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1711, 2019

A Community of Wisdom

November 17th, 2019|Categories: A Community of the Cross, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
There’s a lot of talk out there about what the purpose of the church truly is. Some say mission. Some say worship. Some say justice. Some say teaching.

1011, 2019

Annual State of the Ministry Message

November 10th, 2019|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Galations 6:9-10.

311, 2019

A Community of Mission

November 3rd, 2019|Categories: A Community of the Cross, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 5:18-21.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
There’s a lot of talk out there about what the purpose of the church truly is. Some say mission. Some say worship. Some say justice. Some say teaching.

2710, 2019

A Community of Generosity

October 27th, 2019|Categories: A Community of the Cross, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 8:1-9.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
There’s a lot of talk out there about what the purpose of the church truly is. Some say mission. Some say worship. Some say justice. Some say teaching.

2010, 2019

A Community of Family

October 20th, 2019|Categories: A Community of the Cross, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
There’s a lot of talk out there about what the purpose of the church truly is. Some say mission. Some say worship. Some say justice. Some say teaching.

1310, 2019

A Community of the Cross

October 13th, 2019|Categories: A Community of the Cross, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Philippians 2:5-11 and introduces this series.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
There’s a lot of talk out there about what the purpose of the church truly is. Some say mission. Some say worship. Some say justice.

610, 2019

Love for the Soul

October 6th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, Soul Food|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Revelation 21:1-4 and concludes this series.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Goethe said it better than any of the other poets: “Everyone should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine

2909, 2019

Art for the Soul

September 29th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, Soul Food|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Ephesians 2:8-10.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Goethe said it better than any of the other poets: “Everyone should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of

2209, 2019

God Spoke His Word Because He Wanted to be Known

September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Before the Beginning, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

We welcome Rev. Dave Shive as our guest speaker to share this two-part series. This sermon is based on Psalm 19:7-14.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Ever wonder why God chose to create the universe? The answer wasn’t because of

1509, 2019

God Created the Universe Because He Wanted to be Known

September 15th, 2019|Categories: Before the Beginning, Sermon|Tags: , , |

We welcome Rev. Dave Shive as our guest speaker to share this two-part series. This sermon is based on Psalm 19:1-6.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Ever wonder why God chose to create the universe? The answer wasn’t because of

809, 2019

Glory for the Soul

September 8th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, Soul Food|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 19:1-4, 7-8, 10, 14.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Goethe said it better than any of the other poets: “Everyone should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture

109, 2019

Beauty for the Soul

September 1st, 2019|Categories: Sermon, Soul Food|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 35:30-35.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Goethe said it better than any of the other poets: “Everyone should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of

1108, 2019

Reading Backwards

August 11th, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Revelation 22:1-3 and concludes this series on Moses and the Ex.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see

408, 2019

Moses and the Sea

August 4th, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 14:10-18.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments). You have a strong leading

2807, 2019

Moses and the Pharaoh, Part 2

July 28th, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 12:31-36.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments). You have a strong leading

2107, 2019

Moses and the Pharaoh

July 21st, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 7:8-13.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments). You have a strong leading

1407, 2019

Moses and God

July 14th, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 3:11-20.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments). You have a strong leading

707, 2019

Moses and the Empire

July 7th, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 2:11-22.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments). You have a strong leading

3006, 2019

Moses

June 30th, 2019|Categories: Moses and the Ex, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Exodus 2:5-10, 23-25.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Exodus contains the stuff Hollywood moguls can only dream of (see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments; no, literally, see DeMille’s The Ten Commandments). You have a strong

2306, 2019

Love from Beginning to End

June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Jonah 3:6 – 4:3.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all

1606, 2019

Love Your Dad

June 16th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Proverbs 4:1-9.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

906, 2019

Love Your Enemies

June 9th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Romans 12:17-21.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

206, 2019

Love One Another

June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 1 John 4:7-12.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love

