Prepared for Special Service

Date: October 14, 2018

When Charles Welch was turned away from overseas missionary service, he was devastated. But little did Charles know that the "Welch's Grape Juice" business he was building would be blessed of God to give great sums of money to missionary work. In Exodus 2, we watch as Moses' life takes
2018-10-15T10:57:29+00:00 October 14th, 2018|

Moses: A Life Preserved

Date: October 7, 2018

Pastor Ryan rescued his little boy Carter from drowning in a hotel pool in 2015.  It was a scary situation, but God was there to intervene.  In the book of Exodus, we read the amazing account of how God preserved the life of the baby Moses--- the one who would
2018-10-11T10:06:25+00:00 October 7th, 2018|

My Help Comes from Heaven

Date: September 30, 2018

Most of us have a few favorite songs that we love to hear again and again.  This happens because songs have a way of touching the deepest parts of our souls and moving us toward deep feelings of happiness, delight, sorrow, or reflection.  In Psalm 121, the Bible presents to
2018-10-02T13:09:24+00:00 September 30th, 2018|

This is a Healthy Church

Date: September 23, 2018

NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi was known for gathering his players at training camp-- hoisting a football into the air-- and saying "Men, this is a football."   Vince Lombardi wanted his players to commit to the basic priorities and fundamentals of quality football.  In Ephesians chapter four, the Bible outlines
2018-09-24T11:43:15+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|

Prepared for the Fight of Your Life

Date: September 16, 2018

What is the greatest fight in history? Is it Ali vs. Frazier, or maybe Tyson vs. Holyfield? Is the greatest fight Washington's defeat of the British at Yorktown, or perhaps the WW2 battles of Bastogne, France or Iwo Jima in the Pacific? 1 Samuel 17 actually reveals the most legendary
2018-09-17T15:21:55+00:00 September 16th, 2018|

The Commendable Church

Date: September 9, 2018

Pastor Ryan tells the humorous story of how he won the "Home Economics Award" in junior high school, and how it was the the most embarrassing commendation a young teenager could ever hope to receive.  Most of us want to be commended for the right things-- not the wrong ones. 
2018-09-10T12:31:13+00:00 September 9th, 2018|

Far-Away Sinners Brought Near

Date: September 2, 2018

At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, the world was shocked by the unlikely friendship of the USA's Jesse Owens and Germany's Luz Long.  Two men who were far from each other in color and nationality-- were brought together by the power of athletics.  In Ephesians chapter 2, the
2018-09-04T10:59:21+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|

The Gospel and Social Injustice

Date: August 26, 2018

The church's main mission today is not toward political, social, or economic concerns.  We are called to be gospel-proclaimers and disciple-makers for Jesus.  However, God does not want His people to put their heads down and ignore the pain or brokenness of hurting people right in front of us.  We
2018-08-27T10:45:37+00:00 August 26th, 2018|

A Journalistic Interview with Jesus

Date: August 19, 2018

Some TV journalists have proven themselves to be masters of the interview process:  Mike Wallace (60 Minutes), Barbara Walters (ABC News), Larry King (CNN), and Bill O'Reilly (Fox News).  What made these legends so great was their mastery of the journalistic questions--- who, what, where, when, why, and how.  If
2018-08-20T10:39:53+00:00 August 19th, 2018|

The Right Kind of Ministry

Date: August 12, 2018

Some churches in America have incredible organization and programming when it comes to social and community causes:  food pantries, clothing distribution, even medical clinics.  Some have even begun to champion political causes.  But is this what characterizes the "right" kind of ministry?  Is this really what Jesus requires of His
2018-08-13T12:58:52+00:00 August 12th, 2018|