Lead Pastor Kevin O'Connor

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God of the Bible

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, May 7, 2018, In : Sermons 

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From Darkness to Light "To Build Solid"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Saturday, April 14, 2018, In : Sermons 

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Home in Wakanda

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, March 19, 2018, In : Sermons 

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"The Anointing" Part 1

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, March 12, 2018, In : Sermons 

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Playing the Long-Game Relationally

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Sermons 

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New Recipe for Life

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Sermons 

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Follow Jesus and See for Yourself

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, November 20, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Jim's Class "The New Assignment"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Thursday, October 12, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Not Gym Class But Jim's Class

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, September 3, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Not In a Rush "Forbearance"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, August 6, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Red-Letter Messages #4

Posted by Admin The ARK on Thursday, June 15, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Red-Letter Messages #1

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, May 15, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Battling The Darkness "Secure"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, May 1, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Rescue

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, April 9, 2017, In : Sermons 

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The Siege

Posted by Admin The ARK on Friday, March 24, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Heavenly Patterns for Life "The Government

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, February 12, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Heavenly Patterns for Life "The Family"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, In : Sermons 

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Elementary Truths "Repentance"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, November 14, 2016, In : Sermons 

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Appointed Times and Seasons

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, October 2, 2016, In : Sermons 

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The Mystery

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : Sermons 

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God's What If Possibilities

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, July 18, 2016, In : Sermons 

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What Matters?

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, In : Sermons 

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God's Fulfillment Part 1

Posted by Admin The ARK on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, In : Sermons 

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Breaking of God's Order Part 1

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, August 10, 2015, In : Sermons 

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God Offers the World "Grace"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, August 3, 2015, In : Sermons 

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What is God's offer? "Three Words"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, July 20, 2015, In : Sermons 

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Elevate #3 "Sunday's Worship to Monday's Work

Posted by Admin The ARK on Friday, March 6, 2015, In : Sermons 

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Build a Family Dynasty #5 "House Rules"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, February 2, 2015, In : Sermons 

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Build a Family Dynasty #2 "Service"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, January 11, 2015, In : Sermons 

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Christmas Wrappings "Waiting"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Sermons 

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Heaven on Earth #2 "Faithfulness"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Thursday, November 20, 2014, In : Sermons 

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Supernatural Kingdom

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, October 20, 2014, In : Sermons 

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Taking Your Faith Public

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, September 7, 2014, In : Sermons 

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Releasing the New You

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, August 4, 2014, In : Sermons 

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The Temple and Two Witnesses

Posted by Admin The ARK on Friday, July 18, 2014, In : Sermons 

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The Four Horsemen

Posted by Admin The ARK on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, In : Sermons 

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You, Me, & God Part 5 "Honor"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, In : Sermons 

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"His Bride"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Thursday, April 3, 2014, In : Sermons 

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Connecting the Dots

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, In : Sermons 

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A Cord of Three Strands "Spirit, Soul, and Body"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, January 20, 2014, In : Sermons 

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Genealogy, Mystery, and Revelation

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, December 16, 2013, In : Sermons 

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Goodness Destroys the Work of the Devil

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : Sermons 

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Joy Reveals Love's Strength

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, October 6, 2013, In : Sermons 

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TRI-GOD

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : Sermons 

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The Confidence Factor

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, August 5, 2013, In : Sermons 

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Soaking in God's Favor

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : Sermons 

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"Fiction or Non-Fiction"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : Sermons 

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No Room #1 "The Invitation"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : Sermons 

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Personal Ministry of Hospitality

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, April 21, 2013, In : Sermons 

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Uncertainty of Life's Journey

Posted by Admin The ARK on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : Sermons 

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"Never Waste A Crisis"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Sermons 


Hebrews 5:7-10  

1.    It’s easy to miss something you’re not looking for. Tuck inside every crisis is an opportunity. If we pray!!

2.    Hurry hates interruptions and a crisis is an interruption.

3.    When God begins a work in our lives it often is disguised as an interruption or crisis.

 

How does faith take a crisis and turn into a divine interruption?

