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Thessalonians #3 - Keys to a Godly Reputation

Arizona Community ChurchJan 25, 2021

Incredible Hope | Pastor Bill Meiter
Feb 22, 202329:32
Who is the Holy Spirit? | Pastor Bill Meiter
Feb 21, 202334:13
Stop Living With False Guilt | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 20, 202229:03
The Gentle Messiah | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 19, 202228:40
Christ is the Foundation | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 13, 202226:37
Live Like You Know How the Story Ends | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 12, 202228:51
Reverent Words | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann
Dec 11, 202231:50
Reverent Exiles | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 10, 202235:17
Reverent Courage | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 09, 202229:49
Good Intentions | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 08, 202226:46
Reverent Worship | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 07, 202232:48
Fear of the Lord | Pastor Bill Meiter
Dec 06, 202232:06
Wrestling With God Over Sacrifice | Jeff Schuler
Oct 10, 202231:05
Wrestling With God's Grace
Oct 03, 202234:40
Wrestling With God Over Faith | Pastor Bill Meiter
Sep 27, 202233:34
Wrestling With God's Plan | Pastor Bill Meiter
Sep 26, 202227:07
Wrestling With God's Existence | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann
Sep 15, 202235:40
Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord? | Pastor Bill Meiter
Sep 14, 202232:01
Jacob Wrestles With God | Pastor Bill Meiter
Sep 13, 202227:41
The Peace Only God Can Provide | Pastor Bill Meiter
Sep 12, 202227:44
What the Bible Says About Hard Work | Pastor Bill Meiter
Aug 23, 202228:23
Radical Dependence | Pastor Bill Meiter
Aug 22, 202235:33
The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann
Aug 21, 202237:04
The Good Samaritan | Jeff Schuler
Aug 20, 202231:17
What Defiles A Person | Pastor Bill Meiter
Aug 19, 202230:10
The Log in Your Eye | Pastor Bill Meiter
Aug 18, 202232:13
The Ten Minas | Dr. Greg Tonkinson
Aug 03, 202235:43
The Bread of Life | Pastor Frank Pinterics

The Bread of Life | Pastor Frank Pinterics

Parables #4 | Diving into the illustrations of Jesus and their meanings | June 26, 2022 | Pastor Frank Pinterics | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving: 

Jesus' "I am" statements: 

I am the light of the world. – John 8:12; 9:5 

I am the door of the sheep. – John 10:7, 9 

I am the good shepherd. – John 10:11, 14 

I am the resurrection and the life. – John 11:25

I am the way and the truth and the life. – John 14:6

I am the true vine. – John 15:1

Jun 27, 202238:48
The Prodigal Son | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann
Jun 20, 202241:34
Sharing God's Favor
Jun 13, 202238:50
Key Ways to Pray for God's Favor
Jun 13, 202232:32
The Dishonest Manager | Pastor Bill Meiter
Jun 13, 202231:10
The Sower | Pastor Bill Meiter
Jun 06, 202231:06
Faith Over Fear
May 31, 202237:05
God's Sustaining Grace
May 09, 202234:17
God's Saving Grace
May 09, 202229:01
God's Common Grace
Apr 25, 202230:17
Hypocritical Religion Led to This | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann
Apr 04, 202238:45
True Religion Led to This | Pastor Bill Meiter
Apr 04, 202235:55
Treason of the Highest Order Led to This | Bill Meiter
Apr 04, 202236:18
Bold Claims Led to This | Pastor Bill Meiter
Apr 04, 202233:57
Stand Firm in Your Christian Faith
Mar 14, 202235:56
The Overwhelming Evidence of God
Mar 01, 202246:36
Who Controls History?
Feb 21, 202236:52
Doomed to Repeat the Past?
Feb 14, 202232:28
Following Christ Isn't a Burden | Pastor Bill Meiter
Feb 07, 202236:29
The Most Dangerous Weapon
Jan 31, 202239:32
Why Does God Allow Pain? | Dr. Greg Tonkinson

Why Does God Allow Pain? | Dr. Greg Tonkinson

What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #3 | Jan. 23, 2022 | Dr. Greg Tonkinson | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving: 

Principles of Pain: Principle #1 - Difficulties Are Delivered to All 

Principle #2  -We Can Lament 

Principle #3 - We Can Pray for Relief 

Principle #4 - We Can Praise God

 Principle #5 - We Can Expect Growth

Jan 24, 202237:39
Can Christians be Friends With the World?

