The Orchard Church

59 EpisodesProduced by The Orchard ChurchWebsite

This is The Orchard Church, a podcast where the Word of God is taught to point people to Jesus Christ and help them to look more like Him.

59 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

Table Talk: Pursue

August 19th, 2019


Christian fellowship is a means of grace and it is a necessary context for sanctification. Pursuing Christ together means seeing our partnership in …

Table Talk: Rhythms

August 12th, 2019


Change is a part of life. Seasons, weather, time, and even we change. Sometimes these changes seem dramatic and we feel as if they happened overnight. Other times it seems as if time stands still. People in different …

Table Talk: Fearless

August 5th, 2019


Some of the best conversations happen around the table and this series has been designed to help us think wisely as disciple makers. The table is a great place to tell stories, share ideas, and grow together. So join us …

The Prophet Elijah: TAKEN

July 31st, 2019


The departure of Elijah from this world was even more striking than his entrance as a prophetic lightning rod. He was a force to be reckoned with by …

The Prophet Elijah: Flight

July 23rd, 2019


When looking at the Bible we often make the mistake of thinking it’s a collection of people who are sinless paragons. They are the ones who have it …

The Prophet Elijah

July 15th, 2019


Elijah was one of the only two people in all of history that never died. He is one of the only two people who appeared with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration. Moses was there representing the law, and Elijah was …

Elijah the Prophet: God is Greater

July 7th, 2019


The prophet Elijah felt like he was the last prophet of God left among 450 prophets of Baal. To show that the Lord was the one true God, Elijah set up an incredible showdown with the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel. …

Living Excellent Lives: Grace and Glory

July 1st, 2019


Peter has written this letter to encourage believers and testify to God’s grace. God’s grace is all that God has done for his children in Christ. …

Living Excellent Lives: Always in Style

June 23rd, 2019


Anxiety, pride, trust, and care. Peter knew well the power and danger of pride. He corrected the Christ he proclaimed. He declared he would never …

Living Excellent Lives: Leadership in Your Family

June 17th, 2019


Last year 6,000 churches in this country closed their doors for the last time. Everyday 3,500 people leave church in America. Many of the reasons why those churches have closed those doors and those people have left has …

Living Excellent Lives: Suffering for the sake of Christ

June 9th, 2019


If suffering is normal for a Christian, why do I struggle? We spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to avoid suffering at all costs. If you find …

Living Excellent Lives: Christians Are People Who...

June 3rd, 2019


How would you finish this sentence, "Christians are people who...?" What would you say is the distinguishing characteristic of Christians as a whole? …

Living Excellent Lives: Above All

May 26th, 2019


First Peter is a handbook for Christian Living and it provides the necessary foundations for Living Excellent Lives. This letter was written to people scattered across modern-day Turkey who were facing uncertainty and …

Finish the Work: The Law of the Harvest

May 20th, 2019


Lead Pastor Sam Shaw walks us through one of the greatest promises of the Bible - the Law of the Harvest. You reap what you sow. It's true of marriage. It's true of a job. It's true of education. It's true of everything …

Psalm 131: Pressure & Perspective

May 13th, 2019


Jesus was a master at living under pressure with a sense peace inside. If you read his biography, it's amazing because he is always under incredible …

Finish the Work: In This Together

May 6th, 2019


You can't read the Bible without seeing how much the Scripture speaks about money and possessions. Well over two-thousand verses deal with it. Jesus talked about money and possessions more than He did about anything …

Finish the Work: By His Poverty We Became Rich

April 28th, 2019


It's human nature to start something and not finish it. As the two-year anniversary of the Reach 901 launch quickly approaches, we're briefly interrupting our series on 1 Peter to remind ourselves that we have one year …

Easter Sunday: The Road to Emmaus

April 22nd, 2019


Take a walk with Lead Pastor Sam Shaw and Pastor John Nix down the road to Emmaus.

