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Sermon: “Who Is Like the Lord?” from Dan Mitchum

A sermon from the series “The Book of Micah.” We start a new sermon series in which we’ll study the Old Testament book of Micah. Micah was a prophet. The Lord handpicked Micah to deliver an urgent message to God’s people. Because they had rebelled and been unfaithful to Him, the Lord warned that He was about to come down from Heaven and judge them for their heinous sins. But praise the Lord; He is slow to anger and abounds in love. Through Micah, God gives His people yet another chance to repent and return to Him. Micah isn’t an easy book—the warnings and judgments are severe—but it’s also a book filled with grace and mercy, and in it, we see God’s great love for us. Join us as we launch this new study.

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Sermon: “Answering the Call” from Marc Swenson

A sermon from the series “Answering the Call.” What moves you? Throughout history, people have done great things because their hearts were disturbed by situations or conditions around them. Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom as a conductor of the Underground Railroad. Lord Shaftesbury of England worked tirelessly to reform laws for factory workers who were working brutally long days, even as children. Jim Elliot gave his life as a martyr to bring the gospel to The Auca Indians of Ecuador. These people were moved and so they acted. What moves you? This Sunday, the story of Nehemiah will encourage us to consider how we might answer the call of God, by considering the things that disturb our hearts. We’ll celebrate those already using the gifts God has given them and give an opportunity for those not yet involved to step into action through our Ministry Fair. We can’t wait to celebrate and worship with you!

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Sermon: “Restored” from Dan Mitchum

A sermon from the series “Restored.” In our society, we typically throw away things that are broken or in terrible condition. But not God! He loves what is broken and discarded because He can mend them and reclaim them for His glory. In other words, God is the God of restoration. Biblical restoration is when God takes something broken and makes it brand new! In John 21, Jesus restores Peter after Peter had denied knowing Jesus on the night He was arrested. After His resurrection, Jesus restored Peter. And God is still restoring broken lives today!

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Sermon: “Love Has Won” from Marc Swenson

A sermon from the series “Jesus\’ Last Words.” He is Risen! This is what we’ll celebrate on Easter Sunday. It is the biggest news in all of history. But did you know that through the cross and empty grave, Jesus not only defeated death, but also answered the most important questions of our lives? Join us as we find answers to the deepest concerns of our hearts, hear stories of transformation, celebrate 14 people getting baptized, and worship our Risen King. Love Has Won! We can’t wait to celebrate the resurrection with you. 

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Sermon: “Words of Forgiveness” from Dan Mitchum

A sermon from the series “Jesus\’ Last Words.” We’ll hear Jesus speak His first words from the cross. After being beaten, whipped, mocked, and ridiculed, He prays to His Father in Heaven. His prayer isn’t for Himself—it’s for them. He prays for those persecuting Him. And what does He ask the Father to do to them? “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” [Luke 23:34] Even while experiencing excruciating pain, Jesus was still filled with grace and mercy. He prayed for them—as He prays for us.

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Sermon: “Words of Promise” from Dan Mitchum

A sermon from the series “Jesus\’ Last Words.” Last Sunday, we began a sermon series in which we’ll look at Jesus’ last words from the cross. Some of the sayings are words of suffering and agony. Others speak of salvation and victory over death. Tomorrow, we’ll hear Jesus speak words of promise to one of the criminals crucified with Him. The man was a thief. The Roman government sentenced him to death for all the evil he had done. Yet, in a simple but profound act of faith, he asked the Lord, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” [Luke 23:42] Jesus promised to do more than remember this man. Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43] Isn’t it just like Jesus to give him exceedingly abundantly above all he—or we—could ever ask or imagine?

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Sermon: “Words of Affection” from Marc Swenson

A sermon from the series “Jesus\’ Last Words.” If you could choose your final words, what would they be? Most certainly, they would express love and gratitude for family and friends. You’d carefully select them to bring blessing to all who heard.

Jesus spoke His final words from the cross. In the six hours of His death, He uttered seven sayings that have forever changed our lives and the world. He spoke of forgiveness, salvation, affection, anguish, suffering, victory, and contentment. It is in these dying words that Jesus promises us new life.

Join us this Sunday as we hear Words of Affection from Jesus and learn how to return this affection to both Him and others in response to His great love for us. We can’t wait to worship together!

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Sermon: “The Lord’s Supper” from Dan Mitchum

A sermon from the series “The Lord\’s Supper.” Tomorrow is Communion Sunday. The Lord’s Supper is a joyous celebration of the gift of God’s grace. It is also a solemn reminder that Jesus bought our salvation with His broken body and shed blood. Jesus invites us to meet Him at His table, to which He comes to give Himself to us. Tomorrow, we’ll discover the deep meaning of Communion, and how it fills us with the assurance of God’s love for us. Please take time tonight or tomorrow morning to prepare your heart to receive the Lord’s Supper.

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Sermon: “Vision Sunday” from Dan Mitchum

A sermon from the series “Vision Sunday.” Tomorrow is Vision Sunday! Pastors Dan and Marc will share where the Elder Team believes the Lord is leading our church in the year ahead. Our three areas of focus will touch on the type of relationship God desires us to have with Him, each other, and those outside of the church. There’s so much more to say, and we can’t wait to share with you the vision God has put on our hearts for such a time as this. Following our second service, at 12:15, we’ll begin our Annual Meeting. We hope you can join us as we worship, celebrate, and look forward!

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Sermon: “If Only?!” from Jim Olson

A sermon from the series “If Only?!.” Jesus once had a dear friend named Lazarus. One day Lazarus’ sisters sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was sick. Instead of rushing to visit Lazarus, Jesus took His time. When He arrived, Lazarus had been dead four days. When Lazarus’ sister, Martha, saw Jesus, she said, “Lord, if only you had been here my brother would not have died!” If only. That’s a universal question we ask in the face of death and difficulties of various kinds. Jim Olson, from the Pilgrim Center for Reconciliation, will unpack Jesus’ response to Martha and Mary. You’ll be encouraged and reassured that, while we don’t always understand God’s ways, He is always with us and He has a plan and good purpose for everything.

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Due to the upcoming storm, Wednesday evening groups and classes have been canceled. Life's Healing Choices will begin April 10.