Arcola Bible Church

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ within our sphere of influence. Welcome to Arcola Bible Church! If you are seeking to know God better, no matter where you are on that journey, we invite you to visit.

God is drawing together a group of people to form a new local church body. If you are up for an adventure, visit our web site to find out more.

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Episode 45: Encouragement after repentance. 06/07/2021

Episode 45: Encouragement after repentance.

Episode 45: Encouragement after repentance. In this last part of a conversation with Suresh Jesuraj, we find out that God doesn't abandon us even when we've strayed.

Episode 44: Thy will be done - sort of. part 2 05/31/2021

Episode 44: Thy will be done - sort of. part 2

Episode 44: Thy will be done - sort of. part 2 Suresh Jesuraj tells a personal story of stress and decision. In part 2, things fall apart badly.

Episode 43: "Thy will be done" - kinda of. 05/28/2021

Episode 43: "Thy will be done" - kinda of.

Episode 43: "Thy will be done" - kinda of. Suresh Jesuraj tells a personal story of stress and decision. Maybe we too can learn something about depending upon God's will, provision and timing.

Episode 41: Thinking Parents, Thinking Kids - Part 2 05/12/2021

Episode 41: Thinking Parents, Thinking Kids - Part 2

Episode 41: Thinking Parents, Thinking Kids - Part 2 Hostile worldviews around us are becoming ever more prevalent. Pastor Mark Seager talks about knowing what you believe and why and guiding your kids to find their own faith.

Episode 40: Who's the King in your Life - part 3. 05/10/2021

Episode 40: Who's the King in your Life - part 3.

Episode 40: Who's the King in your Life - part 3. Jason Rodgers finishes with his encouragement to switch allegiances. Put away the stuff in your life that grips you and walk toward Christ. Get out on his playing field and let the Holy Spirit coach you.

Episode 39: Is your worldview drifting? 05/07/2021

Episode 39: Is your worldview drifting?

Episode 39: Is your worldview drifting? In which Pastor Mark Seager talks about thinking parents raising thinking kids in a drifting culture.

Episode 38: Who or what is king in your life? Part 2. 05/05/2021

Episode 38: Who or what is king in your life? Part 2.

Episode 38: Who or what is king in your life? Part 2. Are you unwittingly slowly walking away from Christ? What really made the foolish man's house foundation so different from the wise man's? Jason Rodgers continues his challenge for us to examine our lives to see who we really depend on for safety and security.

Episode 37: Who or what is the King in your life? 05/03/2021

Episode 37: Who or what is the King in your life?

Episode 37: Who or what is the King in your life? Back in 1979 Bob Dylan said "You're gonna have to serve somebody". Who are we really serving? Jason Rodgers takes us to an old story where an insecure people chose themselves a new king and rejected the best king.

Episode 36: Let's say I follow these baby financial steps - what then? 04/30/2021

Episode 36: Let's say I follow these baby financial steps - what then?

Episode 36: Let's say I follow these baby financial steps - what then? The last part of our financial conversation with Peter Hutchins where we complete the remaining baby steps and pause to imagine how that might change our lives for the better.

Episode 35: A book review of "Gentle & Lowly" By Dane Ortlund 04/28/2021

Episode 35: A book review of "Gentle & Lowly" By Dane Ortlund

Episode 35: A book review of "Gentle & Lowly" By Dane Ortlund Tyler Cochran reads a book and wonders whether is has the full picture of who Jesus Christ really is.

Episode 34: Baby steps to financial freedom. Part 3 04/26/2021

Episode 34: Baby steps to financial freedom. Part 3

Episode 34: Baby steps to financial freedom. Part 3 What is it that people who need one don't have and those that have one don't use them? Peter Hutchins talks about emergency funds, budgeting and deals with the issues of sacrificing now for future gain.

Episode 33: Life despite death and setbacks in Jamaica 04/23/2021

Episode 33: Life despite death and setbacks in Jamaica

Episode 33: Life despite death and setbacks in Jamaica The second part of our conversation with John Heater who tells us how they coped with Covid and the death of missionaries that formed the backbone of their mission to Jamaica.

Episode 32: Leaving our bubble part 2. 04/21/2021

Episode 32: Leaving our bubble part 2.

Episode 32: Leaving our bubble part 2. Projects or people? The practical side of loving our neighbors enough to reach out to them. We finish our conversation with Don Stone.

Episode 31: Getting a grip on your finances: Is step 1 any good without a change of heart? 04/19/2021

Episode 31: Getting a grip on your finances: Is step 1 any good without a change of heart?

Episode 31: Getting a grip on your finances: Is step 1 any good without a change of heart? Peter Hutchins continues his series with the first two baby steps if you want to gain some financial peace. Practical help to get out of debt and sleep peacefully at night.

Episode 30: Running drugs to Jamaica 04/16/2021

Episode 30: Running drugs to Jamaica

Episode 30: Running drugs to Jamaica In which John Heater tells us about medical mission teams that periodically head down to Jamaica to to treat the sick in body and soul.

Episode 29: Leaving our Bubble 04/14/2021

Episode 29: Leaving our Bubble

Episode 29: Leaving our Bubble Are we so insulated that we have no one to share the Gospel with? Loving our neighbor and changing our whole outlook on how God wants to use our individuality, is the core of this conversation with Don Stone.

Episode 28: Seven little steps to get a grip on your finances. 04/12/2021

Episode 28: Seven little steps to get a grip on your finances.

