Sermons from 2017

Wisdom – James 3:13-18

Wisdom may be the world’s greatest need and yet is probably the only thing one cannot order on Amazon! An Amazon search reveals that out of 184,000 results, the best we can do is a best-selling book by Oprah which details “life-changing” conversations with various “spiritual people”. Trust me, there is nothing meaningful these experts…

Christmas Eve 2017: Isaiah 9

This Christmas Eve, we will look at one of the most well-known passages regarding Jesus connected with Christmas. “For unto us a Child is born, and unto us a Son is given.” This familiar quote from the Old Testament prophet Isaiah is never quoted in the New Testament! Is that surprising? How do we know…

Romans 6:15-23

Have you ever felt like your life is out of control? Have you ever felt the frustration of doing something even though you really don’t want to do it? As we step into the second half of Romans chapter 6, Paul deals with control issues. You will no doubt determine to control yourself in the…

Romans 6:1-14

Leaving the courtroom, we are now entering the “power plant” at the beginning of Romans chapter six. Paul starts by answering a question that might immediately surface after we learn God’s grace overflows where sin abounds: well then, why not sin so that grace might “super-abound!?” But, the truth is that we are in a…

Romans 5:12-21

The second half of Romans chapter five could be summed up as “Two men in a one act play.” Paul uses the picture of “two Adams”; a first Adam, the Adam in the garden, bringing original sin into humanity, and then the “second Adam”–Jesus Christ–who provides a remedy for this sin. Listen in as Pastor…

Romans 5:1-11

Starting chapter five of Romans, Paul has laid out the “case for faith”–that we are justified by faith alone in Jesus Christ, and because of that, he now lays out the beautiful story of grace in this first section of chapter five. Listen in as Pastor Steve unpacks this powerful and important section of scripture!

Romans 4:12-25

As Pastor Steve closes out chapter four in our study through the letter to the Romans, we get a close-up of the story of Abraham. Specifically, the promise to Abraham in Genesis predates the law, the Jewish nation, and anything else the Jews would want to depend on for righteousness. God’s fulfillment of this promise…

Romans 4:1-12

Our youth pastor, Dave Blaha, continues our study in Romans this week. In this first section of chapter four, Paul lays out a powerful argument for salvation through faith alone using both the super-patriarch Abraham as well as King David. These arguments were necessary to help the Jews see that faith and righteousness were “accounted”…

Romans 3:21-31

The first three chapters of Romans have led us to this crescendo–there is no one righteous before God: not the religious person, not the atheist; no one! The reason Paul led us to that point is to reveal the beauty of the gospel: it is by faith in Jesus we are rescued from this divide…

Romans 3:1-20

As Paul completes the full circle of his argument that all have sinned, he starts Romans three by rhetorically answering questions he knew would come up from those who wanted to find flaws in the argument. However, he ends with a heavy charge: “they are all under sin,” using passages from the Old Testament to…