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Sermon Series - "UNITY" - A study of Ephesians

6-18-17  A Profound Mystery  (Eph. 5:21-33, 6:1-4)  (P. Jeff) 

6-11-17  One  (Eph. 4)  (P. Jeff)

6-4-17 God's Great Love (Eph. 2:1-10) (Guest Speaker: Larry Held)

   References: 2Cor. 1:8-9, Heb. 9:27, Rm. 6:16, Eph. 5:11-12, James 4, John 15:4-5, Eph. 1:13-14, Is. 64:6, Mt. 5:16

5-28-17  The Mystery Revealed  (P. Jeff)

     --that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge  (Eph. 3:17b-19a)

5-21-17 One in Christ, the Greatest Privilege  (P. Jeff)

    5-21-17 Seeds of Hope - Exciting news from Hartford and Westbend

5-14-17  Opening The Eyes of Your Heart  (P. Jeff)

5-7-17   Setting the Tone (Ephesians 1:3-14)   (P. Jeff)

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. (Eph. 1:4)


Sermon Series - "Take The Land" - A study of Joshua

4-30-17  Leadership Doesn't Always Go As Planned  (P. Jeff)

4-23-17   Biblical Leadership; Not Always How We See It (P. Jeff)

4-16-17    It's More Than Just The Name - Easter  (P. Jeff)

4-9-17  Why Do I Do What I Do?   (John 12:1-22)    (Guest Speaker: Pastor Steve Fletcher)

4-2-17   Leading Rahab  (Guest Speaker: Pastor Steve Fletcher)

3-26-17 The 'What If's' of Leadership  (Guest Speaker: Pastor Steve Fletcher)

3-19-17  Overcoming the Challenges of Leadership   (Guest Speaker: Pastor Steve Fletcher)

3-12-17  I Spy (Something Different)   (P. Jeff)

3-5-17  Biblical Leadership   (P. Jeff)

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)


Discipleship Sermon Series

2-26-17 Peter, Disciple of Jesus  (P. Jeff)

2-19-17 John, Jesus' Valentine  (P. Jeff)

2-12-17 James, Disciple of Jesus  (P. Jeff)

2-5-17  Andrew, Disciple of Jesus  (P. Jeff)

1-29-17 Defining Discipleship - Followship  (P. Jeff)

1-22-17 Discipleship - Restoring Disciples  (P. Ken)

1-15-17   Discipleship - Becoming a Disciple   (P. Ken)

1-8-17  Discipleship - A Journey With Jesus  (P. Ken)


1-01-2017  Resolutions and the Description of Foolishness   (P. Jeff)

12-25-2016 An Invitation to Christmas  (P. Jeff)

12-24-2016  The Often Missed Messages of Christmas   (P. Ken)


Song of Solomon Sermon Series - Sending Out An S.O.S.

12-18-2016  The Art of Commitment (P. Ken)

No sermon 12/11/16  (Weather cancellation)

12-04-16 The Art of Conflict (part 2)  (P. Ken) 

11-27-16  The Art of Conflict (part 1) (P. Ken)

11-20-2016  The Art of Intimacy  (P. Ken)

11-13-2016  The Art of Courtship (P. Ken)

10-23-2016   The Art of Dating  (P. Ken)

10-16-2016  The Art of Attraction   (P. Ken)

10-9-2016  Introduction to the Song of Solomon  (P. Ken)


Topical

12-04-16 Lessons From the Tree Stand (Guest speaker: Larry Held)

11-6-2016 Politically Incorrect -  Righteousness Exalts A Nation (Proverbs 14:34) (P. Ken)

10-30-2016 Prepare The Way For The LORD ( Is. 40:3) (Guest speaker: Sam Stemple, Germany)

10-2-2016 How to Forgive the Unforgiveable, Marriage Reconstruction following CSA (Guest speaker: Rev. Bill Ronzheimer)

9-18-2016  Giving Direction;  The power of "and"  (P. Jeff)


The Book of Obadiah Sermon Series - With or Without You

9-25-2016  Obadiah 5  The Point = OUR GOD REIGNS (P. Ken)

9-11-16 Obadiah 4  What happened on Mount Zion that makes it so significant? (P. Ken)

9-4-16 Obadiah 3 How were Edom and Israel shaped by God's opinion of them? (P. Ken)

8-28-16 Obadiah 2 - Hermeneutics/Imagery/Principle of 1st Mention.... (P. Ken)  (Papua New Guinea update)

8-21-16  Obadiah 1 - Has anyone ever said to you, "You are just like your (Mom/Dad)!" What do we do about generational tendencies? (P. Ken)


Topical

8-14-16.  Obedience - How does Jesus finish this sentence? "If you love me, ......"  (P. Jeff)

8-7-16 Church Picnic, no recorded message

7-31-16 - Report back from Greece Part 2 (P. Ken)

7-24-16 - Report back from Greece Part 1 (P. Ken)

7-17-16 Youth Service - What do we learn when we remain teachable? (P. Jeff and LIFE trip team)

7-10-16 Any Old Bush - A Look at the Life of Moses Where does our competence come from? (Guest Pastor: Jeff Schimp)

7-3-2016 Transformation - How do we become what God wants us to be? (P. Jeff)

Communion Prayer    7/3/16

I have fallen, Lord,

Once more.

I can’t go on, I’ll never succeed.

I am ashamed, I don’t dare look at you.

And yet I struggled, Lord, for I knew you were right near me, bending over me, watching.

