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Sermons

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

We Need Jesus

Pastor Tim Meendering Sometime after Jesus was born, Herod was stirred into a defensive, evil frenzy that led to murdering infant sons and grieving. We will see how God works in and through the struggle and grieving to bring about our ultimate good and his glory.

Singing Within You

Pastor Tim Meendering The gospel revealed at Christmas is the source and fuel for a deep and stubborn joy that transcends any grief and struggle that comes our way. Our students, through the Christmas program, and our digging into the Word together will celebrate and teach us how to find and fuel this singing within…
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God’s Glory Revealed

Pastor Tim Meendering Today is the second Sunday of Advent—the season of waiting and anticipation of the coming of Jesus—in preparation for the celebration of his birth. This morning, we will see why God becoming flesh and revealing his glory through Jesus is so deeply encouraging and empowering for the mission to which we are…
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Speak Tenderly

Pastor Tim Meendering Today is the first Sunday of Advent—the season of waiting and anticipation of the coming of Jesus—in preparation for the celebration of his birth. We will consider one of the most beautiful prophecies that point to the coming of Jesus and see how God “speaks tenderly” to us today.

Returning Home

Pastor Tim Meendering Jeremiah refers to the ancient Jewish people as those who worship lifeless idols and commit adultery in their relationship with God. How could this have anything to do with us today? We will explore how we participate in our own versions of idol worship and adultery and how God lovingly calls us…
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Look, Not Do

Pastor Tim Meendering Our stories of snakes and the cross will provide insight into our hopelessly insatiable spiritual condition and at the same time, provide us with the cure and hope for deep change and satisfaction. We will see how our salvation, earned by Christ, is only given and received when we look with faith.

The Feast

Dr. Branson Parler

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Pastor Tim Meendering In the midst of a crazy-paced, self-dependent world, we will always underestimate the weight and significance of prayer. Our focus on Jesus’ teaching regarding prayer will equip and encourage us to boldly and confidently go to our Father.

The End of Faith Alone

Dr. Branson Parler Today is Reformation Sunday. The Reformers were known for their insistence onsola fide,that we are justified by faith alone. James, however, appears to contradict this in his letter. Today we will think about the centrality of justification by faith alone while also remembering that faith alone is not an end in itself.…
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Who Are We…?

Pastor Tim Meendering We are celebrating 20 years of ministry together today and as we do so, we will turn to God’s covenant with David in 1 Samuel 7 for God’s perspective. David said, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me thus far?” As your pastor…
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