Can Christians be Friends With the World?

What I Wish I'd Known Sooner #2 | Learning what's truly important sooner rather than later. | Jan 16, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving: 


Come completely out and never look back!   

KEY VERSE John 15:18-21 ESV: If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours. 21 But all these things they will do to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.   


Our culture is running headlong into greater and greater ungodliness! Specifically, the sexual revolution that started in the 1960’s has come to full fruition today!   


Christ called upon people to deny themselves and take up their crosses: Mt. 16:24-25;  Lk. 14:25-27 

When a person becomes a Christian they are a totally-new creation: 2 Cor. 5:17; Ga. 2:20

Believers are radically different from unbelievers in the most important ways:  2 Cor. 6:14-16; 11:14-16; Rom. 8:6-7 

RC Sproul once said, “The greatest weakness in the church today is that the servants of God keep looking over their shoulder for the approval of men.”  


Too many churches have sought to find “common ground” with the world specifically with regard to marriage, gender and sexual ethics!  

Charles Spurgeon once said this, “I fear that sometimes, in our endeavors to be sweet in disposition, we have not been strong in principle.  “Charity” is a word that is greatly cried up nowadays; but often, it means that, in trying to be courteous, we have also been traitorous.” 

Making concessions with the world will not lead to “common ground,” only to “compromised ground.” Elijah was a man who left no room for any compromise--whatsoever--I Kings 18:21

There is a type of “tolerance” God hates: Rev. 2:14-16; 20-23; James 4:4 

DON’T APOLOGIZE FOR LIVING A LIFE  RADICALLY SET APART  It’s 100% certain that the people of this world will find your holy life “strange:” 1 Peter 4:3-4 

As believers we are to set our gaze straight ahead--never looking back--never looking around: Luke 9:57-62  

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION  Where have you seen the church seeking to find “common ground” with the world? 

Why do you think the church (and believers) have such a hard time remembering that it’s impossible to be friends with the world?

Where do you think the church needs to “hold the line” with regard to the truth of “God’s Word” right now? 

How might you encourage other believers this week to stand strong?

Jan 17, 202241:20
What do You Worry About?

What do You Worry About?

What I Wish I'd Known #1 | Going back the basics of what it means to follow Christ | Jan 9, 2022 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving:




Luke 10:38-42 ESV… Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”


It has been said that about 85% of the things people worry about never come to pass. The world would be a different place if people could be “wiser” when it comes to “worrying”!


Mary and Martha perfectly illustrate how easy it is to be concerned about all the wrong things! Martha had the LIVING LORD… sitting in her LIVING ROOM!  But Martha let the guest in her home distract her from being a guest at Jesus’ feet! There is nothing necessarily wrong with desiring to be a good host… Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9 It’s when we let “lesser-good things” crowd-out “better-eternal things”... that it becomes a “very-bad thing”.


Jesus commend Mary for choosing the “good portion”... Luke 10:42 As human beings… we are naturally inclined to choose “good portions” The rich young ruler is a great example of choosing a “bad portion”... Mark 10:17-22 The Apostle Paul warned about  letting the temporal override the eternal… 1 Timothy 6:10


We live in the… “land of plenty”… Surrounded by “endless luxury”… In a culture that has “all the wrong priorities”... if ever there were a generation who could be focused on all the wrong things… while missing out on what truly matters…  It’s our generation! Not to mention… that we also live in a land of… 24 hour news… Non-stop sports… Endless entertainment… And round-the-clock politics!


