12.10.2017 – Peace Thief

The song says “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And it is. But if we are honest it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Jesus is called the “prince of peace” so the entire month of December should be peace-filled. How has your December gone so far? What is stealing your peace right how? And what can we do to receive the peace Jesus says He came to give us? Check out this week’s sermon and find out!

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12.03.2017 – Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Men

“Peace on earth and good will toward men.” Those are some of the words Linus shared in A Charlie Brown Christmas and they come right from the gospel of Luke. And in a prophecy about Jesus’ birth, He is called the Prince of Peace. So why isn’t there more peace on earth? And why does the opposite of “peace” define how we feel every December as we look forward to the birth of the Prince of Peace? And what can we do to change that? Check out this week’s sermon and stay with us through December as we dig deep into these questions!

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11.26.2017 – Jesus the Prayer Warrior

Dan loves answering tough theological questions and this Sunday he unpacked a biggie… how powerful do you really and truly think prayer is? We all know what the right answer is *supposed* to be, but our prayer lives don’t often live up to that answer. But, consider this key question: if God the Son took time out of His busy schedule to pray, how much more do we need to do the same? May this sermon inspire you to pray like never before!

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11.19.2017 – Phyllis. Mom. Grandma Kopp.

This Sunday’s sermon was a heartfelt tribute to Dan’s mom, who recently passed away. In it, Dan shared thing​s​ his mom taught him about the importance of the next generation, the power found in serving others, and what it means to finish well. ​ Our sincere prayer is that learning about her life will be a source of inspiration and challenge to you as you live out your own spiritual journey!

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11.12.2017 – Jesus Christ: Our Mediator and Advocate

In man’s natural state, he is utterly lost through sin and without hope. Christ as Mediator has reconciled us to God in order to bring us into relationship with Him. Now we are truly the children of God – but, we don’t always act like it! So, in addition to “relationship” with God, we need “fellowship” with Him. Now, we might commit a sin, but we have an Advocate with the Father that restores not just our relationship, but our fellowship with Him as well. Please check out this week’s sermon as Guest Teacher Terry Altman unpacks this key truth for us!

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11.05.2017 – Jesus the Healer

“Jesus the ______.” That’s the name of our new series and we are filling in that blank in some surprising ways! This Sunday, we focused on a passage in Mark 1 that is about how Jesus heals a mom and she got out of bed in an instant. And yet our pastor’s mom who just suffered a stroke is experiencing far from that reality. So, we asked some tough theological questions while proclaiming all the while that God… is… Good!!!

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10.29.2017 – Jesus the Exorcist

People love new things and this Sunday we started a new series called “Jesus the ______.” For the next 5 Sundays we are going to fill in that blank in some very surprising ways. Here’s a sneak preview of where we are headed this week as we kicked it off:

With Halloween right around the corner, our culture is permeated with images of evil including demons. But as Christians we know the demonic realm isn’t a joke. In this week’s sermon, our lead pastor Dan Kopp did a deep dive into a topic that churches just don’t talk about enough — spiritual warfare — and we learned what it means to read the Gospels with our eyes wide open!

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10.15.2017 – The Radical Cost of Following Jesus

“There is no way to follow Jesus without Him interfering with your life. Following Jesus will cost you something. Following Jesus always costs something. This brings up a very telling question: has following Jesus cost you anything? I don’t mean for that to be a rhetorical question. What has following Jesus cost you? How has Jesus interfered with your life?” That quote sets up where Dan headed in his sermon this week!

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10.08.2017 – Honey, I Shrunk the Gospel

There was a hit movie back in the 80s called Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! But the truth is the church in America has done the same thing to the “gospel.” How have we shrunk it? We have made the gospel only about what happens AFTER you die. But that version of the GOOD NEWS doesn’t seem to be good news in a broken world that is filled with racism and diseases like cancer and evils like human trafficking… or for people struggling with depression and other emotional pain… or for those who are chronically hungry or in need of water. So how do we “un-shrink” the gospel? In other words, what is the gospel according to Jesus? Check out this week’s sermon and find out!

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