Mar 29, 2020
Standing Firm in the Storm
 
In this first sermon of this series, we look at the author, audience, and message of 1 Peter.  We are encouraged to stand firm when we experience storms in life because of our great hope in Christ.
 
 
 
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  • Mar 29, 2020Standing Firm in the Storm
    Mar 29, 2020
    Standing Firm in the Storm
     
    In this first sermon of this series, we look at the author, audience, and message of 1 Peter.  We are encouraged to stand firm when we experience storms in life because of our great hope in Christ.
     
     
     
  • Mar 22, 2020A Theology of Desires
    Mar 22, 2020
    A Theology of Desires
    In this sermon we look at the 10th commandment about coveting.  We talk about how this text relates to the two great commands: loving God and loving others.  During this time of experiencing the coronavirus and all its impact on our lives, we are reminded that our desires are not necessarily wrong but they can reveal a lot about us. We discover how to transform our desires so that we become content with Him no matter our circumstances.
  • Mar 15, 2020Nothing But the Truth
    Mar 15, 2020
    Nothing But the Truth
    Exodus 20:16 In this sermon, we discover God values the truth and so we should speak the truth.  We talk about what it means to bear false witness and to speak the truth in love.  We consider exceptions when we might be justified in speaking falsely.  And we talk about how Jesus is the Truth and how He came to rescue us from deception so that we might testify to the Truth. 
  • Mar 8, 2020A Theology of Stuff
    Mar 8, 2020
    A Theology of Stuff
    Exodus 20:15
    In this sermon we look at the 8th command: you shall not steal.  We discover from Ephesians 4:28 a progression of the heart that is necessary for obeying this command.  We are called to not steal, do good work, and give to others.  
  • Feb 23, 2020No Adultery!
    Feb 23, 2020
    No Adultery!
     
    In this sermon we begin by looking at the biblical picture of marriage.  This command to not commit adultery reveals God values the covenant relationship between a husband and a wife.  We also discover the distorted view of marriage that exists because of sin.  Finally, we talk about the big picture and how marriage ultimately points us to the gospel.
  • Feb 16, 2020No Murder!
    Feb 16, 2020
    No Murder!
     
    In this sermon, we focus on the 6th commandment, which prohibits murder.  We talk about what this means and what this excludes such as capital punishment, war, and self-defense.  We talk about special issues related to this command such as suicide, abortion, and euthanasia.  We also consider how this commandment relates to Jesus and the gospel.
  • Feb 9, 2020Honor Your Father and Your Mother
    Feb 9, 2020
    Honor Your Father and Your Mother
     
    In this sermon, we talk about how the 5th commandment is for children and parents. We talk about how children can honor their parents and why parents are responsible for teaching their children to honor them. We also talk about how the ultimate goal of biblical parenting is for us to know God as our Father.
  • Jan 26, 2020Remember the Sabbath
    Jan 26, 2020
    Remember the Sabbath
    In this sermon, we look at the 4th command, “remember the sabbath.”  We begin by considering the historical context and how this day of rest was a provision from God that was a sign of salvation.  We also consider how Jesus and the New Testament authors address the sabbath law.  Finally, we look at three different current views of the sabbath and we talk about how we should apply this command today.
  • Jan 19, 2020Representing His Name Well
    Jan 19, 2020
    Representing His Name Well
    In this sermon we look at the third commandment, which is about not taking the Lord’s name in vain.  We discover what is behind the command or what it reveals that God wants us to value.  We also talk about ways we break this command.
  • Jan 12, 2020Worshiping the True God Truly
    Jan 12, 2020
    Worshiping the True God Truly
    In this sermon we look at the second command which forbids the use of idols.  We discover this command means we should not use idols to worship false gods and we should not use idols to worship the true God.  We also talk about how Jesus is the image of the invisible God and how this relates to the second command.
     
  • Jan 5, 2020No Other Gods
    Jan 5, 2020
    No Other Gods
     
    In this sermon, we look at the first commandment which is foundational to the other nine.  We discover several important truths about God: He is a speaking, active, exclusive, and gracious God.  We also discover two extremes we should avoid when we think about the role of the law in the life of a Christian.
  • Dec 15, 2019I am the Servant
    Dec 15, 2019
    I am the Servant
     
    In this sermon we look at three responses from Mary as she learns about the birth of Jesus.  We see her progression of faith, and we discover why we should follow her example. 
  • Dec 8, 2019Born of the Virgin Mary
    Dec 8, 2019
    Born of the Virgin Mary
    In this sermon we focus on the fundamental belief that Jesus was born of a virgin.  We talk about the miracle of the birth, the bigger picture of the birth, and the significance.
  • Dec 1, 2019The Word Became Flesh
    Dec 1, 2019
    The Word Became Flesh
     
    In this sermon we consider the wonderful mystery of the incarnation.  The Bible teaches the Son of God is fully God and yet He also became a man.  We consider what this means for us and why we should marvel at this great miracle.
  • Nov 25, 2019Thanksgiving
    Nov 25, 2019
    Thanksgiving
    Series: Specials
    In this sermon we look at thanksgiving from a Christian perspective.  We discover why we should be thankful, and how Christian thanksgiving is distinct.
  • Nov 17, 2019Finding Joy Thru Contentment
    Nov 17, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Contentment
    In the final sermon in this series through Philippians, we discover one of the ways we experience joy in life is through learning to be content.  We talk about being content in the good and bad times.  Also, we discover the secret to contentment.
  • Nov 10, 2019Finding Joy thru Finding Peace
    Nov 10, 2019
    Finding Joy thru Finding Peace
    In this sermon we talk about how peace is possible even though we live in a chaotic world.  We discover how we can experience peace with others, peace with life, peace within, and peace with God.   
  • Nov 3, 2019Finding Joy Thru Following the Right Path
    Nov 3, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Following the Right Path
    In this sermon, we discover one key for experiencing joy is recognizing there are ultimately two paths in life.  We learn about these two paths, and we are encouraged to follow the right path that leads to joy and life. 
  • Oct 27, 2019Finding Joy Thru Pressing On
    Oct 27, 2019
    Finding Joy Thru Pressing On
    In this sermon, we talk about pressing on in the Christian faith. We explore what this means, why we should be motivated to persevere, and how we can press on so that we experience joy.
  • 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.