Sermons - Presentation Slides

We preach Jesus Christ crucified and risen - for you! Please go below to the YouTube videos for videos of the sermons within the services (beginning Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020).

  • Be Still, and know that I AM God! God reminds us, comforts us, refuges us (to verb a noun) that He is our ever present help in trouble - and is with us always! What a word of comfort in this time of pandemic and uncertainty on earth! Be Still! And know that I AM God! The God of Jacob is our Fortress!

  • Good grief indeed - Acceptance and God's Comfort - 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 & Philippians 3:7-11 & 4:11-12

    Going through Good Grief with God and His HOPE, Acceptance of our loss comes when we look at what we have lost in light of what God has gained for us and gives us freely in Jesus Christ, who is still with us every moment and wipes away every tear. God comforts us with Christ and helps us go on living despite our loss. We may still bounce back and forth through grief's stages as memories come back to heart and mind, yet acceptance helps us heal as we await the Great Reunion at the Resurrection on the Last Day! As we go through Good Grief's Acceptance, we also comfort others with the comfort we have received from Christ!

    "The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever." Psalm 23

  • Good grief indeed - guilt, bargaining, and God's Bargain of Grace - Numbers 30:1-2; Leviticus 5:4-6

    After the AAUGH! of anger and bitterness often comes grief's stage of bargaining. Guilt can often be behind the bargaining, and the best place to take guilt is not to a bargain basement, but to the throne of God's grace and mercy in Jesus Christ our Lord!

  • Good Grief Indeed - The AAugh! of Anger & Bitterness - Grieving with HOPE & Psalm 4

    One of grief's stages is the AAUGH! of anger and bitterness. It's healthy to experience it and healthily release it, but not to bottle it in. We may get angry at God, but He's BIG enough, and God can handle our anger with His love, listening, and patience. Psalm 4 gives us help and hope in our times of grief and anger, too, so that we can lie down and sleep in peace rather than let the sun go down on our anger.

  • New Series - good grief indeed

    Beginning September 20, A.D. 2020

    What's good about grief? God gave us emotions and promises to guide us with His grace and mercy as we go through grief and loss in life. We'll look at the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) and see others in Scripture who experienced these stages as well during their life's journey.

  • Sunday, September 13, A.D. 2020 - God's Greater Plan for you...Living in Light of Christ's Eternal rule

    God's Greater Plan for you is for you to be living life here on earth in light of Christ's eternal rule, until you live under Him in His eternal Kingdom in heaven! We are reminded that when we live in Christ, we look at one another and life differently - through the eyes of Christ and His love!

  • Sunday, August 23, A.D. 2020 - God's Greater Plan for You...Transformed for service

    God has transformed you for CHRIST! You may wonder if you matter to the world, but you matter to God, who sent His only-begotten Son to save you! Now you  - and each follower of Jesus - is transformed to serve this world with Jesus' love!

  • Sunday, August 16, A.D. 2020 - God's Greater People...Who live by God's Proclamation

    God has proclaimed you righteous through Jesus Christ your Savior! He wants you to have a deep, trusting relationship with Him as your God and Savior, as well as for people of all nations to be saved. As you live by His proclamation of salvation, know that He is calling you to be Jesus' hands and feet and heart to all people!

  • Sunday, August 2, A.D. 2020 - God's Greater People...of the Promise

    People of the Promise is for all people (yes, you!) to know that it's not by birth but by believing God's promise that you are adopted into His family along with "Father Abraham." When we read God's Greater Story, we also hear and see how we are part of that entire story and joined with our ancestors in the faith, awaiting the "Eternal End of the Story" with Jesus' return!

  • Sunday, July 26, A.D. 2020 - God's Greater Story - God, in love, Ruling over ruins

    God, in Love, Ruling over Ruins, reminds us that no matter how messed up our world and lives may get from the effects of sin and the spiritual war that we're in daily, God is still rescuing and making things new. He is ruling from His throne, and is also with us through it all. Nothing can separate you from God's love in Christ Jesus our Lord! [To view the selected portions of the video towards the end, click on the link to the Archbishop of Canterbury's webpage that is embedded in the PDF and scroll down to the end of the page for the video. You may also click here.]

  • Sunday, July 5, A.d. 2020 - God's Greater Story - Christ, Our Deliverer

    Christ, Our Deliverer rescues us from our sinful cycle to live a new life in Him and His true freedom! Our reading through Romans continues to release us from the power of sin through Christ's redemption and resurrection!

  • Sunday, June 28, A.D. 2020 - God's Greater Story - The Resurrecting Christ

    The Resurrecting Christ brings His resurrection power, life, and hope to all. We continue to read through Romans and hear the Gospel, which is the power of God for the salvation of all.

  • The Holy Trinity - Sunday, June 7 A.D. 2020

    Commissioned by Christ and Never Alone! When Jesus met His disciples in Galilee after His resurrection, He commissioned them with the greatest mission of all - to make disciples of all nations. "There is no 'Plan B'!" as some have said. This can be a daunting thing for us - but the One Who commissioned His followers is the One who is still with us until the end of the age, when we and all who believe will be with Him forever in eternity in His HOME. Life can be lonely at times, but with Jesus, you are NEVER alone!

  • The Day of Pentecost - Sunday, May 31, A.D. 2020

    Tongues to tell...Ears to hear...Lives Saved & Changed! We hear the account of the first Pentecost and continue to learn how God empowers our saved and changed lives by His Holy Spirit as He sends us on His mission to make disciples of all nations as they hear with their ears, confess with their tongues that Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father!

  • Sunday, May 10, 2020 - Jesus came to rock your world

    Jesus Christ came to rock your world! We hear from St. Peter again that we are precious and prized, and are living stones being built up in Christ. Also, as we celebrate Mother's Day - we just want to say, "Moms - you rock, too!!!!"

  • Sunday, may 3, 2020 - Schooling from THE Servant who Suffered - Our Souls' shepherd

    As we live in this world, when we suffer, from pandemic or persecution, or anything else, we learn from Jesus, who suffered while trusting the Father, as we follow in His footsteps to eternal life.

  • Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 - Scattered and SEnt with Living hope to serve and speak salvation - 1 Peter 1:1-13

    Peter, one of Jesus' 12 Apostles, wrote a letter to those followers of Jesus scattered around the world to encourage them in the midst of persecutions and trials. What a fitting section of Scripture to remind the "Scattered Church" that we still gather with Christ in our midst, while being separated during this worldwide pandemic - poised to bring the HOPE of the Risen Lord Jesus to this world. These slides go together with Pastor John's sermon posted on the YouTube section below.


    Lent Sermon Series - Go and Be Reconciled - What Does This Mean?

    [Cross image and various portions of sermon slides are reprinted or adapted from “Go and Be Reconciled: What Does This Mean?” (Ambassadors of Reconciliation, 2016).]


  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 - Repent before god

  • Sunday, March 1, 2020 - Go and Be Reconciled - remember whose you are

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