2009 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
Dec 20th, 2009
Filled with the Holy Spirit
(26:35 min.)
Luke 1:39-45 Advent
We might think of this as the first of His many miraculous engagements with the world.

Scripture reading: Jim L - Luke 1:46-55
Dec 13th, 2009
How Can This Be?
(31:29 min.)
Luke 1:26-38 Advent
Notice something else about Gabriel's statement to Mary, he delivers a covenant promise to her.

Scripture reading: Albert L - Daniel 7:13-16, 27
Dec 6th, 2009
How Will I Know?
(27:44 min.)
Luke 1:18-20
Daniel 9:24
I don't believe that it was any accident that Gabriel spoke to both Daniel and Zacharias, about 450 years apart.

Scripture reading: Don M - Luke 1:5-17
Nov 29th, 2009
Shout Joyfully to the Lord
(37:20 min.)
Psalm 100 Thanksgiving
Biblical Thanksgiving
We do what we do, we worship God, because we know who He is and what He means to us, and this Psalm sets us in our place relative to God.

Scripture reading: Bill B - Psalm 147:1-11

please note - some audio recording problems
Nov 22nd, 2009
With Thanksgiving
(30:03 min.)
Psalm 95:1-8 Thanksgiving
Biblical Thanksgiving
I would submit to you this morning that the nature of Biblical Thanksgiving is more than just being thankful that we have survived yet another year.

Scripture reading: Don M - Psalm 33:1-9
Nov 15th, 2009
Sufficient for You
(36:22 min.)
1 Corinthians 12:9 God's Amazing Grace
God's Grace in Perspective
No matter how much we have sinned in this life, we can be forgiven of that sin. This means that God's grace is completely adequate to cover all your sins.

Scripture reading: Jim L - Psalm 30
Nov 8th, 2009
Cling to the Cross
(32:02 min.)
1 Corinthians 10:13 God's Amazing Grace
Getting Rid of Recurring Sin
This doesn't seem like a good thing to be doing time and again if you're trying to be rid of the guilt of sin, does it? But let me stress, the Bible considers that you are equal or better than any sin temptation that you may encounter in life.

Scripture reading: Gene J - Philippians 3:17-21
Nov 1st, 2009
By His Wounds
(37:53 min.)
Luke 9:23-25 God's Amazing Grace
Putting God First in Your Life
To deny yourself and take up your cross means that you place more importance on Jesus than you do on yourself, that you do the things that are important to Jesus first before you do the things that are important to you.

Scripture reading: Bill B - Genesis 3:11-19
Oct 25th, 2009
God's Amazing Grace
(36:35 min.)
Psalm 51:1-4 God's Amazing Grace
Humbleness Before God
I think that we sometimes take for granted our salvation. Will we say to God? Everybody else was doing it! Why did You pick me out of a crowd? This isn't such a big deal, why are You bothering me? We can't know God's Amazing Grace unless we know who we are in relation to Him!

Scripture reading: Sue Ellen W - Isaiah 1:11-17
Oct 11th, 2009
Compassion of the Lord
(30:15 min.)
Genesis 19:15-16 Angels in Our Midst
Angels of Compassion and Vengeance
Can you think of a situation in your life where you should have spoken up to protect another from evil? And you saw that no good would come from their actions. Think of this in terms of being righteous, not holier than thou, but righteous in wanting what is best for someone else.

Scripture reading: Gene J - Genesis 18:22-32
Oct 4th, 2009
Two Angels
(31:34 min.)
Genesis 18:1-5 Angels in Our Midst
Angels as Messengers
God wanted to deliver His own version of an object lesson. But the Lord was both firm and gentle that Sarah was basically disbelieving in Him.

Scripture reading: Don M - Revelation 8:2-6
Sept 27th, 2009
An Angel Struck Him
(34:49 min.)
Acts 12:1-18 Angels in Our Midst
Avenging Angels
There is nothing substantive in the Bible that says that angels are no longer active among us. Not only does our culture get in the way, but by doing so it handicaps us to God's reality.
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Scripture reading: Bill B - Acts 12:19-23
Sept 20th, 2009
Touched Him
(27:18 min.)
1 Kings 19:4-8 Angels in Our Midst
Ministering Angels
She continued to talk to whoever was on the other side of the bed, I couldn't see anyone. But I believe that I was standing in the presence of one of God's angels.

Scripture reading: Don M - Matthew 4:1-11
Sept 13th, 2009
Their Angel in Heaven
(29:12 min.)
Matthew 18:10 Angels in Our Midst
Guardian Angels
The text seems to say that each one of these little ones has her/his own angel, and that each angel continually sees the face of God.

