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2: Who Are You Pleasing?

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Our bylaws envision a godly army, expanding Jesus' kingdom reach when we Know Him. Become like Him. Make Him Known.™ Welcome to the weekly podcast of First International Christian Fellowship, led by Pastor Joe Salcedo — New messages every Monday! Support this ministry. Go to ficfreno.com/give for details.
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5: Raise Your Hand if You're Humble
Pastor Joe’s next installation of our series inspects the condition of our humility before God deploys us to confront a conviction. In the midst of all the mayhem, where you hinge your validation on ultimately determines the inner peace you receive for this season in your life. Points from the sermon: Intro: IMPORTANCE OF HUMILITY FOR A BELIEVER - 1 Pet. 5:5-6 CONTRAST OF KING SAUL & KING DAVID - 1 Sam. 15:17-30 - 2 Sam. 12:13 I. GOD SHOWS NO FAVORITISM - Gal. 2:6 II. A MUCH NEEDED DIVISION - Gal. 2:7-9 - Acts 9:15-16 III. PLEASE PEOPLE RATHER THAN GOD & HIS TRUTH? - Gal. 2:11-13 IIIA. GOD REVEALED THIS TRUTH TO PETER BEFOREHAND - Acts 10:30-34 IV. JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ALONE - Gal. 2:15-16 __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others for Christ, visit FICFRENO.COM/GIVE
52:15
September 18, 2018
4: A Life of Obedience to God
Isn’t it frustrating when God goes off-script and completely disregards the stage cues we’ve set up in our Little Production™? Worse, we hold Him hostage over the things that go awry in this heist we execute. Pastor Joe resumes our series only to find disobedience as the fastest way to delay God’s plan for us. We’re all dancing in circles when we wrestle His will or our brothers in Christ—what’ll happen if we push our preparations aside and make way for His instead? Sermon Points: JESUS’ COMMANDS TO US - Mat. 28:19 - Jn. 13:34-35 - Gal. 2:1-2 THE GOSPEL/THE GOOD NEWS - 1 Cor. 15:3-10 ARE YOU RUNNING THE RIGHT RACE? - Gal. 2:2 - Phil. 2:16 - Psa. 90:12 CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER - Ecc. 12:13 GREATEST COMMANDMENT - Mat. 22:35-40 - Gal. 2:3-4 BELIEVER BEWARE - Acts 20:28-30 JESUS WARNED US OF IT - Mat. 7:15 - Gal. 2:5 DON’T BE A STUMBLING BLOCK - Rom. 14:21 DENY YOURSELF FOR THE LORD - Luke 9:23 _ If would like to support us in reaching others for Christ, visit FICFRENO.COM/GIVE
56:34
September 11, 2018
Stewardship: An Act of Love
Money, albeit a hairy subject no matter where you go, merely exists as an opportunity for God to develop your character. Deacon Richard Fennimore takes over this week and aptly puts matters into perspective: The posture of your heart, and your response to this litmus test makes all the difference. Verses from the sermon: • Gen. 23:9 • Matt. 6:33 • 1 Pet. 2:9 ; 1 Cor. 16:2 • Matt. 6:24 ; Luke 16:10-12 • Mark 8:36-37 ; 10:23-25 • Luke 16:19-31 ; Pro. 11:4 ; 13:11 • Ecc. 5:10, 22, 15, 19 • 1 Tim. 6:6-11 ; 6:17-19 • Acts 5:1-10 ; James 5:1-6 ; Jude 11 • 2 Cor. 8:1-5, 8-9, 24 • Phil. 1:9 ; 3:7-8 ; 2 Pet. 3:18 • Gal. 6:7 ; 2 Cor. 9:7-8 __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others for Christ, visit ficfreno.com/give
1:27:14
September 4, 2018
The Honorable Child
Relationships are hard work, especially with people who were picked for you—in advance and without your permission—and ones you get to keep for the rest of your life. If they say parents are a gift from God, how come some of us only feel like taking the gift receipt back to the store, not only to demand a full return, but also to be compensated for the inconvenience it caused us? The church's very own youth lead, Michael Villanueva, makes his debut this week a dedication to everyone who struggles to preserve a harmonious relationship with their folks. Verses from the sermon: • Ephesians 6:1-3 • Exodus 20:12 • Deuteronomy 27:16 • Colossians 3:20 • Proverbs 6:20-23 • Galatians 3:26 • John 1:12 • Luke 9:23 __ If this ministry has impacted you and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others, visit ficfreno.com/give