2605, 2019

Love the Stranger

May 26th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Zechariah 7:8-11
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

1905, 2019

Love Your Children

May 19th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Colossians 3:12-14.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

1205, 2019

Love Your Mom

May 12th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 10:38-42.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

505, 2019

Love Your Neighbor, Part 2

May 5th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 10:25-37.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

2804, 2019

Love Your Neighbor

April 28th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Everyone Everywhere and All the Time Mandate|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 10:25-37.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Yogi Berra once famously said: “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” I think we would agree. We all love the

2104, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It’s a Story No One Was Expecting)”

April 21st, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Mark 16:1-8.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

1404, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It’s a Story No One Was Expecting)”

April 14th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 21:6-13.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

704, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It’s the Story of Us)”

April 7th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 22:14-20.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

3103, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It Is a Story of Compassion)”

March 31st, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 25:31-40.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

2403, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It Is the Story of Israel, Part Two)”

March 24th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 4:1-11.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

1703, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It Is Not What Anyone Thought)”

March 17th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Mark 8:27-31.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

1003, 2019

“The Story of Jesus (It May Be Longer than You Think)”

March 10th, 2019|Categories: Sermon, The Story of Jesus|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Mark 8:27-31.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
She wasn’t the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was trying to understand. She was trying to figure out who Jesus was. She knew he was born

303, 2019

The Cry of Despair

March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 88:1-8, 14-18.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think that

2402, 2019

The Cry of Anger

February 24th, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 37:7-13.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think that thinking

1702, 2019

The Cry of Love

February 17th, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 85:1-4, 6-13.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think that

1002, 2019

The Cry of Joy

February 10th, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 126.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think that thinking

302, 2019

The Cry of Guilt

February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 38:1-6, 18, 21-22.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think

2701, 2019

The Cry of Fear

January 27th, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 55:1-5, 12-15, 16-17, 22-23.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to

2001, 2019

The Cry of Longing

January 20th, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 84:1-4, 10-12.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think that

601, 2019

Cry of the Heart

January 6th, 2019|Categories: Follow Your Heart, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Psalm 42:1-5.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Wisdom teaches us that we are composed of three parts: intellect, emotion and will. But we are not so happy about that. We like to think that thinking

3012, 2018

Waiting for the Kingdom

December 30th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Waiting for Christmas|Tags: , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Isaiah 65:17-19 and James 5:7-8.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Christmas is a time of waiting. It’s a time of anticipation and hopes and dreams. Everyone loves waiting for Christmas. Life is also a time of waiting. But this

2312, 2018

Waiting for the Messiah

December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Waiting for Christmas|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 2:25-32.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Christmas is a time of waiting. It’s a time of anticipation and hopes and dreams. Everyone loves waiting for Christmas. Life is also a time of waiting. But this waiting is a

1612, 2018

Waiting for Hope

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Waiting for Christmas|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 2:13-18.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Christmas is a time of waiting. It’s a time of anticipation and hopes and dreams. Everyone loves waiting for Christmas. Life is also a time of waiting. But this waiting is a

912, 2018

Waiting for Justice

December 9th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Waiting for Christmas|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 1:46-55.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Christmas is a time of waiting. It’s a time of anticipation and hopes and dreams. Everyone loves waiting for Christmas. Life is also a time of waiting. But this waiting is a

212, 2018

The Anguish and Joy of Waiting

December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Waiting for Christmas|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 1:5-18.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Christmas is a time of waiting. It’s a time of anticipation and hopes and dreams. Everyone loves waiting for Christmas. Life is also a time of waiting. But this waiting is a

2511, 2018

The Thanksgiving Perspective

November 25th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Thanksgiving Perspective|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 10:5-8.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
I think we would all agree that Thanksgiving is a great once-a-year holiday. I think we would also all agree that it would be a terrible thing if

