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Pastor John's Messages

Each week the lastest message will be posted at the top of the page.

Scroll down for older messages. Beginning Oct. 2, 2022, Bulletins are also posted.

Current Worship Series: "Coming Soon" - Advent Series - December 3-31, 2023

 

Sunday, December 10, 2023 - "Baptismal Limitations?" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, December 3, 2023 - "Stay Tuned" - Sunday Bulletin

 

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"The Good News About Death" - November 5-26, 2023

Sunday, November 26, 2023 - "The Last Word" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, November 19, 2023 - "How Many Shopping Days?" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, November 12, 2023 - "Grieving with Hope" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - "The Other Side of the Curtain" - Sunday Bulletin

 

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"The Enemies of Gratitude" - October 1-29, 2023

 

Sunday, October 29 - "Disappointment" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 22 - "Greed" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 15 - "Entitlement" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 8 - "Worry" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 1 - "Nostalgia" - Sunday Bulletin

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"No Fair!" - September 10-24, 2023

Sunday, Sept. 24 - "Wages, Working, Whatsoever Is Right" (Mike M.) - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, September 17 - "The Math of Forgiveness" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, September 10 - "How to Fight Like a Christian" - Sunday Bulletin

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Stand-Alone Messages - Aug. 27 and Sept. 3, 2023

Sunday, September 3 - "Denying Self" - Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, August 27, 2023 - "The Deliverance of God" - Sunday Bulletin

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"The Path of the Disciple" - June 11 - August 20, 203

Sunday, August 20, 2023 - "Is It Fair?" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, August 13, 2023 - "What Are You Seeking?" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, August 6, 2023 - "Wrestling with Our Hunger" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, July 30, 2023 - "Hidden and Mixed In" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, July 23, 2023 - "Shine Like the Sun" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, July 16, 2023 - "Seeds in the Dirt" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, July 9, 2023 - "Taking the Yoke" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday - July 2, 2023 - "Quenching a Thirst" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, June 25, 2023 - "Tell in the Light" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, June 18, 2023 - "Is Anything Too Wonderful?" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - "Trusting the Unknown" - Sunday Bulletin

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"When God Came Down Like Fire" - May 28  - June 4, 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023 - "Go Therefore" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, May 28, 2023 - "He Breathed on Them" - Sunday Bulletin

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"A Living Hope" - April 16 - May 21, 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - "Casting Your Cares" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, May 14, 2023 - "Always Be Ready" - Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, May 7, 2023 - "Like Living Stones" - Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, April 30, 2023 - "Guardian of the Soul" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, April 23, 2023 - "Loosening the Bonds" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, April 16, 2023 - "Fullness of Joy" - Sunday Bulletin

 

 

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"In Awe of Grace" - Holy Week 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023 - "The End That Wasn't" - Sunrise Bulletin - Sunday Bulletin

Friday, April 7, 2023 - Good Friday Bulletin

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - "Commanded to Love" - Maundy Thursday Bulletin

 

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - "This Is the Day" - Sunday Bulletin

"Learning to Live Inside-Out" - February 22 - March 26, 2023

 

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - "Who Could Stand" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, March 19, 2023 - "In the Presence" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, March 12, 2023 - "Give Me Water" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - "Go From Your Country" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, February 26, 2023 - "If You Fall Down" - Sunday Bulletin

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - "The Fast We Choose"

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"Glimpses of the Kin-dom" - January 1 - February 19, 2023

Sunday, February 19, 2023 - "Super Sunday" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, February 12, 2023 - "But I Say" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - "You Are" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - "Blessed Are" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - "Have the Same Mind" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - "Not Lacking" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, January 8, 2023 - "The Water's Fine" - Sunday Bulletin

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"God of Light and Dark" - Dec. 24, 2022, to January 1, 2023

Sunday, January 1, 2023 - "Covenanting Together in 2023" - Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, December 25, 2022 - "The Yes/And of Jesus" - Sunday Bulletin

Saturday, December 24, 2022 - "Keeping Watch" - Christmas Eve Bulletin

 

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"An Advent Song of Ascents" - Nov. 27 - Dec. 18, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022 - "Give You a Sign" - Sunday Bulletin

Sunday, December 11, 2022 - "The Lord's Highway" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022 - "Stand as a Signal" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, November 27, 2022 - "Up to Restoration" - Sunday Bulletin