43:57
August 28, 2018
3: Chosen For His Pleasure
It doesn’t sit well with our ego if we’re picked last for anything. Maybe you've been rejected elsewhere, and the memory of that hasn’t really gone away. Continuing our series, Pastor Joe delves into this type of selection event that's happened before the foundation of the world. Points from the sermon: GOD CHOSE PAUL Gal. 1:15 GOD CHOSE JEREMIAH & ISAIAH Jer. 1:5 Isa. 49:1 GOD CHOSE ISRAEL Deu. 7:6 GOD CHOSE US BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD Eph. 1:3-4 JESUS WAS NOT ON PAUL’S MIND PRIOR TO THE CALL Acts 9:1-4 GOD LOVED JACOB & HATED ESAU Rom. 9:10-13 I. GOD IS SOVEREIGN Isa. 46:9-10 Mat. 22:14 Rom. 9:16 IA. IS IT FAIR THEN? Rom. 9:19-24 Isa. 55:8-9 II. IT SHOULD HUMBLE US AND PRAISE GOD 1 Cor. 1:26-31 III. HE CHOSE US FOR HIS PLEASURE Gal. 1:15-16 Eph. 1:5-6 IIIA. CHOSEN TO SHARE TO THE CHOSEN ONES Gal. 1:16 Acts 13:48 2 Thes. 2:13 __ If this ministry has impacted you and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others, visit ficfreno.com/give
54:16
August 21, 2018
Box of Chocolates: Life's Unexpected Twists and Turns
On his deathbed, multi-billionaire founder of Apple Steve Jobs’ final words “Oh wow,” depict the collapse of this visionary’s life-long pursuit of wealth and merit. Having accumulated excess fame and fortune, Jobs realized fullness of life is a state of mind. They say a tell you’re living the epitome of your being is having joy. Moreover, as Teilhard de Chardin puts it, joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. Are you able to roll with life’s Pacquiao-caliber punches and come out still joyful in God’s presence? Pastor Joe yet unpacks this box of chocolate for us. WHO WILL TEACH US Ps. 90:12 FR. SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE IT ALL Ecclesiastes 1:2 VANITY=IDOL Deut. 32:21 JESUS SAID John 16:33 TROUBLE COMES WE FLEX SPIRITUAL MUSCLES Jam. 1:2-4 Luke 12:16-21 Matt. 6:19-20 WHERE’S YOUR FOCUS Col. 3:1-4 CHRIST IS YOUR FOCUS LIVE LIFE FOR HIM Col. 3:3-7 IN GOD'S TIME? Col. 3:8-10 2 Cor. 6:2 YOU ACCEPT JESUS AS LORD YOU’RE A NEW CREATION 2 Cor. 5:17 Gal. 2:20 __ ficfreno.com/give
1:11:15
August 14, 2018
2: Who Are You Pleasing?
All your life, you’ve only been told to be nice, no matter what—bend over backwards, even, just to make everyone happy. We live in a world where getting along is the bedrock of a functioning society. It seems like that's the only way to get by... by trying to appease everyone, at least. What happens, then, when that stops working for you? This week, Pastor Joe flips the industry on its head as he delivers a message that only seeks God's approval. Points from the sermon: INTRO: Who Are You Pleasing? (Gal. 1:10) I. PLEASING MEN OVER GOD LEADS TO SIN - 1 Sam. 15:1-3 ; 7-9 ; 20-21 II. IT HINDERS OUR WITNESS - Jn. 9:18-23 - Jn. 7:12-13 - Jn. 12:42-43 - JESUS SAID (Luke 9:26) - PAUL, PETER, JOHN GOT IT (Acts 4:18 ; 1 Thes. 2:4) III. RENEW YOUR MIND - Rom. 12:2 - Col. 3:1-2 DO YOU WANT TO PLEASE HIM? - Gal. 1:10 - Luke 14:26 __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in reaching others for Christ, visit ficfreno.com/give
54:52
August 14, 2018
1: Chosen By God
Hey there, friend! We jump right ahead into a new sermon series tackling the book of Galatians! In this week’s sermon, we look at the life of Paul and how a believer should live after accepting Christ as their Lord. Which side are you on: Are you part of the world, or are you fully devoted and surrendered to what God has in store for you? Bullet points from the sermon: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BOOK OF GALATIANS VERSE: 1:1-24 INTRODUCTION: A. PAUL’S MERIT BEFORE CHRIST - Phil. 3:4-6 B. PAUL’S ZEAL BEFORE CHRIST - Acts 22:3-5 I: APPOINTED BY JESUS Gal. 1:1-2 Acts 9:15 IA: PAUL’S CALL TO APOSTLESHIP Gal. 1:11-20 II: GOD’S RESCUE PLAN Gal. 1:3-5 Col. 1:13 IIA: THE WORLD IS EVIL Rom. 1:28-32 III: ONLY ONE TRUE GOSPEL Gal. 1:6-9 Phil. 3:1-4 Gal. 1:21-24 __ ficfreno.com/give
1:07:36
August 7, 2018
Living in God's Will
