Jun 27, 2021
No Fear in Death
(Sorry, we lost part of the introduction to having no audio!)
Almost all people have a fear of death to some extent. So how can we deal with the fear of something as inevitable and unavoidable as death? Our fear of death can only be erased by trusting that the power of death has been destroyed. So, into our fears steps Jesus, who, as we'll see in today's sermon, holds complete power over death!
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  • Jun 27, 2021No Fear in Death
    Jun 27, 2021
    No Fear in Death
    (Sorry, we lost part of the introduction to having no audio!)
    Almost all people have a fear of death to some extent. So how can we deal with the fear of something as inevitable and unavoidable as death? Our fear of death can only be erased by trusting that the power of death has been destroyed. So, into our fears steps Jesus, who, as we'll see in today's sermon, holds complete power over death!
  • Jun 20, 2021Overturned
    Jun 20, 2021
    Overturned
    Through his prophet Jonah (both his message, and through Jonah himself) we see that God's Word works to change hearts, even when we least expect it! If you're feeling like sharing God's Word with people isn't worth it, or that it's a waste of your time, don't give up! Because although we can't change people, God can! 
  • Jun 13, 2021Satan’s Playbook and God’s Game Plan
    Jun 13, 2021
    Satan’s Playbook and God’s Game Plan
    In today's sermon text, we get a glimpse into Satan's playbook-- the kind of temptations that he and his demons have been using to tempt people since the beginning of time, and still today! When we know how the forces of darkness will attack our weaknesses, we can be better prepared to face them! However, the most important part of today's sermon text, is that we get a glimpse of God's Game Plan, the plan he put into action to save the world from sin, and to defeat Satan and his forces once and for all! 
  • Jun 6, 2021Rest and Remember
    Jun 6, 2021
    Rest and Remember
    (Please note, Pastor Troy's ear microphone dies with about 6:30 left in the video. You can still catch the rest of the audio if you turn up your volume!)
     
    A decreasing number of people attend worship services every week. A growing number of people never attend worship services at all. Why is that? Many people assume worship is something they have to do for God, one more task they need to check off the to-do list. And in a world where we're constantly pursuing rest, doing more work doesn't sound overly attractive. And yet, when we see God's command to worship, we're reminded that he doesn't want us to do something for him in worship. He wants to do something for us! Not to work, but to rest! To rest, and remember!
  • May 30, 2021Part of the Family (Holy Trinity Sunday)
    May 30, 2021
    Part of the Family (Holy Trinity Sunday)
    For some people, being adopted into a loving, caring family makes all the difference for their life and their future. Whether you realize it or not, you've also been adopted into a loving, caring family...the family of God! And on this Holy Trinity Sunday, where we examine and marvel at the unfathomable nature of our Triune God, we'll see why being a part of God's family changes everything!
  • May 16, 2021Arise! (Ascension/Pentecost Sermonettes)
    May 16, 2021
    Arise! (Ascension/Pentecost Sermonettes)
    On Ascension, Jesus rises up back into Heaven. At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes down on God's people. What do both of these events have to do with us today, and how do they equip and empower Christians to arise and carry out the work God has given to his Church?
  • May 9, 2021The Ideal Mother/Wife/Woman
    May 9, 2021
    The Ideal Mother/Wife/Woman
    What makes an ideal mother? Or wife? Or woman? How the world answers that question, and how God answers that question are very different! Let's dig into God's Word from Proverbs 31:10-31 to see how God answers that question, for this celebration of Godly Women! 
  • Apr 25, 2021The Beauty of Being Sheep
    Apr 25, 2021
    The Beauty of Being Sheep
    If someone tells you, "You're a sheep" these days, it's usually more derogatory than complimentary. There's even a term "sheeple" for people who follow someone or something blindly, without giving it deeper examination or thought. But today, on Good Shepherd Sunday, Jesus reminds us of the beauty of being sheep. Not because sheep are all that great, but because sheep have a Shepherd! 
  • Apr 18, 2021I’ll Believe It When I Hear It
    Apr 18, 2021
    I’ll Believe It When I Hear It
    These days, people are skeptical of fake news and other false ideas that get passed off as truth. So it's not surprising that many people demand, "I'll believe it when I see it." However, God's Word today shows us that sometimes, seeing isn't believing. When it comes to our faith in Jesus, rather than saying, "I'll believe it when I see it!" we can confidently say, "I'll believe it when I hear it!" 
  • Apr 11, 2021Peace to Breathe
    Apr 11, 2021
    Peace to Breathe
    When you're feeling overwhelmed by things like fear, shame, or confusion, it can start to feel like you're getting choked out by life. That's how Jesus' disciples were feeling on Easter Sunday evening. But then the risen Jesus appeared to them! And what was the first thing he said to them? "Peace be with you." It was more than just a polite greeting. It was a revelation of what he'd come to give them! And because of Jesus' resurrection, you can have that same peace too!