Nov 30, 2022
Trust in the Promise
How do you get ready for Christmas? Everyone's answer is probably a little different. But what's interesting is how often the things we do to get ready for Christmas, can often distract us from getting our hearts ready for what Christmas is really all about--the birth of our Savior. We'll look to Luke chapter 1, and the way God helped prepare one family for the first Christmas, so that we can get our hearts ready to meet our Lord when he comes--at Christmas, and at the Last Day, by doing 3 important things: 1.) Turn Your Heart 2.) Trust in the Promise 3.) Share the Knowledge of Salvation 
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  • Nov 30, 2022Trust in the Promise
    Nov 30, 2022
    Trust in the Promise
    How do you get ready for Christmas? Everyone's answer is probably a little different. But what's interesting is how often the things we do to get ready for Christmas, can often distract us from getting our hearts ready for what Christmas is really all about--the birth of our Savior. We'll look to Luke chapter 1, and the way God helped prepare one family for the first Christmas, so that we can get our hearts ready to meet our Lord when he comes--at Christmas, and at the Last Day, by doing 3 important things: 1.) Turn Your Heart 2.) Trust in the Promise 3.) Share the Knowledge of Salvation 
  • Nov 27, 2022See, Your King Comes to You!
    Nov 27, 2022
    See, Your King Comes to You!
    Why would we focus on the events of Palm Sunday, when we're starting the season of Advent? Why focus on Jesus' riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, when our attention is on Jesus coming into the world as a little baby? Because in many ways, Palm Sunday and Advent focus our hearts on the same thing: Jesus Coming as King! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon to find the beautiful connections between Palm Sunday and the season of Advent! 
  • Nov 20, 2022Coaching Christians for Life
    Nov 20, 2022
    Coaching Christians for Life
    We conclude our Victory Vision series by talking about the second part of our mission and purpose as a church--Coaching Christians for Life. Why is "coaching" good imagery for this work of the church, and how does Jesus' parable about building on a solid foundation help us to see the importance of this Christian coaching through Word and Sacrament? Watch Pastor Troy's sermon to find out! 
  • Nov 6, 2022Grasp the Fullest Joy!
    Nov 6, 2022
    Grasp the Fullest Joy!
    What is the greatest joy of Heaven? If we don't know how to answer that question, then our expectation and excitement about going to Heaven, and the comfort we can take in having loved ones who are there, might be incomplete! That's why Jesus shows us in today's sermon text that although our lives in Heaven and the relationships we'll have with others there won't be the same as our lives on earth, we don't have to be upset or heartbroken. Because it will be even better! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon from Saints Triumphant Sunday to see how.
  • Oct 30, 2022The Freedom of the Christian
    Oct 30, 2022
    The Freedom of the Christian
    Most people think that being a Christian is all about morality--following the rules and being a good person. And therefore, most people assume being a Christian means not having freedom; being restricted in a biblical straitjacket. But in the Apostle Paul's letter to the Galatian Christians, we're reminded that neither of those statements are true! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon to see what the Bible is really all about, and the kind of freedom that we have in Christ Jesus!  
    Sermon Text: Galatians 5:1-6 
  • Oct 23, 2022What a Gift!
    Oct 23, 2022
    What a Gift!
     
  • Oct 16, 2022Wrestling with God
    Oct 16, 2022
    Wrestling with God
    An account about Jacob physically wrestling with God might seem like one of those Bible stories that doesn't really apply to us. However, what we learn from Jacob physically wrestling with God is incredibly important and applicable for us to know as we wrestle with God...in prayer! Learn how, when God appears to be our opponent, he's actually working to bless us! 
  • Oct 9, 2022Gratitude from the Generosity of the Giver
    Oct 9, 2022
    Gratitude from the Generosity of the Giver
    How can we have more gratitude in our lives? If you Google it, you'll get 225 million results, everything from scholarly reports, business articles, and self-help blogs. We obviously understand it's important to be grateful. But we also must not have discovered the silver bullet if people keep writing these articles! However, in God's Word, we find the way we can truly have unwavering gratitude in our lives--it comes from focusing on the Giver, rather than the gift. As we examine the gratitude of a Samaritan Leper, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on how grateful we are to God in our lives, and to see the one all-important reason for our gratitude! 
  • Oct 2, 2022Serving God with “Get To” Joy
    Oct 2, 2022
    Serving God with “Get To” Joy
    Is serving God with your life a "get to" joyful opportunity? Or a "have to" burdensome chore? In this sermon, we'll look at the example of King David to see his motivation and joy in serving the Lord with his life, so that we can have the same motivation that will allow us to joyfully "get to" serve God!
  • Sep 25, 2022What Life Do You Live For?
    Sep 25, 2022
    What Life Do You Live For?
    Series: Hard Truth
    If you were writing your own eulogy, what would you want it to say? Would you want it highlight your success in your career? Meaningful relationships in your life? Ways that you impacted the lives of people around you? Or would you want the main focus of your life to be on something else? As we look at the Parable of the Rich Man and Poor Lazarus, we're reminded about the most important thing that should take precedence over everything else in our lives--living for the next life!