Sermons



Last Sunday we learned that our God is a "Yes!" All God's promises are "yes" and "amen" in Jesus. This week the invitation has been to say "yes" back to…
This Sunday we kick off our "Seven Words To Change Your Life" series. We'll start with the power of "Yes!" Our God is a "Yes" God! In fact, all of…

The Following Adventure

October 20, 2019
Shawn Sikkema is a Street Pastor and Team Leader with Jesus on Colfax Ministries, a ministry he started with his wife Diane in January of 2016. Their primary work is…
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." ~ Genesis 50:20 In our final message…
"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” ~ 1 Peter 4:12…
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~…
Jesus commands us not to worry. How can you just stop yourself from worrying? It's actually not that complicated... "Where your worship goes your worry flows." Jesus tells us the…
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 September is…
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Jesus,…

Check Your Seat

September 1, 2019
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners or sit in the company of mockers ~ Psalm 1:1…

Echoes of the Exodus

August 25, 2019
After three months we should feel very familiar with this story. And we should be able to hear "echoes of the exodus" throughout all of the bible. In other words,…

Divine Decrees Part 2

August 11, 2019
"Do You Love Me? Circle one: Yes. No. Maybe. " If you're as old as me you remember passing notes in class. The scariest note was always the big ask:…
Rules without Relationship leads to Rebellion Most people know there exists a list called the "Ten Commandments." Very few people know what they are. Perhaps fewer yet think they apply…

A Dangerous Faith

July 28, 2019
A Dangerous Faith Sure our faith provides comfort, encourage, hope, joy! But our faith is also dangerous, and can lead us to dangerous places! God never promised the people of…

Set Free!

July 21, 2019
Christ, Our Passover Lamb, is Sacrificed Our journey through the Exodus story brings us to the Passover. The story of God "passing over" Egypt, and the death of all the…

Mindful

July 14, 2019
"When I consider your heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,…

Worship While You Work

July 7, 2019
Worship While You Work Ever wake up on Monday morning and despised the thought of going to work again? Do you feel bored, uninspired or like work is often just…

God Rescues

June 30, 2019
Blood, Boils, Frogs and Flies! What's up with the plagues in the Exodus story- They are certainly memorable. But what do they mean? This Sunday we enter the plagues with…
The Other Side of the Promise Maybe you've heard the expression, "It's always darkest before the dawn." Our man Moses is going to have a very memorable day: From great.…
Connection Group Questions: Read Exodus 3-4. Can you relate to Moses objections to serving God? Have you resisted a "calling" in your own life? What about the call to love…

The Do-Over

June 9, 2019
Moses got a do over! After blowing it in Egypt when he murdered a man and ran away, he ended up spending the next 40 years in the desert tending…

The Land Between

June 2, 2019
Connection Group Questions: Read Exodus 2:11-24 and discuss your "land between."  Rather than being barren this is a place where bitterness, complaint and self-protection can grown. Have you grown bitter,…
Connection Group Questions: Most groups will take a break for the Memorial holiday.  If your group does meet spend time discussing the issue of "Christian Disobedience."  When it is right…

The Divine Detour

May 19, 2019
Connection Group Questions: Read Exodus 1 and discuss the following: Divine detours don't erase God's promises. What promises of God do we already see fulfilled? (ex. be fruitful and multiply,…

Do You Love Me?

May 12, 2019
Connection Group Questions: Read John 21:1-19 “I’m going to fish.” What do you think Peter is feeling at this moment? Have you ever been “stuck in moment?” What is harder…
"...these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name." ~ John 20:31…

IF: Sunday

April 28, 2019
Worship songs: Faithful To The End, Who You Say I Am, Build My Life, Reckless Love Sermon Notes: Today is a continuation of our "IF:GATHERING" Weekend, a celebration of women…
Worship songs: Ain't No Grave, The Cross Has the Final Word, Death Arrested, Resurrecting "(Jesus) asked her, "Woman, why are you crying?  Who is it you are looking for?" -…

The Anointed One

April 14, 2019
Worship songs: Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing, Grateful, Death Arrested, Resurrecting Connection Group Questions: Read through the anointing narrative, John 12:1-11 What were the different types of anointing and…
“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” ~ James 4:6 Worship songs: Stand in Your Love, Raise A Hallelujah, Death Arrested, How Great Is Our God Sermon…
Worship songs: Won't Stop Now, Living Hope, God You're So Good, Here As in Heaven Sermon Notes: "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,…
Worship songs: Every Beat, Raise A Hallelujah, Build My Life, How Deep The Father’s Love For Us Sermon Notes: "But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things…
Worships songs: Open Up the Heavens, Raise a Hallelujah, Faithful to the End, Jesus We Love You Sermon Notes: "Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve…
Worship songs: Lamb of God, Jesus Paid It All, Stand in Your Love, Jesus We Love You Sermon Notes: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."…
Worship Songs: Stand In Your Love, Raise A Hallelujah, Faithful To The End, You Deserve It All Sermon Notes: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”…
Worship songs: Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble, Stand In Your Love, Build My Life, Who You Say I Am Connection Group Questions: The message began with the image of…

With Us: The D.T.R.

