The Christian Marriage
3 Parts to this message
The Christian marriage is built on the love of God
Christ Sanctifies and cleanses his church (26)
Jesus will present His church to the father
Walk In Love
We imitate God in 3 ways
Let’s look at Apostle Paul’s explanation of love from 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
We imitate God by the way we walk (act)
We imitate God by the way we talk
We imitate God by giving thanks (remaining humble)
Sermon: Jesus our healer!! Matthew 8:1-17
3 things we will look at today
His nature to heal
Jesus is full of compassion as our healer
Jesus has the power to give
Sermon: Follow the Light Matthew 2:1-11
Follow the leader
Follow the Light
John 3:16 and 17 God GAVE
Walk as children of Light
Sermon: The True Light - John 1:6-9
God wants our light to shine
We need the light - The True Light
Through the power of the Holy Spirit we keep the light burning
Sermon: God + Nothing = Everything
We need to examine ourselves
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Comfort for us
Who shall separate us?
Sermon: God is good all the time! Psalm 100
Serve the Lord with gladness
Come let us worship and bow down Psalm 95:6-7
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
The Lord is Good
November 11th 2018
Sermon: Prepare Isaiah 40:3
2. Revival is about to happen
3. Make straight the path for the Lord
November 4th 2018
Sermon: Rattle The Gates Of Hell Matthew 16:13-19
October 21st 2018
Sermon #8: Speak Gently Proverbs 15:1-4
2. Calm Words - Speak gently
3. God is always watching
Pastor Paul Speicher
October 14th 2018
Sermon #7 Relationship Guidelines from Proverbs: Listen Carefully Proverbs 8:32-35 and Proverbs 19:20
January 28th 2018 SELF CONTROL
Self-Control is a battle between the physical and the Spiritual self.
Luke 9:23-24 And He was saying to them all, If anyone wants to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake he is one who will save it.
The battle is real but we don't have to fight the battle alone!
Which one will win?
Which one are we feeding?...
Feed the spiritual self and seek the reward of eternal life with Christ in heaven.
Self-Control is a process and will not happen overnight, but the reward is beyond anything that we can comprehend!!! Pastor Paul Speicher
December 17, 2017 Kindness
Kindness is one of the most desirable qualities. I mean who likes to be around someone that is upset and mad all the time? We would much rather be around someone that is kind. This passage contrasts 2 attitudes. 1. Bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, slander, and malice. 2. Kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving. The second list is what our christain attitude should be. God forgave us through Christ so we are to forgove others as well. The apostle Paul was in prison in this passage and had ever right to be bitter but he didn't become bitter. He demonstrated compassion, courtesy, and forgiveness. Kindness should be our resonse to every circumstance that comes our way but in our own humaness we can't respond that way. We need the Holy Spirit to help us. God sent the Spirit as our helper so let Him help. Let him guide and direct you in ever situation. Kindness is learned at home. What kind of a home are you and what are you teaching? Godly or ungodly?
Even in the Christian home some ungodly attitudes are present but we should be trying to teach the fruit of the Spirit!!
Pastor- Paul Speicher
December 10, 2017 Patience
What does Patience look like?
1. Patience is the ability to sit back and wait for an unexpected outcome without experiencing anxiety, tension or frustration.
2. Patience is the ability to let go of our need for immediate gratification and WAIT
3. Patience displays tolerance, compassion, understanding, and acceptance of others
4. Patience is the ability to remain calm in the midst of turmoil.
10 things a patient person feels
Not in a hurry
10 things an impatient person feels
Pastor- Paul Speicher
December 3, 2017
We all want peace!!!
We want to be able to enjoy life to the fullest, whether that be your family, your friends, work, church, hobbies.... Sometimes we cant find peace. WE get depressed or we get angry either with God or our loved ones. Sometimes we get angry with both!!
Philippians 4:6-9 Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the Peace of God that passes all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is pure, whatever is of good repute, if there is anything worthy of excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, preactice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (NASB)
1. Peace by not worrying
2. True peace by praying- for everything its all small to god even if we think its BIG
3. True Peace by meditating on what is HOLY
4. True peace by putting into practice what we learned
God wants us to be pure, holy, and right. Its ulimately about God dwelling in us
Pastor Paul Speicher
February 19, 2017
With hundreds of churches and many denominations around, which one should I be a part of and is it important that I “join” the church by becoming a member? To answer the first question, I need to examine what I believe and practice. Do I study the Word of God and let it shape my life? Have I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and am I letting Him become my Lord? How committed am I to seeing His Word, the gospel, taken to my world? It is important to align ourselves with those of like precious faith.
Attending such a church body is important, but even more important is becoming a member with them. From the birth of the early church to the present, the church has been under attack by those who would compromise the principles and the truths of God’s Word. As a member of the church, you have a voice. You help the local church maintain its identity and fulfill its vision. You have become one with the other members to proclaim the glory of God in your community by your commitment to the body of believers in Jesus Christ. Membership in Chapel of the Plains is accepting the privilege of serving alongside fellow believers in this vast rural community and also of accepting the responsibility to work to build the Kingdom of God both here and around the world.