As he wraps up the finale of our journey through 2nd Corinthians, Pastor Joe sends us off with a message that hopefully emboldens people to make a stand in God's Name. Bulletpoints from the sermon: INTRO: To Whom are You Living For? - Phil. 1:21 I. LIVE FOR GOD’S WILL! 2 Cor. 13:8 IA. DENYING GOD’S WILL = SIN = TROUBLE - Gen. 16:2 - Rom. 1:18 ; 24-25 II. PRAY FOR EACH OTHER - 2 Cor. 13:9-10 - Eph. 6:18 III. MATURITY = UNITY = HIS PEACE & HIS LOVE - 2 Cor. 13:11-14 - Psalm 133:1 - John 13:35 - Rom. 16:17 IN CONCLUSION: Rom. 15:23 __ ficfreno.com/give
56:24
July 31, 2018
Not For My Sake But Yours
This week, Pastor Joe reinforces the imperative role of thoroughly examining oneself; whether our actions fundamentally embody Christ or we merely allow the enemy’s lies to disarm the Holy Spirit’s fruits—inadvertently disqualifying us from finishing the race strong. Think about it. Points from the sermon: INTRO: No Longer I, But Christ! - Galatians 2:20 I. NOT BY OUR STRENGTH 2 Cor. 13:3-4 Phil. 2:13 Phil. 4:13 II. EXAMINE YOURSELVES - 2 Cor. 13:5-6 - JESUS SAID: Matt. 7:20 - TO REMAIN OR CHANGE? Eph. 2:8-10 - Jam. 2:14 ; 18 - Jam. 2:19-20 ; 26 III: THE WORLD IS WATCHING! 2 Cor. 13:7 Heb. 12:1 __ ficfreno.com/give
57:23
July 24, 2018
For the Love, or Money?
Have you ever been accused of being a fake fan before? It’s not a very fun experience for all parties involved. As we approach the end of our series, Pastor Joe asks that we conduct an honest examination of what motivates our every endeavor. Do we come from a place of authentic love that overflows from our flourishing walk with Christ or from an all-time faith-it-‘til-you-make-it kind of attitude? Is the quality of our relationships solely dependent on the rewards that we reap afterwards? Bullet points from the sermon: INTRODUCTION A. JESUS SAID - Mark 12:29-31 B. DO YOU LOVE ME? - John 14:15 ; 23 - 2 John 1:6 I: GENUINE LOVE FOR CHRIST RESULTS TO LOVING OTHER BELIEVERS - 2 Cor. 12:13-15 - Gal. 6:10 II: GENUINE LOVE IS UNSELFISH - 2 Cor. 12:16-19 III: GENUINE LOVE DISCIPLINES - 2 Cor. 12:20-21 - 2 Cor. 13:1-2 - 1 Cor. 5:1-5 - Proverbs 13:24 - Proverbs 29:17 - Proverbs 3:11-12 - 1 John 4:19-21 __ ficfreno.com/give
54:23
July 19, 2018
Remembering the Lord's Heartaches…
Everyone knows of this exclusive realm you wound up on with a sibling or a friend where you both understand exactly how the other one operates at any given point in time without even uttering a single word. Pastor Joe envisions the church striving to breach this level of intimacy with Christ not only derivative of, but especially outside receiving the Lord's Supper. INTRO: IN REMEMBRANCE OF JESUS [5:49] 1 Cor. 11:24-25 I: DISPUTE OVER POSITION [8:58] Luke 22:24-27 (CSB) IA: THINK LIKE CHRIST [13:54] Phil. 2:5-7 (NIV) II: JESUS WAS BETRAYED [18:51] Luke 22:1-6 IIA: GOD OR MONEY? Matt. 26:15 Jn. 12:4-6 Matt. 6:24 (NLT) IIB: RICHES WILL NOT SATISFY Matt. 27:3-5 III: JESUS DENIED BY PETER Luke 22:31-34 (ESV) Luke 22:61-62 Luke 12:8-9 IIIA: QUESTION BY JESUS Jn. 21:15 IIIB: TAKE IT FROM PETER 1 Pet. 5:5-8 __ If you are impacted by this ministry and would like to support us in our mission of reaching others for Christ, visit the link: ficfreno.com/give
1:12:06
July 11, 2018
In Our Weaknesses, God's Power is Made Perfect
Live in this broken world long enough, you will soon learn that having a weakness leaves you vulnerable to other people's exploitation. If Psalm 139 makes a magnanimous declaration of God's fearfully and wonderfully making of us, what purpose do our weak points serve then? Closely following Christ entails a series of unprecedented events that take you to uncharted territories in your life you never even knew existed in the first place. If you want to test your life for even more weak spots, definitely follow Christ closely. Continuing our series, Richard Fennimore reveals exactly what our Achilles heel converts to in God's kingdom. VERSE: 2 Cor. 11:16-12:10 PAUL BOASTS ABOUT HIS SUFFERINGS 2 Cor. 11:16-33 Acts 14:19-20 Acts 9:19-25 Phil. 3:8 PAUL'S VISION AND HIS THORN 2 Cor. 12:1-10 Daniel 12:4 __ ficfreno.com/give
1:30:32
July 4, 2018
CAMPING 2018: Why Do We Need/Have Fellowship?