1811, 2018

The Thanksgiving Circumstance

November 18th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Thanksgiving Perspective|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
I think we would all agree that Thanksgiving is a great once-a-year holiday. I think we would also all agree that it would be a terrible thing if

1111, 2018

REthinking Church

November 11th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon concludes our series, REthinking Church, and is based on Colossians 3:12-14.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church

411, 2018

2018 Annual State of the Ministry Message

November 4th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , |

On the occasion of the 16th anniversary of River’s Edge, it’s our privilege to have our annual “State of the Ministry” message where we reflect on the previous year and consider God’s challenge for the

2810, 2018

Called to Grow

October 28th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by compassion,

2110, 2018

The Ministry of Serving

October 21st, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Peter 2:9-12.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by compassion,

1410, 2018

The Ministry of Prayer

October 14th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on James 5:13-16.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by compassion,

710, 2018

The Ministry of Encouragement

October 7th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Hebrews 10:24-25.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by compassion,

3009, 2018

Encouraging Conversations

September 30th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by

2309, 2018

Meaningful Conversations

September 23rd, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Ephesians 4:29.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by compassion,

1609, 2018

Called into Community

September 16th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by love, by unity, by

909, 2018

Called To Be the Church

September 9th, 2018|Categories: REthinking Church, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon begins our series, REthinking Church, and is based on Romans 12:9-16.
SERIES OVERVIEW:
Once upon a time there was a church that changed the world, but that was a long time ago. It was a church characterized by

209, 2018

The Hope of the Covenant

September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: , , |

This sermon concludes the series and is based on Genesis 9:8-13.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Water, water everywhere,
God destroys the world he loves in a blink!
Water, water everywhere
2608, 2018

The Call to Greatness

August 26th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: |

This sermon is shared by our director of international ministries, Chris Zang, while Dane Lewis is away and is based on Matthew 18:1-6.

1908, 2018

The Promise

August 19th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Genesis 12:1-3. While this sermon does not deal directly with the flood, it provides a needed context for the next sermon in this series, as well as a valuable

1208, 2018

The Bible and the Flood

August 12th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Genesis 6:9-20.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Water, water everywhere,
God destroys the world he loves in a blink!
Water, water everywhere
Explain all of this and tell me what to think!
508, 2018

A Flood of Salvation

August 5th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Genesis 6:5-8.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Water, water everywhere,
God destroys the world he loves in a blink!
Water, water everywhere
Explain all of this and tell me what to think!
2907, 2018

Why, not When or Where or How

July 29th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: , , , |

This sermon serves as an introduction to this new series and is based on Genesis 6:1-8.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Water, water everywhere,
God destroys the world he loves in a blink!
Water, water everywhere
2207, 2018

Truly Great Parents

July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 1:46-55.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being impossible,

1507, 2018

Truly Errant Parents

July 15th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Samuel 2:22-25.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being

1706, 2018

The Power of the Father

June 17th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Proverbs 23:24 on Father’s Day when we celebrate and pray for men and their fathers.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is

1006, 2018

Parenting and Discipline

June 10th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Proverbs 29:17.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being impossible,

306, 2018

Parenting and Gracious Words

June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Proverbs 16:24.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being impossible,

2705, 2018

The Impossible, Wonderful Calling

May 27th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Proverbs 22:6.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being impossible,

2005, 2018

Jesus: The Justice of God

May 20th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The "Who" Question|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 4:16-20.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

      Years ago, “The Who” asked, “Who are you?” (and if you are not right now chanting, “Who, who, who, who?” in response, you are

1305, 2018

The Woman Wisdom

May 13th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The "Who" Question|Tags: , , , |

This sermon for Mother’s Day is based on Proverbs 8:12-21.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

      Years ago, “The Who” asked, “Who are you?” (and if you are not right now chanting, “Who, who, who, who?” in response,

605, 2018

The Temple

May 6th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The "Who" Question|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on John 2:13-22.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