Episode 28: Seven little steps to get a grip on your finances. Peter Hutchins takes us through some simple steps to bring our money under control. In this first part we recognize some fundamental heart attitude problems that prevent us from even starting to deal with debt and contemplating a budget.

Episode 27: Here's the church, and here's the steeple, open the door and maybe they'll be some people 04/09/2021

Episode 27: Here's the church, and here's the steeple, open the door and maybe they'll be some people

Episode 27: Here's the church, and here's the steeple, open the door and maybe they'll be some people Part 2. Jacob Stone tells us why anyone will want to come to his new church.

Episode 26: 7am - Daily meeting with God and a book to help keep on track. 04/07/2021

Episode 26: 7am - Daily meeting with God and a book to help keep on track.

Episode 26: 7am - Daily meeting with God and a book to help keep on track. Part 2 talking with Karen Seager and Judy Creary about daily prayer and reading, with a review of the book "Through the Bible, Through the Year" by John Stott.

Episode 25: Planting and cultivation involves getting dirty 04/05/2021

Episode 25: Planting and cultivation involves getting dirty

Episode 25: Planting and cultivation involves getting dirty The final part of a conversation with Michelle Thompson from the inner city of Chicago in which we learn the secret of impacting lives for permanent change.

04/03/2021

Come join Arcola Bible Church and CrossPointe Church as we gather together for our Easter Worship Service. 10 AM at Willard Middle School.

Come join Arcola Bible Church and CrossPointe Church as we gather together for our Easter Worship Service. 10 AM at Willard Middle School.

Episode 24; One stone upon another. 04/02/2021

Episode 24; One stone upon another.

Episode 24; One stone upon another. Where we talk with Jake Stone who along with others, is entering the risky business of building a new church.

Episode 23: 7am - Meet with the Almighty, if I have time 03/31/2021

Episode 23: 7am - Meet with the Almighty, if I have time

Episode 23: 7am - Meet with the Almighty, if I have time Karen Seager and Judy Creary talk about making time for daily prayer and reading. Is this practice important and how is it best sustained?

03/30/2021

Come join Arcola Bible Church and CrossPointe Church as we gather together for our Easter Worship Service. 10 AM at Willard Middle School.

Come join Arcola Bible Church and CrossPointe Church as we gather together for our Easter Worship Service. 10 AM at Willard Middle School.

Episode 22: To leave or not to leave? A burning question. 03/29/2021

Episode 22: To leave or not to leave? A burning question.

Episode 22: To leave or not to leave? A burning question. Part 3 of a conversation with Michelle Thompson who works in the inner city of Chicago. Can God change hardened gang leaders? What happens when they're looting and rioting at the end of your street?

Episode 21: I will be like God - really? A book review 03/26/2021

Episode 21: I will be like God - really? A book review

Episode 21: I will be like God - really? A book review Rhiannon reviews "None Like Him" a book by Jen Wilkin

03/25/2021

Join us as we gather with CrossPointe Church for Palm Sunday at Willard Middle School, 10 am.

Join us as we gather with CrossPointe Church for Palm Sunday at Willard Middle School, 10 am.

Episode 20: Today at 8:03 God will have someone call you. 03/24/2021

Episode 20: Today at 8:03 God will have someone call you.

Episode 20: Today at 8:03 God will have someone call you. In part 4 of Ray Cardwell's series on life's phases, we learn that God is interested in even the small details of our lives.

Episode 19: How to save a life 03/22/2021

Episode 19: How to save a life

Episode 19: How to save a life In which Michelle Thompson talks about ways of helping broken people and who is it, who really in the end has the power to change them.

Episode 18: What's a nice white girl doing here? 03/19/2021

Episode 18: What's a nice white girl doing here?

Episode 18: What's a nice white girl doing here? In which we go into inner city Chicago and find out how surviving can change to thriving.

Episode 17: Help! I need to know what to do next 03/17/2021

Episode 17: Help! I need to know what to do next

Episode 17: Help! I need to know what to do next Ray Cardwell talks about transitions from one phase of life to the next and that God really does have a plan for your life.

Episode 16: When our plans take a hike 03/15/2021

Episode 16: When our plans take a hike

Episode 16: When our plans take a hike In which we conclude our conversation with Dave and Mary Greene on their experience of moving to North Carolina and learn of an upcoming program about a dark place.

Episode 15: Am I on course? 03/12/2021

Episode 15: Am I on course?

Episode 15: Am I on course? In which a former coast guard tells us something about navigation. Ray Cardwell in part 2 of a 4 part series on life's phases.

Episode 14: Life - When to start the next phase 03/10/2021

Episode 14: Life - When to start the next phase

Episode 14: Life - When to start the next phase We talk with Dave and Mary Greene about their life transition away from the Northern Virginian rat race and whether God taught them anything in the move.

Episode 13: Phases of life - What is God teaching me in this one? 03/08/2021

Episode 13: Phases of life - What is God teaching me in this one?

Episode 13: Phases of life - What is God teaching me in this one? Is your life random or is there a hidden plan? Ray Cardwell, former pastor of Arcola Bible Church talks about phases of life.

Videos (show all)

The Fear of God
Sermon 4/26/20
ABC Sermon 4/19/2020
Easter Sunday Message 4/12/20
Sunday, April 5th, 2020
Sunday, April 5th
29th March Online Service
Sunday Service 3/22/20
Pastor Mark discusses Virtual church
Online Church from Mark Seager

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