Why is it essential to fellowship with other broken people who can potentially disappoint us more than anyone else in this world? In an attempt to reconcile this oxymoron, Pastor Joe takes the church on a nature trip in the beautiful campgrounds of Lake Francis. Take a hike with us across a trail of various verses. Gain some expert backpacker wisdom on navigating the glaring importance of coming together in Jesus' Name. VERSE: Acts 2:42 INTRO John 3:16 1 Jn. 3:16 Luke 10:27 Hebrews 12:1 I. FELLOWSHIP GIVES US A PICTURE OF GOD Romans 12:4-6 II. FELLOWSHIP MAKES US STRONGER Matt. 18:19-20 III. FELLOWSHIP PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT Hebrews 10:24-25 IV. FELLOWSHIP REMINDS US WE'RE NOT ALONE 1 Cor. 12:21 Ecc. 4:9-12 V. FELLOWSHIP HELPS US GROW 1 Cor. 14:26 __ ficfreno.com/give
41:05
July 3, 2018
FATHER'S DAY '18: Love, Live, Lead by Example
It goes without saying that it takes a village to raise your children. But miles beneath that perfectly curated hook is a nonstarter truth that gets lost in all the shuffle: Our fathers shape who we eventually become. Child-rearing is no easy task by any measure. While our moms stress over shielding us from the world, it is up to our dads to launch us to higher vistas. And they must perform such duty with equivalent grace and wit—or else it doesn’t really make any impact. Even our Heavenly Father has set a standard bar specifically catered for them, just so no one misses out. Exactly how, though? Pastor Joe’s input on the matter starts after the jump. LOVE, LIVE, LEAD BY EXAMPLE LOVE BY EXAMPLE 1 John 4:19 1 John 3:16 GOD CALLS US CHILDREN 1 John 3:1 INSTRUCTIONS TO PARENTS Eph. 6:4 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION OF THE LORD Proverbs 22:6 LIVE BY EXAMPLE 1 John 3:2-3 1 John 3:4-6 LOVE, LEAD BY EXAMPLE Deuteronomy 11:18-19 Deut. 6:4-5
 TESTING COMES Genesis 22:1-8 ___ ficfreno.com/give
1:01:58
June 20, 2018
Thou Shall Not Practice 'Selective Hearing'
Did you know that selective hearing is a legitimate psychological filtering our brain is physiologically capable of? Yes, our brain can't process all stimuli constantly bombarding us. But far from being an impairment, this voluntary choice of where we focus attention on ultimately falls on us. The church of Corinth wasn't resistant to this type of malingering when it comes to Paul's warning of false prophets—described by Pastor Joe for the next chapter of our series. Oddly enough, their habitual vices leave Paul greatly insecure. Wouldn’t you want to know how it feels to have someone care for you so much they hurt to see you pine after something…fake? THOU SHALL NOT PRACTICE ‘SELECTIVE HEARING’ 2 COR. 11:1-15 DO YOU BELONG TO GOD John 8:47 I. GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD 2 Cor. 11:1-2 Exo. 34:14 II. GREAT NEED FOR DISCERNMENT 2 Cor. 11:3-8 III. WARNING AGAINST FALSE PROPHETS Matt. 7:15 2 Cor. 11:9-15 2 Tim. 4:3 __ ficfreno.com fb.com/ficfreno instagram.com/ficfreno youtube.com/ficfreno
1:16:11
June 14, 2018
Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover
As imperfect people, we can be deceived by the appearance of a man, and we often measure how successful he is by what we see on the outside. This week's message tackles on how we can live a holy life by accepting one another instead of judging them first. This is the first step before we can start maturing in our walk with Jesus. Pastor Joe invites us to trust God and let His will be done in our lives. Press play for more DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER 2 COR. 10:7-17 I. EYES CAN BE DECEIVING 1 Samuel 16:6-7 IA. OUR EYES ARE BIASED TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN USED TO/PREFER 1 Samuel 10:23 (CSB) II. SELF-CONFIDENCE VS GOD-CONFIDENCE 1 Samuel 17:37-40 III. CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD = FAITH IN ACTION 1 Sam. 17:45-47 Ephesians 4:23-24 Romans 12:2 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 Matthew 28:19 Phil. 1:21-22 IV. MATURITY LEADS TO SPREADING GOSPEL 2 Cor. 10:15-16 TRACK US DOWN! Website: ficfreno.com Facebook: facebook.com/ficfreno Instagram: instagram.com/ficfreno YouTube: youtube.com/ficfreno
