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Easter 2019 Q&A


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Pastor John and Pastor Steve spent some time answer questions about Easter. What are the best arguments for the resurrection? How would you respond to some of the objections? If Jesus's death paid for our sins, why does it matter that Jesus was raised?

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Receive Grace / Extend Grace

September 10th, 2019


This is the sermon in a series by the same name. In this sermon, we focus on the nature of grace, and the God of grace, in the book of Ephesians. 


September 2nd, 2019


Text: Hosea 1-3

There aren’t many books in the Bible that are more “R-rated” than Hosea. It’s ugly. It’s shocking. But that’s the point!

The prophet …

1 Corinthians: Disputable Matters

August 26th, 2019


Christians are a people of the truth. We stake a lot on things that we believe are absolutely true.

But what if another believer thinks differently …

Mark: God on the Move - The Secret of the Kingdom

August 19th, 2019


It can be easy to get discouraged. Prominent leaders fall away. A majority of churches declining. We have personal struggles and failures. 

 Christians confess that God is always at work in the world, but sometimes we …

1 Corinthians: Separation and Divorce

August 12th, 2019


Under what conditions is it Ok to break up a marriage? What does God want us to think about separations and divorce?

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:10-24

Mark: How will you respond to God's actions in Jesus? (God on the move)

August 5th, 2019


God is at work in Jesus: Bringing the life of God's reign, calling followers into his presence, forming a new people. 

How will we respond to this …

2019 Vacation Bible School Report

July 29th, 2019


Becki Watson reports on this past week's Vacation Bible School (i.e., Young Travelers). 

Our God is so big! 

1 Corinthians: Singleness and Marriage

July 29th, 2019


Is it good to be single? Is it good to be married? Which is better? 

In this sermon, Pastor John looks at Paul's instructions to the Corinthian …

Jeremiah: Idols, Nations, and false gods

July 22nd, 2019


"Idolatry." Outside of a religious context, this word is mostly meaningless. Even in religious circles it can be ambiguous. But getting a handle on …

Jeremiah: The Crossroads

July 15th, 2019


Jeremiah 6:16
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for …


July 9th, 2019


Did you know that it’s possible to go to church, to pray, and to regularly read your Bible but not actually have saving faith in Jesus? Especially in …

Jeremiah: The Search

July 1st, 2019


Are all sins the same? Are some sins worse than others?

Sometimes we emphasize how heinous some sins are, but sometimes we emphasize that we’re all guilty before God? Which is it? Do we have to choose?

In this message …

Jeremiah: The Nature of Judgment

June 24th, 2019


Title: The Nature of Judgment

Text: Jeremiah 4:5-31

Wrath. The fierce anger of the Lord. Judgment and destruction. 

What emotions emerge when you read these words and phrases? Do they make you uncomfortable? …

1 Corinthians: Honor God with Your Body

June 24th, 2019


Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20

"My own body; Sometimes I love it. Most of the time I hate it.

Sometimes I control it. Often it controls me!"

What does …

1 Corinthians: Better to be Wronged

June 10th, 2019


Is it Ok to allow someone else to win, even if they cheat to do so?

Is it Ok to let someone take something from us that does not belong to them?

What …

1 Corinthians: Proud of the Wrong Things

June 3rd, 2019


Text: 1 Corinthians 5

Since Jesus forgives all of our sins, even the ones that we will commit in the future, why should we take sin so seriously?

Is …

Jeremiah: Return (3:1-4:4)

May 27th, 2019


Text: Jeremiah 3:1-4:4

Series: Jeremiah - The Exchange

Outline: (1) God's love is radical (2) Because of his live, he calls us to repent (3) When we repent, he saves and he restores (4) So repent, not just with words, …

Jeremiah: The Exchange

May 20th, 2019


It's crazy to trade God for anything else. 

The people of Jerusalem traded Everything for Nothing, the Living water for broken cisterns,  sonship for …

1 Corinthians: Not Just Talk, but Power

May 13th, 2019


We live in a time when everyone has a voice and every idea is regarded as equally valid and worthwhile.

But, is that true?

Paul’s words are weightier …

Minor Prophets: Obadiah

May 9th, 2019


Does pride really come before a fall? According to Obadiah it does.  

It is somewhat ironic that the smallest book in the Old Testament deals with a nation that had one of the biggest egos. Edom’s pride and arrogance, …

1 Corinthians: Praise from God

May 1st, 2019


 What makes us feel important? 

