2021 SERMONS

The Journey Deep: From Sitting to Service

The Journey Deep: From Sitting to Service

From Sitting to ServiceThe Journey to Deep – Part 51 Corinthians 12 We continue our series, “The Journey to Deep,” today as we walk through Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth.  This week we are going to dig into chapter 12 of 1 Corinthians, so grab your Bible or...

The Well is Deep

The Well is Deep

“The Well Is Deep”(Hope Well Mission Project)John 7:37-38 Last week Karen introduced us to a challenge initiated by our Mission’s Team to raise $2500 to provide a clean water well among a people group where it’s desperately needed through a partnership with IDES –...

Our Journey With Jesus: Remembering

Our Journey With Jesus: Remembering

RememberingOur Journey with Jesus – Part 9Various Scriptures This morning, we finish up our series entitled “Our Journey With Jesus.”  Over the past couple of months, we’ve looked at several different spiritual disciplines.  But not the usual sort of things that we...

Our Journey With Jesus: Listening

Our Journey With Jesus: Listening

ListeningOur Journey with Jesus – Part 8Luke 8:18 This morning, we pick back up in our series entitled “Our Journey with Jesus.”  So far, we have talked about letting go, welcoming, friending, and resting.  And in the past two lessons, we’ve talked the need to confess...

Our Journey With Jesus: Forgiving

Our Journey With Jesus: Forgiving

ForgivingOur Journey with Jesus – Part 7Matthew 6:12-15 This morning, we continue in our series entitled “Our Journey with Jesus.”  So far, we’ve talked about letting go, welcoming, friending, and resting.  And, last week, I said that last week’s discipline was...

Our Journey With Jesus: Confessing

Our Journey With Jesus: Confessing

ConfessingOur Journey with Jesus – Part 61 John 1:8-9 This morning, we continue in our series entitled “Our Journey with Jesus.”  We’ve been talking about some things that we can practice in our day-to-day lives that will move us in the direction of being more like...

Our Journey With Jesus: Resting

Our Journey With Jesus: Resting

RestingOur Journey with Jesus – Part 5Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 6:30-31 This morning, we continue in our series entitled “Our Journey with Jesus.”  We’re talking about things that we can practice in our day-to-day lives that will move us in the direction of being more like...

Our Journey With Jesus: Friending

Our Journey With Jesus: Friending

FriendingOur Journey with Jesus – Part 4John 15:13, 15 This morning, we pick back up in our series entitled “Our Journey with Jesus” as we look together at some spiritual disciplines that will help to shape us into the image of Jesus Christ.  These are not the kind of...

Our Journey With Jesus: Welcoming

Our Journey With Jesus: Welcoming

WelcomingOur Journey with Jesus – Part 3Luke 14:12-14 This morning, we continue in our series entitled “Our Journey With Jesus” as we look together at some spiritual disciplines that will help to shape us into the image of Jesus Christ.  Because, more than anything...

Our Journey With Jesus: Letting Go

Our Journey With Jesus: Letting Go

Letting GoOur Journey with Jesus – Part 2Philippians 2:5-8   Last week, we began a new sermon series that entitled, “Our Journey with Jesus.”  And I chose that, first off, because our Christian life is a journey.  It’s a process as we try to get from one point in our...

Our Journey With Jesus – Introduction

Our Journey With Jesus – Introduction

IntroductionOur Journey with Jesus – Part 1Various Scriptures This morning, I want to begin a new sermon series and I want to do something I don’t normally do.  I want to share with you some of my thought process that led me to this series. I’m reminded of the story...

Why I Love America

Why I Love America

Why I Love America(July 4, 2021)Psalm 33:12 I’ve really been looking forward to sharing this message today because, frankly, I am tired of people trashing the United States of America.  Some ridicule patriotic worship services like this as being naïve and oblivious to...

Understanding the Times

Understanding the Times

“UNDERSTANDING THE TIMES”1 Chronicles 12:32; Acts 17:22-34 In 1 Chronicles chapter 12, we find a long list of warriors who came to King David to pledge their allegiance to him.  Among them, 1 Chronicles 12:32 lists the “men of Issachar, who understood the times and...

The Father Factor

The Father Factor

The Father FactorGod Has an App for That – Part 6Proverbs 4:1-4 We live in a world of technology and gadgets, but there is no substitute for a living and breathing dad who is invested and involved in the life of his family.  I mean, there is no electronic device or...

Little or Much

Little or Much

Little or MuchGod Has an App for That – Part 7Proverbs 30:7-9 We’re continuing this morning in our series on the book of Proverbs entitled “God Has An App for That.”  The bulk of the book of Proverbs was penned by Solomon who is considered to be one of the wealthiest...

Web of Lies

Web of Lies

Web of LiesGod Has an App for That – Part 6Proverbs 11:3 During the message last Sunday morning you may recall that I told the story of a man in Joplin, Missouri whose house was completely demolished by that mile wide EF5-rated tornado that ripped through the area...

On the Job

On the Job

On the JobGod Has an App for That – Part 5Proverbs 14:23 I want you to take just a minute to think back to when you were a child; and I want you to think about what you wanted to be when you grew up.  You probably got asked that question all the time.  (And there may...

Toxic Talk

Toxic Talk

Toxic TalkGod Has an App for That – Part 4Proverbs 18:21 If you have your Bibles turn to the Book of Proverbs.  You can go to the center of your Bible, go to the right just a bit, and you should be in Proverbs.  We are in a series called “God Has an App for That,” and...

