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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.

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January 16, 2022

Building Blocks: Milk & Stones

Speaker: Bruce Dykstra Topic: Sermon Passage: 1 Peter 2:1-10

January 2, 2022

If Only I Could Control My Thoughts

Speaker: Bill Vis Series: If Only Topic: Sermon Passage: 2 Corinthians 10:5

January 2, 2022

Jesus, when the wine runs out

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Sermons In John Topic: Sermon Passage: John 2:1-11

December 26, 2021

The Amazing Story of Christmas

Speaker: Matthew Burns Topic: Sermon Passage: John 1:1-5,14

December 19, 2021

The Return that Turns Everything

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: This Great Hope Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 40:1-11

December 12, 2021

New Breath in the Land of Death

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: This Great Hope Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 40:1-8

December 5, 2021

Light in Darkness

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: This Great Hope Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 40:1-5

November 28, 2021

A Tender Word to Wounds

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: This Great Hope Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 40:1-11

November 21, 2021

Now to Him Who is Able

Speaker: Mike Sullivan Topic: Sermon Passage: Jude :20-25

November 14, 2021

If Only I Forgave People

Speaker: Bill Vis Series: If Only Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 18:15-35

November 7, 2021

Two ways to be lost & the open Question

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Jonah, the Not-"For" Prophet Topic: Sermon Passage: Jonah 3:10–4:11

October 17, 2021

Once More, From the Heart

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Jonah, the Not-"For" Prophet Topic: Sermon Passage: Jonah 2:1–3:3a

October 10, 2021

Salvation Belongs to God

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Jonah, the Not-"For" Prophet Topic: Sermon Passage: Jonah 1:17–2:20

October 3, 2021

Looking for God in the Past

Speaker: Matthew Burns Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 90:1-12,17

September 26, 2021

The Church Before the Watching World

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Jonah, the Not-"For" Prophet Topic: Sermon Passage: Jonah 1:4-16

September 19, 2021

The Small Man & The Lord of the Sea

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Jonah, the Not-"For" Prophet Topic: Sermon Passage: Jonah 1:1-17

September 12, 2021

The Word of the Lord & the Runaway

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: Jonah, the Not-"For" Prophet Topic: Sermon Passage: Jonah 1:1-10

September 5, 2021

Though the Vines Have No Grapes

Speaker: Tra'Vorus Weaver Topic: Sermon Passage: Habakkuk 3:17-19

August 29, 2021

Lord's Prayer

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: The Lord's Prayer Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:5-15

August 15, 2021

A Heavenly Connection

Speaker: Bruce Dykstra Series: The Lord's Prayer Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:5-10

August 8, 2021

Which mountain? What shakes?

Speaker: Matthew Burns Topic: Sermon Passage: Hebrews 12:18-19,22-29

July 18, 2021

Spirit, Lead!

Speaker: Justin Ruddy Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 8:26-39

June 6, 2021

The Most Distinctive Mark

Speaker: Matthew Burns Topic: Sermon Passage: 1 John 4:7-13,16a,19,21

May 30, 2021

Want the Spirit Jesus Gives Without Measure?

Speaker: Mike Sullivan Topic: Sermon Passage: John 3:34-35, John 7:37-39

May 16, 2021

The Gospel for the Incomplete

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: A Conflict, A Crisis, A First Topic: Sermon Passage: Galatians 3:1-9,23-29

May 9, 2021

No Other Gospel

Speaker: Matthew Burns Series: A Conflict, A Crisis, A First Topic: Sermon Passage: Galatians 1:1-10, Galatians 2:11-14, 19-21

May 2, 2021

The Gospel and the Church Letter

Series: A Conflict, A Crisis, A First Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 15:1-14; 19-21

April 18, 2021

The Gospel in the Church Kitchen

Series: A Conflict, A Crisis, A First Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 6:1–7:2, 44-53

April 11, 2021

Then They Understood

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 24:13-35

March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday & The Sad King

Series: Lent in Mirrors Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 118:19-23, Luke 19:28-44