How do we know that we’re doing well in our lives? 

Whose approval really matters? 

Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5

Palm Sunday 2019

April 16th, 2019


In a world often devoid of peace, and full of counterfeit offers, we meet Jesus, the King on a mission of peace. 

He achieves that peace in a …

1 Corinthians: Build with Care

April 10th, 2019


Does it matter how we live?

If Jesus forgives all of our sin, and we’re already perfect in Christ (which we are), then what difference does it make how I live my live now?

We know that we love Jesus, and we do want to …

Jesus and the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-3:6)

April 1st, 2019


God has given us rest as a way to preserve our lives. Jesus saw the Sabbath as a good gift of God for our flourishing.  He did not break the Sabbath …

The Minor Prophets: Amos

March 25th, 2019


The prophet Amos makes his way to Bethel, the city at the heart of the Northern Kingdom’s religious and political power, and he begins pronouncing …

1 Corinthians: The Mind of Christ

March 18th, 2019


Text:  1 Cor 2:6-16 

Is there anything that you can’t learn if you study really hard? 

Is it possible for something to be so clear that even a child …

1 Corinthians: The Power and Wisdom of God

March 4th, 2019


Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5

We’re often afraid to share our faith with our neighbors. And if feels like there’s good reasons to be afraid, because …

1 Corinthians: Follow Jesus, Not Others

February 27th, 2019


Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

People often disappoint us. 

Sometimes we’re disappointed when we see a Christian leader behave in competitive or jealous ways.  It can really hurt our feelings. 

Or, if a gifted and loved …

Jesus with Tax Collectors and Sinners (Mark 2:13-17)

February 18th, 2019


What happens when we divide the world into groups: Two types of people, the "good guys" and the "bad guys"? In this short story from Mark, Jesus both challenges the Pharisees tendency to do this, and provides us with a …

Jesus in Conflict: The Son of Man (Mark 2:1-12)

February 11th, 2019


Text: Mark 2:1-12

Title: The Son of Man

Date: 2/10/2019

Quiz: Finish these lines: “Luke, I am your…” “Four score and …” “Life, liberty, and…” “I’ll …

Darwin Buist's Testimony

February 11th, 2019


At the end of this week, WPBF will be sending a team from our church to serve at The Pines Orphanage in South Africa. In preparation for the trip the team members have been sharing their testimonies and how that fits …

1 Corinthians: Confidence in God

February 4th, 2019


What can we know for sure? 

Can we be certain about anything? 

The Bible certainly says so. 

This message starts a new series in the book of 1 Corinthians.

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

You are invited to join our church …

Charlotte Stucki's Testimony

February 1st, 2019


We were blessed on Sunday to hear Charlotte (Char) Stucki's testimony.

Genesis 22: God Will Provide

February 1st, 2019


Genesis 22 is the heart-wrenching story of Abraham's near sacrifice of his dearly loved son Isaac. On the mountain, God provided a sacrifice of his own. He spared Abraham's son. 

From here we can look through the lens …

Zechariah (1/20/2019)

January 23rd, 2019


Text: Zechariah 3

Zechariah is a weird book. There’s flying scrolls, angelic visitations, bizarre dreams in the night, and Satan himself even makes …

Jesus in Conflict with Spiritual Evil (Mark 1:21-46)

January 14th, 2019


Jesus comes as the Messianic King proclaiming the nearness of the Kingdom of God. This immediately sets him in conflict with rival kingdoms, those who have set themselves up in opposition to God. In this sermon on Mark …

The Gardening Church

January 7th, 2019


How can we get the results we’re looking for? Are results guaranteed if we follow the right formula, or are they basically random, the products of a …

Christian Unity (12/30/2018)

January 1st, 2019


Jesus' followers are unified in the gospel, in essence, in purpose, and in love.

Text: John 17:20-23

Christmas by the Book

December 27th, 2018


We know so much of the Christmas story from carols and story books.   

But, are those things really in the Bible?  What parts of the story do we know …

Genesis 20-21: Trust God's Leading in Your Life

December 17th, 2018


It often seems like our lives are out of control. We don’t understand why things happen to us.

