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75 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

A Condition of the Heart

September 7th, 2021


We continue our series in Nehemiah and this week focus on chapter 5.  There is a special testimony given by Ray Tucker at the beginning regarding the …

"Be Devoted To Prayer" - Pastor Curt Lapp

August 31st, 2021


Pastor Curt challenges us to to be devoted to prayer to be properly connected to God.

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Be Ready (Part 2)

August 23rd, 2021


This message is a continuation of the part 1 and we look at how despite the distractions and the oppositions we must keep the main thing the main thing.  We also discover that we are called to be ready and be vigilant …

"Deep" - Pastor Chris Rose

August 17th, 2021


Pastor Chris shares a message from Psalm 77 about allowing our disappointment with God to move us to a deeper relationship with Him.

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Be Ready ( Part 1)

August 12th, 2021


This week we look at Nehemiah 4.  We discover that opposition is beginning and builds against Nehemiah and the Jews and what their response to it was.

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Nehemiah: Rise & Build "Find Your Place"

August 3rd, 2021


This week we learn that there is a place for everyone to join in the good work God has called us to.

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Nehemiah: Rise & Build "The Response"

July 25th, 2021


In week two of our series we discover that Nehemiah's response to the stirring of God was the right one.  We are challenged to follow in similar …

Nehemiah: Rise & Build "The Stirring"

July 18th, 2021


We are beginning a new series out of the book of Nehemiah.  In week one we see how God stirred Nehemiah's heart and what his response was to the movement of God in his life.

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July 4th, 2021


Pastor Chris Rose gives a message on this 4th July about the true freedom that is available to each one of us.

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Questions From Jesus - " Do You Want To Get Well?"

April 21st, 2021


In John chapter 5, Jesus encounters a man who has been paralyzed for 38 years and asks him this important question.  We discover how this seemingly simple question has great implications for the paralytic and for us …

Questions From Jesus - "Who Do You Seek?"

April 13th, 2021


We begin a new sermon series - "Questions From Jesus".  This series begins in John 20 after the resurrection of Jesus with Mary Magdalene at the tomb where Jesus asks Mary 2 important questions.

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Now's The Time...Maybe Tomorrow?

January 26th, 2021


In week 3 of our sermon series, "New Mercies", we look at how procrastination effects our lives.  We look at the life of Saul in 1 Samuel 9 and 17 …

New Mercies: No Pain, No Gain

January 19th, 2021


In part two of our series we discuss the invitation God gives us to change and what should be the motivation for the change in our lives.

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New Mercies: What Time Is It?

January 12th, 2021


We begin a new sermon series entitled "New Mercies".  This four-week series explores the difficulties of change in the Christian life. Through …

Let Us...362 Days of Opportunity in 2021

January 4th, 2021


Pastor Curt Lapp gives this week message that challenges us in this new year to become the people and the church that God calls us to be.

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#43 A Royal New Year

December 27th, 2020


Pastor Chris Rose gives us a challenging message about setting ourselves up to be all God desires us to be going into this new year.

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#42 Advent Week 4: Love

December 20th, 2020


 This is the final message of our Advent Series.  This week's message focuses on how we have to understand God's concept of love to be able to respond to others in love.  God's expressed love toward us allows to begin …

Advent Devotional Day 19 - How Do We Live Out Joy In The World?

December 19th, 2020


The Father's joy and desire is for all to come to know him.   

Does His joy match your joy?  Can you give a reason for the hope you have?  Who could …

Advent Devotional Day 18

December 18th, 2020


God CHOOSES to work out his purposes and plans THROUGH us…and those plans, his purposes, always involve people.

Our scriptures for today are:

1 …

Advent Devotional Day 17 - How Do We Live Out Joy?

December 17th, 2020


Jesus' purpose and mission was to set us free and live in a new identity.

How has Jesus changed you?

How has your identity changed?

Our scripture passages for today are:

Luke 4:18

2 Corinthians 5:17

Romans 15:13

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Advent Devotional Day 16 - The Source Of Joy

December 16th, 2020


Throughout the Gospels, Jesus modeled joy for us.

Can you think of some ways that Jesus did that? 

What was the source of Jesus' joy?

 What is the source of your joy? 

Is there something hindering your source of joy …

Advent Devotional Day 15 - Why Joy?

December 15th, 2020


Why is joy so important? What does joy reveal about us to others? 

Our scripture passages are: 

Philippians 4:4 

Psalm 47:1 

James 1:2-3

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#42 Advent Sermon Series - Joy

December 14th, 2020


Everyone longs for joy that lasts. Jesus brings the joy we need, but we must be willing to come to him to receive it.

But what is joy?
It’s an attitude God’s people adopt, not because of happy circumstances, but because …

Advent Devotional Day 14 - What is Joy?

December 14th, 2020


What is joy?   We often lose our joy...What happens when you run out of Joy?  

Our scriptures for today are: 

Psalm 105:43 

Luke 2:10 

Acts 13:52 

Romans 15:13 

2 Cor. 6:10 

Philippians 4:4-7

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Advent Devotional Day 13 - A Hindrance To Peace

December 13th, 2020


How are you doing today? Are you full of peace or has busyness taken a hold of your life?

