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Be Ready (Part 2)

Wray Nazarene

A Condition of the Heart
We continue our series in Nehemiah and this week focus on chapter 5.  There is a special testimony given by Ray Tucker at the beginning regarding the role church has played in his life. It fits well with the direction of the message this week where we discover that the internal problem Nehemiah is dealing with is really not the problem.
September 07, 2021
"Be Devoted To Prayer" - Pastor Curt Lapp
Pastor Curt challenges us to to be devoted to prayer to be properly connected to God.
August 31, 2021
Be Ready (Part 2)
This message is a continuation of the part 1 and we look at how despite the distractions and the oppositions we must keep the main thing the main thing.  We also discover that we are called to be ready and be vigilant for the opposition around us.
August 23, 2021
"Deep" - Pastor Chris Rose
Pastor Chris shares a message from Psalm 77 about allowing our disappointment with God to move us to a deeper relationship with Him.
August 17, 2021
Be Ready ( Part 1)
This week we look at Nehemiah 4.  We discover that opposition is beginning and builds against Nehemiah and the Jews and what their response to it was.
August 12, 2021
Nehemiah: Rise & Build "Find Your Place"
This week we learn that there is a place for everyone to join in the good work God has called us to.
August 03, 2021
Nehemiah: Rise & Build "The Response"
In week two of our series we discover that Nehemiah's response to the stirring of God was the right one.  We are challenged to follow in similar footsteps to properly respond to the leading of God inner own lives and the life of the church.
July 25, 2021
Nehemiah: Rise & Build "The Stirring"
We are beginning a new series out of the book of Nehemiah.  In week one we see how God stirred Nehemiah's heart and what his response was to the movement of God in his life.
July 18, 2021
Pastor Chris Rose gives a message on this 4th July about the true freedom that is available to each one of us.
July 04, 2021
Questions From Jesus - " Do You Want To Get Well?"
In John chapter 5, Jesus encounters a man who has been paralyzed for 38 years and asks him this important question.  We discover how this seemingly simple question has great implications for the paralytic and for us today.
April 21, 2021
Questions From Jesus - "Who Do You Seek?"
We begin a new sermon series - "Questions From Jesus".  This series begins in John 20 after the resurrection of Jesus with Mary Magdalene at the tomb where Jesus asks Mary 2 important questions.
April 13, 2021
Now's The Time...Maybe Tomorrow?
In week 3 of our sermon series, "New Mercies", we look at how procrastination effects our lives.  We look at the life of Saul in 1 Samuel 9 and 17 and discover how procrastination affected his relationship with God.
January 26, 2021
New Mercies: No Pain, No Gain
In part two of our series we discuss the invitation God gives us to change and what should be the motivation for the change in our lives.
January 19, 2021
New Mercies: What Time Is It?
We begin a new sermon series entitled "New Mercies".  This four-week series explores the difficulties of change in the Christian life. Through understanding procrastination, sanctification, and the power of cultivating spiritual habits, we see the life-giving process of change in the Christian life. This message is titled "What Time Is it?", and comes from the text of Ecclesiastes 3:1-14.
January 12, 2021
Let Us...362 Days of Opportunity in 2021
Pastor Curt Lapp gives this week message that challenges us in this new year to become the people and the church that God calls us to be.
January 04, 2021
#43 A Royal New Year
Pastor Chris Rose gives us a challenging message about setting ourselves up to be all God desires us to be going into this new year.
December 27, 2020
#42 Advent Week 4: Love
 This is the final message of our Advent Series.  This week's message focuses on how we have to understand God's concept of love to be able to respond to others in love.  God's expressed love toward us allows to begin this process.  God's expressed love toward us allows us to understand his concept of love, when then compels us to love. Our scripture passages are Mark 12:28-34 and Mark 15:11-32
December 20, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 19 - How Do We Live Out Joy In The World?
The Father's joy and desire is for all to come to know him.    Does His joy match your joy?  Can you give a reason for the hope you have?  Who could you share it with?   The scripture passages for today are:  Matthew 28:19-20  1 Peter 3:15 1 John 4:19
December 19, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 18
God CHOOSES to work out his purposes and plans THROUGH us…and those plans, his purposes, always involve people. Our scriptures for today are: 1 Corinthians 13:7 Proverbs 22:6 Exodus 20:12 Philemon 1:7 Romans 13:10
December 18, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 17 - How Do We Live Out Joy?
