2016 Sermons

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Date Sermon Title Scripture Sermon Series Comments
December 25th, 2016
The Days Were Completed
(27:30 min.)
Luke 2
Advent Birth Narrative
With the birth of the Messiah there were an incredible number of 'moving pieces' that all had to come together at once.

(sermon starts: 8:00)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Luke 2:25-35
Ali Q - Luke 2:1-24
December 18th, 2016
King of the Jews
(22:40 min.)
Matthew 2:2
Advent Birth Narrative
The birth of our Savior marks God again communicating with His chosen people after a 450 year respite.

(sermon starts: 7:40)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Luke 2:15-20
December 11th, 2016
Call His Name
(23:37 min.)
Isaiah 7:14
Advent God Will Make a Way!
God will protect His people even in the midst of unspeakable tribulation.

(sermon starts: 6:00)

Scripture reading: Ann T - Luke 2:8-14
December 4th, 2016
Walked in the Ways
(25:36 min.)
2 Chronicles 34:2
Advent God is Inerrant!
God uses whomever He chooses to accomplish His purposes, even when it takes centuries to fulfill!

(sermon starts: 5:50)

Scripture reading: Robin C - Luke 2:1-7
November 27th, 2016
Given Thanks
(28:10 min.)
Luke 22:17
Thanksgiving A State of Grace
Your thanksgiving is what you do. It is where you look. It is how you live your life. Your thanksgiving is a function of your state of grace.
(The Daniel reference on prayer is in Daniel 9:1-19)

(sermon starts: 8:00)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Revelation 14:12-20
November 13th, 2016
Naaman's Servant
(35:35 min.)
2 Kings 5
Spreading the Gospel Weaknesses
Pastor Joseph Karanja speaks with us this morning. -- God is not looking for preachers, teachers or evangelists to spread the gospel. God is looking for weaknesses.

(sermon starts: 5:30)

Scripture reading: Jim L - Revelation 14:1-5
October 30th, 2016
Be Thankful
(33:25 min.)
Colossians 3:15
Thanksgiving Intentional Faith
Thanksgiving is a state of mind. Thanksgiving is a state of grace.

(sermon starts: 8:00)

Scripture reading: Ali Q - Revelation 13:6-10
October 16th, 2016
Bowed in Worship
(31:05 min.)
Judges 7:15
Walk a Mile in My Shoes Everyone is called into service!
God chose Gideon not because of his strength but because of his shortcomings. This is a story about God's power and glory!

(sermon starts: 8:00)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Revelation 12:13-17
October 9th, 2016
Do Not Let Your Anger
(31:51 min.)
Judges 6:39
Walk a Mile in My Shoes Meekness into Strength
This is not a story about Gideon prevailing over Israel's enemies. Rather, this is a story about God prevailing against them and He happens to use Gideon as His tool.

(sermon starts: 7:05)

Scripture reading: Elaine F - Revelation 12:7-12
October 2nd, 2016
The Lord is Peace
(25:53 min.)
Judges 6:24
Walk a Mile in My Shoes Miracle as a Jumpstart
My question is just this; How much of a miracle do you need to begin to understand that God has called you into His service?

(sermon starts: 6:55)

Scripture reading: Tammy B - Revelation 12:1-6
July 10th, 2016
There Is No Law!
(29:44 min.)
Galatians 5:22
Spiritual Discipline Victorious Over Sin
If you take on sin on your own, you will lose. But if you give that sin to God and let Him fight your battle, you will win!

(sermon starts: 7:50)

Scripture reading: Revelation 6:1-8
July 3rd, 2016
Come, Follow Me
(24:57 min.)
Luke 18:22
Spiritual Discipline Died to Sin
When you take up that cross and bear it daily this is not a cause for bragging! No! It means that you died!

June 26th, 2016
Filled With The Holy Spirit
(27:53 min.)
Acts 2:1-8
Spiritual Discipline Understanding God
Not only do we need to know who God is, but we also need to understand His intent for our lives!

(sermon starts: 5:00)

Scripture reading: Tresa L - James 5:12-16
June 19th, 2016
Burning with Fire
(30:56 min.)
Exodus 3:2
Spiritual Discipline God's Expectations
God gives us enough information quickly enough that we survive the encounter, we will be saved.

(sermon starts: 5:45)

Scripture reading: Revelation 4:2-11
June 12th, 2016
None of You Suffers
(26:45 min.)
1 Peter 4:15
Strength through Jesus Christ Not Prosperity Gospel
Peter warns his congregation that the fiery ordeal ahead of them will be like nothing they ever experienced!

(sermon starts: 8:08)

Scripture reading: Ann T -- Revelation 3:14-22
June 5th, 2016
Your Good Behavior
(25:57 min.)
1 Peter 3:16
Strength through Jesus Christ Above Reproach!
Don't give your enemies cause to retaliate against you! Let their actions prove your righteousness!

(sermon starts: 5:00)

Scripture reading: Paul K -- Revelation 3:7-13
May 29th, 2016
Imperishable and Undefiled
(32:35 min.)
1 Peter 1:4
Strength through Jesus Christ Eternal Security
Our hope, our faith, our very lives are energized by God's power. All else will fail!

