Topical Sermons

The Joy of the Blessed Hope

May 8, 2022 • Pastor Sandy Park • 1 Peter 1:3–9, John 19:27

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration, honor and love for the women in our lives who have nurtured, supported and cared for us physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Mother’s Day is also a day full of reminders of unfulfilled dreams, fractured or absent relationships and grief and loss. Jesus understands the heartache that comes with motherhood. In his final act of love and care for his own grieving mother as he hung on the cross, he looked at the disciple John and declared that he would now be her son and she would be his mother. John 19:27 says, “And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.” 1 Peter 1:3-9 reminds us that though we may experience various trials, we can walk in his joy because of the blessed hope we have in our resurrected Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the one who comforts us in all of our troubles. Join us for a message of supernatural hope that springs eternal; the joy of our blessed hope!

The Joy of Communion

May 1, 2022 • Pastor Michael DiMarco

The first Sunday of every month, our church observes the Lord’s Supper; we take communion together as a congregation. Most of those Sundays, it’s inserted as a part of the worship service but for this service, join us for a whole service where we participate in this church ordinance through special music, message, and practice. You won't want to miss it!

The Prescription For a Weary World

April 24, 2022 • Pastor Michael DiMarco • Acts 1:1–11

What is something that you do when you are tired and weary? What kind of people do you surround yourself with (or avoid?) Take the temperature of world events, news, and social media and the diagnosis is clear: the world is weary. If you could prescribe one thing to treat the weariness of the world, what would it be? Would that prescription involve you? Listen in as Communications Pastor Michael DiMarco preaches from Acts chapter one and challenges us to be a part of God's prescription for a weary world!

Easter 2022

April 17, 2022 • Pastor Sandy Park, Pastor Matt Erdmann, Pastor Michael DiMarco

He is Risen! These messages were brought by our pastoral teaching team (in order of appearance): Sandy Park, Michael DiMarco, Matt Erdmann, and Dan Collins. We pray you'll be blessed by the variety messages, all pointing to our Risen King Jesus!

A Picture Of Peace On Parade

April 10, 2022 • Pastor Matt Erdmann • John 12:9–22

Everyone loves the energy, excitement, expectation and enthusiasm of a parade. People gather, there's a festive atmosphere, community is created and people are celebrating the joy and fun of the floats, the marching bands, the drill teams, celebrities and all the other aspects of what a parade represents, reminds us about, and recognizes on certain important days of the year. We gather on parade days to commemorate, acknowledge, and be involved in a shared experience of being together and anticipating "who's coming down the parade route" in grand procession. On this Palm Sunday, we are going to look at an amazing and phenomenal parade that took place at the beginning of the final week of Jesus' life here on earth. We will gather as a congregation with excitement, enthusiasm and expectation of what that Triumphal Entry meant for those who were there and what it means for us today as we seek to commemorate, acknowledge and experience together "A Picture of Peace on Parade." Please read John 12:9-22 in preparation for this sermon and come ready to join together in community and proclaim, "Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!!!"

Our Story-Disrupting King

April 3, 2022 • Pastor Dan Collins • John 11:1–45

Children can listen to the same story again and again and be just as fascinated the 50th time as they were the 1st. They retell stories during their play times. They live out life through the stories they’ve been told. Stories are what we use to make sense of the world around us. But what if our stories are partial stories, incomplete stories, broken stories? How would God change a broken story into a new story? Listen to the story of Jesus and Lazarus, and hear how God uses a holy disruption to tell a new story. Read John 11:1-45 to prepare.

Citizens of Heaven

March 27, 2022 • Pastor Jon Sanné • Philippians 3:17–21

Not everyone within the borders of a country is a true and loyal citizen. The same can be true within the church. The Bible teaches that Christians are citizens of heaven, which means that we must learn not only how to speak with heavenly words, but also to walk in a heavenly way. Visiting pastor Jon Sanné will share four things that are true of every maturing citizen of heaven. Please read Philippians 3:17-21 to prepare.

Dwelling With Christ

March 20, 2022 • Tony Scarcello • John 15

What does it mean to be detached or adrift? While feelings of independence can be good, it's also easy to feel isolated or lost without dependence and a greater guiding and providing force. Join us this Sunday as guest preacher Tony Scarcello brings a message from John 15. As always, you can read the chapter in preparation for the message.

Hiding in the Lord: The Power of Confidence

March 13, 2022 • Dr. A.J. Swoboda • Psalm 27

Do you consider yourself a confident person or is your confidence easily shaken? Are there certain instances in life where you feel exposed and vulnerable? Listen in as guest preacher Dr. A.J. Swoboda from Bushnell University shares where the power of confidence comes from! You can read Psalm 27 in preparation for this message.

Come to the Charcoal Fire

March 6, 2022 • Dr. Agam Iheanyi-Igwe • John 21:1–19

When is the last time you felt like you fell short? Sometime failure feels final; that there's no way back. For this sermon, get ready to hear a message on how God redeems our failure instead of ignoring it. It is painful, but the way forward is back – to Jesus. You can read John 21:1-19 to prepare your heart.

Jesus' Name God's Greatness and the Power of the Holy Spirit

February 27, 2022 • Steve Buss • Matthew 6:9–10

"Lord, teach us how to pray." This was one of the most direct requests of the disciples when Jesus walked the earth. Join us for this sermon while Steve Buss from One Hope shares a message on how you can pray how Jesus taught for God's will to be done. We hope you'll join us!

Two Very Different Guys

February 20, 2022 • Pastor Shane Garrison • Luke 18:9–14

Dr. Shane Garrison is brought to us this message that focuses on humility and pride, and the difference between glorifying ourselves versus coming humbly before a Holy God. Two very different guys are explained in Jesus’ parable. Which one is more representative of your life? Which one is more representative of the life we are called to live as followers of Jesus? Please read Luke 18:9-14 to prepare for this message.

The Simple Secret of Kingdom Greatness

February 13, 2022 • Pastor Scott Wigginton • Matthew 11:1–11

Wouldn't it be great to be great? Where there would be no one better than you at your favorite activity, sport, or business pursuit? Yet being the best and brightest in our society is a very different thing than being great in God's kingdom. Listen in as guest preacher Dr. Scott Wigginton comes to us from Kentucky to share the one big secret to Kingdom greatness!

Defining Moments

February 6, 2022 • Dr. Keith Potter • 1 Samuel 17:38–40, Acts 15:39–41

What are some of the most defining moments of your life? We all have these life mileposts individually and corporately. In fact, the Bible is full of defining moments between God and the lives of His people. Joining us this first Sunday in February was Dr. Keith Potter from Bushnell University who shared a message from God’s Word regarding these defining moments in life and leadership. In preparation, read 1 Samuel 17:38-40 and Acts 15:39-41.

The Last Will Be First

January 30, 2022 • Pastor Ben Cross • Isaiah 61:1–4

Pastor Ben Cross's first words to you as your pastor will be his last in this sermon. Please read Isaiah 61:1-4 to prepare for this message.