A Godly Life
I Just Wanna Be Free
August 14, 2022 • Corey Rose • Galatians 5:1, John 8:32
When was the first time you experienced the sensation of being free and what were you doing? Everyone experiences freedom differently but the feeling is universal. And elusive. In fact, many things in this world try to imitate freedom but they actually enslave us. Join us as Corey Rose teaches what true freedom is and isn't and brings the message that no one wants us to experience true freedom more than God.
August 7, 2022 • Elder Marlin Schultz • John 15
Summer is a great season for growing produce from your garden (or just enjoying the larger selection at the store!) But growing that fruit takes intention, time, and God's help. In this sermon, Elder Marlin Schultz will be sharing from John 15 and how fruitfulness is an essential mark of a Christian.
Preparation for Renewal
August 7, 2022 • Elder Bill Wilson • Deuteronomy
The Children of Israel were in the same kind of change that First B is experiencing. In this message, Elder Bill Wilson will be sharing key principles from the Book of Deuteronomy that challenged the new generation of Israelites to reaffirm their relationship with their God.
The Power of Worship
July 17, 2022 • Pastor Sandy Park • Psalm 100
Worship keeps our eyes turned upon Jesus and as we practice that spiritual discipline, we will see God supernaturally shift our perspective so that the things of Earth do truly dim which will then more fully reveal his glory and grace.
The Spiritual Discipline of Suffering
July 10, 2022 • Pastor Michael DiMarco • Matthew 4:1–11
Suffering. It’s something that no one wants. We instinctually look to avoid it if we can or numb it if we can’t. But what if suffering wasn’t a curse to ruin our lives but something with a supernatural purpose? What if suffering wasn’t a circumstance to avoid but a discipline to be mastered? Listen in as we continue our series on the spiritual disciplines when Pastor Michael DiMarco will bring a challenging message filled with practical coaching and supernatural hope!
The Gift of God's Generosity
July 3, 2022 • Pastor Matt Erdmann • 2 Corinthians 9
When we receive a gift, we have the opportunity to express our gratitude and communicate our appreciation and thanks for what we have been given. Our response often reveals the reality of how special, meaningful, or important the gift (and the giver) is to us personally. And when we give a gift it is often a moment for us to show how much we care about someone and how important they are to us. The same is true in our relationship with Jesus. We have been given so much by God and we get the chance to show Him a heart of gratitude, generosity, and desire to give back and be a part of His plans, purposes, and priorities. Please read 2 Corinthians 9, in preparation for our time together in the Word, in this sermon.
The Gift of Rest
June 26, 2022 • Pastor Dan Collins • Psalm 62
In a world that seems to keep moving faster and quicker with more options, more personalization, and instant gratification, does it seem like we're growing more anxious and less satisfied? What if the solution isn't more, but less? What if the solution is rest? In this sermon Pastor Dan Collins will be speaking from Psalm 62 and the rhythms of rest God gives us to remember and recenter our lives on Him.
June 19, 2022 • Pastor Michael DiMarco
What does good leadership look like in the business world and what is its ultimate purpose? And what exactly is spiritual leadership and why do some consider it a spiritual discipline? This Sunday, come hear Pastor Michael DiMarco preach from God’s Word on how we tend to get spiritual leadership backwards and that every one of us, from seasoned believer to new follower of Jesus, needs to embrace how God leads while not giving in to the natural gravitational pull into the world’s systems and motivations of leadership. Since most of us are not always leaders, it's of great importance to learn the discipline of how to choose who to follow, how to follow, and what's in it for us when we follow the right Person.
The Gift of Confession
June 12, 2022 • Pastor Sandy Park
When you think of the word “confession,” what emotions and thoughts stir in your heart and mind? Confession, like other spiritual disciplines can become misunderstood and misconstrued and seen more as a burden than a gift, something to be feared rather than celebrated and embraced. Listen in as we take a deeper look at the spiritual discipline of confession; an invitation to allow it to truly be the gift that it is meant to be.
The Spiritual Discipline of Service
June 5, 2022 • Pastor Matt Erdmann • John 13
Good customer service. Companies thrive when they place a high value on serving their customers. It also requires a heart to be humble, assist, and provide the necessary level of presence to make sure a customer feels valued and known. In John 13, Jesus demonstrates a level of servanthood to his disciples that was unprecedented and then He challenged them to follow His example and do the same. In this sermon, we will examine the spiritual discipline of service and look at why Jesus is calling us to live a life of service. Read John 13:1-17, to be prepared for our time together in the Word.
Abiding in Prayer
May 29, 2022 • Matthew 6, John 15
It's always amazing to watch someone solve a Rubik’s Cube. Maybe it’s because we've never learned to do it or maybe because it’s so fascinating to watch something so mixed up and complex become something so clean and simple. Prayer isn’t complex. It’s simple. It’s relational. It’s powerful. Jesus wants us to pray because he wants to remain in conversation with us. Join us this Sunday as we continue our series through the spiritual disciplines with a message on Prayer. Read Matthew 6 and John 15 in preparation.
Read the Text
May 22, 2022 • Pastor Michael DiMarco
Do you find the Bible to be hard to understand or simply that you don't open it that often? Do you struggle to know if or how God is speaking to you? Listen in as Pastor Michael DiMarco brings a message from God's Word about the spiritual discipline of reading (and understanding) God's Word.
A Godly Life
May 15, 2022 • Pastor Matt Erdmann • 2 Peter 1:1–11
We all have a daily rhythm, routine, and rule of life. We get up, we get moving, and we walk through each day with priorities and plans that determine our management of time and where we focus our energy and efforts. A lot of things grab our attention on a daily basis, and it can be challenging to find moments of opportunity to invest in our relationship with Jesus. Yet the value of practicing our faith and developing habits of regular interaction with Him is vitally important. Listen in as we begin a journey together practicing the ways of Jesus and learn how to create spiritual habits that will help you know Jesus more and live out His purposes for your life. Consider reading 2 Peter 1:1-11 to prepare your heart for this sermon.