Sermon Archives

September 10, 2013

Christian Perfection

Christian Perfection

Christian Perfection, Sanctification, or Perfection in Holy Love are all the same concept.  A perfection of the heart while here on earth.  This is the process that God uses to bring us closer to Him.  Join us as we explore this understanding as held by John Wesley in our final sermon on the theology of […]

September 2, 2013

Let’s Talk About Sin

Let's Talk About Sin

This sermon continues our Theology of John Wesley sermon series.  Today we are reviewing John Wesley’s understanding of outward sin.  Outward sin is something that Wesley believed that Christians can and should be overcoming.  Join us as we investigate this claim and review the application of this understanding for today.   You can download the […]

August 25, 2013

Almost Awake

Almost Awake

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, had a pastoral view of theology.  His theology always was focused toward the salvation of individuals.  Join us as we look at some of the theological points based on some of his 52 standard sermons.  This week we are looking over “The Almost Christian” and “Awake Thou […]

August 18, 2013

The Very Good Father

The Very Good Father

In conclusion to our sermon series on the Prodigal Son; we take a closer look at the father.  The father is often times overlooked in this parable but we see that it is important to see the role of the father as he relates to the two sons as well as how Christ relates this […]

August 12, 2013

The Not So Good Son

The Not So Good Son

In this second sermon on the series of the Prodigal Son, Pastor Steve looks into the deeper meaning behind the second son.  The Good Son or The Not So Good Son.  Jesus was telling this story to both the sinners and the religious elite.  We must be willing to see the truth of Jesus message […]

August 5, 2013

Coming Home

Coming Home

The story of the Prodigal son is the story of forgiven sin.  In this study we look at the implications of the life and choices of the prodigal son.  We see that although the man separated himself he was welcomed home.  God likewise welcomes us home when we “come to our senses”.

July 22, 2013

Extravagant Generosity

Extravagant Generosity

The story of the Widow’s mite is one of the most amazing stories in all of scripture. Jesus shows us the heart of the father in the faithful response of a widow with two small coins. The money is not what God wants. God is after our heart and through faith we can learn to trust Christ and give our very lives to him.

July 15, 2013

Risk Taking Mission and Service

Risk Taking Mission and Service

Mission and service is the church.  The church does not send missionaries, God sends the Church to be his hands and feet.  In this fourth sermon in the series Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation we explore what mission is and how “risk taking” fits into the mission of the church. For the entire worship […]

July 8, 2013

Intentional Faith Development

Intentional Faith Development

Intentional faith development is, well, intentional.  It is not easy to make time in our busy society to study alone and with the community but it is what God desires for us.  We are able to grow and mature in our faith only through intentional faith development.  As Methodists we have a rich history of […]

June 30, 2013

Passionate Worship

Passionate Worship

If we are to be passionate worshipers of God we must recognize what worship truly is.  Worship is the response of the people of God to God’s desire for relationship.  In this sermon we seek to understand God’s heart toward worship by looking at Psalm 29:1-11 as well as 2 Samuel 6:12-22.  In both of […]

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