Our scripture passage for today is Luke 10:38-42

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Advent Devotional Day 12 - How Do We Take Peace To The World?

December 12th, 2020


Humility helps us to walk with Jesus and share His message of hope and reconciliation. 

Scriptures for today are: 

Philippians 2:1-11 

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 

Matthew 5:9

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Advent Devotional Day 11 - How Do We Live In Peace With Others?

December 11th, 2020


Living in peace with others means we have to do the hard work of forgiving the hurt and hostility we have experienced. 

Our scripture passages are: 

Advent Devotional Day 10 - How Do We Experience Peace?

December 10th, 2020


Today we talk about the things that stand in the way of us experiencing the peace Jesus wants us to have.

Our scriptures for today are:

Luke 7:36-50

Luke 19:1-10

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Advent Devotional Day 9 - The Source of Peace

December 9th, 2020


Today we talk about Jesus as our mediator, the bridge between us and God, the one promised through the prophet Isaiah.  Jesus as our mediator allows us to experience eternal peace because of His forgiveness.  

Our …

Advent Devotional Day 8 - Why Peace?

December 8th, 2020


Why is peace so important?  What is God's desire for peace?  Does our lives reflect God's peace in us? Our scriptures for today: Romans 14:17Psalm 46:10

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#41 Advent Sermon Series - Peace

December 7th, 2020


John’s message prepared people for Jesus’s arrival, which would bring peace.

The world longs for salvation—for the coming of peace, when all is made …

Advent Devotional - Day 7

December 7th, 2020


Here is the advent devotional for day 7.  On Sunday we focused on the theme of peace and our devotionals this week will continue our focus on peace.  I'm praying you are encouraged! -PB

Scripture passages for today are:

Advent Devotional - Day 3

December 3rd, 2020


In today's devotional, we talk about the source for our hope.  We discover how our earthly hope differs from the hope we have in God.

Our scripture passages come from Romans 8:28-31 and Lamentations 3:19-26

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Advent Devotional - Day 2

December 2nd, 2020


"This is our Day 2 Advent Devotional podcast.  I'm praying that you encounter God in significant ways during this time!"  - PB

Why Hope?  What makes …

Advent Devotionals - Day 1

December 2nd, 2020


Today we look at the meaning of advent and also talk about hope.  Today's scripture passages are Hebrews 6:11-12, 10:22-23, 11:1, and Luke 1:5-17

Take your time and engage with your family through this time.  - PB

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#40 Advent Sermon Series - Hope

November 30th, 2020


We begin this series understanding the the intent of advent and how this is an important part of celebrating the birth and expected return of Christ.  At Advent and Christmas time, we tend to focus on the birth of …

#39 Dependent: He Knows

November 18th, 2020


This week's message is a continuation of our series called Dependent.  Our passage comes from Psalm 139:1-12 and we talk about how when we feel …

#38 Dependent: Restored

November 18th, 2020


We begin a new series this week entitled Dependent.  This message comfort from Psalm 107:1-14.  We talk about how God’s mercy is cause for thanksgiving and when we cry out to him, he can restore us, even when our …

#37 - Missing Out

November 4th, 2020


This week's message comes from a passage out of Nehemiah 6 and we look at Nehemiah's simple but profound one sentence prayer.  

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Truth and Love

October 28th, 2020


This week we worked our way through the letter of 2 John.  We discovered how truth and love are interconnected in our response to the truth, how we need to guard the truth and what we do with it moving forward.

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Partnering With God

October 20th, 2020


This week we discover how created us to partner with Him, how we are all called to do the work of ministry and how looking to Jesus ensures we are good partners.

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It's All about Perspective

October 20th, 2020


This week we learn how our difficulties produce qualities in our life that God wants to use for a purpose.  Our scripture is 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, and …

Learning to Look Forward

October 7th, 2020


We just celebrated our church's 100 year anniversary!  That's a big deal!  We want to honor our past, acknowledge our present, but learn to be looking forward.

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Pastor Chris Rose - Finding Courage in the Face of Uncertainty

October 7th, 2020


This week Pastor Chris shares a message from Joshua 1:5-9 on how the certainty of God's promises can give us courage when we are faced with uncertainty.

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Start Here

October 7th, 2020


This week we finish our study in Colossians and look at Paul's encouragement in 4:2-6 and 12 to pray with earnest for the work of the Gospel in our …

Pathway To Excellence

October 7th, 2020


This weeks message is a continuation of our study through Colossians.  This message focuses on chapter 3:18-24 where we discover the keys that lead …

Pastor Curt Lapp - Now What?! God Provides Disruptions

October 7th, 2020


Pastor Curt Lapp shares a message this week from Colossians 3 about how God uses disruptions to bring us back to Him.