 

Hebrews 5:11-14

1.    Be willing to learn from the Holy Spirit.

2.    Share what you learn with others.

3.    Look to ...


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Secret Ingredients #1 "Sin"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, January 7, 2013, In : Sermons 

“Secret Ingredients #1”

 

Adding, subtracting, or exchanging ingredients will change a recipe.

 

Problem #1 Sin is sin (Have you ever had someone tell sugar is sugar? We know there are a lot of different sugars and they can change a recipe if you use the wrong type.)

Romans 3:23

 All have sinned but not all have sinned equally.

1.    I John 5:16-18 some sins will kill you, and bring death to those around you.

2.    All sin separates us from God. (Romans 3:23)

3.    All sin ne...


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Discernment #3 "Caught in the Stuck Mode

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Sermons 

Discernment #3

“Caught in the Stuck Mode”

 

Stuck needing to make a decision? Stuck in a destructive behavior and needing a breakthrough? Spiritual discernment may be what you are lacking.

 

Spiritual Discernment: The ability to know the difference between a worldly spirit and the Holy Spirit.

 

Proverb 1:2-6

 

When you’re stuck in a situation, learn to ask discerning questions and develop spiritual disciplines.

 

Romans 12:1-2

 

 Accepting the Holy Spirit requirement of...


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Discernment #1

Posted by Admin The ARK on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, In : Sermons 

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Big Faith Muscles

Posted by Admin The ARK on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, In : Sermons 

Big Faith Muscles from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.


Body Building #4

“Big Faith Muscles”

 

 

How to build a church around faith, and not programs is the greatest challenge in the 21st century Church.

 

Building your faith muscles in five key areas of life:

1.    Practical Teaching

2.    Providential Relationships

3.    Private Disciplines

4.    Pivotal Circumstances

5.    Personal Ministry

 

Jesus is always putting His disciples in situations that were building ...


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Truth and Grace two Keys to change your life

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, October 29, 2012, In : Sermons 

Body Building #2

“Problems with the Flabby Parts”

 

 

The church is a messy movement with a laser focused message and a global mission.

~ Andy Stanley

 

Matt. 16:19

Without the right keys many mysterious remain locked to a new generation.

 

A world needs standards that universal and timeless, without this kind of foundation the rich and wicked will rule our world. Two keys give us the standard.

 

John 1:14-17

Jesus is our message and within Him are universal standards to...


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Prophecy and Prophetic Warnings

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, October 8, 2012, In : Sermons 


“Prophetic Warnings”

 

 

One reason prophecy is given is to expand our faith in God.

 

I Cor. 10:11-12

A warning is given not to harm you, but to protect you and so others don’t fall into the same trap.

 

I Timothy 5:24-25

Warnings to the wicked and the righteous have different time tables.

The righteous have a responsibility to...


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Prophetic Blessings

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, October 1, 2012, In : Sermons 

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Prophecy#2 Turning a Generation Back to God

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Sermons 

Turning a Generation back to God from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.


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Prophecy#1 "Future Generations

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, September 10, 2012, In : Sermons 

Prophecy and Future Generations from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.

God reveals Himself through the law, nature, and the prophetic Word.

 

No generation will ever rise above its understanding of absolute truth.

Genesis 15:6 & 16

 

The 4th generation is Moses generation and they see forty years of miracles.

 

Deut. 34:9 Moses literally handed the leadership and anointing into Joshua hands the 5th gen.

40 years of God’s provision and miracles and yet that generation did no...


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Above The Influence

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, August 5, 2012, In : Sermons 
 

ATI (Above the Influence) 1.6 million clicked the “Like” status on Facebook. This page is Not monitored 24/7 to help young people.

 

Developing convictions is an important part of every generation.

 

Proverbs 4:23

 

Healthy Conviction #1 - The heart must be guarded.

What will you use as a healthy guard for your heart?

