Ted Buck

Changing Times

Changing Times

We are called to be a city on a hill not a city behind a hill. In many ways things haver changed regarding the culture and it can be hard to stand firm and shine bright in a world that is looking to put the light out. Throughout history God has chosen people to stand and to represent the truth and the light to a dark and lost world.

Our time is no different. The gospel is the most positive thing to have touched this planet. If we believe that, it should compel us, and drive us to show the love of the gospel.

Nothing But The Best

Nothing But The Best

What Does God want of you? Do you know? Is it a dominate element in your life? In the Old Testament we get an idea of what God wanted for his chosen people. He very carefully laid out what He wanted, what He expected of people who would be called Children of God.

God has never changed in the sense that He has some powerful expectations for people who have been born again. Our texts today will lead you and I to what He expects of us.

"Because I Said So"

How many times have we as parents said these four words to our kids. Usually it is after some lengthy amount of pestering or a long train of the wonderful question “WHY?”

As funny as it is we can relate to getting to the point where we simply say “because I said so.” Today’s message from Pastor Ted takes a different approach to this common phrase and challenges us through the powerful words of scripture.

In a phrase, why do we think that you should listen to this message? “Because we said so” haha. We hope you are encourage by the Word and that you will find yourself inspired to live more for God today than you did yesterday.

This morning we have the special treat of hearing an amazing testimony from the Gideons. Wayne Barber shares the amazing story of a man and his small orange New Testament.

The Great Cover Up

In the book of Genesis we see an account of Noah that can be a teacher to any of us.  Noah became drunk and was lying in his tent naked.  One of his sons looked into the tent and took advantage of the situation.  The other two covered their father’s offense.

In the book of Obadiah chapter one, we are told that when it comes to how we are to respond to the misfortune of others, “Do not speak arrogantly [jeering and maliciously mocking] in the day of their distress…do not look [with delight] on their misery in the day of their ruin.

In this message, you will find from both the Old and New Testament, what God expects from all of us when our brother or sister, or even our enemy finds themselves ,,,in the day of their ruin.

I Was Blind But Now I See!

In the book of John, we read about a man who had been blind from his birth.  Jesus healed him.  When the man was questioned by the religious people of that time, as to how he could now see, He responded by saying, I was blind, now I can see.

He didn’t understand everything about what God had done for him or what he had in store for him.  He didn’t have to understand everything, how Jesus healed his eyesight, why he didn’t heal a blind beggar just a short way down the road.  His response to the miracle was to accept it whether he understood it or not.  He didn’t have to understand everything in order to believe something.

As we look at this passage together, let that truth be in your heart as Jesus does what he wants in each of us.

Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

In the Bible, we see people do what they think they should without considering God’s take on the issue. So many do as they see fit, what they “feel” is right.

We see God in the Scripture seeking to draw us away from the error of simply doing as we see fit. It’s easy to become casual about God and not take Him seriously. All the time there is the pull to simply do as we see fit. Our culture would have the effect of diluting our faith if we become passive about what we believe.

Watch Your Mouth Pt 3

Watch Your Mouth Pt 3

Have you ever thought about your conversations being construction sites? If they are, then the words we use in those conversations become the building materials. What is it that you are building with the materials that you are using? Is it building a structure that will stand the test of time? Will it survive the earthquakes, floods and fires fo life? This is such a crucial part of our life. the ability to communicate but not just to communicate randomly. We have to be able to communicate in ways that build.

Watch Your Mouth Pt 2

Watch Your Mouth Pt 2

The second in a series of messages about the power of our tongue and the words that we use. Each word is a gift and should be given as such. Especially when it comes to forgiveness. Forgiveness is giving someone from the past something they don’t deserve so you can give to those around you what they do deserve.

Celebrate Life Sunday

This morning we spent the time Celebrating Life! With song and word we looked at the ways that God is honored in our lives. We acknowledged the miracle of Chramy Sangslands Life, we heard form a representative of Stanton Health care, heard from Vice President Mike Pence and so much more. It was an inspiring morning of celebration of Life at any level and stage. You will be encouraged and inspired this morning.

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The Most Important Thing About You

The Most Important Thing About You

Have you ever wondered what the most important thing about you is? What is interesting is that it is the exact same thing for everyone who has ever lived. Pastor Ted Unpacks the power of this most important thing about us and challenges us to go into 2019 with this powerful message of truth at the heart of all we do.