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To meet the needs of the Quest community and upon the request of others outside the community, sermons are now available online.
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Pastor Ray continues the series on "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage" with Timothy. Through the letters from Paul in the New Testament, we are able to gain insights into the person of Timothy. Not only was he a dedicated and loyal follower of Christ, he was a contender for God. Paul offers advice in his letter to be bold and be a living example to others "in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity".
Preached On: November 25th, 2012
Pastor Eugene continues the "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage" series with the story of the ten lepers in Luke 17. He shares several points regarding passage:
1) These ten lepers are "nobodies", as they were outcast from society.
2) These lepers knew enough about Jesus, calling him Master and recognizing His power.
3) Jesus had mercy and grace upon the lepers.
4) Out of both desperation and faith, these lepers obey Jesus' instructions.
5) Only one leper returns to not only give thanks, but to worship Jesus.
6) Come back. Go. Stay. Whatever you do…. Give thanks.
Preached On: November 18th, 2012
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Reverend Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil continues the "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage" series by discussing Rahab. Despite being a prostitute, she believed in God, who has the power to restore and redeem. She displayed courage to hope for a better future for herself and her family. What she does for a living does not define who she is as a person. In the same way, we are not defined solely by our occupations. Reverend Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil challenges us to "rise up like Rahab", a prostitute who was redeemed and worked into the Jesus' geneology.
- Length: 27:58 minutes (11.31 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (VBR)
Preached On: November 11th, 2012
In light of the election season, Pastor Eugene takes a break from the "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage" series and discusses the relationship between faith and politics. Rather than endorsing candidates or initiatives, Pastor Eugene focuses on how we should engage politics through our faith. He notes several aspects on this topic:
1) Politics matter to our faith
2) Don’t go to bed with political parties
3) Don't get played & manipulated
4) No one, except Jesus, has a monopoly on the Kingdom of God
5) Be informed. Be prayerful. Have integrity. Vote your convictions
6) Remain in friendship & fellowship despite differing opinions
7) Don't be a jerk
8) Respect the candidates
9) Love God, love people
10) Whoever becomes the President, Jesus remains King
- Length: 53:34 minutes (14.89 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 38Kbps (VBR)
Preached On: November 4th, 2012
Pastor Aaron continues the series on "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage" with the "Woman with the Issue of Blood". He discusses "hope" in the context of courage, differentiating how we use "hope" in our daily vernacular from "Biblical hope". Hope is commonly used to describe a desired preference of a future event, whereas Biblical hope is putting our trust in God. Pastor Aaron identifies several hindrances of hope and teaches about "The Paradox of Courage and Desperation".
- Length: 34:29 minutes (14 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (VBR)
Preached On: October 28th, 2012
Pastor Eugene continues the "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage" series with Lydia. He shares several points on Lydia and her story in Act 16:
1) God is on a “quest”. Lydia’s story is a story of God’s pursuit and love for people.
2) Lydia heard because someone shared.
3) Lydia engaged and succeeded in the marketplace.
4) Lydia became a willing servant.
5) How are you investing in the work of God?
6) Create a legacy
Preached On: October 21st, 2012
Pastor Eugene launches the new sermon series, "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage", focusing on the lesser known people in the Bible who showed great courage. He teaches on the unnamed boy in John 6 with five loaves of bread and two fish. He focuses on several points surrounding ordinary people and extraordinary courage:
1) There are no extraordinary people of faith. God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
2) Jesus cares for the whole person. Humanize the poor.
3) Listen. Be attentive. See what God is doing around us.
4) Don't: over-analyze, over-think, over-complexify or over-worry
5) Don't look away. Step up to the call and invest yourself.
6) Remember God's faithfulness in your life.
Preached On: October 14th, 2012
Before beginning the next sermon series, Pastor Eugene teaches on the topics, Mission, Ambition, Success and Humility, drawing from Genesis 11 and the Tower of Babel. He discusses seven ideas on these topics:
1) Be. Do. Create.
2) Vision. Mission. Trajectory.
3) Have goals, small and large. Ambition is not your enemy
4) Beware of excuses
5) Be tenacious. Persevere.
6) Be faithful in the small things. Be great in whatever you do.
- Who are you?
- Who do you serve?
- Where are you going?
- How do you get there?
Preached On: October 7th, 2012
As Quest launches C-Groups for the new season, Pastor Eugene teaches on the subject "Community", one of four fundamental pillars of Quest Church. He shares several important aspects that makes Christian community unique:
1) The Gospel - Jesus must be central to our community
2) C-Groups and Quest are counter-cultural to
3) Our community must be devoted to Christ
4) Community is "Social Capital"
- Length: 40:10 minutes (14.46 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 50Kbps (VBR)
Preached On: September 30th, 2012
Pastor Eugene concludes The Fear Series by teaching part two on "The Fear of Failure". He shares ten practical and tangible responses to combat the Fear of Failure:
1) Have Perspective: Failure is not our final destination. God is bigger than our failures.
2) Turn to God, first and foremost
3) Beware of excuses, because we can convince ourselves to believe in our own excuses. Do not beautify or settle with mediocrity, because we deserve better.
4) Examine if we need to repent. Rather than view repentance in a negative light, repentance is God’s expression of His love for us and his desire for us to improve our ways.
5) Learn. Learn. Learn. We must learn from our mistakes and failures.
6) Watch the company we keep, as our social networks impacts and shapes our lives.
7) Vision. Mission. Trajectory. We should examine our lives and focus on the important things in our lives.
8) We must guard our hearts and our minds from negativity and self-defeating mindsets.
9) Rejoice and celebrate in our triumphs.
10) Develop a new song, a new culture and a new heart.
Preached On: September 23rd, 2012