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Gateway Church gathers
worship Sundays
at 10:30 a.m.

Location: 6425 Jefferson Rd.
(Hwy. 129) in Athens, Georgia.

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The Teaching Ministry of Gateway Church

Pastor Jerry Varnado

Epiphany and Our Covenant With God
January 5, 2003 (Epiphany Sunday)
"Epiphany" literally means "a revelatory manifestation of a divine being." Epiphany Sunday is a reminder of who we are and what we are to be about.

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Lay Leader Joseph Slife

First Things First
July 20, 2003
God already knows whether or not we trust Him, but how do we know it? It's easy for us to fool ourselves about our level of trust.

Fall Revival 2003:
Days of Destiny

(audio files only*)

Messages by
Dr. Doug Beacham

Sunday, Sept. 14 a.m. (42:00)

Bible Faith

Sunday, Sept. 14 p.m. (35:00)

Poured Out Upon Us

Monday, Sept. 15 (38:00)

The Battle of the Mind

Tuesday, Sept. 16 (48:00)

Your Destiny in Christ

Wednesday, Sept. 17 (41:00)

The Breakthrough Point

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The Baptism of the Lord
January 12, 2003
Although extremely significant, water baptism is only a prelude to -- and preparation for -- a greater baptism: the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

The Sanctity of Human Life
January 19, 2003
If followers of Jesus Christ don't take a stand for life, who will?

The Kingdom is Near
January 26, 2003
The "good news" isn't just about going to heaven when we die. It is about Christ living in us.

An Inviting Church
February 2, 2003
Being an inviting church isn't something that just "happens." It is something we must intentionally work toward.

The Shaping of Christian Ministry
February 9, 2003
We are appointed by God Himself to represent Christ and to act on His instructions.

Demonstrating God's Power
February 16, 2003
The Bible teaches that the power to deal with sickness, disease, and the devil has been given to the Church.

War and the Prince of Peace
February 23, 2003
In the Bible we see God using or allowing war for three specific purposes.

A Call to Intercession
March 2, 2003
God has given us powerful weapons: the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, and the Word of God. Prayer is the means of delivering these weapons to the places where they're needed.

Some Time in the Desert
March 9, 2003
In the life of an individual and in the life of a church, desert experiences are necessary to mold us into what God wants us to be.

Living in the Shadow of the Cross
March 16, 2003
Suffering and sacrifice are inherent in the gospel.

By Grace Through Faith
March 30, 2003
Our salvation doesn't depend on our good behavior, but on Christ Himself, the gift of God's grace.

Lift Jesus Higher
April 6, 2003
We can exalt Christ by living lives of sacrifice.

A Paradigm of Praise
Palm Sunday • April 13, 2003
Passionate praise helps create environment conducive for the manifestation of Christ in our city.

Surprised by Joy
Easter Son Rise Service • April 20, 2003
The resurrection of Christ opens up a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way hoping.

This Stone's for You
Easter Sunday • April 20, 2003
Manifold blessings flow to us because of Jesus' resurrection!

Sent by Jesus
April 27, 2003
Jesus Christ has chosen us to represent Him in the world.

Dealing with Doubts
May 4, 2003
We shouldn't ignore our doubts or try to hide them.

Knowing the Shepherd
May 11, 2003
The most critical thing in life is knowing the Good Shepherd.

Knowing the Shepherd's Voice
May 18, 2003
If we are to follow Christ, we must know His voice.

May 25, 2003
You didn't choose Jesus, He chose you -- for a very important purpose.

His Last Words
June 1, 2003 (Confirmation Sunday)
To fulfill God's purpose for your life, you must live in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Living in the Power of Pentecost
June 8, 2003
The experience of Pentecost is the biblical norm for Christian life.

The Spirit of Sonship
June 15, 2003
All who come to Christ -- male and female, poor and rich, slave and free -- are made co-heirs with Jesus to the estate of the Father.

The Power of Praise
June 22, 2003
Praise isn't just something we do, it is at the root of who we are as the people of God. Praise generates spiritual power, overcomes demonic opposition and increases our faith.

Learning to Receive
June 29, 2003
If we're to be the people God wants us to be, we must learn how to receive from Him.

Liberty or License?
July 6, 2003
Our personal liberty in America was never intended to be a license to legitimize anything we want to do.

Total Forgiveness
July 13, 2003
What did Jesus mean when He said if we don't forgive others God won't forgive us?

The Fruit of the Spirit is...Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control
August 3, 2003
Fruit is the visible expression of power working inwardly.

The Bread of Heaven
August 10, 2003
We become what we eat. Are we becoming like Christ, the Bread of Heaven?

Kingdom Living
August 17, 2003
Jesus said the Kingdom of God is an inner reality. What does life look like when we're living with the Kingdom within us?

To Whom Shall We Go?
August 24, 2003
According to John 6, many of Jesus' disciples "turned back and no longer followed Him." They had good reasons for doing so.

Pride and Prejudice
September 7, 2003
Why did Jesus apparently insult a Gentile woman who came pleading for the healing of her daughter?

The Scandal of Particularity
September 21, 2003
Gateway Church has received what may be a prophetic word from the Lord. How do we respond to it?

God's Opportunity
September 28, 2003
When we follow Jesus beyond our limited resources, we move into the unlimited resources of God.

The Test of Righteousness
October 5, 2003
We should trust God's love and goodness, even when we can't understand why certain things happen.

Protecting Marriage
October 12, 2003
Marriage has traditionally been the union of one man and one woman. So what if some people today want to redefine marriage? Is it really that big of a deal?

The Priesthood of Jesus
October 26, 2003
The writer of Hebrews spends the better part of three chapters explaining the concept that Jesus is "a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek." Why is this truth so important?

Nuking Negativism
November 2, 2003
Positive, possibility thinking is rooted in God's purposes for us. He had made us and equipped us for positive achievement.

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts
November 9, 2003
Discipleship calls us to radical, immediate obedience to Christ, forsaking all other duties if the situation demands it.

The Importance of Worship
November 16, 2003
Preaching appeals primarily to the mind. It motivates and instructs us. But the arts, especially music, appeal to the heart and the soul.

Thanksgiving in Action
November 23, 2003
Our outward expressions of thanksgiving are hollow if we do not, by our actions, honor the God to whom we are thankful.

The LORD Our Righteousness
November 30, 2003 (First Sunday in Advent)
A key prophecy in the Book of Jeremiah, written 600 years before the birth of Christ, tell us what Jesus will do and how He will save us.

A Real Christmas
December 7, 2003 (Second Sunday in Advent)
Too many of us settle for an "artificial" Christmas. There's only way to make Christmas real.

The Invited Guests
December 14, 2003 (Third Sunday in Advent)
Rather than inviting people of social standing to the unveiling of the Savior, God invited Gentile sorcerers and Jewish low-lifes.

Why Christmas?
December 21, 2003 (Fourth Sunday in Advent)
The Scriptures give three specific reasons why God sent His son into the world.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
December 28, 2003 (First Sunday After Christmas)
Is Jesus really the Messiah the prophets spoke about? God has given us golden nuggets of truth about Jesus' birth and life that lead us to a sure faith.

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