Sermon Series

I AM: The Resurrection and The Life

April 9, 2023 • Jonathan Pokluda • Genesis 1:2, Genesis 1:28, Genesis 3:16–19, John 11:21–37, 1 Corinthians 15:17

It’s Easter Sunday! Have you ever felt shame before? Felt dead in your sin? Easter is really about the sinful and shameful becoming royalty. Becoming sons and daughters of God. As we celebrate Easter and finish our series, I AM, JP teaches through John 11:21-37, teaching us what Jesus means when He said “I am the resurrection and the life” and how it applies to us every day. 1) The world is broken 2) Jesus came to undo the brokenness 3) Jesus invited doubters into the undoing

I AM: The True Vine

April 2, 2023 • Jonathan Pokluda • John 15:1–8, Isaiah 5:2, John 13:10–11, Colossians 1:29, John 13:34–35

Have you ever seen kids playing on a bounce house? It can be such a source of fun and joy! However, without the blower, it’s completely useless. It’s only useful and fun if it’s connected to that which gives it “life”. As we continue our series, I AM, JP teaches us what Jesus means when He said “I am the true vine” in John 15:1-8, and how Christians can only experience life when they are connected to Jesus. 1) If Jesus is the true vine, His true followers must be pruned 2) If Jesus is the true vine, His true followers must remain in Him 3) If Jesus is the true vine, His followers are known by love

I AM: The Way, The Truth and The Life

March 26, 2023 • Jonathan Pokluda • John 8:32, John 14:1–6, Colossians 1:16

Have you ever been lost before? Do you remember what it felt like? How would you feel if someone gave you directions to get where you were going, only to follow those directions and find out they took you to the wrong place? As we continue our series, I AM, JP teaches through John 14, explaining what Jesus means when He says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." 1) What does it mean when he says "I am the Way"? 2) What does is mean when he says "I am the Truth"? 3) What does Jesus mean when he says "I am the Life"?

I AM: The Good Shepherd

March 19, 2023 • Nate Hilgenkamp • John 10:11–21, Psalm 23

While many of us crave independence, we were made for submission to the Shepherd. When Jesus declares He is the Good Shepherd, He calls us to follow His leadership into green pastures and still waters. 1) Sheep delight in the care of their Shepherd 2) Sheep follow the voice of their Shepherd 3) Sheep submit to the authority of their Shepherd

I AM: The Gate

March 12, 2023 • Nate Hilgenkamp • John 10:1–10

Jesus declares that He is the Gate, which really means He is our protection from our enemy. While the enemy wants to destroy us, Jesus has saved us! 1) Beware of thieves 2) Jesus is our protection 3) Jesus is the only way to an abundant life

I AM: The Light of the World

March 5, 2023 • Jonathan Pokluda • 2 Corinthians 4:4–6, John 8:12, John 8:58–59, John 9:1–11, 1 John 1:5–9

Have you ever been somewhere when the lights went out and it suddenly became dark? Could you continue doing what you were doing before the lights went out? Oftentimes, we need light to do what we are trying to do. Darkness thwarts our abilities. One of Jesus’ seven “I AM” statements was “I am the light of the world.” What did that mean back then and what does it mean for us today? JP teaches through John 8 & 9 as we continue our “I AM” series and move toward Easter. 1) Jesus is the light 2) His followers do not walk in darkness 3) Whoever has the light of life shares it 

I AM: The Bread of Life

February 26, 2023 • Jonathan Pokluda • John 6:25–29, Philippians 3:18–19

What’s the longest you’ve gone without food? What do you think is the longest you could go without food? This past Wednesday, we started the season of Lent, the 40-days leading up to Easter. To embrace this season, we are starting a new sermon series called "I AM". To kick off our new series, JP teaches through John 6 where Jesus calls himself the bread of life, teaching us where true sustenance and life is found. 1) Stuff leaves us empty, while The Savior is enough 2) Jesus came here in the flesh to take us home forever 3) We have access, we need only appetite