Sermons of 2018

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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!

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 descendants 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?

September 23 – Loving the Word

Scripture(s): Psalm 1:1-3; Psalm 119:11,35,47,48,72,92; Romans 7:21-24; Matthew 7:24-27; John 14:15, 21-24

Money, family, how we use our words, minds, friendship, forgiveness… the poor? All these areas are secondary matters, but they are still part of living God’s kingdom now. How can we live out God’s plan consistently in those areas? By knowing and living His revealed plan.

September 16 – What about the Poor? (Part 2)

Scripture(s): Exodus 22:22, 23:6, 11; Job 31:16-22; Proverbs 14:21, 31; Isaiah 1:17, 3:14-15; 58:6-7; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 10:4; James 1:27, 2:2-6; 1 John 3:17-18

When it comes to the poor, the church has given much of its ministry to other groups. Yet, doesn’t the Bible call us to minister to them?

September 9 – What About the Poor?

Scripture(s): Exodus 22:22, 23:6, 11; Job 31:16-22; Proverbs 14:21, 31; Isaiah 1:17, 3:14-15; 58:6-7; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 10:4; James 1:27, 2:2-6; 1 John 3:17-18

When it comes to the poor, the church has given much of its ministry to other groups. Yet, doesn’t the Bible call us to minister to them?

September 2 – Why God Cares about Morality

Scripture(s): 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

There is a problem with how our modern culture sees morality. They act like it is private. The world acts like morality affects no one but the people involved. God points out that life is not like that.

August 26 – Does God Still Care about Hell?

Scripture(s): Mark 9:42-48; Revelation 14:9-11; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Luke 13:34; Romans 9:1-3; 2 Peter 3:9

You and I can tell that someone cares about something by the language they use. They get excited. They paint vivid pictures. We must be honest, this is how God speaks of both Heaven and Hell.

August 19 – God’s Call Does not Change

Scripture(s): Luke 9:23-26; Matthew 10:37-39; Matthew 4:18-20 Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 3:15-16; Philippians 3:7-11; 2 Samuel 24:22-24; Malachi 1:6-8

Just as God’s standard doesn’t change, so the call of God on the followers of Jesus doesn’t change

August 12 – God’s Standards Don’t Change? (Part 2)

Scripture(s): James 1:14-15; Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Psalm 119:89-92; Luke 9:23-26; Matthew 10:37-39

God doesn’t have to change His standards based upon the culture of the day. This means that His call does not change either.

August 5 – God’s Standards Won’t Change? (Part 1)

Scripture(s): Mark 7:5-8; Colossians 2:20-23; Isaiah 55:8-11; Luke 6:45; Mark 7:18-23; James 1:14-15; Deuteronomy 30:19-20; Psalm 119:89-92

There are two great principles that challenge us when it comes to God’s standards. First, “Rules without relationship lead to rebellion.” Second. “Without a purpose you are pointless.” With these two principles firmly in place we can understand why God doesn’t have to change His standards based upon the culture of the day.

July 22 – The Law of the Harvest

Scripture(s): Galatians 6:7-11

God’s declarations have reasons.  His physical laws allow us to live and understand the world we live in.  Likewise, His spiritual constants give us the same life and understanding. Fighting His laws will only bring us pain and confusion.

July 15 – Living in Grace with Others

Scripture(s): Galatians 6:1-6

Sometimes, we hear people talk about their relationship with God as if it just about them and Jesus.  Yet, the Bible doesn’t talk about our relationship in that way.  Our relationship with Jesus is as much about how we treat each other as it is about how we treat Him.

July 8 – Living by The Spirit

Scripture(s): Galatians 5:16-26

Living in freedom as a principle is something we can all embrace. Yet, the question remains – what does it look like?

June 24 – Winning the War of Grace

Scripture(s): Galatians 5:16-21

Paul’s words fall on deaf ears because we get to the place that we are not aware of the spiritual conflict around us. We are aware of the human conflicts, but not the true spiritual one.

June 17 – What Men Need

Scripture(s): Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Ephesians 5:25-33; Hosea 4:1-4; Proverbs 5:1-8

Men add something unique to our lives.  They are unique.  They lead in unique ways.  Let us give them what they need to be the men God called them to be.

June 10 – Living in Freedom

Scripture(s): Galatians 5:1-16

We all know what we think about people who say we can get valuable things for free. We are skeptical for a reason. What is the real cost of Christian freedom?

June 3 – Trapped by the Law

Scripture(s): Galatians 4:17-25

God does not want us to be trapped by our choices. So, He warns us about making choices that hurt us. The question is, will we listen?

May 27 – Celebrating our Freedom

Scripture(s): Galatians 4:21-5:13, 1 Peter 2:16-17

Ideas are not celebrated by just thinking or talking about them.  Ideas are celebrated when they are put into action.  Do you put your Christian freedom into real action?

May 20 – Slave or Free?

Scripture(s): Galatians 4:8-16

Many Christians wonder why they can’t seem to break the pattern of sin. What they don’t see, is that there are some habits that they love that lead right to the sin they hate.  Sometimes, before we get to the sin, we need to change the road we are on.

