Sermon Archives

October 1, 2017

Trusting the Author of the Story

Today’s message uses the prophet Jeremiah’s message to the Israelites under Babylonian captivity to illustrate¬† the fact that God’s plans to not always match up with what we might want or expect. The message telling the people to unpack and settle down because they would be there a lifetime (70 years) was not what the […]

September 24, 2017

So We Do Not Lose Heart

Sermon Summary: This morning we will take a closer look at the September Equipping Verse: “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). As Christians, we do not have to “lose heart” and give up. Through Christ, we […]

September 17, 2017

Boaz the Redeemer Points Us to Jesus the Redeemer

Sermon Summary: Today, we will continue our study in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. We will take a look at Chapter 3. In this chapter, Naomi tells Ruth of her plan to hopefully insure a better future for them. The plan is for Ruth to bring Boaz into the picture as a kinsman-redeemer. “Redemption” […]

September 10, 2017

Ruth Just ‘Happened’ to Glean in the field of Boaz

Sermon Summary: This morning Pastor Bryan will continue his sermon series in the Old Testament Book of Ruth. We will explore chapter 2 where Ruth, the daughter-in-law of Naomi, decided to glean in a field during the harvest. According to Old Testament Law, the poor, sojourners, widows, and orphans were allowed to glean the fields. […]

September 3, 2017

God and the Workplace

Sermon Summary: Tomorrow is Labor Day. It is a national holiday honoring the American labor movement. The Bible has much to say about work. After God created Adam, he gave him the job of working in the Garden of Eden. There is dignity in work. There are three truths… Work originated with God. We often […]

August 27, 2017

We Need One Another to Stay Sharp

Sermon Summary: This morning we will take a close look at the August 2017 “Equipping Verse”. Proverbs 27:17 says, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” When two iron blades are rubbed together, the edges become sharper and thus, the blades will be more effective in cutting. In the same way, the interaction of […]

August 20, 2017

Does the Bible Address the Recent Events in Charlottesville?

Sermon Summary: On August 12, there was a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the plans to remove a statue of the Confederate, General Robert E. Lee from a city park. The protest group was made up of neo-Nazis, racist skinheads, and other white supremacy groups. The combination of protestors and counter-protestors turned violent and […]

August 13, 2017

Nehemiah A Time for Change

Sermon Summary: Anyone over the age of 50 remembers a time when Christianity was the commonly accepted religion of American. That time has passed us by. It’s now common to see Christians, especially vocal ones, mocked openly by a variety of people, from educators to celebrities to media personalities. We cannot be true to our […]

August 6, 2017

God Always Knows the Big Picture

Sermon Summary: This morning, Pastor Bryan will continue his sermon series on the Old Testament Book of Ruth. In Ruth chapter 1, Naomi suffered greatly. She lost her husband and two sons causing her to lose hope for the future. In her distress, she urged her daughter-in-laws to return to their people, but Ruth stayed […]

July 30, 2017

The Most Outrageous Statement of Jesus

Sermon Summary: This morning, we will explore the July “Equipping Verse”. It is John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” This statement of Jesus causes controversy in a world of countless religions and spiritual routes because it […]

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