Archived Preaching Series

Seven: That You Might Believe

Below you will find our current preaching series. You may click on the Scripture to read this week’s Scripture lesson in the English Standard Version. Beginning with the March 19 sermon you will be able to click on the sermon title and hear an audio of the worship service.

March 5, 2017

“Transformation”

John 2:1-11

Jesus’ first sign in the Gospel of John is turning the water into wine. Just as John transforms water into wine, he can transform your life.

March 12, 2017

“Worthiness”

John 4:46-54

We often get tied up on our worthiness to receive blessing from Christ, but this passage shows that even those most would consider unworthy are worthy in the eyes of Christ.

March 19, 2017

“Movement”

John 5:2-9a

The Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to move us from a place of comfort and stagnation to a place of healing and witness.

Hymns

March 26, 2017

“Amazing”

John 6:16-21

God’s power is amazing and in our world where we have information instantly, where we can watch any TV show anytime, and see our loved ones through our phones, we forget just how amazing God’s power is.

April 2, 2017

“Nourishing”

John 6:5-14

John doesn’t tell the story of the Last Supper the way Mark, Matthew, and Luke do. However, in this miracle of the feeding of the multitude, we see a glimpse into the Last Supper and are reminded that this meal is one that nourishes us spiritually.

April 9, 2017

“Seeing”

John 9:1-7

While we may not be physically blind, we are often blind to the will of God. Christ has the authority and power to open our eyes to the will of God.

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday

“Resurrection”

John 11:38-44, John 20:1-10

What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us today and how do we live as resurrected people?

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Lasting Impact

We say that we want to have an impact and make a difference in our community, but we often do things just because we have always done them. Unfortunately, things we did 10-20 years ago, no longer make the impact they once did. What are some strategies we can employ to make a lasting impact in our community?

April 23, 2017

Sermon Title: “Identify”

Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:34-40

You cannot make a lasting impact in your community if you have no idea who you are trying to impact.

April 30, 2017

Sermon Title: “Vision”

Scripture Reference: John 20:21-23, Colossians 4:2-6

Once you know who you want to serve, you have to have a clear vision about what you want to accomplish.

May 7, 2017

Sermon Title: “Mission”

Scripture Reference: Matthew 10:7-14

The mission of the church should be what helps you accomplish your vision; therefore, your mission should be the mission of the church.

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Hero Central

This series is based on the Scriptures used during our Vacation Bible School. This series is designed to get our children and adults excited about VBS. I hope that our children are encouraged to invite a friend to VBS. I also hope that our adults are encouraged to come and volunteer for our VBS.

May 14, 2017

Sermon Title: “God’s Heroes Have Courage”

Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 25:18-31

We often believe we lack the courage to do the right thing for God. However, as Abigail shows us, when it is the right thing to do, God will give us the courage to do it.

April 21, 2017

Sermon Title: “God’s Heroes Have Wisdom”

Scripture Reference: Luke 2:41-52

Part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ is having the wisdom to discern how God is calling you to love and serve.

May 28, 2017

Sermon Title: “God’s Heroes Have Hope”

Scripture Reference: Matthew 5:2-11

Jesus lays out the challenges that 1st Century Jews faced in the Beattitudes. They are similar challenges people face today. This message will remind the congregation that we have hope in the midst of trials.

June 4, 2017

Sermon Title: “God’s Heroes Have Power”

Scripture Reference: Acts 2:1-4

The Holy Spirit gives God’s people and Jesus’ disciples incredible power to go out and change the world.

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is a world-wide phenomenon both in the literary genre and in television. Its success is due to its compelling story lines and characters. The reader and viewer identifies with the families and will ultimately choose sides. In ancient Israel, despite being the chosen people of God, they desired to have a human king. What ensued was civil war, scandal, division of the kingdom, and ultimately exile. As in Game of Thrones, the characters are very relatable, and we are called to choose sides. Ultimately, as the prophets declare, we must choose the side of God. What kingdoms have we set up in our world today? How has religion been abused in the political world of America? Drawing on the major themes of Game of Thrones, this preaching series will look at 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, and 2 Chronicles to address the challenges of their society and how they speak to our society and how they can inform us.

August 6, 2017

Sermon Title: “A Game of Thrones”

Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 8:4-9

The people of Israel put their faith in a man rather than the God that delivered them and called them his chosen people.

August 13, 2017

Sermon Title: “The Dangers of the Quest for Power”

Scripture Reference: 2 Kings 11:1-3

The quest for power on earth often leads to dangerous consequences.

August 20, 2017

Sermon Title: “Family Ties”

Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 15:1-12

Power has a way to turn father against son, mother against daughter, brother against brother, and sister against sister.

August 27, 2017

Sermon Title: “Legitimacy”

Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 1:11-21

God uses those whom others will discard to achieve his will.

September 3, 2017

Sermon Title: “Bella Donnas”

Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 16:31-33

The queens of Israel had great influence over the husbands; sometimes this influence achieved the will of God, other times it went against the will of God.

September 10, 2017

Sermon Title: “Brotherhood”

Scripture Reference: 2 Samuel 23, selected verses

Like David’s Mighty Men, God has equipped you with what is necessary to be his Mighty Men, and God needs Mighty Men and Women.

September 17, 2017

Sermon Title: “Monarchy, Subjects, and the Faith”

Scripture Reference: Amos 2:6-8

God judges the faithfulness of his people by their actions towards others.

A shining light in a world of darkness . . . a warm, open seat awaits you!