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Sermons

Following Jesus, Serving Others, and Sharing God's Love

Redeemed to Redeem

Pastor Tim Meendering Isaiah 61 provides a glorious description of Jesus’ ministry and at the same time, it shows us the way for our work and ministry. As we begin this new fall season of ministry together, we will see how we are “redeemed to redeem our community” and called to take up our post…
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Hope and Disappointment

Pastor Tim Meendering We all struggle through times and even seasons of deep disappointment. Jacob and Leah’s story will reveal some factors that make these times worse and how God works to lead us out into hope.

Salvation Out of Darkness

Jake Parks This morning Jake Parks, our intern from Western Seminary, will spend time in Genesis 45:1-15 helping us to explore the story of Joseph’s reconciliation with his brothers who sold him into slavery. We will specifically examine what it means for us that Joseph consistently makes the claim that God was working through his…
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Supernatural Presence of Jesus

Pastor Aaron Wetzel The story of Jesus walking on the water is one of the most famous stories in all of history. But, often, familiarity can breed a type of complacency. When we hear this story, we may be tempted to think “I know where this is going” or “I already know how to apply…
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Can These Bones Live?

Pastor Tim Meendering On this side of heaven, we will be barraged with deep wounds, disappointment and discouragement. Our text this morning shows us the way of hope for whatever comes our way.

True Worshippers

Pastor Tim Meendering Every believer is inclined toward deterioration into merely going through the motions of life and worship. Our story this morning will show us the way to turn outward with deep and genuine love for Jesus and the often unlovable people that we meet everyday.

The Spirit of Life

Dr. Branson Parler We often wrestle with sin on a daily basis. This morning we will look at Romans 8 to see how the work of the Holy Spirit has a transforming effect on our lives as Christians. When we understand the work and power of God the Spirit, our hearts and lives will be…
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Wrestling With a Limp

Pastor Tim Meendering The story of Jacob reveals how the default mode of our sinful hearts is self-reliance. But God graciously cripples and fights against us so that we lose our independent, self-saving ways. We will see how God pours out his blessing when we persevere and struggle with him.

Doing the Impossible

Pastor Tim Meendering We know that we are to obey and become like Jesus but Jesus’ teaching and life raise the bar to what seems to be an impossible height. Our text this morning will show us how to do and obey the impossible. We will see what it means to trust in a great…
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Called to be Sent

Jake Parks This morning we will examine part of Matthew chapter 10 in which Jesus gives an extended discourse on what it means to be one who is sent. In the verses 1-15 he calls his disciples and then sends them with instructions on how to go about their mission. They are called to Jesus…
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