Introduction: Today continues the series in the book of Jeremiah. In part one, God straightens out the prophet's theology (Jer. 1:1-5). In part two, God equips Jeremiah with what he needs to complete the job that God is calling him to do. He touches Jeremiah, and He provides two signs. Proposition Statement: When God calls, God provides. Point 1: One Touch from God Th...Keep Reading
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This past Sunday I made an announcement to let you know about a process we are beginning toward hiring our next pastor. We very much desire each of you to be aware of this and pray for the Lord’s leading and provision throughout this process. Here is the clip from Sunday’s meeting in case you missed this important announcement....
An introduction to the Book of Revelation...
3/22/20 Sermon: A Song for a Crisis Ron Boomsma Psalm 46 Introduction: Psalm 46, a corporate worship song written to strengthen and comfort God's people, is most applicable as the coronavirus threatens our health and our economy. This song comforts by making bold declarations in the face of big problems. It is a song sung by a city under attack--a city fighting for ...Keep Reading
3/1/20 Sermon Series: Against Wind and Tide Ron Boomsma Colossians Jer. 1:1-5 Introduction: Today begins a new series in the book of Jeremiah, a "major" prophet whose work is the longest in the Bible. Jeremiah represented the active voice of God to the people. The goal was for God to be the Lord, and for the people to be God's people. God chose Jeremiah as a m...Keep Reading
2/23/20 Sermon Title: The Worshiping Church Lynn Baird Colossians 3:9-17 Proposition Statement: Singing in the corporate worship setting is God-ordained, God-glorifying, and vital to the church's growth, edification, encouragement, and mission together. Introduction: In today's passage, the apostle Paul addresses the reason, the response, and the result ...Keep Reading
2/16/20 Sermon Title: The Grace of Giving Ron Boomsma 2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15 Introduction: Many of the 18 million Angelenos live for self-interest and pleasure. Yet God's good news sets us free from self-consumption, puts us right with Him, and places us into a church family that supports and helps us grow. The church is God's plan to redeem and to help ...Keep Reading
The Christian Work Ethic Sunday Message February 9, 2020 Bill Fisher 2 Thessalonians chapter 3:1-15 Proposition statement: "We each need to understand that the Christian work ethic is to "work quietly and to earn your own living." Paul is writing to the Thessalonians to answer the question: What do we do while we wait for the return of the Lord? His answer is: do...Keep Reading
2/2/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Jesus is Still Coming Ron Boomsma 2 Thessalonians 2:1-15 Proposition Statement: Jesus is still coming back, so stand firm. Introduction: False teaching about the future takes away hope, thus crippling the church. The apostle Paul addresses this challenge in today's passage. He prompts the chur...Keep Reading
1/19/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Responding to the Spirit's Work Lynn Baird 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 Proposition Statement: We are dependent on the Holy Spirit; we should always put a high value on His work and influence on our lives; and we should never disregard His active presence among us. Introduction: At the end of his ...Keep Reading
1/12/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Dressed for the Journey, Part 2 Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Proposition Statement: We need the Lord, so we need to pray. Introduction: As a continuation of last week's sermon, today's focus rests on the aspect of God's will for us that involves praying. The suitcase metaphor (being "d...Keep Reading
1/5/20 Sermon Series: The Affectionate Gospel Sermon Title: Dressed for the Journey Ron Boomsma 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Proposition Statement: God has packed a suitcase for us that has precisely what we need for the journey, no matter where we are going. Introduction: Seeking God's will for our lives is a common query by believers. We desire to know th...Keep Reading