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Acts: Paul’s Arrest and Defense Part 1

Acts 21:18-23:35

Main Point:Paul is letting God use his life even in persecution and violence, to help people become disciples of Jesus.

Acts: Compelled by Christ – Paul’s 3rd Missionary Journey

Acts 18:23-21:17

Main Point: Paul’s life is caught up in helping people follow Jesus (through Baptism and the Holy Spirit), no matter the cost.

VBS: Deep Sea Adventure


Here are the Songs for our summer Vacation Bible School – Deep Sea Adventure!

The YouTube video description has the lyrics in English

Neither Height Nor Depth

(click to listen)

Neither height nor depth
Nor anything else in all creation

Will be able to separate us from the Love of God
That is in Christ Jesus our Lord  (3x)
Romans 8:39

I’m gonna shout it out loud
Want everybody to hear
I’m not afraid to say it
Gonna shout it loud and clear
Jesus loves me (Jesus loves me)
Jesus loves me!



すべての 物(もの)は
神(かみ)の愛(あい)から 私(わたし)たちを 離(はな)すものは ない
それが 私(わたし)たちの主(しゅ) イエス キリスト! (3x)

イエス様(さま)は 私(わたし)のことが 大好(だいす)き!(3x)


Come Everybody, Come!

(click to listen)

Come everybody, come
Jesus says, everyone
Go grab up all your friends and come to the banquet!
Come everybody, come
Jesus says, everyone
He’s got a place for you so come to the banquet
Don’t wait, until you think you’ve got it all together
Don’t wait, the invitation says the time is now
Don’t wait, lame excuses make you think you’ve got forever
Don’t wait, come and live, let Jesus show you how!
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Come into the banquet hall
Oh, oh, oh, oh
There is room inside for all

みんな 来(き)て 来(き)て!

みんな 来(き)て 来(き)て!
みんなって イエス様(さま)が 言(い)ってるよ
友達(ともだち)みんな連(つ)れて パーティーに 行(い)こう
みんな 来(き)て 来(き)て!
みんなって イエス様(さま)が 言(い)ってるよ
君(きみ)のために 席(せき)を空(あ)けてるから パーティーに来(き)て

みんなが 揃(そろ)うまで
招待状(しょうたいじょう)には 今(いま) と書(か)かれている
変(へん)な 言い訳(いいわけ)していたら ずっとパーティーに 行(い)けないよ
来(き)て 生(い)きて イエス様(さま)が 教(おし)えてくれるよ!

パーティー会場(かいじょう)へ おいでよ
みんなの席(せき)が あるよ



The Prodigal

(click to listen)

Lord, I am a prodigal, running home to You
Falling down, I’m asking for forgiveness
There is nothing in my hands that I can give to You
Just a heart that’s desperate for forgiveness

Jesus, take my hand, pick me up
Help me stand and hold me close
Welcome me back home with a smile on your face
Your love will never let me go, it’s amazing grace
Amazing Grace!

If you are a prodigal, come running home to Him
Facing down, ask Him for forgiveness
Though there’s nothing in your hands, nothing you can give
Just a heart that’s desperate for forgivness

Jesus takes your hand and He picks you up
Helps you stand and holds you close
Welcomes you back home with a smile on His face
His love will never let you go, it’s amazing grace!
Amazing grace! Amazing grace!



主(しゅ)よ、私(わたし)は 自由気(じゆうき)ままに
あなたの家(うち)から 逃(に)げてきました
落(お)ちている 許(ゆる)してください
あなたに あげるものを 私(わたし)は 手(て)に 何(なに)も
心(こころ)から 許(ゆる)してください の 気持(きも)ちだけが あります

イエス様(さま) 手(て)を取(と)って
立(た)つのを支(ささ)えて 近(ちか)くでハグしてください
笑顔(えがお)で お帰(かえ)りと お家(うち)に 迎(むか)えてください
あなたの愛(あい)は 絶対(ぜったい)に 離(はな)れません、
なんてすごい 恵(めぐ)みでしょう!なんてすごい 恵(めぐ)みでしょう!

もし君(きみ)が 自由(じゆう)気(き)ままだったなら、
神様(かみさま)の家(うち)へ 走(はし)って帰(かえ)ろう
落(お)ちている 許(ゆる)してください
あげるものを 何(なに)も 持(も)っていなくても、何(なに)も なくても
心(こころ)から 許(ゆる)してください の 気持(きも)ちだけが あれば

イエス様(さま)は 君(きみ)の手(て)を取(と)って、手(て)をつかむよ
立(た)つのを支(ささ)えて 近(ちか)くでハグする
笑顔(えがお)で お帰(かえ)りと お家(うち)に 迎(むか)えてくれるよ
イエス様(さま)の愛(あい)は 絶対(ぜったい)に 離(はな)れません、
なんてすごい 恵(めぐ)みでしょう!なんてすごい 恵(めぐ)みでしょう!


I Care About You

(click to listen)

Jesus teaches us to care (4x)
I care about you!

I’m gonna be kind, I’m gonna be nice
I’m gonna forgive cause Jesus forgave me
If you fall down, I’ll pick you up
You can count on me if you ever have a need

If I am scared, you will be there
We will be stronger together you and me
If I fall down, you’ll pick me up
I can count on you if I ever have a need


僕(ぼく)は あなたが たいせつ

イエス様(さま)が 友達(ともだち)をたいせつにと 教(おし)えてくれる
イエス様(さま)が 友達(ともだち)をたいせつにと 教(おし)えてくれる
イエス様(さま)が 友達(ともだち)をたいせつにと 教(おし)えてくれる
僕(ぼく)は あなたが たいせつ イェイ

友達(ともだち)をゆるすよ だって
イエス様(さま)も 僕(ぼく)をゆるすから
落(お)ち込(こ)んだら 僕(ぼく)が 手(て)をかしてあげる

僕(ぼく)と君(きみ)とで もっと強(つよ)くなるね
落(お)ち込(こ)んだら 君(きみ)が 手(て)をかしてくれる
僕(ぼく)は あなたが たいせつ イェイ



Gonna, Gonna, Gonna Give!

(click to listen)

Gonna, gonna, gonna give what little I have
Give it all to Jesus
Gonna, gonna, gonna give what little I have
Give it all! Give it all

Jesus blesses the gifts of His children
Give and it will be given to you
Pressed down, shaken together, running over
Open up your heart and just see what He will do!

Gonna, gonna, gonna give so others can live
Live it all, for Jesus
Gonna, gonna, gonna give so others can live
Live it all! Live it all


ガナ ガナ ガナ ギブ!

