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Interview: Kelly Boyd | "Challenge your Faith"

Discipleship Podcasts | Bend ICOC

“Less is More” John 15:1-6 Ft. Anthony
John 15:1-6 sermonette after discovery groups
June 21, 2022
“A Bountiful Life” John 15:7-8 Ft. Alex
A Bountiful Life JUNE 12TH [JOHN 15:7-8] God not only promises fruit - but much fruit. He has an incredible vision for our lives and the power to see it through.
June 13, 2022
“Chosen” John 15:16-17
God has chosen us and is committed to our success. But success isn't always instant. God is in it for the long haul. Are you? Discovery Group Questions: 1. What are you thankful for this week? What’s stressing you out? 2. How did you do with last week’s “I will statement”? 3. Who did you share it with? *Retell today’s passage in your own words, or another Bible translation 4. What stands out to you? 5. What does this say about God? 6. What does this say about people? 7. If this is God speaking, how will you obey it this week? 8. Who will you share it with?
June 05, 2022
Decisions: Inside Right Ft. Alex
Matthew 7
May 29, 2022
“Holiness: Right Side Up” Ft. Anthony
Anthony preaches on Matthew 6
May 23, 2022
“Law of Moses: inside out” Ft. Jesse
Continuing our sermon on the mount series in Matthew 5:17-48
May 15, 2022
“World Values: Upside Down” Ft. Alexandro
We are in Matthew 5 for the start of our “sermon on the mount” series for the month of May.
May 09, 2022
Mark 1 sermon Ron Quint
Ron preaches during house church, highlighting Gods grace
May 02, 2022
“Received Identity” Easter sermon
Who does Christ tell us we are by what he accomplished on the cross?
April 18, 2022
“Conduct Matters” ft. Roy Anderson
What conduct is becoming of disciples?
April 11, 2022
Going Fishing! 2nd Quarter Church Workshop
A brief charge on how we will equip each other, and go on mission this spring!
March 29, 2022
Grow Up: Minister to Each Other
The live recording was stopped half way, so the second half was recorded in post. What is your part? What gifts and abilities are you currently using to contribute to the needs around you in the body of Christ? What is your personal ministry in building up the body? How are you getting equipped for this? How often do you receive the truth in love? When was the last time you opened the truth in your times with other disciples? does your time need to become more organic, growing in love? Or Do you need to intentionally build this?
March 29, 2022
Fill Up: Receive the Gift of Grace
Each one of you has a specific work prepared by God for you to do. You’ve been given a measure of grace - That makes you special. What is that work? What is your ministry? How big is your God and how much can he do through you if you develop your gift into a ministry to his glory? With a discipling partner: Use a gift assessment. With all humility, ask to be trained and equipped to serve with your gift. Discover and develop it for the glory of Jesus’ Kingdom mission.
March 20, 2022
"Building Faith and Friendships" Ft. Brian Mackie
How do we build friendships and maintain a mission team culture?  Brian Mackie leads the Flagstaff Mission Team:
March 17, 2022
Put Up: Endure One Another in Love
What are the heart traits of the called? Do we treat relationships and unity with the same worth that Christ does? It doesn’t sound fun to be commanded to have long-suffering and bear with one another, but the spirit designed it this way to reveal our hearts. We will learn about the bond of peace in Ephesians 4:2-4. Application: Do others perceive you as thinking you have it all together and do not need help, or do you endear yourself to others and build unity through your humility by getting wise counsel and input for your life? Is there anyone with whom you are not completely unified? What further steps can you take to make every effort to be unified with that person? In your relationships how can you shoot the gap? How can you partner and bind together in sharing the gospel?
March 14, 2022
Rise Up: Walk into your Destiny
How do we walk in a manner worthy of our calling? There is a life that fits with the grace God has given us. This new life isn’t a mystery. It is simply a choice. We will look at the destiny that Paul, a prisoner of the Lord, outlines for us in Ephesians 4:1-2. With your discipleship partner or group, this week, ask each other for feedback on your walk: Is fellowship an onerous commitment you’ve made, or one of joy, having friends who are more like family? After church events, do you talk about the things and people you love and ways that you can better serve, better build the Kingdom and contribute - or do you have criticisms? Which is better for your heart and others’ heart? Unity is hard-forged and God knows it! He planned it that way. Walk with the same passion for Unity and relationships that we find in God himself. This walk isn’t a mystery, it’s a choice to be ALL IN Together.
March 06, 2022
Interview: "New Church Advice" Ft. Rich Bartoli
Rich Bartoli Leads the The Kenewha Valley Church:
March 01, 2022
“The Measure of Love: Solomon” ft. Rich Hackett | ALL IN Series
How can we remain in love with God and not drift? 1 Kings 11
February 20, 2022
“The Path to a Happy Life: Elisha” ft. Kelly Boyd | ALL IN Series
Due to tech issues, the audio quality of this particular episode is poor. We apologize for the inconvenience! 1 Kings 19
February 13, 2022
“The Secret to Success: King Asa” | ALL IN Series
2 Chronicles 14-16 Ask another disciple for candid feedback Approach crises in your life as opportunities to demonstrate reliance on God Take personal action and responsibility to face your challenges What will you do to actively grow spiritually? Have a quiet time? Prayer life? Pray to God for Deliverance Repent of reliance on Money, Human wisdom, Politics, People.  Repent of your stubborn attitude to believe in God’s power.
