Weekly Sermons

We invite you to listen to the weekly sermons and be uplifted, challenged, and encouraged by the message.  

 

Advent Series: God in the Manger

An Act of Love - 12.10.17

The Who of Christmas - 12.3.17


Messages on the Reformation 

By Grace Alone - 11.19.17

By Faith Alone - 11.26.17 

 

Special Service Messages 

Washing: A Baptism Sermon - 10.8.17

Deacons - 8.6.17

God Bless America - 7.2.17

 

Daniel Sermon Series 

The Final Vision - 11.12.17

Participation in Christ - 11.5.17

Participate - 10.29.17

Our Beautiful Home - 10.22.17

Destiny - 10.15.17

Habits of a Faithful Exile - 10.1.17

Prayer and Identity - 9.24.17

Putting Down Pride - 9.17.17

His Kingdom Endures - 9.10.17

Image - 9.3.17

Humble Divine Influence - 8.27.17

Holiness as an Exile - 8.20.17

 

Luke Series - Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Daughters - 8.13.17

Consider Carefully How You Listen - 7.24.17

Dealing with Doubt - 7.9.17

The Compassion of Jesus: Part 1 - 6.25.17

Jesus' Renewed People: Part 3 - 6.18.17

Jesus' Renewed People: Part 2 - 6.11.17

Jesus' Renewed People: Part 1 - 6.4.17

Lord of the Sabbath - 5.28.17

Jesus' Table - 5.21.17

Jesus' Healing Reach - 5.14.17

Gone Fishing - 5.7.17

Words that Heal - 4.30.17

Good News for the Poor - 4.23.17

How Evil is Defeated - 1.22.17

Repentance - 1.15.17

Searching for Jesus - 1.8.17

Consolation - 1.1.17

The Message of Christmas - 12.25.16

Christmas and the Undoing of Adam - 12.18.16

Most Blessed Mary - 12.4.16

Ordinary Faithfulness - 11.27.16

 

​​Easter 2017 Message

Raised for Our Justification - 4.16.17

 

Lenten Series - Understanding Jesus' Death

The Last Adam and the Cross - 4.9.17

The Defeat of Hell and the Cross - 4.2.17

The Defeat of Satan and the Cross - 3.26.17

Sin, Substitution, Sacrifice, and the Cross - 3.19.17

The Justice of the Cross - 3.12.17

The Curse of the Cross - 3.5.17


Blueprints for Holiness Series

Killing Sin - 2.26.17

Holiness and the Spirit: Part 2 - 2.19.17

Holiness and the Spirit: Part 1 - 2.12.17

Holiness and Hope - 2.5.17 

 

Church Leadership According to the Bible

Toward Unity - 11.20.16

Toward Resurrection - 11.13.16

Gentle Shepherd - 11.6.16

The Courage of a Shepherd - 10.30.16

Shepherds Who Suffer - 10.23.16

Jesus Our Mediator - 10.16.16

Shepherd and Teaching, Part 2 - 10.9.16

Shepherds and Teaching, Part 1 - 10.2.16

Shepherd the Flock of God - 9.25.16

 

