December 31, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser The Magi’s presence in the Nativity story expresses who this gift of the Christ-child was given to—to all the world with no one left out, no not one. We all need grace and God’s grace to the church is to be dispensed freely with no prejudice.
December 25, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser Advent: week 4 When people gather in church close to Christmas, many come with pain, disappointments, and in dark periods of life. This is why Jesus is the answer instead of Christmas glitter. Only if Jesus, who is our Peace, can enter the darkness of our condition can we have any real […]
December 17, 2018
Pastor Paul Sausser Third Sunday of Advent God is sad and upset with His people, with the nations, and the end result will be grim. But God’s desire is not to be a punishing God; His dearest wish is to find huge delight in His family. God will restore His people to find His joy […]
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.