May 16, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4026 | Don’t Settle for Less

Have you ever settled for less in your relationships? Healthy relationships are not easy to maintain and require intentional hard work. David reminds us in the Psalms that our loving Father is inviting us into a relationship with him. Even when we’re tired and ready to give up, he continues to pursue us with love and compassion.
May 9, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4025 | No One Special, Just Chosen

Differences often become excuses for us to exclude and separate. We even do this unconsciously, based on someone’s appearance, language, or outfit. This Easter season, let us be reminded that Jesus invites us into his kingdom, no matter our differences. He came to restore all of humanity with his love and peace!
May 2, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4024 | Not Wanting the Shepherd

Correctly interpreting scripture can be challenging. Yet, like a shepherd, Jesus’ voice guides us when we read the word of God. Even when the world says differently, may we find peace knowing that he is the Good Shepherd who will bring us into the light.
April 25, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4023 | A Different Sort of Power

There is no shortage of examples, today and in history, of individuals using their influence and power to control and harm others. But Jesus’ power is different. Jesus displayed his power by laying down his life and overcoming evil with truth, love, and light. His name is above any other name!
April 24, 2022

40 Days About the Kingdom of God

Text: Acts 3:1-3
Pastor Gary Schwitz
"40 Days About the Kingdom of God" reminds us that when Jesus rose from the tomb, He kept right on teaching about the Kingdom until He was taken up at the Ascension--and then His followers followed with the same message back then and up till today.
April 18, 2022

Speaking of Life 4022 | The Great Disruptors

Jesus invites us to participate in his upside-down kingdom. He disrupts our broken systems, takes us out of our comfort zones, and ushers in peace while healing our broken world.
April 17, 2022

Because He Lives

Text: John 14:18-19, 27
Pastor Lee Berger
"Because He Lives" is a popular gospel song with lyrics that make us think: What difference does it make in our world, our communities, and our personal lives "Because He [Jesus] Lives"? The tomb is empty, and that is important!
April 15, 2022

The Passion of the Lord Jesus

Text: Luke 23:32-41
Pastor Gary Schwitz
Pastor Gary rehearses several aspects of the Passion of Jesus, including His suffering on the Cross--all for our salvation. Hallelujah!
April 11, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4021 | The Last Enemy

As we celebrate Resurrection Sunday, let us remember that Jesus’ resurrection is not only about hope for life after death. Because of the life that we have in Christ, we are united with him and invited to join him in healing the world.  He is risen and he is with us!
April 10, 2022

The Passion In Prophecy

Text: Luke 18:31-34
Pastor Lee Berger
On Palm Sunday at the beginning of Holy Week/Passion Week, we look at some of the Old Testament messianic prophecies and how they were distinctly and minutely fulfilled in the events in Jesus' life---and what that means to you and me.
April 4, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4020 | Going-away Party

When Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, people were celebrating because they thought he came to end the rule of the Romans. Hardly did they know that they were giving him a going-away party. A celebration that is worth praising til today! Jesus didn’t come to conquer an oppressive government. Jesus came to overcome death with light and love!
April 3, 2022

What Does God Want from Us?

Text: Micah 6:6-8
Pastor Gary Schwitz
What does God want from us? Our money, blind obedience, keeping all the biblical rules? At the core, He desires that we practice justice, mercy and humility---which are clear reflections of the heart of God for all mankind.
March 28, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4019 | A Path Through the Jackals

Have you ever felt like you were alone in a wasteland? Maybe during a break-up, financial crisis, or losing someone dear to you. Even in the wastelands, when all is hopeless, Jesus continues to meet us wherever to restore us and make us whole again.
March 27, 2022

Why Does Jesus Care?

Text: 1 John 4:8-10
Pastor Lee Berger
First, enjoy the (humorous) senior citizen's version of "Jesus Loves Me," Then the sermon asks (and answers in part): "Why Does Jesus Care?" He doesn't have to care, but He does. Why?
March 21, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4018 | Labels

Labels make the grocery experience so much better by giving us an idea of what’s inside a product. For us humans, it might be difficult for us to express to the world who we are inside. It’s easy to get labeled by people for how we look, say, or what we even wear. Society might fail to understand us but Jesus fully accepts and loves us for who we are beyond our flaws and mistakes.
March 20, 2022

The Heart of Confession

Text: 1 John 1:5-10
Pastor Lee Berger
During the season of Lent, we previously spoke about repentance, and this sermon discusses the concept of confession. What is it? Is it needed? For what? How does it tie in with repentance?
March 13, 2022

Remember!

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Pastors Lee Berger and Gary Schwitz
Today we have a short message about "Remember!" and we take the elements of the Lord's Supper to remind us of the completed work of Jesus for each person created in God's image.
March 7, 2022

Speaking Of Life 4016 | The Integrity of God’s Covenant

Have you ever broken a promise? Or maybe the other way around, has anyone broken their promises with you? It’s easy to lose our faith and trust in someone who will always be fallible. Just as God blessed Abraham, God’s promises of faithfulness, mercy, and love will always be available to us, in every circumstance.
March 6, 2022

The Heart of Repentance

Text: Psalm 51
Pastor Lee Berger
As the Lenten season begins, repentance and confession come to mind. Pastor Lee gets to the core of the matter by pointing us to the "Heart of Repentance."
February 27, 2022

The Message Is Clear

Text: Luke 6:27-38
Pastor Jeff Broadnax
During this Epiphany (enlightenment) season, God, in Jesus Christ, seeks to make Himself clear to all who have the desire to see. Whether old-timer Christian, brand-new believer, or inquisitive seeker of truth, Jesus gives us a clear view of all of God.
February 20, 2022

Lessons From the Unclean

Text: Acts 10
Pastor Lee Berger
The apostle Peter learned some spiritual lessons from a sheet-full of unclean animals--lessons that apply to you and me today.