The Beals Advent Christian Church

"...by the grace of God, I am what I am. A husband, a dad, a pastor, a photographer & a sinner saved by grace..."

Welcome! I'm glad you've stopped by. Here you'll find weekly sermon content, recommended resources, thoughts & musings from Josh Blackstone, Pastor of the Beals AC Church.
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Who is This Jesus?: A Study of the Dynamic Gospel of Mark

Follow Me - Mark 1:16-20


***Note - The first message in this series was not recorded.  We will be attempting to re-record the message and post it at a later date.***

This is the second message in Chapter One of the Gospel of Mark in the series, “Who is This Jesus?”.  Taken from Mark 1:16-20, we examine Jesus beginning his public ministry and the call to the first disciples:  Peter, Andrew, James and John.  In a world that seeks to fix our attention on itself, we see the extraordinary power of God at work that would meet people where they are and break through to quicken us to spiritual life and cause them to drop everything to follow Jesus. 

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24/7: Faith That Comes Alive

Steadfast - James 5:10-11


***Note - Due to some processing errors, the sermon files that fall in between this sermon and the end of chapter 4 will be added at a later date.***

This is the third message in Chapter Five in the book of James in the series, “24/7 - Faith That Comes Alive”.  Taken from James 5:10-11, the message covers James speaking to the steadfastness of our faith in the midst of trial.  James is not in the business of simply giving “fluff” advice that serves of no help to those suffering, but holds up the examples of biblical history of God’s sustaining grace and blessing in the midst of the storm as vessels of His mercy and love.

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For those wishing to download/hear older sermon content as well as the remainder of the James series, I will be releasing a posts later as I process the backlog from late 2011.

‘Do you receive Jesus as your Treasure?’ Not just Savior (everyone wants out of hell, but not to be with Jesus). Not just Lord (they might begrudgingly). The key is: Do you treasure Him more than everything? [Believers] say with Paul, ‘I count EVERYTHING as loss because of the surpassing worth of KNOWING Christ Jesus my Lord’ (Phil. 3:8).
John Piper from "Desiring God"

Today’s featured resource is a free download of a song by The Rizers.  The Rizers is a kid’s music group (based out of the Resurgence ministry out of Seattle and Mars Hill Church) that sets scripture to up-beat and fun rock/pop.  It really is fun music for kids (and parents, too!) that teaches kids to memorize scripture.  Pick it up today!

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24/7 - Faith That Comes Alive

The Formula of Humility - James 4:7-10


This is the third message in Chapter Four in the book of James in the series, “24/7 - Faith That Comes Alive”.  Taken from James 4:7-10, the message covers James speaking about what our proper heart attitude and perception of ourselves needs to be before our God and Savior.  While grace comes and builds, “grace upon grace” it is the humble in heart who see and savor and rest in this grace, who truly are gripped by grace that is ‘amazing’!

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For those wishing to download/hear older sermon content as well as the remainder of the James series, I will be releasing a posts later as I process the backlog from late 2011.

My recommended resource today.  A FREE book by Jerry Bridges, “The Transforming Power of the Gospel”.  It’s a Kindle edition, but never fear, if you don’t have a Kindle, you can still download it and read it using Amazon’s free Kindle Reader software on your Mac/PC/iPad/iPhone/etc.

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My recommend resource for today.  Matt Chandler speaking about our affections for Christ and their necessity in the health of the church and Gospel community.

http://www.thevillagechurch.net/sermon/affections-matterr

Another one from Radiant Inspiration - Visit them at http://www.thinkradiant.com

From Radiant Inspiration - They have some really great wallpaper designs.  Check ‘em out!

http://www.thinkradiant.com

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24/7 - Faith That Comes Alive

Jealous Love, Oceans of Grace - James 4:4-6


This is the second message in Chapter Four in the book of James in the series, “24/7 - Faith That Comes Alive”.  Taken from James 4:4-6, the message covers James speaking to our great shame, the inclination to continually set our affections on things other than Christ and His great love.  However, in doing so, he points us back at the all-sufficient grace that draws us back and covers us when we stumble.

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For those wishing to download/hear older sermon content as well as the remainder of the James series, I will be releasing a posts later as I process the backlog from late 2011.