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Listening to God's Story

As theologian Mike Goheen notes in his book, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story, preaching is an element of worship that deserves special attention. It is a powerful means by which God’s people may be nurtured and empowered for their missional calling.

Every Sunday, we seek to preach Christ and for us this means at least three things: “First, wherever we are in the Biblical story, our preaching will be oriented to and from Christ. The goal of preaching is to make Jesus Christ present. Second, Christ himself comes clothed in the gospel, and so the message is more than words; it is the power of God unto salvation. The message itself becomes the power of God to transform lives.” And third, as Lesslie Newbigin has noted, “The business of the sermon is to bring the hearers face to face with Jesus Christ as he really is.” Jesus is not simply a personal savior. He is Creator, Lord of history, Redeemer of all things, and final Judge.

The sermons below are embedded in recordings of the entire service. It's our sincere hope and prayer that as you listen to these sermons you will be touched by the power, presence, and person of Jesus. Enjoy!

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Traveling Light - Lent in the Gospel of Mark

The sermon series introduction focuses on Jesus' journey towards Jerusalem, highlighting his abandonment of worldly possessions and desires as he travels light. It urges followers to emulate Jesus by shedding burdens and attachments during Lent, trusting in him as the ultimate provider. The message emphasizes fixing one's focus on Jesus and letting go of hindrances to fully embrace the New Life of the Kingdom of God.

February 25, 2024

Zeal for Your House Will Consume Me

Speaker: John Vriesma Series: Traveling Light - Lent in the Gospel of Mark Topic: Sermon Passage: Mark 12:1-17

February 18, 2024

What You Just Can’t Give Me

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Traveling Light - Lent in the Gospel of Mark Topic: Sermon Passage: Mark 10:17-31

May 14, 2023

I AM the Good Shepherd

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 10:11-21

May 7, 2023

I AM the Gate

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 10:1-10

April 30, 2023

I AM the Light of the World

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 8:12-20

April 23, 2023

I AM the Bread of Life

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 6:25-40,53-59

April 16, 2023

I am the Resurrection and the Life

Speaker: John Vriesma Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 11:17-44, Revelation 2:12-17

April 9, 2023

Two Earthquakes and a Tomb

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Easter Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 28:1-10

April 2, 2023

The Healer in Harm's Way: Sin Rebels

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Lent at Pleasant Street - Harm's Way Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 21:1-3,6-14,33-46

March 26, 2023

Harm's Way: Sin Addicts

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Lent at Pleasant Street - Harm's Way Topic: Sermon Passage: Jeremiah 2:1-13,23-32

March 19, 2023

Harm's Way: Sin as Hoarding: Greed

Speaker: Mike Sullivan Series: Lent at Pleasant Street - Harm's Way Topic: Sermon Passage: Ecclesiastes 5:13, Matthew 6:19-21, James 5:3, 1 Timothy 6:6-7, Psalm 112:5-9

March 12, 2023

Harm's Way: Sin Withers

Speaker: Justin Ruddy Series: Lent at Pleasant Street - Harm's Way Topic: Sermon Passage: James 4:13-17

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