2015 Sermon Schedule

Below you’ll find the sermons for the remainder of this year, along with Scripture passages. Sermons are by Senior Pastor Doyle Sager except where noted.

You can listen to or download sermons on the Sermon Archive page under the Worship tab. Right-click on the “Download the MP3” and select “Save Link As.” Or, click the “Download the Sermon” button to download a sermon transcript in PDF form, which includes a link to the MP3 version. A link to the key Scripture passage is also included.

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Sermon series January 4-February 15:
RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS
January 4 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Creating Margins  Isaiah 30:12-18
January 11 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Establishing Priorities  Matthew 6:19-33
January 18 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Managing the Clock John 9:1-5; Ephesians 5:8-20
Worship led by Church Administrator Dr. Jim Hill
January 25 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Investing Wisely 1 Timothy 6:17-19
February 1 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Demanding Justice Micah 6:6-8
(Lord’s Supper observed)
February 8 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Becoming Christ’s Community 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2
February 15 RESETTING LIFE’S COMPASS: Cleaning Up Relationships Galatians 5:13-15
February 22  Youth Sunday
Sermon series March 1-29:
FINDING OUR RHYTHM: Lining Up with the Heartbeat of God
March 1 MORNING: Listen Before you Leap   Matthew 14:22-33
EVENING (6 p.m.): Asking the Right Question    Acts 1:6-14
(Services canceled due to inclement weather.)
March 8  Returning  Lamentations 3:31-33, 40-41
March 15  Rest Mark 6:30-34
March 22  Quietness I Kings 19:1-12
March 29  Trust Psalm 31:14-16; Luke 23:44-46
April 5  Easter Comes In Inches John 20:1-10; Acts 10:34-43
(Easter Sunday – Lord’s Supper observed)
April 12 A Savior Who Can Walk Through Locked Doors John 20:19-31
April 19 The Terror and Delight of Resurrection Living Luke 24:36-49
April 26 Mission JC – Services canceled as we serve throughout the community
Sermon Series May 3-May 31:
FAMILY STRONG: What “belonging” looks like through God’s eyes
May 3 The Children, Our Teachers Mark 10:13-16
May 10 Compassion Stronger Than Parent-Love Psalm 103:8-13; Isaiah 49:15-16
(Mother’s Day; Parent-Child Dedication)
May 17 When Brothers and Sisters Quarrel Genesis 33:1-11
(Graduate Recognition)
May 24 Uncomfortable Family Reunions Acts 2:1-21
(Pentecost Sunday)
May 31 Pastor Elisey from Ukraine, guest preacher
June 7 Summer Music Celebration
(Lord’s Supper observed)
June 14 The Growing Season  Mark 4:26-34
June 21 Legacy: What Will They Remember?   Genesis 22:1-14
Todd Pridemore preaching
June 28 Wanted: A Theology of Mercy Psalm 130; Matthew 5:7
Mercy may be the most neglected teaching in the church today.
July 5 Dizzying Freedom  Genesis 2:15-17; Galatians 5:1, 13-15
Each person is a free moral agent, which is a scary prospect.
July 12 Made Well  Mark 5:21-43
Rev. Hannah Coe preaching
July 19 Faith Journey – What’s Next?  Hebrews 11:1-2
James Preston preaching
July 26 There’s No Place Like Home!  Luke 15:11-24
Deborah Scott preaching
August 2 One Ephesians 4:1-6
(Lord’s Supper observed)
Unity is not just a pleasant preference; it is God’s design and intention.
August 9 Cultivating a Relationship With the Holy Spirit Ephesians 4:25-32
Sermon Series May 3-May 31:
WHAT THE BIBLE IS ALL ABOUT
August 16 Here Comes Jesus–Don’t Miss Him! Luke 8:18-23
August 23 The Cure for Spiritual Anemia Acts 1:6-11; 2:1-4; 4:31-33
August 30 The Church Jesus Imagined Mark 9:33-35
Dr. Bill Wilson, guest preacher
September 6 Our Mission–There’s a Strategic Plan in There Somewhere! Acts 16:6-10
September 13 Summer Mission Celebration
September 20 Church Life is Messy 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
September 27 Martyrs, Minions and the Rest of Us Hebrews 11:29–12:2
October 4 Bread! Isaiah 58:6-9
(Lord’s Supper observed)
Sermon series October 11-November 1:
PUT ME IN, COACH! Finding Your Place In Kingdom Service
October 11 Team Jesus Ephesians 4:7-16
October 18 Christ’s Body–Healthy and Thriving Romans 12:1-13
October 25 Whatever Gift God Has Given You 1 Peter 4:7-11
November 1 Our Little, God’s Much  John 6:1-14
Stewardship Sermon series Nov. 8-22:
OWING GRATITUDE, HARVESTING BLESSINGS
November 8 Saying Grace  Deuteronomy 8:11-20
November 15 The Law of the Harvest   Galatians 6:7-10
November 22 Framing Everything in Gratitude  Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9
Sermon series Nov. 8-22:
“Christ, Our Light”
November 29 The Disturbing Light of His Coming   Luke 21:29-36; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Jesus’ first and second comings involve judgment and cleansing.
 December 6 Christmas Music Service
 December 13 Naming Our Darkness                         Isaiah 9:1-7
Only when we acknowledge our despair and pain can the Deliverer help us.
 December 20 Christ’s Powerful Light                         John 1:1-14
Easter and Christmas shout the same theme: No darkness has the power to extinguish God’s light of love and hope.
 December 27 Jesus is here! Do we recognize him?   Luke 2:21-40
Rev. Hannah Coe preaching