Category Archives: Sermons

What You Can Know for Sure 6-25-2022

“In a world rocked by uncertainty and change, how can we be certain of anything–especially spiritual things? 1 John 5:1-6 reminds those who say “yes” to Him of three things: 1) We are children of God, 2) Christ died for us to atone for sin and was raised to life, 3) Children of God are sin-conquerors through Jesus’ indwelling spirit and presence in us through our constant surrender to Him. This is definitely good news in a world of growing uncertainty and challenges! Jesus also gave us the practice and remembrance of Communion to remind us of His sacrifice for our sins, His ongoing presence in our lives, and His promise to come back again.” –Pastor Denny Grady

Perspective 6-18-2022

“How often does God tell us something that doesn’t make sense to us at the time, and we brush it aside? God doesn’t always ask us to do the things we’re good at, or are comfortable with. As you surrender and respond to God’s call on your heart and continuously choose to press into it, He changes your heart to where your desires match His.” –Kasey Norton, Thailand Missionary

Psalm 23 6-11-2022

Psalm 23 proclaims God’s love ad His provision for us. The inclusion of the book of Psalms in the Bible fleshes out some very real components of what a relationship with God is like. Inspired confessions, complaints, prayers, praises, and thanksgiving are just some of the elements contained within the Psalms. Psalm 23 details the Savior’s intense and personal care for his children. –Amy Cirigliano

A Soldier’s Heart 5-28-2022

“Would you classify yourself as having the heart of a soldier–a good soldier for Jesus Christ? Perhaps you haven’t made that initial enlistment to become a follower. Jesus our Commander says that there is still room for you! Maybe there is something in your life that has caused you to lose your way, or even go AWOL. Paul reminds us that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). In Jesus, the heart of a warrior is revealed.” –Pastor Denny Grady

Arise and Go 5-21-2022

“Once we know the will of God, will we do it, even if it challenges our comfort zone? By following God’s directive, Phillip met the Ethiopian eunuch where he was, and a life was changed forever. God has specific salvation plans for each of us as we interact with each other–let’s be open and willing to follow His lead and His methods. — Pastor Denny Grady

Avoiding PBA 5-14-2022

Whenever we embark on a new adventure with God, it is important to not let the journey veer off down side roads of discouragement, comparison games, prideful ventures, or distractions from the mission God has given. Staying in step with Him keeps us on the right track! –Pastor Richard Pinero

Just Roll with It 5-07-2022

“What God did for His people of old, and what He does for us now, have a lot of similarities. Are we ready for Promised Land living? After all, we love our “manna”! However, the Lord’s goodness is equally present in the crops of the land if we have eyes to see and hands to harvest. Harvesting and fruitfulness require time and effort, but the Lord of the harvest promises to be with us all the way if we will keep in step with Him.” –Pastor Denny Grady

Standing at the Water’s Edge 4-30-2022

Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” Wherever you and I take the initiative to connect with God and with others, we are taking a step towards the Promised Land. His provisions are given to meet current needs, and as the needs change, He will provide the miracles needed! –Pastor Denny Grady

Safe Spaces 4-23-2022

“How does God create safe spaces for us? How do we create safe spaces for each other? One way is for our actions to speak louder than our words, and for our actions to match what we profess. Another way is to offer empathy and understanding with what others are going through: put yourself in someone else’s place. A third way is through validation and encouragement. God walks with us through everything we experience here, and we can sit with each other in compassion and encouragement, too.” –Rebekah Werner