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907, 2017

Going Off on Nineveh, Part 2

July 9th, 2017|Categories: A Whale of a Prophet, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , |

This sermon continues to explore Jonah’s hatred for Nineveh and how it was steeped in nationalism and racism, much in the same way we are guilty of these same sins in our own lives and

207, 2017

Going Off on Nineveh

July 2nd, 2017|Categories: A Whale of a Prophet, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon discusses Jonah’s hatred of Nineveh, based on Jonah 1:1-3.

I can remember the first time I heard the story of Jonah.  After I heard the story, I didn’t go swimming for weeks.

2506, 2017

Fresh Off the Boat

June 25th, 2017|Categories: A Whale of a Prophet, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon discusses Jonah’s prayer from inside the big fish, based on Jonah 1:1-10.

I can remember the first time I heard the story of Jonah.  After I heard the story, I didn’t go

1806, 2017

Running Off

June 18th, 2017|Categories: A Whale of a Prophet, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon discusses Jonah’s request that the sailors throw him overboard in order to calm the storm, as well as the remarkable indication of the sailors’ faith, based on Jonah 1:8-17.

I can remember

1106, 2017

Off to a Bad Start

June 11th, 2017|Categories: A Whale of a Prophet, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon discusses Jonah’s decision to go to Tarshish instead of Nineveh as God had commanded him to do, based on Jonah 1:1-10.

I can remember the first time I heard the story of

406, 2017

Off on the Wrong Foot

June 4th, 2017|Categories: A Whale of a Prophet, Sermon|Tags: , |

This first sermon of this series gives the background and context for how to examine the book of Jonah, based on Jonah 1:1-3.

I can remember the first time I heard the story of

2805, 2017

The Blessings and Dangers of Doubt, Part 2

May 28th, 2017|Categories: Doubting Thomas' Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon explores the blessings and dangers of doubt (Part 2) and is based on Jude 20-25.

Let’s take a quiz.  Pick one.  Doubt is (a) the worst sin imaginable, (b) a terrible weakness

2105, 2017

The Blessings and Dangers of Doubt

May 21st, 2017|Categories: Doubting Thomas' Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon explores the blessings and dangers of doubt and is based on Jude 17-23.

Let’s take a quiz.  Pick one.  Doubt is (a) the worst sin imaginable, (b) a terrible weakness that derails

1405, 2017

Faith and Doubt

May 14th, 2017|Categories: Doubting Thomas' Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

On this Mother’s Day, our sermon examines the relationship between faith and doubt based on Matthew 13:53-58, using the faith of Jesus’ mother, Mary, as our example.

Let’s take a quiz.  Pick one. 

3004, 2017

The Other Doubter

April 30th, 2017|Categories: Doubting Thomas' Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

After the resurrection when Jesus reinstates Peter, we encounter the way in which Peter doubts (John 21:15-19), which is different from that of Thomas. Peter doubts that he is worthy of being forgiven because

2304, 2017

The Unlikely Doubter

April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Doubting Thomas' Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

Let’s take a quiz.  Pick one.  Doubt is (a) the worst sin imaginable, (b) a terrible weakness that derails people’s faith, (c) a great benefit and encouragement to our faith, or (d) an

1604, 2017

Resurrection Sunday: Christ Alone

April 16th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , |

What makes the resurrection such a good day? In addition to all the blessings we enjoy in Christ, more importantly, the resurrection fulfills the story of the Bible. Rejoice and

904, 2017

For the Glory of God Alone

April 9th, 2017|Categories: 5 Solas, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

On this Palm Sunday, our sermon examines the fifth of the Five Solas: For the Glory of God Alone (based on John 17:1-5). In Jesus’ prayer, He asks that God’s glory be revealed in His death

204, 2017

Christ Alone

April 2nd, 2017|Categories: 5 Solas, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon examines the fourth of the Five Solas: Christ Alone (based on Acts 4:8-12). Here, we rejoice that “salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to

2603, 2017

Scripture Alone

March 26th, 2017|Categories: 5 Solas, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon examines the third of the Five Solas: Scripture Alone (based on 2 Timothy 3:14-17). Knowing what Paul meant when he states that all Scripture is “God-breathed” gives us confidence that God’s Word is

1903, 2017

By Faith Alone

March 19th, 2017|Categories: 5 Solas, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

By the time the Reformation was in full swing, everyone knew the gospel could be reduced to the “Five Solas” (think of them as the Reformation’s “five spiritual laws,” but in Latin).  Now

1203, 2017

By Grace Alone

March 12th, 2017|Categories: 5 Solas, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

By the time the Reformation was in full swing, everyone knew the gospel could be reduced to the “Five Solas” (think of them as the Reformation’s “five spiritual laws,” but in Latin).  Now

503, 2017

Love and the Gift of Forgiveness

March 5th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , , |

Based on Colossians 3:12-14, consider how we can build up stronger relationships by forgiving one another as a conclusion to our series, The Other Approach.

2602, 2017

Love and the Removal of Fear

February 26th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , , |

Since God teaches that “perfect love drives out fear,” it stands to reason that we are also called to serve others by helping to “remove or minimize” the fears they carry in their hearts. Based

1902, 2017

Meeting the Needs of the Other

February 19th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , |

God calls us to “serve one another”; therefore, this sermon takes a closer look at what it means to Meet the Needs of the Other based on Galatians 5:13-15 in order to embrace The Other

1902, 2017

Out on a Limn, February 19, 2017

February 19th, 2017|Categories: Limn, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service.

