Gather in Munford

This is the start of our G4 series at Gateway Munford.  G4 stands for Gather, Grow, Give, and Go.  What should the church do when it gathers together?  What are the important marks of gathering?  Is it simply going to church, singing songs, listening to a sermon, or saying “amen”?  Not exactly.  According to Scripture…worship is what marks the gathering together of believers.  We are going to look at what the Bible says about worship and how it is less about being in a certain place and doing external religious things and more about an internal response of the heart that leads to an outward expression of God’s worth.


THIS MESSAGE IS FROM JASON RODGERS AT OUR MUNFORS CAMPUS.  IF YOU MISSED THE MESSAGE OR WANT TO HEAR IT AGAIN, LISTEN ON-LINE OR TUNE IN TO OUR PODCAST.



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Gather in Atoka

Once you’ve made your decision to follow Jesus, your have only begun to discover the changes that God wants to make in you. God wants you to grow in your faith so that ultimately you can become more and more like Jesus. Romans 8:29 tells us that it is His goal is for us to be “conformed to the image of His Son.” In other words, God wants us to mature both for our good, and so that others can see the power of God in our lives and want to know Him too.

“. . .until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord..”

Ephesians 4:13-14

Spiritual maturity is a process that takes a lifetime. It is a journey. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen without making some very important decisions and choices. For many of us, the hard part is figuring out what this process looks like. How do I grow? Now that I’m a Christian, how do I keep moving forward in my faith? I really want to be more like Jesus, but I don’t know what to do.

The process of becoming more like Jesus (sanctification) is found all over Scripture. It is a process you have already started by trusting Jesus. The great part about it is that you are not in this alone! God’s Spirit is working in you (Ephesians 3:20), and the church plays a HUGE role in helping one another grow. At Gateway, we have a special way of remembering the process. Over the next four weeks, we will look from Scripture at the four “G’s” of discipleship.


This message is from Steve Carpenter at our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.


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Crumbs

Maybe you don’t need God to take all your burdens – just your biggest one? Maybe you don’t need Jesus to move every mountain – just the one right in your path? Maybe you don’t need Him to raise every valley – just the lowest one? Maybe you don’t need the whole loaf – just a few crumbs?

Today’s message comes from Matthew 15:21-28. In it, we see the power of faithful persistence in prayer.


This message is from Konnor Kessler at the Atoka Campus. If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.



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With You Always

As believers, we talk a lot about making disciples. This, of course, comes from the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. It truly is the task of our lives. There is a promise at the end of the Great Commission that we often. Overlook. In verse 20, Jesus says, “Lo, I am with you always, even until the end of the age.” As the disciples prepares to go and follow Jesus’ command into all the earth, Jesus was promising to never leave them alone. This same promise holds true for everyone that follows Jesus today.

It gives us confidence to know that no matter what we face or what we go through, Jesus will be with us, even to the very end. It may not always feel like God is there, but His promises are true. He is with us as we go through our every day lives. He is with us in hardship and difficulty. He is with us even in the valley of the shadow of death. Psalm 23 says, “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; I will fear no evil; for You are with me.”

When you feel like God has abandoned you, remember the words of Jesus. What He says is true. He will never forsake His children.


This message is from Steve Carpenter at our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.



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Prayer and Pride

For this last week of emphasis on prayer, we take a look at an interesting story. A man stood in the gap by praying for his nation. His prayer teaches us some things. Then, there is a surprise ending to the rest of his story.


This message is from Steve Carpenter at our Atoka Campus.  If you missed the message or want to hear it again, listen on-line or tune in to our podcast.



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