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Bob Highlands' Messages & Lessons for 2018

SPECIAL VIDEO INFORMATION: The video quality of the messages has been improved to play at a higher quality. On older or slower machines you may need to allow the video to load for a few minutes so there are no delays in the playback.

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

Do you know the path to FAITH? Join Elijah and Elisha as they travel the path of faith together. Elijah for the last time and Elisha for the first time. Discover the challenges you have to face with God and why so many come up short in their faith journey. This the second part of the three part faith series looks inside the believer and prepares him or her for the coming spiritual battles they will face against the enemy.

 

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What is FAITH, exactly?  Pastor Bob shares Five Faith Facts from the book of Hebrews in this first of three messages on Faith. Discover what faith is and what faith isn't.

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What exactly are we suppose to remember?  Communion is a small cup of juice and a tinny tiny cracker we share on a Sunday Morning while repeating those words every time, "Remember ME." Pastor Bob takes us back to the beginning of communion in Egypt. We visit a Jewish family having their annual Seder mean. We Join Jesus at the meal where everything changed and we discover the meaning in the four cups of wine. Communion is so much more than juice and crackers. Remember and rejoice as we look at communion and its long history and deep personal meaning.

 

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How will you answer THE Three Questions?  Take a trip back to the garden. Meet a couple who lived in a perfect neighborhood and yet everything went wrong for them. When confronted by God with THE 3 questions they came up short. Follow along and discover the way to prepare to answer THE 3 questions God wants you to answer now so you will be ready when it is time to meet HIM face to face.

 

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What can I expect when I get to heaven?  Describing what heaven is like is much like trying to describe colors to a blind person. Pastor Bob shows the seven promised rewards waiting for those who have made arrangements to spend eternity there. Heaven is not a participation reward given to all who live but is part of the promises Jesus made for those who surrender to Him. Take a look past life and get a glimpse of where you will spend eternity.

 

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What are the positive results in Christian Suffering?  It may seem counter intuitive but the Suffering and problems that come into the life of a Christian believer may have positive results and may even be beneficial. Pastor Bob looks at the four key causes of suffering and the results in the life of a believer. Discover the purpose and strength we gain from our suffering and why God allows it to happen to us. Discover why Paul told believers to "rejoice in suffering." Discover the three key benefits that come from our suffering.


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Which comes first? Do you love God or are you Known by God?  It may seem like a silly question, but it is very important one for you to understand. Pastor Bob takes a look at 1 Corinthians 8.3 and shows how we are first known by God so we can then love God and share His love with the World. Discover the great lie that has been thrust on the 21st century church and how we as individuals and churches can do a better job at being known by God, and loving Him for it. 

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Intro message in the series
Living in the
EYE of the STORM.

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

How can a believer experience calm in the worst times of their lives? Follow along as Pastor Bob takes you inside of a whirling storm and allows you to experience absolute calm at the same time. The life of a believer is not one without storms but is a place where we can find calm in the storm. This first message in the series 'Living in the Eye of the Storm' will allow you to prepare for any and all storms that are coming your way.

message two
Living in the
EYE of the STORM.

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

Who is the Real Jesus and How can HE help me? Which Jesus are you following and listening to. Pastor Bob examines the modern phenomenon IKWJWDS&T (I know What Jesus Would Do, Say & Think) being put forward my politicians, entertainers and some religious leaders and compares this to what the scriptures say about Jesus. He compares this modern Jesus to the Biblical Jesus and asked if the world today is following ANOTHER JESUS that Paul warned us about. Which Jesus are you following and does it make any difference?

 

message three
Living in the
EYE of the STORM.

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

Are you ready to stand against the coming social and religious winds? The winds blow in both straight line and circular patters. Straight line blow up to 100 mph while circular blow up to 318 mph. The winds blowing against the church and believers are building every day. We must be ready, with out foundation on the solid rock. This is where Jesus promised we could stand against the winds. Take a few minutes to discover the winds and storms that are forming against believers and how we can respond.

message FOUR
Living in the
EYE of the STORM.

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

Do you know the single greatest threat to mental health which is also the single greatest temptation people face today? Pastor Bob shares about the danger of PORNOGRAPHY and the number of people it effects on a daily basis. The stats on the number of visits to PORN sites monthly will shock you. The number of Christians who view PORN on a regular basis is staggering, and the number of Pastors who view PORN will help you realize that the matter has reached crisis proportion. Handling the subject in a manner that allowed it to be talked about in public and in a mixed audience, yet making it clear it is not just a male matter. 30% of women are reported to view PORN daily. This timely message has information and help. This temptation has reached epidemic proportion.

message FIVE
Living in the
EYE of the STORM.