This “Limn” was part of our series, The

502, 2017

Listening to the Other

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , , |

Ephesians 4:29 gives us great guidelines for when to speak and when to listen, as well as a solid treatment of the often-misunderstood concept of what is meant by “wholesome talk” as opposed to “unwholesome

502, 2017

Out on a Limn, February 5, 2017

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Limn, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service.

This “Limn” was part of our series, The

2901, 2017

The Other Approach

January 29th, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , , , |

Based on Romans 13:8-10, this sermon begins to explore an other-centered approach to relationships in light of God’s command to “love one another” and to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

2201, 2017

The Selfish Approach, Part 2

January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Sermon, The Other Approach|Tags: , |

This sermon continues the study of how a selfish approach to relationships violates 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and leads to difficult relationships that are not based on love.

1501, 2017

The Selfish Approach, Part 1

January 15th, 2017|Categories: The Other Approach|Tags: , , |

When we look at our strained relationships, we ought to be able to identify where the train went off the tracks.  And we can.  It’s our approach.  We love the self-centered approach, but

801, 2017

A House Filled with Glory

January 8th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , |

The New Year is an opportunity. Our hearts and minds are pointed towards the future, and we have a chance to set goals that are good and wise. 2,500 years ago, the nation

1812, 2016

“The Coming of One a Little Lower than the Angels” based on Psalm 8

December 18th, 2016|Categories: Sermon, The Psalms of Christmas|Tags: , , |

This sermon helps us understand the Psalms’ prophecy of Jesus’ birth more clearly.

1112, 2016

The Coming King

December 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Sermon, The Psalms of Christmas|Tags: , , |

You can’t really understand Christmas without understanding the Old Testament.  And that means you can’t truly sing about Christmas without first singing the songs of the Old Testament, the Psalms.  And at Christmas time, you’ve

412, 2016

The Birth of the Messiah King

December 4th, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , |

As we move fully into the Advent season, this is a fitting conclusion to our series on the Minor Prophets as we explore their understanding of the coming Messiah, based on Micah 5:1-9.

2011, 2016

A Prophet’s Thanksgiving

November 20th, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

“A Prophet’s Thanksgiving” based on Micah 7:14-20

1311, 2016

Out on a Limn 161113

November 13th, 2016|Categories: Limn, Sermon|Tags: |

This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service.

This “Limn” was part of our series, Major

1311, 2016

Just Believing

November 13th, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

Sermon that passionately reminds us that God is a God of justice and desires that His followers fight for social justice, too. Based on Amos 5:10-15, 21-24.

To hear the accompanying “Out on a Limn” and

611, 2016

State of the Ministry 2016

November 6th, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

As we celebrate the 14th anniversary of our church, it is a good time to reflect on God’s blessings of where we’ve been, where we are and also to consider the challenge from God’s Word

611, 2016

Out on a Limn

November 6th, 2016|Categories: Limn, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service.

In this “Limn,” Dane first rehearsed a little

3010, 2016

The Day of the Lord

October 30th, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

How we understand the “Day of the Lord” will be either as a day of judgment OR as a day of deliverance and rejoicing depending on whether we are willing to repent and return to

2310, 2016

Words of Repentance and Hope

October 23rd, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

While we often think of the minor prophets as only preaching judgment and doom, here we are reminded of the lengths to which God goes to show us his unrelenting love and grace as we

1610, 2016

The Awakening

October 16th, 2016|Categories: Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, Sermon|Tags: , , |

New teaching series on the “Major Hits” (key messages) of the Minor Prophets. This first sermon is based on Amos 4:4-12.

910, 2016

New Worship

October 9th, 2016|Categories: New Through and Through Series, Sermon|Tags: , , |

Chris Zang, our Director of International Ministries, explores our New Worship priorities based on Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman in John 4:4-18.

210, 2016

A New Allegiance

October 2nd, 2016|Categories: New Through and Through Series, Sermon|Tags: , , |

Being made new in Christ gives us a new allegiance to God’s kingdom based on Mark 12:13-17.

1809, 2016

A New Way of Serving

September 18th, 2016|Categories: New Through and Through Series, Sermon|Tags: , , |

The Bible tells us we have been made new in Christ, and this means we now have a new way of serving others. This sermon is based on Romans 7:4-6.

2808, 2016

The Story of Jesus

August 28th, 2016|Categories: Sermon, The Story Series|Tags: , |

Zach Rallo, Director of Youth Ministries, shares God’s Word about the overarching story of Jesus in the Bible based on Hebrews 1:1-5, 8-13.

2108, 2016

The Story of Israel

August 21st, 2016|Categories: Sermon, The Story Series|Tags: , , , |

In this series, we trace the big story of the Bible from cover to cover. This sermon examines the story of Israel using 1 Peter 2:9-10 as our launching pad.

1704, 2016

The Heart of Desire

April 17th, 2016|Categories: Sermon, Straight from the Heart Series|Tags: , , , |

How should we understand the longings and desires of our hearts? Sermon based on Psalm 63:1-5, part of the Straight from the Heart series.