Silence Kills, Part 10

Sunday, 03 July 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Vision For Grace

Sunday, 03 July 2016 by

Pastor Mark Kinman discussing the importance of vision and how we need to have a vision for grace, a vision for trust, and a vision for commitment so we can keep our eyes on the prize and not fall for the temptations that are dangled in front of our face on a given day, or

Vision For Trust

Sunday, 03 July 2016 by

Pastor Mark Kinman discussing the importance of vision and how we need to have a vision for grace, a vision for trust, and a vision for commitment so we can keep our eyes on the prize and not fall for the temptations that are dangled in front of our face on a given day, or

Vision for Commitment

Sunday, 03 July 2016 by

Pastor Mark Kinman discussing the importance of vision and how we need to have a vision for grace, a vision for trust, and a vision for commitment so we can keep our eyes on the prize and not fall for the temptations that are dangled in front of our face on a given day, or

Jimmy Cantwell discusses how fear causes us to lose sight of whats important and to lose faith instead of trusting that we will be provided for by God. While living in fear, including politics, medical issues, financial issues, we lose the ability to live in the present moment and appreciate every moment that God has

Silence Kills, Part 5

Saturday, 07 May 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Silence Kills, Part 3

Saturday, 07 May 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Sermon by Jimmy Cantwell on how our own words often mask our true strength and abilities versus our own god-given limitations. Just because we choose to ignore the strength that has been given to us through Jesus Christ, doesn’t mean we have lost the ability, we have just neglected to exercise the authority and power

Silence Kills, Part 3

Saturday, 09 April 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Sermon by Pastor Mark coming back from a missions trip full of spirit discussing the missions trip, but also sharing stories about how we need to believe in God’s will and once we speak to have faith that it will be fulfilled, that God will not leave us stranded, and that we should be expecting

Silence Kills, Part 2

Thursday, 31 March 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Jimmy Cantwell discusses how we get to know the father through worshiping him, and in particular showing gratitude and praise for the life we have been given and the many enjoyable things of the world. Sincere honest worship is done through spirit and truth. Sermon on 2-3-16.

Palm Sunday 2016

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 by

Pastor Mark Kinman on Palm Sunday discussing the authority of Jesus as on Palm Sunday he walked in on a donkey and was treated as a King. This leads into discussing how our spoken words have power, and how Jesus used his words to calm, to empower, and to heal. We often times use our

Guest speaker Jimmy Cantwell talks about how he grew up, and the issues he faced and how his love of Christ enable him to overcome. In particular how while he grew up Christian, after some family struggles, the world started trying to bring him into its grasp, but through the love of God he was

The Appeal, Part 2

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark about our ultimate judge as believers in Christ. A reminder that while in this life, we are judged by our actions and those around us, that because we belong to a greater kingdom, we can appeal to our father in heaven, who is the ultimate judge. It lends itself into a

Pastor Gene discusses his background in business and how he found his way to the lord, and how he transitioned from being a passive Christian whose faith did not fundamentally alter his life into one who lives through faith and has been transformed by it. A significant portion of the sermon discusses marriage and how

Silence Kills, Part 1

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by

Pastor Mark reflects on current events about persecution of Jews and Christians and/or how Christianity is affected by surrounding cultures, and in particular ISIS and the recent attacks in Brussels. We are commanded to not be silent about our faith despite societal pressures to be quiet. This sermon ties this into King Xerxes and how

Sealed, Part 2

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark about how just as we mark letters with our seal, Christ has sealed us already and has put his mark on us. We need to realize that we are already marked as one of his, and that as such we already have grace and have enough faith to walk in God’s

Sealed, Part 1

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark about how just as we mark letters with our seal, Christ has sealed us already and has put his mark on us. We need to realize that we are already marked as one of his, and that as such we already have grace and have enough faith to walk in God’s

Sermon by Pastor Mark coming back from a missions trip full of spirit discussing the missions trip, but also sharing stories about how we need to believe in God’s will and once we speak to have faith that it will be fulfilled, that God will not leave us stranded, and that we should be expecting