1 (2x)
あげるよ あげるよ 少(すこ)しだけど 私(わたし)が持(も)っているもの
あげるよ 全部(ぜんぶ)イエス様(さま)に
あげるよ あげるよ 少(すこ)しだけど 私(わたし)が持(も)っているもの
全部(ぜんぶ)あげるよ 全部(ぜんぶ)

イエス様(さま)は 子供(こども)たちに ギフトをくれるよ
与(あた)えよう そうすれば、君(きみ)は もっと与(あた)えられる
押(お)し入(い)れ ゆすり入(い)れ あふれるほどに
心(こころ)を開(ひら)いて 神様(かみさま)がすることを 見(み)てみよう

2 (2x)
あげるよ あげるよ あげるから 友達も 経験するよ
あげるよ 全部(ぜんぶ)イエス様(さま)に
あげるよ あげるよ あげるから 友達も 経験するよ
あげるよ 全部(ぜんぶ)あげるよ 全部(ぜんぶ)

ブレイクダウン (2x)
ガナ ガナ ガナ ガナ
イエス様(さま)に 全部(ぜんぶ)あげるよ
ガナ ガナ ガナ ガナ
全部(ぜんぶ)あげるよ 全部(ぜんぶ) 全部(ぜんぶ)!!


2018-8-5 Bulletin

Acts: Compelled for Christ – Paul’s 1st Missionary Journey

Acts 13-14

Acts: Moving Out – God Reaching the Gentiles

Acts 10-12

Acts: Exciting Beginnings Pt 2

Exciting Beginnings – A People Like Jesus
Acts 3-4

The Holy Spirit began to form Jesus’ disciples to be like Jesus and help others become like Him.


Links to Current Typhoon Condition (TCCOR) status


Explanation of TCCOR status levels

TCCOR 4: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 72 hours. TCCOR 4 will be continuously in effect as a minimum condition of readiness from 1 June to 30 November annually.

TCCOR 3: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are possible within 48 hours.

TCCOR 2: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 24 hours.

TCCOR 1: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 12 hours.

(church cancelled) TCCOR 1 Caution: Destructive winds of 50 knots or greater are anticipated within 12 hours. Actual winds are 34-49 knots.

(church cancelled) TCCOR 1 Emergency: Actual winds of 50 knots or greater.

(church cancelled) TCCOR 1 Recovery: Destructive winds of 50 knots are no longer occurring. Actual winds are 34-49 knots.

Storm Watch: The typhoon is moving away but the base is still feeling some effects. Hazardous conditions may exist due to storm damage. In some cases the storm could return to Okinawa , so stay alert.

All Clear: Hazardous conditions and winds are no longer present. Return to normal duties. All Clear is announced when all hazards have been cleared. Return to TCCOR 4.


2018 VBS

Click here: Vacation Bible School Registration

This year’s Vacation Bible School is a fun deep sea adventure into the depth’s of Jesus’ love!  Activities will include skits, Bible stories, snacks, games, Bible memory, songs, and more! This VBS is for students going into 1st grade to 5th grade.

What (Whose) story are you telling?

Today Pastor Rosslyn will share the story of her walk with Jesus.

God Questions: Is God egotistical? Who can bless?

Main point: God is the generous and giving one, who invites us to join what He is doing in the world, to be a blessing to others.

Women’s Bible Study


Got Questions: Why Christianity?

1 Peter 3:15

Main point: Because of all God has done for us in Jesus we follow him. We follow Jesus, seeing where He is working in people’s lives and loving and inviting them to also follow Him.

Got Questions: How do I hear and trust God?

Main Point: My Heavenly Father loves me, guides me, and is bigger than anything I will face in life.

Got Questions: What entertainment is wrong?

Main Point: We reflect God and reject sin (in entertainment and other choices) by seeking to love God, share his perspective, and act according to his commands and his character.

5 Love Languages


Easter: Alive!

John 20:1-20

Main Idea: Jesus’ resurrection confronts and defeats our deepest fears.

Good Friday

Lent: Death Leads to Life

John 12:20-33

Main Idea: When we are willing to give up our lives to Jesus, to die, we really start living.

Lent: The Light has Come

John 3:14-21

Main Point: The light of Jesus exposes and transforms our darkness and wrong.

Easter Service

Women’s Retreat


Click here to register!


Easter Picnic

Lent: Taking Your Cross

Mark 8:31-38

Main Idea: Jesus invites us to die to the lives we know to follow Him.

Lent: What is Lent?

Mark 1:9-13

Lent is the 40-day journey to Easter. It is a time of reflection, repentance, and fasting, to become more Christlike.

Making Christlike Disciples: Stewardship

1 Peter 4:1-11

Disciples practice good stewardship of all that God has given to us by using all we have according to His purpose.

Download Giving Statement


To ensure the deductibility of your Keystone Nazarene contributions, do not file your income tax return until you have printed out your giving statement. Why is that? Good question!  The IRS requires that your giving statement be provided to you prior to you filing your taxes.  When you print your statement, be sure your printer settings include headers and footers, so your statement will have a printed on date listed. This shows the IRS you had your statement prior to filing your taxes, so be sure to keep a printed copy of it.  In the event that you are audited or need to provide a copy of your records to the IRS..



It’s fast and easy to download your giving statement.  Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log onto the online directory here. Log in using your email address and password.

    If you don’t already have an account, you can go ahead and set one up now. You’ll need to activate your account (through the email you’ll receive).

  2. After logging in, click your name in the upper right-hand side of the page, then click ‘profile’ from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click ‘financial’ then ‘giving statement’ and input the dates you want printed.  You can choose if you want a statement for your family or individual.  Click ‘run report’
  4. Print!




A giving statement is a detailed record of tax-deductible tithes and offerings given to Keystone Nazarene Church from members of your household.  Your giving statement will be helpful to you in preparing your taxes.


Your statement is available to you 24/7.  As soon as a contribution is received and processed through the bank, it will appear on your statement.  However, we do  recommend waiting until January 10th before printing your statement out for tax purposes to ensure all tax-deductible contributions are included on your statement.


Absolutely! We take your security very seriously and have chosen a system that makes it easy for you to access your giving schedules and records, but also protects you. Your financial information is not visible to others using the online directory.


Having online access to your contributions is a feature we are pleased to offer year-round.  You can also use the online directory to contact families in the church or put faces with names.


 We’ve got a simple fix for that – click here to recover your password.


The most likely reason for this may be that you’ve already created an account that is linked to your online giving and the new account is a duplicate.  Don’t worry if this is the case.  We can fix it.  Contact us online and let us know what’s going on and we will get in touch with you and get you up and running right away.

If you created a new account recently and were unable to verify your account by email, you may have difficulty logging in.  Again – we’re here to help, contact us online and we’ll get it all straightened out.


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Office hours are Monday through Friday
9:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Making Christlike Disciples: Making Disciples

Matthew 28:19-20

Making Christlike Disciples: Being a Disciple

Matthew 3:13-4:22

Come, Jesus: Get Ready!

Get Ready!

Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8

Moses: Experiencing God Throughout Life

God wants us to experience him throughout all the parts of life (work, family, church, His Kingdom work around us).

Moses: Obey and Experience God

Exodus 7-14

Main idea: You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work through you.

Moses: Adjust

Exodus 5:22-7:13

Main idea: You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing.