1:13:34
June 6, 2018
One Great Need, One Great Fear, & One Great Challenge
Have you seen this post lately? 'FEAR NOT' WAS MENTIONED 365 TIMES IN THE BIBLE It serves as preface to a life lived impenetrable to fear. While it is an encouraging, well-meaning thought—it's also a false statement. At best, King James' translation only offers at least 100 verses or so of this glamorized Christian fearlessness narrative. Nevertheless, hopefully our faith in Jesus can stand by itself without made-up stats on His true and unwavering identity and promise to us. This week, Pastor Kevin White shares a message about Christ's authenticity, so tangible it almost jumps right out of the pages and takes you away with it. We all manifest doubts despite a greater need to step out in faith. Yet you can't afford to miss out on this great challenge posed upon all of us. ONE GREAT NEED, ONE GREAT FEAR, ONE GREAT CHALLENGE Hebrews 12:1-2 ; 9-14 ________ Track us down! Web: ficfreno.com Facebook: facebook.com/ficfreno Instagram: instagram.com/ficfreno Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
48:09
June 1, 2018
Call for Obedience
Don’t you just wish on some days following Christ is like the film Yes Man (2008)? The movie’s premise is hinged on this cult ideology that there’s zero need for a complex formula to better your conditions or an excruciating ordeal to go through to succeed in life—you only ever need to say ‘Yes’ to everything, no matter how ludicrous it may sound at first. Pastor Joe takes us further in with this next installment of our series as he breaks out a back-to-back message on obedience. It's terrifying not knowing what’s around the corner or difficult, even, waiting for the going to stop being so tough. Be that as it may, could it be possible that, by proactively deciding to put yourself in full submission, you place yourself in the most liberating position in this world? It’s not that hard. You can live your most rewarding life today if you engage in this week’s sermon. CALL FOR OBEDIENCE 2 COR 10:1-6 NLT, NIV, NKJV I: OBEDIENCE =PROOF OF OUR LOVE FOR CHRIST JOHN 14:15 ; JOHN 14:21 [...]
1:03:40
May 22, 2018
MOTHER'S DAY '18: The Best Mother’s Day Gift…
Has this ever happened to you? Mother’s Day is fast approaching and somehow you just can’t come up with the perfect special gift to give your beloved mom. Unless you have an immaculate track record you maintain, you might have missed the mark on several years here and there. But what if we tell you the best Mother’s Day gift out there has zero calories, is gluten-free, and unbelievably dirt-cheap? Pastor Joe offers a scam-free, 100% money-back guaranteed present everyone can get today for absolutely $0 cost-shipping. Press that play button for more info. MOTHER’S DAY 2018: The Best Mother’s Day Gift… 2 TIMOTHY 1:5 (NIV, NLT, NKJV) I.THE BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IS: AN OBEDIENT CHILD Ephesians 6:1-3 - WHY? OBEDIENCE = BLESSINGS/SUCCESS Proverbs 13:13 - EXAMPLE OF A DISOBEDIENT CHILD Numbers 6:1-8 Judges 14:1-3 Judges 14:8-9 ; 15:15 Judges 16:17-19 II.EXAMPLE OF AN OBEDIENT CHILD: TIMOTHY 2 Timothy 1:5 * MIND YOUR TESTIMONY THROUGH YOUR LIFE Hebrews 12:1 Romans 6:13[...]