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Bear Fruit & Multiply

October 7th, 2020


Thank you for listening to week 2 of our study through Colossians. This week we look at Colossians 1:3-14 and discover Paul's prayer for the church …

Compelled To Urgency

October 7th, 2020


This episode begins our series through Colossians.  This week we look at Colossians 1:24 through 2:5.  Does the Gospel compel you to urgency?

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Hope Beyond The Norm

July 22nd, 2020


This week's message is a continuation of our sermon series "Beyond The Norm".  This week we look at the story of Jesus healing the paralytic man in Mark 2 and how hope radically transforms our lives and impacts the …

A Heart Beyond The Norm

July 21st, 2020


This week we look at Matthew 5:21-26 and how Jesus "one-ups" the law to help us understand why God made the law and how it points to how our hearts need to be changed in the process.

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Faith Beyond The Norm

July 21st, 2020


This week we look at a faith sourced in the wonder of God moves us to respond to God beyond the norm.

Luke 9:14-29, Matthew 17:14-21, Mark 9:14-29

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Beyond The Norm

July 21st, 2020


We begin a new sermon series entitled "Beyond The Norm".  We begin by looking at Luke 7:1-10 and look at how going beyond the norm allows God to disrupt our lives and the lives of others to reveal his love for us and …

Father's Day - Leaving A Legacy

July 20th, 2020


This week's message comes from 1 Chronicles 28:9-10 where we are challenged as dads and as believers and followers of Jesus, in the legacy we leave …

New Heart, New Hope

June 22nd, 2020


This week's message comes from Ezekiel 36:24-32.  We discover how God's desire to give us a new heart gives us new hope in living in relationship …

The Way

June 22nd, 2020


This weeks message comes from Luke 4:18-21 and Romans 12:9-21.  We discuss how understanding the Gospel frames our love and life in response.

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The Power of Influence - Chris Rose

June 22nd, 2020


Chris Rose shares with us the power of influence we have when we are walking with Jesus from Matthew 5:13-16

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Failure Is Not An Option - Curt Lapp

June 10th, 2020


Curt Lapp gave this weeks message from Hosea 11:1-9.  Curt challenged us in our walk with the Lord in understanding His great love for us.

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Joy In Giving

June 9th, 2020


We conclude our series out of the book of Philippians with a message that helps us understand the joy of giving through the context of contentment, fellowship and God's supply

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Joy in Living

May 15th, 2020


This week we discover the joy we can experience in living a life the way Jesus intended from Philippians chapter 4:2-9.  We look at relationships, circumstances and our thinking and how these areas affect our joy

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Joy In Believing

May 14th, 2020


This week we learn how Paul encourages believers in Philippians 3 to keep pressing on toward the goal, to live different, to pursue holiness and to …

Joy In Serving

May 14th, 2020


This week we discover the joy in serving from Philippians chapter 2, when we have the right motivation and work in unity in serving God together.

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Joy in Suffering

April 21st, 2020


We begin a new sermon series entitled "Joy" from the book of Philippians.  This week we discover the perspective we should embrace when we find …

Life After Resurrection

April 14th, 2020


What was life like after the resurrection for the disciples and how does that fit with us today?

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Two Kingdoms

April 6th, 2020


During this Palm Sunday, we study the passage from Matthew 21:1-11.  We see Jesus' entry into the city compared to how the Roman army entered.  We discuss the difference between the two kingdoms and what choice this …

What's Love Got To Do With It?

March 30th, 2020


This is the final message from the "We Are Family" series from 1 John chapters 4 & 5.  This week we learn that because of our identity in Jesus Christ, we are compelled to respond in love to one another.

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Who We Are!

March 24th, 2020


This message is part 3 of our sermon series "We Are Family" from the book of 1 John 3.  In this chapter we discover our identity through Christ and …

He Is Able!

March 16th, 2020


This message is a continuation in our series "We Are Family".  We talk about about the sovereignty of God and what our response to it should look …

Do You Belong?

March 14th, 2020


This week we continue our series "We Are Family" from the book of 1 John.  This week we talk about how the are to remain in Jesus and how the truth needs to permeate every area of our lives.  This is a link to this …

Walking With Jesus

March 2nd, 2020


Walking with Jesus compels is to walk as he did, love as he did, grow in our relationship and adopt his perspective. Here is a link to the message slides from this week’s message:

Walk In The Light

February 24th, 2020


This is the first message from our new sermon series, "We Are Family".  This week we talk about how fellowship with God and one another begins with walking in the light and come from 1 John 1:5 - 2:2.

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Despite Their Fear...

February 17th, 2020


This is our final message from our "New Beginnings" series from Ezra 3:1-3.  In this episode, we learn about the different types of fear that have an …


February 11th, 2020


We continue our series of "New Beginnings" out of Ezra 3 with a message about being committed to God and His word.


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Unity God's Way

February 11th, 2020


We talk about how God defines unity and what that should look like in our lives and our church from Ezra 3.


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New Beginnings

February 11th, 2020


This is the first sermon of our new pastor Ben Beckner.  New beginnings are in store for our church as we look at Ezra 3:1-3 and discover how the Israelites experienced their new beginnings and that can guide us today.

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