Sermons

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August 11, 2019 – “Living By Faith Towards the Land We Seek”
  – Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Regrettably, the sermon was not recorded this week. You are encouraged to read the scripture text.

 

August 4, 2019 – “We Don’t Reach Higher Ground By Going Lower”
  – Colossians 3:1-11

 

July 28, 2019 – “Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing”
  – Colossians 2:6-19

 

July 21, 2019 – “Holding All Things Together”
  – Colossians 1:15-28

 

July 14, 2019 – “The Light is Here Already”
  – Colossians 1:1-14

 

July 7, 2019 – “Pluto, the Jordan River and Other Small, Out of the Way Places”
  – 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 8

 

June 30, 2019 – “Look! Agnes’ Spirit Has Settled on Her!”
  – 2 Kings 2:1, 6-15a

 

June 23, 2019 – “Finding God (Who is Not Lost)”
  – 1 Kings 19:1-15a; Luke 8:26-39

 

June 16, 2019 – “A Word For Understanding Pentecost is Trinity”
  – Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

 

June 9, 2019 – “Luke: God Around Us”   – Luke 24:13-35; Acts 2:1-21

 

June 2, 2019 – “Luke: Bread”   – Luke 22:1-30

 

May 26, 2019 – “Luke: The Perfect Prayer”   – Luke 17:11-19; 18:9-14, 35-43

 

May 19, 2019 – “Luke: Teach Us to Pray”   – Luke 11:1-13

 

May 12, 2019 – “Luke: The Honest, Awkward Question”   – Luke 8:1-3, 9:46-50

 

May 5, 2019 – “Luke: Come To The Table Of Grace”   – Luke 5:1-11, 27-32

 

April 28, 2019 – “Luke: Telling the Story”   – Luke 1:1-4

 

April 21, 2019 – “Giving Up All And Receiving Everything”   – John 20:1-18

 

April 14, 2019 – “Giving Up Silence”   – Luke 19:28-40

 

April 7, 2019 – “Giving Up Despair”   – Isaiah 43:16-21 and Psalm 126

 

March 17, 2019 – “Giving Up Limiting God”   – Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

 

March 10, 2019 – “Giving Up What Is Not of God”   – Luke 4:1-13

 

March 3, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: Transfiguration in Two Movements”   – Luke 9:23-43a

 

February 17, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: Jesus in the Valley With Us.”   – Luke 7:17-26

 

February 10, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: The Moment We Understand What It Means That Christ Is With Us.”   – Luke 5:1-11

 

February 3, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: Not the Epiphany We Were Looking For.”
  – Luke 4:21-30

 

January 27, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: What Happened At The Synagogue This Week?”
  – Luke 4:14-21

 

January 20, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: A Practical Miracle”
  – John 2:1-11

 

January 13, 2019 – “Epiphany Happens: Just Like That”
  – Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

 

January 6, 2019 – “What Are You Going To Do In 2019?”
  – Revelation 21:1-6a and Matthew 25:31-46

 


2018


December 23, 2018 – “The Love Of One Who Believes”
  – Micah 5:2-5a and Luke 1:39-45, 56

 

December 16, 2018 – “The Joy of the Promise”
  – Luke 1:54-55 and 3:7-18

 

December 9, 2018 – “The Peace of the Hungry That Are Fed”
  – Luke 1:54-55 and 3:1-6

 

December 2, 2018 – “The Hope Of Being Blessed”
  – Luke 1:46-50 and Luke 21:35-46

 

November 25, 2018 – “A Story Larger Than Ourselves”
  – Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-37

 

November 18, 2018 – “How Worry Stalls Our Walk”
  – Matthew 6:25-33

 

November 11, 2018 – “Trust”
  – 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Mark 12:38-44

 

November 4, 2018 – “Sabbath: Remember The Sabbath Day And Keep It Holy”
  – Exodus 20:8-11 and Mark 2:23-28