February 06, 2022
Vision of the Eternal Future | Greater Vision Series
How can our hearts be transformed to a view of being in heaven and bringing others to heaven?
January 31, 2022
Interview: "Building Family" Ft. Jimmy Black
 Jimmy Black leads the Bowling Green Church in Kentucky.  Bowling Green Church: Building family is a bi-product of seeking first the Kingdom of God.
January 24, 2022
"Vision of the Present" | Greater Vision Series
How does our view of the Present effect our view of ourselves and one another? Don't allow present vision to shrink to the size of your problems. Jesus will always offer metanoia, repentance, to come to his side and swear allegiance. To declare that Jesus is Lord of your day, your tomorrow, your schedule, your emotions, your budget, your time, in short your allegiance.
January 24, 2022
"Vision of the Past" | Greater Vision Series
“You can never see God if you don’t clearly see him in your past” Exodus 33:12-23 How has God revealed himself in your past? Joshua 24:2 “Long ago I…” God reminds them of all the ways he’s worked. Psalms of Salvation History: 78, 105, 106, 135, 136 Open your eyes to the Biblical vision of the past! Ephesians 2:11-12, 1 Peter 3:15 In the first three chapters of Ephesians there is only one imperative command: “Remember”. When asked why you’ve been sent, like Isaiah are you ready to honor the Lord with holy, holy, holy, and can you remember the way you were in the world in a way that brings God glory and others even closer to Jesus? We all have a disillusionment list. You have to make a decision. Will you allow sorrow to transform you? Will you bring it to God, and remember him in your story? Will you base your joy in the Lord or in circumstances? Will you allow a bitter root to distance you from future relationships, or distance you from God? Or will you fight even harder, press on deeply rooted in Christ Jesus? “The degree to which we grieve our losses is in direct proportion to the compassion we can offer other people.” Henri Nouwen Griefiing breaks our self will for Gods will, like Jesus weeping in the garden it enables us to take the cup going forward. It isn’t easy. It isn’t comfortable. It’s likely triggering, which may be a signal that that is exactly the thing that requires some time, focus, and spiritual formation. Handle past loss in Christ. Jesus is King, not triggers, not grief, don’t let these things obstruct your view of the King in your past! Journaling, listening to the Holy Spirit within. Ask. Seek. Pray. Think. Cleanse. Seek! ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭13:30-33 confucius once said he who says he can’t and he who says he can are both usually right. Your expectations, your vision of God and vision of your past will change your actions and change your reality. You will hear many say “I can’t do this” in 2022 — “I can’t meet, I can’t focus on God right now, I can't study the bible, I can't share the gospel” You have to decide what kind of disciple you’re going to be. Can you do what’s never been done before? Will you hold back and stay in the camp or advance spiritually with greater vision? “But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Look at the gains not the gap, to reframe your past with gratitude.  So in your past, how has the Lord established your steps? Better to be uncomfortable and in tune with the Lord, than to be comfortable and out of step with God.
January 11, 2022
Interview: "Wrestling with the Text" Ft. Jason Alexander
How can you have a nuanced doctrine with a consistent hermeneutic? Jason Alexander is new to the NW family of churches. Previously he lead in the Gateway City Church in Saint Louis, MO. Jason also serves as a teacher in the International Churches of Christ.
January 05, 2022
"Vision of God" | Greater Vision Series
Let’s Rediscover…Refresh…Reclaim our Vision of God and God’s vision for you! Your vision of God shapes everything you do. If you have a lesser vision of God, you will do less for God in life. God has a greater vision and wants us to do greater things. A clear vision of God can give us a clear vision for our life, “here am I send me” Ephesians 3:17-21 God wants us to be deeply rooted in him. I believe that he wants us to be so deeply rooted and connect with /Christ, that we also have a clear vision of God in our lives. Ephesians 1:18, 2 Kings 6:15-17, Proverbs 29:18 God has a greater vision, but will we choose to see it?  When God speaks, are you ready to hear what he has to say? What story is he writing? Our hearts were molded to live in God’s larger story, his greater vision, not to be choked out in the third soil. Luke 1:31-37 When how is out of sight is it tempting to put what out of mind.  Mary had to believe in the greater vision of God. The gospel message is the proclamation that Jesus is King  Don’t exchange the greater for the lesser or easier.  With Lesser vision- Rather than believing that Jesus is King, and his word never fails, We tend to believe what we expect.  It really comes down to what is the future that we live in expectation of. Is it one in God’s presence, living as a subject in his kingdom until he fully restores the cosmos? Do not let the question of “how?” Trump the fact that Jesus is King and his word will never fail. Mark 1:1, 15 Jesus gives vision to the first disciples of who they could become by following him, it’s also our identity as disciples “be become do”.  They had a great response to a great vision. They were not underwhelmed.  Gospel vision: Jesus is King. Gospel response - repentance, forgiveness, discipleship.  Repent and believe the Kingdom vision. When Jesus is our King, we have a greater vision of God. Is your Jesus too small? When Jesus becomes your King, you will take responsibility for your stubborn refusal to believe in God’s power. Isaiah 6:1-8 God inspired visions lead back to God. We should not be the focal point. Isaiah saw the vision of God, and ended up getting a vision and mission for himself! In the same way, having a clear view of God helps us to know what to do as well! Some ways that you can see God more clearly for spending time reading his word, praying for God to show himself to you, and talking to others about how they see God. What will you do to see God more clearly in your life? Pray for God to help you see him more clearly, it may clear his vision for you! Becoming a Visionary: 1- Stop Ps 46:10 2- Listen Ps 85:8 3- Think Ps 8:3, 77:12, 107:43 4- Cleanse Ps 24:3-4 5- Pray Ps 32:6 6- Seek Ps 105:4, 63:1
January 03, 2022
Christmas Communion Message
Luke 1:30-38 
December 19, 2021
Interview: "What is an Eschatological Perspective of Gender Roles?" Ft. Dr. Glenn Giles | Ephesians 5 & 1 Corinthians 11
An Eschatological perspective of Ephesians 5 & 1 Corinthians 11 | Ft. Glenn Giles   More from Glenn Giles:  Read Gile's full paper here: Disclaimer: The views in this interview are solely those of the individuals. They do not necessarily reflect the views of any particular church or its leadership.