May 13 – What Women Need

Scripture(s): Proverbs 31:28-31; Proverbs 5:15-18, 20; Song of Solomon 1:1-4 3:1-4; 7:10-13

Women are strong. Women are resilient. Yet, no one is indestructible. We all have needs. Women are no different. What does the Bible reveal that they value in their lives?

May 6 – Special Guest, Ron Kallem

April 29 – Adopted as Children

Scripture(s): Galatians 3:29-4:7

God compares our relationship with Him with our families. He uses that imagery for a reason. God is not just interested in allegiance or obedience. He is interested in you and me.

April 22 – Why the Law?

Scripture(s): Galatians 3:19-28

Sometimes we misunderstand God’s intentions.  We take what He has given for one purpose and we apply it for another.  Most often, this happens with God’s law.  We use it to try to measure our righteousness. He gave it for another purpose.

April 15 – The Weight of the Law

Scripture(s): Galatians 3:6-18

We think of the Ten Commandments as good things.  We think about knowing God’s standards of right and wrong as a good thing. Yet, trying to get to God by keeping those rules is a losing game.  It will weigh us down and crush us.  It is time to seek another way.

April 8 – Assumptions

Scripture(s): Galatians 3:1-9

Paul asks the Galatians a series of questions. Those questions identify their assumptions They had made assumptions about God. Those assumptions were about ready to derail their faith. Are we in the same danger?

April 1 – Finding our Purpose in the Resurrection

Scripture(s): John 20:19-23

Let me capture you with an idea today: if we are people who share grace with others, then we will experience the peace of the resurrection.

March 25 – Why Was He Brought So Low?

Scripture(s): Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 5:8-9; 4:15; 2:9-15

Humility, humiliation, and humiliating circumstances.  These conditions are separated by one very important reality – are we voluntarily giving up our dignity.  However, why would God do such a thing?

March 18 – Why Did Jesus Have to Die

Scripture(s): Galatians 2:11-21

Sometimes we do not truly wrestle with the why questions of life because it is too big. Sometimes we avoid thinking about things that we do not fully understand.  At other times we gloss over or generalize why we are doing things without fully thinking it through.  Today we will look at a big question, “Why did Jesus have to die?” Then we will ask, “Why do I do the things that I do?”

March 11 – The Gospel – You Can Bet Your Life on It

Trusting the gospel is not just something we do with our heart or a piece of our life.  The gospel is for our whole life.  We must trust it for our whole life. It can be trusted with our whole life.

March 4 – The Transformation of Grace – The Testimony of One Saved.

Scripture(s): Galatians 1:10-24

Our testimony of God’s transforming grace is important! It is when grace is lived out among other people that it’s truth becomes obvious.  Never dismiss God’s work in you.  Respond to that work in your life today.

February 25 – One Gospel, One Truth

Scripture(s): Galatians 1:1-9

The gospel is not just a word that we can pour whatever meaning we want into.  The gospel is special.  It is worth protecting.

February 18 – Rules or Grace?

Scripture(s): Galatians

When it comes to living our life God’s man, Paul, tells us that there are consequences to using the law to measure our life. Sure, the law can be helpful so we can know what to avoid, but when we use it to measure our spiritual walk there are unintended consequences.

February 11 – God’s Greatest Intervention – He Saves

Scripture(s): Romans 9:14-24

What is the natural result of sin?  The natural result is death and separation from God. How can we escape the natural course? We escape only if someone intervenes.  That someone was and is God.

February 4 – God Opposes the Proud

Scripture(s): Proverbs 3:5-7, 31-35, 1 Peter 5:5-7; Numbers 12:1-10; James 4:13-16; 2 Chronicles 26:16-21; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9

Even though confidence is good, God is clear that He opposes pride. Yet, how? Beyond the how is what? What does God oppose. I want to know that because I do not want to be someone that God must oppose!

January 28 – The Lord Gives Strength and Vindication

Scripture(s): Psalm 84:5-12

How do you remain confident and courageous? Is it just a feeling? No, it is much more than a feeling. It is a certainty. It is the certainty that comes from knowing upon who you can depend.

January 21 – When the Flaws Get Bad

Scripture(s): Exodus 4-14; Numbers 22-23; Jonah 3-4

When we, or people around us, are living in sin we must not start believing that God’s hands are tied. No, when we humans are in rebellion or compromise God is still at work. It is the amazing part of God’s omniscience and omnipotence. Our God is never thwarted.

January 14 – Though a Host Encamp Against Me

Scripture(s): Psalm 27:1-3; Genesis 20; 1 Samuel 23; Genesis 50

People can be tough to live with. It isn’t just them, is it? We also are part of that struggle. We make mistakes. We sin. Sometimes people make us their enemy. Is God still working in such situations?

January 7 – God Remembers His Promises

Scripture(s): Genesis 8:1-12; Genesis 17:19; Luke 1:46-55

Why would God intervene in our lives? Most of us are not important, are we? Most of us don’t see ourselves as deserving, do we? So why does He intervene? He intervenes because God has made promises that He will surely keep.

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