Scripture reading: Gene J - Psalm 34:1-7
Sept 6th, 2009
Send Forth His Angels
(34:45 min.)
Matthew 24:30-31 Angels in Our Midst
Angels Who Gather Up the Elect
Remember what is going on around you. Basically your whole universe is falling apart. And when that angel comes around to gather up the elect, will you react with terror? No, You're going to be calling out, "Take me, Lord Jesus, take me."

Scripture reading: Don M - 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Aug 30th, 2009
The Same Mind
(25:27 min.)
Romans 15:5 A Christian Worldview
Chances are good that there is some sort of hurt or some sort of pain at the bottom of this person's decision to break away from the body of believers that is the church. But I would submit to you this morning that God has other plans for us.
Scripture reading: Don M - Philippians 2:1-7
Aug 23rd, 2009
Will Be Humbled
(30:45 min.)
Luke 18:9-14 A Christian Worldview
Everytime I hear an argument about the free will of man I think of this old dog which we used to have.
Scripture reading: Don M - Psalm 15
Aug 16th, 2009
A View to Righteousness
(34:52 min.)
Hosea 10:12 A Christian Worldview
Cultural worldviews can bring a nation down, or they can save it. As we take aspects of any worldview into our own lives we need to remain acutely aware that there may be larger consequences.
Scripture reading: Damon L - Genesis 18:23-33
Aug 9th, 2009
Have This Attitude
(27:25 min.)
Philippians 2:5 A Christian Worldview
We often think that we have a Christian worldview but how much of you comes from the Christian realm and how much from the world? In this first of the series we will begin to explore God's imperatives for our way of life.
Scripture reading: Bill B - Jeremiah 12:1-4
July 26th, 2009
Opened His Eyes
(33:12 min.)
Numbers 22:31 Barriers to Faith
Spiritual blindness has a cost, did you know that? You may be going along in life happy and carefree but if you wander into ground zero of a spiritual firefight you might end up as collateral damage.
Scripture reading: Bill B - Numbers 22:21-30
July 19th, 2009
When I Am Weak
(37:28 min.)
1 Corinthians 12:10 Barriers to Faith
Covenant in Prayer
"God continues to narrow your options [in life] down until your only option is to rely on Him, and He blesses you mightily when you run to Him."
Scripture reading: Damon L - Numbers 13:17-24
July 12th, 2009
A Stumbling Block to the Weak
(33:52 min.)
1 Corinthians 8:9 Barriers to Faith
"This is not a food fight.  This is not an issue of what we put in our mouths.  This is an issue of how we treat our brothers and sisters in Christ."
Scripture reading: John 11:7-11
July 5th, 2009
Not Against Us
(22:08 min.)
Mark 9:38-42 Barriers to Faith
I once heard this, "I'm glad I'm not a shopping mall Christian like those over at Brand-X Church."  Remember this, God takes who we are, when we come to faith, and He brings us closer to Him.
Scripture reading: Psalm 105:1-5
June 28th, 2009
The Unexpected in God
(41:07 min.)
Acts 16:16-26 Barriers to Faith
New Church Sign
Do you think that Paul and Silas woke up that morning and said to themselves, "Hmmm.  Let's go out and get ourselves arrested and beaten and jailed."?
Scripture reading: Gary A - Ephesians 5:15-21
June 21st, 2009
Do Not Hinder Them
(36:34 min.)
Mark 10:13-14 Barriers to Faith
And it tears my heart out yet one more time.  And I want to scoop them up in my arms, and bless them in Jesus' name.  And I want to heal their wounds through belief in Him.  And I want to make their pain go away through trust in Him.
Scripture reading: Bill B - Ephesians 5:1-5
June 14th, 2009
He Also Glorified
(32:01 min.)
Romans 8:29-30 The Meaning of Salvation
I want you to think about being glorified as an in the future and here & now kind of event, both at the same time.  Being glorified means that we, as spirit beings, will be similar to God.
Scripture reading: Don M - Romans 8:29-30
June 7th, 2009
The Persistent Widow
(30:28 min.)
Luke 18:1-8 The Meaning of Salvation
"All of these parables in Luke 16-18, all of these stories, speak of the consequences and responsibilities we have concerning our faith."
Scripture reading: Marjie B - 2 Corinthians 4:1-5
May 24th, 2009
Vessels of Honor
(27:44 min.)
2 Timothy 2:20-21 The Meaning of Salvation
"Being sanctified, at least from a NT viewpoint, in essence means that we have some changes to make in who we are."
Scripture reading: Damon L - Romans 6:15-23
May 17th, 2009
Being Renewed
(29:38 min.)
Colossians 3:1-11 The Meaning of Salvation