December 15, 2021
How to Strengthen your Relationship with God | Ephesians 3:14-16
Ephesians 3:12-19 “12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” What are the riches of his glory? How are we “strengthened through the spirit”? How can we imitate Paul’s prayer? Those who want their actions to be effective for god’s Kingdom should redouble their efforts on prayer. If we’ve grasped it, how could we not go to our knees? Simple practical, do you pray after you read your Bible? Don’t be deceived. Fervent prayer produces fervent action. When you gather for payer, do you pray this way? So do we pray like Paul or pray like the world does? Do you pray for a house, marriage, income, food, forgiveness or do you pray for the riches of his glory? Colossians 1:27 - “To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Philippians 4:19 - “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 1:5-7 “he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,” What are we strengthened by and for? If we aren’t praying for strengthening, if you aren’t experiencing the fullness of Christ, could you be relying on our own strength? You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,” - 2 Timothy 2:1 “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,” 1 Timothy 1:12 What is the inner person? “16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 What is the state of your fire, your boldness and how are you feeding it? unique seasons in your life will require unique changes, and assertiveness in your relationship with God. A unique aggressiveness, a unique boldness. How bold are you in your relationship? How are you feeding your soul, and feeding the souls of others? When we gather are you replenished because you’ve been in the presence of God? A vibrant, passionate, intimate relationship with God, that results in a contagious, countercultural, and commemorative life.
December 14, 2021
What is manifold wisdom? | Ephesians 3:10-13
7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. 8 Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things. 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. What is the mystery? How does it astonish the heavenly realms? Why does it bring Paul to his knees in prayer, and why does he seek to glorify others while he is in chains? Heavenly beings are absolutely shocked when we come together as the church. Are you? Do we need fancy lights, energetic music, elaborate videos, sharp people, the latest resources, ways to meet my needs, the best friend group and the smartest teachers for me to consume,… do we need that to be in awe? like the 1st century church are we willing to lay down our lives to be a part of the body, a mystery that has nothing more than the pure unadulterated gospel? While it isn’t about you, never think of yourself as small and insignificant. You have a high standing, seated in the heavenly places, to approach God with freedom and boldness, how will you then use that standing? Don’t lose heart, you are part of something great and eternal. Paul says “my pain, your gain” and the church embraced that same attitude. your glory is that the wisdom of God is being made known through this family, the church. Jesus suffered for this. Paul suffered for this. So that the church could play a glorious role. So that we can be suffering people of boldness and confidence who magnify Christ. We can embrace this attitude. Taking up our cross to reveal his wisdom.
December 02, 2021
"The Searchers" | Ephesians 3:7-9
Ephesians 3:7-9 ESV 7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things Do we believe in the power of the gospel? Is the good news good news? Has this gospel made you a servant?  What is the gospel? how does it humble Paul to become a minister in the first place? 2 Cor. 1:6,8-9 Paul sees things on the cosmic level, while he endures prison. 1 Timothy 1:12-15 grace overflowed with faith and love in Christ for the Foremost sinner. He was showed mercy. Considered trustworthy and saved by Jesus, the gospel. ‘Poured out abundantly’. You want to experience a tsunami of grace, forgiveness and humility are the beginning ripples. let go of the you that you cling to, dive in. Obey the call of the you that is in Christ and seated in the heavenlies. It's not a problem to see yourself as a very flawed human being, as long as you quickly see through God's grace you can be a significant human being. Acts 20:24 How has God’s grace worked in you? How has it put you into the ministry?  Paid unpaid, part time full time, young, old, professional, retiree, trainee … we are all disciples first. Otherwise we are off mission. You can’t accomplish his plan on your own or with your own plans! God will raise you up, sink every morning Into the death of Jesus. Let his life be manifest.