46:57
May 15, 2018
It's My Pleasure
Unbeknownst to many, the last book of the Harry Potter franchise befuddled critics and fans alike when it featured Matthew 6:21 in its plot line. Like the Bible verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,“ Pastor Joe urges us, this week, to ruminate on things we give value to. Do our offerings reflect whom we place our reliance on? Are we able to genuinely say “It’s my pleasure,” when God asks of our participation in matters of His Kingdom? IT'S MY PLEASURE 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1-15 NLT, NKJV, NIV INTRO: A) IF, WHAT, WHY, HOW: 1 JOHN 3:16-18 B) THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM: MATTHEW 6:21 / MATTHEW 19:21 I: GRACE GIVING: 2 COR 8:1-5 IA: SACRIFICIAL GIVING: MARK 12:41-44 II: PART OF GROWTH / MATURITY: 2 COR 8:6-7 IIA: FOLLOW CHRIST' EXAMPLE: 2 COR 8:8-9 IIB: BE TRUE TO YOUR PROMISES: 2 COR 8:10-11 III: GIVE AS YOU ARE BLESSED: 2 COR 8:11-13 IV: O.T. GIVING VS GRACE GIVING V: SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS TO OTHER BELIEVERS: 2 COR 8:14-15 VA: IN GOD WE TRUST: 1 TIMOTHY 6:17-19

58:05
May 12, 2018
Looking Into the Heart of God
Shortly after its launch in 1990, NASA discovered that the billion-dollar initiative Hubble Telescope had a lens problem when photos it took of the Milky Way came back blurry. Richard Fennimore pleads a case against our complacency when it comes to God’s call to holiness. How come our perception and awe of our God come back dull and blurry? How come it takes only searing pain for us to peer underneath our sinful habits? Is it possible that we have our own personal lens flaw…and not know it? This week's sermon is an eye-opener, don't miss it. TITLE: LOOKING INTO THE HEART OF GOD 2 Corinthians 7:1-16 2 Corinthians 12:14-17 Titus 1:5 John 16:8-9 Proverbs 3:12 Proverbs 8:10-11 1 John 1:9 Titus 1:10-11 __________________ Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
1:24:20
May 1, 2018
Being and Doing Everything for God
They say worship is a lifestyle, in such a large scale that it hijacks your weekend plans, sabotages the habitual decisions you used to make and interferes with your regularly scheduled program called Life. An insidious operant takes over a Christian’s life if a disconnect between what he does on weekdays and how he serves on the weekends exists. Pastor Joe takes a series break detour this week as he lifts the rug and exhibits the dirt we all sweep under it from time to time and, importantly—having that legitimate information—what next steps should we allow our God to do in us. Title: BEING AND DOING EVERYTHING FOR GOD 2 SAMUEL 11:1-27 & MARK 4:35-40 INTRODUCTION: COLOSSIANS 1:10 JEREMIAH 17:9 PROV 4:20-23 *BEING WHERE GOD WANTS US TO BE: 2 SAMUEL 11:1 *NOT BEING WHERE GOD WANTS US CAN LEAD TO SIN: 2 SAMUEL 11:2-3 *GUARD YOUR EYES! MATTHEW 6:22-23 *COMPLACENCY = SIN= DEATH 2 SAMUEL 11:4-5 *DESIRE = SIN = DEATH JAMES 1:13-15 *CHANGE YOUR DESIRES! PSALM 37:4 *BEING WITH JESUS...
57:20
April 24, 2018
Why Not?
Jesus clearly said that He came that we may have life and enjoy it to the fullest. There were no hidden caveats—He was not talking about this seemingly far and ahead afterlife we all long to get to someday but, instead, this * right now* life that we live. But also, God expects us to live a life of purity and holiness in such an extreme way that we shine as beacons of hope to this sinister world. How do you find a happy medium, if in the midst of all the conflicting messages you hear in this day and age, all lines are blurred and any information can be polished, twisted and Christianized? WHY NOT press play and we’ll let Pastor Joe navigate you through the nitty gritty of this week’s continuation of our journey through the Book of 2nd Corinthians? TITLE: WHY NOT? 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14,7:1 INTRODUCTION: THE BIG "IF'S" & "WHY'S" JOHN 14:15 LUKE 9:23 "IT" BEGINS IN THE MIND ROMANS 12:2 I: GOD'S COMMAND 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14 IA) THE FIRST COMMAND EVER GENESIS 2:17 II: SOME THINGS JUST DON'T..
1:15:58
April 22, 2018
Marked for Life
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. The very first motion picture of Spider-Man has cemented what probably is the most tired quote of all time: “With great power comes great responsibility.” What it entails is this huge, unspoken obligation expected from anyone gifted with extraordinary capabilities. This week, we discover exactly what extraordinary bearing we receive when we come to know our Savior. Press that play button for more. Title: MARKED FOR LIFE. 2 COR 6:3-10 NIV, NLT, & NKJV INTRODUCTION: DID YOU KNOW? DEUTERONOMY 7:9 I: DO NOT BE A STUMBLING BLOCK 2 COR 6:3 II: SHOW JESUS THROUGH OUR LIVES 2 COR 6:4-6, 8-10 FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GALATIANS 5:22-26 PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD EPHESIANS ‪6:14-17‬ PLUS PRAY EPHESIANS 6:18 III: NOT BY OUR POWER, BUT BY GOD'S POWER! 2 CORINTHIANS 6:7  QUESTION FOR YOU: NUMBERS 11:23  RELY ON GOD'S POWER!  JEREMIAH 32:17
41:48
April 22, 2018
RESURRECTION SUNDAY '18: Spoiler Alert—The Tomb is Empty!
