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The Path To Success

August 12, 2018 Morning Service. When someone mentions success, what does that mean to you? For most that will invoke the idea of fame and fortune. But the reality of those things is that none of it will matter much after your life has ended. Today Pastor John Friederich looks at the words of Paul to understand what it really means to be successful, and the Christ-centered path that it takes to get there. (2 Corinthians 3:1-3)


God's Humble Love

August 5, 2018 Morning Service. We often hear a lot of talk about God%u2019s love and while this particular attribute is a huge part of who He is, we often neglect to realize just how significant His feelings toward us are. Today Pastor John Friederich uses Romans 8 as a springboard into exploring the incredible nature of God%u2019s love for His creation and just how truly humble and humbling that love is. (Romans 8:37-39)


Get To Know The Cross

July 29, 2018 Morning Service. It%u2019s a symbol that causes controversy for some but gives comfort and hope for others at the same time. It%u2019s the cross of Jesus Christ. The cross means many different things to people but ultimately has the power to change lives. So how do we really understand the meaning and the impact of the cross? Today Pastor John Friederich takes us into John chapter 12 and by taking a look at the words of Jesus, helps us to get to know the cross. (John 12:20-32)


Unworthy Worship

July 22, 2018 Morning Service. In an age of declining church attendance and individualized spirituality, many today see worship services as an unnecessary burden. But what some will say is simply a progression in their faith is really a degradation in their relationship with God. Today Pastor John Friederich takes a look in the first chapter of Malachi and points out what leads to this kind of thinking and what we as believers need to be on the lookout for to prevent it. (Malachi 1:1-14)


Why Worry?

July 15, 2018 Morning Service. Worry. It%u2019s something we%u2019re all guilty of from time to time. Whether a day to day issue or something with life changing potential, we have a tendency to allow the circumstances to cause us anxiety and that can cause us a lot of issues. Today we explore some of Jesus%u2019 comments from His sermon on the mount and by exploring His Word, find some truths to consider and hold on to that make us realize that we have no reason to worry. . (Matthew 6:25-26)


The Wayward Son - The Joyous Return

July 1, 2018 Morning Service. This week we take a look at the second half of a message regarding the Prodigal Son. In recognizing his mistakes, the son acknowledges some key things that bring him to a point of repentance. The other side of this story reveals the attributes of a father, our Heavenly Father, that should encourage us to return when we find ourselves in a similar place as the son. (Luke 15:17-24)


The Wayward Son - The Departure

June 24, 2018 Morning Service. The story of the Prodigal Son is one of the most well known of all the Bible passages, even outside of Christianity. It is a wonderful story of redemption and forgiveness. But sometimes lost in focus on that part of the story, we miss the attitudes and mindsets of the the son that led to his poor decisions that parallel a Christian drifting from their faith. (Luke 15:11-24)


The Forgotten Father

June 17, 2018 Morning Service. In the Bible there are many examples of fathers. Some that demonstrate characteristics that we should emulate, some that we should avoid. There is a father that we know little about, that doesn't have a spoken word recorded in Scripture, that shows some admirable qualities. Today we explore how his actions are something to take notice of. (Matthew 1:18-25)


Preaching To The Dead

June 10, 2018 Morning Service. Have you ever felt like you had gotten so far from God that there was no way back? Where you felt there was simply no life left in you? This is where the nation Israel found themselves when God gave this message of prophesy to Ezekiel. But in the actions that God told Ezekiel to follow we see a plan for renewal. (Ezekiel 37:1-14)


Where Is Your Joy Unspeakable?

June 3, 2018 Morning Service. What are the things in life that make you happy? Chances are they are things that are temporary or fleeting and their effectivenss are likely dependent on your circumstances. God has provided for us ways to find joy through our connection to Him that are lasting and effective regardless of where we find ourselves in life. (1 Peter 1:3-8)


Of Sacrifices Then And Now

May 27, 2018 Morning Service. When John proclaimed Jesus as the 'Lamb of God' as He approached we often take the term somewhat lightly to simply mean He sacrificed Himself for our sins. But what we may miss is that Jesus in His selfless act went beyond just being the sacrifice. He fulfilled the requirements of the Old Testament for a sacrifice. (John 1:22-29)


Reflecting Jesus in a Culture of Hostility

May 20, 2018 Morning Service. The world we live in today is becoming increasingly hostile towards our faith. What used to be relatively mild resistance to our beliefs has become an outright assault even on our ability to teach and preach our beliefs. Our natural reaction to this might be to lash out or perhaps take the other extreme and be somewhat conciliatory. But what is the right response? In all things the proper thing to do is look to Jesus and act in the same manner He did and would...


The Prayer of a Mother

May 13, 2018 Morning Service. On this Mother's Day when we celebrate all the mothers in our lives, we look at some of the attributes of a godly mother. While Proverbs is often where we look to find a biblical description of godly motherhood, in our sermon today we look at Hannah and how she demonstrates these kinds of attributes. (1 Samuel 1:9-18)


Where Do You Stand?

May 6, 2018 Morning Service. Today we take a look at the different responses to being exposed to the presence og God and while in Scriptures at times it was through visions or the miracles of God, we are exposed to the presence of God in many ways today as well. How we respond to those times are a clear indicator of the state of our spiritual health. (Isaiah 6:1-5)


Attitude Adjustment

April 29, 2018 Morning Service. When we read the parable presented by Jesus in our verses this morning, we often do so with a sense of identification. We all have had times when we think that we have been dealt with unfairly. But when it comes to spiritual matters, this parable brings out some very powerful messages regard how God operates and how we shoudl respond. (Matthew 20:1-16)


The Voice of Actions

April 22, 2018 Morning Service. How many times have we heard the phrase 'Actions speak louder than words'? When it comes to the Christian faith, this statement becomes even more true. In the passages we explore today, we see just how powerful our response to our circumstances can be to those around us and when that response glorifies and brings attention to God, great things can happen. (Acts 16:24-34)


Seeking the Source

April 15, 2018 Morning Service. Does it ever feel like our relationship with God is up and down? What's more, does it seem like the ups and the downs tend to coincide with how things are going in our life or how visible God's blessings are? Well today we look at how to avoid that by placing our desires and focus on the source of those blessings and not the blessings themselves. (Psalms 73)


Mountaintop Encounters

April 8, 2018 Morning Service. What's it like to be in the presence of the Lord? The Bible gives us accounts of visions and even encounters with the Lord in the flesh. While we may not have physical encounters, the spiritual ones are no less real. What's it like when that's happening? Today we explore just that. (Luke 1:41-47)


Resurrection Power

April 1, 2018 Morning Service. On this glorious morning when we celebrate the risen Christ, we are reminded of the many different people who came in contact and were witness to the resurrected Christ. And with every instance as with every case since, when introduced to the resurrected Christ, it has a profound, even eternal impact on us. Today we look at just how that is. (Luke 24:1-8)


Messages of the Last Supper

March 25, 2018 Morning Service. In one of the most powerful lessons that Jesus ever gave His disciples, Jesus carries out a task for the apostles that was normally reseverd for the lowest of the servants to do. But in doing so, Jesus was teaching us some critical aspects of what it meanst to be a follower of our Lord. As we prepare for the week leading up to Easter, Jesus was preparing His disciples for His departure from their presence and in doing so prepared us to follow as well. (John...