February 17, 2019
Worship songs: Your Love Awakens Me, Stand In Your Love, You Deserve It All, Reckless Love Connection Group Questions: The message started with an explanation of the "D.T.R." Have you…

With Us Always

February 10, 2019
Worship songs:  Every Beat, Won’t Stop Now, How Deep The Father’s Love for Us, Great Are You Lord Connection Groups: Jesus' promise to be "with us always" is yet to…

With Us in the Valley

February 3, 2019
Worship songs:  Grateful, One Thing Remains, Here As In Heaven, God I Look To You Connection Groups: Read Mark 5:21-43 This is a story within a story. Two miracles. It's…
Worship songs: Every Beat, Jesus Paid It All, God I Look To You, Yes I Will Connection Groups: Last week Jesus called his disciples "to the other side." Crossing over…

With Us in the Storm

January 20, 2019
Worship songs: Great Things, Tremble, Build My Life, It Is Well Connection Groups: Read Mark 4:35-41 What was the worst storm you've ever experienced?What was the worst "storm-of-life" that you've experienced?…

With Us in Parenting

January 13, 2019
We welcome Gary Allen Taylor from axis.org with a special message on Parenting in Today's Culture. Worship songs: Every Beat, Lion and The Lamb, Do It Again, How Deep The…
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers... And the Lord added to their number day by day those…

Fulfilled

December 30, 2018
Worship songs:  Open Up The Heavens, Lion and the Lamb, Who You Say I Am, Build My Life
Worship songs: Angels We Have Heard On High, The First Noel, Joy To The World, O Holy Night, Here Comes Heaven
Worship songs: Joy to the World, Here Comes Heaven, O Holy Night, Angels We Have Heard On High
Songs: Joy To The World, King Of My Heart, Faithful To The End, Here Comes Heaven Connection Groups: Most Groups are taking a break for December. If your Group would like…
Worship songs: Angels We Have Heard on High, Tremble, Here As In Heaven, For Unto Us A Child Is Born/Open the Eyes of My Heart Connection Group Questions: Most Groups…
Connection Group Questions: Faith believes big, but is willing to start small. Read 2 Kings 3:1-27.  Was there a time when a great need drove you to depend on God. …

Burnout

November 25, 2018
Connection Group Questions: Share your stories of burnout. What lead up to it? How bad did it get? How did you recover? If you haven't recovered, pay attention... Read 1…

Angry? Not a Deadly Sin

November 18, 2018

Cynicism

November 11, 2018
Connection Group Questions: “Scratch any cynic and you will find a disappointed idealist.” ~George Carlin Has cynicism been an issue for you or anyone you know? What lead to cynicism?…

Shame

November 4, 2018
"Shame grows in the swamp of silence and secrecy. Grace abounds in confession and connection." Connection Group Questions: As we kickoff the "Didn't See It Coming" series share something that…

Give

October 28, 2018
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~Matthew 6:21 Connection Group Questions Opening As we wrap up the Divine Direction series feel free to review the…

Serve

October 21, 2018
"... whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant... just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give…

GO

October 14, 2018
“Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you."  ~ Genesis 12:1 Worship songs: Open Up the Heavens, Great Things, Living Hope, Build My…

Stay

October 7, 2018
But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people…

Stop

September 30, 2018
A new direction can happen when we STOP doing something that is dishonoring to God, harmful to ourselves, or hurtful to others. Worship songs: Open Up the Heavens, Won't Stop…

Start

September 23, 2018
Starting today, a decision you make could change the entire story of your life, and the lives of others, for the glory of God! Worship songs:  Faithful to the End,…

Connect

September 16, 2018
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each of you is a part of it." - 1 Corinthians 12:27 Worship songs: Open Up the Heavens, Won't Stop Now, Tremble,…

This is Life

September 9, 2018
There is often a gap between our stated values and our practiced values.  How can we bridge the gap and become the kind of people we really want to be?…

This is Faith

September 2, 2018
What does it mean to say of our faith that we are “a Missional Church of Orthodox, Reformed, Evangelical Disciples.” Worship songs: Open Up The Heavens, Your Love Awakens Me,…

This is Family

August 26, 2018
Can a relationship be restored with five words?  Can a family falling apart pull themselves back together with one question?  Is there actually a quick fix to most every problem…
Life doesn't always go as planned.  Life is certainly not easy.  When things get complicated do we lose faith, freak out, or put our focus back on the one we…

This is Real

August 12, 2018
Can I get real with you?  Can I tell you what I really believe, what I really want and what I really want for you more than anything else in…

Baptized

August 5, 2018
"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." -…