Sermon Series
  • 1. What Is Your Calling?

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2011

    We all are called to ministry by God. Just like with Abraham, God takes us from nothing and shapes us as his man or woman to serve his purposes.

    One of the most famous lines in a movie comes from Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” So true isn’t it? It rings with truth as we think back to our own lives. Turn with me to Genesis 11:27 as we see how this truth is lived out in the lives of more

  • 2. Growing In Fear Or Faith?

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2011

    This message reveals the terrible consequences of fear in our lives and the great need we have to evict it with faith in God's promises.

    In the famous American classic “the Red Badge of Courage” which takes place during the American Civil War, a young soldier is drilling and preparing with his regiment to go into battle. Days and weeks pass and just drilling. Finally, the day comes when they go marching out. He’s more

  • 3. Growing In Leaps And Bounds

    Contributed on Apr 20, 2011
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    Keys to growing in faith: release what is weighing you down, let God be in charge, walk by the eyes of God's Spirit, and receive the promises of God. Lessons learned as Abraham deals with his nephew Lot.

    It’s spring – the time to plant. The time to see our first tulips begin to peek out of the ground and in a few weeks start to bloom. I can’t wait! I’m so anxious for the grass to turn green and to smell the flowers. It’s a wonderful time. It’s also a time more

  • 4. Shield Of God’s Word

    Contributed on May 17, 2011
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    Abraham overcomes fear with the shield of God’s promises - so can we.

    The more I study scripture, the more I discover that there are no great men and women of God in the Bible. There is only one hero and that is the Lord himself. Even the greatest man or woman fails in Scripture and any success they do have is not of themselves but is completely the work of God’s more

  • 5. A Meeting With The King

    Contributed on May 17, 2011

    Abraham meets Melchizedek who blesses him. The Lord knows our struggles and wants to encourage us with his word. How will we respond?

    On Friday night Joe Nathan, the relief pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, sprinkled on the pitcher’s mound dirt that he had saved from the old Metrodome pitching mound he had so much success in. It was his first time to pitch in the new Target Field and he wanted to ensure his success. And in more

  • 6. Unshakeable Faith

    Contributed on May 31, 2011
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    Through Abraham’s story with Ishmael, we learn that we cannot be saved by works but only by trusting in God’s works done for us. Then impossible things can happen!

    New York Times, April 16, 2011: So unshakable was this town’s faith in its sea wall and its ability to save residents from any tsunami that some rushed toward it after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Japan on the afternoon of March 11. After all, the sea wall was one of more

  • 7. A Way Of Escape

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2011
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    Based on Abraham’s struggles, we learn how to escape when temptation comes.

    It was a beautiful sunny day in Ostrava Czech Republic a city of 300,000. It was 1995 and I had just moved there to take an intense Czech language course and after half a day of Czech grammar I was tired. I got on the tram and spaced out for my 20 minute ride to the suburbs where I lived. As usual more