Sermon Series Through the Minor Prophets

Do This - 9.18.16

Malachi - 9.11.16

Haggai - 9.4.16

Obadiah - 8.28.16

Joel - 8.21.16

Habakkuk - 8.14.16

Micah, Part 4 - 8.7.16

Micah, Part 3 - 7.31.16

Micah, Part 2 - 7.24.16

Micah, Part 1 - 7.17.16

Hosea - 7.10.16

Amos - 7.3.16


The Gospel of God & the People of God - Romans Sermon Series

The Gospel Revisited - 6.26.16

A Local Church Like Jesus - 6.19.16
God's Kingdom, God's People, and Differences of Opinion - 6.12.16
Lord Over Our Conscience - 5.22.16
As In the Daytime - 5.15.16
Obligated to Love - 5.8.16
The Christian and the Powers That Be - 5.1.16
Holy Living in a Hostile World - 4.24.16
Hope and Patience - 4.10.16
Resurrection Zeal - 4.3.16
Loving as Kin - 3.13.16
Generous Assumptions - 3.6.16
The Body of Christ - 2.28.16
After You Believe - 2.21.16
Mercy - 2.14.16
Remembering the Goal of the Gospel - 2.7.16
Hearing, Believing, and Calling - 1.24.16
The Gospel and the Law - 1.17.16
Righteousness That Is By Faith - 1.10.16
Chosen to Be Priests - 11.15.15
Election in the New Testament - 11.8.15
Election in the Old Testament - 11.1.15
Election and the People of God - 10.25.15
God is For Us - 10.18.15
The God of All Comfort - 10.11.15
Things of the Spirit: Part 4 - 10.4.15
Things of the Spirit: Part 3 - 9.27.15
Things of the Spirit: Part 2 - 9.20.15
Things of the Spirit: Part 1 - 9.13.15
According to the Spirit - 9.6.15
Dying Under the Law - 8.30.15
The Gospel and Freedom from the Law - 8.23.15
The Gospel and Freedom to Serve Righteousness - 8.16.15
The Gospel and Freedom from Sin - 8.2.15
The Gospel and Union with Christ - 7.26.15
The Gospel and Adam - 7.19.15
The Gospel and Peace with God - 7.12.15
The Gospel and the Promise to Abraham Part 2 - 7.5.15
The Gospel and the Promise to Abraham - 6.28.15
Freedom from Performance Part 2 - 6.21.15
Freedom from Performance - 6.14.15
The Gospel and Interior Transformation - 5.24.15
The Gospel and Honoring God - 5.17.15
The Gospel and Feeling Superior - 5.3.15
The Gospel and God's Wrath - 4.26.15
The Gospel and God's Faithfulness - 4.19.15
The Reality - 4.12.15


Summer of Mission Series

The Local Church and Its City - 5.31.15


Conference with Guest Tim Catchim:

 


Guest John Nasett: Lessons from a Beggar - 8.9.15


Mark's Gospel Journey with Jesus Sermon Series

God in the Grave - 3.29.15
This Man Was the Son of God - 3.22.15
A Kingdom without Envy - 3.15.15
Jesus, the Silent Prophet - 3.8.15
The Cup - Part 4 - 3.1.15
The Cup - Part 3 - 2.22.15
The Cup - Part 2 - 2.15.15
The Cup - Part 1 - 2.8.15
All Will Fall Away - 1.25.15
The Jesus Meal - 1.18.15
A Beautiful Thing - 1.11.15
Watch! - 1.4.15
Priority - 11.23.14
Behold Resurrection - 11.17.14
Vineyard - 11.9.14
What Good Are We? - 11.2.14
Ransomed by the Servant - 10.26.14
Unattached - 10.19.14
Discipleship, Marriage, and Divorce - 10.12.14
Non-Partisan Saltiness - 10.5.14
Crucifying Ambition - 9.28.14
The Downside of the Mountain - 9.21.14
The Mountain for the Valley - 9.14.14
Seeing the Messiah's Way - 9.7.14


Summer 2014 Sermon Series -
What is the Church?

Part 11:  The Mission of God, Abraham, and the Church - 8.24.14
Part 10:  Why We Gather - 8.17.14
Part 9:  Persevere Together - 8.10.14  Part 1 and Part 2
Part 8:  God's Word and God's People Part 3 - 7.27.14
Part 7:  God's Word and God's People Part 2 - 7.20.14
Part 6: God's Word and God's People Part 1 - 7.13.14
Part 5: What on Earth is a Sacrament? - 7.6.14
Part 4: Holy Spirit Community - 6.29.14
Part 3: Image of the Trinity - 6.22.14
Part 2:  We Are a Kingdom Sign - 6.15.14
Part 1: God's Covenant People - 6.8.14


