Sermon: Transfiguration – The Voice With Authority (2 Peter 1:16-21) (2.19.23)

February 21st, 2023|

The Voice of God has authority in our lives.  Listen as Pastor Matt teaches us, through the Apostle Peter, about the Authority of God's Word and how that shapes our lives.  This Voice of God that called Christ his Beloved Child at the Transfiguration will, through the death and resurrection of that same Son, call us the same!  Included in this post is the Rembrant Painting - Paul in Prison, that Pastor Matt references toward the end of the sermon.  [...]

Sermon: The Right-Side-Up Kingdom (Matthew 5) (1.12.23)

February 15th, 2023|

Pastor Sam recaps the first chapter of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount (Matthew Chapter 5).  What we learn is that Jesus isn't turning the world upside down with this sermon, what he's doint is putting things right-side-up!  The sermon on the Mount is God's rulebook, but it also points us to our hope when we fail to follow those rules, Christ and his death and resurrection!

Sermon: Christ Crucified (1 Cor. 2) (2/5/23)

February 10th, 2023|

Pastor Sam takes us to 2 Corinthians 2 to teach us about the foudations of our Christian faith.  We could talk about all kinds of things that would draw in a big crowd, but we preach Christ Crucified!  Only Christ has died for us, and we need Christ above all else!

Sermon: The Blessed Mess (1 Corinthians 1:18-31) (1.29.23)

January 30th, 2023|

Pastor Matt continues on with 1 Corinthians 1 after Pastor Sam's great sermon the week before.  Pastor Matt teaches us about the challenges to Unity in the church, why the challenges are worth it, and that the ultimate source of unity is Christ crucified and risen.  This makes for a messy ministry, but it is a blessed mess!   1 Corinthians 1:18-31 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being [...]

Sermon: United in Christ (1 Corinthians 1:1-18) 1/22/23

January 22nd, 2023|

In a world where so much divides us, Pastor Sam teaches us about the biggest thing that unifies.  He takes us through 1 Corinthians 1:1-18 where we learn that we are united in being sinners in need of a Savior, and united in having Christ as our Savior!  This is true unity!

Sermon: Baptism of Jesus (I Will Take You By The Hand) (1/15/23)

January 16th, 2023|

Pastor Matt shows us how Isaiah 42 is a prophecy about the Messiah fulfilled when Jesus gets baptized (Matthew 3).  God promises to take us by the Hand as he gives us his Son as a Covenant of his grace.  When we are those bruised reeds and smoldering wicks, we need not fear!  Jesus has done all that is needed for us to be part of God's eternal family!

Sermon: New Year, Same Hope (1.07.23)

January 8th, 2023|

On the celebration of Epiphany, Pastor Sam teaches us about the mysteries of God as we hear about them in Ephesians 3.  There is much about God which we don't know, but thankfully he teaches us enought to know for certain that he loves us and is in relationship to us!

Sermon: The Lord Bless You and Keep You (1.1.23)

January 4th, 2023|

On the New Year's Day, Pastor Matt takes us through the blessing Aaron was to give to God's people, and the one we still use to this day in our worship services.  There is A LOT going on in the Hebrew words that make up this powerful and beautiful blessing!