November 18, 2018
Pastor Paul God’s gift of finances, and the ability to earn finances, is a way God takes care of us, and a way God uses us to take care of others. Yet, it holds the most potential to be the object of our worship. We pay lip service to the idea that money isn’t that important, […]
November 12, 2018
Pastor Paul The god of success is alive and well. This false god feeds on a common flaw in humanity—our pride. We must place Jesus, not our personal successes, on the throne of our heart. (We experienced technical difficulties and weren’t able to record this week’s sermon. Apologies.)
November 5, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser James 1:21-27 We are called to put our faith into action—that is our thankful response for our new life in Christ. Our trust in God grows as we serve and care for those in need and those in our church, especially during times when we find ourselves in personal trials and challenges.
October 29, 2018
Our youth director Bill and a two of our high schoolers shared this week’s message. “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
October 22, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser James 1:19-20 James instructs us to have a full body faith in God in times of trial and suffering—that same trust is to be practiced when dealing with a raw emotion—anger. God wants us to be characterized by forgiveness and grace, and that involves dealing biblically with the real feeling of anger.
October 15, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser James 1:12-18 God uses trials and suffering in our life to refine us like fire purifies gold. This is a hard experience for us, but the results of trials are growth in this life and preparation for the life to come in eternity. Humanity, however, likes to short circuit God’s process so […]
October 7, 2018
James 1:9-11 Pastor Paul Sausser The teaching of asking single-heartedly for wisdom in trials moves into instruction on one’s life situation. Both those in the low and high social standing in the community, both those who are poor and rich, need to keep their eyes of faith on their identity in Christ. Regardless of your […]
October 1, 2018
James 1:5-8 Pastor Paul Sausser James describes Father God as having a single minded focus to meet our need for wisdom in how to live through times of trial and suffering. Father God requires of us to have a single focus of faith in God, to not doubt, that He will deliver on His promise […]
September 24, 2018
James 1:1-4 Pastor Paul Sausser Few stories turn heads like solid joy in the midst of deep pain. The trials in our lives are not the focus of Christian joy, but the joy comes in what God does in me through these times of pain. His work in me is the source of our joy.
September 17, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser Alpha is a relational activity where friendships are built and through love and the Holy Spirit. People are drawn into an intimate connection with Jesus the King through our loving relationship with them.