The Secret Of Contentment – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 04.26.2020

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Are you content where you are right now? Most of us measure contentment in terms of our worldly position, and in times of testing like those we are enduring we can find many different reasons to be discontented. A critical principle from the New Testament is the importance of learning to be content in every circumstance. This can only come from maturity in our relationship with God through the knowledge of His sustaining grace. If we are content in all things then nothing in this world has power over us to hold us back from what the Lord will accomplish in our lives. We must know how to hear from Jesus to rest in His word. That requires knowing that genuine satisfaction and contentment is to be found in God and God alone.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:8-13

Podcast: On the Objective – Harvest Time – Steven Menking – 01.06.2020

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Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles in partnership with Reliance! In this first episode of 2020 Steven shares the word he received from the Lord after praying and fasting at the start of the year. This year the word is Harvest Time. This follows on 2019’s word of being ‘desperately patient’. This is by no means a word of prophecy, but rather a guiding principle to help focus our ministerial efforts here On the Objective. Many have been praying for so long, and we join you in praying that this year will be a time of great fruitfulness. Perhaps at long last it is time for the harvest that the Lord deserves in this generation! The scriptures from this episode are from 2 Corinthians 4.

This broadcast was produced in partnership with Prepper Broadcasting Network via a new collaborative effort Reliance: An Exploration of 21st Century Faith

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How A Really Good Man Ends Really Bad – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 06.09.2019

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The mentions of Barnabas in the New Testament provide an interesting framework for understanding the importance of precision in our walk with the Lord. There was a sharp contention between Paul and Barnabas, and they went their separate ways in ministry. The final mention of Barnabas was an incident when Paul rebuked Peter for eating exclusively with Jewish believers to the exclusion of the Gentiles. Barnabas joined Peter in that error. An important lesson for us is that even a minor deviation, if left uncorrected, can result in us ending up a long way off from our calling. Barnabas began by encouraging Paul and guiding him into ministry by vouching for him when the other apostles were wary of his past. We must make sure to be steadfast in our encouragement of others and in our desire for Godly correction so that we can remain on the right path.

When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles. But when they arrived, he began to draw back and separate himself from the Gentiles because he was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group. The other Jews joined him in his hypocrisy, so that by their hypocrisy even Barnabas was led astray.

Galatians 2:11-13

Shipwrecked Under His Sovereignty – Pastor Claude Houde – 05.05.2019

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Even when we are caught in a spiritual shipwreck we are still under God’s sovereignty. Even when we endure trials and hardships that occur when our counsel is ignored we must maintain the peace of God. Even when we don’t understand all the reasons and timing behind our shipwreck we serve a faithful Lord. Even when it appears that we are in an unexpected place where hope appears lost we are being prepared for the miraculous. Be nourished by the word of God and the promise that our trial will become our testimony. Jesus is no stranger to shipwreck, and Jesus is no stranger to the miraculous. It’s time to walk by faith brothers and sisters. Get up and go forward again in Christ with boldness and newness of purpose.

Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta. And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

Acts 28:1-6

Podcast: On the Objective – Saul To Paul In 2019 – Steven Menking – 03.09.2019

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Join us for another Biblical discussion of important spiritual principles! In this message we ask an interesting question: if we saw another Saul converted to Paul in our day would the church respond appropriately? This question occurred to me as I was contemplating revival and how the Lord needs to make our hearts ready. If an archenemy of the cross was radically saved and went from persecution to evangelism as Saul did, then it certainly seems that many would retain bitterness and unforgiveness in their hearts and even would resist such a powerful move of the Holy Spirit. Are we truly ready for revival? The scriptures from this message are found in 1 Timothy 1, Acts 8, and Acts 9.

This broadcast was produced in partnership with Prepper Broadcasting Network via a new collaborative effort Reliance: An Exploration of 21st Century Faith

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The Mark Of The Godly – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 02.10.2019

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Malachi writes that in the last days the hearts of the children will turn to the fathers and the hearts of the fathers will turn to the children. Acts 15 records how Paul viewed Mark as unfit for service. Paul’s zeal led him to break with his friends, and he wasn’t able to extend grace to Mark. Over the course of his walk, Paul encountered Timothy, his spiritual son, and the Lord continued to transform Paul’s heart. Finally, toward the end of his life, Paul calls upon Mark to be brought again as valuable for ministry. The tenderness of God and the mercy of Christ had taken hold of his heart. When Jesus wants to move in our lives, He will continue to present opportunities even when we fail. We must press in to the Lord now and ask for our hearts to be turned to those around us. If you have ever written someone off or been written off by someone, then today is the day of reconciliation!

“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,
Says the Lord of hosts.


“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,

Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

Malachi 4:1-6

Bad Math – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 05.07.2017

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A tough situation plus a way out does not necessarily equal God wanting you to leave. Seek the Lord; His will for your life may be to stay the course. You never know who will be impacted and what the long term effects will be. Paul and Silas could have left the jail when the earthquake set them free, but they didn’t. A jailer and his family were saved. A church was started. Press in to God through the trials you are going through!

And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”

Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

Acts 16:23-34

Shake It Off! – Pastor David Ham – Times Square Church – 02.19.2017

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In our Christian walk we can get bitten even in our desire and effort to serve the Lord. After Paul’s shipwreck on the island of Malta, he was bitten by a snake. However, even in these moments we can and must believe in God and shake off the snakes. God will receive the glory when we remain calm and stay focused on the Lord. Click below and listen to some important insight through the Holy Spirit.

Shake It Off! – Pastor David Ham – Times Square Church – 02.19.2017

Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta. And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. So when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he has escaped the sea, yet justice does not allow to live.” But he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. However, they were expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had looked for a long time and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god.

Acts 28:1-6

How To Protect Your Thought Life – Pastor William Carrol – Times Square Church – 12.04.2016

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In such times as these when profound evil is being exposed, it is critical that we maintain faithful and obedient to our calling to expose the works of darkness. At the same time we must wholeheartedly and completely rely upon God in order to avoid being sucked down into the abyss that we are looking into. If it seems impossible to walk that fine line between the duty to deal directly with the evils of the world and the life of joy that is ours in Christ, it’s because it is impossible in our own strength. Call upon the Lord and strengthen yourself in this moment: there is a great task at hand.

How To Protect Your Thought Life – Pastor William Carrol – Times Square Church – 12.04.2016

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:1-11