Moses: Crisis of Belief

Exodus 5

Main idea: God’s invitation for you to work with him leads to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action.

Moses: God Speaks

God speaks to reveal his purposes (through Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church).

Moses: Invitation

Exodus 3

Main idea: God invites you to become involved with Him in His work.

Moses: Relationship

Exodus 2-3

Main idea: God pursues a love relationship with you that is real and personal

Moses: Experiencing God

Exodus 3:14

Main idea: We come to know God by experiencing Him.

Look to Jesus: Running Like Jesus!

Hebrews 12:14-13:25

Main idea: Practical instruction to run the race with Jesus.

Look to Jesus: Run the Race!

Hebrews 12:1-13

Main point: Throw off sin. Follow Jesus. Be disciplined.

Look to Jesus: Remember those who trusted Jesus

Scripture: Hebrews 10:32-11:40

Main idea:  Persevere with Jesus by remembering those who lived by faith!

Mom’s Day Out


Click the image above to register for the Mom’s Day Out!


Look to Jesus: Enter Life with God!

Hebrews 10:19-31

Main idea: Come to God through Jesus, hold fast, and encourage others.

Look to Jesus: A Heart Submitted

Hebrews 10:1-18

Jesus came offering a heart submitted to God.

Look to Jesus: Jesus, Our Connection to God

Hebrews 4:14-5:4

Hold onto our High Priest, Jesus.

Look to Jesus: Don’t Miss Out

Hebrews 4:1-16

Don’t miss God’s promised rest by not listening to Jesus

2017 VBS

Click the image above to register!

1st through 5th graders, join us August 14-18 (9am-12pm) at Keystone Nazarene Church to hear exciting stories of how God called regular people just like you to be His messenger!  We will have fun times of crafts, snacks, games, and songs.  See you there!

Look to Jesus: Created to Hear God

Hebrews 1:1-14

Main idea: God speaks to you through his Son Jesus.

Set Apart: Empowered to Love

Acts 1:3-8, 2:1-4

Main idea: Jesus came lived, died, and rose again to break the power of sin that we can not fix by ourselves. He then gave the Holy Spirit to transform our character to live, love, think, and act like Jesus.

Set Apart: Sent

John 17:6-20

Main idea: Jesus prays that God will unite his followers in love, and that they share God’s love for the world. God does this when we let His Holy Spirit have complete control of our life.

Worship Online

To find links to Sunday worship songs click the image above.



Mother’s Day

Today we celebrate God’s gift of mothers and of women.  God has created women for a special and irreplaceable role in His world!

Set Apart: The Savior

Philippians 2:5-11

Unlike Israel, Jesus (God the son) lived his life surrendered to God. His life seemed to end in death and defeat, but God raised him from the dead. This shows God’s power is greater than any wrong or evil in us and around us. Jesus invites us to live our lives surrendered to God also.

Set Apart: Love Broken

God set Israel apart to love him and to help others love him. However, throughout the Old Testament, Israel showed a deep heart problem, failing to love God, pushing God out, serving other gods, and trying to be like other people. But God never gave up on his people he loved.

Set Apart: Created for Love

Genesis 1-3

God created us out of love for relationship with him and others. But rejecting God has broken and twisted relationships and love.

Glorious Defeat: Dying to Defeat

Isaiah 50:4-9, Matthew 27

Jesus is the prophesied Suffering Servant who is taught by, listens to, and is faithful to His Father. His mission is to provide a word for the weary, to disciple, and to model obedience to His Father, no matter what transpires.

Glorious Defeat: Dying to the Impossible

Ezekiel 37:1-14

God can give life back to dead and seemingly impossible situations. But this means that we have to be willing to let go of, to die to, control and trust and obey God.

Glorious Defeat: Dying to Money

Malachi 3:8-12

God asks his followers to give tithes (first 10%) and offerings to provide for ministry needs and to remember that everything we have is a gift from Him.

Glorious Defeat: Dying to Complaining

Galatians 2:20, Exodus 17:1-7

God always provides what we need in His time. Grumbling or complaining demonstrates lack of faith, obedience, trust, and reliance upon God.

God’s Work in Thailand

Today Tomo and Ceny Hirahara will be sharing about what Jesus is doing in the lives of people where they serve in Thailand.

Come, Jesus! – Home

Revelation 22:1-21

Jesus says he will return to restore the world and his followers will live with him. Our choices now dictate whether his coming will be something we want or something we do not, this is heaven and hell.

Come, Jesus! – Actively Waiting

1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11

Jesus will return resurrecting the dead and calling the living who love him to share life with Him forever!

Come, Jesus! – Life and Love

Matthew 25:31-45

Eternal life means both finding Jesus as the source of goodness, but also sharing his character of goodness in how we act here and now. To not do so is to choose eternal death.

Come, Jesus! – Life and Death

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20

 Today’s Message: Life and Death

Main Idea: Paradise is a right relationship with God, other and joining His work in the world. Death is the unraveling of God’s creation by disobeying him.

Making Disciples in Okinawa

Matthew 28:19-20

God is inviting you to join His work in making disciples among the Okinawans and Japanese He puts in your life.

Making Disciples

Matthew 28:19-20

We make disciples by learning how God is working around us and joining him to help others choose to live their lives as Jesus himself would.

Being a Disciple

Matthew 3:13-4:22

A disciple of Jesus learns from Jesus how to live their live like Jesus would.

Mission Question Wallpaper

How do we make Christlike Disciples in Okinawa?  These questions help get us started!


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God With Us: Healing

Isaiah 35:1-10

Theme: When God comes he brings healing and life to the desert.

God With Us: Savior

Isaiah  11:1-10

Theme: God sends a Savior and invites us to join Him!

God With Us: Anticipate

Isaiah 2:1-5

Theme: We can anticipate God bringing peace as we walk like Jesus.

Thanksgiving: All From Him

Deuteronomy 8:10-18

Remembering what God has done helps us to be generous like Him.

Becoming Like Jesus: Just Do It!

Matthew 7:13-27

Theme: You can not fake becoming a disciple of Jesus. Take what Jesus has taught and do it!

Becoming Like Jesus: A Good Relationship with God

Matthew 6:8-15

Theme: A Kingdom kind-of person learns to speak to God in Prayer.

Becoming Like Jesus: Living Without Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

Theme: A Kingdom kind-of person can let go of worry, trusting God knows and will care for their life.

Becoming Like Jesus: Treasuring God

Matthew 6:19-24

A Kingdom kind-of person learns to treasure God first and most, and this aligns their other treasures in a life-giving way.

Becoming Like Jesus: Seeking God’s Approval

Matthew 6:1-18

A Kingdom kind-of person learns to do the right things for the approval of God, not other people.

Becoming Like Jesus: Jesus’ View of Enemies

Matthew 5:38-48

Main Idea: A Kingdom kind-of person learns to live with and love their enemies as God does.

Becoming Like Jesus: Living Without Manipulation

Matthew 5:33-37

Theme: A Kingdom kind-of person honors God and others by not seeking to manipulate them.