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"Face to Face with Jesus" - November 6-20, 2022

 

Sunday, November 20, 2022 - "Scoffers on a Hill" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - "Open-Mouthed Tourists" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, November 6, 2022 - "Band of Puzzlers" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 30, 2022 - "Hearing Our Call" - Sunday Bulletin

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"Not Ashamed" - October 2-23, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022 - "Poured Out" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 16, 2022 - "Itching Ears" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 9, 2022 - "Present Yourself to God" - Sunday Bulletin

 

Sunday, October 2, 2022 - "Rekindle the Gift" - Sunday Bulletin

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"Having Words with Jesus"

Sunday, September 25, 2022 - "Gulf Is Crossed"

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - "Debts Are Tossed"

 

Sunday, September 11, 2022 - "Finding the Lost"

 

Sunday, September 4, 2022 - "Counting the Cost"

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"Prophet Margins" - July 3 - August 28, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022 - "Cracked Cisterns"

 

Sunday, August 21, 2022 - "I Knew You"

 

Sunday, August 14, 2022 - "Yielding Wild Grapes"

 

Sunday, August 7, 2022 - "Learn to Do Good"

 

Sunday, July 31, 2022 - "Cords of Kindness"

 

Sunday, July 24, 2022 - "Pity on the House" - Guest Preacher Kristin Britt

 

Sunday, July 17, 2022 - "Living in a Bitter Day"

 

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - "What Do you See?"

 

Sunday, July 3, 2022 - "Wash and Be Cleaned"

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"Living the Spirit Life" - June 5-26, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - "Brought Home in the Spirit"

 

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - "From Madness to Stillness"

 

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - "Does Not Wisdom Call?"

 

Sunday, June 5, 2022 - "Overcoming Babel"

 

 

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"We Are Witnesses" - April 17 - May 29, 2022

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - "Disturbing the City"

 

Sunday, May 22, 2022 - "Opened the Heart"

 

Sunday, May15, 2022 - "What God Called Clean"

 

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - "Get Up!"

 

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - "Who Are You, Lord?"

 

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - "We Are Witnesses"

 

Sunday, April 17, 2022 - "God Raised Him"

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"Gathered Up in Christ" - Lent 2020

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - "Do You Know What I've Done?"

Sunday, April 10, 2022 - "The Lord Needs It"

 

Sunday, April 3, 2022 - "Filled with Fragrance"

 

Sunday, March 27, 2022 - "Lost and Found"

 

Sunday, March 20, 2022 - "If It Bears Fruit"

 

Sunday, March 13, 2022 - "Under the Wings"

Sunday, March 6, 2022 - "An Opportune Time"

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - "Piety Practice"

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"Love Never Ends: Being the Body of Christ"

Sunday, February 27, 2022 - "Seeing the Glory"

 

Sunday, February 20, 2022 - "Raised in Glory"

Sunday, February 13, 2022 - "The First Fruits"

 

Sunday, February 6, 2022 - "Hold Firmly"

 

Sunday, January 30, 2022 - "The Greatest of These"

 

Sunday, January 23, 2022 - "You Are the Body"

 

Sunday, January 16, 2022 - "Varieties of Gifts"

Sunday, January 9, 2022 - "Well Pleased"

 

 

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"Come Home for Christmas" - Advent 2021

Sunday, January 2, 2022 - "The Light of Home"

 

Sunday, December 26, 2021 - "Lost at Home" - Pastor Michele Slott

Friday, December 24, 2021 - "Welcome Home"

 

Sunday, December 19, 2021 - "The Blessing of Home"

 

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - "The Joy of Home"

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021 - "The Fear of Home"

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - "Time to Go Home"

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"A Life That Matters"

Sunday, November 21, 2021 - "Everyone Who Belongs"

 

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - "Not One Stone" - Digital Campus Host Kristin Britt

 

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - "Everything She Had"

 

Sunday, October 31, 2021 - "Not Far from the Kingdom of God"

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Born to Trouble - a study from Job

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - "Now My Eye Sees"

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - "Out of the Whirlwind"

 

Sunday, October 10, 2021 - "Bitter Complaints"

 

Sunday, October 3, 2021 - "To and Fro on the Earth"

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Doers of the Word - a study from James