 

Healthy Conviction #2 - Never let someone else’s conviction trump yours, unless that someone is God.

 

Romans 14:22

 

Healthy Conviction #3 - Bewa...


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Beatitude for Dummies #3 "Weeping"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Sermons 

Beatitudes for Dummies#3 "Weeping" from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.

Beatitudes for Dummies #3

“Gaining From Your Pain”

 

 

Matt. 5:4

 

When you mourn spiritually, which is different than mourning emotionally, God will comfort you even if no one else does.

 

Luke 6:17- 21

 

Our society is not troubled any longer by evil spirits.

 

When you realize just how poor and hungry you are spiritually, the best thing you can do is weep!

 

Great men of God understood the ...


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Beatitude for Dummies#2 Hungry?

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, July 8, 2012, In : Sermons 

Beatitude for Dummies #2 Hungry? from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.


Beatitudes for Dummies #2

“Developing a good appetite”

 

 

Matt 5:6

 

Luke 6:17-21a

 

There is a big difference between being filled and being satisfied.

 

Hunger and cravings are closely associated but hunger is a

normal function and cravings are a taught behavior.

 

Psalm 10:1-4

 

How to create a greater appetite for God

 

1.    Seek God, by letting your thoughts be about Him.

 

2.    Gi...


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Beatitudes for Dummies

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, July 1, 2012, In : Sermons 


Admitting I am Powerless”

 

 

"Life is a school and problems are the curriculum." - Rick Warren


Luke 6: 17-20


Matt. 11: 28-29 (From the Message Translation)

 

What are the unhealthy areas of your life?

1.    Habits. 2. Hurts. 3. Hang ups

 

Habits: Practices, routines, behavior, and lifestyle in need of God’s

changing power.

 

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Quiet and gentle spirit? The New Normal #6 “Gentleness"

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Sermons 

The New Normal #6 "Gentleness" from The ARK Church of the Nazarene on Vimeo.

“The New Normal #6

“Gentleness”

 

Sign of the end times is an increase in violence; the sign of hope is gentleness.

 

Galatians 6:1-5

 

Gentleness: Strength under control

 

Gentleness is the evidence of spiritual maturity and our new trade mark as believers. All will benefit from gentleness, those restoring someone who has sinned; lifting the burden of others and sharing instruction must have gentl...


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Spiritual Gratification

Posted by Admin The ARK on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Sermons 

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Spiritual Renewal

Posted by Admin The ARK on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Sermons 

The New Normal #5

“Spiritual Gratification”

 

 

 

Crowd Breaker:   In describing your last six months of following Jesus would you use words like exciting, powerful, insightful or would you use word like frustrating, unfullfilling, and difficult? What gives you spiritual gratification?

 

 Scripture Reading: Galatians 5, Ephesians 2:2-5   Connection Class Scripture (Romans13:11-14)

   

Life Application:  Gratification is a very real a powerful tool. Delayed gratification is even...


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Keep Commitment

Posted by Kevin O'Connor on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Sermons 

“House Rules”

 

Do you get more from breaking a commitment, or by keeping a commitment?

 

Genesis 2:15-18

A work ethic, drawing the good out of life, and allowing God to set the standard, were “house rules” established in the garden with mankind.

 

When we break these rules, we have a Savior that still loves us, and died for us.

 

Matt. 5:33

Most commitments are broken because it was no longer convenient to keep them.

 

Matt. 12:36-37

Don’t make casual commitments t...


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God works in mysterious ways

Posted by Kevin O'Connor on Saturday, June 2, 2012, In : Sermons 
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The New Normal #4

“Unordinary Ways”

 

 

Galatians 4:3

Ordinary forces (basic principles) keep you focused on the commonplace things of life.

 

Galatians 4:4-6

It took an unordinary birth, by means of a virgin, so we could receive birth into an unordinary way of doing life.

 

Because we are adopted into this “New Normal,” it takes a while for it to become our normal way of life. Weird principles: Lose your life to gain it. Be a giver not a taker in lif...


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