Becoming Like Jesus: Living without Anger

Matthew 5:21-26

A kingdom kind-of person learns to value others and not use anger and contempt.

Becoming Like Jesus: God’s Good Life for Us

Matthew 5:1-20

AS we trust Jesus and his Kingdom, He gives us the good life!

Becoming Like Jesus: When God Comes Near

Matthew 4:12-25

Through Jesus, God is present and has power to help you today!


2016 VBS Web Banner


→ Online Registration ←

Game Night


Love Thinks


Link to Sign up


The Life God Gives: Honor Integrity

Honor Wealth

Exodus 20:15

God promises to care for his creatures. He made them physical beings and in the midst of their work promises to provide what they need. Stealing shows a lack of trust in God, and keeps people from trusting and being able to have trusting, healthy relationships  with others.

Mutsuki Testimony

Mutsuki’s testimony

Marriage Enrichment Workshop

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If you have any questions please send us a message below.

The Life God Gives: God’s Care

Exodus 20:8-11

Honoring the Sabbath day means we stop work to remember God’s presence, to let go of our control and results, and trust He is in control. When we do we choose to be with God and He gives us real rest.

The Life God Gives: God’s Character

Exodus 20:7

To follow God means to let him shape our character to reflect his.

The Life God Gives: God Only

Exodus 20:4-6

God gave us a need to be in relationship with Him, because He created us as physical beings living in a physical world. He has shown us the way to respond to His love for us; however, we look for physical ways and things to satisfy our needs rather than placing God first in our lives. When we do, we create idols.

The Life God Gives: God First

Exodus 20:1-3

Today we look at the first commandment.  God is the one who saves us from the broken ways of living from other gods. God gives life as we put him first in every area of our lives.

Mission: Making Christlike Disciples


In His Steps: The Cup

Mark 14:32-15:37

Why the cross?  It was the inevitable result of man’s clash with God. On the cross, Jesus took the cup of God’s justice and our rejection. He did this in order to forgive and heal us from constantly trying to run away from God.

In His Steps: The Feast

Mark 14

The Passover feast was a reminder of how God saved Israel from Egypt. At the last supper with his disciples Jesus made this meal into communion, a reminder that God’s ultimate salvation was made possible through Jesus death for us.

In His Steps: He Wants, We Want

Mark 9-13

As Jesus begins his movement towards Jerusalem and the cross it becomes more and more evident that people have only two choices, to continue to live for what they want, or to trust him for what He wants.  What do you choose?

In His Steps: The Turn

Mark 8:27-9:29

Jesus is the King, but he begins to describe that he is a king going to die on a cross. And what’s more he says to follow him, to be his disciple, we must die too. That’s the shock, but also the good news in order to find real life.


In His Steps: The Stain

Mark 7:1-34, 8:27-30

Everyone carries a stain.  The way we dress, what we try to achieve, even religious activities all try to deal with or cover that stain.  Jesus came to bring news that He is one who meets the need, who can clean the stain.

Mission: In Okinawa

Matthew 28:19-20

Today we are looking at what it means to be a part of God’s mission to the Japanese and Okinawans that we live around.

Characters of Christmas: Shepherds

Luke 2:8-20

The Christmas story is all about God’s invitation for people to join his amazing plan of salvation in sending Jesus.  He interrupted the monotonous life of poor shepherds, inviting them to the life-altering encounter with their savior!

Characters of Christmas: Jesus

John 3:16

Of all the characters invited to the nativity Jesus was the first to say ‘yes’.  And his life was constantly led by his Father’s invitation and he said ‘yes’ even to death.  And he stands inviting you to turn and be his disciple.  Will you say yes?

Characters of Christmas: Joseph

Matthew 1:19-21

Joseph, by all accounts, was a good man, a hard worker.  But when God invited him his entire life was rocked.  Joseph is only briefly mentioned in the Bible, but he played a significant role in God’s story because he said, ‘Yes’ to God!

We Believe: The End – Resurrection and Judgment

Revelation 22:12-22

There is, thankfully, an end to evil, wrong, injustice, pain, and death!  But people are the cause and the enactors of these very things.  When we chose to live with and for Jesus he teaches us how to live well, and we want to live with him forever.  But of we choose to try to life on our own wisdom, strength, and power, then we choose to live forever separated from God.  Choose Jesus!  That you may live!

We Believe: The Family called Church

Ephesians 4:1-14

People often think about church as a building, but the Bible portrays it as a family. Today we will look at what this family looks like, and what it means to be a member of the family of God through local church he has given us!

We Believe: Living in the Spirit of Jesus

Ezekiel 36:25-27, Matthew 3:16-17, John 16:7, Acts 2:1-4, 2:44-47

Every living thing grows and changes, and the same is true with relationships. Jesus’ offers us salvation but calls us deeper to let his Holy Spirit have total freedom to teach, lead, guide, and change us. This is called sanctifiation. The question is, have you said yes?

We Believe: Saved

Titus 3:3-8

To be a Christian a person must be saved, but what does that mean exactly? Last week we looked at our part of salvation, repenting of sin. Today we will look at what Jesus does in us, justifying, regenerating, and adopting us into God’s great family!

We Believe: Atonement & Repentance

Jesus, out of God’s great love, chose to die on the cross to atone for our sins.  When we recognise our sin problem and repent, he brings our dead heart back to life and for the first time we have a restored relationship with God.

We Believe: Sin

Genesis 3:1-6

Today we look at who human beings are, and the reason why things are not as they should be in our lives and the world.  This reason is sin.  We’ll explore what it is, where it comes from, what it does, and begin to see it’s solution.

We Believe: The Bible

2 Timothy 3:14-17

What is the Bible and what is it’s role in the life of a Christian?  Today we look at why it’s important, it’s background, it’s organization, it’s purpose, and how to meet God as we read His word!

We Believe: Jesus Christ

Today we look at who Jesus is and why he is the heart of understanding God, understanding ourselves, and living with God.

We Believe: God – Three in One

We look today at what the Bible says about God, the unity of Father, Son, and Spirit, and what that means for us, our lives, and our future.

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Got Questions: What about parenting and discipline?

What does the Bible say about parenting a discipline?  Today we look at the awesome responsibility of parents and anyone to love and invest in the children God has put around them, beyond just getting them to act-right, but to help shape their hearts to love God and love others.

Got Questions: What about suffering?

How does a Christian explain the suffering in the world?  Where is God in the midst of illness, evil, and wrong?  Today we will look to God and his word to answer these questions and look for His truth and promises in the midst of suffering!

Got Questions: Who is God?

You asked many questions!  Is God really everywhere?  Can he know the depths of each heart?  You talk about the Father, Son, and Spirit, so is God one or three?  Did Jesus really go down to hell?  If God knows everything do we have a choice?    So today we will look at God’s word to come to an understanding of who God is!

