October 3, 2022

Speaking of Life 4046 | Good Gift

Our loving Father is generous, and the goodness we experience is a gift from his hand. Although it is always a joy to receive material gifts, let us always be reminded that the greatest gift God gives us, through his son Jesus, is himself.
September 26, 2022

Speaking of Life 4045 | Our Inadequacy

We can easily feel down or discouraged when we try our best to plan something and it doesn’t go the way we wanted it to or not a lot of people have shown interest. Timothy had a similar feeling when he thought he was too young to work with the mature elders of the church. Paul encourages Timothy that through the Spirit we are empowered to minister with Christ. God is not looking for perfection but for our participation. In Christ, we already have every good and perfect thing we need.
September 25, 2022

The Devil Made Me Do It

Text: Luke 17:1-2
Pastor Lee Berger
"The Devil Made Me Do It" was a popular comedy response to sin a few decades ago--but there is some truth to that statement. Who does bear the responsibility for sin? Can we push it all off on the devil?
September 19, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4044 │ The Investment of Contentment

Giving into desires fore can fuel an appetite for greed, that will never be satisfied. In Christ, we receive every blessing we need for a life of contentment.
September 18, 2022

The Meaning of the Temple Veil

Text: Luke 23:44-46
Pastor Gary Schwitz
Have you ever wondered about the meaning of the temple veil---in the Old Testament, at the time of Jesus' death, and what it means to us today? This sermon will help explain this important aspect of God's Plan for all mankind.
September 12, 2022

Speaking of Life 4043 | The Myth of Isolation

From social issues to personal problems to natural calamities, there’s not a day that we don’t hear bad news. We ask, where is God when the worst could happen? In a broken world, remain in the truth that you are never alone. Jesus knows who you are and he fully knows what you are going through. He is always here with us, surrounding us with love and light even when everything else seems broken and dark.
September 11, 2022

The Righteous Wrath of God

Text: Romans 5:8-10
Pastor Lee Berger
You can't deny that there is a lot of Scripture that tells about the wrath of God. We know God describes Himself as LOVE, so how does all this wrath fit into the idea of a loving, caring, righteous God?
September 5, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4042 │ Loving Us Out of Lostness

If you like doing jigsaw puzzles, there is no greater satisfaction than putting in the one last piece that completes the puzzle. But what happens when that last piece is lost? A similar story in the book of Luke talks about a woman who lost her coin and looked insistently until she found it. Just like the woman, God will continue to seek us until we are found and back in his everlasting arms.
September 4, 2022

Joy, Light, Sin and Confession

Text: 1 John 1:4-2:2
Pastor Gary Schwitz
There is lots of good, biblical, Jesus-focused teaching in this message. God's promises of grace are amazing, and His love for us never falters.
August 29, 2022

Speaking of Life 4041 | Refresh the Hearts of the Saints

“Forgive and forget”, is a lot easier said than done. In Jesus, we have a reconciler who carries us through the process of restoring relationships.
August 28, 2022

If My People

Text: 2 Chronicles 7:11-14
Pastor Lee Berger
This whole world seems to be caught up in lots of confusing, crazy and harmful beliefs and actions, with millions of lives affected negatively every day. We need a "healing" of our land--our society, our minds. Where does God expect that healing to begin?
August 22, 2022

Speaking of Life Script 4040 | Living Your Best Life

“Don’t settle for less!” A phrase that we usually hear when we try to aim for the best. But the question is, are we settling for what we think is best for us? Or do we entirely trust the One who has created everything in existence? Jeremiah tells us that Christ is the fountain of living water. The water from which all blessings flow. The water that quenches every thirst. If you ever think that you’re not living the best of life, know that in Christ we have every spiritual blessing. 
August 21, 2022

The Work of Mercy

Text: Luke 13:10-17
Pastor Lee Berger
In the sermon, we look at the story of Jesus healing a woman on the Sabbath--a woman bowed by demonic bondage. The religious leader was offended by this act of mercy, calling it "work" that should not be done on the Sabbath. Where is the heart of God in all this?
August 15, 2022

Speaking of Life 4039 | Remembering God’s Goodness

We’ve all had the experience of forgetting something important at home. Everything can get chaotic when we’re preoccupied thinking about the pile of tasks and deadlines that we still have and want to do. King David reminds us that if we ever feel buried in problems we have an awesome God who will carry us out of that pit and restore us with his everlasting love and compassion.
August 14, 2022

Mission of Reconnection

Text: Acts 2:42-47
Pastor Lee Berger
Having recently returned from our first Mexico mission trip in 2 1/2 years (due to Covid restraints), this sermon highlights photos and stories of our "mission of reconnection" with our Crossing Borders mission team. It was a very fulfilling time, and there are lessons here for our everyday lives.
August 8, 2022

Speaking of Life Script 4038 | Wrong-Way Drivers

Have you ever experienced where you were the only one headed in the opposite direction where everyone else was going to? Our journey could be like that sometimes when we are confused, lost, or afraid. Because we have Jesus, we don’t have to worry about tomorrow and completely trust him where he leads us next.
August 7, 2022

Deja YOU

Text: Acts 9:36-43
Pastor Jeff Broadnax
In this sermon, you'll gain some good insights into the ministry of the apostle Peter, and how we see God's triune nature reflected in the events of Acts 9. What does that mean to you?
August 1, 2022

Speaking of Life 4037 | Invisible Reality

If you’ve never seen a tree, it would be very difficult to comprehend what it is even if it was described to you. Similar to this illustration, Jesus reveals to us who the Father, Son, and Spirit truly is. Even when we cannot fully grasp what is happening in our reality, let us continue to live with faith in Christ and experience his full glory.
July 31, 2022

Praying to Papa

Text: Luke 11:1-13
Lance McKinnon
Many people struggle with some aspects of prayer, not sure if they are "doing it right" to get God's attention and answers. But Jesus removes a lot of the uncertainty when He gives clear instruction and encouragement about prayer.
July 24, 2022

What Is the Mystery of Faith?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Pastor Gary Schwitz
Sometimes we can get distracted by the rabbit trails of "religion" and lose our focus. The Apostle Paul helps us center again in the critical focus of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
July 17, 2022

The Greatest Story Ever Told: The Waiting Father

Text: Luke 15:11-32
Pastor Gary Schwitz
Jesus' story of the Prodigal Son never grows old in its recounting. It seems there are always new lessons to be learned and fresh encouragement to be appreciated.
July 10, 2022

It's Easy to Judge

Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-12
Pastor Lee Berger
Oh, how easy it is to judge other people, to make snap judgments based on a quick glance or a few seconds of observation. Our human tendency is to "judge down" and condemn. But as Christians, we can do better than that. Here are some biblical examples and helpful guidance to look on the more positive side of every situation.