Messages

The Sunday morning church service is when the whole church gathers together to worship God by singing to Him, giving of the time, money, and skill He has graced us with, and receiving a message delivered by a man who senses God's call to preach and teach the message of the Bible.

We record the audio of the sermons during each service and post it over on SoundCloud. This web page provides links to the sermon audio as well as to correlating materials you can use for further research and for group study in your small group.

Blueprint for Effective Prayer

Sunday, February 18, 2018

This Sunday we will be looking at one of my favorite topics and passages: God’s blueprint for effective prayer. Many of us struggle with our prayer lives because we feel like we rarely see results. Sometimes we secretly wonder if prayer really works. Some of us simply see it as a religious duty that makes us better Christians because we’ve made it a spiritual discipline. However, we can get frustrated because we hear some people talking about their amazing prayer life and all the results that they see. We don’t understand why we are not experiencing the same results.

The Birth of the Super-Waiter

Sunday, February 11, 2018

As a parent of five children I have had to endure the dreaded question and talk regarding “where do babies come from?” Since I am not a hippie, the answer to that question doesn’t flow as easily as saying “ahh, the birds, the bees, and flower pedals; my favorite topic.” Oh, I had practice that talk and read books. But when you are face to face with those bright eyes looking at you and you know how active their mind is; it’s enough to make you take a big gulp.

The Trap of Self-Righteousness

Sunday, February 4, 2018

This week we will take one final look at how to stay out of the trap and consequences of self-righteousness. Then we are going to look at the clear simple step that it takes to attain the righteousness of Christ. We will also look at the amazing wow factor that I truly believe helped the Apostle Paul abandon all thoughts of self-righteousness and boast in Christ alone. I am excited to share this message with you. I pray that I see you this Sunday as we celebrate life and hope in Christ. Love you all.

 

Your brother,

Pastor Michael Walker

Sitting at the King’s Table

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Righteousness of Christ is like being invited to sit at the King’s table every day. The crazy thing is: you are not there as a guest, but you are there because the King says “you belong here.” As you sit at the table, servings upon servings of mercy and grace are laid before you. You keep wondering what did I do to deserve this and the King simply says “you accepted my invitation.” Once you truly understand the righteousness of Christ your whole world changes. The best thing of all is that an amazing truth becomes clear to you.

“I Think Therefore I Am” (Key to a Defeated Life)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

“Cogito Ergo Sum” (I think, therefore I am) is one of the most famous statements made by Philosopher Rene Descartes. These are the key words to Descartes’ rationale philosophy. Of course when Descartes made this statement he based this off of his seven premises of rationale where for the most part he debates himself into a corner. These are his seven premises of rationale:

1.      That in order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of life to doubt, as far as possible of all things. (Which in essence means that we should not take things on faith)

Righteousness: Where Ours Begins

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jesus says that, if His hearers want to enter into the kingdom of heaven, their righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees, who were the experts in the Law. The Bible says that all of our righteous deeds are like a “polluted garment” (Isaiah 64:6). Our own righteousness is simply not good enough and never will be, no matter how hard we try.

Part of the Whole

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 is underway. Many of us have set goals that are currently in progress. We find ourselves off to a good start toward those milestones we set along the way to the mountaintops we are pursuing. Getting to that first milestone will feel great. That sense of accomplishment we will have as we reach that marker will be enough to sustain us into the future. Milestones are great.

Pass On What You Have Learned

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Celebrating the turning of a calendar year often involves times of reflection over past events and anticipation of future events. People often perform something of an inventory of how the past 12 months have gone while at the same time setting goals for the coming months. Some we set are new goals, while others are renewed goals. These renewed goals can be something we’ve begun and wish to continue, or they may be aspirations to pursue what we have struggled or even failed to achieve before.

Christmas Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The whole family is welcome to join us in the sanctuary for a short time of singing Christmas songs and celebrating the birth of our Savior. Come at either 10am or 5pm for this time of celebration. Stay afterward for cookies, cider, hot chocolate, and warm fellowship with our church family! 

The Day That Hope Broke Through (AKA: Christmas)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time when many pastors pull out their sermons on hope and new birth. It really is a fantastic time of the year but, even though we know what Christmas is all about, we can still sometimes miss the Messiah. Luke 2:22-31 is the account where Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple for circumcision and to offer a sacrifice.

In this account, we see a godly priest, Simeon, and an elderly widow, Anna, who came every day to the Temple to worship and pray. Both of these people recognized who Jesus was the moment they saw him.