In this day and age, information is open-access. But imagine being alive during the first century, when mere mention of Christ’s Name comes with risk; when grieving for a death of a son, a brother or a friend is punishable by law. Can we sincerely pledge our allegiance to this self-proclaimed Messiah who, despite His magnanimous promises of eternal life, simply…died? Will we ever be ready to find out, three days later, that His tomb would have been empty? TITLE: SPOILER ALERT; THE TOMB IS EMPTY! MAIN VERSE: LUKE 24:1-12 / 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3-8, 14-22 THE TOMB IS EMPTY: LUKE 24:1-6, 24:7-9, 24:10-12 THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION: 1 COR 15:14,17, 21-22 I: I: JUST AS IT WAS WRITTEN: MATTHEW 20:17-19 PSALM 22& 69, ISAIAH 50,52 & 53 1 CORINTHIANS 15:3 II: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:5-8 LUKE 24:36-39 III: EVIDENCE INVESTIGATED: SIR LIONEL LUCKHOO HANS VON CAMPENHAUSEN LEE STROBEL TOMB IS EMPTY: NOW WHAT? GALATIANS 2:20 CHRIST IS RISEN, LIVE FOR HIM! ROMANS 6:7-8
56:44
April 21, 2018
Grace and Truth: God's Policy and Orientation
How do you sail a ship and dock it successfully? You orient yourself in the right direction and you consistently sail forward, according to your measured bearings. This metaphor is analogous of Richard Fennimore's take on the perilous, legalistic stance even some vet Christians are not immune of taking. Avoid other various, common traps. Learn how to navigate #GodsPlan and policy in this week's Palm Sunday message. Title: GRACE AND TRUTH: God's Policy and Orientation 2 CORINTHIANS SERIES / 2 COR 5:10-6:02 Ministry of Reconciliation 1 John 1:17 Galatians 5:22-23 Doctrine of Unlimited Atonement 1 Timothy 4:10 1 John 2:2 Matthew 4:4 Psalm 1:2 Genesis 2:17 Ephesians 4:10 _______________________________________ Track us down! Website: https://www.ficfreno.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: https://youtube.com/ficfreno
March 28, 2018
The Promissory Note
Just accepted Christ into your life? What's next and what do we do now to please God with our actions? We find our way out of the woods this week and get an intimate know-how on proper service as new creations with our new body in Christ for God's glory and what we get out of that exactly. Title: THE PROMISSORY NOTE 2 COR 5:1-11 Introduction:2 COR 4:16-18 I: THE NEW BODY 2 COR 5:1-8 IA: OUR GOAL IS PLEASE GOD WITH OUR BODY / LIFE 2 COR 5:9 ROMANS 14:15-18 COLOSSIANS 1:10 1 THESSALONIANS 4:1 II: JUDGEMENT SEAT OF CHRIST 2 COR 5:10-11 1 COR 3:10-15 III: RECEIVE THE REWARD 1 COR 9:25 JAMES 1:12 1 PETER 5:4 2 TIMOTHY 4:5-8 ********************************** Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
March 18, 2018
Part of the Game
This week's sermon attempts to unravel God's mysterious intent on providing pain in this world. Pastor Joe carefully drives us home to the point: We ought to focus our energy on propagating God's Word throughout our personal frontiers. Fix your eyes so far ahead into the unseen and encounter Jesus. Title: PART OF THE GAME MAIN VERSE: 2 COR 4:7-18 INTRODUCTION: GOD'S POWER IN JARS OF CLAY 2 COR 4:7 I: GOD'S POWER NOT OURS JOHN 15:5 PHILIPPIANS 4:13 1 COR 1:26-29 II: WE ARE LIKE JARS OF CLAY 2 TIMOTHY 2:20-21 III: LIFE OF CHALLENGES 2 COR 4:8-9 IIIA: WE SHARE IN HIS SUFFERINGS & GLORY 2 COR 4:11-12 ROMANS 8:17 IV: TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL 2 COR 4:13-15 V: FIX OUR EYES ON THE UNSEEN 2 COR 4:16-18 VA: FIX OUR EYES AND HEART ON CHRIST COLOSSIANS 3:1-4 ********************************** Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
March 12, 2018
By the Power of God
How do you tap into God's unlimited power? Pastor Joe delves deeper into our series: The Book of 2nd Corinthians and plays out this dynamic between the Spirit and our capacity to choose to stay behind the eponymous veil Jesus has already torn apart. Podcast is now up on your native resource. Title: By the Power of God Main Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 INTRODUCTION: GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT THE HOLY SPIRIT REVEALS THE TRUTH: JESUS John 16:6-15 POWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1-2 I: WHEN THE VEIL IS NOT REMOVED: 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 1 Corinthians 1:18 1 Corinthians 2:14 IA: YOU BELONG TO THE ENEMY: EPHESIANS 2:2 II: LIGHT= JESUS CHRIST 2 Cor 4:5-6 IIA: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT ACTS 26:18 III: WHEN THE VEIL IS REMOVED: 2 Corinthians 3:18 IIIA: CHANGED INTO HIS IMAGE: EPHESIANS 4:17-24 *********************** Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
