Sermons

Mike Osthimer

Mike Osthimer

Role: Pastor
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Wed, Sep 05, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 8-10
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 52 mins 58 secs
Jon Courson in his commentary on Nehemiah writes, “Nearly twenty-five centuries ago, a band of battered people faced up to the embarrassing evidence of their inability to rebuild their ruined past. And then came a man who, with patient persistence, abundant supply, and deep compassion taught them to pray. He taught them how to resist the attacks of their adversaries. He taught them to be compassionate and kind toward their brothers who were more unfortunate than they. He led them in rebuilding that which was ruined. And in fifty-two days, the project was completed. Nehemiah is in this story, but he’s also in your story personally for he is a picture of the Holy Spirit who teaches us to pray, who empowers us to overcome the attacks of the devil, who enables us to be compassionate and kind, who works with us and in us to rebuild the ruined parts of our lives, the walls of our soul that lie in rubble and ruin. Don’t miss Him in this story. Don’t miss Him in your story.”
Sun, Sep 02, 2018
Passage: Psalm 66
Duration: 47 mins 15 secs
As I was studying for today I came across a video I wanted to play for you that stresses the point I believe the Psalm is wanting us to glean from it. The video I wanted to play this morning is called Clayton’s Story. What an amazing testimony. I don’t know about you but I have found it interesting in studying through the Psalms that “Suffering is a key aspect of abundant living not the absence of it.”
Wed, Aug 29, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 6-7
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 53 mins 17 secs
52 Days to rebuild the wall is an amazing feat any way you look at it. But as we will find out. Now is not the time to rest on our past performance. The real work is just about to begin. As I read these next chapters in Nehemiah I am reminded of the apostle Paul’s words in Colossians 1.
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
Passage: Psalm 127
Duration: 48 mins 31 secs
Series: The Psalms of Summer Text: Psalm 127 Speaker: Mike Osthimer View the sermon notes here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wA9hEtgF3OXNFbZ0N_jTEmYW_-4yyQ57DKbkfiRSBvY/edit?usp=sharing Join us! Service times are: Sun: 08:30 am / 10:30 am Wed: 07:00 pm What We Believe http://ccbakersfield.com/index.php/about-us/bible-readings Our weekly sermon podcasts can be found here: iTunes https://pcr.apple.com/id1137464790 Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CCBakersfield/ or http://ccbakersfield.com/
Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 6
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 50 mins 40 secs
Series: Nehemiah Text: Nehemiah 6 Speaker: Mike Osthimer View the sermon notes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-Tb-weX8i7LD83zUQLM4O34b7vh3XLB9KMctHaegC68 Join us! Service times are: Sun: 08:30 am / 10:30 am Wed: 07:00 pm What We Believe http://ccbakersfield.com/index.php/about-us/bible-readings Our weekly sermon podcasts can be found here: iTunes https://pcr.apple.com/id1137464790 Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CCBakersfield/ or http://ccbakersfield.com/
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
Passage: Psalm 116
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 58 secs
Series: The Psalms of Summer Text: Psalm 116 Speaker: Mike Osthimer View the sermon notes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HPSOoqmIFSpcT_itrURGd_EXvlUnUzl_gpBJINhVlpE Join us! Service times are: Sun: 08:30 am / 10:30 am Wed: 07:00 pm What We Believe http://ccbakersfield.com/index.php/about-us/bible-readings Our weekly sermon podcasts can be found here: iTunes https://pcr.apple.com/id1137464790 Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CCBakersfield/ or http://ccbakersfield.com/
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
Passage: Psalm 139
Duration: 56 mins 20 secs
Series: Summer of Psalms Text: Psalm 139 Speaker: Mike Osthimer View the sermon notes here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Bl5yb5N1WteEvqKDSDun8fxTFoVGTYbJZCfpo-XVM2s Join us! Service times are: Sun: 08:30 am / 10:30 am Wed: 07:00 pm What We Believe http://ccbakersfield.com/index.php/about-us/bible-readings Our weekly sermon podcasts can be found here: iTunes https://pcr.apple.com/id1137464790 Visit us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CCBakersfield/ or http://ccbakersfield.com/
Wed, Aug 08, 2018
Passage: Nehemiah 5
Series: Nehemiah
Duration: 52 mins 22 secs
As you recall from our previous studies Nehemiah was the 3rd great leader in the restoration of Jewish nation. 1st there was Zerubbabel who led the a group of exiles back to Jerusalem in 538-537 B.C. We learned this all the way back in the book of Ezra, chapter 2. Zerubbabel supervised the building of the temple. 2nd, some 80 years later, Ezra the scribe came to Jerusalem with another group of Jews, bringing sweeping change through the ministry of God's Word. But in time things degenerated once again in Jerusalem. So God in His grace sends yet another leader… 13 years after Ezra's expedition, Nehemiah was burdened by God Himself about the conditions in Jerusalem. After receiving permission from the king to rectify the situation, he provided the leadership the Israelites were in desperate need of.
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Passage: Psalm 121
Duration: 47 mins 30 secs
Psalm 121 is one of the 15 psalms (120-134) known as the Songs of Ascents. These psalms were sung by those traveling to Jerusalem for the three great feasts. (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles) And so these psalms you might say are travel songs, songs for the road, songs for the journey of life. They are called Psalms of Ascents not only because the people were going up to Jerusalem, but because the psalms themselves lead us upwards to God in our own personal walk with the Lord. The call of the Psalm is to trust in the Lord as you make your journey. Psalm 121 is a psalm about trusting in God’s providential care. It is a travel Psalm. Many families read this Psalm together before going on a trip.
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Passage: Psalm 23
Duration: 56 mins 30 secs
Psalm 23 writes Spurgeon, “It has charmed more griefs to rest than all the philosophy of the world. It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more black doubts, more thieving sorrows, than there are sands on the sea–shore. It has comforted the noble host of the poor. It has sung courage to the army of the disappointed. It has poured balm and consolation into the heart of the sick, of captives in dungeons, of widows in their pinching griefs, of orphans in their loneliness. Dying soldiers have died easier as it was read to them; ghastly hospitals have been illuminated; it has visited the prisoner, and broken his chains, and, like Peter’s angel, led him forth in imagination, and sung him back to his home again. It has made the dying Christian slave freer than his master, and consoled those whom, dying, he left behind mourning, not so much that he was gone, as because they were left behind, and could not go too.” Boice writes in his commentary, “Millions of people have memorized this psalm, even those who have learned few other Scripture portions. Ministers have used it to comfort people who are going through severe personal trials, suffering illness, or dying. For some, the words of this psalm have been the last they have ever uttered in life.”
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