"He takes that baby Christian and nurtures it, and He cares for it, until you grow into a mature Christian."
Scripture reading: Gayle A - 1 Peter 1:19-21
May 10th, 2009
A Ransom for Many
(29:36 min.)
Mark 10:45 The Meaning of Salvation
"In dealing with child prostitution, we as a culture tend to blame the children and leave the adults (johns and pimps) out of the equation."
Scripture reading: Damon L - Exodus 13:11-14
May 3rd, 2009
Justified by Faith
(34:38 min.)
Romans 8:29-30 The Meaning of Salvation
"For those whom He foreknew . . ." I love this part, it speaks to the Calvinist in me. "He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the first born among many brethren, and these whom He predestined, He also called, and these whom He called, He also justified . . ."
Scripture reading: Don M - Psalm 51:1-4
April 26th, 2009
For the Sake of the Elect
(27:42 min.)
Matthew 24:22 The Meaning of Salvation
"How many in our midst this morning, how many in our midst who may listen in on the internet, are unprepared to attend the wedding feast at the end of the age?"
Scripture reading: Marjie B - Matthew 22:8-14
April 19th, 2009
I AM the True Vine
(30:12 min.)
John 15:1-8 I AM
"In the OT God referred to Himself as the vinedresser and to His people as the vines. What does it mean to 'bear fruit'?"
Scripture reading: Don M - Matthew 20:1-16
April 12th, 2009
Appeared as Nonsense
(25:56 min.)
Luke 24:1-12 Easter
He Is Risen!
"I suspect that they were having a problem with where the Word of God intersects with life and where the Word of God does not intersect with life. But you see, that's the wrong question altogether."
Scripture reading: Sharon L - Romans 6:1-7
April 5th, 2009
The Way, the Truth and the Life
(26:55 min.)
John 14:6 I AM
"Now I would suggest to you that every choice you make in life, whether you eat cheerios for breakfast or you eat muffins, whether you walk or drive to work, even who your friends are, has an impact on your life. It all boils down to everyday choices."
Scripture reading: Psalm 25:4-11
March 22nd, 2009
I AM the Good Shepherd
(31:29 min.)
John 10:11-18 I AM
"If it's only a job then why on earth would you put yourself in danger for those smelly old sheep?   He's given all of Himself to us, what He wants is for us to give all of ourselves to Him."
Scripture reading: Tresa L - Isaiah 56:6-8
March 8th, 2009
I AM the Door
(26:34 min.)
John 10:9 I AM
Mark looks at the consequences in our lives of this proclamation by Jesus.
"It should give us the determination to stay our ground . . that when we see those that we love walk away . . to stay our ground."
Scripture reading: Gayle A - Jeremiah 23:1-6
March 1st, 2009
Light of the World
(25:23 min.)
John 8:12 I AM
This is a hard hitting sermon on today's evils.
"For everyone who does evil hates the Light."
Scripture reading: Gary A - John 1:1-14
Feb 22nd, 2009
Bread of Life
(26:56 min.)
John 6:35 I AM
"Once we take in this Bread as sustenance in our lives, once we allow Jesus Christ to sustain us, it is only then that we will never hunger again, and our salvation is eternally secure."
Scripture reading: Marjie B - John 6:26-34
Feb 8th, 2009
Joy as Fruit
(28:12 min.)
Galatians 5:22-25 Joy in the Lord
"If the apostle Paul were looking back at my young llife then he would have told me that I had learned well the ways of the flesh."
Scripture reading: Tresa L - 1 Peter 1:3-9
Feb 1st, 2009
Joy and Peace
(29:37 min.)
Romans 15:13 Joy in the Lord
"When Paul writes, 'may the God of hope fill you', he intends you to understand that it is through the act of believing in God, that He will fill you with peace and joy."
Scripture reading: Galatians 5:22-25
Jan 25th, 2009
Joy In the Holy Spirit
(31:33 min.)
Romans 14:17 Joy in the Lord
Do you tote your "cares and worries" around like they are a huge load of personal baggage?
Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
Jan 18th, 2009
Joy Is Your Strength
(27:31 min.)
Nehemiah 8:8-12 Joy in the Lord
"Having the joy of the Lord is not, I think, an emotion. It's an attitude."
Scripture reader: Don M - Luke 8:5-15
Jan 11th, 2009
Grief Into Joy
(30:28 min.)
John 15:1-11 Joy in the Lord
We have an expectation in life that "everything should come up roses."
Scripture reader: Jay U - Romans 14:16-23
Jan 4th, 2009
Your Joy May Be Made Full
(31:56 min.)
John 15:1-11 Joy in the Lord
Confession time: "I have a source of joy almost every time I think about it."
Scripture reader: Karen M - Luke 6:20-23

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