Good Friday: The Cross

April 21st, 2019


There is nothing about the cross that says "winning", "victory", or "happiness". It was designed as the most painful and longest suffering way to …

Living Excellent Lives: Time is Running Out

April 15th, 2019


What is the "Great Business of Life"? What are you put on earth here to do? You probably have a bucket list, but why do we even talk about bucket lists? We all know we have a limited amount of time left here on this …

Living Excellent Lives: From Suffering to Session

April 8th, 2019


Peter continues to address suffering but moves the attention from Christian suffering to the suffering of Jesus. Peter’s letter quickly offers comfort after proclaiming that God sometimes wills suffering for those who …

Living Excellent Lives: The Defense Rests

April 1st, 2019


The world is changing and a shift has taken place in our culture. Clear boundaries and definitions are being challenged and even erased. Values once …

Living Excellent Lives: The Person God Blesses

March 25th, 2019


Pastor Sam Shaw walks us through 1 Peter 3:8-10. Sam said when he first read this passage, his eyes were immediately drawn to verse 10. The passage begins, "Whoever desires to love life and enjoy good days..." That …

Living Excellent Lives: Marriage and the Gospel

March 19th, 2019


Part of God's purpose for us as Christians is to point others to Him. A Christian marriage is one of the clearest examples of the gospel, and possibly the greatest opportunity we have to point others to Jesus. So, what …

Living Excellent Lives: The Shepherd of Your Souls

March 11th, 2019


Peter calls us to submit to ungodly authorities because we love Jesus and want to follow his example. However, the natural response when someone …

Living Excellent Lives: Building an Honor Culture

March 3rd, 2019


The church lives in the world as exiles who belong to another Kingdom. The world system around us, the cultural environment where we live, is alien …

Living Excellent Lives: Beautiful Living in a Polarized World

February 25th, 2019


Have you ever felt out of place and uncertain about what to do? God transforms people who were at home in this world and they become sojourners and exiles. They know the country and its customs, but they have been …

Living Excellent Lives: Jesus or the Church?

February 18th, 2019


It's typical these days for people to talk about loving God or loving Jesus, but not really loving the church. Pastor Sam Shaw walks us through 1 Peter 2:4-10, a passage filled with answers to some key questions many …

Living Excellent Lives: Cultivating a Hunger for the Word of God

February 11th, 2019


Pastor Sam Shaw introduces us to his long-time favorite pastor, Ronnie Stevens. Ronnie walks us through 1 Peter 1:22-2:3, giving us ten steps that …

Living Excellent Lives: Grow Up

February 4th, 2019


In the 1st Century in the Mediterranean world, an unexpected movement started that went viral. Religion was everywhere in the Roman Empire, but this …

Living Excellent Lives: Where is Hope Found?

January 28th, 2019


All around, despair, conscious need, and unconscious longing. We live in a world where loneliness is an epidemic and one in three adults and …

Living Excellent Lives: Rejoice and Suffering

January 21st, 2019


Where do you get a joy that grief and hardship doesn't shatter? In 1 Peter 1:3-12, Peter said the uniquely Christian way in dealing with trials and challenges is that we rejoice. In this sermon, Pastor Sam walks us …

Living Excellent Lives: The People of God in the World

January 14th, 2019


Have you ever wondered what living the Christian life actually means? Pastor Sam Shaw introduces a new series on 1 Peter, encouraging us to read and re-read it. The truth of this compact book acts as a manual for …

First Things First

January 7th, 2019


On this first Sunday of the new year, Pastor Sam Shaw talks about the principle of "firsts." There are a number of firsts happening in Genesis 4:1-8: the first murder, the first martyr, the first person to go to Heaven, …

Abound in Hope: Hope is Here (Christmas Eve Message)

January 2nd, 2019


When you got up this morning and looked at the TV or your phone, you probably noticed the date, the 24th of December, 2018. We don't think about it very often, but 2018 from what? The answer goes back to a little town …

Abound in Hope: Family Worship

December 31st, 2018


Pastor Sam walks us through our final hope in Revelation 22. 

Abound in Hope: Hope's Song

December 25th, 2018


Luke includes four powerful songs surrounding the savior’s birth. In each song, the singers are so moved that they respond from the depths of soul …

Abound in Hope: Bright Hope in a Dark World

December 17th, 2018


In this sermon, Pastor Sam walks us through Romans 8:18-27, showing us what an amazing thing it is to be a Christian, why the world is the way it is, and the one thing we have to have to survive: Hope.