It is helpful to remember that God is in control of all …

Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Demolition and Reconstruction

December 10th, 2018


Jeremiah was given the task of sharing some very bad news with Israel: armies were about to pour in from the north to bring about unparalleled destruction.
But he also brings a message of hope and restoration, of a …

Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Jeremiah the Prophet (12/2/2018)

December 3rd, 2018


God doesn't always ask us to do easy things. Sometimes he asks us to do things that threaten our comfort, security, or approval of others.

The call of Jeremiah is unique, but it also gives us a pattern of responding to …

Do I need to forgive someone right away?

November 26th, 2018


"Do I need to forgive someone right away?"

This post is Pastor Steve's attempt to answer the question above. It depends a little on what we mean by forgiveness. Do we mean releasing internal anger and hurt, or restoring …

1 John - Assurance: The Nature of God (11/25/2018)

November 26th, 2018


The phrase “Love Wins” has a lot of traction in our culture today. It
represents the idea that in the end, God’s love will overcome anything
and …

1 John - Assurance: Assurance of Eternal Life

November 19th, 2018


Have you ever doubted that you were saved?
What do we do with those kinds of doubts?
Can we really know for sure?
This sermon looks at what the book of 1 John has to say about these important questions.

Minor Prophets: Haggai

November 12th, 2018


Have you ever been excited for something to happen that didn’t quite live up to your expectations? At home? At church?

The people in Haggai’s day were excited to return to their land after 70 years in exile. But when …

Jeremiah in Jerusalem - The Spiral (11/4/2018)

November 5th, 2018


This sermon explores the series of decisions and events that led up to the destruction of Jerusalem at the time of Jeremiah.

As the Assyrians raided …

Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Judah's Reformers (10/29/2018)

October 29th, 2018


Reform: To make a change for the better.   
Israel’s history is bleak: A divided kingdom, unrelenting pressure from violent neighbors, and a long …

1 John - Assurance: The Works in Jesus (10/21/2018)

October 26th, 2018


Are we even able to do good works at all?
Do our works ever please God?
It depends. Let’s think about it today.

1 John - Assurance: The Work of Jesus (10/14/2018)

October 26th, 2018


Title: The Work of Jesus
Text: 1 John
Series: 1 John - Assurance
Speaker: John Dubois
Date: 10/14/2018

Mark: Prepare: Follow Me (10/7/2018)

October 26th, 2018


Title: Follow Me
Text: Mark 1:14-20
Series: Mark: Prepare
Speaker: Steven Kopp
Date: 10/7/2018

1 John - Assurance: The Nature of Sin (9/23/2018)

October 26th, 2018


Title: The Nature of Sin
Series: 1 John - Assurance
Text: 1 John
Speaker: John Dubois
Date: 9/23/2018

Mark: Prepare: Baptism and Temptation (9/26/2018)

October 26th, 2018


Title: Baptism and Temptation
Series: Mark - Prepare
Text: Mark 1:9-15
Date: 9/16/2018
Speaker: Steven Kopp

Jonah (8/26/2018)

October 22nd, 2018


Title: Jonah
Series: Minor Prophets
Text: Jonah
Date: 8/26/2018
Speaker: Colby Hetcel

Mark: Prepare: Prepare the Way (8/19/2018)

October 22nd, 2018


Title: Prepare the Way
Series: Mark - Prepare
Text: Mark 1:1-1:8
Date: 8/19/2018

1 John - Assurance: The Person of Jesus (8/12/2018)

October 22nd, 2018


Title: The Person of Jesus
Series: 1 John - Assurance
Text: 1 John
Date: 8/12/2018

1 John - Assurance: Special Fellowship with God (8/5/2018)

October 22nd, 2018


Title: Special Fellowship with God
Series: 1 John - Assurance
Text: 1 John
Date: 8/5/2018

Mark: Prepare: Jesus Messiah (7/15/2018)

October 19th, 2018


Sermon Title: Jesus, Messiah
Text: Mark 1:1
Summary: Jesus isn't always who we expect or want him to be, be He is exactly what we need him to be.

1 John - Assurance: Word of Life (7/29/2018)

October 12th, 2018


Text: 1 John 1:1-4.
Series: 1 John: Assurance
Speaker: John Dubois

The coming of Jesus, into the world, is the greatest good news of all.

Jesus came …

Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Israel's Road to Exile (9/30/2018)

October 12th, 2018


Pastor Steve's first sermon in his series on the book of Jeremiah. This sermon examines the Northern Kingdom's road to destruction and exile. It serves as a warning for us today and establishes the context for …

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