Set Apart: Sent

John 17:6-20

God has loved us, come to us, took on our worst, offered to forgive us and given us his heart (as we are willing to surrender, repent, and love him back) and now He sends us into His wide world for His heart and purposes!  His purposes as you work in your job, His purposes as you interact with your family, His purposes as you meet and interact with new people, His purposes as you consider the future!  We have a hope, and a purpose!

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July 19, 2015
What about other religions?
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July 12, 2015
Who is God?
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July 5, 2015
Sent: John 17:6-20
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June 28, 2015
Perfect Love: Matthew 5:48
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June 21, 2015
Empowered to Love: Acts 1:3-8, 2:14
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June 14, 2015
The Savior: Philippians 2:1-11
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June 7, 2015
Love Broken: Old Testament
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May 31, 2015
Created for Love Genesis 1-3
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May 24, 2015
The God Who is Near John 15:26-27, 16:5-15
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Sunday music: ForeverYou Never Let GoJesus Paid it All, How Great is Our God

May 17, 2015
Great Invitation John 17-6-19
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Sunday music: Blessed Be Your Name, You Never Let GoLord I Need You10,000 Reasons

May 10, 2015
Jesus Call Us FriendJohn 15:9-17
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May 3, 2015
Jesus The Vine John 15:1-11
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Sunday music: Forever, Whom Shall I FearLord I Need You, How Can I Keep from Singing

April 26, 2015
Jesus the Good Shephered John 10:11-18
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Sunday music: ForeverWhom Shall I FearAmazing GraceHow Can I Keep from Singing

April 19, 2015
Believe Then See Luke 24:36-48
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Sunday music: ForeverMy RedeemerAmazing GraceIn Christ Alone

April 12, 2015
Seeing is Believing John 20:19-31
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April 5, 2015
Alive! John 20:1-18
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March 29, 2015
Two Pairs of Glasses: Mark 11:1-11
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Sunday music: Marvelous Light, Christ is Risen, In Christ Alone, Because He Lives

March 22, 2015
Die to Live John 12:20-33
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March 15, 2015
Snake on a Pole John 3:14-21
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March 8, 2015
Cleansing the Temple John 2:13-22
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March 1, 2015
Losing Your Life to Find It:  Mark 8:31-38
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Feb  22, 2015
Remember Who You Are:  Mark 1:1, 9-15
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Feb  15, 2015
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Feb  8, 2015
Ezekiel: Only God Can Be God
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Feb  2, 2015
Jeremiah: Trusting God
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Jan 25, 2015
Isaiah: What do you put your trust?
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Jan 18, 2015
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Jan 11, 2015
Joel Joel 1-3
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Illuminate: Jan 4, 2015
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Sunday music: Go Tell it on the MountainBlessed Be Your Name, Away in a Manger, The Stand

LightDec 28, 2014
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Sunday music: Joy to the WorldHark the Hearld Angels SingGod with UsWhat Child is This/ How Great is Our God

Dec 21, 2014
Peace: Luke 1:26-38, 46-55
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Sunday music: Go Tell it on the Mountain, Our God, O Come All Ye Faithful, Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Dec 14, 2014
Joy: John 1:6-8, 19-28
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Sunday music: God with Us, Go Tell it on the Mountain, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Oh Holy Night

Dec 7, 2014
LOVE : Mark 1:1-8
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Sunday music: Singing to the King, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Oh Holy Night

Nov 30, 2014
Hope Mark 13:24-37
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Nov 23, 2014
The Story of God: Part 3 Jesus and Mission: New Testament
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Nov 16, 2014
The Story of God: Part 2 Israel’s Kings – Exile
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Nov 9, 2014
The Story of God: Part 1 Genesis Solomon
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Nov 2, 2014
Experience God – Testimonies
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Oct 26, 2014
Obeying then Experiencing God Isaiah 48:17, 2 Samuel 23:2-7
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Oct 19, 2014
Joining God Requires Adjustments Genesis 12:4-5, Exodus 7:2-7, Psalm 51
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Oct 12, 2014
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Oct 5, 2014
God’s Invitation Leads to a Crisis of Belief
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Sep 28 , 2014

God Speaks to His People
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Sep 21 , 2014
Life of David: God Invites You to Join Him 2 Chronicles 17:1-15
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Sep 14 , 2014
Life of David: God Pursues a Love Relationship 1Samuel 26, Psalm 19, Psalm92
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Sep 7 , 2014
Life of David: God is at Work Around You 1Samuel 13-19
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2015 Vacation Bible School


Kids entering Kindergarden – 6th grade, join us August 10-14 from 9am-Noon for an awesome VBS!  God of the Underdogs is a fun journey of how God uses small people for his BIG plans!  There will be fun Bible lessons, rocking songs, hilarious games, delicious snacks, and more!

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Set Apart: Empowered to Love

Acts 1:3-8, 2:1-4

Jesus’ disciples walked with him for 3 years, but that wasn’t enough.  Jesus didn’t want to leave them alone, but to be with them at all times! So he sent the Holy Spirit to give them God’s power, God’s way of seeing things, God’s heart to reshape and remake their own.  But they had to be completely willing. God doesn’t force his way into our hearts.  The question is, will we be totally surrendered as well?

Set Apart: Love Broken

God created us fro a relationship with him.  That’s why we were created!  But love and relationship require a choice, and Adam and Eve chose to try life without God.  Choices have serious consequences and throughout the Old Testament we see God still loving and working, yet people’s struggle with the same life-taking self-centered love.  They need a savior, they need a new heart.

Set Apart: Created for Love

Genesis 1-3

God is calling you into a life-long adventure of following him, growing to be like Jesus.  Every relationship, every hope of people are reminders we were created by God and for God.  We look at what we were created for, and what went wrong.

A2F: The God Who is Near

Pentecost Sunday
John 15:26-27, 16:5-15

Who wouldn’t like to spend a day walking with Jesus, in the flesh?!  But when Jesus went to heaven his disciples became anxious.  The fact that we can’t always see or perceive Jesus also can make us anxious in certain situations of life.  Yet Jesus gives hope.  He is not leaving, but is sending his Spirit not just to walk with us, but to live in us!  We can have hope and joy in all situations knowing that, no matter the outcome, God is near, God will help us, and God will take care of us.

A2F: The Great Invitation

John 17:6-19

We long for someone who will love us, be proud of us, want to include us.  In his prayer in John 17, Jesus prays to his Father for us, in these very same ways!

A2F: Jesus Calls Us Friend

John 15:9-17

On this Mother’s Day we remember that Jesus invited us, male and female, to be his friend, to be changed by him to bless others, and to join him in His work in the world.  Thank you to the women who have let your lives be used to impact us!

A2F: Jesus the Vine

John 15:1-11

Every day the decisions we make are based on this question: Where does a good life come from?  Jesus says that like a vine is the only way that a branch can stay alive and also to thrive and bear fruit, He is the only true source of a good life for us and the way that we find the fruit of a really, good life!

