Sermon Messages
 
Current 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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Sermon Series: “JESUS – I AM . . .” 

 
During the Lenten season, we will be exploring the names by which Jesus describes himself, and how those names change your life.

Apr 8, 2018
I AM the Path of Restoration (Sermon 4/8/18)
We are typically not good at second chances. When we have been hurt by someone, our human response is to move on. But, when we are the one who has hurt someone, especially someone we love, we would almost do anything to have a chance to start over.
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  • Apr 8, 2018I AM the Path of Restoration (Sermon 4/8/18)
    Apr 8, 2018
    I AM the Path of Restoration (Sermon 4/8/18)
    We are typically not good at second chances. When we have been hurt by someone, our human response is to move on. But, when we are the one who has hurt someone, especially someone we love, we would almost do anything to have a chance to start over.
  • Apr 1, 2018Jesus Can Change Your Story (Easter Sermon 4/1/18)
    Apr 1, 2018
    Jesus Can Change Your Story (Easter Sermon 4/1/18)
    Each of us has our own story. Each of us, in our own way, needs to have the direction of our story changed. With the resurrection, Jesus proves only He has the power to change our story, both now and for eternity.
  • Mar 18, 2018I Am the Resurrection and the Life (Sermon 3/18/18)
    Mar 18, 2018
    I Am the Resurrection and the Life (Sermon 3/18/18)
    Here in the story of Lazarus, Jesus does something only He can do - bring someone back from the dead to glorify God.
  • Mar 11, 2018I Am The Good Shepherd (Sermon 3/11/18)
    Mar 11, 2018
    I Am The Good Shepherd (Sermon 3/11/18)
    What would it take you to feel secure in your life? Many struggle with this question in light of recent events. The search for security is a part of everyone’s life story. In what do you place your security?
  • Mar 4, 2018I Am the Son of Man (Sermon 3/4/18)
    Mar 4, 2018
    I Am the Son of Man (Sermon 3/4/18)
    This section is the conclusion to the story of Jesus’ healing the blind man. The man born blind is healed by Jesus, and then questioned and challenged by the Pharisees. His testimony is simple: “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind, but now I see!”
  • Feb 25, 2018I Am The Light of the World (Sermon 2/25/18)
    Feb 25, 2018
    I Am The Light of the World (Sermon 2/25/18)
    We all need healthy light in our lives to live well. What about your spiritual life? What kind of light are you letting in?
  • Feb 18, 2018I Am From God (Sermon 2/18/18)
    Feb 18, 2018
    I Am From God (Sermon 2/18/18)
    Siblings can be great, or a burden. They can be at one time your greatest friend and protector, or your greatest adversary. Our siblings should know us best, and yet sometimes act as strangers.
  • Feb 11, 2018The Bread I Need (Sermon 2/11/18)
    Feb 11, 2018
    The Bread I Need (Sermon 2/11/18)
    We constantly try to fill our lives with what we think are “the right things that are healthy,” but how often do we miss the mark?
  • Feb 4, 2018I Am the Judge (Sermon 2/5/18)
    Feb 4, 2018
    I Am the Judge (Sermon 2/5/18)

    There have been many TV shows where people willingly come in and present their case before a judge and agree to accept his/her verdict. Sometimes the testimonies are very entertaining- many times very sad. Would we be willing to place the fate of our lives in the hands of a judge in full view of everyone?

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Sermon Series: “JESUS – the . . .” 
 

January 7: “Jesus- the Word”- John 1

January 14: “Jesus- the Disturber of the Peace”- John 2:13-25

January 21: “Jesus- the Restorer”- John 3:1-21

January 28: “Jesus- the (Un)Expected One”- John 4:1-26

 

Jan 28, 2018
Jesus – the (Un)Expected One (Sermon 1/28/18)
Do you expect Jesus to show up in your life? What can you expect him to do? 
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  • Jan 28, 2018Jesus – the (Un)Expected One (Sermon 1/28/18)
    Jan 28, 2018
    Jesus – the (Un)Expected One (Sermon 1/28/18)
    Do you expect Jesus to show up in your life? What can you expect him to do? 
  • Jan 21, 2018Jesus – the Restorer (Sermon 1/21/18)
    Jan 21, 2018
    Jesus – the Restorer (Sermon 1/21/18)
    One of the iconic pictures of Cuba is the old classic American cars traveling along the streets. They look great, and collectors drool over their condition. However when seen up close, they are held together by spare parts that do not match the original car, duct tape and different engines. In reality, the restorations done have diminished their value. What kind of restorations have we tried to do with our lives and how have they helped, or hurt us?
  • Jan 14, 2018Jesus – The Disturber of the Peace (Sermon 1/14/18)
    Jan 14, 2018
    Jesus – The Disturber of the Peace (Sermon 1/14/18)
    For many, their image of Jesus is one they carry with them from early in Sunday School. The man with the kind face, walking through bucolic fields with fans waving as he goes by. Yet the image given to us in Scripture is much more complex.
  • Jan 7, 2018Jesus – the Word (Sermon 1/7/18)
    Jan 7, 2018
    Jesus – the Word (Sermon 1/7/18)

    There is a great deal of opinion on “Who is Jesus?,” even among those who attend church. At Christmas, we celebrated the coming of Jesus into the world, but where do we take the story from there? How much has our attitude and belief of Christ been influenced by culture and opinions rather than Scripture itself?

     
  • Dec 31, 2017The Butterfly Effect (Sermon 12/31/17)
    Dec 31, 2017
    The Butterfly Effect (Sermon 12/31/17)
    New Year's Eve message by special guest speaker, Pastor Jeff Owen.
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