 

October 28, 2018 – “Discernment: Be Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind”
  – Romans 12:2 and 1 John 4:1

 

October 21, 2018 – “Self-Examination: Examine Me God! Look At My Heart”
  – Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

 

October 7, 2018 – “Honoring The Body: Your Body Is A Temple Of The Spirit”
  – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

September 30, 2018 – “Prayer: When You Pray, Don’t…”
  – Matthew 6:5-15

 

September 23, 2018 – “Your Word Is A Lamp”
  – Psalm 119:105-112

 

September 16, 2018 – “Solitude: Come By Yourselves”
  – Mark 6:30-34

Due to a technical issue, the sermon recording is unavailable.

 

September 9, 2018 – “Longing For More: The Full Armor”
  – Ephesians 6:10-18

 

September 2, 2018 – “Why It’s A Good Idea To Talk About Fear”
  – Numbers 13:17-14:10; Phillipians 4:5b-7

 

August 19, 2018 – “The Wisdom Of The Long View”
  – 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14; Ephesians 5:15-20

 

August 12, 2018 – “Community Transformation: Live Your Life With Love”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (8 of 8)
  – Ephesians 4:25-5:2

 

August 5, 2018 – “Authentic Relationships: Really, Really Authentic”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (7 of 8)
  – 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a

 

July 29, 2018 – “Personal Transformation: More Than We Know”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (6 of 8)
  – 2 Kings 4:42-44, John 6:1-21.

 

July 22, 2018 – “Disciple Making: Building And Being Built”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (5 of 8)
  – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

 

July 15, 2018 – “Generous Living: Lavishly Blessed”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (4 of 8)
  – Ephesians 3:1-14.

 

July 8, 2018 – “Sacrificial Service: Some Days Are Just Hard”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (3 of 8)
  – Mark 6:1-13.

 

July 1, 2018 – “Spiritual Responsiveness: Drawn To Jesus”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (2 of 8)
  – Mark 5:21-43.

 

June 24, 2018 – “Experiencing God: Majestic And Near”
  – Discipleship Difference Sermon Series (1 of 8)
  – Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; Mark 4:35-41.

 

June 17, 2018 – “It’s A Disciple Making, New Creation, Kingdom”
  – 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34

 

June 10, 2018 – “(Holy) Ghost Steps” – Romans 15:1-7; Luke 9:51-62
  160th Anniversary Celebration Sunday

 

June 3, 2018 – “Our Story to This Point: Prelude to Celebration”
   – Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6

 

May 27, 2018 – “Getting to Know You” – Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17

 

May 20, 2018 – “Strength in Weakness” – Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:22-27

The recorded sermon is unavailable. In it the pastor made the following points.

The second chapter of Acts describes an incredible, almost once in a lifetime event with the Holy Spirit descending on the disciples as a great wind and fire, causing them to tell the story of Jesus, and seeming to speak in each hearer’s native tongue.

As incredible as this was, it is difficult for us to relate that appearance of the Holy Spirit to its presence in our own lives.

Paul, in his letter to the Romans, wrote “the Spirit comes to help our weakness. We don’t know what we should pray, but the Spirit himself pleads our case.”

Even when we don’t realize it, we are always weak, always in need of the Spirit’s help. And the Spirit is always present.

 

May 13, 2018 – “The God Moments” – Acts 1:1-17, 21-26

 

May 6, 2018 – “Hope When Victory Seems Unlikely.” – 1 John 5:1-6

 

April 29, 2018 – “Soak This Up – God is Love!” – 1 John 4:7-21

 

April 22, 2018 – “I Am Not the Lord’s Shepherd” – Psalm 23

 

April 15, 2018 – “What Things Mean and When.” – Luke 24:36b-48

 

April 8, 2018 – “Telling the Story – About the Author” – John 21:15-25

 

April 1, 2018 – Easter Sunday – “Getting to Resurrection” – John 20:1-18