A New Home For Our Sermons

We are excited to present our sermons in a new format. All new sermons starting in 2017 can be found on our new Sermons page. There we have our sermons sorted by series. We have books, summer series, and special sermons which include such things as Christmas, Easter, and any other sermon that is not a part of a summer or main book series. More sermons will become available in this format as we continue to update our past sermons. You may still view old sermons in blog format on this page.

Our Great Shepherd

Hebrews 13:20-25

December 4, 2016 - Todd Chapman

God

*Of peace

*Who raised Jesus from the dead

 

…through Jesus

*Great Shepherd

*His blood covers our sin and connects us to God

*Eternally

 

…would equip us to do God’s will

*Enduring faith

-Cling to Jesus + Nothing

-Believe “The Best is Yet to Come”

—Love others

—Honor marriage

—Not love money

—Look to models of faith

—Worship God continually

(Live decompartmentalized)

—Share lives and stuff with others

—Follow leaders who are treasuring Jesus

 

…for God’s glory.

*God makes it all happen.

*We have an essential part.

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What's My Advantage?

Hebrews 13:17-19

November 27, 2016 - David Bartosik

The author reiterates his consistent concern, which is to help us be certain we have enduring faith.  The author points out an advantage that God has given us toward achieving the salvation of our souls: submitting to watchful, joy-filled leaders. 

·      Leaders responsibly challenge their people to be faithful.

·      Leaders rejoice in the joy of people’s enduring faith.

·      Leaders want prayer to pursue God til the end. 

 

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Our Hearts Strengthened by Grace

Hebrews 13:7-16

November 20, 2016 - Todd Chapman

The author understands life is hard.  He continues to lay out a foundation for our being spiritually strengthened in order that we might happily endure through whatever may come our way.  No surprise.  The answer is Jesus.

· We look to models of those with genuine, enduring faith.

· We understand “Jesus + Nothing”, is always the answer (Grace).

· We cling to Jesus.

· We celebrate God.

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Love, Sex, and Money

Hebrews 13:1-6

November 13, 2016 - Keith Gove

The author of Hebrews moves from the powerful truth that “our God is a Consuming Fire” to some very practical, visible expressions of how the reverent worship of God, the life of faith, gets lived out.

o We Love Others Liberally

o We Honor and Promote Marriage: Publicly and Privately

o We Enjoy God’s Provision Confidently

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Our God is a Consuming Fire

Hebrews 12:22-29

Todd Chapman - November 6, 2016

As the author culminates his argument, he leaves us with an overpowering truth “our God is a Consuming Fire”.  He wants us to understand that whether or not we hear this truth, determines our eternity.

 

Our God is a consuming fire.

 

o To not hear:  If we don’t hear, we do not endure in faith.  Eternity will be disastrous.

o To listen:  We happily endure in faith.  Eternity is inexpressibly joyful.

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Ain't Mount Zion Great

Hebrews 12:18-24

Todd Chapman - October 30, 2016

The author has already given us two substantial motivations to encourage us to keep running with endurance.  First, we have many beautiful examples of what the life of faith looks like.  Secondly, we have the deep assurance that God is acting for our good in all things.  Today he adds a third.  To help us appreciate how fabulous we have it in Jesus, he contrasts our experience with some of those who had to look forward to Jesus’ arrival.

 

What we have not experienced…Mount Sinai.

· Obvious, physical manifestations of the holiness of God.

· The overwhelming, inevitable fear that accompanies being confronted with obvious expressions of God’s holiness.

· The unmistakable inability to approach the holy God.

What we experience…Mount Zion.

· Approach happily and fearlessly the immediate presence of the Almighty God.

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Don’t be Like Esau (Let’s Run with Endurance)

Hebrews 12:12-17
Todd Chapman -  October 23, 2016


The author continues to impress upon us the essential nature of our running the race of faith with endurance.

  • To run with endurance we must understand we are in a race…
  • To run with endurance we must be filled with strength, power and stamina…
  • To run with endurance we must understand what running looks like…
  • To run with endurance we must understand those who don’t endure will reap the consequences…

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The Gift Nobody Wants

Hebrews 12:3-11

David Bartosik -  October 16, 2016

The author is giving us tools intended to empower us to joyfully endure in faith, especially when difficult circumstances tempt us to not trust.

  1. Look to the example of others. (v1-3)
  2. Look to our loving Heavenly Father, trusting He is     using the circumstances of our life to draw us to  Himself. 
  • Develop a healthy perspective. (v4)
  • Identify the source of drifting. (5-6)
  • Embrace God’s discipline because He loves us. (7-11)

 

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Keep On Running

HEBREWS 12:1-3

TODD CHAPMAN - OCTOBER 9, 2016

Introduction:  The author compares the journey of faith to a race.  He wants to motivate us to keep running, because he knows that we will all be tempted to stop running or to coast.  He understands enduring in genuine faith is not easy.  He wants us to understand that those with genuine faith keep running.  It’s absolutely essential.  We must finish the race.  We must keep on running.

1. Be encouragedto keep running (endure) by looking to those just referenced who kept running (endured).

· Their motivation to keep running was their reward. “The best is yet to come”

· They kept running no matter their circumstances.

o Some temporarily delivered.

o Others not

· They laid aside the weights and sins which prevented them from running.

2. Be encouraged to keep running (endure) by looking to Jesus (the best example of faith).

· Jesus is the founder and perfecter of our faith.

· Jesus’ Motive was the joy of his reward.

· Jesus endured shame, hostility, and execution.

 

Not Worthy Of This World

HEBREWS 11:32-40
TODD CHAPMAN -  OCTOBER 2, 2016

The author of Hebrews wants us to see that sometimes the results of our faith will be obvious triumph.  Other times, not so much.  He wants to encourage us to trust in the promises of God, no matter how He chooses to work in our immediate circumstances.

  • Many obviously triumphed in faith.
  • Many, not obviously at all, triumphed in faith.
  • All of those who lived in faith, whether their triumph was obvious or not, had to wait for God’s ultimate promise to be fulfilled.

 

What Faith looks like: Abraham (and his son, grandson and great-grandson)


Hebrews 11:17-22
Todd Chapman -  September 18, 2016

  • Abraham most vividly illustrates what the faith looks like in which God delights.
  • Abraham had faith.  
  • Abraham’s faith was grounded in the assurance of God’s promise: THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
  • Abraham displayed most vividly what faith looks like.
  • Abraham’s faith was passed on to his son, grandson, and great-grandson.

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Anticipation

Hebrews 11:1-16
Todd Chapman -  September 11, 2016


Genuine faith includes a joyous anticipation of what we will experience when we finally get to be in the immediate presence of God.

  • Those of faith died not experiencing the full realization of their faith.  
  • As people of faith, they never expected this life to provide their deepest fulfillment.   
  • Those with genuine faith give evidence of their anticipation of heaven.
  • Those with faith never want to go back to life before.
  • Those of faith live anticipating the perfect, joyful, promised life in heaven.
  • God is not ashamed of those who are anticipating the perfect, joyful, promised life in heaven..
  • God has prepared a perfect eternity for those of us who treasure Jesus.

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