Who do you relate more to… Mary or Martha? What “worldly worries” keep you from “Kingdom Priorities”? Can you think of a time when you choose the “good portion” spiritually speaking? What can we learn from Jesus’ encounter with the rich-young ruler? What can you do this week to focus on those things that truly matter!
Jan 10, 202236:03
Three New Year's Resolutions For The Church
Jan 04, 202231:56
Light in the Darkness
Dec 28, 202115:34
How to be Bold in Your Christian Faith
Dec 20, 202135:40
The Fullness of Time #3 - Born of Woman
Dec 13, 202135:05
The Fullness of Time #2 - A God Who Withholds Nothing
Dec 06, 202134:17
The Prophesy Fulfilled
Nov 29, 202140:16
Courage in the Face of Cultural Pressure
Nov 22, 202137:51
2 Thessalonians #5 - The Man of Lawlessness
Nov 15, 202147:34
2 Thessalonians #4 - The Rebellion
Nov 09, 202145:12
The Power of Words
Nov 03, 202137:25
Worthy While Waiting
Nov 01, 202133:52
2 Thessalonians #2 - Hope in the Storm
Oct 18, 202141:21
2 Thessalonians #1 - Solid in the Storm
Oct 13, 202140:54
I Didn't See That Coming #6 - Missing the Greatest Gift Ever
Sep 20, 202140:36
I Didn't See That Coming #5 - God Behaves Badly?
Sep 12, 202141:00
I Didn't See That Coming #4 - Is This a Test?
Sep 06, 202135:59
How David Kept His Faith in God
Aug 30, 202142:54
I Didn't See That Coming #2
Aug 30, 202146:46
I Didn't See That Coming #1 - God's Unexpected Ways
Aug 16, 202136:05
Prayer #2 - How To Pray
Aug 10, 202139:37
Prayer #1 - Don't Give Up On Prayer
Aug 03, 202140:06
Fake News: God gives you only what you can handle
Jul 28, 202144:32
Fake News #4 - Don't Believe the Lie
Jul 19, 202136:46
Fake News 3: Clearing the Confusion
Jul 12, 202140:37
Fake News 2 - Alternative Religions
Jul 05, 202142:08
Fake News 1 - The Origin of Fake News

Fake News 1 - The Origin of Fake News

Fact Checking the news Christians are being told is true! | June 27, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving:

Jun 28, 202143:59
No Change in the Foundation

No Change in the Foundation

Biblical principles to counter an increasingly egocentric society. | June 20, 2021 | Pastor Greg Tonkinson | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving:

Jun 22, 202142:03
Hear & Do #2 - Do the Word
Jun 14, 202137:14
Hear & Do #1 - Hear the Word

Hear & Do #1 - Hear the Word

Two small steps to help you make one big difference! | June 6, 2021 | Pastor Brandon Hilgemann | Arizona Community Church | | Online giving:

Jun 09, 202139:02
Where Do I Draw The Line #7 - A Case Study
May 31, 202146:20
Where Do I Draw the Line #6 - In the World, Not of the World Pt. 2

Where Do I Draw the Line #6 - In the World, Not of the World Pt. 2

Removing any confusion about where Christians are to draw the line! | May 23, 2021 | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church |

May 24, 202138:36
Where Do I Draw the Line #5 - In the World, Not of the World
May 17, 202138:52
Mother's Day 2021
May 10, 202135:06
Where Do I Draw the Line #4 - Irrational/Foolish People
May 03, 202136:57
Where Do I Draw the Line #3 - Turning the Other Cheek
Apr 26, 202138:37
Where Do I Draw the Line #2 - Family
Apr 19, 202137:31
Where Do I Draw the Line #1
Apr 12, 202135:24
Easter 2021
Apr 05, 202121:37
Thessalonians #12 - Together
Mar 29, 202138:50
Thessalonians #11 - Can You be More Specific?
Mar 22, 202113:01
Thessalonians #10 - Getting up to Speed on the Afterlife
Mar 15, 202142:15
Thessalonians #9 - Staying Levelheaded About the Lord's Return
Mar 08, 202137:57
Thessalonians #8 - God’s Will Made Easy—Just be Holy
Mar 01, 202140:13
Thessalonians #7 - Eternal News is the Best News
Feb 22, 202134:55
Thessalonians #6 - Unshaken by Satan
Feb 15, 202139:41
Thessalonians #5 - Always be an Imitator Never a Capitulator
Feb 08, 202133:40
Thessalonians #4 - Keys to a Godly Reputation Pt. 2
Feb 01, 202135:57
Thessalonians #3 - Keys to a Godly Reputation
Jan 25, 202137:26
Thessalonians #2 - A Church With A Great Reputation

Thessalonians #2 - A Church With A Great Reputation

For What Are You Known? | Pastor Bill Meiter | Arizona Community Church | January 17, 2021 |

Jan 18, 202137:58
Thessalonians #1 - Background & History
Jan 11, 202136:21