Abound in Hope: Joyful in Hope

December 10th, 2018


During this advent series, we are reminded of the hope that is found only in Jesus. He did for us what we could not do for ourselves – He gave hope. …

Abound in Hope: What is Our Hope And Where Do We Find It?

December 3rd, 2018


In this Advent Season we have started a new series on hope. Hope is very powerful. The world often confuses hope with wishful thinking or their …

Titus: Don't Waste Your Life

November 26th, 2018


As this short pastoral letter from Paul to Titus comes to a close, we have a better understanding of what Paul meant when he directed Titus to “put …

Titus: How Grace Changes Us - Part II

November 19th, 2018


In Titus 3:1-15, Paul walks us through the succinct message of Salvation and gives direction on true Christian behavior. Paul reminds us that it …

Titus: How Grace Changes Us - Part 1

November 12th, 2018


Paul encourages us to live the good life in Titus 2:1-10. In Titus 2:11-14, Paul explains how this change is possible. If there's anything in your …

Titus: Living Our Confession

November 5th, 2018


Charlie Shaw walks us through Titus 2:1-10. In this section, Paul moves from the issues of church leadership and false teachers to the various groups …

Titus: Truth Matters

October 29th, 2018


Paul wrote the little book of Titus in order to clarify what really matters. For the last few weeks, we've seen that churches matter and leadership …

Titus: What’s an Elder?

October 22nd, 2018


The Bible teaches that churches are to be led by a plurality of called, qualified men called elders. Even Paul submitted himself to the elders in …

Forgotten God: The Helper

October 1st, 2018


Jesus said to his disciples in John 16 that it is better to have the Holy Spirit in them than to have Him right beside them. It is better that He …

Forgotten God: Experiencing the Holy Spirit

September 24th, 2018


The Holy Spirit is God’s promise and assurance that he will finish what he has started in us. He is the foretaste of heaven. That means we can ask …

Forgotten God: Pentecostal Power

September 17th, 2018


The advent of the Holy Spirit changed things forever. At Pentecost, the promised Holy Spirit came in a powerful way that seized the people of …

Forgotten God: Ours For The Asking

September 13th, 2018


Throughout the history of Christianity, we often forget that God is a triune God. He is God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Some …

Family Strong - We Are Family

September 3rd, 2018


Family Strong sermon series has been primarily focused on the nuclear family, but today as the series concludes we will look at the staggering way that Jesus reorients what it means to be family. In Mark 3:31-35, Jesus …

Family Strong - Parental Authority

August 27th, 2018


People are naturally rebellious, and our autonomy assaults authority. We don’t like anyone telling us what to do. The question of authority is …

Family Strong - Parental Blessing

August 22nd, 2018


God blessed His creation. God blessed Abraham. Issac blessed his son Jacob. Blessings are seen throughout Scripture but how do I bless my children? Listen in to get that answer.

Family Strong - Parenting Fears & Failure

August 14th, 2018


What makes a strong family today? In this sermon series, we’ll try to answer that question from God’s Word. We’ll talk about family worship, giving the family blessing, family fears and authority in the family.

Family Strong - Family Worship

August 8th, 2018


This sermon is a table discussion between Pastor Sam Shaw & John Nix on how you can create a worship culture of the Lord in your home. Their …

The Lord's Prayer: For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, Forever.

July 31st, 2018


Who is the king of your life? Who is your source of strength when the going gets tough? Who do you brag about to others? Who is calling the shots in your life? Is it God or someone or something else to which you …

The Lord's Prayer: And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

July 23rd, 2018


Does God tempt us? Why does it mean when Jesus' prays that we are not lead into temptation? This sermon on Matthew 6:13 answers these questions and many more on temptation and how it is connected with prayer.

The Lord's Prayer: And Forgive Us Our Debts, As...

July 17th, 2018


Forgiven people are forgiving people. This sermon discusses what it means to forgive people as expressed in The Lord's Prayer (Matt. 6:12; 18:21-35 ESV).

The Lord's Prayer: Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread

July 10th, 2018


This is the very first sermon to be posted by The Orchard Church. This sermon focuses on what did Jesus mean when he prayed, "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matt. 6:11).

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