The Appeal, Part 1

Thursday, 25 February 2016 by

A reminder that while in this life, we are judged by our actions and those around us, that because we belong to a greater kingdom, we can appeal to our father in heaven, who is the ultimate judge. It lends itself into a greater discussion about how our country is stirring for a 3rd great

Shortcuts, Part 3

Thursday, 25 February 2016 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 2/24/2016 discussing how we need to be patient and trust God’s plan in our lives, and to remain faithful and not to take shortcuts. Yes, shortcuts that are through faith are acceptable, but those usurping it are not, such as the case of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar in the Book

Pastor Charlotte’s sermon on how all is possible when we are walking in the spirit and letting God’s power work through us, and how the main thing holding us back is the doubt in our faith, just as it did back in Jesus’s time where the disciples could see the power of the spirit at

Tough Love

Monday, 22 February 2016 by

Valentine’s Day Sermon by Pastor Mark on how love while kind, also must be strong and withstand the arrows and blows of this world. We are to put on the cloak and armor of righteousness to enable our hearts to withstand the assault we are under. We are to be patient and forgive our neighbor

Shortcuts, Part 2

Monday, 22 February 2016 by

Series by Pastor Mark discussing how we need to be patient and trust God’s plan in our lives, and to remain faithful and not to take shortcuts. Yes, shortcuts that are through faith are acceptable, but those usurping it are not, such as the case of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar in the Book of Genesis.

Shortcuts, Part 1

Monday, 22 February 2016 by

Series by Pastor Mark discussing how we need to be patient and trust God’s plan in our lives, and to remain faithful and not to take shortcuts. Yes, shortcuts that are through faith are acceptable, but those usurping it are not, such as the case of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar in the Book of Genesis.

Just Eat, Part 1

Monday, 01 February 2016 by

We go back to Ezekiel and how God told him to eat of the words he said and then spread them to the masses. Instead of receiving something comforting, God handed down the truth about false Gods and destruction…the words tasted good, because they were simple and easy, but they left an unpleasant feeling in

Rick Bell comes back to speak to us on his ministry and experiences with ministering those to China, and how he has learned patience throughout ministry and in planting seeds, giving God time to work and not letting impatience and/or disappointment to steer us wrong. We need to learn to rely on faith, and not

Limitless, Part 2

Thursday, 28 January 2016 by

Feeding off the “Watch Me Superman” series, Limitless focuses on our spirit walk, and how we have limitless power, as Paul espouses in his letters, including Galatians, if we just simply understand that Christ is living in our “decrepit body”…we realize that our power is endless…our power over sin is complete…we may choose to walk

Limitless, Part 1

Thursday, 28 January 2016 by

Feeding off the “Watch Me Superman” series, Limitless focuses on our spirit walk, and how we have limitless power, as Paul espouses in his letters, including Galatians, if we just simply understand that Christ is living in our “decrepit body”…we realize that our power is endless…our power over sin is complete…we may choose to walk

Watch Me Superman, Part 2

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

While we all enjoy comic books for supermen and women and heros, the truth is that power is inside all of us as gifted by Christ, who was the ultimate super hero. He calmed the seas, he healed the sick…we have already been gifted with the ability to be like God, if only we take

Watch Me Superman, Part 1

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

While we all enjoy comic books for supermen and women and heros, the truth is that power is inside all of us as gifted by Christ, who was the ultimate super hero. He calmed the seas, he healed the sick…we have already been gifted with the ability to be like God, if only we take

No Goals, Part 3

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

Part 3 on why our goals always fall short of God’s goals, expectations, and what he can deliver us. Not that setting goals isn’t a bad thing and trying to achieve positive change, but that we can do so much more by just simply letting God act in our lives and embrace what God has

No Goals, Part 2

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

Part 2 on why our goals always fall short of God’s goals, expectations, and what he can deliver us. Not that setting goals isn’t a bad thing and trying to achieve positive change, but that we can do so much more by just simply letting God act in our lives and embrace what God has

No Goals, Part 1

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 by

Part 1 on why our goals always fall short of God’s goals, expectations, and what he can deliver us. Not that setting goals isn’t a bad thing and trying to achieve positive change, but that we can do so much more by just simply letting God act in our lives and embrace what God has