Jesus' purpose and mission was to set us free and live in a new identity. How has Jesus changed you? How has your identity changed? Our scripture passages for today are: Luke 4:18 2 Corinthians 5:17 Romans 15:13
December 17, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 16 - The Source Of Joy
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus modeled joy for us. Can you think of some ways that Jesus did that?  What was the source of Jesus' joy?  What is the source of your joy?  Is there something hindering your source of joy today?   Our scriptures for today are:  Hebrews 12:2 Mark 4:19 John 7:38
December 16, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 15 - Why Joy?
Why is joy so important? What does joy reveal about us to others?  Our scripture passages are:  Philippians 4:4  Psalm 47:1  James 1:2-3
December 15, 2020
#42 Advent Sermon Series - Joy
Everyone longs for joy that lasts. Jesus brings the joy we need, but we must be willing to come to him to receive it. But what is joy? It’s an attitude God’s people adopt, not because of happy circumstances, but because of their hope in God’s love and promise. The joy of God’s people is not determined by their struggles but by their future destiny. A copy of the sermon notes can be found here. For more information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, please visit our Facebook page or website!
December 14, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 14 - What is Joy?
What is joy?   We often lose our joy...What happens when you run out of Joy?   Our scriptures for today are:  Psalm 105:43  Luke 2:10  Acts 13:52  Romans 15:13  2 Cor. 6:10  Philippians 4:4-7
December 14, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 13 - A Hindrance To Peace
How are you doing today? Are you full of peace or has busyness taken a hold of your life? Our scripture passage for today is Luke 10:38-42
December 13, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 12 - How Do We Take Peace To The World?
Humility helps us to walk with Jesus and share His message of hope and reconciliation.  Scriptures for today are:  Philippians 2:1-11  2 Corinthians 5:17-21  Matthew 5:9
December 12, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 11 - How Do We Live In Peace With Others?
Living in peace with others means we have to do the hard work of forgiving the hurt and hostility we have experienced.  Our scripture passages are:  Ephesians 2:13-16  Colossians 3:12-17 Psalm 29:11
December 11, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 10 - How Do We Experience Peace?
Today we talk about the things that stand in the way of us experiencing the peace Jesus wants us to have. Our scriptures for today are: Luke 7:36-50 Luke 19:1-10
December 10, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 9 - The Source of Peace
Today we talk about Jesus as our mediator, the bridge between us and God, the one promised through the prophet Isaiah.  Jesus as our mediator allows us to experience eternal peace because of His forgiveness.   Our scripture passages are:  Isaiah 9:6  John 14:27 John 16:33 Psalm 32:1-5
December 09, 2020
Advent Devotional Day 8 - Why Peace?
Why is peace so important?  What is God's desire for peace?  Does our lives reflect God's peace in us? Our scriptures for today: Romans 14:17Psalm 46:10
December 08, 2020
#41 Advent Sermon Series - Peace
John’s message prepared people for Jesus’s arrival, which would bring peace. The world longs for salvation—for the coming of peace, when all is made right in our lives and in the world.  During Advent, we are called again to bring the foretaste of the Prince of Peace’s salvation into our areas of influence. This week we are challenged to engage in the pathway to peace, participate in the work of peace and lastly, live in peace.  Our passage this week comes from Luke 3:1-7
December 07, 2020
Advent Devotional - Day 7
Here is the advent devotional for day 7.  On Sunday we focused on the theme of peace and our devotionals this week will continue our focus on peace.  I'm praying you are encouraged! -PB Scripture passages for today are: Genesis 1:31 Psalm 4:8 Psalm 34:14 Matthew 8:23-27
December 07, 2020
Advent Devotional - Day 3
In today's devotional, we talk about the source for our hope.  We discover how our earthly hope differs from the hope we have in God. Our scripture passages come from Romans 8:28-31 and Lamentations 3:19-26
December 03, 2020
Advent Devotional - Day 2
"This is our Day 2 Advent Devotional podcast.  I'm praying that you encounter God in significant ways during this time!"  - PB Why Hope?  What makes hope so important for us as followers of Christ?  What does God want us to understand about hope? Our scripture passages are: John 1:14 Ephesians 2:8 1 Peter 1:3-5 Luke 1:18-25
December 02, 2020
Advent Devotionals - Day 1
Today we look at the meaning of advent and also talk about hope.  Today's scripture passages are Hebrews 6:11-12, 10:22-23, 11:1, and Luke 1:5-17 Take your time and engage with your family through this time.  - PB
December 02, 2020
#40 Advent Sermon Series - Hope
We begin this series understanding the the intent of advent and how this is an important part of celebrating the birth and expected return of Christ.  At Advent and Christmas time, we tend to focus on the birth of Jesus, but we miss something significant if we don't look to his return. This week we look at the importance of hope and learn the importance of understanding the proper spiritual practice of hope.  God is a God of hope who calls us to look beyond the circumstance and trust again in his promises.  Our scripture passage is Luke 21:25-36
November 30, 2020
#39 Dependent: He Knows
This week's message is a continuation of our series called Dependent.  Our passage comes from Psalm 139:1-12 and we talk about how when we feel alone, we can be thankful we have a God who knows us intimately and sees us constantly.  We can trust God with our life and future because his intimate knowledge of us shows him to be trustworthy. For more information about Wray Church of the nazarene, please visit our website and Facebook page.
