Apr 24, 2022
God is Serious (Intro to Minor Prophets)
With this sermon we begin a new sermon series entitled, “God’s Heart...Our Heart.” We will be going through the last 12 books of the Old Testament, often known as “The Minor Prophets.” These books will reveal to us God’s heart for his people. We will also learn of God’s heart for justice, compassion, mercy, and our faithfulness to Him as we live out our daily lives.
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  • Apr 24, 2022God is Serious (Intro to Minor Prophets)
    Apr 24, 2022
    God is Serious (Intro to Minor Prophets)
    With this sermon we begin a new sermon series entitled, “God’s Heart...Our Heart.” We will be going through the last 12 books of the Old Testament, often known as “The Minor Prophets.” These books will reveal to us God’s heart for his people. We will also learn of God’s heart for justice, compassion, mercy, and our faithfulness to Him as we live out our daily lives.
  • Apr 17, 2022The “Yes” of Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-20)
    Apr 17, 2022
    The “Yes” of Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-20)
    The resurrection of Jesus Christ is arguably the foundation of all we believe. To paraphrase the Apostle Paul: If Christ has not been raise our faith is pointless. (1 Cor. 15:17). In Matthew’s account of the resurrection we find discover three general responses joyful wonder, denial, and doubt. And yet as we will see, in many ways resurrection is God’s “Yes” to many of our questions.
  • Apr 10, 2022Tough Questions Matthew 22:34-45
    Apr 10, 2022
    Tough Questions Matthew 22:34-45
    The week following Palm Sunday was full of confrontation. The religious leaders worked hard to find a way to trip Jesus up so they could have an excuse for arresting him. In this interchange we find Jesus not only answering their question but posing a question to them for which they have no answer. We are left with yet another reminder of Jesus’ full awareness of who he is and the goal of his mission.
  • Apr 3, 2022Leadership Jesus’ Way
    Apr 3, 2022
    Leadership Jesus’ Way
    We have seen what it means to follow Jesus. Now we will see what it means to lead in the manner of Jesus. There is much written about leadership. Jesus not only gives us a very simple, yet complex principle, but then in Matthew’s Gospel he shows in real time what it looks like.
  • Mar 27, 2022For all those who follow (Matthew 16:13-27)
    Mar 27, 2022
    For all those who follow (Matthew 16:13-27)
    In every endeavor there are leaders. Even if a leader is not designated for a particular situation, one will eventually emerge. The question each person must answer is “Do I know the leader I am choosing to follow?” In our passage we discover that while the disciples had a raw understanding of who Jesus was, they still needed to be reminded of his mission, and the cost to join him on that mission. We need the same reminders.
  • Mar 20, 2022Jesus Assembles the Team (Matthew 9:34-10:4)
    Mar 20, 2022
    Jesus Assembles the Team (Matthew 9:34-10:4)
    In order to launch a mission that would alter the course of human history, Jesus first assembled a team. They were not considered “all-stars” but were hand picked by Jesus after spending a night in prayerful communion with the Heavenly Father. We will see the balance between grace and truth as we look at the most unlikely person to be chosen for this special team.
  • Mar 13, 2022What Job learned…What we can learn (Job 42)
    Mar 13, 2022
    What Job learned…What we can learn (Job 42)
    What can we learn from a concluding chapter? What is there for us several thousand years later? We will consider Job’s repentance, his intercession for this friends and their misinformation, and what it may mean for us to be full of years. What we will discover is the power of God's grace in uncertain times. It is a unique twist that we don't always see coming.
  • Mar 6, 2022And Then God Spoke (Job 38-42:6)
    Mar 6, 2022
    And Then God Spoke (Job 38-42:6)
    Finally, God steps is. Finally, we may be able to make sense of all this. Finally, Job will be vindicated. That is our hope. But God’s ways are not our ways. God reminds Job clearly as to who is really in charge. When all is said and done, Job will know one thing. God is and there is no other. And that is all he really needs to know.
  • Feb 27, 2022It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
    Feb 27, 2022
    It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It
    The youngest of Job's friends, who is not mentioned at the beginning or at the
    end of the book speaks for 6 chapters. What we learn is that one can speak truth
    about God but do so in a way that comes across as arrogant. We will look at
    what is right about his speech from which we can learn and we will look at
    where his arrogance gets in the way.
  • Feb 20, 2022Closing Argument: Job 29-31
    Feb 20, 2022
    Closing Argument: Job 29-31
    Job makes his final defense of himself before his friends and before God. We see a man reflecting on his life, on his motives, and on his struggles. It is important to note that God gives Job all the space and time he needs to get it all out of his system. As we examine Job’s final words we will consider the fact that we all can look back at memories, joys, sorrows, regrets, and victories. The question we need to explore is simply this: “When I have hit the proverbial bottom of my life, where is God?”
  • Feb 13, 2022The Most Important Treasure
    Feb 13, 2022
    The Most Important Treasure
    The person, chosen by God, to pen the words of Job inserts a special chapter. It is a poetic description of the great lengths to which humanity will go to find rare treasure. But it ends by reminding the reader of the simplicity and value of the greatest treasure of all. This pause in all the verbiage that has preceded is like a breath of fresh air that helps each of us refocus on what is really important.
  • Feb 6, 2022Amazing Statements from a Hurting Man
    Feb 6, 2022
    Amazing Statements from a Hurting Man
    Sprinkled throughout the speeches of Job are statements that should cause each of us to stop and take note. Millenia before Jesus was on the scene Job was confident that there was an advocate, a redeemer, and that they would one day see each other. These amazing statements should give each of us hope in difficult times.
  • Jan 30, 2022Clinging to Faith: Faith and Demandingness in Job
    Jan 30, 2022
    Clinging to Faith: Faith and Demandingness in Job
    Sometimes our faith is bold and we feel we can handle anything. But all too often we feel like we are just hanging on. It is in the times of darkness that we tend to cry out and demand God to come through. We will discover that God is patient with us and that the issue is never how much faith we have, but that we just have faith. We will trace how Job’s faith begins to struggle and understand yet again how he is much like each of us.
  • Jan 23, 2022Wrong Thinking About God
    Jan 23, 2022
    Wrong Thinking About God
    How we think about God matters. It matters a great deal. In fact how we think about God impacts our daily lives, our daily decisions, and even our relationships, whether we know it or not. Job’s friends, and even Job himself had some notions about God. Their preformed opinions dictated how they “comforted” and confronted Job. But God says they were wrong (Job 42:7). In this sermon we will address the wrong thinking about God in the book of Job and seek to find correction for our own lives.
  • Jan 16, 2022Sometimes You Just Can’t – Job 3
    Jan 16, 2022
    Sometimes You Just Can’t – Job 3
    Job’s lament which begins the poetic section of the book resonates with so many of us. At our lowest points some of us wonder why we are here on this earth. We have many questions and few if any answers. And yet one positive note in all this is that Job allows his pain to drive him to God. If that is the only lesson we learn from Job it will be one that will carry us through many difficulties.