Dec 19, 2021
The Ones You’d Never Expect
A recurring plotline in movies, TV shows, and books, is that in the end, the person who is either the bad guy, or the hero, is someone nobody expected. These plot twists surprise and entertain us, so authors continue to find creative ways to write it into their stories. The Author of Life also likes to use people and places you'd never expect as the main characters in the story of life, and the story of salvation! But not just to entertain. As we'll see in Pastor Troy's sermon, God uses the ones you'd never expect for a far more important purpose! 
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  • Dec 19, 2021The Ones You’d Never Expect
    Dec 19, 2021
    The Ones You’d Never Expect
    A recurring plotline in movies, TV shows, and books, is that in the end, the person who is either the bad guy, or the hero, is someone nobody expected. These plot twists surprise and entertain us, so authors continue to find creative ways to write it into their stories. The Author of Life also likes to use people and places you'd never expect as the main characters in the story of life, and the story of salvation! But not just to entertain. As we'll see in Pastor Troy's sermon, God uses the ones you'd never expect for a far more important purpose! 
  • Dec 5, 2021Humble Christmas Preparations
    Dec 5, 2021
    Humble Christmas Preparations
    When you think about it, most of the preparations we make for Christmas are driven by a desire to look impressive to others. Cooking, cleaning, decorating, buying presents...the list goes on! However, there are some far more important Christmas preparations for us to take on! And instead of requiring us to look impressive, these preparations require the exact opposite--humility! Watch Pastor Troy's sermon, "Humble Christmas Preparations" to find out what those preparations are, and how we can make them as we prepare for the Lord to come near!
  • Dec 1, 20213 Devotional Meditations from the Angels
    Dec 1, 2021
    3 Devotional Meditations from the Angels
    Pastor Troy shares three devotional meditations from our Midweek Advent Meditation-- Angels We Have Heard on High. First-- The Angel Gabriel to Mary Second-- The Angel to Joseph Third-- The Angels to the Shepherds. 
  • Nov 28, 2021Humbled…For You!
    Nov 28, 2021
    Humbled…For You!
    When the Lord comes near. If you look at different accounts in Scripture, it might seem like that would be a terrifying thought. Because God is all-powerful and holy, that means he has both the power and the reasons to destroy us when he comes near! But today, we see the reason that we can rejoice in the coming of Jesus--both his coming near at Christmas, and his coming again at Judgment Day. Because the Lord who comes near...humbled himself, for you! 
  • Nov 24, 2021Give Us Today Our Daily Bread (Thanksgiving)
    Nov 24, 2021
    Give Us Today Our Daily Bread (Thanksgiving)
    How many times would you say you've said the Lord's Prayer in your life? More importantly, how often have you really thought about what we're asking God when we say it? Specifically today, we want to focus on the phrase, "Give Us Today Our Daily Bread." What does it mean to ask for daily bread? And how can praying it give us an attitude of thankfulness in our lives? Watch Pastor Troy's Thanksgiving Eve sermon to find out!
  • Nov 21, 2021The King Everlasting (Christ the King Sunday)
    Nov 21, 2021
    The King Everlasting (Christ the King Sunday)
    How would you react if suddenly, it was decided that the President of the United States would serve a lifelong term? It probably depends on who the president is, and how you feel about them. It also depends on how much you value the ability to choose our leaders every 4 years. On Christ the King Sunday, we ask how we feel about having a King who rules over us and the world not just for a lifelong term, but for all eternity! How you respond depends on who the King is, how you feel about him, and how much you value the ability to choose the leader of your life for yourself. But in God's Word, we're reminded why Christ the King is the best king to have on the throne of our lives. And we'll see why his everlasting reign has everlasting impact on us!
  • Nov 14, 2021Rise and Shine! (Saints Triumphant)
    Nov 14, 2021
    Rise and Shine! (Saints Triumphant)
    To the naked eye, death looks like defeat, rather than triumph. But in God's Word, we see why the death of a Christian is the greatest triumph of all! As we celebrate Saints Triumphant Sunday, we're reminded that all those who fall asleep in Christ, will awake--and will shine like the stars for eternity!
  • Nov 7, 2021All Rise, Here Comes the Judge! (Last Judgment)
    Nov 7, 2021
    All Rise, Here Comes the Judge! (Last Judgment)
    The arrival of the judge in the courtroom causes different reactions, depending on two key factors: who are you? And who is the Judge? Likewise, when we hear about the Last Day, and God returning to judge the world, people react differently. Some live in terror of facing God, others look forward to that day with great joy and eager anticipation. Why the differences? Again, because of who you are, and who the Judge is!
  • Oct 31, 2021What Do You Stand For? (Reformation Sunday)
    Oct 31, 2021
    What Do You Stand For? (Reformation Sunday)
    In today's sermon text, three men are willing to die rather than deny and disobey the one true God. A couple thousand years later, Martin Luther was willing to do the same rather than deny the truth of God's Word. Today, we also have to wrestle with the question, "What do I stand for?" What is the driving force of your life? What would you be willing to give up everything for, rather than lose or deny? On Reformation Sunday, we look to God's Word, and seek to model the faith of our forefathers. A faith that stands firmly on, and firmly for the truth of God's Word! 
  • Oct 24, 2021The Solution to Suffering: Does God Care?
    Oct 24, 2021
    The Solution to Suffering: Does God Care?
    After everything Job had gone through--the loss of his wealth and family and physical health; after his own friends accused him of doing something wrong; Job wondered if God really cared about him. Or if God was maybe his enemy. But then...God speaks! When life is hard, we might be tempted to ask the same question. Does God really care about you? Listen to God speaking, and reminding you of why you can know with absolute certainty that God cares about you more than anything in this world!