love thy neighbor- sermon.

Love Thy Neighbor

What does it mean to love your neighbor? Listen to Pastor Michael as he explores the relationship GOD wants you to have with those around you. It’s easy for us to say “Love thy Neighbor” but do we love them as JESUS wants us to? JESUS wants us to love everyone around us as our neighbors. Do you struggle with this? Listen to Pastor Michael unfold the ideas of what it truly means and how JESUS wants us to treat and love those around us. 

Week 1 –

Week 2 – September 9, 2018

Week 3 – September 23, 2018 – It Takes a Village

Week 4 – September 30, 2018 – Loving is Inviting

How do I label myself as a disciple? “By loving thy neighbor” – A recap of what it means to love thy neighbor. Serve, get involved, do life together-with friends and finally, how are we called to be a good friend. “Loving is inviting into the kingdom of GOD.

Tempted sermon series, Granite Hill Church, Hallowell, Maine.


August 12: Tempted – Take Matters

Temptation is a test of your faith not just your self control. When Jesus was in the desert He was tempted by many things, just like we are everyday. Learn how he was able to resist and carry on in a challenging part of His life. 

August 19: Tempted : I Am The Light

Ecclesia Sermon Series, Granite Hill Church, Hallowell, Maine.


The Greek word for church in the bible is ecclesia, it means movement. As a church we are more than a building with four walls, we have power and a purpose. God calls us to be out and moving around our community, sharing His love.

July 8, 2018: Ecclesia – Parts of Following

July 15, 2018: Ecclesia – You Feed Them

July 22, 2018:  Ecclesia – Fear Not

Make 2018 Better – Without Comparison

In life we are taught to take a standard of how we are doing. As kids your parents probably helped you know how well you were doing or not. They would say things like “Good job at school” or “You need to stop that.” Good or bad, parents can invest in their kids, but what happens when we become adults? How do we gage how we are doing? We often look for a standard in the people around us and make our assessment about ourselves based on how others are doing. We fall into a comparison trap. If they are successful we feel awful about ourselves and when they are not, we feel better based on their failures. We begin to play the “er” game… richer, skinnier, taller, prettier, happier, etc. There is no win to this game, there is always someone more “er” then you. Life is never better with comparison. We need to refocus and run our own race. God has given everyone their own unique gifts and it is our job to take what God has entrusted us with, good and bad, and run a race that honors God.

Make 2018 Better – Wisdom

Who are we today as a result of the decisions we made yesterday? We make our decisions and our decisions make us. King Solomon shows us how to make good choices that honor God. He could have asked God for anything but in 2 Chron. 1:10 he asks simply for wisdom and knowledge so he could lead God’s people. Wisdom is what gives us insight when making choices in our lives, but how do you get it?