September 18, 2023

Speaking of Life 5044 | God’s Generosity

In the parable of the landowner and the laborers, Jesus reveals the generous and all-encompassing nature of God. The story challenges the concept of human fairness and highlights God’s boundless love for all his servants, emphasizing that his grace and love are offered equally to all, regardless of the amount of work done.
September 17, 2023

Another Signpost of Peace

Text: Matthew 18:21-22
Pastor Gary Schwitz
One key aspect of having the peace of God living in us is to practice forgiveness. But to forgive may be the hardest task for a person to do. Here are three keys that help us "let go and let God."
September 11, 2023

Speaking of Life 5043│Too Good to Be True

This story of the merciful king and the unforgiving slave, shared by Jesus, illustrates the nature of God’s forgiveness. It shows that despite our human doubts and fears, we can trust in the reality of God’s grace and love, which Jesus came to reveal to humanity. This revelation empowers us to extend forgiveness and love to others, just as we have received it from God, without doubting that such goodness is too good to be true.
September 10, 2023

The Three C's of Peace

Text: John 14:23-27
Pastor Lee Berger
Besides being connected in Spirit with Jesus Christ, what are some actions we can take to help bring about a true sense of inner Peace in our lives? Here are "Three C's to Peace."
September 4, 2023

Speaking of Life 5042 | Jesus Heals Relationships

When our world feels divided, it’s good news that Jesus can help us in our relationships, especially when we argue or hold grudges. He can be with us when we try to make peace with someone who hurt us, and with God’s help, we can see others as Jesus does, treat them kindly, and heal our broken relationships.
September 3, 2023

1 John - Part 5

Pastor Gary Schwitz
"Who is Jesus Christ?" This question was a major focus of disagreement in the early Church, and it is still the key question every Christian needs to ask and answer in their own life. Don't be misled; don't be ignorant. Know Jesus!
August 28, 2023

Speaking of Life 5041│Christ, Conqueror of My Soul

The passage from Ernest Henley’s poem “Invictus,” contrasts the idea of being in control of our fate with the importance of surrendering to Christ as the true conqueror of our souls. Following Jesus, letting go of our self-will, and trusting in His greater purpose for humanity leads to true life.
August 27, 2023

I Should Have Listened

Text: Proverbs, first chapter
Pastor Lee Berger
From a series titled: "Ask the Right Question," we consider the question from the Pharisees to Jesus: "Where is your father." Meant as a trap, Jesus turns the tables and highlights the ignorance of His accusers.
August 21, 2023

Speaking of Life 5040 | Personal Salvation

Jesus shows us what it means to be a whole person, restored for relationships, and living in harmony with God’s intention for his beloved children.
August 20, 2023

1 John - Part Four

Pastor Gary Schwitz
Fourth in a sermon series by Pastor Gary on the book of First John. Focusing on various world views on sin and salvation. [Sorry, the sound recording is not very good. Will need to turn up your volume].
August 14, 2023

Speaking of Life 5039 │ God Redeems our Misfortunes

Just as James Clear’s tragic accident led him on a path of growth and resilience, Joseph’s trials and hardships eventually placed him for greatness and allowed him to be a blessing to many. In both stories, God is present. We are reminded that even during our difficulties, we can trust that God is working for our good and that he can bring beauty out of our pain.
August 13, 2023

1 John - Part Three

Text: 1 John 2
Pastor Gary Schwitz
In 1 John, we are reminded of the two great commandments given by Jesus. And the point is strongly made: If we say we love God, we must also love our fellow man. We cannot love God without loving His children--all His children.
August 7, 2023

Speaking of Life 5038 | Remembering Salvation

When we forget God’s presence and what he has done for us, we experience fear and anxiety. Through constant reminders from the Bible and our Christian community, we can find peace and joy in remembering that Christ is always with us even in our darkest days.
August 6, 2023

I Should Have Listened

Text: Proverbs 1
Pastor Lee Berger
Dear friends, the attached sermon is one I have been wanting to give for awhile.  It recounts stories of my childhood (told in humorous fashion), and you may learn some new things about me if you watch this sermon.  But there is a serious side to the message as well:  Seeking out and listening to good advice, whether we are young or of senior years.  Proverbs calls it "Wisdom."
July 31, 2023

Speaking of Life 5037 │ Prevailing with God

Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32 shows how God humbly engages with us, allowing us to boldly wrestle and be transformed. By surrendering ourselves to be molded and transformed by God’s unwavering love, we fulfill the intimacy desired by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
July 30, 2023

Few, but Mighty In God

Text: Judges 7
Pastor Lee Berger
God can do a LOT with only a FEW. The biblical story of Gideon reminds that if God calls and empowers--and if we listen and surrender to Him--He will provide the victory. Not just in national battles and on foreign mission trips, but also in our everyday circumstances.
July 24, 2023

Speaking of Life 5036 | Stubbornness

Just as we can demonstrate stubbornness in our unwavering love for our family or friends, God’s faithfulness and love towards us are characterized by an unyielding commitment that nothing can separate us from His love. In Romans, we are assured that nothing in all creation can hinder or break the relationship of God’s love for us in Christ Jesus, giving us hope, courage, and the assurance of His unwavering affection.
July 23, 2023

1 John; Part Two

Text: 1 John, second chapter
Pastor Gary Schwitz
Picking up in 1 John chapter 2, we consider the meanings of the Love and Light, and how those terms tell us much about Jesus.
July 17, 2023

Speaking of Life 5035 | He is Already Here

In our mission to engage with the world, we must remember that we don’t “take” Jesus to places. Rather, we join Him where He already is. Just as God was present in Jacob’s ordinary place, Jesus is already at work in our neighborhoods. Knowing all this, we can confidently love our neighbors and bear witness to the greatness of our Lord, knowing that He is with us wherever we go.
July 16, 2023

Jesus: I Said What I Said

Text: Matthew 5: 21-37
Pastor Jeff Broadnax
The Sermon on the Mount shows the different emphasis of teaching as contrasted to the Old Testament. Jesus did not emphasize the "rules" but rather the "relationship" between us and God. If we have a proper relationship, keeping the rules will follow naturally.
July 9, 2023

The Final Sin Offering

Text: Leviticus 4:27-31 and Hebrews 7 & 9
Pastor Lee Berger
In the Old Testament, forgiveness of sins was handled by an elaborate "sin offering" ceremony conducted by the temple priests. It required an animal sacrifice, and included a bloody ritual. Then Jesus came and the Old Testament rituals gave way to the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus' body and blood, which we remember in the Communion/Lord's Supper/Eucharist. ** This recording includes our quarterly Communion service at the end of the video. If you wish to take Communion along with the video, just have some bread/cracker and some wine/juice handy.
July 2, 2023

All In!

Text: Luke 14:25-35
Ted Johnston
When our faith falters--which it will--where do we go to find an enduring faith? Jesus knows the heart of the Father perfectly, so Jesus' faith is what we need.
June 25, 2023

When Faith Falters

Text: John 13:33-38
Pastor Lee Berger
When our faith falters--which it will--where do we go to find an enduring faith. Jesus knows the heart of the Father perfectly, so Jesus' faith is what we need.