Sermon Archive

Journey: Fatherhood

This morning, we honor and celebrate fatherhood!  There is truly no other journey like it! This morning, we’re going to learn some advice for being a good father from the life of Jacob, whom God renamed to Israel.  God is obviously the absolute best, perfect father.  However, He chose Jacob, a single man, to be the father of His own people.  That’s saying a lot! God chose Jacob to father twelve sons who would become the twelve tribes of Israel…

Journey: Go!

This morning, we continue on our journey. 700 years before Nebuchadnezzar’s  blazing furnace and 1,400 years before the birth of the church at Pentecost, another miraculous fire was burning.  God called out from within a bush that was on fire, but never burned up to a man named Moses. And also again, God was concerned for His people.  They were being harshly oppressed and He heard their cries of suffering.  They were still in between the place where God told…

Journey: The Way

We left off last week with the realization that Jesus’ disciples were about to have transferred to them the responsibility of continuing His ministry.  They were promised the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit to equip and empower them to be able to carry that responsibility.  Today is Pentecost Sunday and we are so incredibly blessed to live in the days of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on all people.  It is an experience that we don’t…

Journey: Greater

As we learned the last few weeks, God has us on a journey.  We were challenged to take our next step; to keep moving forward in our life in faith and obedience. Yes, it’s important to celebrate our successes.  God instructed Joshua to build a memorial after crossing over the flooded Jordan on dry ground for generations to remember the goodness and faithfulness of God.  He set aside times and seasons for celebrating and feasting and rejoicing. Marie shared God’s…

Unstuck

Have you ever felt stuck in life? You’re discontent with where you are at, you know that there’s no way to go backwards in life, and yet you’re unsure of where to go from here.  Uncertain about your future, you’re very hesitant to take the next step.  However, you’re certain that you can’t stay where you are for much longer.  Why not move forward and take the next step?  Usually, it’s because we’re afraid. Maybe afraid that you might fail.…

Mother’s Day

Today, we celebrate moms! Whether a biological mother or spiritual mother or both, we are so blessed to have you as a part of our church family.  Today, we want to honor and celebrate you! The 24/7/365, life-long responsibility of raising children is no easy task.  As many mothers here can testify, motherhood definitely does not stop when they reach the age of 18. For your many sleepless nights, disciplines enforced, tears shed, prayers prayed, failures, successes, and everything in…

Unstoppable

Last week, we learned how to walk in the Spirit from the real-life example of Jesus as He was doubted, questioned, challenged, and even hated.  When we remain filled with the Holy Spirit, the greater One dwelling within us leaves no room for the enemy to trip us up.  He can’t get a foothold or a stronghold or an any hold in our lives if we were just able to stay filled with the Holy Spirit. We are unstoppable! Paul…

Full House

Last week, we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus.  He is alive!  Nothing could keep Him down!  Nothing could trip Him up!  Nothing can stop the Kingdom of God, the will of God, nor the purposes of God!  That means that if you choose to put your faith in Jesus and receive new life, you also are unstoppable!  How do we make the most of this new life that Jesus gave us?  How do we know if we are living it…

Resurrection Sunday

John wrote:Revelation 1:10-1810 On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet…12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw…someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes…

Anointing: Character

Last week, Lisa provided an amazing message about forgiveness and especially the need for us to forgive ourselves.  If you missed it, you will definitely want to go online to watch it or listen to it. This week, we’re continuing to learn a bit more about God’s anointing.  This morning is Palm Sunday.  Today, we recall the day when Jesus fulfilled the prophecy from Zechariah as He enters Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey; signifying that He was a…