A2F: Jesus the Good Shepherd

John 10:11-18

People are looking for something they can count on, someone they can count on, something real.  From the stock market, to buying stuff, to a cycle of relationships there is still a deep thirst.  Jesus teaches that he is the good shepherd, the one who is real, and who can and wants to guide us, take care of us, so that we may experience real life.  He’s what we’ve been looking for all along.

A2F: Believe Then See!

Luke 24:36-48

Thomas wouldn’t believe until Jesus stood in front of him.  But Jesus did stand right in front of his disciples and they didn’t believe, they thought he was a ghost. It simply couldn’t be true!  Oftentimes we do the same. God is present, powerful, available and we think we are still on our own.  Believe, and you’ll be amazed what God begins to help you see!

A2F: Two Pairs of Glasses

Mark 11:1-11

It’s funny how convinced we are that we are right about things, until we realize we’re wrong.  It’s like wearing the wrong pair of glasses and wondering why we bump into things.  In his entry into Jerusalem the people see one thing, a conquering king, but Jesus sees another, victory through death.  That raises the question.  Are we living by what we see, or by asking Jesus what He sees?

A2F: Die to Live

John 12:20-33

Here’s the funny thing about life, it was made to be lived, but the more you try to hold onto it the more it slips through your fingers.  There’s a break in the human heart that tries to create life, to keep life by ourselves but Jesus teaches as we are willing, like He did, to give up his life to God’s plans and ways, we will discover what real living is all about!

A2F: Snake on a Pole

John 3:14-21

How far would you love go for someone?  Until they broke your trust? Spoke badly of you? Tried to ruin you?  Was physically violent towards you?  The God who created us showed his great love by the Father letting his son go and the Son choosing to go to certain death to offer us forgiveness and a real life.

Choose Life: Daniel

The characters are set, the curtain goes up.  What will they do?  What choices will they make?  Who will save them?  The message of Daniel is God’s invitation, and warning to make good choices.

Choose Life: Ezekiel

The book of Ezekiel is extremely dramatic.  God’s punishment is coming but instead of being willing to accept it, Judah fights against it and causes even deeper hurt and pain for themselves.  Yet God is not disciplining them and letting them face the consequences of their actions just to get even.  No, like a loving parent, or a good coach he is wanting to get to the source of their living, and change their hearts.  But God won’t force that.  They, and we, must choose if we will let him.

Choose Life: Jeremiah

The book of Jeremiah paints a passionate picture between a God who is trying to get his people to trust him and the cost to his servant Jeremiah to be part of God’s message to ultimately save Judah’s life. Sometimes obeying God results in difficulty and pain.  There again we must trust him to choose life, that we may live!

Choose Life: Isaiah

Women’s Bible Study: Reclaiming Eve

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Meet: Keystone Nazarene Chruch

Time: Thursdays 9:30 am-11:00am or 6:30-8:00pm.

Cost: $10 for the book.

Childcare available!

Who am I? Where do I fit in? Many of us face an identity crisis at some point. Adding to our confusion are mixed messages we get about what it means to be a woman of God—a daughter of Eve. Authors Suzanne, Carla, and Jamie come together from different generations, backgrounds, and perspectives to investigate God’s intentions for us through the very first biblical account of woman, Eve.

Leave a message below for questions or more information!

Illuminate: Peace

Luke 1:26-28, 46-55

We chase after peace in so many forms.  This pursuit can be exhausting.  But God comes to the unlikely, like a young girl named Mary, with a great and frightening invitation.  Join him and give up your current life, and you will find… amazingly, perfect peace.

Illuminate: Love

Mark 1:1-8

We deeply need to be loved and to love.  Mark starts his gospel not with a birth, but a message: “God loves you! Repent and love him back!”  This is how we get ready for Jesus.  This is where we find the love of God through forgiveness we so deeply need. And here is where we find a baptism of the Holy Spirit not just to free us from past guilt, but to transform our flaky hearts to be a person who loves!

Illuminate: Hope

Mark 13:24-37

December can be such a paradox.  With so much ‘holiday cheer’ people can so often be exhausted, depressed, and hurting.  In our scripture today Jesus tells the truth about the problems of the world (which begin in our own hearts and characters), but he also gives the good news!  He is coming, he has come, and he’s coming again!  We can have hope because Jesus can come in our current lives and transform us if we will let him.  And he will come again to destroy all that is evil, and lead us into a forever-life of all things good!  Be of good cheer!  Have hope!

Story of God: Part 3

New Testament

Jesus, God with us, bursts in the most unexpected way as God’s solution to the human heart-problem of sin.  His life, his death, and his resurrection not only give an example but break the power of sin.  He returned to heaven to send the Holy Spirit, God in us, to live and dwell in his follower’s hearts in teh book of Acts.  The rest of the New Testament is the story of this great message, and the life change that comes with it as we learn to live with God through Jesus!

This is the greatest story, the story of God, the story of the Bible. It is the story of our lives. It answers the deepest questions of the human heart. It is an invitation for a life we can not imagine. It means admitting the honest truth of our own sin, but finding the forgiveness of Jesus from the cross, and the invitation to be part of what God is doing having God himself, the Holy Spirit, living in us and guiding us, as we let him moment by moment, day by day!

Experiencing God: Obey and Experience God

Matthew 14:22-33

The most amazing part of live is experiencing God working through your life. This is what we were created for!  We finish our series with the amazing goal of all the steps God has been taking us through, of actually experiencing God!

Experiencing God: God Speaks to His People

One of the great mysteries of life is that the God who created everything would speak to us!  But how does God speak to us, and how do we know when it is actually God?  Today we look at the life of David and how God spoke to him.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see

wa-re o mo su-ku-i-shi
ku-shi-ki me-gu-mi
ma-yo-i-shi mi mo i-ma
ta-chi ka-e-ri-nu

Women’s Bible Study: Patriarchs

Patriarchs web2 Meet: Keystone Nazarene Chruch Time: Thursdays 9:00 am-11:00am or 6:30-8:00pm. “The Patriarchs” study by Beth Moore provides a personal study experience five days a week for this in-depth women’s Bible study of Genesis 12-50. Discover God’s pursuit of a relationship with man, and marvel as His plan to bless all people unfolds. Full of twists and turns, ruin and redemption, revelation and mystery this Bible study keeps participants captivated by the God who stars in it!   It will begin on Thursdays starting September 4 and will run for 10 weeks. The cost of this study is $25.00 and scholarships are available. Childcare will be provided. Leave a message below for questions or more information!

Here We Are

Family: Invitation to the Family

Ephesians 1:3-10

Our hearts long for a family.  God created us this way, to be part of his family.  And in Jesus, and through his blood because of our sins, we are freely invited to be a part of God’s family!

Family: Accountability in the Family

Ephesians 4:22-25

In sports, health, jobs, and family there are healthy boundaries of accountability that ensure safety, health, and long-term happiness.  God built principles of accountability based on the truth of how the world works into creation but also into the relationship with us and in the church. So are we being truthful with God, others, and ourselves?  Are we willing to be accountable?

Never the Same Again

A special song by Bless Maybiuin and Joana Badar.


