The Orchard Church

The Orchard Church

By The Orchard Church
This is The Orchard Church, a podcast where the Word of God is taught to point people to Jesus Christ and help them to look more like Him.
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Forgotten God: The Helper
Jesus said to his disciples in John 16 that it is better to have the Holy Spirit in them than to have Him right beside them. It is better that He leaves, so that they may receive the Holy Spirit. The name Jesus gave for the Holy Spirit in John 14:16 is the Greek word Parakletos, which may be translated into English as "comforter", "counselor", “advocate”, or "helper". The Holy Spirit is like a funnel through whom all the blessings of God come to us. Whatever God has for us and does in our life He does it through the person and the work of the Holy Spirit. This sermon will characterize how the Holy Spirit is our preeminent helper and illustrate how to align yourself with the Holy Spirit's work in your life.
37:52
October 1, 2018
Forgotten God: Experiencing the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God’s promise and assurance that he will finish what he has started in us. He is the foretaste of heaven. That means we can ask for and experience His presence. This sermon will explain and illustrate how to position yourself to experience His presence and power and love.
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September 24, 2018
Forgotten God: Pentecostal Power
The advent of the Holy Spirit changed things forever. At Pentecost, the promised Holy Spirit came in a powerful way that seized the people of Jerusalem. The arrival was accompanied by powerful signs and the question that was raised is the question we will seek to answer today– what does this mean? The advent of the Holy Spirit was the beginning of the last days, vindicated Jesus Christ, and forever changed the way we relate to God.
36:46
September 17, 2018
Forgotten God: Ours For The Asking
Throughout the history of Christianity, we often forget that God is a triune God. He is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Some Christians seem to show little evidence that they have any theology of the Spirit while others seem to emphasize the Spirit at the expense of other biblical doctrines. What seems clear is that few Christians have it quite right. This sermon series seeks to clarify and provide people with a better understanding of what Scripture says about The Holy Spirit. This first sermon establishes The Holy Spirit is a person and answers the question, "Is having The Holy Spirit better than having Jesus in the flesh?"
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September 13, 2018
Family Strong - We Are Family
Family Strong sermon series has been primarily focused on the nuclear family, but today as the series concludes we will look at the staggering way that Jesus reorients what it means to be family. In Mark 3:31-35, Jesus says some things about the family that would have been shocking to those listening. Jesus’ teaching about family relationships was so radical that it seemed to threaten the most important human institution. However, Jesus does not teach that human relationships have no value, only that they must be subordinated to spiritual relations. Listen in on how the church family, can be Family Strong.
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September 3, 2018
Family Strong - Parental Authority
People are naturally rebellious, and our autonomy assaults authority. We don’t like anyone telling us what to do. The question of authority is answered clearly by Jesus when he delivered his Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. The stunning thing that we find in that passage is that Jesus’ authority is about making disciples. Parental authority is part of God’s design. This sermon discusses that authority and how parents can practically live out that authority in a loving and God-centered way.
38:52
August 27, 2018
Family Strong - Parental Blessing
God blessed His creation. God blessed Abraham. Issac blessed his son Jacob. Blessings are seen throughout Scripture but how do I bless my children? Listen in to get that answer.
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August 22, 2018
Family Strong - Parenting Fears & Failure
What makes a strong family today? In this sermon series, we’ll try to answer that question from God’s Word. We’ll talk about family worship, giving the family blessing, family fears and authority in the family.
38:47
August 14, 2018
Family Strong - Family Worship
This sermon is a table discussion between Pastor Sam Shaw & John Nix on how you can create a worship culture of the Lord in your home. Their discussion is based upon Deut. 6:4-7; Psalm 78:1-8; Eph. 6:1-4; and 2 Tim. 1:5; 3:14-15.
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August 8, 2018
The Lord's Prayer: For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, Forever.
Who is the king of your life? Who is your source of strength when the going gets tough? Who do you brag about to others? Who is calling the shots in your life? Is it God or someone or something else to which you answered these questions? Listen to this most recent sermon podcast to see why our first answer to these questions should always be God.
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July 31, 2018
The Lord's Prayer: And Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Does God tempt us? Why does it mean when Jesus' prays that we are not lead into temptation? This sermon on Matthew 6:13 answers these questions and many more on temptation and how it is connected with prayer.
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July 23, 2018
The Lord's Prayer: And Forgive Us Our Debts, As...
Forgiven people are forgiving people. This sermon discusses what it means to forgive people as expressed in The Lord's Prayer (Matt. 6:12; 18:21-35 ESV).
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July 17, 2018
The Lord's Prayer: Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread
This is the very first sermon to be posted by The Orchard Church. This sermon focuses on what did Jesus mean when he prayed, "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matt. 6:11).
37:54
July 10, 2018
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