Sermon Messages
 
Current Sermon Series: “Jesus’ Inside Friends”
So often when we talk about “the friends of Jesus” we are most likely to focus on the apostles, Peter, Paul, those who as Jesus says, “you are my friends if you do what I command you.” What about the people that Jesus seemed to welcome in and with whom He invited in the broken, bruised, unwanted or unwelcomed.  Do these describe our friends?

Apr 21, 2019
Jesus’ Doubting Friends (Sermon 4/21/19)
Flowers, a riot of colors, the joy of spring and new beginnings- flood our senses at Easter. Many celebrate the unofficial ending of winter and new life seen growing from the ground. Others celebrate and rehearse the core of their faith- the truth of the resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God. Still others live in a closet of doubt that any of this is true.  Can I doubt and still be a “Friend of Jesus?”
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  • Apr 21, 2019Jesus’ Doubting Friends (Sermon 4/21/19)
    Apr 21, 2019
    Jesus’ Doubting Friends (Sermon 4/21/19)
    Flowers, a riot of colors, the joy of spring and new beginnings- flood our senses at Easter. Many celebrate the unofficial ending of winter and new life seen growing from the ground. Others celebrate and rehearse the core of their faith- the truth of the resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God. Still others live in a closet of doubt that any of this is true.  Can I doubt and still be a “Friend of Jesus?”
  • Apr 14, 2019Jesus’ Parade of Friends (Sermon 4/14/19)
    Apr 14, 2019
    Jesus’ Parade of Friends (Sermon 4/14/19)
    On this Palm Sunday, we get to see all the different groups of Jesus “friends” gathered in one place at the same time. Throughout the encounter, Jesus remains true to His purpose, his mission and highlights who are his true friends.
  • Apr 7, 2019Jesus’ Rich Friends or “The Tale of Two Checkbooks” (Sermon 4/7/19)
    Apr 7, 2019
    Jesus’ Rich Friends or “The Tale of Two Checkbooks” (Sermon 4/7/19)
    Many people have an ingrained prejudice, or even hatred, towards the wealthy. We so often see the characterization of wealth as bad, or even evil. So, what does Jesus do with the rich around him? The Rich Young Ruler and the Rich Tax Collector?
  • Mar 31, 2019Jesus’ Challenged Friends (Sermon 3/31/19)
    Mar 31, 2019
    Jesus’ Challenged Friends (Sermon 3/31/19)
    People who know they need Jesus seem to find Jesus. People who don’t know they need Jesus, have a hard time breaking through their preconceived ideas, traditions and even pride. Each of these types of people have their own challenges in being a friend of Jesus.
  • Mar 24, 2019Jesus’ Friends and Enemies (Sermon 3/24/19)
    Mar 24, 2019
    Jesus’ Friends and Enemies (Sermon 3/24/19)
    If you were to identify a “Friend of Jesus,” what would you look for in his or her life? Church attendance? How they speak? How they vote? In today’s scripture, Jesus gives us two signs by which you can tell if someone is a “true friend” or not.
  • Mar 17, 2019Jesus’ Political Friends (Sermon 3/17/19)
    Mar 17, 2019
    Jesus’ Political Friends (Sermon 3/17/19)
    In this series, we are exploring the “friends of Jesus” who may not immediately come to mind. This week, we see how Jesus interacts, not just with the “down and out,” but also those officials not held in highest esteem.
  • Mar 10, 2019Jesus’ Shamed Friends (Sermon 3/10/19)
    Mar 10, 2019
    Jesus’ Shamed Friends (Sermon 3/10/19)
    Most people have watched crime shows where the suspect at the end of the story turns out to be someone different from whom you expected. In this familiar story in Jesus’ life, the real subject of the lesson is not the one it first appears to be.
  • Mar 3, 2019Jesus’ Outcast Friends (Simon the Leper) (Sermon 3/3/19/)
    Mar 3, 2019
    Jesus’ Outcast Friends (Simon the Leper) (Sermon 3/3/19/)
    When you hear the phrase, “A friend of Jesus’” what goes through your mind? Peter? John, Paul? Other great people of faith? People who tell you Jesus is their friend? In this Lenten series, we will be looking at some of the lesser heralded, “friends of Jesus.” Some of the people Jesus spent his time around and was willing to draw close- and maybe asking each of us to do the same.
 
Sermon Series: “The Forgotten God”
 

Pastor Francis Chan in his book, “The Forgotten God,” presents the case that many churches, even if they would not say it’s true, have forgotten God in their worship and practice by neglecting the person and practice of the Holy Spirit. Is this true for each of us? Could this be said about our church? Do we live and minister in such comfort that we have eliminated the need of God’s Spirit? Would we even notice His absence?