Family: Leadership in the Family

Ephesians 5:21-6:9

Husbands and wives, parents and children, bosses and workers.  These are some of the most fundamental relationships we have, but can be some of the most painful as well.  Our ideas of what it means to be ‘leader’ or ‘follower’ in these have caused tremendous dysfunction.  God helps us navigate this so that we would be a united family!

Family: Questions in the Family

Matthew 7:1-14

There are many questions when we live together as a family in Jesus.  Why did you do that? What are you thinking?  When will this happen?  How will I accomplish this? Often instead of simply asking we begin to try to get what we want by judging, condemning, or blaming. We look today at Jesus’ teaching of the best way to live with God and others when there are questions; ask!

Family: A United Family

Ephesians 4:1-16

We need family.  We were created that way by God.  We find true family as we share a common life in Jesus.  This is what the church is.  But what does this kind-of family look like?  Today we see that God’s own character of unity in diversity meets us precisely in our uniqueness and differences to bind us together in Christ!

Father’s Day

Malachi 4:6

Every person has two things in common: we have a father, and we need a father.  We look today at God’s word His example of what a Father is, to learn to love, honor, and forgive our Fathers, and how to become a good father to our children.

A2F: With Jesus Behind Locked Doors

John 20:19-31

There is much to fear in the world we live in.  It was this same fear that drove the disciples behind locked doors, even after the women told them Jesus was alive.  Then Jesus came, and with him came peace… joy!  He invited them to leave fear and doubt and invited them to a life transformed!

A2F: With Jesus at the Empty Tomb

Matthew 28:1-10

Night and Day.  It’s amazing how much of a difference could happen between Saturday night, and Easter Sunday morning.  The dark of hopes shattered, evil victorious overcome and conquered by the light of that morning, of Jesus’ resurrection.  He is the light of the world and darkness could not overcome him!  He is risen!

Be Ready

Matthew 24:36-44

How do we celebrate this advent season?  We can celebrate because God is with us now.  We can celebrate because he can and does help us with teh practical questions, hurts, and pains as well as shares in our joys and excitements as we follow him in the world.  We prepare for Jesus’ return by living and following him every day.  This is how we will be ready!

Letting go of Enemies

Matthew 5:38-48

Some of the hardest parts of life are the conflicts we deal with and the enemies we make.  Here too, Jesus explains how a person with a kingdom-heart deals with these volatile situations.

The Rightness of the Kingdom Heart

Matthew 5:13-20

The good news of Jesus is that he knows what you are going through, he has perfect wisdom and perspective to guide you, and he has power to help you.  Anyone, as they put their trust in him and his Father’s way of life will find peace, hope… life!  It is these people who Jesus says give flavor and light to the people they are around.  From hopeless to positively influential, what a change!  This goes beyond religion legalism to the heart change that the God’s who desire shared throughout the Bible.

Living without Lust

Matthew 5:27-30

Apart from ways that you have held onto anger and fed lust what would your life look like?  These are almost normal parts of life, but Jesus gives the good news that we can live without them!  God’s kingdom can begin to change us into a kind of people who leave those hurt-filled and broken things behind!

Armor of God Pt 2

Ephesians 6:10-18

A Different Kind of Life

Matthew 4:12-25

Life has a routine and speed that takes on a life of its own.  Our jobs get busy, we get sick, a family member dies, finances get tight, we begin to plan for the future.  Suddenly life can become chaotic and even frightening by the forces at work around us.  Here Jesus speaks good news both to the people in Matthew and to us.  God is near, a different and joy-filled way of living (God’s kingdom way of living) is made open to us through Jesus,  we have only to begin to follow!

Reflections – Goodbye, Hello

Acts 1:3-10; 2:1-6, 14, 42-47

Hellos and goodbyes can be hard.  There’s loss of people important to us and the risk of new relationships.  But in Jesus we can find hope for goodbyes and new hellos.  We can find out how he redeems, and uses these in ways that not only provide for deep and meaningful friendships, but that put our every move under the power of His unstoppable kingdom!

Reflections – Sent

Matthew 4:16-20

What was it about Jesus that led Peter and Andrew that day to simply stop, and walk off their jobs to follow him?  This is Julie and my story of how God called us to Japan to be a part of what he is doing.  But the heart of God’s call is the same for you!

Reflections – Merrill has Left the Building

John 4:1-29

When we tie our life to Jesus we must follow him, because he was and is a man on the move.  He was about his father’s heartbeat of seeking redemption for lost and hurting people.  Far from making him unapproachably busy, he was always ready for his father to interrupt him with a person in his path.

A Birthday Party for a Prostitute

Luke 9:1-9

Everyone hated Zacchaeus.  He was a cheat and a traitor.  Yet Jesus saw him with different eyes.  Pastor David Graves speaks to the world-wide delegates of the Nazarene Church General Assembly about God’s eyes that would see Zacchaeus differently, and ones that would throw a birthday party for a prostitute.

The Miracles of Jesus

Everybody Needs a Miracle

Matthew 5:24-34

Women’s Bible Study

Experiencing God

Meet: Keystone Nazarene Chruch

Time: Thursdays 9:30 am-11:30am or 6:30-8:00pm.

“Experiencing God” study by Claude King, Henry Blackaby and Richard Blackaby is a life-changing 13 week study will begin on Thursdays starting March 6th. The daytime group will meet from 9:30-11:30am and the evening group from 6:30-8:00pm.

The cost of this study is $25.00 and scholarships are available. Childcare will be provided.

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Kingdom Sketches: Responding to Jesus

Matthew 13:1-23

It’s a story about dirt.  Hard dirt, rocky dirt, weedy dirt, and good dirt.  But Jesus wasn’t just talking about farming he was talking about people.  The point is simply this, what kind of dirt are you?  Because if we will let God break us up, if we will pull the crowded weeds that choke our lives to put ourselves before him, and let him work and grow us.  There’s a life waiting, a kingdom life, that is exponentially greater than anything we have experienced or could imagine!

Anticipate the King

Matthew 2:1-23

The beginning of the life of Jesus was anything but quiet.  He was hunted by a despotic king, surprised by wise men bearing valuable and prophetic gifts, and protected by the simple yet profound obedience of his father Joseph.  All three of these characters anticipated the King in a different way, and in them God shows us ourselves.

We Believe: Justification, Regeneration, Adoption

Luke 15:11-24

So what exactly happens when we get saved?  Is it just emotion and sparks?  The bible teaches some distinct but powerful parts of this experience.  We are justified, set right with God.  We are regenerated, given a new heart and nature.  And we are adopted, invited into God’s own family, the same relationship that the Father, Son, and Spirit have with one another! While these words may sound academic, they are as powerful as the story Jesus told of the Prodigal Son.

We Believe: Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is probably the least talked about of the trinity, but for us this is the gift of Jesus to us.  Even the people who walked with Jesus had to be around him physically, but God has shown his deep love for us by even coming closer.  Jesus has given us his very spirit, the spirit of God to teach, convict, save, and transform us!

