ARCHIVED SERMONS, JULY-SEPT. 2012
Sept. 30, “Conversations: Commune with God: Love Like Jesus”, Pastor Kurt
When did Jesus show the full extent of His love? It was during the Passover feast. By humility, Jesus demonstrated he loved with words and actions. His invitation was that we truly communed with Him, not just be in the room with Him. Pastor Kurt walks through the Passover and challenges us to love like the Master.
Sept. 23, “Conversations: Enoch/Noah”, Pastor Kurt
Both Enoch and Noah walked with God. What God asked of them were different. Enoch didn’t experience even death. Noah was asked to remain, stand out in the world, and do something only possible with the help of God. Just as their journeys were unique so are ours. Similarly, God answered in different ways Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsie’s prayers for release from their German death camp. In hopelessness there is still HOPE when you walk with God.
Sept. 16, “Conversations: Samuel”, Pastor Kurt
How do you feel when someone says, “God told me…”? God still speaks, but how? Learn how to clear the FOG and see the STAR. Capture a greater understanding of how God reveals himself to His people and what how we need to spiritually Stop – Drop – Roll. Samuel did more than listen for God, he obeyed.
Sept. 9, “Conversations: Daniel”, Pastor Kurt
We know Daniel was in the Lion’s den, but why? The consistent, prayerful life of Daniel led him and others to see God is a way no one every imagined. What would others say about you if they were trying to accuse you? In what ways does God answer our prayers? What does God want us to know about this special invitation to converse with Him?
Sept. 2, “The Value of Jesus,” Pastor Ron
Discipleship Coordinator, Pastor Ron Burns reminds us of Jesus’ worth, expressed in His first miracle, the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12).
Aug.26, “Gideon: an Olympic journey,” Pastor Kurt
What happens after a victory, event, or life-circumstance? Gideon teaches us what to do and what not to do (Judges 8). All in all it is essential to remain spiritually fit and focused. God still has something for us today and tomorrow, not just yesterday. This series conclusion aims to remind us to depend on God at all times, not just when we face crises or troubles.
Aug.19, “Gideon: an Olympic journey,” Pastor Kurt
The Gold Medal is now in sight. Gideon’s faith has been shaped and strengthened through his experiences, fears, and doubts. He has emerged as a man of faith even though he didn’t start that way. Learn how Gideon’s transformation affected the lives of those around him and brought victory to him and all of Israel.
Aug.12, “Gideon: an Olympic journey,” Pastor Kurt
Ever seem like God is against you? The sifting of Gideon’s men in Judges 7 is a situation where trust and obedience is tested. God once again encourages Gideon and reveals He in fact is for us in spite of the preliminary trials and heats we have to press through.
Aug. 5, “Gideon: an Olympic journey,” Pastor Kurt
The stories of the Olympics are more than what happens during the games. So it is with the heroes of the Bible. In the study of Gideon we discover how God encouraged Gideon at his lowest point and patiently reminded him of His Presence (Judges 6). God does with with us when we struggle, question, and hesitate to believe there is any hope for future.
July 29, “Orange Sunday,” Pastor Kurt
Orange Sunday is more than a day, it is a way of life, a partnership of the church and the family to integrate the ways and truths of Christ into all aspects of life. Through the story of Amy Carmichael, David and Goliath, and Matt Smith, we learn how God created us wonderfully and with a unique purpose.
July 22, “It’s Everywhere,” Pastor Ron Burns
Using a Bible Storying technique Pastor Ron, our Discipleship Coordinator, tells of our Great God’s love for us as shared in Genesis 3, the first account of God’s plan for a fall sinful world.
July 15, “Joseph: When God Seems Absent,” Pastor Kurt
Life just doesn’t always made sense when death, disease, disaster strike. God may seem absent, but He is not. Just as God was with Joseph in his pit and prison, so He is with us in our darkest moments. He is a God who is very personal and present. When we don’t understand His ways, we can always trust His heart.
July 8, “Esau: What could have been,” Pastor Kurt
It could have been “The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Esau” but one choice on one day change all that. People still trade their future (marriage/reputation/influence/career/etc..) for something trivial and temporary. “What is your bowl of stew?”
July 1, “Isaac’s Point of View,” Pastor Kurt
We often look of the story of Isaac from Abraham’s perspective. This lighthearted message gives a new point of view and conveys what perhaps Isaac was thinking and feeling during his life’s journey. What would Isaac say today?