Sermons from May 2016

Acts 1:1-11

Pastor Steve opens up our new study “Discovering the Holy Spirit in Acts”, and takes us through an introduction and the first eleven verses of chapter one. Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to the disciples and then ascends into Heaven, ushering in what we know as the early church age.

Mark 16:9-20

We have finally reached the end of our study through the gospel of Mark! Pastor Steve took a few detours in this last section of Mark 16 to cover important topics like textual criticism (as verses 9-20 are not in all of the earliest manuscripts) and baptismal regeneration (which cannot be taught from these verses),…

Hebrews 3:7-19; 4:1-16

Dave Vollmer, one of our assistant pastors, gave a challenging message from Hebrews chapters 3 and 4 about being careful not to harden our hearts. Rather we can approach God with boldness because of our position in Christ. He admonished us to cherish the Word as a treasured letter from our Father.

Mark 15:42-47; 16:1-8

We move from the finality of the end of chapter 15–where Joseph of Arimathea, a wealthy member of the Sanhedrin, asks for Jesus’s body as a final way to honor Him (as he was a secret disciple)–into chapter 16, the amazement of that Sunday morning with the stone rolled away and an empty tomb. It…

Mark 15:21-41

Continuing in Mark chapter 15, we finally have the end of the trials and Jesus is handed over to be crucified. Unable to carry his cross, Simon of Cyrene is conscripted to do so from the crowd as they make their way to Golgotha–the place of the skull. Pastor Steve details the prophetic events unfolded…