January 22, 2023
Series: Foundations For Followers
It’s a big, religious-sounding word. But it can be clearly stated, and easily understood.
It’s NOT what we do to make ourselves better. It’s NOT earning favor with God. It’s NOT doing things perfectly. Those things aren’t possible.
Salvation is what God has freely done for us. It’s a free gift. It’s the atoning sacrifice of Christ.
The Bible is clear. There is NOTHING we can do to earn our salvation.
Our part is faith. Faith in a God who has already accomplished everything that is necessary for salvation.
In this sermon we explore the ins and outs of biblical “salvation”.
January 15, 2023
How you see God informs what we do with money. Or, better yet, what does with us.
Some people are raised with a Prosperity Gospel mindset. Some are raised with a Prosperity Gospel mindset. It all comes from our Theology – Or our understanding of who God is.
It’s interesting how two different Christians can look at the same passage and come away with wildly different takeaways, depending on their understanding of God.
When it comes to Finances, we can find ourselves in an unsettling place if we allow ourselves to have an extreme view of money.
In this sermon, we look at how our Theology impacts our relationship with money, and how to have the healthiest view of money we can possibly have.
January 8, 2023
How do you know when you’ve made enough money?
That question is one that has been at the center of so much grief in people’s lives. There’s no telling what people may be willing to do in their pursuit of just “one more dollar.”
This sermon teaches us wisdom regarding where our heart goes. Discontentment can destroy. Likewise, we can become “self-sufficient” from a worldly perspective.
It is possible to be satisfied with what God has given you. Find out how in this sermon.
January 1, 2023
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
If ever those words were true, they were never truer than when it comes to our finances.
Why are finances so hard to talk about? Unfortunately, many tend to ignore the reality of their own personal finances. Out of sight, out of mind?
But there is a biblical way to honor God without our finances. It doesn’t need to be scary. It just needs to be understood.
It’s time we have a good, solid plan, and we execute it for the glory of God.
This sermon is a nuts and bolts look at financial planning and what God’s Word has to say about it.
December 25, 2022
Series: Go & Tell
Tim and Mike share about a man named Simeon.
Simeon is a oft-forgotten part of the Christmas story. But Luke finds him a significant piece of it.
Simeon was given the task of “Blessing” the Messiah. And he was given a promise that he would see the “Consolation Of Israel”. Remember, Israel had been through so much. And they have been crying out for the long-awaited messiah for literally hundreds upon hundreds of years.
Waiting on God can be hard. But God knows what He’s doing, and when He needs to do it.
In this sermon find out how The Messiah was the encouragement of Israel as well as Salvation for the Jew and the Gentile.
December 18, 2022
Often we hear words like “War” and “Battle” when it comes to our faith.
Who is the battle with? Who is the battle against?
In this sermon we look at the first Christmas, when Herod decided to have all 1st born males 2 years and younger killed in Bethlehem. We unpack this story, while looking at our own lives and the battles we have.
Sometimes our battle is with God. Sometimes it’s with the Evil One. Sometimes it’s with ourselves.
No matter what battle we are facing, we can know God is with us on the Battlefield, and we don’t have to face it alone!
December 11, 2022
Sometimes life is good. In fact, sometimes life is VERY good. One could say, “A mountaintop experience.”
But what is a mountaintop experience of life? How do we know it’s truly a mountaintop and not a butte (A false mountaintop)?
In this sermon, we look at the very first Christmas in Luke 2:1-7.
Likely, this was a mountaintop experience for Mary as she held the son of God in her hands and placed him in the manger. What we learn from Mary provides some insight in to what we should do when we are on the mountain.
The important thing for us to remember: God is with us when we’re on the mountain.
December 4, 2022
Life is filled with hills and valleys. A Valley, by definition, is the low point between two hills.
When life is difficult – it can be hard to see God with us in the valley moments. Mary and Joseph knew something about Valleys.
In fact, could you imagine the valley moment of the first Christmas? Mary, engaged to Joseph, finds out she’s pregnant. And when Joseph finds out, he’s ready to divorce her. What a mess! Definitely a valley moment. In this sermon – Find out why we experience Valleys, what may be causing them, and the importance of God With Us during our Valley moments.
November 27, 2022
Series: Go & Tell
Why did the author write the book of John? What was his goal?
In this sermon who look at John 20:30-31. In this verses John tells us exactly why he wrote the book.
The resurrection – This is the event John uses to explain why he wrote the entire book.
John could not be more clear as to his intent. Mary Magdalene, Doubting Thomas and Peter all had their own one on one encounters with Jesus post-resurrection. Find out what their encounters with Jesus teach us about the whole purpose of this book.