November 22, 2021
Interview: "Restarting from Scratch" Ft. Collier winters
How do you evangelize and restart a campus ministry from scratch? 
November 15, 2021
"US - Unity over Self" | Ephesians 3:1-6
Ephesians 3:1-6 Why break the first sentence off? How is Paul getting distracted in his own thinking? “I am in prison on your behalf, you gentiles” - what a cliff hanger! What is the mystery God is revealing? It has been planned by God for you to be United As Christ was revealed to Paul, the plan for the gentiles was revealed all the more clearly. He gets sucked into the vortex of grace. Have you ever felt grace like that? To be closer to God was to be in chains for the gentiles. Has the message of Jesus caused you to drastically change your attitude toward any group of people? Or perhaps a type of person? Or perhaps someone in this room? There is a costly nature to this mystery. A costly nature to this grace, and a costly nature to this united church. It will personally cost you. Is a united church your commitment or your convenience? Have you counted that cost? V4 These things are meant to be illuminated, and perceived by reading, not to remain a mystery. God can only reveal as much as will be received. Reading should be transformative. If you don’t fall in love with this text, you won’t make it. How can we hope to equip others, if we do not equip ourselves? V13 Paul is in prison on their behalf, not their fault. Paul endures prison because he is focused on others. Unity over self. When we are bonded to Christ, we are bonded to his mission.. Christ came not for his own sake, but for the sake of others. Mark 10:45, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Corinthians 4:5-6 How are you becoming poor so that those on your left and right can become rich? Paul was poor, homeless, imprisoned, convicted as a criminal following a savior who was the same. Turn to the person on your left and right, and say “I will suffer for you, I will honor and glorify you.” How do we anchor ourselves more deeply into this text, more deeply into one another, and more deeply into the grace of God? Read the text, share the gospel, and remember unity over self.
November 15, 2021
"Built Together" | Ephesians 2:19-22
Ephesians 2:19-22 What does it mean to be a citizen and a member? What are the ecclesiastical minimums for church that we see in Ephesians? Christ must be the cornerstone It must be on the foundation of the revelation of the apostles and prophets Living out the awkward sides hugs 1 corinthians 3:11 “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12 “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Who are the three people you’re closest with in the church? Were you close at one time but need to rekindle? Eph. 4:15-16 “15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” grown into building joined and held together. We are maturing in love. It is the joining of parts by which the growing happens. It isn’t just Christ and then a finished product. We are actively fitting together. Although God ultimately causes our growth, God has chosen the community to facilitate that growth. They speak the truth in love to one another. We are a holy temple. It’s not about your preference, it’s about God’s presence. When you become a disciple of Jesus, you become a one another. The local church family is not marginal or optional or replaceable. Pray and thank you God for the opportunity to be part of his family, and asked him to use use you to make others feel welcomed in it.
November 08, 2021
"One New Humanity" | Ephesians 2:14-18
The world’s impression of the church Are Conservative Christians the Real ‘Secularists’ Now? - New York magazine THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH IS BREAKING APART - the Atlantic Our culture plays dress Christianity the church becomes inferior, immoral, and oppressive. Let’s not play dress up with our faith, but be clothed with Christ. Eph. 2:14-18 What relationship do you have in the kingdom of God that you would have likely never had outside of Christ? Would you be my friend if I wasn’t a Christian? Do I have value beyond my usefulness to the organization? Do others feel welcome to this family? If Jesus died on the cross to eliminate this hostility, then what are you doing to eliminate it? What are you doing to tear down the walls that get built up between us? Have you ever felt like a foreigner, even in the Fellowship of the church? Who do you know who might feel like that now? What will you do to tear down the wall? v15, see Romans 6:14,10:4, Gal. 2:21 no longer under the law! “Into Christ, one new humanity” Eschatologically - “the now and not yet” - an important tool for reading through Ephesians. It’s important to not under realize or over realize this, but rather let scripture define what Christ has inaugurated in this present age. [ex. Judaizing the gentiles on circumcision would be under realizing. Over realizing could quickly become false doctrine as well, 2 Timothy 2:18] Eph. 1:7, 1:14, 4:30, Col. 1:14, Rom. 8:23) already and not yet redeemed Eph. 1:14, 1:18, Titus 3:7 Eph 3:7 already and not yet coheirs and inheritance Galatians 3:24-29, 4:28 All of those who have been baptized into Christ are the true children of God through faith They have clothed themselves with Christ and are “all one with Christ.” Our heirship transcends ethnic, social, and gender barriers. Here too the goal is still in process. Paul will give us very specific instructions for how we are to be humble to one another in this present age. How? by the blood of Christ… in his flesh… through the cross… through him. How does your life reflect what Christ died for? How do you see the bride of Christ, bought with his blood? Tear down the wall. Remember that we were children of wrath in need of reconciliation ourselves! Now we need to reconcile with others, how do we welcome others to this family? Rely on his Spirit to be ONE. When we follow the word of God, we are led by the spirit of God. Eph. 1:13-14,1:16-17, 3:16-19, 4:1-3 We can only get ride of the wall of separation by humbly responding to his spirit, grace. Stop playing Christian dress up, and realize you’ve been clothed with Christ.
