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November 3rd, 2019 | Season 19 | 19 mins 16 secs
1 chronicles, david, prayer
Prayer is a foundational piece of the Christian faith. Why is it important? Why does it matter? This week, we look at David's prayer in 1 Chronicles 17 as a response to God's blessing upon him and his family.
October 27th, 2019 | Season 19 | 20 mins 41 secs
blessing, david, house
Do we need to build a house so that God can be present with us? David tries as much as a way to honor and bless God, but things don't go as he had planned. This week, we're in 1 Chronicles 17 with David and his desire to build a temple for God.
October 20th, 2019 | Season 19 | 28 mins
ark of god, david, humility, uzzah, worship
A key ingredient of worship is the presence of God. But as a result, a second key ingredient to worship is how we respond to the presence of God. This week, we look at2 Samuel and David, Uzzah, and the bringing of the ark of God into Jerusalem.
October 13th, 2019 | Season 19 | 20 mins 59 secs
god wants you, joseph, serving god
Joseph, the great-grandson of Abraham, makes it into the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11. God obviously used him to accomplish good things. But can God use the rest of us to accomplish good things?
October 6th, 2019 | Season 19 | 22 mins 38 secs
abraham, isaac, obedience, sacrifice, want
Sacrifices are never easy. The "heroes" of the Bible didn't have an easy time with them, either. This week, we dive into what God requires of us and how he provides for us as we look at Abraham and the unimaginable request from God to give up his beloved son Isaac.
September 22nd, 2019 | Season 19 | 19 mins 25 secs
noah, sacrifice, sin
Noah is the story of recreation to fix the suffering in the world caused by sin. But the problem of sin in the human heart is a difficult problem to fix.
September 15th, 2019 | Season 19 | 24 mins 29 secs
creation, genesis, image of god, need, purpose, want
This week, we start our fall sermon series "God Doesn't Need You, but He Wants You." But does God really not need us? And if he doesn't, why are we here? What are we made for? We look at Genesis 1 and the creation of humankind to dive into that question.
September 8th, 2019 | Season 19 | 17 mins 37 secs
abraham, faith, righteousness, robert moran
Where do you see your faith in 6 months? So asks high school senior Robert Moran as he preaches on Genesis and Abraham's call from God while discussing his faith and his journey of growing in relationship with Jesus.
August 25th, 2019 | Season 19 | 21 mins 51 secs
children, first, greatest in the kingdom, jesus, last
The disciples were trying to figure out who of them would be the greatest in kingdom of heaven. We look this week at Matthew 18 to see how Jesus let them know that they'd have to see the world a bit upside down if they wanted to be great.
August 11th, 2019 | Season 19 | 18 mins 49 secs
depths, jesus, redemption, relief, sin, sorrow
Life is full of difficulties: some wrought upon ourselves, some wrought upon us by others, and some wrought upon us by the realities of a broken world. This week we look at Psalm 130 and the plea to God for relief from the depths of life's troubles, as we learn how to wait hopefully and expectantly for that relief to come.
July 28th, 2019 | Season 18 | 25 mins 53 secs
acts, giving, jesus, money
People don't like to talk about money, but Jesus talks about it a lot. This week, we look at Acts 4:32-5:11 to see how we can give in a way that is pleasing to God, and why'd we want to do such a thing.
July 21st, 2019 | Season 18 | 19 mins
acts, fear, gospel, jesus, rejection, share
Many scholars have said that "gospel" is a translation of a Greek word meaning "good news". Christians believe the gospel -- they believe the good news! And people love to share good news! But why can it feel so hard to talk about the gospel? We look at Acts 4:23-31 this week to dive into that question.
July 14th, 2019 | Season 18 | 21 mins 16 secs
acts, christian, courage, jesus, judgment
Following Jesus takes courage. This week, we look at Acts 4:1-22 to see where that courage comes from.
July 7th, 2019 | Season 18 | 21 mins 22 secs
acts, christ, christian, follower of jesus, repent
Do you hear a difference between being a Christian and being a follower of Jesus? If so, what is it? This week, we look at Acts 3:11-4:4 and Peter's call to repent and follow the risen Jesus.
June 30th, 2019 | Season 18 | 22 mins 18 secs
acts, jesus, lame man, wonder
We all get into ruts sometimes. Faith is no different, as routine can sap our wonder. This week, we look at Acts 3 and the wonder that a miraculous healing inspires in the lives of those who witness the effects.
June 24th, 2019 | Season 11 | 24 mins 20 secs
apostles teaching, breaking bread, fellowship, pastor henry yoder, prayer, the church @ the rock
We continue in our series from The Acts. In this message, Pastor Henry Yoder discusses the values that shaped the priorities of the early followers of Jesus.