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

How do you as a believer approach your responsibility in the family and at work? Want to have a Christian perspective of marriage that will make you stronger and help with a more successful marriage? This brief message will lay the foundation of how husbands and wives should approach their relationship with each other. Discover what it means to be yoked together as believers and why it is so hard for believers married to non-believers to have complete and full marriages. Pastor also take a look at social structure and how we should approach everyday items like our jobs. This message will inspire and challenge you to live everyday for Jesus.

 

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Believers are surrounded by darkness and evil.
How should they respond?
PART One of Three

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What are Christians to do in this dark world? The world, the spiritual world that is, is divided into two parts. There is the light and there is the darkness. Discover how the believer should respond to the darkness and why we should never be afraid. Go on a mission with a navy SEAL diver beneath San Diego bay and discover the three gifts God has given the believer to navigate successfully in this dark world. Discover your personal mission as part of the church and why you should never be afraid of the dark.

PART Two of Three

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What can we learn from the Book of Revelation that will help  us everyday? Pastor Bob cover the Book of Revelation and gives it's key message to all believers. Then he shows two way to apply this key to our daily lives. You will be inspired and shown the simple message of the Book of Revelation. We may be surrounded by evil but you will never look at evil or the spiritual battle we are in the same way again.

PART Three of Three

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What keeps us going? In the final part of the messages dealing with a world of darkness and evil Pastor Bob shows our relationship to Christ and to each other, and why we need to hang on to two key words. Looking at the first chapter of the book of Revelation for inspiration and direction we can see clearly that Christ has not left us alone and we should live a life without fear. The message inspires us to focus on Christ and not on the evil that screams for our attention.

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The Gospel of John Study and Sermon (pod cast) Series

This series covers the Gospel of John and is tied to a series of study lessons Pastor Bob
is sharing with the church in a special in-depth class on Sunday and Wednesday.
Some of the materials from that class are shared here for your personal study.

Gospel of John Lesson 01 Overview Chart - FILLED IN
Gospel of John Lesson 01Overview Chart - BLANK
Gospel of John Lesson 02 Study Guide
Gospel of John 02 Slides for Study Guide
Gospel of John 03 Study Guide
Gospel of John 03 Slides for Study Guide

Gospel of John 04 Study Guide
Gospel of John 04 Slides for Study Guide

Gospel of John 05 Study Guide
Gospel of John 05 Slides for Study Guide

Gospel of John 06 Study Guide
Gospel of John 06 Slides for Study Guide

Gospel of John 07 Study Guide
Gospel of John 07 Slides for Study Guide
Gospel of John 07 Work Sheet

Message ONE in the Series

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

Why did John write his book? John wrote to an audience who had heard about Jesus but unlike him had never seen him personally. His dramatic and bold opening is meant to lay a foundation for the rest of the book. Follow along as Pastor Bob helps the listener to understand the meaning and power of the opening. Along the way you will laugh, gasp and even be entertained as he breaks out a real sword to show you the importance of the Word of God. This is a message you will want to listen more than once. Start this journey through the book of John and learn about the Spiritual Wars we face.

Message TWO in the Series

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Notes for message in PDF available here.

Why would God use someone like you? People often see themselves as vastly different and inferior to the people they read about in the Bible. What if that is not true? Pastor Bob takes a deep look at one of the most unlikely people ever to serve God. He is so famous we often over look his idiosyncrasies. He was an introvert, unorthodox and often tackles but he was used of God and is a great person to look at if you are doubting your value in the Kingdom of God. There was a man, sent from God and his name was John and he is a great guy with a whole bunch of strange approaches to life and God used him anyway. A message of hope and promise for all believers.

Message THREE in the Series

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Who is Jesus? The purpose of the book of John is to show who Jesus is. This is laid out in great detail throughout the book. At the beginning in this introduction John shows us seven distinct truths about who Jesus is. Each one is a way for the believer to know and relate to Jesus. The disciple John writes about the contrast between John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ. In the end the question we all must answer is the same one John the Baptist had to answer. Who is more important, Jesus or me? John the Baptist was able to answer the question and put his own life in perspective in John 3.30. Pastor Bob will bring you to a place of making a choice after he shows you who Jesus really is.

Message FOUR in the Series

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Is He a God of LOVE or is He a God of JUSTICE? The truth is that He is both a God of Mercy and a God of Justice. He has allowed each of us to choose how we will relate to Him her in this life. He then will honor our choices in eternity when we arrive before him at the judgment. About 154,000 people die each day and find themselves facing the judgment. Most of them are not ready for what is about to happen. Pastor Bob takes you step by step through the events that happen when we die and explains why we either face a God of Mercy or a God of Justice. Jesus turned water into wine and he cleared the temple with a rope whip. It was the same Jesus but interacting with vastly different people. How he will interact with you at the Judgment will be determined how you interact with Him now. Find out the truth and don't get caught unprepared.

