Contributed on Apr 6, 2008
Spiritual growth is not automatic, it’s intentional.
Taking the Next Step 2 Peter 1:3-9 Rev. Brian Bill 4/6/08 Charlie Brown is at bat and strikes out again. As he trudges back to the bench, he laments: “Rats! I’ll never be a big-league player. I just don’t have it! All my life I’ve dreamed of playing in the big leagues, but I know I’ll ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2015
When we grow we give glory to God.
Living In Light of His Return 2 Peter 3:14-18 Rev. Brian Bill June 13-14, 2015 Video: If Jesus Returned Today It’s good to be back from a two-week vacation. Actually, we didn’t really go anywhere. I know it’s hard to believe but we didn’t head to Wisconsin but ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2015
God will not spare unrepentant sinners but will rescue the righteous.
God is our Rescuer 2 Peter 2:4-9 Rev. Brian Bill May 23-24, 2015 Love Comes Down – Jill Henderson When you have nothing left to hold onto Love comes down when your heart is lost When you need it most Lift up your voice and let Him hear your cry I lost my voice this week. I ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2008
Its impossible to grow in your relationship with God without growing in your relationship with God’s Word.
Feeding Yourself 1 Peter 2:2 Rev. Brian Bill 4/13/08 God Tube Video: “Week in the Life of a Neglected Bible” Note: I began the service with this video and then went right into preaching. Then praising through song followed. If you and I are not reading the Bible on a regular basis, we ...read more
Contributed on Apr 20, 2008
How we invest our money and our minutes reveals who our Master is.
Serving One Master Matthew 6:19-24 Rev. Brian Bill 4/20/08 According to a survey of over 4,000 people, Americans are more cynical than ever before. One book says that we are “discontent and disillusioned.” We don’t trust politicians or the economy and many are suspicious of the church as ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2008
As we grow, we’ll go global.
Going Global 2 Corinthians 10:15-16 Rev. Brian Bill 4/27/08 Introduction: “Think of Me” video I want to propose this morning that if we’re serious about growing in grace we’ll care about the same things that Jesus does. And since God is a global God, as we grow, we’ll go global. We’ve ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2015
If you're born again, you already have everything you need to live life and to grow in godliness.
You Have All You Need 2 Peter 1:1-4 Rev. Brian Bill April 11-12, 2015 How many of you love Peeps? They’ve become pretty popular, having now expanded into lip balm, nail polish, and wristbands. You can even get a Peeps pillow! I’m partial to Peeps. This past Saturday Beth ...read more
Contributed on Apr 20, 2015
Spiritual growth is intentional, not automatic. When we add to our faith we will abound in fruitfulness and have the assurance of forever. We have all we need and when we use all that we have we will grow…and it will show.
Make Every Effort to Grow 2 Peter 1:5-11 Rev. Brian Bill April 18-19, 2015 Offering: “Make Me Over” by Natalie Grant Listen to how an article from Tuesday’s Washington Post begins: “It is every pilot’s worst nightmare to hear strange sounds coming from a ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2015
If we believe the Scriptures are inspired, inerrant and authoritative, we must need, reed, feed, heed and seed the Bible.
Why You Can Trust the Bible 2 Peter 1:16-21 Rev. Brian Bill May 2-3, 2015 Revelation Song Announce National Day of Prayer this Thursday and then pray for Nepal, Baltimore, and the Supreme Court. Communion Meditation On Tuesday and Wednesday I was up in Madison to speak to some ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2015
False teachers don’t walk around with nametags that say, “Hi, I’m a False Teacher.” We must beware of false beliefs, faulty behavior and fake benefits.
Spotting False Teachers 2 Peter 2:1-3 Rev. Brian Bill May 16-17, 2015 How many of you like watching infomercials? Any proud owners of the Sham-Wow, the Snuggie or the Perfect Bacon Bowl here today? Earlier this month, I read an article in the Quad-City Times called, “Infomercial ...read more