Sunday, September 26, 2021 - "Power of Prayer"

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021 - "Root of Conflict"

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - "Taming the Tongue"

 

Sunday, September 5, 2021 - "Making Distinctions"

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - "Avoiding Anger"

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Geared Up for Life - a study from Ephesians

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - "Armored"

 

Sunday, August 15, 2021 - "Giving Thanks"

Sunday, August 8, 2021 - "Speaking Truth" - Guest Pastor Michele Slott

 

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - "A Life Worthy"

 

Sunday, July 25, 2021 - "For This Reason..." - Guest Pastor Doug Diehl

 

Sunday, July 18, 2021 - "He Is Our Peace"

 

Sunday, July 11, 2021 - "Setting Our Hope"

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Sunday, July 4, 2021 - "Freedom in Christ" - Guest Speaker Mike Marsland

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More Than Meets the Eye - Summer 1 2021

Sunday, June 27, 2021 - "The Healer's Touch"

Sunday, June 20, 2021 - "No Time Like the Present" - Guest Jerry Simmons

Sunday, June 13, 2021 - "Changing Seasons"

 

Sunday, June 6, 2021 - "Seeing Beyond Suffering"

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021 - "Something within Me"

 

 

Living Post-Resurrection - Easter 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021 - "A New Temple"

 

Sunday, May 16, 2021 - "The Ways of the World"

 

Sunday, May 9, 2021 - "True Friendship"

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - "Abide in Me"

 

Sunday, April 25, 2021 - "Truth and Action"

 

Sunday, April 18, 2021 - "Got Fish?"

Sunday, April 11, 2021 - "Seeing Is Not Believing"

Sunday, April 4, 2021 - "He Is Not Here"

 

 

 

"The Power of Sacrifice" - Lent 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021 - "Joy Over Sorrow: Discipleship"

Sunday, March 21, 2021 - "Sacrificial Bravery: Be Sent"

Sunday, March 14, 2021 - "The Spotlight of Grace: Learn"

 

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - "Bring Life: Listen"

 

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - "What Matters Most: Eat Together"

 

Sunday, February 21, 2021 - "Expand Your Mind: Bless Others"

"Created Anew" Worship Series:

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - "Descending to Share the Story"

Sunday, February 7, 2021 - "Never-Ending Creativity"

 

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - "Being the Epiphany"

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - "Creativity in Connection"

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - "Finding Freedom in Our Faith"

Sunday, January 10, 2021 - "God Created - Catch a Glimpse"

"Where We Belong" Worship Series

Sunday, January 3, 2021 - "Living the Celebration"

Thursday, December 31, 2020 - "Walking as a Child of God in 2021"

Thursday, December 24, 2020 - "Home in the Word"

 

Sunday, December 20, 2020 - "Pitching the Tent"

Sunday, December 13, 2020 - "Homecoming"

 

Sunday, December 6, 2020 - "Where the Wild Things Are"

 

Sunday, November 29, 2020 - "The End of the World as We Know It"

"Entrusted" Worship Series:

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - "Entrusted with Each Other" - Guest Speaker Jerry Simones (no link)

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - "Multiplying Our Impact"

 

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - "Who Is Responsible for My Oil?"

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - "The Rise of the Servant Leader"

"Thriving" Sermon Series:

Sunday, October 25, 2020 - "Committed to the Win-Win"

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - "God's Imprint on Our Lives"

 

Sunday, October 11, 2020 - "Building Faithfulness Along the Way"

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - "Aiming for the Harvest"

"Learning to Love Our Enemies" Sermon Series:

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - "Loving the Enemy Within"

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - "Mercy and God's Higher Calling"

September 13, 2020 - "When God Transforms Evil to Good"

Sunday, September 6, 2020 - "Love Through Due Process"

Sunday, August 30, 2020 - "Do You Stand Out?"

 

Sermon Series: God at the Movies

Sunday, August 23, 2020 - "God's Love Brings Joy"

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - "God Loves One and All"

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - "God Gives Love and Life"

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - "God Guides Our Story"

Sunday, July 26, 2020 - "God Works with Our Story"

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - "God Finds and Frees Us"

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - "God Cleans and Draws Us In"

Sunday, July 5, 2020 - "God Knows Us Inside-Out"

Sunday, June 28,2020 - "God Lifts Us Up"

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