(sermon starts: 5:25)

Scripture reading: Joseph K -- Revelation 3:1-6
May 22nd, 2016
I Do Not Know!
(28:50 min.)
Matthew 26:74
Strength through Jesus Christ Peter's Denial
Sometimes the sin in our lives is like that old friend. You know the one, where you always get into trouble everytime you are together! And that old friend never knows what the big deal is when you do get in trouble!

(sermon starts: 9:55)

Scripture reading: Revelation 2:18-29
May 15th, 2016
Power is Perfected
(28:16 min.)
2 Corinthians 12:2-21
Strength through Jesus Christ Personal Weakness
Our strength is not gauged by the metric of personal achievement but rather by our faith in Jesus Christ.

(sermon starts: 7:55)

Scripture reading: Paul K -- Revelation 2:12-17
May 8th, 2016
Thirty Nine Lashes
(32:23 min.)
2 Corinthians 11:24
Strength through Jesus Christ True Strength in Jesus
We have to be jealous of our faith in God, guard it carefully, protect it from harm.

(sermon starts: 8:55)

Scripture reading: Ann T -- Revelation 2:8-11
May 1st, 2016
Three Times
(29:12 min.)
2 Corinthians 12:8
Strength through Jesus Christ Superheroes of the Faith!
We don't all have to be superheroes of the faith, we can be everyday men and women who follow Jesus and no one else!.

(sermon starts: 8:25)

Scripture reading: Jim L -- Revelation 2:1-7
April 24th, 2016
On the Alert
(30:34 min.)
Luke 21:36
Strength through Jesus Christ You Hurt My Feelings!
Strength in the Lord comes from a clear understanding of your own reality in Christ, not from the fantasy reality of a culture gone out of control.

(sermon starts: 7:15)

Scripture reading: Philippians 4:1-8
March 27th, 2016
A Bad Report
(29:59 min.)
Genesis 37:2
Personal Integrity Faith Before God
Integrity is who you are before God.

(sermon starts: 7:40)

Scripture reading: Matthew 28:1-10
March 20th, 2016
As Their Helper
(28:37 min.)
Acts 13
Personal Integrity What You Say vs. What You Do
Integrity is what you do even when you're behind in your work, even when you're tired, even when you think no one is looking.
March 13th, 2016
Birth, Death and Taxes
(31:17 min.)
Romans 13
Civic Duty A Plea to Get Involved
Did you know that Christians, as a demographic, tend to be one of the lesser voting bloks in this country? Do you realize this can be construed as a sin against God?
February 28th, 2016
Not Relied on God
(29:17 min.)
2 Chronicles 16
Intentional Faith Faith for the Long Haul
"I've been a good person all my life, I can afford to do this." This to justify moving in together in order to maximize state benefits. Or his wife, and moral compass, is no longer with him and the widower takes to excessive drinking. The rationale being that she/he have done so much good in their lives that they are exempt with this little bit of bad. But God doesn't work that way.
February 21st, 2016
Took Courage
(29:23 min.)
2 Chronicles 15
Intentional Faith Biggie Sized Faith
White hot faith in Jesus Christ tends to drive out everything else. Did you know that? White hot faith leads to revival. It leads to commitment. To changed lives. And all of this? It's a function of intentional faith.

(sermon starts: 7:45)

Scripture reading: Elaine F -- Ephesians 6:10-17
February 14th, 2016
Good and Right
(31:35 min.)
2 Chronicles 14
Intentional Faith Just Do It
There are times in yoour faith journey when God wants you to stop talking about your faith and do something about it!

(sermon starts: 06:15)

Scripture reading: Acts 6:8-15
February 7th, 2016
Could Not Stand
(27:48 min.)
2 Chronicles 5:7-14
Holiness Personal Consequences
God's holiness has consequences in our lives. Not only does it define our relationship with Him, but it defines who we are. Not only does it circumscribe sin, but it illumines our pathways.

(sermon starts: 04:20)

Scripture reading: Tresa L -- Isaiah 65:1-7
January 31st, 2016
Created in Holiness
(26:04 min.)
Ephesians 4:17-24
Holiness Who We Are In Holiness
God's holiness demands we act in certain ways. It shapes who we are and guides our pathways. God's holiness defines our relationship with Jesus Christ.

(sermon starts: 06:35)

Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 7:1-4
January 24th, 2016
Zeal for Your House
(29:13 min.)
John 2:13-22
Holiness Revere God's Holiness!
God's holiness is inviolate. It can never be changed! And His holiness affects every part of our lives, even the little details.

(sermon starts: 04:55)

Scripture reading: Bill B -- Matthew 21:14-16
January 17th, 2016
Is God Unjust?
(27:23 min.)
Romans 9:14
Holiness God is Compassionate!
God's compassion is not an automatic 'get out of jail free' card, but rather His compassion is a reflection of who He is!

(sermon starts: 04:30)

Scripture reading: Exodus 33:18-23
January 10th, 2016
The Ark of God
(28:18 min.)
2 Samuel 6:1-15
Holiness God is Holy!
If Mary and Joseph had conducted their lives like we do today, Jesus would have had a different mom!

(sermon starts: 03:05)

Scripture reading: Numbers 10:33-36
January 3rd, 2016
Befits Your House
(23:18 min.)
Psalm 93
Holiness Who God Really Is!
When we finally come to terms with God's holiness, it knocks us back on our heels. At the same time, the world is terrified of His holiness!

(sermon starts: 09:10)

Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 3:6-17

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