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They begin with the most recent and move to older sermons. Check out the links on the right below for past series, our evening sermon series, or sermons of special interest. Please comment or ask questions below in the comment section!

April 21 – Easter Sunday – Why does the Resurrection Matter?

Scripture(s): 1 Corinthians 15:14–23; 1 Corinthians 15:29-32; Revelation 21:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Romans 6:6-11; Colossians 2:12, 3:1

When we come to the week Jesus died, we focus much on the details. We think about the suffering. We think about His sacrifice. Yet, the early church believed so strongly in the importance of the resurrection that they changed the day of worship because of it. Why is the resurrection so important?

April 14 – Jesus on the Road to the Cross

Scripture(s): Luke 9, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22, 23

Propitiation. Vicarious, penal substitutionary atonement. For most of us these are simply big words without any bite. However, if we say that the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin, that means something to us. If we say that He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. That means something to us. What is the greatest thing? That it didn’t happen by accident or by circumstance. Jesus died on purpose for you.

April 7 – The Place of Jesus in History

Scripture(s): Luke 20:9-20

The Parable of the Vine-growers is not a story about getting saved. It’s not a story about being good or living by God’s standards. It is a story about Jesus and the enemies of God… religious people.

March 31 – Throwing Down the Gauntlet

Scripture(s): Joshua 24

I read the first and last chapters of Joshua and I think… This is how men think! They think of the challenge. They think of the mountain they are called to climb, and then the soldier, mountain man, and teenager in them responds, “Here am I, send me!”

March 24 – Make Faith Yours

Scripture(s): Joshua 23

We worry about our friends and neighbors because of the wickedness of the world. However, we must begin by passing on our faith to those in the church.

March 17 – Sin, Zeal & Misunderstanding

Scripture(s): Joshua 22

Have we really thought about why Jesus criticized the Pharisees and teachers of the law? They were the most morally conservative Jews alive. Many of them actually lived by what they believed (Saul of Tarsus was one of them). Why did Jesus criticize them? It was because they ignored the how and why and just focused on the what. When it comes to sin, we had better do the same.

March 10 -Preparing for the Future

Scripture(s): Joshua 20-21

They say that the ostrich buries its head in the sand. Fun fact: it does so to turn its eggs, not hide from danger. Yet, that has become the picture of a person who tries to hide from what they fear. God urges us to prepare for rather than hide from the challenges of life.

February 24 – Following Faithfully

Scripture(s): Joshua 11-19

When we become Christians we are told two things. First, that Jesus will make our way to God. Second, that we now follow Jesus in everything. What does that really look like.

February 17 – The Two Front War

Scripture(s): 1 Peter 2:11-12

It takes a tactical genius to win a war with two fronts. If God warns us that the war against our soul hits us on multiple fronts, aren’t we glad that He is such a genius?

February 10 – God’s Peculiar Sovereignty

Scripture(s): Joshua 10

For those who believe in Jesus, there is also a background to our lives. We see the disciples struggle with it. We see Jesus live it. What is that background? God’s control is never in doubt.

February 3 – When God’s People Forget to Pray

Scripture(s):  Joshua 9:1-27

What happens when God’s people forget to pray? Are there any real consequences?

January 27 – Recommitting to God

Scripture(s): Joshua 8:1-34

If you have ever realized that you have let God down, then you know the definition of being demoralized. You know what that failure feels like. You are also asking, “How can it ever be right again?”

January 20 – Taking Sin Seriously

Scripture(s): Joshua 7:16-26

Somewhere along the way many churches stopped communicating that repentance was a good thing. A false ideal of “perfect Christians” makes people hide who they are from the very help they need.

January 13 – The Consequences of Sin

Scripture(s): Joshua 7:1-15

There are two words that we must not avoid if we are going to have a strong relationship with God. In fact, we must embrace them: confession and repentance.

January 6 – Genesis 1 – Let There Be Light

December 30 – So What We Have Learned Applies to Our Lives Today

Scripture(s): Psalm 27:1-3; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 4:32-5:2; Isaiah 55:7-11; Joshua 1:6-9

Whether it is living in love or becoming a missionary, living for God requires trust. We must trust that God’s promises are trustworthy. When we trust Him, we act on that trust.

December 23 – Jesus, the Light of the World

Scripture(s): John 1:1-13; Isaiah 49:1-7; Luke 2:32

When Jesus came on the scene, Jews understood God philosophically as the God of the universe, but practically as the God of the Jews alone.  Do we really appreciate and respect the nature of this baby we are celebrating?  He is the Light of the world!

December 16 – A Message of Hope for Israel

Scripture(s): Isaiah 9:1-7

As God gradually revealed what Jesus was going to be, He first spoke to the descendents of Abraham. God wants His people to know that He is with them. He will not abandon them.

December 9 – Unwrapping Christmas

Scripture(s): Genesis 22:18; Galatians 3:16-18; Genesis 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15; Psalm 69:21; Psalm 118:22-23; Acts 4:10-12

The pictures of Jesus in the Old Testament gradually reveal who He would be.  The gradual revelation was to prepare mankind for the eventual day in which we could understand.  When we are ready we can understand who Jesus is and truly why He came.

December 2 – Genesis 3:14-15 – The Planning of Christmas

Scripture(s): Genesis 3:14-15; 1 Peter 1:18-21; Revelation 13:8

This Christmas, let us consider the gift of Jesus through the eyes of God.  It’s not about hastily bought presents or some new trinket.  Christmas for God is about a Savior that was planned from the very beginning.

November 25 – Psalm 139: The Always Here and Hearing

November 18 – Understanding Giving

Scripture(s): 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

There are those who just don’t understand what giving is all about. They make it about payment.  They make it about money.  Giving is about so much more.

November 11 – The Power of God

Scripture(s): Joshua 6

Those who have a track record of dependability are those we trust. God has such a track record. Above all, His promises can be trusted.

November 4 – Planting Time

Scripture(s): Joshua 5

In our lives, the hardest and scariest part of stepping out in faith is the planting time. This is the time where we follow God without knowing how He will reward our obedience. Will we follow Him when we feel the pressure.

October 28 – Ready to Remember

Scripture(s): Joshua 4

We remember things on purpose because they are important to us. We must remember God’s acts for the same reason.

October 21 – Preparing for Rain

Scripture(s): Joshua 2:15-3:17

We are the farmers of God’s field. He has made promises and tells us what He wants us to do. Are we preparing for rain?

October 14 – When Fear is A Good Thing

Scripture(s): Joshua 2:1-14

When we speak of the fear of God, many people think of the emotion of fear. However, the Bible reveals that the fear of God has more to do with truly believing in what God says He can do. To the lost, that knowledge does produce fear. What does it produce in the saved?

October 7 – Finding Courage in the Support of Friends

Scripture(s): Joshua 1:10-17

When we are following the call of God, we are not an island. We are a family. We are a body. God can use you to give courage to someone else.

September 30 – Living in Courage

Scripture(s): Joshua 1:7-9

When we walk in life, fear and worry seem to be constant companions. How does a person move past their fear? What answer does God give to us when there is something legitimate to fear?

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