guard. 

    Sermon Notes can be found HERE.  To watch the Facebook Live service, click on the image to the left.

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    "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9:7


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