2011 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
December 25th, 2011
In the City of David
(29:03 min.)
Luke 2:1-20
Christmas How Does Christmas Affect You?
How can all the world rejoice in the Lord when we have a sizable segment of said world that has been cut-off from the church? How can we even go there?

Scripture reading: 2 Kings 20:1-6
December 24th, 2011
Magi from the East
(24:54 min.)
Matthew 2:1-12
Christmas Love, Joy and Peace
We have an opportunity to take the Christmas Season and stretch it out throughout the rest of the year. We have the opportunity to take the love, joy and peace that we know in this season and make it permenantly a part of our lives.
December 18th, 2011
She Has Born a Child
(21:54 min.)
Micah 5:2-5
Advent Listening and Believing
There will be a remnant left over, not everyone is going to make it, salvation is for the few not for the many. And as distasteful as this may seem the message has everything to do with listening to God's word and not ignoring it.

Scripture reading: Isaiah 11:1-5
December 11th, 2011
A Child Will Be Born
(29:01 min.)
Isaiah 9:6-7
Advent Everything Changes
But we do tend to lose Him in the shuffle of the season. And so somewhere in all of this we need to make room for Jesus Christ! Somehow we need to trust in Him and put our total faith in Him!

Scripture reading: Ann T
John 3:11-18
December 4th, 2011
God Will Give You a Sign
(34:21 min.)
Isaiah 7:14-15
Advent A Sign As Reassurance
The sign is to prove to you that what God says He will do, He will do. Prophets can and will be wrong. But you, the one receiving the prophesy, may spend more time worrying about whether or not the message is true, instead of thinking about what God said in the first place.

Scripture reading: Don M
Psalm 102:24-28
November 27th, 2011
Light Will Shine
(32:23 min.)
Isaiah 9:2-3
Advent Conquering Messiah
And so their mindset would be God providing them with a Savior who would throw off this yoke of oppression. In their minds this Light would be one tough customer.

Scripture reading: Bill B
Luke 11:33-36
November 20th, 2011
Joy in the Lord
(35:32 min.)
Psalm 33:1-9
Thanksgiving God's Love for Us
Let's say you love someone, and you never show it. You keep it bottled inside. Will that person necessarily know that you love them? No! Our love & faith for Jesus Christ is like that!

Scripture reading: Damon L
John 6:37-40
November 6th, 2011
The Lord Is Not Slow
(20:34 min.)
2 Peter 3
Lessons for Our Times
Patience in Waiting for the Lord
God is not a vending machine. Did you know that? You can't plug in a prayer and get your request. He will answer when He answers. God is like that with all His promises. He will keep them, but on His own time. So how does that affect us?
October 30th, 2011
Rescue the Godly
(34:13 min.)
2 Peter 2:1-12
Lessons for Our Times
Results of False Teaching
Bump Ahead. Years ago, on a family vacation, we came across a road sign, Bump Ahead. I slowed down just a bit and suddenly the world seemed to drop out from under us. The car felt like it was a roller coaster as we dropped about twenty-five feet, straight down! That certainly changed the way I look at warning signs, but what about those warnings that God brings to us?"

Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 11:3-6, 13-15
October 23rd, 2011
An Utterance From Heaven
(39:00 min.)
2 Peter 1:12-21
Lessons for Our Times
Opposing False Teaching
Peter in effect is saying, "The gospel account is undeniable. The gospel account of Jesus Christ; He was born, He lived on this Earth, He died, He rose again, it is true knowledge. I witnessed it."

Scripture reading: Mark 13:24-27
October 16th, 2011
Make Certain His Calling
(40:12 min.)
2 Peter 1:1-11
Lessons for Our Times
Divinely Pig-Headed
But if you are divinely pig-headed and the world says, "You better come over here." Then you can say, "Huh-uh. No. I'm not going to go over there." That is self-control, that is mastery.

Scripture reading: Philippians 3:7-11
October 9th, 2011
Those Who Are Dead
(38:36 min.)
1 Peter 4:1-11
Lessons for Our Times
Cause and Effect
Your line-in-the-sand says that I am not going to go over there and do that thing. The world's line-in-the-sand says that you better come over here and do the things that we are doing.

Scripture reading: James 5:7-11
October 2nd, 2011
Keep Your Behavior Excellent
(37:50 min.)
1 Peter 2:11-12
Lessons for Our Times
Our Relationship with God
When life thumps us, when we get kicked in the side of the head (by life), it really does matter how we react. Because, how you react reflects your faith in God.

Scripture reading: Psalm 34:11-18
September 25th, 2011
Living Stones
(37:53 min.)
1 Peter 2:4-10
Lessons for Our Times
The Problem with Shifting Sand
And God speaks to this shifting sand when He speaks of the Living Stone, Jesus Christ. He's the corner stone. He's the foundation we're built on. And as we understand the metaphor, stones are solid and they last a long time. Well, Jesus is eternal and He doesn't change at all.

