Every People & Tribe
June 7, 2020 • David Cotner
As our nation is being ripped apart by racism and riots, many of us, as the people of God, are scared, confused, angry, and grieving. How do we make sense of all this? What does the Bible say about all this? Many of us would just rather hide under the proverbial blanket and hope (and pray) it all goes away. But should we be doing something more? What else can we do? Join us as we open God's Word and administer biblical perspective and hope amidst pain and panic.
Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times - Part 5
Psalm 150 • April 26, 2020 • David Cotner
As we land the plane on this special COVID-19 mini-series, we find ourselves in a "parable of praise" - Psalm 150! Indeed, this psalm is all about praise. As we dive into the text, we come face to face with a command (given no less than 13x), namely, "praise the Lord!" But what is praise? And where, why, and how should we praise the Lord? Find out as we dive into the jubilant world of Psalm 150!
Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times - Part 4
Psalm 90 • April 19, 2020 • David Cotner
As we continue with our special COVID-19 mini-series, we come now to the oldest psalm in the book of Psalms - Psalm 90! It's a psalm of Moses and in it we have some timeless truths about God and us. Join us as we dissect Psalm 90 and rediscover our forever God, our finite nature, and the blessings that God gives to us if we but know Him and seek Him!
1 Corinthians 15:12-26 • April 12, 2020 • David Cotner
In our very special Easter 2020 message, we declare with gusto and authority that "Jesus is alive!" Indeed, Jesus died, was buried, and rose again on the third day. Yes, Jesus is alive even today! But what if the resurrection of Jesus never took place? What if Jesus remained dead? We investigate the ramifications of such a scary hypothetical by walking through Paul's words in 1 Cor. 15. Indeed, if Jesus never rose again, "we are of all people most to be pitied..."
Christ Died For Us
Romans 5:6-8 • April 10, 2020 • David Cotner
In our very special Good Friday message, Pastor Dave dissects the magnificent statement that "Christ Died For Us." But do you know HOW Christ died for us? In this message, Pastor Dave graphically details the death of Christ and invites us to reflect deeply on this death so that we might rejoice well in this death. Yes, Christ died for us, and that makes Good Friday good indeed. Thanks for joining us.
Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times - Part 3
Psalm 23 • April 5, 2020 • David Cotner
Our third installment in our COVID-19 mini-series takes us into familiar territory - Psalm 23! In this psalm, David describes our great God as a good Shepherd and generous Host who gives to us all that He deems best. Indeed, our great God gives to us all that He deems best in terms of provision, protection, and pleasure. Join us as we immerse ourselves into the beautifully powerful world of Psalm 23 and be challenged to believe in the fact that God is always with us, leading us through good times and bad times while overwhelming us with goodness and mercy!
Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times - Part 2
Psalm 77 • March 29, 2020 • David Cotner
In our second installment of Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times, we dive into the world of Psalm 77. In this world, painted for us by Asaph, we discover the life cycle of a believer in turbulence. This life cycle is presented to us in five phases and is summed up in the words: need, doubt, strength, rest, and tell. What does all of that mean? Pastor Dave explains in this brand-new message within our COVID-19 mini-series!
Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times - Part 1
Psalm 102 • March 22, 2020 • David Cotner
With the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, we are certainly living in crazy, turbulent times! So much anxiety, pressure, anger, and sadness is out there in our country and world today. In the midst of such turbulence, what can we bank on? What can we truly count on? In this message, Pastor Dave steers our hearts and minds towards "Timeless Truths In Turbulent Times." In this first installment of our COVID-19 mini-series, we will explore major turbulence and mega truths in Psalm 102 and discover that despite all of the changes around us, our God reigns and remains the same!
Perseverance • January 12, 2020 • David Cotner
Today we will land the plane on our current mini-series, “Reset 2020.” In today’s installment, we will unpack the importance of perseverance in the Christian life. Perseverance is the ability to bear up under pressure and keep on keeping on. We see this concept of perseverance everywhere in the Scriptures. So, it would appear that one of the hallmarks of being a Christian is continuing on, not giving up. Join us as we discuss four key areas of our lives that we should, by God’s grace, bear up under the pressure and keep on keeping on!
Prayer • January 5, 2020 • David Cotner
For the first two Sundays of this brand new year and decade, we will focus our attention on two pivotal, but basic aspects of the Christian life - prayer and perseverance. This mini-series will motivate us to recharge and reset our lives around these important spiritual disciplines. In today’s message, we will talk about the importance of prayer. Pastor Dave will outline his vision on prayer, the problems he sees surrounding our lack of prayer, and then discuss what God’s Word has to say on the topic of prayer.
The Grateful Saint • November 24, 2019 • David Cotner
In today’s anchor text of Scripture, we will continue our series on gratefulness by looking at Psalm 100. In these five verses, we get a holistic picture of what gratitude to God looks like and feels like. This passage also presents the fuel of our gratitude to God, namely, knowing God. In this special Thanksgiving message, we will discover that knowing God (and truly believing what we know about God) fuels our feelings of gratitude to God.
