Sermons on Discipleship
Mike talks about the pendulum of wisdom and escapism, and talks through how the Teacher in Ecclesiastes shows way we like to escape wisdom, including the dangerous posture of nostalgia in our everyday lives.
Mike continues in Ecclesiastes as we look at chapters 3-4, with 2 passages well known from a 60’s song and and a statement on friendship, but have much different meanings when engaging the biblical text on the Teacher’s understanding on what we strive for may be the wrong focus.
Guest Jon Sherrill joins us as he walks through the murky waters of understanding how to approach sin in our lives. He navigates the difficult tension of the extremes of legalism and license and the heart of what the Apostle Paul is communicating during his time…and ours.
Mike continues our Advent 2020 series talking about the deeper revolution of hope in Zechariah’s song, one of the heart.
Mike walks through the events before, during, and after Mary’s “Magnificat,” the first song of our “Hope Sings” series. While it may seem odd, hope has many demands on the way we live now, as displayed by both Mary and Elizabeth.
Mike ends our YOUnited series talking about how the church is called to the way of the cross, which runs contrary to much of the American church experience steeped in consumerism.
Mike talks about experiences and seasons as part of the church’s calling. He challenges how we usually look to only one season, but miss all of the others as part of connecting to our divine purpose.
Mike walks through the words justice and righteousness in the Hebrew Bible, leading up to the church’s call to care about the most vulnerable.
Pastor Rachel Reinink returns continuing our YOUnited series, where she walks through how integrating with others is part of the solution for the reintegration of our own souls.
Mike starts a new series helping the church connect to its divine purpose, which he argues the American church has turned upside down from what the Scriptures teach.
Guest Pastor Tom Elenbaas talks about all of things that form us and fill us up. Do we realize what we’re filling our cups with?
Pastor Emmett Brown challenges the unbiblical teaching of, “God will not give you more than you can handle,” and provides solace about how God uses the “tests” in our lives.
Pastor Jon Sherrill walks through Romans 5 on the significance of how Christ’s forgiveness shapes us to live in the world today.
Guest Pastor Jon Sherrill talks about what it means to be a disciple, and that this is our primary call.
Pastor Mike walks through the situation in Pergamum, which has significant relevance on a Christ followers’ response to culture.
Pastor Mike starts a new series on the book of Revelation as we examine why the doctrine of the Second Coming of Jesus is important, and how it is especially encouraging in the times we find ourselves in.
Jason Radmacher, one of our elders, walks through 1 Peter and recognizing patterns between then and now, and the importance of engaging the Scripture in community.
Pastor Mike continues our Lenten series as he walks through the Parable of the Rich Fool and evaluates how to approach our abundance.
Pastor Mike talks through how taking care of the forgotten Jesus takes personally.
Pastor Mike starts a new series for Lent asking questions of the receptivity of our hearts for God to work, and that it might take more patience than we think.