Scripture reading: Psalm 118:22-29
September 18th, 2011
Keep Sober
(35:18 min.)
1 Peter 1:13-16
Lessons for Our Times
Preparing for Life
The problem with problems is that you can get so wrapped up in the situation that you forget that God is the main thing in your life.

Scripture reading: Don M
Titus 3:1-7
September 11th, 2011
All Who Are Weary
(29:54 min.)
Matthew 11:28-30
Summer Potpourri Christian Maturity
That yoke is something to keep on pretty much all the time. You might think of it as an article of clothing. Without the clothing you feel exposed. But with the clothing you are covered.
September 4th, 2011
A Spirit of Adoption
(37:38 min.)
Romans 8:9-17
Summer Potpourri Heirs in the Family of God
There is a fundamental change that takes place when we come to faith in Jesus Christ . . within us. If you believe in Jesus with all your heart, then the Holy Spirit is already dwelling in you. Without the Spirit we do not belong to God.

Scripture reading: John 14:18-24
August 28th, 2011
Have Mercy on Me!
(31:18 min.)
Luke 18:35-43
Summer Potpourri Faith in God
There is a trust issue going on here. I don't know if you noticed or not, but you are being asked to trust in God and that trust starts with leaning on Him in times of trouble. And Bartimaeus had some big trouble going on in his life.

Scripture reading: Bill B - Luke 5:1-11
August 14th, 2011
Sound Doctrine
(33:37 min.)
2 Timothy 4:3
Summer Potpourri False Teachings
Where does the Bible teach that this is acceptable behavior? And it doesn't stop with church leadership, that's just the stuff that gets reported .. . this kind of thing happens at all levels in a church organization.

Scripture reading: Damon L - Galatians 6:6-10
July 31st, 2011
Shout Joyfully
(33:43 min.)
Psalm 95
Summer Potpourri Being Thankful in Your Joy
You are alive today, you have survived, because God wanted you to survive. And He made it happen. So, how do you react to this knowledge? Salvation is like that.

Scripture reading: Psalm 66:1-12
July 24th, 2011
The Shopping Mall Christian
(43:20 min.)
Ezra 3-6
Summer Potpourri Depth of Involvement
A shopping mall Christian is someone who goes from church to church looking for the best deals they can get, they browse a lot but don't really "buy into" anything. They do not get involved with the local church.

Scripture reading: Bill B - Psalm 117
July 17th, 2011
There Is None Like You
(47:44 min.)
2 Samuel 7:18-29
Summer Potpourri There Is a Joy in Knowing the Lord
Where does God fit into your life? In other words, do you go to God only during the extremes of your life? Or, do you run to Him with everything that you are?

Scripture reading: Don M - Exodus 3:10-14
July 3rd, 2011
The Word of Truth
(37:50 min.)
Colossians 1:1-14
Summer Potpourri We Need to Own
What God Has Called Us Into

If God has called you into faith then you need to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. If God has called you into faith then your life will bear fruit. If God has called you into faith then your knowledge of God's Word will increase. And if God has called you into faith then you will see an increase of steadfastness and patience.

Scripture reading: Acts 26:12-18
June 26th, 2011
He Acted Shrewdly
(33:02 min.)
Luke 16:1-13
Summer Potpourri How Do You Manage Your Faith?
So let me ask, Just how are you faithful in your life? Have you taken God's wealth and somehow squandered it all away? Or have you taken His true wealth and nurtured it so that it will grow in your life?

Scripture reading: Matthew 13:24-33
June 19th, 2011
Senseless Chatter
(32:13 min.)
2 Timothy 2:14-19
Summer Potpourri Consequences of False Doctrine
(such as preterism)

The church is continually bombarded with these pervasive teachings from all parts of our culture. And many of them attempt to lure us into some sort of false doctrine.

Scripture reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-4
June 12th, 2011
Ambassadors for Christ
(30:35 min.)
2 Corinthians 5
Summer Potpourri What are you going to do with the rest of your life?
Our faith is not a blind kind of faith, not knowing what's going to happen in the future. Instead, our faith is based upon the promises of God.

Scripture reading: John 3:31-36
May 15th, 2011
In the Good Soil
(39:14 min.)
Luke 8:15
Summer Potpourri Bearing Fruit
It's funny, life can be like that, we can get so busy that our faith suffers and we don't bear fruit. But Jesus tells us that this shouldn't be so.

Scripture reading: Damon L - Matthew 7:15-20
Ann T - Luke 8:11-15
May 8th, 2011
And His Mother's Name
(32:19 min.)
1 Kings 14:21
Mother's Day Honor Your Parents
Most guys look at Mother's Day and kind of groan inwardly, because deep down inside they think that the day was invented by women and florists to coerce them into buying the womenfolk flowers.