November 18, 2020
#38 Dependent: Restored
We begin a new series this week entitled Dependent.  This message comfort from Psalm 107:1-14.  We talk about how God’s mercy is cause for thanksgiving and when we cry out to him, he can restore us, even when our troubles are the result of our own sin. For more information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, visit our website or Facebook page.
November 18, 2020
#37 - Missing Out
This week's message comes from a passage out of Nehemiah 6 and we look at Nehemiah's simple but profound one sentence prayer.   For more information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, please visit our website and Facebook page.
November 04, 2020
Truth and Love
This week we worked our way through the letter of 2 John.  We discovered how truth and love are interconnected in our response to the truth, how we need to guard the truth and what we do with it moving forward. For more information about Wray Nazarene, visit our website and Facebook page.
October 28, 2020
Partnering With God
This week we discover how created us to partner with Him, how we are all called to do the work of ministry and how looking to Jesus ensures we are good partners. The sermon slides can be found here. More information about Wray Church of the Nazarene can be found on our website and Facebook page.
October 20, 2020
It's All about Perspective
This week we learn how our difficulties produce qualities in our life that God wants to use for a purpose.  Our scripture is 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, and 16-18. More information about Wray Church of the Nazarene can be found on our website and Facebook page.
October 20, 2020
Learning to Look Forward
We just celebrated our church's 100 year anniversary!  That's a big deal!  We want to honor our past, acknowledge our present, but learn to be looking forward. The sermon slides can be found here. More information about Wray Church of the Nazarene can be found on our website and Facebook page.
October 07, 2020
Pastor Chris Rose - Finding Courage in the Face of Uncertainty
This week Pastor Chris shares a message from Joshua 1:5-9 on how the certainty of God's promises can give us courage when we are faced with uncertainty. Here are the sermon slides. For more information about Wray Church of the Nazarene, visit our website and Facebook page.
October 07, 2020
Start Here
This week we finish our study in Colossians and look at Paul's encouragement in 4:2-6 and 12 to pray with earnest for the work of the Gospel in our lives and the ministry of the church. Sermon slides are available here. For more information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, visit our website and Facebook page.
October 07, 2020
Pathway To Excellence
This weeks message is a continuation of our study through Colossians.  This message focuses on chapter 3:18-24 where we discover the keys that lead to a pathway of excellence in our lives and in the life of the church. Here are the message slides. For more information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, visit our website or Facebook page.
October 07, 2020
Pastor Curt Lapp - Now What?! God Provides Disruptions
Pastor Curt Lapp shares a message this week from Colossians 3 about how God uses disruptions to bring us back to Him. Message slides are available here. For more information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, Visit our website: and our Facebook page.
October 07, 2020
Bear Fruit & Multiply
Thank you for listening to week 2 of our study through Colossians. This week we look at Colossians 1:3-14 and discover Paul's prayer for the church for the Gospel to bear fruit in the believer's life. Sermon slides are available here. For more Information on Wray Church of the Nazarene, Visit our Website : and our Facebook page.
October 07, 2020
Compelled To Urgency
This episode begins our series through Colossians.  This week we look at Colossians 1:24 through 2:5.  Does the Gospel compel you to urgency? Click here for the link to the message slides. You can find out more about Wray Church of the Nazarene by visiting: Our Website Facebook
October 07, 2020
Hope Beyond The Norm
This week's message is a continuation of our sermon series "Beyond The Norm".  This week we look at the story of Jesus healing the paralytic man in Mark 2 and how hope radically transforms our lives and impacts the lives of those around us.
July 22, 2020
A Heart Beyond The Norm
This week we look at Matthew 5:21-26 and how Jesus "one-ups" the law to help us understand why God made the law and how it points to how our hearts need to be changed in the process. Click here for sermon notes.
July 21, 2020
Faith Beyond The Norm
This week we look at a faith sourced in the wonder of God moves us to respond to God beyond the norm. Luke 9:14-29, Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29 Click here for sermon notes.
