In what seems like very abstract language, the Apostle Paul wrote that we are "dead to sin." If we are still alive, then what does that actually mean? How much of it depends on Jesus and how much of it depends on us? Join us as we examine Paul's words to the Christians in Rome during a time when legalism and permissiveness struggled against each other in the Christian church (as it still does today).
Brother David Gass of the Northwest Baptist Convention shares with us from God's word, encouraging us to trust God during the months ahead as Pastor Gantenbein retires at the end of October. During the message, David shares about an opportunity called "The Transitional Pastor." We will discuss and possibly vote on this next Sunday, August 28.
Salvation is freely offered to all who believe in Jesus Christ. Following Jesus, however, requires more of us. Join us as we examine what Jesus taught about being His disciple.
Life is not always easy. For the follower of Christ, there is the constant possibility that there will be opposition to obeying Christ, especially when it comes to witnessing. Peter and John encountered such opposition, particularly from religious leaders. We can learn from their example how we can be prepared to respond when others object to our obedience to Jesus.
This morning's message examines the roles of the Old Testament priests and Levites as well as their places or equivalences in the New Testament church. Also, Pastor Jim shares God;s directions for his life what that means for Kitsap Lake Baptist Church.
Christmas in July! Today, we praised God with music focusing on Christmas and fellowship with a message on responding to God's activity in the same way the shepherds responded, i.e. glorifying and praising God!
What is a friend? The word Jesus used referred to a much deep relationship that a casual friendship. Everything in the life of a follower of Christ should reflect Jesus=, including the friends we make.
On this day before Independence Day, we take a serious look at whether our patriotism is to be established and guided by our faith in God or if allow our Christianity to be guided by our patriotism.
In a world where the "truth" may change when a new discovery is made, political correctness demands a different response, or whenever individuals simply do not like their circumstances, we need to remember that there is a source of constant truth that has always been and will always be. It works in every situation. We may not exactly like it but it remains truth and it will always be the best guide for living. The Bible, God's word, was written long ago but it remains current, relevant, and revealing.
Jesus is coming again, not because we say so or even because we believe it. He is coming again because He promised it! Today we examine Jesus's promise that he is returning by answering the six questions: Who, what, when, where, why, and how.
Jesus's promise to be with us is not only for those times when we are lonely, threatened, or frightened. He is with us when we are sharing Him with others and making disciples.
This Mothers Day worship service includes hymns that focus on Christian homes, a special AWANA Citation presentation, and a message from 1 Samuel 1 which reveals a godly mothers heart as revealed in the life of Hannah.
Today's worship features gospel music and an emphasis on the vital contribution of senior adult in the family of God with a message from 1 Kings 12:6-14 and an opportunity for members to indicate their willingness to serve in many different areas.
It is an exciting morning at Kitsap Lake Baptist Church, incorporating a Parent/Child Dedication and Deacon Ordination into our worship of Almighty God and including a message on the significant role of deacons within the family of God.
The women who went to the tomb on that morning were expecting to anoint the body of their crucified friend and teacher. But that is not what happened.
On that first Palm Sunday, the people responded to Jesus with shouts of praise or with disdain. The welcomed Him or they rejected Him. In that sense, nothing has changed. The question every person must ask is, "What will I do about Jesus?"
John Donne wrote, "No man is an island." Indeed, it is virtually impossible, in today's world, to live without influencing and impacting others. The book of Ruth is an excellent example of how our actions today can be used by God to carry out His plan in future generations.
This morning Bobby and Sharon Watkins share from their mission trips to Ukraine and include the stories of some of those who have fled as well as those who have remained.
The key to forgiveness is the foundation from which it springs. When we receive God's forgiveness, we are then able to ask others for forgiveness as well as able to forgive others.
Is being tempted the same thing as sinning? Is it an excuse to sin? In what ways do temptations come upon us? What can we do when we are tempted?
Current world events have caused people to worry and be afraid. One unspoken fear is, "How long before something like that happens to us?" Fear is a destructive force but God is greater! We can trust Him will all our hearts.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 instructs us to pray for everyone, including those in authority. But, why? Really, does it do any good? The answer has less to do with our nation than it does our relationship with God.
This Valentine's Day weekend, we focus on God's love for us and the love we strive to have for God and one another.
God appoints and equips leaders but He uses everyone to accomplish His purposes.
Today's video is limited to Pastor Jim preaching the sermon from home after it was discovered that the recording of the worship service had somehow become voided.
Sometimes it is hard to understand what the Bible means. It can leave us feeling like we are on the outside, looking in. A frequent cause is the many Hebrew idioms that appear in the Bible, some of them translated into the Greek New Testament before we read them in our English translations.
Can a person live by God's values and, at the same time, embrace the world's values? Today, we examine what God's word says regarding this questions by turning to James 4:4.
Let's face it, when you are in the middle of a spiritual high, it is pretty easy to keep going. But what happens when that high is over and you return to the same world—the same environment—you had before the high? By taking a look at how the shepherds responded, once the angel and the heavenly.
What do you think of when you read or hear the word, "Peace"? One thing is certain: Every person wants peace in his/her own life. But the history of mankind has demonstrated that we are incapable of maintaining it. Yet, there is a perfect, permanent, and freely provided peace to anyone.
When the shepherds suddenly found themselves in the presence of an angel, they were filled with fear. In the Bible, many people were filled with fear when in the presence of God or an angel sent by Him. What would cause them to be afraid and how can joy overcome fear?
On this second Sunday of Christmas Advent, we focus on love. Since "the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13:13), what is the nature of that love, from where does it come, and how should it change our lives and our world?
Can a person be a secret believer? Can a believer follow Jesus and obey Him in secrecy? What would cause anyone to keep it a secret? We look for the answers in God's word.
Fear is an influence in our lives that we may not be able to avoid but we can choose how we will respond to it. Jesus taught his followers what to fear and what not to fear.
Sometimes our heroes disappoint us—they fail to match the image we have of them. What happens when God does not fit our mold?
There are many occasions when we can not do anything about our circumstances. But we can alter the way they influence us. A thankful heart is how God wants us to approach Him and it is also a very effective way to change our mood when our circumstances bring us down.
Below is the link to the service once it is published on YouTube.