Scripture reading: Dan B - Mark 10:17-31
April 24th, 2011
The Empty Tomb
(28:48 min.)
John 20:1-10

Cross Across Tacoma
Easter The Message of the Tomb
As we shouldered that twelve foot cross across Tacoma, as we're talking to people, we're delivering the message that Jesus Christ died on the cross to take away our sins. But the message doesn't stop with the cross, it has to continue on to the empty tomb.
April 17th, 2011
Even the Stones!
(35:29 min.)
Luke 19:36-40

Prophesy of the Coming Messiah
Lent / Easter God Will Be Glorified!
Think of the power of the gospel when the mere mention of Christmas, or the mere mention of Easter, has an entire segment of the population (those who intentionally reject God) running scared. And so they try to suppress the gospel message.

Scripture reading: Joshua 22:26-29
April 10th, 2011
Render Unto Caesar
(32:08 min.)
Luke 20:20-26 Lent / Easter The Dividing Line
What God wants is you, all of you, and not just the parts that happen to be here in church this Sunday morning. And so the challenge is just figuring out where the dividing line is and giving back to God that which we owe Him.

Scripture reading: Mark 3:1-6
April 3rd, 2011
The Two Sons
(26:16 min.)
Matthew 21:28-32 Lent / Easter Jesus' Authority in Our Lives
Jesus is who He says He is, He will do what He says He will do, and we have to recognize that authority and respond to it. Our challenge is to pick up our cross daily, to say, "I will", and then go out and do it.

Scripture reading: Luke 7:23-30
March 27th, 2011
By What Authority?
(38:02 min.)
Luke 20:1-8 Lent / Easter The Authority Question
The "authority question" has to apply in our lives today because we need to believe in His authority to do what He says He will do, and to be who He says He is. Our biggest problem lies around this area of authority/permission.

Scripture reading: Job 38:3-11
March 20th, 2011
Zeal for Your House
(36:01 min.)
John 2:13-17 Lent / Easter Zeal of God
That word zeal; it means jealosy, it means anger, it means passion. And it is no mistake that God's jealosy is manifest in this manner.

Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 16:1-6
March 6th, 2011
The Cost of Unforgiveness
(38:42 min.)
Matthew 18:21-35 Reconciliation and Healing It Feels Good to Feel Bad
If you are looking to be rid of the pain in your life, if you want to dump that baggage, let's face it, if you just want to feel normal for a change, then you need to let Jesus take charge and begin the process of healing.

Scripture reading: Gene J - Matthew 18:15-20
February 27th, 2011
By His Wounds
(23:42 min.)
1 Peter 2:24 Reconciliation and Healing Reconciliation and Healing
If your dad abused you when you were a child, you may be reconciled with him but still carry forward all this baggage from the abuse for the rest of your life. Others may not notice, but God cares about what you carry forward in your heart.

Scripture reading: Psalm 25:15-22
February 20th, 2011
Helps Our Weakness
(37:52 min.)
Romans 8:26-27 Reconciliation and Healing Faith and Trust
But when life has us stumped, when our prayer life is stalled, when we can go no farther because we are too weak, when the problem keeps coming back and coming back at us with no relief in sight . . the Holy Spirit is already out there praying for us.

Scripture reading: Don M - 2 Corinthians 12:3-9
February 13th, 2011
Peace Through the Cross
(36:32 min.)
Colossians 1:19-23 Reconciliation and Healing Reconciliation Through Jesus Alone
It's hard not to fight back. It's hard not to blame the other church when they have done things in your life. It is hard not to keep the bitterness and bring it forward to the next church you attend. But there is a better way.

Scripture reading: Susan M - Colossians 2:1-7
February 6th, 2011
Put on the New Self
(33:24 min.)
Ephesians 4:17-24 Holiness New Creation as a Process
Let me explain it this way; if you completely became a new creation when you first professed faith in Jesus Christ, then why on Earth would Paul need to bring up this issue time and again in his writings?

Scripture reading: Albert L - 2 Corinthians 5:11-19
January 30th, 2011
Exalted Above the Heavens
(31:39 min.)
Hebrews 7:26 Holiness Jesus in Control of Your Life
Have you ever been in a situation in which you find yourself deep in sin . . and someone comes to you and begs that you pray for them . . pleads with you to give them godly counsel? And you don't even feel that you can talk to God let alone go to bat for someone else? Been there? Done that?

Scripture reading: Doris B - 1 Peter 1:13-19
January 23rd, 2011
On Holy Ground
(41:20 min.)
Exodus 3:5 Holiness Reverence and Awe
Our challenge is to keep Him metaphorically at arms' length, and to worship God for who He truly is.

Scripture reading: Numbers 16:1-35
January 16th, 2011
Look to the Holy One
(38:29 min.)
Isaiah 31:1-2 Holiness Look for Ways to Trust in Him
What is it about people, when they confront a problem, that they want to fix it themselves? Can you think of a situation in your own life in which you turned away from God and trusted in your own abilities?

Scripture reading: Amos 5:4-8
January 2nd, 2011
Watch the Flock
(29:59 min.)
Acts 20:26-32 A Community of Believers For the Leadership
And it is God's word that we hang upon to give sense to our lives, it is His word that we need to bring the message of salvation to a lost and lonely world, it is God's word that builds up the church.

Scripture reading: Nicole B - 2 Timothy 4:1-8

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