Feb 24, 2019
Do I Want a Supernatural Church? (Sermon 2/24/19)
It is easy to build a church. Charismatic leader- check. Amazing music- check. Good coffee and food- check. State of the art facility- check. Encouraging words- all set. Great marketing- check. When all is said and done, we can build an amazing church- but is it supernatural?
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  • Feb 24, 2019Do I Want a Supernatural Church? (Sermon 2/24/19)
    Feb 24, 2019
    Do I Want a Supernatural Church? (Sermon 2/24/19)
    It is easy to build a church. Charismatic leader- check. Amazing music- check. Good coffee and food- check. State of the art facility- check. Encouraging words- all set. Great marketing- check. When all is said and done, we can build an amazing church- but is it supernatural?
  • Feb 17, 2019Forget God’s Will (Sermon 2/17/19)
    Feb 17, 2019
    Forget God’s Will (Sermon 2/17/19)
    “If I only knew God’s will for my life I would do it.” “I wish God would show me what to do.” There are very few people in history who have ever known all of God’s will for their lives from beginning to end. If we are honest, it’s easy to say we will follow God someday instead of today.
  • Feb 3, 2019What’s In It For Me? (Sermon 2/3/19)
    Feb 3, 2019
    What’s In It For Me? (Sermon 2/3/19)
    We talk a lot about what we love. “I love my spouse, my kids, my family.” “I love sports.” “I love pizza.” How much do we talk about how much we love the church?
  • Jan 27, 2019Afraid of Answering the Door (Sermon 1/27/19)
    Jan 27, 2019
    Afraid of Answering the Door (Sermon 1/27/19)
    Fear can motivate us, paralyze us and even cripple us in our lives. We all have some fear of something(s). Two questions:
    1. Are you afraid of what other people think of you?
    2. Are you afraid of following Jesus?
  • Jan 13, 2019I’ve Got Jesus, I’m All Set (Sermon 1/13/19)
    Jan 13, 2019
    I’ve Got Jesus, I’m All Set (Sermon 1/13/19)
    The Holy Spirit for many is the least understood, and the most underappreciated person of the Trinity. Many are more comfortable saying they want “Jesus with them,” but shy away from acknowledging the Holy Spirit as part of their lives.
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Sermon Series: “LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS ANSWERED”

There are four big questions everyone has to face sooner or later.

“Where did I come from?”
“Why am I here?”
“How should I live?”
“Where am I going?”
 
This Advent Season we will be looking at Scriptures from the Prophet Isaiah, and the Gospels to see how Christmas holds the answers to life’s biggest questions for all of us.

Jan 6, 2019
Who Are We and Why Would I Want to Be Here? (Sermon 1/6/19)
As many are making personal plans and resolutions, as a church we need to renew our vision of who we are and where God is taking us.
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  • Jan 6, 2019Who Are We and Why Would I Want to Be Here? (Sermon 1/6/19)
    Jan 6, 2019
    Who Are We and Why Would I Want to Be Here? (Sermon 1/6/19)
    As many are making personal plans and resolutions, as a church we need to renew our vision of who we are and where God is taking us.
  • Dec 30, 2018You Need a Friend in 2019? (Sermon 12/30/19)
    Dec 30, 2018
    You Need a Friend in 2019? (Sermon 12/30/19)
    Message by guest Pastor Ed Whitman
  • Dec 23, 2018Is There Life After Christmas (Sermon 12/23/18)
    Dec 23, 2018
    Is There Life After Christmas (Sermon 12/23/18)
    We all strive towards the goal of finishing the marathon of the Christmas season. When all is said and done, is there something more that we are missing? Is the birth of Jesus the final answer, or is there something more to come?
  • Dec 16, 2018That’s Good Enough (Sermon 12/16/18)
    Dec 16, 2018
    That’s Good Enough (Sermon 12/16/18)
    We all have a philosophy on how we would live our lives. For some that may be simply to get out of bed in the morning. What is your life philosophy? Is it “good enough” so that you can live with contentment?  Does the message and meaning of Christmas have any role to play on how each of us can live a life that is more than, “good enough?”
  • Dec 10, 201842 (Sermon 12/9/18)
    Dec 10, 2018
    42 (Sermon 12/9/18)
    Many people at some point in their life have asked, “What’s the meaning of my life?” Why Am I here? When we feel our life has no meaning or purpose we can either wander aimlessly, or wander into self-destruction. With Jesus’ coming into the world, God helps us answer the question, “Why Am I Here?”
  • Dec 2, 2018Mud Pies in the Slum (Sermon 12/2/18)
    Dec 2, 2018
    Mud Pies in the Slum (Sermon 12/2/18)
    Different agencies have set different values on a human life. The Environmental Protection Agency set the value of a life at $9.1 million in 2010. The Food and Drug Administration, on the other hand, came up with a value of $7.9 million and finally, the Transportation Department said it was around $6 million, July 21, 2017. Many struggle with the idea that their life has no value or worth to anyone. If it has no value, then I must not matter. God says otherwise.
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