November 01, 2021
"Unity in Christ" Ft. Luke Donatello | Ephesians 2:11-13
If two people are in Christ; they are family. Do we place our Christianity or our cultural identity first? Remember, that we have it better now. We are children of God! Do you long for the things before, when you were without hope? Practicals: 1, take communion regularly. 2, remember those without hope; they need good news as well.
October 24, 2021
Interview: "Trusting God in our Testimony" Ft. Riley Sanderson
How linear should our conversion story be? 
October 20, 2021
"His Poem" | Ephesians 2:8-10
Ephesians 2:8-10 Lesson notes How does grace eliminate boasting? 1 Corinthians 1:26, Galatians 6:14, 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 What are good works? Philippians 2:12-13, John 3:20-21, 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 We are his workmanship. Therefore, How should we walk and how should we no longer walk? How to walk: Ephesians 5:1-2, Titus 2:11-12, Colossians 3:9-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17 How not to walk: Are you dead in your sin or actively running back into your sin? 2 Peter 2:20, 1 John 1:7, Hebrews 10:26-27 discuss with one another, What does it mean to you to be his poem? What good works might we be suited for, that God has prepared specifically for us? How can we walk in them, giving us the joy, and God the glory?
October 17, 2021
"Together with Christ" | Ephesians 2:4-7
How do we make sense of dying to our old self and being raised with Christ to the heavenlies? What does it mean to be made alive in Christ. Also, why would God choose to save us? 
October 11, 2021
Interview: Kelly Boyd | "Challenge your Faith"
In this interview, we talk with Kelly about the Oregon mission field. 
October 09, 2021
"The Walking Dead" | Ephesians 2:1-3
What does it mean to be spiritually dead? If we are dead what hope is there? 
October 04, 2021
"Immeasurable Power" | Ephesians 1:19-23
Celebrating our two year anniversary service! Where does the prayer end? Can we grasp the immeasurable? How does power of resurrection apply to us?
September 21, 2021
"The Hope of our Calling" | Ephesians 1:18-19
What is the hope of oru calling? What is the result of a life passionately lived for Jesus, where we go anywhere, do anything, give up everything ,and become whatever for God? 
September 12, 2021
Interview: Josh Benton | "We are still becoming disciples"
How are we still becoming disciples? This interview features Josh Benton who serves in the Tri-cities Church of Christ. 
September 09, 2021
"The Eyes of the Heart" | Ephesians 1:18-19
How does prayer open the eyes of our heart? 
September 06, 2021
Interview: Jonah and Amber Melchert | "Couples with a Cause"
This discipleship interview features Jonah and Amber Melchert, who are incredible servants in the Northwest. They've recently stepped out on faith, joining the Palouse Church of Christ mission team and having their first baby! 
September 03, 2021
"Knowing God" | Ephesians 1:17
What does it mean to know and love God and how has God revealed himself to us? 
August 30, 2021
"Love and Faith" | Ephesians 1:15-16
How do we grow in our love and faith? 
August 22, 2021
"Discovery Bible Study" | Know, Grow, Go
Know 1. What are you thankful for this week? [Prayer] 1.2 What’s a challenge you’re facing? [Vulnerability] 1.3 What needs do you or others have, how can we help meet the needs? [intercession, ministry] 2. How did you apply what you learned last week? / Your  ‘I Will’ statement? 
[obedience] 3. Who did you share what we talked about with? [evangelism] Grow 4. Was anything left out from that retelling? (Group Self-correction) 4.2 What stands out to you? 5. What does this text say about God? [Knowing God’s attributes] 6. What does this text say about people? [relationship] Go 7. If this is true, how will we obey?  How can you specifically live out this passage in the next few days? Put it into action? [following Jesus] * Everyone creates an ‘I Will’ statement, specific and tangible [accountability] 8. Who are you going to share this passage with before we meet again? *Group prayer
August 20, 2021
"Believe in Our Inheritance" | Ephesians 1:11-14
What does it mean for Christ to inherit us and us to inherit Christ? 
August 10, 2021
"God's Plan" | Ephesians 1:10
What's the meaning of the universe and the climax of all history? 
August 03, 2021
"In Love" | Ephesians 1:4-6
What does it mean Biblically to be in love with God? 
July 12, 2021
"Why God chose You" | Ephesians 1:4-6
"even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:4-6
July 06, 2021
"Every Spiritual Blessing" | Ephesians 1:3
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places" Ephesians 1:3
July 06, 2021
"Grace and Peace" | Ephesians 1:2
How does Paul's greeting challenge culture and unite culture between Jews and Gentiles? What does it mean to greet with grace and peace? 
June 21, 2021
"Church Strengthening" from Bruce, Dave, David, and Christie
Disciples from Medford Oregon came to share their faith with oru mission team and encourage our hearts. 
June 14, 2021
"Faithful Saints" | Ephesians 1:1
Who is the audience Ephesians is written to? 