March 5, 2018
VALENTINE'S DAY '18: I Love You
Come and revisit Pastor Joe's post-dated Valentine's day message.We take a break from our series with a message about love that comes out tomorrow! Be on the lookout for release on our YouTube and Facebook page! This podcast is available on your native podcast resource! >> NOTES: MAIN VERSE: 1 JOHN 4:7-12 INTRODUCTION: FIRST FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GALATIANS 5:22-23 I: GOD'S PROOF OF HIS LOVE TO US: 1 JOHN 4:9-10 ROMANS 5:8-10 OUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S LOVE: 1 JOHN 3:16 1 JOHN 4:11 II: PROOF OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD = OBEDIENCE JOHN 14:15 1 JOHN 5:1-2 III: PROOF THAT WE KNOW GOD 1 JOHN 4:7-8 1 JOHN 4:12 IIIA: HIS COMMAND = LOVE ONE ANOTHER JOHN 13:34-35 ________________ Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
February 28, 2018
The Greater Glory of the Holy Life
'What fuels your drive to serve the Kingdom?' This is Richard Fennimore's loaded premise for this week's installment of the 2nd Book of Corinthians. The punch? Recalibrate your scale. Gauge your Kingdom progress in the satisfaction of how glorious you have elevated the Lord's Name in your organic willingness to go after His own heart. ____________________ Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/ficfreno/
February 20, 2018
Show Me Your Proof
The jig is up. This week's sermon unwraps a universal deception we all tell ourselves from time to time: I'm good enough. Intrigued? Listen to this week's podcast. >> NOTES: MAIN VERSE: 2 COR 3:1-3 CSB INTRODUCTION: BELIEVER BEWARE MATTHEW 7:15-20 I: WE ARE THE LIVING PROOF 2 COR 3:1-2 IA: IT IS GOD'S WILL EPHESIANS 2:10 & ROMANS 8:29 II: BY THE HOLY SPIRIT 2 COR 3:3 IIA: HOLY SPIRIT = NEW HEART EZEKIEL 11:19 & EZEKIEL 36:26 IIB: NEW HEART = NEW LIFE ROMANS 6:1-5 IIC: NEW LIFE = DEAD TO SIN ROMANS 6:6-11 III: A LIFE GLORIFYING TO GOD 2 COR 3:2 LUKE 9:23 & GALATIANS 2:20 _________________ Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/ficfreno/
February 12, 2018
A Matter of Life and Death
Pastor Joe presents to us a harsh reality of a dying church. He challenges us to do what Jesus has told us and follow in obedience to live holy and blameless. Not only that, be active, move and be ready to be a part of God's work in this world. Verse: 2 COR 2:12-17 SUPPORTING VERSES: PSALM 42:5 1 PETER 3:15 __________________ Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/ficfreno/
February 5, 2018
The Viewpoint of God
This week, Richard Fennimore takes a step deeper inside the Book of 2 Corinthians and unearths a heart issue on integrity. _________________ Track us down! Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: youtube.com/ficfreno
January 29, 2018
By the Will of God
Welcome to a brand new series! The following weeks will be spent poring over virtues found in Paul's second letter to Corinth. We hope you find these messages encouraging! Pastor Joe's take on passionate submission under God's will is now available on your native podcast resource! 2 CORINTHIANS SERIES / 2 COR 1:1-11 INTRODUCTION: 2 COR 1:1-2 I. GOD CHOOSES AND HIS WILL STANDS John 15:16 Jeremiah 1:5 Galatians 1:15-16 IA: God Chose Paul Acts 9:15 II: GOD IS OUR COMFORTER 2 COR 1:3-5 MATTHEW 5:11 IIA: GOD WORKS ROM 8:28 IIB: TRIALS BRING MATURITY 2 COR 1:6-7 JAMES 1:2-4 IIC: SO THAT WE RELY ON HIM 2 COR 1:8-9 * NOT OUR POWER BUT HIS JOHN 15:5 & PHILIPPIANS 4:13 III: PLACE OUR HOPE IN JESUS 2 COR 1:10 2 TIM 1:9 IIIA: WE PRAY FOR HELP AND HELP BY PRAYING 2 COR 2:11 IIIB: PRAY FOR ALL THE SAINTS EPHESIANS 6:18 MATTHEW 18:20 JOHN 16:7 _______ Website: www.ficfreno.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficfreno/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/ficfreno/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/ficfreno/
January 22, 2018
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