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The Origin of Envy

God designed us to live lives of service towards others, so why do we struggle so much with envy? Genesis 4 tells the story of the first two siblings, Cain and Abel, and how Cain became envious of Abel’s success. This story shows us the origin of envy and how we can begin to overcome it. Sermon Text: Genesis 4 Preacher: Pastor Ben Sadler
praise, joy,gladness

Song of Lament

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? This Psalm opens with a lament to God over difficulties. Like the Psalmist David, we sometimes feel forgotten by God. We wonder how long our suffering can go on. But, like David, when we go to God and study His Word in difficult times, we come to realize that we can trust in His unfailing love and remain sure of our salvation through…
forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

Where did sin come from?

Right at the start of the Bible, we read in Genesis how God created a perfect earth with perfect people. However, things didn’t stay perfect forever. God’s creation used the free will given to them by their Creator to be tempted by Satan, thereby staining the world forever. But is this where sin actually started – in the Garden of Eden? Or did it start when Satan fell from Heaven? And why did God allow this to happen at all?…
forgiveness, baptized, heaven, suffering, sin, divorce, politics, sexuality

Will only Christians go to Heaven?

Being a Christian isn’t just about going to Heaven. It’s about serving and loving others, showing them the love of Jesus and telling them about Him to have an eternal impact on their lives. We know through the faith worked in our hearts by the Holy Spirit that we can look forward to eternity in Heaven with God. But we still have a lot of questions about eternity. What will it be like in Heaven? Who is going to be…

New Life (Easter at Victory)

On the first Easter, the resurrected Jesus appeared to the women at the tomb and to his disciples, and it changed everything. Despair turned to hope. Grief turned to joy. Because Jesus is alive, we too have new life. This new life means we can put our old ways behind us. We can “set our minds on things above”, living lives of love inspired by the love God showed us when he forgave all our sins through Jesus. The old…

New Relationship (Good Friday)

God commanded separation between Himself and the Israelites. In both the tabernacle and the temple in the Old Testament, the people were separated from the Holy of Holies (where God dwelt) by a curtain. Because of their sin, the people could not approach God. Because of Jesus, all of that has changed. When Jesus died on the cross that first Good Friday, the temple curtain was torn in two. The dividing wall of sin came down, and we now have…

New Covenant (Maundy Thursday)

The prophet Jeremiah preaches a warning to his people about the destruction that was to come for Israel. But he also gives them hope of a new covenant that God promises to  make with His people through which He will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more. God promises this covenant through his Son, Jesus. God knows we can’t achieve the perfection He demands of us. We messed up the old covenant He gave, so God gives us…

Never Alone

Kevin McAllister got left behind by his family. It was fun for a little while, but eventually it was scary and dangerous for him. But through it all, he had people caring for him and looking out for him. From the scary old neighbor who ended up saving him from robbers to his mother who tirelessly worked to get home to her son, Kevin realized that he was never truly alone. We all have times when we feel lost and…
king

Jesus the King (Palm Sunday)

On the day we now know as Palm Sunday, the people of Jerusalem celebrated Jesus as their king. They waved palm branches in the air, laid down their cloaks for him, and shouted “Hosanna!” But he didn’t ride in on a white horse. He wasn’t followed by an army, and he wasn’t adorned with gold and jewels. He is a gentle and humble King, who is exactly who we need. Sermon Text: Matthew 21:1-11
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Christmas Eve: The Light Has Come

It’s Christmas Eve. The hope of the world has come. Jesus’ birth meant that God’s promises were fulfilled. The light came to earth to get rid of darkness. Jesus, the light of the world, is our sure and certain hope. We don’t have to live in the darkness of our current circumstances; we can live in the light of Christ. Sermon Text: Isaiah 9:2-3, 6-7 & John 8:12
light, assurance, preparing, mess

We Need the Light

When God first created the earth, everything was full of light … until it wasn’t. The world became a very dark place in a heartbeat. After humans fell into sin, God promised to send a rescuer to bring light into the darkness of sin. As we recognize our need for the light of Christ in our lives, we can rest on God’s promises to save us from the darkness. Sermon Text: Genesis 3:1-15
united, one, prayer, diversity, purpose

United in Humanity

We are all part of humanity. But the Ephesians were divided based on race. There was a deep divide between Jews and Gentiles. Those divisions led to real hostility. But Jesus came to make the two groups one, breaking down the walls that divided them. Our society seems to be divided into at least two groups politically, racially, and socially. But Christ came to remove those barriers and make us all one. In Christ, we all become the one household…