      Years ago, “The Who” asked, “Who are you?” (and if you are not right now chanting, “Who, who, who, who?” in response, you are either

2904, 2018

Israel Revisited

April 29th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The "Who" Question|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 4:1-11.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

      Years ago, “The Who” asked, “Who are you?” (and if you are not right now chanting, “Who, who, who, who?” in response, you are either

2204, 2018

A Friend, a Judge, and a Savior

April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The "Who" Question|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 11:16-22.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

      Years ago, “The Who” asked, “Who are you?” (and if you are not right now chanting, “Who, who, who, who?” in response, you are either

1504, 2018

Christ Jesus

April 15th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The "Who" Question|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 16:13-20.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

      Years ago, “The Who” asked, “Who are you?” (and if you are not right now chanting, “Who, who, who, who?” in response, you are either

804, 2018

The Kingdom of the Son

April 8th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Path Jesus Chose|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and concludes our Easter series on “The Path Jesus Chose.”

104, 2018

The End of the Path

April 1st, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Path Jesus Chose|Tags: , , , , |

RESURRECTION SUNDAY: This sermon is based on Philippians 2:6-11.

Series Overview:

Choice: it is what makes life rich and interesting. YOU get to choose things that will determine your tomorrows.   But it is even more than that:

2503, 2018

The Path into Jerusalem

March 25th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Path Jesus Chose|Tags: , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 19:37-44.

Series Overview:

Choice: it is what makes life rich and interesting. YOU get to choose things that will determine your tomorrows.   But it is even more than that: “We are our

1803, 2018

The Path Jesus Chose

March 18th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Path Jesus Chose|Tags: , , , , |

This sermon is based on Mark 6:47-52.

Series Overview:

Choice: it is what makes life rich and interesting. YOU get to choose things that will determine your tomorrows.   But it is even more than that: “We are our

1103, 2018

A Way of Weakness, Part 3

March 11th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 13:5-6.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

403, 2018

A Way of Weakness, Part 2

March 4th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

2502, 2018

A Way of Weakness, Part 1

February 25th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 12:1-10.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

1802, 2018

A Cross-Shaped Faith

February 18th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 11:21-33.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

1102, 2018

A Culture-Shaped Faith, Part 2

February 11th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 11:5-15.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

402, 2018

A Culture-Shaped Faith, Part 1

February 4th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 11:1-4.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

2801, 2018

Proper Boasting

January 28th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 10:12-18.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

2101, 2018

A New Community

January 21st, 2018|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , |

We are grateful to the Lord that Dan Passerelli, pastor to young adults/young families at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, shared God’s Word with us today while Dane Lewis is home recovering from his wrist surgery.

This

1401, 2018

Intruder Alert

January 14th, 2018|Categories: A Weak Faith, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 2 Corinthians 10:1-13.

Series Overview:

If I was asked for a list of ten things we don’t have enough of, my top three answers would be faith, hope and love, followed

701, 2018

Getting the New Year Right

January 7th, 2018|Categories: Getting the New Year Right, Sermon|Tags: , |

This sermon is based on 1 Timothy 6:17-19.

3112, 2017

The Hope of Dwelling

December 31st, 2017|Categories: ChristmasY, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on John 1:14-18.

Series Overview:

Christmasy — it’s a word. It means “typical of Christmas” or “a special Christmas mood.” Christmas is a word, but it seems to have lost its meaning

2412, 2017

The Hope of Christmas

December 24th, 2017|Categories: ChristmasY, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Isaiah 9:2-7.

Series Overview:

Christmasy — it’s a word. It means “typical of Christmas” or “a special Christmas mood.” Christmas is a word, but it seems to have lost its meaning

1712, 2017

That Mourns in Lonely Exile Here

December 17th, 2017|Categories: ChristmasY, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 2:16-18.