June 07, 2021
"Paul, an Apostle?" | Ephesians 1:1
Was Paul an apostle? By what authority does he write the letter to the saints in Ephesus, and what weight does it have for us today? 
May 31, 2021
Church Update for our listeners!
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May 31, 2021
The Good Shepherd | Psalm 23 Ft. Ron Quint
Ron Quint preaches on Psalms 23. 
May 24, 2021
Delighting in God's Word | Psalm 1
how do we explore the truth of the word, claiming that we will be blessed and prosper if we meditate on it day and night? 
May 18, 2021
Obeying God's Word
How can we grow in obedience? 
May 11, 2021
Set your heart in God's word | Psalm 19
Are we feasting on the word? 
May 03, 2021
"Remember the Joy" Nehemiah 13 | Renew
This is the finale of our Renew series and the book of Nehemiah 
April 26, 2021
"The Joy of the Lord" Nehemiah 8 | Renew
How can the joy of the Lord strengthen us though we are distressed? 
April 19, 2021
"Bring the book" Nehemiah 8 | Renew
Is the word of God oru commitment or our convenience? 
April 12, 2021
Nehemiah 6 "Discernment" | Renew
How do we grow in spiritual discernment? 
April 01, 2021
Nehemiah 5 | Renew
We want to fight for family, but what happens when family fights? 
March 28, 2021
Renewing Family
Lesson on Romans 12. 3.24.21
March 25, 2021
"Distractions" Nehemiah 4 | Renew
What do we do when enthusiasm fades? What do we do when Satan attacks with distractions, and criticism?  Sermon preached on 3.21.21
March 21, 2021
Nehemiah 3 "Together" | Renew
How can we work together with ourselves, God, and others? 
March 15, 2021
Nehemiah 2.2 & Romans 8 | Renew
Nehemiah 2:17-18 - "Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.” And I told them of the hand of my God that had been upon me for good, and also of the words that the king had spoken to me. And they said, “Let us rise up and build.” So they strengthened their hands for the good work."
March 08, 2021
Nehemiah 2 | Renew
How to renew in anxious times 
March 01, 2021
Nehemiah 1 | Renew
what does it look like to have a holy discontentment? 
February 22, 2021
Ezra 10 "Repentance" | Renew
Can we have renewal without repentance? 
February 16, 2021
Renewing Vision
How can we further refine the vision of the Bend church?
February 12, 2021
Ezra 9 "How Ezra initiates renewal" | Renew
What's God's part to play? How does Ezra take personal responsibility for renewal? how does renewal start
February 08, 2021
Ezra 8 "Fasting - our strategy or our tactic?" | Renew
Is fasting your strategy or your tactic? 
January 31, 2021
Bonus: "How to Take Courage in God's Hands"
If you are experience God's steadfast love, and dwelling on his commands and promises can you identity be shaken in the face of fear?  Instagram - Facebook - Podcast - Follow Joey Hungerford: Instagram - TiktOk -
January 29, 2021
Ezra 7 "hearts in the hands of God" | Renew
What does it mean to have a steadfast heart? What is the hand of God?
January 24, 2021
Ezra 4-6 "Discouragement" | Renew
What do we do to get out of discouragement? 
January 18, 2021
Ezra 1-3 "Encouragement" | Renew
Our new series on Ezra and Nehemiah "Renew" 
January 11, 2021
How to become who you are in 2021
Jesus calls us into process of becoming, but what are the traps in that learning process and why does it seem to take so long with so many failures? 
December 28, 2020
"13 reasons why we are the Bend ICOC" Mark 5
Why do you get out of bed in the morning? And why should anyone care?  This is the start to our "Wrestling with our Why" series focusing on why we love God. 
September 22, 2020
"God cares for you" 1st Peter 5
How can we have a healthy anxiety? 
September 21, 2020
"Example and Witness" 1st Peter 5:1-6
How can we be an example to the flock and a witness to those outside of the flock? 
September 19, 2020
"Radical Hospitality" 1st Peter 4:9-12
How do we glorify God with the gifts he's given us?
September 18, 2020
1st Peter 4:13-19 "Glory, Now"
How can we have flory during persecution and trials? 
August 10, 2020
1st Peter 4:9-12 "Radical Hospitality"
how do we minister to others the grace that God gave us? 
August 10, 2020
1st peter 4:1-8 "arm yourself"
are we armed with prayer or a pocket knife? 
August 10, 2020
1st Peter 3:13-17 "blessed or oppressed?"
will disciples be blessed or oppressed? 
August 10, 2020
Bonus episode: "Motherhood" Ft. Amanda Donatello
Madison interviews Amanda Donatello about motherhood 
August 03, 2020
"inward virtues and outward fruits" 1st Peter 3:8-12
how do we know if we're doing enough for God? 
July 17, 2020
"From ignorance to understanding" 1st Peter 3:1-7
how do we take on the world' standard that "the customer is always right" in the Kingdom? How should we value the tranquil, inner person of the heart?
July 16, 2020
"War for the soul" 1st Peter 2:11-12
How do we abstain from former passions and take on good works?
