Sermon Messages
 
Current Sermon Series: “Slimed! How God Can Make Something Good Out of Bad Decisions” 
 

This summer, we will again incorporate a children’s segment into our Sunday Mornings.  This study will take us through the life of Jacob in the Old Testament.”


Jul 15, 2018
God Helps Us Through the Muck (Sermon 7/15/18)
Great things sometimes start from simple beginnings: McDonald’s from one shop, Apple computer in a garage, New Yorker magazine with one pencil. From simple beginnings, when we feel the world is against us, God can make something great.
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  • Jul 15, 2018God Helps Us Through the Muck (Sermon 7/15/18)
    Jul 15, 2018
    God Helps Us Through the Muck (Sermon 7/15/18)
    Great things sometimes start from simple beginnings: McDonald’s from one shop, Apple computer in a garage, New Yorker magazine with one pencil. From simple beginnings, when we feel the world is against us, God can make something great.
  • Jul 8, 2018But It Was Only A Lie! (Sermon 7/8/18)
    Jul 8, 2018
    But It Was Only A Lie! (Sermon 7/8/18)
    Choose a question to discuss... Is honesty always the best policy? Is it ever OK to break the law to accomplish something good? Do you prefer dogs or cats?
  • Jul 1, 2018Am I My Own Worst Enemy? (Sermon 7/1/18)
    Jul 1, 2018
    Am I My Own Worst Enemy? (Sermon 7/1/18)
    There is a time in each of our lives when we make selfish decisions. We know they are, and yet we choose to make them anyway, not thinking through the impact on others- and us. What do those decisions say about us, and what do those choices say about what is important to us?
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Sermon Series: “Real Fake News”
 
 

There are phrases we have all heard, or maybe even used, which on the surface sound spiritual, but at their roots have little Biblical basis.

How can we avoid using them, and what could we substitute in their place?

 

Jun 24, 2018
Everything Happens For a Reason (Sermon 6/24/18)
We have all been there... standing in line at a funeral, watching a tragedy unfold on the news, hearing the despair of a spouse left behind. At some point, you will hear a well-meaning person say, “Everything happens for a reason,” usually leaving the situation no better than where it began.
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  • Jun 24, 2018Everything Happens For a Reason (Sermon 6/24/18)
    Jun 24, 2018
    Everything Happens For a Reason (Sermon 6/24/18)
    We have all been there... standing in line at a funeral, watching a tragedy unfold on the news, hearing the despair of a spouse left behind. At some point, you will hear a well-meaning person say, “Everything happens for a reason,” usually leaving the situation no better than where it began.
  • Jun 17, 2018Child Voice International (Special Missions Message 6/17/18)
    Jun 17, 2018
    Child Voice International (Special Missions Message 6/17/18)
    A special guest speaker from Child Voice International (not part of series)
  • Jun 10, 2018God Will Not Give You More Than You Can Bear (Sermon 6/10/18)
    Jun 10, 2018
    God Will Not Give You More Than You Can Bear (Sermon 6/10/18)
    In 1 Corinthians, Paul is reminding the church that there is a difference between being burdened by your circumstances, and being tempted to sin in the midst of one’s circumstances. The former may be true that there are times in your life when life can seem overwhelming; but in the center of our struggle, God will help us find a way out that honors him.
  • Jun 3, 2018God Helps Those Who Help Themselves (Sermon 6/3/18)
    Jun 3, 2018
    God Helps Those Who Help Themselves (Sermon 6/3/18)
    “God helps those who help themselves” sounds to be spiritually true because it has God’s name in it. Many believe it can be found in scripture, but if asked to locate it, they could not because the idea is not among scriptural teachings. Popularized by Ben Franklin, it is an adage that goes back to the ancient Greek culture.
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Sermon Series: “WHY BOTHER PRAYING?” 

We are told we should pray. Maybe we even do pray. Often, though, it seems that our prayers do no good at all. How well do we truly understand what prayer is? Should we be frustrated when we think our prayers are not answered, or that no one is listening? When your life seems so hard, why should you bother praying at all?


May 20, 2018
Should I Pray for Healing? (Sermon 5/20/19)
For many when they think of prayer, they think of healing. Healing of a relationship, illness or emotion. Should I consider asking for healing when sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter?
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  • May 20, 2018Should I Pray for Healing? (Sermon 5/20/19)
    May 20, 2018
    Should I Pray for Healing? (Sermon 5/20/19)
    For many when they think of prayer, they think of healing. Healing of a relationship, illness or emotion. Should I consider asking for healing when sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter?
  • May 13, 2018Praying Morning, Noon And Night? You Have To Be Kidding Me? (Sermon 5/13/18)
    May 13, 2018
    Praying Morning, Noon And Night? You Have To Be Kidding Me? (Sermon 5/13/18)
    So often we think or say, “We’ve done all we can. All we can do now is pray.” John Bunyan said, “You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.” Why is it many think of prayer as a last resort rather than our first possibility? How can I possibly pray as much as I need, when I am so busy?
  • May 6, 2018Discovering God’s Will (Sermon 5/6/18)
    May 6, 2018
    Discovering God’s Will (Sermon 5/6/18)
    Message by guest speaker, Rev. Ed Whitman
  • Apr 29, 2018Big God. Big Prayers. (Sermon 4/29/18)
    Apr 29, 2018
    Big God. Big Prayers. (Sermon 4/29/18)
    We like to pray safe prayers because they make life easy for us, and they do not cause us to doubt God if we don't see the answer. But does God call us to safety in our prayer life?
  • Apr 22, 2018Why Should I Pray? God Hates Me! (Sermon 4/22/18)
    Apr 22, 2018
    Why Should I Pray? God Hates Me! (Sermon 4/22/18)
    First impressions are hard to overcome. Someone may irritate you the first time you meet them and it may take you a long time, if ever, to change your opinion of them. Your first impression of God will help to determine your prayer life. God is good, and as such wants to hear our prayers.
  • Apr 15, 2018Prayer, What Is It? (Sermon 4/15/18)
    Apr 15, 2018
    Prayer, What Is It? (Sermon 4/15/18)
    Prayer. It's one of the greatest benefits we have as part of our relationship with God, and yet it is something with which we struggle. We get frustrated, angry and eventually depressed when prayer doesn’t seem to work. How much do we really understand about what prayer is?
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