Sermons

Below you’ll find the sermon schedule for this year (subject to change). Sermons are by Lead Pastor Doyle Sager except where noted. Watch, listen to or download sermons by clicking on the date below, or previous years on the Sermon Archive page. Schedules are here for:  2015   2016   2017   2018    2019

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The Jesus We Need to Know
January 5 – 26 Sermon Series
January 5 Baby King  Matthew 2:1-12
Even in infancy, Jesus posed a threat to the proud and offered hope to the humble.
January 12 The Word  John 1:1-5, 10-18
A faith encounter with Christ erases our strange notion of a loveless God.
January 19 The Lamb of God  John 1:29-36
In his suffering and death, Jesus removes our sin and shame.
January 26 The Light That Shines in Darkness  Matthew 4:12-23
Through his tender touch and tough truth, Jesus shines his light into our dark, broken lives.
Preaching: Melissa Hatfield
Encouraged
February 2-16 Sermon Series
February 2 Encouraging Others Through Sharing  Acts 4:32-37
We encourage others when we are generous with our time and possessions.
Lord’s Supper served (More about the Lord’s Supper)
February 9 Encouraging Others Through Connecting  Acts 9:22-28
We encourage others when we help them become all God created them to be.
February 16 Encouraging Others Through Courageous Witness  Acts 13:1-3, 42-46
We encourage others, especially when they see us living and sharing the Good News in tough times.
Preaching: Hannah Coe
February 23 Youth Sunday
Breanna Bartlett (Colossians 3:11-13); David Gillam (Proverbs 6:6-11) ; Emily Hunt (1 Peter 5:9-11); and Jack Honich (1 John 5:14)
Lenten Sermon Series: Run the Race
March 1-April 5
March 1 Surrounded by the Faithful  Hebrews 12:1-2
Others have been here before us and their faithfulness shoots adrenaline into our souls.
March 8 20th Anniversary Celebration for Pastor of Youth and Missions Melissa Hatfield
March 15 The Sin That Clings So Closely  Hebrews 12:1-2
Sometimes we don’t realize sin’s drag on us until we cast it off.
March 22 Let’s Run and Not Quit  Hebrews 12:1-2
Perseverance isn’t popular in a culture of instant-everything.
March 29 Looking to Jesus  Hebrews 12:1-2
Jesus is our leader and trailblazer.
April 5 Palm Sunday
The Cross, The Shame and The Joy  Hebrews 12:1-2
On the Cross, Jesus voluntarily absorbed all our pain.
Preaching: Melissa Hatfield
Lord’s Supper served (More about the Lord’s Supper)
April 12 Easter Sunday
Why Heaven Makes a Difference in This Life  1 Peter 1:3-7
The resurrection provides a lens through which we see daily struggles.
April 19 The Resurrection and Our Many Conversions  Philippians 3:4-14
As seen in the Apostle Paul’s life, the Risen Christ keeps transforming us.
April 26 Learning to Walk with the Risen Christ  Luke 24:13-35
Following Christ involves paying attention and remaining open to the brand new.
Home Repair And Maintenance
May 3-24 Sermon Series
May 3 Family Faith  Luke 2:41-52
Jesus’ home provided the right mixture—rituals, relationships and God’s presence.
Preaching: Hannah Coe
May 10 Family Secrets  Genesis 37:1-4, 20-33
Families can never be healthy if they ignore truth or hide failures.
May 17 Family Priorities  Ephesians 5:6-16
Time-starved and bombarded with culture’s agenda, families need a spiritual compass.
May 24 Family Boundaries  Luke 8:19-21
In the family, we learn caring for others and caring for self.
May 31 Pentecost Sunday
Rivers of Living Water  John 7:37-39
The Holy Spirit continually empowers and refreshes.
June 7 Morning Has Broken  Genesis 1:1-5; 2:1-3
In the midst of life’s challenges, we need to remember that morning has broken — God is still in control, guiding and providing.
June 14 Like Sheep Without a Shepherd   Matthew 9:35-38
Preaching: Hannah Coe
June 21 Cost and Commitment  Matthew 10:34-39
June 28 Why Good Works Won’t Save Us  Romans 3:23-24; 6:23
The gospel is not what we can do for God; it’s what God has done for us in Christ.
July 5 A Prayer for the Nations  Psalm 33
The sovereign rule of God is above every nation.
July 12 Extravagant Sowing  Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Sharing the Good News must be intentional and excessive.
July 19 Wherever I Go, God Is  Psalm 139:1-18, 22-24
July 26 Nothing Will Separate Us  Romans 8:26-39
August 2 Serving Generously Matthew 14:13-21
When Christ is our source and others are our focus, God always provides abundantly.
August 9 Savoring God’s Presence  Psalm 105:1-4
God’s presence is not a feeling but a reality we intentionally seek.
Preaching: Hannah Coe
August 16 The Gift of Gifted People  Romans 12:1-8
When we are committed to the Lordship of Christ, the church has all the gifted people we need.
Preaching: Melissa Hatfield
August 23 Together  Psalm 133   (Lord’s Supper will be observed)
God’s people cherish the rich privilege of fellowship.
Unhindered — See What Love Can Do
August 30 – September 20
August 30 A Dry and Dusty Road  Acts 8:26-38
When the church is open to the Spirit, old barriers disappear.
September 6 The Damascus Road  Acts 9:1-9
Conversion happens when we see the depth and ugliness of our hatred.
September 13 A Street Called Straight  Acts 9:10-22
When we each do our part, God’s love will be unhindered.
Preaching: Hannah Coe
September 20 A Knock at Midnight  Acts 12:1-17
When obstacles hinder God’s work, the church prays.
September 27 The Liberating Word of God  Exodus 20:1-20
God’s commandments free us; they do not imprison us.
October 4 The Gospel of Christ in a Purple Church  Philippians 2:1-5; 3:20
Being in Christ forms our highest identity and deepest unity.
Lord’s Supper served (More about the Lord’s Supper)
October 11 When We’re Weary and Lost  Psalm 23
God’s grace finds us and feeds us.
Preaching: Melissa Hatfield
The Lord’s Supper
October 18 – November 1
October 18 The Lord’s Supper: What and Why?  1 Corinthians 11:17-29
October 25 The Lord’s Supper: Who and How?  1 Corinthians 11:17-29
November 1 The Lord’s Supper: Let’s Eat!  1 Corinthians 11:17-29
Lord’s Supper served (More about the Lord’s Supper)
Our Stuff/God’s Stuff
November 8-15
November 8 True Treasure  Matthew 6:24-33
Jesus continually calls us to sort our priorities and live for what counts.
November 15 Inconsistent Generosity  Matthew 23:23-24
Jesus challenges us to have generous attitudes as well as generous wallets.
November 22 “Thanks” Is Always the Password  Psalm 100
Gratitude and praise are at the heart of all true worship.
Preaching: Hannah Coe
Advent Sermon Series: Gifts That Last
November 29 – December 20
November 29 (Advent 1)
Hope  Romans 15:7-13
December 6 (Advent 2)
Christmas Musical
Adult Choir and Orchestra
December 13 (Advent 3)
Joy  Philippians 4:4-5
December 20 (Advent 4)
Peace  Colossians 3:15-17
Preaching: Melissa Hatfield
December 27 Learning to See Ourselves the Way God Sees Us  Isaiah 62:1-4
By transforming grace, God sees us as beautiful and worth loving.