July 21, 2020
Beyond The Norm
We begin a new sermon series entitled "Beyond The Norm".  We begin by looking at Luke 7:1-10 and look at how going beyond the norm allows God to disrupt our lives and the lives of others to reveal his love for us and move us to love others. Click here for sermon notes.
July 21, 2020
Father's Day - Leaving A Legacy
This week's message comes from 1 Chronicles 28:9-10 where we are challenged as dads and as believers and followers of Jesus, in the legacy we leave behind us. Click here for sermon notes.
July 20, 2020
New Heart, New Hope
This week's message comes from Ezekiel 36:24-32.  We discover how God's desire to give us a new heart gives us new hope in living in relationship with him. Sermon Notes
June 22, 2020
The Way
This weeks message comes from Luke 4:18-21 and Romans 12:9-21.  We discuss how understanding the Gospel frames our love and life in response. Sermon Notes
June 22, 2020
The Power of Influence - Chris Rose
Chris Rose shares with us the power of influence we have when we are walking with Jesus from Matthew 5:13-16 Sermon Notes
June 22, 2020
Failure Is Not An Option - Curt Lapp
Curt Lapp gave this weeks message from Hosea 11:1-9.  Curt challenged us in our walk with the Lord in understanding His great love for us.
June 10, 2020
Joy In Giving
We conclude our series out of the book of Philippians with a message that helps us understand the joy of giving through the context of contentment, fellowship and God's supply
June 09, 2020
Joy in Living
This week we discover the joy we can experience in living a life the way Jesus intended from Philippians chapter 4:2-9.  We look at relationships, circumstances and our thinking and how these areas affect our joy
May 15, 2020
Joy In Believing
This week we learn how Paul encourages believers in Philippians 3 to keep pressing on toward the goal, to live different, to pursue holiness and to transfer our citizenship.
May 14, 2020
Joy In Serving
This week we discover the joy in serving from Philippians chapter 2, when we have the right motivation and work in unity in serving God together.
May 14, 2020
Joy in Suffering
We begin a new sermon series entitled "Joy" from the book of Philippians.  This week we discover the perspective we should embrace when we find ourselves enduring difficult times and what God wants to produce from it.  
April 21, 2020
Life After Resurrection
What was life like after the resurrection for the disciples and how does that fit with us today?
April 14, 2020
Two Kingdoms
During this Palm Sunday, we study the passage from Matthew 21:1-11.  We see Jesus' entry into the city compared to how the Roman army entered.  We discuss the difference between the two kingdoms and what choice this gives us today.   Wray Nazarene Website Wray Nazarene Facebook Wray Nazarene YouTube
April 06, 2020
What's Love Got To Do With It?
This is the final message from the "We Are Family" series from 1 John chapters 4 & 5.  This week we learn that because of our identity in Jesus Christ, we are compelled to respond in love to one another.
March 30, 2020
Who We Are!
This message is part 3 of our sermon series "We Are Family" from the book of 1 John 3.  In this chapter we discover our identity through Christ and how that should compel us to continue walking in the light. Here is the link to this weeks message slides. Check out or website, Facebook page and YouTube channel for more info about us and view our services online.  
March 24, 2020
He Is Able!
This message is a continuation in our series "We Are Family".  We talk about about the sovereignty of God and what our response to it should look like.   Connect with us on Facebook!
March 16, 2020
Do You Belong?
This week we continue our series "We Are Family" from the book of 1 John.  This week we talk about how the are to remain in Jesus and how the truth needs to permeate every area of our lives.  This is a link to this week's message slides: Stay connected with us on Facebook!
March 14, 2020
Walking With Jesus
Walking with Jesus compels is to walk as he did, love as he did, grow in our relationship and adopt his perspective. Here is a link to the message slides from this week’s message:
March 02, 2020
Walk In The Light
This is the first message from our new sermon series, "We Are Family".  This week we talk about how fellowship with God and one another begins with walking in the light and come from 1 John 1:5 - 2:2. Here is a link to the message slides for this message: Walk In The Light
February 24, 2020
Despite Their Fear...
This is our final message from our "New Beginnings" series from Ezra 3:1-3.  In this episode, we learn about the different types of fear that have an affect on our lives and what our response to them should be.  The message slides are available here.  Thank you for listening!
February 17, 2020
We continue our series of "New Beginnings" out of Ezra 3 with a message about being committed to God and His word.
February 11, 2020
Unity God's Way
We talk about how God defines unity and what that should look like in our lives and our church from Ezra 3.
February 11, 2020
New Beginnings
This is the first sermon of our new pastor Ben Beckner.  New beginnings are in store for our church as we look at Ezra 3:1-3 and discover how the Israelites experienced their new beginnings and that can guide us today.
February 11, 2020