SERMONS & TEACHING

 
You can stream or download audio from recent lessons below. We pray that you will be blessed as we look into God’s word and how we might apply it to our daily walk.

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April 2018

The Two Sons

Talk is cheap. Most of us have heard that before, and we’ve experience how it can be true. In this parable, Jesus teaches the importance of following through with our actions instead of just speaking hollow words.
 



The Rich Fool

According to the Self Storage Association (yes, that’s really a thing), “The United States has upward of 50,000 storage facilities, more than five times the number of Starbucks. Currently, there is 7.3 square feet of self storage space for every man, woman and child in the nation. Thus, it is physically possible that every American could stand—all at the same time—under the total canopy of self storage roofing.” It might be fair to say that Americans have a stuff problem.



The Good Samaritan

This week we begin a new series about the Parables of Jesus. We’ll learn a little more about what kinds of parables Jesus told and how He used them. Then we will look at a parable that explains who our neighbors are and how we should treat them.
 



Forgotten

Once in Egypt, Joseph moves from being a slave to being a prisoner. In each instance, the Bible tells us that “the Lord was with Joseph.” God works in these situations to lead Joseph to where he needs to be as second only to Pharaoh. Are we willing to trust God through the good and the bad, because we know His plans are good?
 



Go

Before ascending into heaven, Jesus leaves His disciples with instructions for a task they must do. It’s a task that we continue today: making more disciples. That involves so much more than a mission trip or church program. It’s up to us to share the good news of Jesus daily with people we know.
 



The Dreamer

To put it lightly, Joseph’s brothers did not like him very much. He was dad’s favorite, and everyone knew it. In Genesis 37 we see the early part of another generation of dysfunction in the family of Abraham that will take Joseph from favorite, to a pit to slavery. And we will see how God uses it all to be faithful to His covenant.
 



He Is Risen

As we near the end of Matthew, Jesus prepares to finish his task on Earth. He is tried, beaten and led to His death on the cross. But the story does not end there. The tomb is empty. He is risen!
 



March 2018

Love God; Love People

In Matthew 22 Jesus is asked a question that is intended to be a trap. Of all the commandments, which is the most important? Considering the 600+ commandments taught by the Jewish leaders of His time or even the ten given to Moses on Mount Sinai, how could He choose only one? His answer is profound, and it encapsulates how we should live today. It all comes back to love.
 



Be Not Ashamed

Most of us have done something we’re ashamed of. Our Youth Minister, John Marble, brings this lesson about one important thing we should not be ashamed of.
 



You Are the Messiah

In Matthew 16 Jesus asks His disciples a simple question: “Who do you say I am?” Peter’s confession becomes the foundation for the church that we are still a part of today. He is the Messiah. He is the fulfillment of God’s plan, and He gives us hope in eternity.