Mark's Gospel Journey with Jesus Sermon Series

Desperate - 6.1.14
Jesus and Our Traditions - 5.25.14
Too Busy to See Jesus - 5.18.14
Gathering the Scattered - 5.11.14
A Life that Raises Questions - 5.4.14
Inadequate - 4.27.14
The Unimpressive Christ - 4.6.14
The Horror of Sin and the Glory of Grace - 3.30.14
The Power of Jesus' Compassion - 3.23.14
Defeating Fear - 3.16.14
Crowds, Seed, Soil & Conversion - 3.9.14
Enemy - 2.23.14
Lord of the Sabbath - 2.16.14
Religion, Rules, and God's Kingdom - 2.9.14
Who Are We After - 2.2.2014
The Authority of Christ - 1.26.2014
Dwelling in the Kingdom - 1.19.2014
Preparation for a Journey - 1.12.2014


Palm Sunday & Easter Sermons

Resurrection Faith - Easter 2016 Message - 3.27.16
Reign of the Humble, Palm Sunday 2016 - 3.20.16

Walking in Resurrection Life - 4.20.14

God On a Donkey - 4.13.14


Advent and Christmas Sermons

Forgotten Characters of Christmas - 1.3.16
Grace Upon Grace - 12.27.15
The Downward Grace of Christmas - 12.20.15
Hearing the Word of Jesus from Malachi: Persevering in Grace - 12.13.15
Rumors of Peace from Isaiah - 12.6.15
The Hope of Jesus in Jeremiah - 11.29.15

The Way God Loves, Isaiah - 12.28.14
Homecoming, Isaiah - 12.21.14
Redemption and Joy, Isaiah - 12.14.14
God and Peace, Isaiah - 12.7.14
Sin and Hope, Isaiah - 11.30.14

They Named Him Jesus - 12.29.2013
Come Down - 12.22.2013

Joy Born in Bethlehem - Guest Keven Brownfield - 12.15.2013


Sermon Series from 2 Corinthians:  Generous

Generosity and the Local Church - 12.8.2013
Tithing: Beneath and Beyond - 12.1.2013
Joy, Sacrifice, and Generosity - 11.24.2013


Mission Month 2013 Sermons

The Good News of God's Reign - Pastor David Johnson - 10.27.2013
God's Heart for Justice - Dr. Fuder, Moody Theological Seminary - 10.20.13
Theology for Mission - Dr. Jeffrey Bingham, Wheaton College - 10.13.13
Make Disciples - Pastor Dwight Lehman, Crossworld - 10.6.13
Let the Earth Be Glad - Pastor David Johnson 9.29.13


Special Sermons & Guest Speakers

Turning Right Side Up - Dr. Jeffrey Bingham - 1.31.16
Defeating Fear in a World of Terror - 11.22.15
A Sermon for Mother's Day - 5.10.15 
Where is God When We're Suffering? - 3.11.14 (library event)

Stability in an Unstable World - 3.2.14
Remembering and Redemption - 8.4.13


James, A Living and Active Faith Series:

Finding Shade - 11.17.13
Be Patient - 11.10.13
You Are a Mist - 11.3.13
Idolatry of Slander - 9.22.13
Adultery with the World - 9.15.13
Wisdom and Peace - 9.8.13
Hope for Controlling the Tongue - 9.1.13
Heirs of the Kingdom - 8.25.13
Faith and Favoritism - 8.18.13
Hear - 7.28.13
Listen Much, Talk Little - 7.21.13
Persevering Under Trial - 7.14.13
Faith: When I Don't Get What I Want - 7.7.13


God's Prodigal Heart Series:

The Heart of Christianity According to Jesus - 6.30.13
Elder Brother: Part III - 6.23.13
Elder Brother: Part II - 6.16.13
Elder Brother: Part I - 6.9.13
Eat and Drink - 6.2.13
Wall or Path - 5.26.13
Freedom from Shame - 5.19.13
A Distant Country - 5.12.13


Previous 2013 Sermons:

The Christian and Trouble - 8.11.13
The Wages of Sin
The Practice of Suffering
Practicing Mercy
Wake Up to God's Word
Every Thought Captive
The Spirit of Resurrection
Down Goes the Dragon
Transformation: The Purpose of God's Word
Prayer and Union with Christ
Being with God Through Honesty
Time, Eternity, Sabbath
The Joy Filling Practice of Beholding Christ
The Practice of Celebration
Beholding Christ
Not For, But With
Not Under, But With

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