Oct 20, 2019
Finding Joy Thru Knowing Christ
We look at this important passage of Scripture and talk about the heart of the Christian faith, knowing Christ.  While we are familiar with the language of “knowing Jesus” or “having a relationship with Jesus,” in this sermon we consider what it means to know Christ according to God’s Word.  
  • Oct 20, 2019Finding Joy Thru Knowing Christ
    Oct 20, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Knowing Christ
    We look at this important passage of Scripture and talk about the heart of the Christian faith, knowing Christ.  While we are familiar with the language of “knowing Jesus” or “having a relationship with Jesus,” in this sermon we consider what it means to know Christ according to God’s Word.  
  • Oct 13, 2019Finding Joy Thru Ministry
    Oct 13, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Ministry
    In this sermon, we discover several principles about Christian ministry.  We talk about how we are all called to be involved in ministry, and how there is joy in serving others.
  • Oct 6, 2019Finding Joy Thru Obedience
    Oct 6, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Obedience

    In this sermon we discover that obedience is important for experiencing joy.  We learn that we should obey with God in mind, with the world in mind, and with each other in mind.

  • Sep 29, 2019Finding Joy Thru Humility
    Sep 29, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Humility
    In this classic text, we have one command: “have this mind in you.”  We are called to develop the mindset of Christ which was marked by humility.  We discover several keys for developing the humble mindset of Christ that leads to true joy.
  • Sep 22, 2019Finding Joy Thru Unity
    Sep 22, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Unity
    Philippians 2:1-5 In this sermon we discover one key for experiencing joy in this life is to experience unity.  We look at several key elements of unity.
  • Sep 15, 2019Finding Joy Thru Living Worthy
    Sep 15, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Living Worthy
    Philippians 1:27-30 In this sermon we learn that living worthy is an important part of experiencing joy in this life.  We look at three keys for living worthy: standing, striving, and not being scared.
  • Sep 8, 2019Finding Joy Thru Purpose
    Sep 8, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Purpose
    Philippians 1:12-26
    In this sermon we discover we can experience authentic joy in this life if we have the right purpose for living.  We learn we need a purpose bigger than our circumstances, our pride, ourselves, and even life.  We are encouraged to embrace Paul’s purpose statement: to live is Christ and to die is gain.
  • Sep 1, 2019Finding Joy Thru Partnership
    Sep 1, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Partnership
    The purpose of this letter is to thank the Philippian church for their partnership in the gospel.  We are reminded the Christian faith is not intended to be practiced in isolation.  We can experience genuine joy when we develop healthy partnerships.  We discover key characteristics of relationships that bring joy.
  • Aug 18, 2019Making Disciples Who Serve & Impact
    Aug 18, 2019
    Making Disciples Who Serve & Impact
    Series: Specials
    In this sermon, we continue focusing on our mission statement.  We look at Acts and see the first church valued serving each other and they were committed to making an impact for Christ.  We talk about growing as disciples who serve and impact.
  • Aug 11, 2019Making Disciples Who Worship & Connect
    Aug 11, 2019
    Making Disciples Who Worship & Connect
    Series: Specials
    In this sermon, we return to our church’s mission statement: “making disciples who worship, connect, serve, and impact.”  We look at several key passages from Colossians and talk about why we are committed to making disciples and how worship and connecting are key aspects of growing in Christ.
  • Aug 4, 2019The Talents
    Aug 4, 2019
    The Talents
    In this parable, Jesus tells a story about a master who entrusted his servants and expected them to work hard and make a profit with what he gave them.  We discover God expects us to serve Him faithfully and we will give an account for all we have been given.
  • Jul 28, 201911th Hour Workers
    Jul 28, 2019
    11th Hour Workers
    In this parable, we discover God’s Kingdom is different from the way our world usually works.  We are reminded we should be grateful because we can identify with the 11th hour workers.  When we realize we have experienced God’s grace, we begin to have a different perspective.
  • Jul 21, 2019Unforgiving Servant
    Jul 21, 2019
    Unforgiving Servant

    In this sermon we learn that people who have been shown mercy will show mercy to others.  We discover why we should forgive and how to get motivated to forgive.  We also address some difficult and practical questions related to forgiveness.

  • Jul 14, 2019Wheat and Weeds
    Jul 14, 2019
    Wheat and Weeds
     As we explore the parable of the wheat and the weeds, we discover several life principles for navigating this world.  We learn God’s good world has been corrupted, God is in control but allows evil, and He triumphs in the end. 
  • Jun 23, 2019Four Soils
    Jun 23, 2019
    Four Soils
    Matthew 13:1-23 In this parable, we discover four types of soil that represent four ways people respond to the message of Jesus. We learn there are multiple ways to reject Jesus, and we are encouraged to keep hearing, believing, and bearing fruit.
  • Jun 16, 2019Lost
    Jun 16, 2019
    Luke 15:11-32 In this sermon, we look at the parable of the prodigal son.  We discover there are two ways to be lost.  The first way is obvious and is represented by the younger son.  The second way to be lost is more subtle, and we discover this is what the parable is about.
  • Jun 9, 2019The Rich Fool
    Jun 9, 2019
    The Rich Fool
    In this parable, Jesus addresses money and wealth.  We often don’t think of ourselves as wealthy, but we have far more than most people.  We learn what it means to be rich toward God.
  • Jun 2, 2019The Great Banquet
    Jun 2, 2019
    The Great Banquet
    In this sermon we are reminded about the great banquet that will take place when Christ returns.  We learn from those who reject the invitation and from those who accept the invitation.  We also discover something important about the Host of the celebration.
  • May 26, 2019The Rich Man & Lazarus
    May 26, 2019
    The Rich Man & Lazarus
    In this parable, we discover two themes.  The first one involves a great reversal.  Those who are rich toward themselves and not rich toward God will have nothing in the end but misery.  This reversal sets the stage for the main point, which is the sufficiency of God’s Word.  We discover why God’s Word is all we really need.
  • May 12, 2019Malachi
    May 12, 2019
    In this final sermon from the Minor Prophets, we look at Malachi and hear his warning against complacency.  We learn about several red flags, or warning signs, that help reveal if we have become complacent.  Also, we learn what to do if we have become complacent.