Series Overview:

Christmasy — it’s a word. It means “typical of Christmas” or “a special Christmas mood.” Christmas is a word, but it seems to have lost its meaning

1012, 2017

The Sin That Longed for Christmas

December 10th, 2017|Categories: ChristmasY, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on Matthew 1:18-21.

Series Overview:

Christmasy — it’s a word. It means “typical of Christmas” or “a special Christmas mood.” Christmas is a word, but it seems to have lost its meaning

312, 2017

The Love of Christmas

December 3rd, 2017|Categories: ChristmasY, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon is based on 1 John 4:9-10.

Series Overview:

Christmasy — it’s a word. It means “typical of Christmas” or “a special Christmas mood.” Christmas is a word, but it seems to have lost its

2611, 2017

The Peace of Gratitude

November 26th, 2017|Categories: A Peace of Gratitude, Sermon|Tags: , , , , , , |

This sermon is based on Colossians 3:15-17.

Series Overview:

Stanley Beamish didn’t have anything going for him. He was weak, afraid and rather pathetic. But all that changed when he took the “power pill” and he

1911, 2017

The Gratitude Initiative

November 19th, 2017|Categories: A Peace of Gratitude, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

Series Overview:

Stanley Beamish didn’t have anything going for him. He was weak, afraid and rather pathetic. But all that changed when he took the “power pill” and

1211, 2017

State of the Ministry Message 2017

November 12th, 2017|Categories: A Peace of Gratitude, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

As we celebrate our church’s 15th anniversary, it is a good time to reflect on all that God has done in our midst as well as consider the challenge from God’s Word for the

511, 2017

Gratitude and Peace Together

November 5th, 2017|Categories: A Peace of Gratitude, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

 

This introductory sermon sets the stage for seeing the connection between gratitude and peace based on Philippians 4:6-7.

Series Overview:

Stanley Beamish didn’t have anything going for him. He was weak, afraid and rather pathetic. But all

2910, 2017

Always Reforming–The Church

October 29th, 2017|Categories: Always Reforming, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

May we commit ourselves to growth and health as a church as we consider together Hebrews 10:19-25.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Jodocus van Lodenstein is not a name you hear bantered around at parties a lot, partly because he

1510, 2017

Always Reforming–Culture

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Always Reforming, Sermon|Tags: , , , |

This sermon helps us understand a godly perspective on what Jesus meant about being “in the world, but not of it” so that we are engaged in transforming culture for His glory. It is based

810, 2017

Always Reforming–Ourselves, Part 2

October 8th, 2017|Categories: Always Reforming, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This sermon is based on Luke 9:23-24, 57-62.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Jodocus van Lodenstein is not a name you hear bantered around at parties a lot, partly because he died in the 1600’s and partly because Jodocus sounds

110, 2017

Always Reforming–Ourselves

October 1st, 2017|Categories: Always Reforming, Sermon|Tags: , , |

This first sermon in our series reminds us how important it is to be “always reforming” ourselves into the image of Christ and is based on Philippians 3:12-14.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Jodocus van Lodenstein is not a name

2409, 2017

A Door of Unbelievable Developments Has Opened

September 24th, 2017|Categories: Everyday Missions, Sermon|Tags: , , |

We were privileged to have Stephen and Susan Beck, our missionaries in Germany, in our worship service. Stephen opened God’s Word to us from 1 Corinthians 16:5-9, and they both shared powerfully about the amazing things God is

1709, 2017

The LEAPS

September 17th, 2017|Categories: Everyday Missions, Sermon|Tags: , |

This second sermon in the series introduces the acrostic “LEAPS” as a way to understand our “everyday mission” and is based on Psalm 108:1-5.

L – Live as light

E – Engage in

1009, 2017

Everyday Missions

September 10th, 2017|Categories: Everyday Missions, Sermon|Tags: , |

From day one we’ve said that missions are at the heart of our church. And you can see all sorts of ways this idea has shaped our church (the budget, missionary updates, missions conferences,

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.