March 21, 2021

Zacchaeus Worth Looking

Series: Lent in Mirrors Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 84:1-4, 10-12, Luke 18:35–19:10

March 14, 2021

The God Who Helps

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 16:19-31

March 7, 2021

Reaching Out

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 15:1-32

February 28, 2021

We Don't Deserve Grace

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 20:1-16

February 21, 2021

The Good Samaritan

Series: Lent in Mirrors Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 10:25-37

February 7, 2021

Just Say the Word

Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 103:1-5, Luke 7:1-17

January 31, 2021

The Lord of the Sabbath

Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 92:1-5, Luke 6:1-16

January 24, 2021

Catch and Release

Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 90:14-17, Luke 5:1-11

January 17, 2021

Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus by the Power of the Spirit

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 4:14-30

January 10, 2021

John Calling - Good News

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 3:1-22

January 3, 2021

Commit

Series: Do Not Be Afraid Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 2:41-52

December 27, 2020

Christmas Consolation

Series: Do Not Be Afraid Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 2:22-40

December 20, 2020

On Earth, Peace

Series: Do Not Be Afraid Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 2:1-14

December 13, 2020

Joseph, Do Not Be Afraid to Come Down

Series: Do Not Be Afraid Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 1:18-25

November 29, 2020

Zechariah, Do Not Be Afraid

Series: Do Not Be Afraid Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 1:5-25

November 22, 2020

Put on Christ

Topic: Sermon Passage: Colossians 3:1-4,12-17

November 15, 2020

You Have Everything You Need

Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 23

November 8, 2020

Being the People God Has Made Us

Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3, 11-13

November 1, 2020

Tied Together By Inseparable Love

Topic: Sermon Passage: Romans 8:38-39

October 25, 2020

Jesus Brings the Bigger Party

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 14:1, 12-24

October 18, 2020

Peace Among Division

Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 2:11-22

October 11, 2020

Being The Real Thing

Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 5:1-7, John 15:1-13

October 4, 2020

Jesus Invites Us to Receive and Sow the Word of God

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 13:18-23

September 27, 2020

Walk the Talk

Topic: Sermon Passage: 1 John 3:1-7

September 20, 2020

Looking Forward

Series: Church Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Joshua 3:1-17

September 13, 2020

Together on Purpose

Series: Church Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Philippians 2:12-13, Colossians 3:1-17

September 6, 2020

Grace @ Church

Series: Church Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 8:15-17, Matthew 18:15-35, James 1:19,26

August 30, 2020

Welcome Home

Series: Church Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 19:13-14, James 1:27, Isaiah 43:1-7

August 23, 2020

Waiting in Hope

Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 130

August 16, 2020

Be Not Anxious

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:25-34

August 9, 2020

Partnering With God

Series: Broken Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Philippians 2:1-13

July 28, 2020

Sabbath, Rest, and Manna in the Wilderness

Topic: Sermon Passage: Exodus 16:1-5,11-15, 21-32

July 26, 2020

A Church of Broken People

Series: A Church Broken Together Topic: Sermon Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

July 19, 2020

Be Reconciled

Topic: Sermon Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

July 5, 2020

Samson: The God Who Never Gives Up

Topic: Sermon Passage: Judges 16:23-31

June 28, 2020

The Art of Being a Friend

Topic: Sermon Passage: 2 Timothy 1:3-8

June 21, 2020

Race and Grace

Topic: Sermon Passage: John 4:7-30

June 14, 2020

Sharing Our Stories

Series: Once Upon a Time Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 4:17-32

June 7, 2020

A Happy Ending

Series: Once Upon a Time Topic: Sermon Passage: Revelation 21:1-8

May 31, 2020

Facing Uncertainty

Series: Once Upon a Time Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 43:1-7

May 24, 2020

Discovering the Story

Series: Once Upon a Time Topic: Sermon Passage: Romans 8:18-25, Psalm 139:23-24

May 17, 2020

Grace Not Judgment

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 7:36-50

May 10, 2020

Prayer Today - Wanting to be Changed?