But temptation blew like a hurricane,

And instead of looking at you I turned my head away,

I stepped aside

While you stood, silent and sorrowful,

Like the spurned fiancè who sees his loved one carried away by the enemy.

When the wind died down as suddenly as it had arisen,

When the lightning ceased after proudly streaking the darkness,

All of a sudden I found myself alone, ashamed, disgusted, with my sin in my hands.

This sin that I selected the way a customer makes his purchase,

This sin that I have paid for and cannot return, for the shopkeeper is no longer there,

This tasteless sin,

This odorless sin,

This sin that sickens me,

That I have wanted but want no more,

That I have imagined, sought, played with, fondled, for a long time;

That I have finally embraced while turning coldly away from you,

My arms outstretched, my eyes and heart irresistibly drawn;

This sin that I have grasped and consumed with gluttony,

It’s mine now, but it possesses me as the spiderweb holds captive the gnat.

It is mine,

It sticks to me,

It flows in my veins,

It fills my heart.

It has slipped in everywhere, as darkness slips into the forest at dusk

And fills all the patches of light.

I can’t get rid of it.

I run from it the way one tries to lose a stray dog, but it catches up with me and bounds joyfully against my legs.

Everyone must notice it.

I’m so ashamed that I feel like crawling to avoid being seen,

I’m ashamed of being seen by my friends,

I’m ashamed of being seen by you, Lord,

For you loved me, and I forgot you.

I forgot you because I was thinking of myself

And one can’t think of several persons at once.

One must choose, and I chose.

And your voice,

And your look

And your love hurt me.

They weigh me down

They weigh me down more than my sin.

Lord, don’t look at me like that,

For I am naked,

I am dirty,

I am down,

Shattered,

With no strength left.

I dare make no more promises,

I can only lie bowed before you.

[The Father’s Response]

Come, son, look up.

Isn’t it mainly your vanity that is wounded?

If you loved me, you would grieve, but you would trust.

Do you think that there’s a limit to God’s love?

Do you think that for a moment I stopped loving you?

But you still rely on yourself, son.  You must rely only on me.

Ask my pardon

And get up quickly.

You see, it’s not falling that is the worst,

But staying on the ground.

-Michel Quoist


6-26-16 The LORD Bless You-Everyone Needs a God Bag - Who said, "Worry is wasting today's time to clutter up tomorrow's opportunities with yesterdays troubles"? (P. Ken)

6-19-16 - What Does My Father Want?  Hebrew Pictogrph strong house - father.jpgHebrew Pictograph meaning, "strength (of the) house" = Father (P. Ken)


SERMON SERIES: Peacemaking

6-12-16 Our Church - A Dwelling Place for God? - "Daaad, are we there yet?" (P. Ken)

6-5-16 The Welcoming Father and His Three Sons - Who IS the 3rd son? (P. Jeff)

5-29-16 Discipline is God's Gift and Blessing to the Church - Why does excellence require discipline? (P. Jeff)

5-22-16 The Cross and Criticism - What does God want us to do with criticism? (P. Ken)

5-15-16 The Silence That Stifles True Happiness - What IS true happiness? (P. Ken)

5-8-16 Finding Peace Through a Prompt You Turn - How can we change the course of a conflict? (P. Ken)

05-01-16 Powerful Witness - How does unity witness to the world? (P. Jeff)

4-24-16 What Should be the Aim of our Lives? - Guest speaker Pastor "Rick" Badger, New Beginnings CMA, Madison

4-17-16 Real Peace - What does God's Word have to say about real Peace? (P. Ken)


SERMON SERIES: Politically Incorrect, Biblically True: 1-10-16 to ...

4-10-16 Politically Incorrect Direction of a Nation - What is God's plan for nations?

   Sermon Prezi - Direction of a Nation

April 3rd - Not Available

3-27-16 [EASTER] Politically Incorrect Religion - Aren't all religions the same?

   Sermon Prezi - Religion​ 

3-20-16 Politically Incorrect Church / State Relationship - Should the church have a relationship with the state? 

   Sermon Prezi - Church / State Relationship

3-13-16 Politically Incorrect Islam part 2 - Is Christianity and Islam that much different?

   Sermon Prezi - Islam

3-6-16 Politically Incorrect Islam part 1 - Is Islam a religion of peace? 

   Sermon Prezi - Islam​

2016-02-28 Politically Incorrect Church State Relations - Have you ever wondered "Where are the boundaries for the church and where are the boundaries for the government"

   Sermon Prezi - Church State Relations

2-21-2016 Politically Incorrect Immigration Part 2 - What role does the government have with respect to immigration?

   Sermon Prezi - Immigration Part 2

2-14-16 Politically Incorrect Love - Can marriage discriminate? Can we really love whom ever we want? Where does marriage come from?

   Sermon Prezi - Love

2-7-16 One / United / Reconciled - What is God's plan for the Body of Christ?

   Sermon Prezi - One

1-31-16 Politically Incorrect Immigration (Ger) - What role does the church have with respect to immigration?

   Sermon Prezi - Immigration part 1

1-24-16 Racism To Peace - Does racism still exist in the church? What does the Bible say on such matters?

   Sermon Prezi - Racism to Peace

1-17-16 Choose life - Pollitically Incorrect, Biblically True - Is abortion okay? 

   Sermon Prezi - Choose life​

1-10-16 Remember - What have we received? What have we heard? What is our responsibility?

   Sermon Prezi - Remember 

1-3-16-New Year's Resolutions - What's your New Year's Resolution? How will God use it in your life? Community? Family?