Contributed on Sep 15, 2014
When we know who we are, we'll understand what we have.
Strangers in a Strange Land 1 Peter 1:1-2 Rev. Brian Bill September 13-14, 2014 Hope video. Do you find it difficult to hold on to hope when our culture is becoming increasingly hostile to Christianity? Just this week, America’s largest university system in California ...read more
Contributed on Nov 24, 2014
Spouses are to serve one another.
Help for a Hurting Marriage 1 Peter 3:1-6 Rev. Brian Bill November 22-23, 2014 Pastor Jeff Strite shares what happened when a woman sent an email to tech support. Dear Tech Support, last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and I noticed a distinct slowdown in the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
Loving leaders lead and faithful followers follow.
Leading and Following 1 Peter 5:1-5 Rev. Brian Bill March 14-15, 2015 It’s been almost two months and I can finally talk about how the Packers unraveled in the NFC Championship game. I actually wasn’t able to watch the game because I had a meeting. I’m glad now that I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 9, 2015
Trials are designed to teach us so that our conduct and character change.
Hard Lessons About Hard Times 1 Peter 4:12-19 Rev. Brian Bill March 7-8, 2015 Several years ago I took one of our daughters to a Demolition Derby. I loved watching the drivers demolish and destroy one another. We saw some great smash-ups and did a lot of laughing. I didn’t know much ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2015
Since the end is near, let's do three delightful duties - pray seriously, love fervently and give graciously.
Living on the Edge of Eternity 1 Peter 4:7-11 Rev. Brian Bill February 28-March 1, 2015 Man on the Street Interview Have you heard of the Doomsday Clock? Maintained since 1947 by a group of scientists, this clock represents a countdown to impending global catastrophe, otherwise known as ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2014
God guards what He gives.
An Imperishable Inheritance 1 Peter 1:3-5 Rev. Brian Bill September 20-21, 2014 Hope is Here video. We kicked off the book of 1 Peter last weekend by learning that we’re scattered strangers living in a strange land and our job is to sow the gospel message. In order to reinforce this ...read more
Contributed on Sep 29, 2014
Trials are meant to fortify our faith.
Growing Up When You’re Torn Down 1 Peter 1:6-9 Rev. Brian Bill September 27-28, 2014 Offertory: “He’s Been Faithful” On Monday of this week, the pastoral staff and spouses went bowling. It was meant to be a great bonding time and we purposely wanted to keep it ...read more
Contributed on Oct 6, 2014
When suffering, look to your salvation.
Longing for Salvation 1 Peter 1:10-12 Rev. Brian Bill October 4-5, 2014 On Thursday night my dad and I drove up to Green Bay to watch the Packers dismantle the Vikings. The last Packer game I had attended was 40 years ago…with my dad. Thanks to the generous gift of my daughters I was ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2014
God wants us to be hopeful, holy and wholehearted.
Hopeful Holiness 1 Peter 1:13-21 Rev. Brian Bill October 11-12, 2014 After listening to a long and drawn-out sermon, a boy walked out of the service with a big frown on his face. He had a rough morning because his dad had corrected him several times to keep him from fidgeting. Seeing his ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2014
It is impossible to grow in your relationship with God without growing in your relationship with God’s Word. We won’t grow unless we get into the Word.
Drinking the Bible 1 Peter 2:1-3 Rev. Brian Bill October 25-26, 2014 Video: “Week in the Life of a Neglected Bible” If you and I are not reading the Bible on a regular basis, we will never know its truth and we won’t grow in truth. According to a Barna survey, 82% think ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2014
Christians should make the best employees...and employers.
In His Steps 1 Peter 2:18-25 Rev. Brian Bill November 15-16, 2014 Following Jesus Video Imagine that a homeless man walked into a service and interrupted the sermon by saying, “I’ve been wondering since I came in here, if what you call following Jesus is the same thing as what ...read more