The Grateful Samaritan • November 17, 2019 • David Cotner
In today's sermon, we will launch the first of two messages on the topic of gratefulness. Indeed, the gifts of God should result in thanksgiving to God. And haven’t we been so richly blessed by God? In today’s focus text of Scripture, we will examine Luke 17:11-19 and witness a spectacular scene: Jesus heals ten lepers, but only one comes back to express any sort of gratitude. Join us as we examine this amazing scene and be encouraged to express your thankfulness this holiday season.
Message #46: Parables Of The Kingdom – Part 2
Matthew 13:24-43 • July 5, 2020 • David Cotner
Today we continue with our “Parables of the Kingdom” mini-series by diving into Matthew 13:24-43. In this great text of Scripture, Jesus unveils three stories that give to us some insights into two forces at work in the Kingdom of Heaven – the Son of Man & Satan. Both have plans for the Kingdom. Indeed, both have servants in the Kingdom. Why do you need to know this? Well, buckle up. Jesus is about to hit us with some simple, but ominous truths...
Message #45: Parables Of The Kingdom – Part 1
Matthew 13:1-23 • June 28, 2020 • David Cotner
In today’s message, we enter a series of stories from Jesus that help us to understand the Kingdom of Heaven. As He tells these stories, Jesus is clear, “He who has ears, let him hear!” In Jesus’day (as in our day) some will hear and not understand; but others will hear and choose to believe. As you get ready to digest the words of Jesus today, are you ready to hear and under-stand? Up first in the storyline? “A sower went out to sow…”
Half-Way Point: 10 Fresh Reminders
July 21, 2019 • David Cotner
In today’s special message, “Half-Way Point: 10 Fresh Reminders,” Pastor Dave will share from his heart and from God’s Word. He states, “With half of our year and half of our summer in the rear-view mirror, let’s take a momentary pit stop and remind ourselves of some things we might have forgotten in the midst of our crazy, busy schedules.” Pastor Dave will remind us of who we really are, how to measure success, what to do when the going gets tough, and seven other timely, fresh reminders.
Message #44: Reformation v. Regeneration
Matthew 12:43-50 • June 21, 2020 • David Cotner
As we survey the current cultural climate: political upheaval, global pandemic, an economic recession, and national unrest, the cry for morality is almost deafening. “No justice–no peace!” Indeed, these chants will grow louder. We will want morality to be legislated. We will want morality to be embraced. We will want morality to save us, but can it? In today’s message, Jesus makes it painfully clear that mere morality cannot save us, only a relationship with Jesus, evidenced by performing the will of God, can truly save us.
God's Plan to Regenerate Humanity • July 14, 2019 • Louis O'Tool
Louis and Amber O’Tool have served in Welkom, South Africa since 2008. The first four years of their ministry were spent at the Pines Orphanage and Restoring Hope Village. They have since transitioned into church ministries at Welkom Baptist Church and discipleship of pastors across southern Africa. Louis will be speaking to us today on “God’s Plan to Regenerate Humanity” from Ezekiel 37:1-14. He will also share his heart for the ministry in South Africa and some of the specifics of his ministry.
Message #43: Review & Recharge
Matthew Chapters 1-12 • June 14, 2020 • David Cotner
We're back in our mega-series, "Jesus In The Manuscript Of Matthew." It's been a hot minute since we've been in this series. So, in order to refocus our attention on this magnificent book, we will take some time to review the first 12 chapters of Matthew. As we do, our hearts will grow in love and appreciation for the central character of this book, Jesus - the Messiah.
Revelation 3 • May 26, 2019 • Jon Jenks
For our morning worship service, we are privileged to have a returning guest speaker, Jon Jenks! Jon is the State Representative for the Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches (WARBC) and is also a board member with Baptist Church Planters (BCP). Jon will be speaking to us from the text of Revelation 3 and tackling the topic of being alert and awake as a church body. Be prepared to be challenged and encouraged as Jon proclaims the Word!
Message #42: OK, Prove It!
Matthew 12:38-42 • March 15, 2020 • David Cotner
As we continue with our Matthew series, we come now to a section in which the religious establishment basically challenges Jesus with, “OK, prove it!” In other words, they wished to see some sign from Jesus (some grandiose miracle) that would once and for all settle the question of Jesus’ identity. But Jesus answers them, not with a new sign, but with a severe rebuke and some signpost reminders. Essentially, Jesus says, “You don’t need a new sign from me, you need a new heart from me that will accept the signs already given to you.” What were these signs and what did they signify? Let’s find out together in our 42nd installment of “Jesus In The Manuscript of Matthew.”
The Future Prairie Flower
April 28, 2019 • Jon Rocha
In today’s special service, we will be saying a formal farewell to our Associate Pastor, Jon Rocha, and his wife, Julia. Pastor Jon and his wife have served our church family faithfully for the past 4½ years. Indeed, they are headed into their next grand adventure, business and parenting, and we truly wish them well. To send them off in style, we will have a special service filled with testimonies, prayer, singing, and gifts. Pastor Jon will also be delivering his final sermon as our Associate Pastor entitled, “The Future Prairie Flower.”