Spies and Lies, Part 5

Thursday, 17 December 2015 by

Sermon on 12-16-2015 following the Hebrews as they enter the promised land, except instead of trusting in God’s promises, they constantly question and require verification. In such a way, they delay the gift that God was trying to bestow upon them. In the same way, we need to be ever trusting so we are always

Keep in Step, Part 2

Thursday, 17 December 2015 by

Sermon on 12-13-2015 following Paul and how he discusses that our faith our devotion to Christ must be a pursuit of Godliness, analogous to a race, and that we cannot rest, but must take active, assertive steps towards pursuing Christ versus being passive in our religion. Sermon by Pastor Mark

Spies and Lies, Part 4

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 by

Sermon on 12-9-2015 following the Hebrews as they enter the promised land, except instead of trusting in God’s promises, they constantly question and require verification. In such a way, they delay the gift that God was trying to bestow upon them. In the same way, we need to be ever trusting so we are always

Misquoted

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Pastor Mark looks at the misquoted parts of the bible on 10-21-15, where its obvious that we re-work what the bible says to fit what we desire it to say, in order to brush off responsibility, and to feel protected in our cocoon. However, the Bible is a stable document, and thus it says only

Give Yourself a Promotion

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on how God has more faith in us than we have in ourselves, and that God sees our heart and gifts us with amazing abilities if only we allow God to work through us and to work miracles. This is a call to speak out and minister to others, and put

Sermon by Jimmy Cantwell on 11-04-2015 going through the biblical connections between faith, resurrection, and salvation, and honing back in on the Lutheran concept that we are saved and we receive grace through faith and faith alone. As always, it is heavy on the scriptural backing, and how this faith enables us to receive grace

Hope and Faith

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 11-15-15 discussing the concerns and questions of the church, and in the end of the day, we all need hope and faith and struggle in that faith in which we rest our hopes. However, we can strengthen our faith and be steadfast in our hope by faith, as spoken to

Spiritually Adrift, Part 2

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 10/25/2015 on how when we lack knowledge, we can easily become spiritually adrift in the sea of life, lacking direction and focus, and an ability to observe positive progress in our life and/or the lives of those around us. We need to instead be constantly working towards a common goal,

Spiritually Adrift, Part 1

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 10/18/2015 on how when we lack knowledge, we can easily become spiritually adrift in the sea of life, lacking direction and focus, and an ability to observe positive progress in our life and/or the lives of those around us. We need to instead be constantly working towards a common goal,

Man is God’s Leftovers

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 11-29-2015 how one way to sum up one of the main points of obedience that God wants from us is that we need to be Grateful. Nothing was ever accomplished by complaining…but through a grateful spirit we will be constantly ready and prepared to receive and to take positive affirmative

Grateful

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 11-22-15 on how one way to sum up one of the main points of obedience that God wants from us is that we need to be Grateful. Nothing was ever accomplished by complaining…but through a grateful spirit we will be constantly ready and prepared to receive and to take positive

Pastor Mark’s follow-up to powerful testimony from those who went on the November 2015, Guadalajara missions trip on 11-11-2015, including testimony about overcoming the temptation that is alcohol and the destructive nature it has played in some of the lives of our parishioners. It is an interesting perspective about Christianity in a developing country, and

Powerful testimony from those who went on the November 2015, Guadalajara missions trip on 11-8-2015, including testimony about overcoming the temptation that is alcohol and the destructive nature it has played in some of the lives of our parishioners. It is an interesting perspective about Christianity in a developing country, and how discipleship on missions

Keep In Step, Part 1

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 12-6-2015 following Paul and how he discusses that our faith our devotion to Christ must be a pursuit of Godliness, analogous to a race, and that we cannot rest, but must take active, assertive steps towards pursuing Christ versus being passive in our religion.

Spies and Lies, Part 3

Monday, 07 December 2015 by

Sermon by Pastor Mark on 12-2-2015 following the Hebrews as they enter the promised land, except instead of trusting in God’s promises, they constantly question and require verification. In such a way, they delay the gift that God was trying to bestow upon them. In the same way, we need to be ever trusting so

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