The Evil Within

Pastor Andy kicks off the second half of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?. We look at Mark 7:1-23, and discuss what is it that makes a person clean or unclean? Do you consider yourself to be presentable to God, or do you think of yourself as defiled and “unclean”? How do you know? And more importantly, if you are unclean, how do you become clean? These questions are answered in Mark 7:1-23.

Wisdom Guards the Heart

This week we started a new series from the Book of Proverbs called Wisdom for the New Year. Pastor Andy goes to Proverbs 4:20-27 to bring a message written by King Solomon over 3,000 years ago—a message that is still relevant today. The Bible is filled with wisdom that will help us discover God’s design for life and live according to His plan.

Joy to the World: Simeon’s Song

Pastor Alex Unis continues the Christmas Songs series with a message from Luke 2:29-32. God answered an old man’s prayer by allowing Simeon to see Jesus on His first visit to the temple at just eight days old. Simeon had waited decades to see God’s salvation, and was overjoyed to meet the Lord. How patiently do we wait on God? And are we filled with joy when He answers our prayers?

Angels We Have Heard On High: The Angels' Song

Pastor Andy continues our series looking at the original Christmas songs recorded in the Bible. In Luke 2:14, the angels sang, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, peace to those on whom his favor rests." This leads us to ask who are those on whom God's favor rests? Am I someone who is favored by God? How can I be included in that group and receive God's peace this Christmas?

My Soul Magnifies the Lord: Mary's Song

Pastor Andy begins a new sermon series called Christmas Songs, where we study together the original songs of Christmas. The first Christmas music was composed a couple thousand years ago and written in Scripture. These Christmas songs from the Bible will help us make this Christmas season a time of worship, with family, friends, food, and shopping filling their appropriate roles under the Lord Jesus Christ.

Familiarity vs. Faith

Ryan Horrisberger, one of our elders, concludes part 1 of Who Is This Man?, our series through the Gospel of Mark.  In Mark 6:1-13, we see a lack of faith in the people Jesus grew up with.  But we also see a demonstration of faith in His disciples.  Sometimes, familiarity breeds contempt, but it takes faith to follow Jesus.  How comfortable are you in your Christianity?  Is it time to step out of the familiar and follow Jesus into the unknown?

Dealing With Demons

In week seven of our series Who Is This Man?, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 5:1-20.  In this passage, Jesus invades the kingdom of darkness, binds the Strong Man, and destroys his legions with nothing more than a word of command!  Jesus's power is unlimited, and through our study of this text, we'll learn how we can deal with demons in our own lives and our world.

Are You Afraid?

In the sixth installment of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches from Mark 4:35-41.  In this story, Jesus and the disciples head out across the Sea of Galilee in their boats, only to run into a dangerous storm that threatens their lives.  What Jesus does is nothing short of miraculous, and we learn how we can follow Jesus even amidst the storms of life.

Kingdom Thoughts

Mike Moll, one of our elders, continues our series through Mark's Gospel, looking at some of the parables Jesus told.  Jesus is the Son of God who brings the Kingdom of God near, and He uses everyday, relatable illustrations, analogies, and stories to show us what the Kingdom of God is like.  Do we have ears to hear?

Lord, Liar or Lunatic?

Continuing through the Gospel of Mark, Pastor Andy teaches through Mark 3:20-35.  In this scene, Jesus's own family says He's crazy and the religious leaders accuse Him of being demon-possessed.  But Jesus points out that while some make think He's a lunatic and others that He's a diabolical liar, those who seek to do God's will recognize Jesus for who He really is, the Lord.

Healthy or Sick?

Pastor Andy continues our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?  In Mark 2:13-17, Jesus once again breaks the rules.  This time, He calls Levi, a tax collector, to follow Him, and He even goes to Levi's house to eat with other tax collectors and sinners.  How could Jesus, a good moral teacher, a religious leader, a respectable man associate with "those kind of people?"

Jesus's Upside-Down Kingdom

Pastor Andy brings the second week in our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?  In this scene from Mark, Jesus encounters an untouchable–a man with leprosy comes and begs Jesus to make him clean.  Jesus's reaction to this unclean leper turns the world's kingdom upside down and reveals that Jesus makes the unclean clean, and the unholy holy.

Who Is This Man?

Pastor Andy kicks off a new series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?  Jesus never wrote a book, but more books have been written about him than anyone else in the world.  He never wrote a song, but more songs have been written about him than any other person in human history.  He never traveled more than 200 miles outside his hometown, but he left his footprint on the whole earth.  Who is this man whose life has changed the course of human history and inspired billions of people over thousands of years to follow him?  Your answer to that question will change your life... forever.