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  • What To Expect Leading Up To Jesus' Return?

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Oct 12, 2020
     | 1,161 views

    Who is winning? Churches stand empty or partially filled as compared to last year. How does Jesus expect us to make it through? "Look around and listen!" told his disciples and tells us.

    As Jesus and his disciples were walking through the busy city of Jerusalem, the disciples began to comment how impressive this place was. No matter how many times they had been there before, they couldn’t help but be amazed by the great structures that surrounded them: Herod’s palace, the mighty ...read more

  • Palm Sunday Praise And Plans

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Oct 12, 2020
     | 1,527 views

    Palm Sunday turns us from the for-awhile to the forever.

    It must have been quite the sight, the people lining the lingering road that lead from the Mount of Olives down and then up into the city of Jerusalem. People were scrambling to get a glimpse of the man who they heard about, but maybe never got a chance to actually see themselves. This wasn’t the ...read more

  • Christ Is Still Risen!

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Oct 12, 2020
     | 571 views

    How does Jesus take the sting out of death? Life is still hard and losing a loved one is sad. How does Easter help? No matter what you're going through Easter doesn't change. Christ is still and always will be risen from the dead!

    This Easter is unlike any that I’ve ever experienced and I’m guessing that I’m not alone in feeling that way. This is a rather strange Easter morning. The church is empty. Your normal family gatherings have likely been cancelled or postponed. You likely watching this worship service by ...read more

  • Take A Walk With Jesus

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Oct 12, 2020
     | 2,124 views

    When we find ourselves confused, and struggling, doubting God’s power, questioning his goodness, wondering about his faithfulness or whatever else it might be, don’t walk away from Jesus. Walk with Jesus, just like Jesus did with those followers on the road to Emmaus on Easter afternoon.

    “What do you want?” “I don’t know. What do you want?” “I’m not sure, what do you think?” “I don’t know. What do you think?” Sound familiar? Ever had a conversation like that when it comes to choosing a movie or a TV show or what to order for takeout – pizza, fish, Chinese, Mexican, Thai? “I ...read more

  • A Personal And Purposeful Peace

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Oct 12, 2020
     | 978 views

    Jesus gives personal and purposeful peace. See how Jesus did that for his disciples on Easter evening and continues to do so to this day.

    Last week we met two of Jesus’ followers on their way from the city of Jerusalem to a village named Emmaus which was about a 7 mile roundtrip. If you missed that message, you can go back and listen to it. It was Easter afternoon when those two disciples decided to leave Jerusalem. There were ...read more

  • Plans

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Oct 12, 2020
     | 1,865 views

    Which plan are you now on? Plan B, C, D, L, Q, Z? The pandemic caused us to scrap plans and revise them. So what's the Lord's plan on in all of this? Does he have one? What's it look like?

    Which plan are you now on? Plan B, C, D, L, Q, Z? It feels like whenever I’ve made a plan during the last week, it needs to be changed every couple of hours. Last weekend we gathered in this place for worship with some precautionary modifications, and at the end of the service I said, “We’ll ...read more

  • What Is The Lord's Plan?

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Mar 26, 2020
     | 3,921 views

    Plans are upended, dreams are derailed, life is scary and uncertain. How good it is to hear the Lord's still got a plan - a good plan to prosper us, provide hope and point us to the future he has prepared for us.

  • Trust In God's Strength Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Feb 24, 2020
     | 2,656 views

    An Old Testament lesson of what Jesus teaches in his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-12.

    They stared into the flames. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego watched as the soldiers who had brought them to this place fell over dead due to the overwhelming heat. Can you imagine what must have gone through these three men’s minds as they heard the crackling of the fire, felt the intense heat, ...read more

  • Let Your Light Shine! Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Feb 24, 2020
     | 2,597 views

    This Old Testament account of Joshua and the Israelites reflects what Jesus teachings in his Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5:13-20

    You had such good intentions, BUT… fill in the blank. Good intentions to exercise more regularly, to stick to that diet, to save more money, to be more patient, to study more for that upcoming test, to go to Bible study. You had such good intentions, BUT… fill in the blank with whatever it was ...read more

  • Don't Worry! Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Feb 24, 2020
     | 2,092 views

    This Old Testament lesson shows us a man who learned how not to worry while not denying the realities of life and using common sense. Isn't this what Jesus was teaching in his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6:24-34?

    “Here's a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note Don't worry, be happy. In every life we have some trouble But when you worry you make it double Don't worry, be happy” You might recognize those lyrics from the song released in 1988, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” ...read more

  • Live A Holy Life! Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Feb 24, 2020
     | 1,459 views

    This Old Testament account of King David leads us to consider the temptations that we face and the holy life Jesus calls us to live in his Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:21-37.

    “How did this happen?” Have you ever read or heard a news story that just left you with that thought? “How did this happen?” I think that there were quite a few people that felt that way last Sunday afternoon as the heard the news of the 41 yar-old basketball superstar, Kobe Bryant’s death. ...read more

  • Not What They Expected Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Dec 30, 2019
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     | 3,059 views

    How much do you remember about John the Baptist? Camel hair clothing, locust diet, or loaner lifestyle? While those are memorable, John is arguably one of the most significant people in Jesus’ life and ministry. See how the unexpected surrounded John's birth.

    While at the children’s hospital this summer in California, my wife Nikky and I were sitting in the atrium to the main entrance one day when I noticed a man in a black suit and an ear piece walking around. He was looking all over the place and talking to people. As I watched him I leaned over to ...read more

  • Give Thanks Always?

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Dec 30, 2019
     | 1,590 views

    When will you give thanks? Our thankfulness is so often dependent upon the circumstances of our lives. Find a continual source of gratefulness in God and what he has and continues to do for you in Christ Jesus.

    What do you see? Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full? The answer is, “Yes” since both are true. But we sometimes use that expression to describe a person’s outlook on life. Are you a glass-half-full kind of person – the optimist, OR are you a glass-half-empty kind of person, the ...read more

  • The King Keeps His People Safe Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Dec 30, 2019
     | 1,443 views

    How can you be sure? When it comes to heaven, how can you be sure that you’re going to make it? Christ the King gives us the sure confidence that heaven awaits us as he turns us to the power of his love in the past, present and future.

    How can I be sure? You’re looking at the sign that says “Best Price Guaranteed” but how can you really be sure? So you pull out your phone and go to Amazon just to make sure that you’re really getting what you were promised. You stand there looking at a car or a new appliance. You want to make ...read more

  • Waiting And Ready For Heaven Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Kruschel on Dec 30, 2019
     | 2,024 views

    The dreaded waiting room - filled with anticipation and uncertainty. What if you could take away that uncertainty - knowing what the outcome was going to be? Great! That's what God does as we wait for heaven. He reveals the outcome and it's glorious!

    Do you enjoy the waiting room? I’ve had a lot of experience in waiting rooms throughout the years. As nice and comfortable as hospitals and doctors’ offices attempt to make them, I don’t know of anyone who really looks forward to sitting in a waiting room. It is always a place filled with ...read more