July 14, 2020
BONUS "A scriptural understanding of Hell" Ft. Ben Sweeney
what do the scriptures actually say about Hades and the afterlife? 
July 14, 2020
"Follow the example of Christ" 1st Peter 2:13-2:25 Ft. Tyler Grimm
How do we live as free people, yet submit to the authorities and institutions? 
July 10, 2020
"Sincere Brotherly Love" 1st Peter 1:21-2:3
What actions are we to take to love our brothers? We must be sincere in prayer, crave the word of God, confess our own sins and repent. 
July 08, 2020
"Fear and hope" 1st Peter 1:15-19
Continuing in our pursuit of passion series. 
June 24, 2020
"Oregon Campus ministry" Ft. Daniel Lauterbach
Bonus episode! We interview Daniel Lauterbach from the University Church of Eugene on the history and future of the Oregon campus ministry. 
June 18, 2020
"Who Jesus is, and who we are" 1 Peter 2:1-10 Ft. Ron Quint
So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. 4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” 7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,”[a] 8 and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
June 15, 2020
"the light of life" 1 Peter 1:10-12 Ft. Louis Mick
Louis Mick preaches for our pursuit of passion series 
June 15, 2020
"Therefore Hope" 1 Peter 1:13-16
Continuing through the book of 1st Peter as we pursue our passion. 
June 15, 2020
"Refined by Fire" 1 Peter 1:1-9 Ft. Kelly and Cheryl Boyd
Our new series "pursuit of passion" going through the book of 1st peter!
June 09, 2020
Season Finale | Philippians part 14 ft. Rich Hackett
The last sermon in our Philippians series! 
June 07, 2020
"Rejoice Always" | Philippians part 13
Covering Philippians 4:1-5. See the sermon on our Youtube channel!
June 05, 2020
"Enemy or Citizen" | Philippians part 12
Originally premiering on Youtube:
April 02, 2020
"Mature Christianity" Philippians part 11
Originally premiering on youtube, Philippians 3:15-17.
April 02, 2020
"Progressively Winning Christ" | Philippians part 10
Originally premiering on youtube, Philippians 3:8-10
April 02, 2020
"Rejoice in the Lord" | Philippians part 9
Philippians 3:1-10 addresses how we can rejoice, even when the gospel is opposed. Our joy is based off of appreciation of Jesus. Here Paul warns against the legalists, who do not appreciate Jesus. 
March 09, 2020
"Examples in the Lord" Philippians part 8
Looking at Philippians 2:19-30 with Timothy and Epaphroditus. 
March 03, 2020
"Let your light shine" Philippians part 7
How do we let our light shine? We hold out the word of life and conquer "grumbling and complaining". 
February 24, 2020
"Work it out" Philippians part 6
How do we marry God's grace with out responsibility? How do we work out our salvation with fear and trembling and how does God work in us to will and to act? This lesson is on Philippians 2:12-13. 
February 17, 2020
Philippians part 5
Starting off Philippians chapter 2, featuring Ron Quint. 
February 03, 2020
"Worthy" Philippians part 4
Is the gospel worth it? Jesus initiated first, loving us, and deeming us worthy.  A life deemed worthy of the gospel, is one in which disciples are unified with each other.  The world needs to see the kind of family and friendships that are produced by the gospel. Are we pressing into Christ together, chasing him together with Fearless faith and radical unity? Fearlessly face that question.
January 29, 2020
"What is life?" Philippians part 3
Is your life your message? 
January 22, 2020
"Love grows" Philippians part 2
Did Paul love his partners in the gospel, the church in Phillipi because they had it all together, or because they pretended to be perfect? No! Paul loved them for who they were, and who they were becoming in Christ v.6.  Consider the slave girl in Phillipi from Acts 16. She didn't DO anything for Paul, but he loved her and healed her, even though he was imprisoned and tortured for it.  No, the church was not perfect, but Paul was confident that if they remained in Christ, then Jesus would finish the work he started in them. 
January 13, 2020
"In My Heart" Philippians part 1
Fullness of life doesn’t depend on circumstances, but by the God you know and how deeply you understand His love. Paul felt affectionate towards the disciples in Philippi because they worked together, prayed together, suffered together, and celebrated the victories together. Only when we have been in the trenches with others will we have relationships that are full of life. Paul was a man who couldn't be conquered. If they killed him then “to die is gain”. If they tortured him then he would not count the present suffering as worthy to even compared to the Future Glory. If he dies he gets to be with Jesus. If you want to make him suffer, he is cool with that, because it makes him like Jesus. If you let him live, he’s cool with that, because for him “to live is Christ”. The jailer in Acts 16 had totally defined his identity and destiny by his career, bound to the Roman empire. Paul shows him a better identity; a more fulfilling destiny; greater duty that transcends everything this guy's previously known. There are similar people today who cannot think of themselves except by what they do. The Gospel creates a new reality that deepens our understanding of the world and our place in it. The response to radical grace is a radical commitment, in which we define our identity and our destiny not by what we do but by being disciples of Jesus. In Philippians 1, Paul prayed consistently and specifically for his partners in Philippi. He prayed for their love, knowledge, discernment, purity, and depth of insight. Do not be so self consumed in your own prison or situation, that you miss the opportunities to encourage the partners around you. For me, I am pushed to self reliance when I worry, and I am robbed of the joy of discipleship with others. Partner in the gospel in practice, not just on paper! Who is in your heart? There is more to accomplish together, that we could never accomplish alone.
