Archive of Past Services

Use Your Gifts (11/13/11)

Passage: Matthew 25:14-30

Preacher: Pastor Walt

This is that classic biblical story about the talents, which communicates a clear lesson that we are to use what God give us to the glory of God. “What’s God given you and how are you using it?” will be the questions of the day! … read more

What You Do With the Dash (11/06/11)

Passage: John 3:1-3

Preacher: Pastor Walt

We will speak about the loving care of our God, who reaches out and sustains us in time of grief, sorrow, uncertainties, and difficulties with tender mercies that reach to life eternal. … read more

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bath Water (10/30/11)

Passage: Matthew 23:1-12

Preacher: Pastor Walt

The reforming spirit has been important in our denomination’s past and continues to be important as we seek to keep our faith and church relevant to the challenges of our times. As we do this, we need to mindful of the deeper truths and keep them secure. … read more

Discipleship: Life in the Deep (10/23/11)

Passage: Galatians 2:19-20

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

The person has surrendered his life fully to God, given over all aspects of himself to the Lord, and seeks only to be obedient to God’s will. Sounds like sainthood, the endgame of Wesley’s going onto perfection – nevertheless a worthy directional goals for our humble and all-too-frail efforts at discipleship. … read more

Discipleship: Life Beyond the Breakers (10/16/11)

Passage: Matthew 14:22-23

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

In Stage 5, the believer has built a deep trust in God and God’s ways, and more readily steps out into ministry, trying to discern and live out God’s purposes for him. It’s like the person who power-strokes out of the more protected breakers area into the deep water beyond. More so and more so, he is giving his life over to God, confronting his fears, trusting God, and serving, and so more fully experiencing the exhilaration of deep belief, inner peace, and purposefulness. … read more

Discipleship: Life When Your Feet Come Off the Bottom (10/09/11)

Passage: John 3:1-6

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

The step has been taken to go deeper now, feet are up and off the bottom for Stage 4. The believer is a bit more seasoned now and has become restless. Wanting more than comfortable patterns, he steps out of his comfort zones, and starts to wonder more what God wants for him. He experiments with different ministry opportunities and the Spirit’s lead. … read more

Discipleship Life in the Water (10/02/11)

Passage: Luke 5:1-11

Preacher: Pastor Walt

Series: Discipleship Sermon Series

Stage 3 of the discipleship journey is the new or rededicated believer. He has committed to the church and is looking for ways to connect with people and spiritually grow. He has gotten into the water, but his feet are still securely on the ground. At this stage, the person is pretty much self-focused in his faith journey, mostly looking to have his own religious needs met. … read more

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