February 12, 2017
MEMBERSHIP ~ PART 1
In Ephesians 4:24 -32, the Word of God speaks of our interacting with one another and how this interaction can affect the Holy Spirit. First, in Christ we are “new creatures” and as such we are to “put on the new man which was created according to God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:24, NKJV). We are instructed as to what to put off and what to put on. Not only are we believers in the heart, but we must put on that which identifies us as believers on the outside. One statement in this passage reads, “for we are members of one another” (Ephesians 4:25b, NKJV).
I am joined to every person who is a believer. We are members together in the body of Christ, the church. This membership was designed by God and by believing in Jesus Christ we joined this fellowship of believers. It has no denominational distinction; it carries no earthly name except Christian. Jesus stated a parable in Matthew 13:24 – 30 about wheat and tares. After the good seed was planted, the enemy came by night and sowed tares (weeds) in the same field. Both came up and grew side by side and at the time of harvest they were separated. The weeds were burned and the wheat was preserved. Today in Christianity we see both true believers and others who say they are Christian, but have never accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
What truly makes one a member with Christ, is the born-again experience. When one confesses with his mouth in the Lord Jesus and believes in his heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, he is saved. With the heart one believes to righteousness and with the mouth one confesses salvation, (see Romans 10:9 – 10). Such confession leads to repentance of sin and to a turning to righteous living. We then become members one of another in Christ Jesus.
~ Pastor Orville
February 5, 2017
The Official Board
In the “Constitution and By-Laws of the Chapel of the Plains, Stoneham, Colorado,” you will find the terms of governance that was adopted for this church. This document spells out the rights and responsibilities of those who are members of this congregation. One of those rights is to serve and be served in a responsible way that reflects the values of this congregation and honors the values of the organization, the Assemblies of God.
Under “Article VII Officers, Section 1,” six things are addressed:
(a) Biblical qualifications found in I Timothy 3:8-13 and Acts 6:3;
(b) terms of service is (3) three years;
(c) term limits is one term and then at least a year off before eligible again;
(d) number of deacons, no more than (3) three;
(e) these deacons constitute the official Board of Trustees and they chose the Secretary and Treasurer for the church; (f) “Deacons are to be active members in good standing with the Assembly.”
In Article VII Officers, Section 2 it states “as trustees of the church” they “shall be custodians of all the church property.” This is an important position and is to be filled in the Annual Meeting on February 26th. As a recognized incorporated nonprofit with the State of Colorado this position must be filled. I encourage you to diligently pray and serve if you are qualified and called upon to do so.
The Lord’s promise to those who “serve well” is found in I Timothy 3:13: “For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus” (NKJV). God blesses those who willing serve well in His kingdom. ~ Pastor Orville
January 29, 2017
I am excited! I believe the best days for the Chapel of the Plains are ahead and not behind us. God is working to bring the best pastor to fit this congregation and community. One that will not only sustain this congregation, but one that will help all of us in our walk with the Lord. This is what I anticipate.
For me to anticipate this way, I must become as a little child. When asked, “Who then is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus answered, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:1, 3 – 4, NKJV). Children anticipate the very best from their parents. We, as parents, provide the very best for our children. Our Father in heaven provides the very best for us, for we are His children.
The hard part for us in anticipation is humbling ourselves as a little child. “Humble”, as used in the text, means putting aside our pride and willing submitting to God’s will. This will require prayer. As adults, we judge by what we see and hear. God looks at the heart and God know best. Therefore, take the time to submit yourselves to God and then only be excited about the one candidate that God is excited about bringing here to serve at the Chapel on the Plains.
~ Pastor Orville
January 22, 2017
Last week I wrote about unity and how we are to endeavor “to keep…in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3 NKJV) We are such a diverse people, each with individual ideas and thoughts, attempting to come together to accomplish a great cause. Actually, it is the greatest cause in the world, bringing the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ to all peoples. Each of us is called to different fields of labor and yet, we come together to worship, encourage, inspire, and carry forth from our gatherings, strength and renewal of both the cause and ourselves.
How do we do that with such diversity? Yes, we are diverse and different from each other. We are brought together by Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. He infuses us with the Holy Spirit when we are born again; He brings us into His body at salvation. Jesus encourages us to be baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5) bringing us to the surrender to the Holy Spirit’s direction. The Holy Spirit is given the responsibility to “guide you into all truth” (John 16:13, NKJV). To the Holy Spirit was also given the responsibility to lead the diversity. His leadership is not to divide, but to unite. The Holy Spirit distributes “diversities of gifts,” “differences of ministries,” and “diversities of activities” (I Corinthians 12:4 – 6, NKJV), to build the body of Christ. Under His leadership “there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another” (I Corinthians 12:25, NKJV). Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, one should see great diversity in the church and also great unity.
~ Pastor Orville
Chapel Of The Plains
41921 Marble Ave.
PO Box 35
Stoneham, CO 80754
Pastor Paul Speicher