January 06, 2020
Acts 6 and 7 - the urgent v the important
Who qualifies to be a deacon, a widow, or one who is idle in the church? How do we handle disputes and delegation? Will you make a stand to change your church like Stephen did? Lesson by Joseph and Madison Hungerford 
November 20, 2019
Acts 3 and 4 by Alexys Brozanic and Louis Mick
Alexys Brozanic and Louis Mick speak on the power of prayer and the boldness of evangelism in Acts 3 and 4. 
November 20, 2019
Acts 5: dealing with sin in the church
How the early new testament church dealt with the sin of hypocrisy. 
November 19, 2019
The Gospel Acts | September 29th
Concluding our communion series and transitioning into the book of Acts!
October 11, 2019
Communion part 5: serving the last supper
continuing our discussion on communion 
October 02, 2019
Workshop: Psalms 114
By Ron and Renee Quint at our Inaugural workshop. 
September 26, 2019
Inaugural Contribution and Communion
Contribution by Matt Moews Communion by Frank Williams 
September 26, 2019
Inaugural Sermon: A Radical Family
This lesson was preached at Whille Hall on the COCC campus for our kick off service. Over 150 disciples came to celebrate with us! 
September 26, 2019
Communion part 4: Jesus' table ministry
Architecture has transformed the table of Jesus' day. do we maintain His principles though we've changed the form of communion? 
September 19, 2019
Communion pt 1: A Brief History
A brief history of the reformation and restoration of Biblical communion. 
September 09, 2019
Communion pt 3: fellowship offerings
Part three of our communion series discusses fellowship offerings, consumed by the people as a joyous feast with bread and wine. Psalms 116, detailing a fellowship offering, was sung by Jesus at the last supper and referenced by Paul in correcting communion for the first century church. 
September 09, 2019
Communion pt 2: Covenant renewal
Part 2 of our communion series! For this sermon, we discuss covenant renewal celebrations during the dedication of the old testament temples. These coincide with the tabernacle and passover festivals. 
September 06, 2019
the Coming of the Kingdom
This is our midweek review of the first principles study on the Kingdom.  Purpose: To inspire the rule and reign of King Jesus in your day to day life on earth. In this study you will see the continuity of the Old and New Testaments through prophesy.
August 15, 2019
"Why we share the gospel" - Frank Williams
Frank Williams spoke at our midweek service, while visiting from Boise! 
August 15, 2019
Looking at Jesus: "Come and See"
The second sermon in the "Looking at Jesus" series.
June 13, 2019
Looking at Jesus series: the Gospel matures us
This series is looking at four phases of Jesus' ministry: "Come and See" - John 1:39 "Follow Me" - John 1:43 "Become a Fisher of People" - Mark 1:17 "Go and Bear Fruit" - John 15:16
June 05, 2019
Life to the Full: Quiet Times
This sermon was preached in Eugene. It was part of our life to the full series on cultivating intimacy with God. 
February 04, 2019
2018 NW Retreat: "ICOC 2.1 Updates part 2"
What ICOC 2.1 means to the NW family of churches.
November 12, 2018
2018 NW Retreat: "ICOC 2.1 Updates part 1"
What ICOC 2.1 means to the NW family.
November 12, 2018
2018 NW Retreat: "Moving Forward"
Daren Overstreet, our NW chairman, presents the issues we are facing in the NW through 2018.
November 12, 2018
2018 NW Retreat: "Passing the Torch"
Opening NW leaders retreat sermons on passing the torch by by Matt Rollins, Brian Daily, and Landon Rawson.
November 12, 2018
Sunday School: the Hypostatic Union
Sunday School Teaching on the Hypostatic Union or Jesus being never less than God and never more than man simultaneously. Link to download powerpoint:
October 29, 2018
Special Missions Sermon
We reached our special missions goal of twenty five thousand and exceeded it by five thousand dollars!
October 24, 2018
House Church: From Ownership to Stewardship
House churches take place once a month, leading up to the Bend ICOC church planting in June 2019!
October 24, 2018
2018 Marriage Retreat: Sunday Couples Sharing
Three couples share what they've learned over the weekend. The 2018 Marriage retreat was hosted in November of 2018 in Sunriver, OR, bringing together the Eugene and Medford ICOC churches.
October 22, 2018
2018 Marriage Retreat: Becoming One
Kelly and Cheryl Boyd teach a lesson on becoming one in our marriages. The 2018 Marriage retreat was hosted in November of 2018 in Sunriver, OR, bringing together the Eugene and Medford ICOC churches.
October 22, 2018
2018 Marriage Retreat: Conflict Resolution
Dave and Judy Weger teach a lesson on conflict resolution. The 2018 Marriage retreat was hosted in November of 2018 in Sunriver, OR, bringing together the Eugene and Medford ICOC churches.
October 22, 2018