Sermon: Holy Trinity Sunday – What We CAN Know! (June 4, 2023) (Acts 2)
On this celebration of the Holy Trinity, Pastor Matt takes us back to the second part of Peter's sermon on the First Pentecost of the Church. Here Peter marvels at the work of the Holy Trinity - The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is a great mystery how God is at the same time ONE GOD and THREE PERSONS. While this is hard to understand, one thing God makes perfectly clear. He loves us with every [...]
Sermon: Living Memorials (Pentecost and Memorial Day) (5/27/23)
Pastor Matt leads us through a look at Acts 2 and the Day of Pentecost. There are so many tie-ins with Memorial Day as we look at the freedom Peter proclaimed that day that we have in the blood of Christ. We take time to thank God for the sacrifices so many people have made to ensure we have the freedom to worship and share our faith! We look at the example of USMC Sgt. Edwin Luther Kinser who earned [...]
Sermon: Eternal Hope (05/21/23)
Pastor Sam takes us through 1 Peter 4:12-19 and helps us make sense of the reality of suffering, even in the Christian life... maybe even ESPECIALLY in the Christian Life.
Sermon: Provoked to Love (Acts 17) (5.14.23)
Listen as Pastor Matt addresses the outrage so present in our culture today. Outrage leads us to isolate ourselves in our "camps" and break the 8th Commandment. What we need to learn is a Godly response to being provoke. In Acts 17 we see how Paul is Provoked to LOVE! Listen and see what we can learn from Paul on Mars Hill so many centuries ago!
Sermon: Confirmation Sunday 2023 (May 7, 2023)
Pastor Sam preaches on Confirmation Sunday 2023. Go with Jesus!
Sermon: The Marks of the Church (Acts 2:42-47) (4.30.23)
If we look at the end of Acts chapter 2, we learn about the things that make the church the church. What is surprising is how short the passage is! The marks of the church are so simple, yet so vital, and they all get at the the heart of God for his people, and show us what it means to be in relationship to God and one another. The church does a lot, but she does EVERTHING in response [...]
Sermon: On the Road with Jesus (John 24:13-25) (4.23.23)
It hard to imagine what is was like to meet Jesus on the Road to Emmaus, right after the resurrection, but thats exactly what happened to two followers of Christ around 2,000 years ago. Pastor Sam teaches us what we learn about Jesus and ourselves in this powerful interaction.
Sermon: Is Easter for Me? (John 20) (4.15.23)
Pastor Matt guides us through that first Easter evening with the disciples in the upper room and a week later when he appeared to them with Thomas present as well. We understand what Easter is supposed to mean on a cosmic scale. Jesus is all powerful, eternal, and victorious. The question we might still have is more personal - What does all of this really mean for a person like me? Thomas fell in that camp, and Jesus answered his [...]
Easter Sermon 2023: The Hope that Overcomes the Fear
Pastor Sam teaches us about the Resurrection account in the Gospel of Matthew. While it is full of hope, it also recognizes the reality of fear in this event. We all experience fear, but because of the resurrection of Christ, we have a hope that overcomes all fear!
3 Triduum Sermons (Holy Week 2023)
Maundy Thursday - Pastor Matt teaches us about the word "BLESS" in Hebrew. We learn how it indicates that God comes down to us to bless us. Our relationship with God is based upon his coming down to us rather than our going up to Him. (John 13) Good Friday - Pastor Matt takes us back to Genesis 15 to see the importance of the darkness on Good Friday. A covenant with Abram was made in a shocking [...]