video sermons

A few of the most recent video sermons. The full list can be found on our youtube channel. Click the link at the bottom of the page to be redirected to youtube.

  • Joy in Circumstance

    We start a study of Paul's letter to the church at Philippi. It opens with a sense of humility as Paul identifies himself as a servant. The Christian life is not about what is going on around us, but rather what is going on inside of us. God is not done with us yet; we are all still a work in progress - we are still growing.

  • Why do people suffer - part 5

    This week we learn that, as Christ-believers, this is as bad as it is ever going to get. We see this primarily in a story that Jesus tells us about a beggar named Lazarus, who suffered tremendously while on earth, but shared eternal life in paradise at the side of Abraham (Luke 16:19-31).

  • Why do people suffer - Part 4

    In this next part of studying why God allows people to suffer, we consider that it might be due to an attempt by Satan to prevent us from fulfilling our purpose here on earth. Our purpose is to bring honor and glory to God.As we look in both the Old and New Testaments (Job in the Old Testament and the man who was born blind documented in John 9 in the New Testament), we see that the enemy tries to prevent people from bringing glory to God, but we can choose to use the sufferings to bring God the glory that He truly deserves.

  • Why do people suffer - part 3

    In this third part of the series, we see that God allows people to suffer because

    it allows Him to make something beautiful out of it, like the generation of a pearl

    due to an irritant in an oyster. As Paul indicates in his letter to the Romans:

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who

    have been called accoring to His purpose." Paul indicates it is ALL things - the

    good and the bad - that build us up to conform to the image of Christ.

  • Why do people suffer - Part 2

    SOMETIMES people suffer. As we touched on last week, it can be self-inflicted. In other situations, it is outside of our control like it was in the life of Job. It could be that God is giving us experience in difficulty so that we can be that comfort or encouragement to someone else. Just as God is with us through these difficulties, He is growing us in our faith so that we can used in a greater way to encourage and comfort others.

  • Sunshine and Rainbows (Why do people suffer - Part 1)

    Good things happen to good people. Good things happen to bad people. Bad things happen to bad people. Bad things happen to good people. In John 16:33, Jesus tells us we will have troubles. There may be a number of reasons for these afflictions; sometimes, it is because of consequences of choices or decisions. But, following Job's example, we should ask "Why not me?" instead of "Why me?" 

  • Words of Encouragement From a Man in Exile

    Today's message comes out of the words written from the apostle John, who was in exile a couple thousand years ago on a small island called Patmos. These words are meant to encourage us that while we may feel like we are in exile due to pandemic and chaos, we are not exiled from God. John reminds us that God is sovereign and is in control.

  • Father's Day Message (June 21, 2020)

    Pastor Joe uses Paul's perspective of David (Acts 13:22) to provide a model for all on this Father's Day: an imperfect person who is not afraid to show emotions and is obedient and willing to learn from his/her mistakes.

  • Use Your Words Wisely

    Pastor Joe discusses the the importance of words and uses James 3:5-10 as the backdrop to show the power of the tongue. The book of Proverbs also provides guidance in this regard (Proverbs 18:21, 12:18, 15:1)

  • Injustice - not new and not acceptable

    Racism is a systemic issue that has existed in the Church due to incorrect or misdirected teaching; it has NO PLACE in our society and in the Church. We  look at Old Testament prophets like Isaiah and Micah  to see systemic injustice existed for a long time.  How we deal with it is to understand the "why" and  not just the "what" when oppression reaches a boiling  point like we are seeing this past week or two. AND  THEN WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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