Women’s Walking Group

The women’s walking club with meet at Keystone and walk the 3/4 mile to the 200 stairs that go up the mountain behind the church.  Please bring water.

In case of rain or bad weather the group will meet in the fellowship hall and use the exercise video “Walking the Walk: Getting Fit by Faith.”

For more information please email below!


We are ridiculously easy to find!

Keystone Nazarene Church is located between Camp Foster and Camp Lester. Turn right (if coming from Foster) or left (if coming from Lester/Kadena) on Highway 24. This intersection has a Toyota dealership and the white overwalk. The church is behind the Family Mart convenience store.

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Getting to Keystone from the South: Camp Kinser, Camp Foster
From the Foster Commissary Gate turn right (north) on Hwy 58 for 1.7 km and turn right at the stoplight (There will be a white walkway over the road and a Toyota dealership on the left side at the light).  Travel 300 feet and turn right into the Keystone parking lot. The church is behind the Family Mart convenience store.

Getting to Keystone from the North: Kadena Air Force Base, Torii Station, Camp Shield, Camp McTureous, Camp Courtney
From Kadena Gate 1 turn left (south) on Hwy 58 for 2.5 km. Pass the entrance to Camp Lester.  The following stoplight turn left  (There will be a white walkway over the road and a Toyota dealership on the right side at the light).  Travel 300 feet and turn right into the Keystone parking lot. The church is behind the Family Mart convenience store.

If you need help finding us, please don’t hesitate to let us know: Contact Us

James: Patience

James 5:7-11

It’s hard to be patient!  We want what we want, when we want it, and how we want it.  But the honest truth is this is a selfish and sinful way to live.  God promises he will provide everything we need, that he will discipline and train us to be like Jesus, and that he loves and has the best for us.  This is why James writes to be patient because God will work, he will provide, and he will return to make wrong to right.  He is, he does, and he will.  So we can obey him, and regardless of what happens, be hopefully patient!

James: Wisdom

James 1:5-7, 3:13-18

Have you ever seen a master at work?  Maybe it’s an olympic athlete, or a professional musician, expert businessperson, or gifted parent.  It’s amazing to watch.  They have knowledge and it is combined with great skill but there’s more than that, it’s an art, a finesse.  They are wise. They understand all the parts of their profession and bring out more than just results, but something beautiful and amazing to watch.  James reminds us that wisdom comes from God, the one who in his infinite wisdom put the world together.  And he is offering to give us his wisdom in the decisions we make, as we parent, or date, or work in our marriage, or develop in our career.  He gives us wisdom that goes beyond just living well, but inviting us, like Jesus, to live like the Master!

James: Playing Favorites

James 2:1-13

We see distinctions in the world even without realizing it.  Tall people and short people, rich people and poor people, talented people and ordinary people.  But we also value some of these categories and the people in them while devaluing the people who are not those things.  This happened to the people James was writing to.  It’s important to realize how easy it is to play favorites and we need God’s spirit to help us see people the way He sees them and quit the favorite game.

Game Night

Come with your family this Friday (5/18) for fun food and games at Keystone Nazarene!  Bring your favorite board games and finger foods to share.  See you there!
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Movie Night

Women’s Bible Study


This is a ten-week Beth Moore Bible study about the writings and life of John the discipleKeystone Nazarene Church.

Email below if you would like to participate or to get more information.

Ashes to Fire: Easter – He Saw and Believed

John 20:1-18

That lonely morning when a heart-broken Mary Magdalene walked to the tomb she had no idea what lay in store for her.  It was empty.  But while she and Peter saw only the remains of a theft, John saw and believed, without fully understanding all the details, that Jesus was not dead, he was alive!  Later, while Mary stayed to mourn, Jesus came and spoke to her, but she didn’t see him, only her greif… until he called her by name.

He is alive!  There is no sin so great, so evil so dark, no end so final that Jesus has not overcome it.  He is alive and all human history has a new chance to live!  Do you believe?

Women’s Bible Study

Kay Arthur’s book, “Lord I want to Know You” is a study through scripture of the names of God and how these names (Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider) are promises of how he acts towards us as we trust in him.
We invite you to join us in this study of God’s word. Email below!

Illuminate: Jesus Makes Sense Out Of Life

Colossians 1:15-20

The Supremacy of Christ

5 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Illuminate: The Face of God

John 3:31-36

31 “The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 The man who has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God[a] gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”[b]

Men’s Fraternity

Keystone Nazarene Okinawa


Men’s Fraternity is a study that teaches how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus and directed by the Word of God.  We meet Thursdays from 5:30-7:00am at the church (Oct 25-.

If you would like to participate in the Men’s Fraternity Bible Study or would like to get more information send us a message below!

Men’s Breakfast – Seaside Cafe


From Keystone travel south on Hwy 58 towards Foster.  Turn right at the light with the ‘Cow-Cow’ used car sales lot (before Commissary Gate).  Follow this road to the end and turn left.  Immediately turn right and travel to the seawall.  The road will make a hard right turn.  Seaside Cafe is in a pink building on the right.  Breakfasts range around Y1,000 (Dollars also accepted).  Questions or if lost call Pastor Brian 080-6491-0023.

Trunk or Treat

If you would like to help with dinner or to decorate your trunk, leave us a message below.

Candy donations are needed.  Drop them off at the church.

Please, no scary costumes (dressing like Pastor Brian), or costumes to do with the occult (witches, etc.).

See you there!

Forest Adventure

If you plan on attending give the names and ages below of those who will attend.  Men and youth, 6th grade to 12th grade only.

Women’s Brunch

Please leave a message below if you plan on attending.

Women’s Bible Study

Call 936-1642 or leave a message below for more information or to join!

mothers and fathers

Rummage Sale

Small Groups

Marriage Enrichment

In His Steps

A sermon series through the book of Luke

April 24th, 2011
Alive!: Luke 24: 1-13, 36-49
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April 17th, 2011
Steps to Salvation: Luke 19: 28-44
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April 10th, 2011
Steps of Humility: Luke 18
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April 3rd, 2011
Lost & Found: Luke 15
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March 27, 2011
Worry, Trust, & Generostiy: Luke 12: 1 – 34
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March 20, 2011
Counting the Cost: Luke 9: 51 – 62
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March 13th, 2011
Tsunami Memorial: Matthew 7:24-27
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March 6, 2011
Luke 9:28-50
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February 27, 2011
“Follwing Jesus”: Luke 9:1-6, 18-27
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February 20, 2011
“What the Lord has done in me”: Luke 8:26-39
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February 13, 2011
“Approching Jesus”: Luke 7:36-50
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February 6, 2011
“God’s Way of Thinking”: Luke 6:17-49
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January 30th, 2011
“Being a Disciple, Making Disciples”: Luke 6:12-16
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January 23rd, 2011
“Face to Face with Jesus”: Luke 5:1-32
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January 16th, 2011
“The Great Temptation”: Luke 4: 1-15 
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