Series: Prayer Today Topic: Sermon Passage: John 5:1-6

May 3, 2020

What Prayer Can Do, Part 2

Series: Prayer Today Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 9:34-43, Acts 13:1-3

April 26, 2020

What Prayer Can Do

Series: Prayer Today Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 1:4-8,12-17,23-26, Acts 4:23-31, Acts 12:1-17

April 19, 2020

The Prayer of Surrender

Series: Prayer Today Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:5-15

April 12, 2020

Jesus Returns

Series: Easter Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 28:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday Showdown

Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: Mark 11:1-11

March 29, 2020

The Trouble with Trust

Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:31-34, Philippians 4:4-7

March 22, 2020

Where?

Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: Jeremiah 29:10-14, Matthew 5:8

March 15, 2020

Journeying with Jesus to Welcome Unexpected Interruptions

Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 9:18-26

March 8, 2020

Freed to Follow

Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 5:9-12

March 1, 2020

Letting Go

Series: Lent Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 5:3-8

February 23, 2020

Treasures and Freedom

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 6:19-34

February 16, 2020

Repairer of the Breach

Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 58

February 9, 2020

Hard Feelings - Hurt

Series: Hard Feelings Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 55

February 2, 2020

Hard Feelings - Fear

Series: Hard Feelings Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 23, Isaiah 43:2

January 26, 2020

Hard Feelings - Anger

Series: Hard Feelings Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 4:26-27

January 19, 2020

The Mustard Seed and the Leaven

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 13:31-33

January 12, 2020

Myths of the Selfish Church

Series: The Unselfish Church Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 16:21-27

January 5, 2020

Us vs. Them

Series: The Unselfish Church Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 10:25-37

December 29, 2019

Sent Into the World by the One Who Came

Topic: Sermon Passage: John 17:6-19

December 22, 2019

Daring to Believe the Good News

Series: Advent 2019 - Homesick Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 50:1-5, Philippians 3:17-21

December 15, 2019

Gods Story

Series: Advent 2019 - Homesick Topic: Sermon Passage: Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 2:1-20

December 8, 2019

Homesick - Why We Left

Series: Advent 2019 - Homesick Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 40:1-5, Psalm 137:1-7

December 1, 2019

Homesick - Looking for Comfort

Series: Advent 2019 - Homesick Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 40:1-5

November 24, 2019

David - No Big Deal

Series: Great Stories of the Bible Topic: Sermon Passage: 1 Samuel 17:1-5,23-50, Psalm 23, Psalm 63, Psalm 139

November 17, 2019

Moses - Redefining Danger

Series: Great Stories of the Bible Topic: Sermon Passage: Exodus 14

November 10, 2019

Great Stories - Isaac

Series: Great Stories of the Bible Topic: Sermon Passage: Genesis 22:1-19

November 3, 2019

Abide and Go

Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1-11

October 27, 2019

The Shamelessly Bold and Persistent Prayer

Topic: Sermon Passage: Luke 11:1-13

October 20, 2019

Living Water or a Cistern

Topic: Sermon Passage: John 7:1-44

October 13, 2019

All Things New

Series: Living Beyond Ourselves Topic: Sermon Passage: Revelation 21:1-5

October 6, 2019

Welcome Home

Series: Living Beyond Ourselves Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 19:13-14, James 1:27

September 29, 2019

Idolatry

Series: Living Beyond Ourselves Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 11:28-30

September 22, 2019

Superpowers

Series: Living Beyond Ourselves Topic: Sermon Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

September 15, 2019

Flawed Masterpieces

Series: Living Beyond Ourselves Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16

September 8, 2019

Why You?

Series: Living Beyond Ourselves Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 2:1-10

September 1, 2019

Help Wanted

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 9:35-38

August 25, 2019

Known By God

Series: Psalms Greatest Hits Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 139

August 18, 2019

Creator of Heaven and Earth

Series: Psalms Greatest Hits Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 104

August 11, 2019

Joy in the Desert

Series: Psalms Greatest Hits Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 63

August 4, 2019

Facing Chaos

Series: Psalms Greatest Hits Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 46, John 7:37-39

July 28, 2019

Go Beyond!

Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 3:14-21

July 21, 2019

The Blessed Life

Series: Psalms Greatest Hits Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 1

July 14, 2019

Grace Be With You All for Good

Topic: Sermon Passage: Titus 1–3

June 30, 2019

Better Than 20/20

Topic: Sermon Passage: Lamentations 3:1-3. 19-24

June 23, 2019

Joy

Series: Change Topic: Sermon Passage: Philippians 4:4-9

June 16, 2019

Coming Attractions

Series: Change Topic: Sermon Passage: Philippians 1:3-11

June 9, 2019

God In The Desert

Series: Change Topic: Sermon Passage: Deuteronomy 29:2-6

June 2, 2019

Changes: Loss and Gain

Series: Change Topic: Sermon Passage: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

June 1, 2019

Serving Together

Series: Serving Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 4:1–4:16

May 26, 2019

Why Are We Called the Body of Christ?

Series: Serving Together Topic: Sermon Passage: Romans 12:3-8, 1 Peter 2:4-9, 1 Corinthians 12:4-19,27

May 12, 2019

Thinking Together

Series: Serving Together Topic: Sermon Passage: John 17:13–17:23

April 28, 2019

Blessed to be a Blessing

Topic: Sermon Passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6–9:15

April 14, 2019

I AM… the Way, the Truth, the Life

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 14:6–14:7

April 7, 2019

Drastic Care

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 15:1–15:5

March 31, 2019

Never Hungry, Never Thirsty

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 6:25-35

March 24, 2019

Jesus: I Am the Door

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 9:13–10:10

March 17, 2019

Jesus, the Light of the World

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: John 1:1–1:4, John 8:1–8:12

March 10, 2019

I Am Holy

Series: I AM Topic: Sermon Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-25

March 3, 2019

Frightening

Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 25:31-46

February 24, 2019

Listening

Topic: Sermon Passage: Proverbs 8:32-34, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 15:5, Proverbs 18:1-2, 13, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 22:17-19, Proverbs 29:1

February 17, 2019

The Church: God’s Plan A

Topic: Sermon Passage: Ephesians 2:14-22

February 10, 2019

What to Do?

Topic: Sermon Passage: Hebrews 12:1-3

January 27, 2019

True Wisdom and Power

Topic: Sermon Passage: Jeremiah 9:23-24, 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

January 13, 2019

As Those Who Must Give an Account

Topic: Sermon Passage: Hebrews 13:1-17

January 6, 2019

King of Kings

Topic: Sermon Passage: Psalm 72:1-20

December 30, 2018

Alpha and Omega

Topic: Sermon

December 9, 2018

The Prince of Peace

Topic: Sermon Passage: Isaiah 9:1-7

November 25, 2018

Bragging About What Matters

Topic: Sermon Passage: Jeremiah 9:23-24

November 18, 2018

Jesus’ Credentials

Topic: Sermon Passage: Hebrews 5:5-10

November 11, 2018

KingdomNomics

Series: Guest Speaker Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 13:44-46

November 4, 2018

Jesus Christ is All

Series: Guest Speaker Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 4:11-12, Colossians 1:15-23, 1 Corinthians 15:1-5

October 21, 2018

Devoted to God's Grace...

Series: Fully Devoted Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 20:13–20:38

October 7, 2018

Devoted to Sharing?

Series: Fully Devoted Topic: Sermon Passage: Acts 5:1-11

September 9, 2018

Fully Devoted

Series: Fully Devoted Topic: Sermon

August 26, 2018

Salt and Light

Series: Sermon on the Mount Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 5:13-16

August 5, 2018

Peace Makers

Series: Sermon on the Mount Topic: Sermon

May 27, 2018

Blessed is the One…

Series: Sermon on the Mount Topic: Sermon Passage: Matthew 5:1–5:12