May 23, 2017
The Most Hopeless Easter Sermon Ever – and Why It Makes Us Glad
Series: Risen
Based on 1 Peter 3: 18-20a

We confess in the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus descended into Hell, but that becomes confusing to people as to what that really meant. The Apostle Peter reminds us that Jesus preached a pretty scathing sermon on Easter Sunday to the spirits in Hell’s prison. He wanted them to know that he was truly the Victor, while they had now lost forever. That sermon has always been a comfort to God’s people! It reminds us that Jesus really did win on Easter - for us!  He even conquered the Devil with His Easter resurrection. Nothing could ever separate us from Jesus’ love and forgiveness!
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  • May 23, 2017The Most Hopeless Easter Sermon Ever – and Why It Makes Us Glad
    May 23, 2017
    The Most Hopeless Easter Sermon Ever – and Why It Makes Us Glad
    Series: Risen
    Based on 1 Peter 3: 18-20a

    We confess in the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus descended into Hell, but that becomes confusing to people as to what that really meant. The Apostle Peter reminds us that Jesus preached a pretty scathing sermon on Easter Sunday to the spirits in Hell’s prison. He wanted them to know that he was truly the Victor, while they had now lost forever. That sermon has always been a comfort to God’s people! It reminds us that Jesus really did win on Easter - for us!  He even conquered the Devil with His Easter resurrection. Nothing could ever separate us from Jesus’ love and forgiveness!
  • May 21, 2017The Most Hopeless Easter Sermon Ever – and Why It Makes Us Glad – Children’s Message
    May 21, 2017
    The Most Hopeless Easter Sermon Ever – and Why It Makes Us Glad – Children’s Message
    Series: Risen
    Based on 1 Peter 3:18-20a

    We confess in the Apostles’ Creed that Jesus descended into Hell, but that becomes confusing to people as to what that really meant. The Apostle Peter reminds us that Jesus preached a pretty scathing sermon on Easter Sunday to the spirits in Hell’s prison. He wanted them to know that he was truly the Victor, while they had now lost forever. That sermon has always been a comfort to God’s people! It reminds us that Jesus really did win on Easter - for us!  He even conquered the Devil with His Easter resurrection. Nothing could ever separate us from Jesus’ love and forgiveness!
  • Apr 30, 2017Confirmands…It’s Time to Grow Up!
    Apr 30, 2017
    Confirmands…It’s Time to Grow Up!
    Series: Risen
    Based on Ephesians 4:13-15
     
    There are times when we glorify the “Peter Pan Syndrome.” It’s the idea of never having to grow up. It’s kind of fun to consider and dream about in a way, but in the end growing up is a good thing to do. St. Paul said that the same is true in our spiritual life. God wants us to mature in our faith so that we can build up the church, not be fooled by false teachings, and so that we can be in a position to help someone else grow, too.
     
  • Apr 30, 2017Confirmands…It’s Time to Grow Up! – Children’s Message
    Apr 30, 2017
    Confirmands…It’s Time to Grow Up! – Children’s Message
    Series: Risen
    Based on Ephesians 4:13-15
     
    There are times when we glorify the “Peter Pan Syndrome.” It’s the idea of never having to grow up. It’s kind of fun to consider and dream about in a way, but in the end growing up is a good thing to do. St. Paul said that the same is true in our spiritual life. God wants us to mature in our faith so that we can build up the church, not be fooled by false teachings, and so that we can be in a position to help someone else grow, too.
     
  • Apr 16, 2017Easter’s Divine Details
    Apr 16, 2017
    Easter’s Divine Details
    Based on John 20:1-9
     
    It seems that there was a lot of running around going on with that first Easter Sunday. Mary and Peter and John were running back and forth from the tomb. There was a sense of urgency that day. There is also urgency among God’s people even now. There was also an overwhelming sense of joy on that first Easter, too. That joy still fills God’s people now. Urgency and joy. May those Easter details fill your heart and life as well.
     

     

  • Apr 16, 2017Easter’s Divine Details – Children’s Message
    Apr 16, 2017
    Easter’s Divine Details – Children’s Message

    Based on John 20:1-9
     
    It seems that there was a lot of running around going on with that first Easter Sunday. Mary and Peter and John were running back and forth from the tomb. There was a sense of urgency that day. There is also urgency among God’s people even now. There was also an overwhelming sense of joy on that first Easter, too. That joy still fills God’s people now. Urgency and joy. May those Easter details fill your heart and life as well.
  • Mar 26, 2017Greatness in the Kingdom of God
    Mar 26, 2017
    Greatness in the Kingdom of God
    Based on Matthew 20:20-28
     
    James and John wanted to be great in the Kingdom of God. The only problem was that they didn’t really understand what greatness in the Kingdom was all about. Jesus teaches us how to achieve greatness in His eyes. It comes through two things:  sacrifice and service. We strive to be great, then, by following the way of our Savior (the very best example of greatness) by humbly serving others, mirroring the love of Jesus!
     
  • Mar 26, 2017Greatness in the Kingdom of God – Children’s Message
    Mar 26, 2017
    Greatness in the Kingdom of God – Children’s Message
    Based on Matthew 20:20-28
     
    James and John wanted to be great in the Kingdom of God. The only problem was that they didn’t really understand what greatness in the Kingdom was all about. Jesus teaches us how to achieve greatness in His eyes. It comes through two things:  sacrifice and service. We strive to be great, then, by following the way of our Savior (the very best example of greatness) by humbly serving others, mirroring the love of Jesus!
     
  • Mar 5, 2017How to Defeat Temptation
    Mar 5, 2017
    How to Defeat Temptation

    Based on Matthew 4:1-11

    One of the biggest “spiritual battles” ever recorded is between Jesus and the Devil himself after Jesus had fasted 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness. Jesus was brilliant in how he defeated every one of Satan’s temptations! Jesus helps us to defeat temptation, too. As we prepare ahead of time by spending time with our Lord in His Word, and by using Scripture as our shield and weapon, and as we keep Jesus as the focus of our life….Jesus fights alongside of us to help us battle against - and defeat - temptations.
  • Mar 5, 2017How to Defeat Temptation – Children’s Message
    Mar 5, 2017
    How to Defeat Temptation – Children’s Message
    Based on Matthew 4:1-11
     
    One of the biggest “spiritual battles” ever recorded is between Jesus and the Devil himself after Jesus had fasted 40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness. Jesus was brilliant in how he defeated every one of Satan’s temptations! Jesus helps us to defeat temptation, too. As we prepare ahead of time by spending time with our Lord in His Word, and by using Scripture as our shield and weapon, and as we keep Jesus as the focus of our life….Jesus fights alongside of us to help us battle against - and defeat - temptations.