Message FIVE in the Series

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Who needs Jesus in their life? To the believer the answer is obvious but to the world of nonbelievers it is not so clear. Jesus took the time in the book of John to introduce himself to the world in hopes to help them understand what he could do for them on a daily basis. The seven "I Am's" of  Jesus in the book of John are there as an encouragement for believers and are a way for nonbelievers to get o know what Jesus has to offer them.

Message SIX in the Series

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How is a believer supposed to pray? The question on how to pray comes up all the times. It comes in emails, text, calls and people pulling me aside and wondering how to do it. I am not sure it is the how we do it as much as our attitude. We need to have the attitude Jesus had when he prayed to the Father in John 17. Discover the three keys to a successful Christian life and a successful prayer life. Learn how we REFLECT, REPAIR and RESTORE ourselves and the world with our prayer life.

Message SEVEN in the Series

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Why would anyone want to give themselves a BLACK EYE? Pastor Bob looks at the tradition and celebration of LENT and ask the believer to make THE CRITICAL CHOICE. The commitment level of a believer is tied to their self-control and willingness to serve a risen savior 365 days a year. Discover the difference between temporary self-serving commitment and long-term commitment. Prepare your heart to worship and serve the risen savior this Easter season. Jesus give the woman caught in adultery the critical choice. It is the same one he give to each person he meets. Are you ready to make THE CRITICAL CHOICE?

Message EIGHT in the Series

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What NEXT? Pastor Bob will share about HEAVEN and why it is such a vital part of the life of a believer. It is not just about the future it is also about our personal rest and contact where we discover the power of prayer. Heaven is our future home and we need to be ready with our names written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Discover the promises of heaven and how it effects our lives here today.

Message NINE in the Series

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How should the church respond to the HOMELESS crisis in our area? Millions are spent on the crisis in our local community annually. The city of Seattle has a drain on their community that has been set as high as one BILLION dollars each year. The church has to answer the question on how to respond to this and if it is a primary responsibility to divert church funds to this growing situation. Pastor Bob examines this in great detail and warns the church to stay on the course and maintain the priorities given it by Jesus. This message also shows how the believer prepares for the storms of life

Here is a link to the KOMO special Pastor talks about in his message titled "SEATTLE IS DYING."


This program shows the true nature of the HOMELESS problem and
why current solutions are not working.
Prepared to be shocked and challenged in both the special and
the message by Pastor Bob.

Message TEN in the Series

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What can we expect from Jesus?  The day Jesus arrived back in Jerusalem for the last time he was greeted by cheering crowds crying, HOSANNA or SAVE US NOW! They wanted Him to provide for them much like many are crying to be taken care of by the government in our time. Discover the difference between Hosanna and Maranatha and why the believer needs to make a choice. Discover the difference between short term selfishness and long term satisfaction.

Message ELEVEN in the Series

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Who is Jesus?  A group of converted Greeks come to the temple searching for Jesus. Their request to see Jesus is met with the reply that reveals Jesus to them and the world, and which places the call on believers to follow Jesus. Jesus, the Lord who is Savior, is revealed in the response Jesus gives to these Jews. Discover Jesus in a fresh light as He reveals His goals for himself and for each of us.

Message TWELVE in the Series

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Who put Jesus on trial?  2,000 years ago Jesus was put on trial and executed. Instead of silencing Him it released the truth of God for all the world to see. Today Jesus is again on trial and again they want to execute Him and silence Him. Pastor Bob shows the progression of modern thought in our society and the rejection of Jesus. He demonstrates clearly the divide that has risen in our country between those who believe in God and those who reject God. Why is abortion so popular and are laws being passed to make it easier? Why is euthanasia the next big thing coming down the pike? These and more are covered in this dynamic and informative message.

Message THIRTEEN in the Series

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Have you ever went shopping for sin?  Pastor Bob wants you to consider your life like a shopping trip through a major store. On this trip you will decide what goes into your life basket. What is in the basket at the end of life is what you are ultimately responsible for. The redemption from our sins by applying the blood of Jesus is a vital part of this shopping trip if we want to spent eternity in heaven with Jesus. Discover how to get the bad out of your basket and the right in as you discover the road of salvation.

Message FOURTEEN in the Series

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Is the Resurrection really that important to the Christian faith?  There are some who want us to believe that the resurrection of Jesus is not really that important all we need is His message of love and forgiveness. Discover the true meaning of the Resurrection of Christ and why believers should never be fooled by the lies of the enemy. This Easter message will inform, inspire and refresh your faith and understanding of the RESURRECTION of Jesus who is our Christ and Lord.

Message FIFTEEN in the Series

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How much love do you have?  The English word for love covers everything and is often just an empty word we use. The Greeks had seven words for love and four of them are used in the Bible. The series on John finishes up with the most important question each believer has to answer. DO YOU LOVE ME? Jesus asked it of Peter and He is asking each of us the same question. Discover the height of Jesus love and the depth of the question, Do you love me?

 

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