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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 9, 2022First Responders – Job 2
    Jan 9, 2022
    First Responders – Job 2
    After experiencing a physical trial that leaves him longing to depart this life, Job is visited by three friends. Other than his wife who is agonizing over her husbands pain, these three are the only ones to come to his side. We discover much about pain, suffering, and the ministry of presence in this passage. May we each learn the value of silence.
  • Jan 2, 2022And So It Begins Job 1
    Jan 2, 2022
    And So It Begins Job 1
    We begin our new year with a sermon series in the book of Job. This book recounts the trials of a godly man who clung to his faith in the face of tremendous odds, and pain, and loss, and heartache. As we enter a new year with hopes, dreams, plans, and many uncertainties, we need to be reminded that no matter what, even when he seems silent, God is there.
  • Dec 26, 2021The Time Between Isaiah 43:14-21
    Dec 26, 2021
    The Time Between Isaiah 43:14-21
    This is the time between. The time between the old and new year. The time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The time to reflect and evaluate. The time to plan and dream and set new goals. We need perspective for the time between. Long before God’s people went into captivity, he prompted Isaiah to give them perspective between the past and the future, the old and the new.
  • Dec 19, 2021What’s in a Name? Prince of Peace
    Dec 19, 2021
    What’s in a Name? Prince of Peace
    We hear a great deal about peace during this time of year. However, peace seems allusive. It has to be more than feeling good or having lots of stuff. Peace is truly a matter of the heart. In our passage we will consider the fourth description of the one to come, Prince of Peace. We will discover that life changing peace is found only in a faith relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Dec 12, 2021Everlasting Father
    Dec 12, 2021
    Everlasting Father
    Think for a minute of all the qualities one considers when Then take your portrait of the perfect father and multiply it by 100. Now you are beginning to understand the greatness of our God. When you add to it, that he is beyond the boundaries of time, you start to get a glimpse of what Isaiah was trying to describe. We will explore the depth of Everlasting Father today.
  • Dec 5, 2021Mighty God Isaiah 9:6
    Dec 5, 2021
    Mighty God Isaiah 9:6
    If there is one thing that is certain about life, it is that there is nothing certain. Life is full of variables and unknowns. We have been faced with uncertainty in the past two years in ways we never imagined. To whom do we turn when things are unstable? As we look at this second description of the Messiah we discover that Jesus, the God-man is the only one upon whom we can depend when nothing else makes sense.
  • Nov 28, 2021Wonderful Counselor
    Nov 28, 2021
    Wonderful Counselor
    Names are important. Our name becomes our identity. As we grow and develop our name can be associated with our reputation. We can think of the name of someone we knew in the past and we still feel emotions from that relationship. In a very familiar “Christmas” passage we discover four names or characteristics of the one to come. We will learn much about the deity and humanity of the one born in Bethlehem, Jesus Christ.
  • Nov 21, 2021Portrait of a Dynamic Duo
    Nov 21, 2021
    Portrait of a Dynamic Duo
    There are some couples who just stand out. Sometimes we call them power couples and other times dynamic duos. But the point is they work together, they have influence, and their marriage is a true partnership. We will look at what we can glean from such a couple beginning in the book of Acts. One thing we will discover, is that the focus of this couple was always on advancing the good news of Jesus Christ.
  • Nov 14, 2021Portrait of an Encourager: Barnabas
    Nov 14, 2021
    Portrait of an Encourager: Barnabas
    Think of a time in which someone said or did something for you that was deeply encouraging. Many of us can recall the time, the circumstances, and the exact words that were spoken or deed that was done. Often we find ourselves welling up with emotion. As followers of Jesus we are all called to be encouragers and God in His grace gives us an example in Barnabas. May we each strive to follow his example.
  • Nov 7, 2021A Healthy Faith Community (Reflections in Acts)
    Nov 7, 2021
    A Healthy Faith Community (Reflections in Acts)
    What can we learn from the principles we have seen in Acts? How can we apply them? As we come to the conclusion of this brief study we will look at a summary of our eight principles condensed into four purpose statements. All which may give us a better picture of what a healthy local church and faith community can look like. We can be that community.
  • Oct 31, 2021Endure the heat of Persecution
    Oct 31, 2021
    Endure the heat of Persecution
    Persecution is real. Persecution is painful. Persecution transforms us. We don’t like to think about persecution but it is something that we may all face. We each need one another in community to endure any level of persecution that may come our way. We learn to trust God more through persecutions. Bear in mind that our persecutor may be the agent of the trial, but they are not the source. When we suffer for our faith we need to remember that God is still in control.