Heart Monitor

Heart Monitor

Heart MonitorGod Has an App for That – Part 3Proverbs 4:23 If you have your Bible turn to Proverbs.  Chapter 4 is where we’re going to be focusing today. I was reading about a series of tests this week where they try to evaluate how well a person can make decisions in...

Make-Believe Mom

Make-Believe Mom

Make-Believe MomGod Has an App for That – Part 2Proverbs 31:10-31 Well, as I’ve stated before, we do our best here to be known as a church that is full of truth and full of love.  Sometimes telling the truth doesn’t seem loving, but ultimately there is no love without...

Decision Point

Decision Point

Decision PointGod Has an App for That – Part 1Proverbs 1:7   The popularity of running marathons continues to surge worldwide among people of all ages and walks of life.  Among what are considered to be the top five marathons in the world, two of them take place right...

MUTE: Turn Up the Volume

MUTE: Turn Up the Volume

Turn Up the VolumeSeries: Mute – Part 2Various Scriptures Does it ever seem to you that God is giving you the silent treatment?  Does it ever feel like prayer works a little bit like your frequent flyer miles?  When you really need them, you can’t use them.  There are...

MUTE: The Silent Treatment

MUTE: The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment Series: Mute – Part 1Various Scriptures I was reading about this married couple who was having some problems in their relationship, and so they decided the best way to deal with these problems was to go on a daytime talk show…which is really great...

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord Is My ShepherdPsalm 23:1-6 Psalm 23 is undoubtedly one of the best-known passages in all the Bible.  Most of us learned it as children and it continues to be a comfort to those who are dying, or those who have lost loved ones.  Maybe it’s so well-loved...

The Believers: Inspired by the Cross

The Believers: Inspired by the Cross

“THE BELIEVERS: INSPIRED BY THE CROSS”The Impact of the Cross - Part 6Luke 24:13-35 A teenage boy was about to turn 16, and he said to his father, “Dad, I want to get my drivers license on my 16th birthday.”  His father said, “Well, I’ll tell you what, I’ll give you...

The Thief: Saved by the Cross

The Thief: Saved by the Cross

According to Charisma magazine, Sherri Felts responded to the invitation at the close of a church service the last Sunday morning in January.  The following Friday night, Sheri Felts, age 55, a very popular high school teacher, died in her sleep with no apparent...

The Enemies: Delighted by the Cross

The Enemies: Delighted by the Cross

The town of Edmond, Oklahoma, has an obvious hole in its city seal.  There used to be a cross in that spot reflecting their religious heritage.  But after losing a religious establishment lawsuit, costing the city nearly half a million dollars to defend, that aspect...

The Disciples: Distressed By the Cross

The Disciples: Distressed By the Cross

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn contributed more to the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union then perhaps any other individual.  Since his views were considered subversive, he was arrested and suffered for years in a communist concentration camp.  He had to struggle with...

The Soldiers: Unmoved By the Cross

The Soldiers: Unmoved By the Cross

Two sailors had spent the night indulging in every sinful pleasure of the city where they had a layover.  In the morning, as they made their way back to the ship, the one challenged the other, “I’ll bet you $100 you don’t have enough guts to go into that cathedral and...

Be Diligent Until He Returns

Be Diligent Until He Returns

In early May 1980, Mount St. Helens was belching grey steam hundreds of feet into the blue Oregon sky.  Geologists watched their seismographs in growing wonder as the earth rumbled beneath their feet.  I read an article recently that described how the park rangers and...

Loving the Bride

Loving the Bride

It had been a big wedding, and the reception was well attended.  Then came the honeymoon.  The couple went to their hotel room and after they unpacked their bags the groom took his bride by the hand, sat her on the bed, and said, "Honey, I hope you won’t mind, but now...

Be Encouraged By His Return

Be Encouraged By His Return

"God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food."  Have you ever heard a child pray that simple prayer?  At first it sounds a little bit redundant.  Isn't that about the same thing—God is great and God is good?  Well not exactly.  When we think about the...

Be Alert for the Antichrist

Be Alert for the Antichrist

Satan came to Eve in the Garden of Eden with the express purpose of deceiving her.  He whispered, "Has God said you're not to eat of any tree of the garden?  If you eat of that tree you will not die, the way God says.  If you eat of that tree you will really live!...

Be Informed About His Return

Be Informed About His Return

Relevant magazine, around Christmas time, ran a story entitled, "Waiting for the Messiah: The New Clash Over the Bible's Millennial Prophecies."  The article read: "For many Christians the comforting images of the Christmas season are inexorably linked to another more...

Ready for His Return

Ready for His Return

A telemarketer called a home in order to try and sell a product.  He was greeted by a younger boy who, whispered, "Hello." The telemarketer said, "Is your mom home?" Still whispering, he said, "Yes, but she's busy." "Well, is your dad home?" "Yes, but he's busy, too."...

Prepare

Prepare

180: Time for a TurnaroundWe are starting the New Year with a two-week series called “180: Time for a Turnaround.”  There’s just something about the beginning of a year where we think in those terms of: “What needs to change?” and “How should we be living different in...

Repair

Repair

180: Time for a TurnaroundAs we begin a new year, our focus is on the future.  We’re thinking about the upcoming year, not the past year.  But just for a minute I want you to think about 2020.  You can go back even further if you want.  But what would you say as you...