December 13, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser Second Sunday of Advent Malachi calls the people of God to a wholehearted following of God, something they were not doing in Malachi’s time. So like a refiner’s fire, the coming of the Lord will bring His righteous judgment—be ready for it. The wicked will be burned off but the righteous will be […]
December 2, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser First Sunday of Advent The time of Jeremiah was a time overshadowed with coming doom—the Babylonians were on their way. But in the midst of the coming tragedy of that day are God’s words of hope—God will return and restore His people. These are words of hope to our day as well. […]
November 26, 2018
Pastor Paul Getting things done, working hard, and achieving goals can be presented to God as our offering of thanksgiving, or these activities and agendas can keep us from our true calling of life—time and intimacy with Jesus, and with the community of others.
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 […]