Dr. Wilder preaches his first in a series of special messages on the meaning of the cross during the season of Lent. This sermon focuses on four important truths: 1) The cross shows God's faithfulness 2) The cross creates God's community 3) The cross reveals God's wisdom 4) The cross proves God's grace
First Corinthians 1:1-31
In his second sermon on the “end times,” Dr. Wilder preaches on the revelation to John in which believers are provided a glorious glimpse of the new earth and the new heaven that awaits them. God will make his home among his people and He will wipe away the tears that we have shed in this lesser, mortal life. Death, which casts such a long and dark shadow over us in this world, will be no more.
From Mayan calendars to “Planet X” theories, there are plenty of predictions about the end of the world. Jesus tells us that no one…no one…knows the time of his second coming and the end of human history as we know it. Instead, he tells us to be faithful in our ministry and service until he comes again in glory at the end of the age. Dr. Wilder preaches on these important lessons in this message.
Dr. Wilder concludes his month long series of messages on the Church. In this sermon, we are reminded that the Church is not a human idea or institution. The Church is God's idea and it belongs to Him. Jesus established the Church according to His will and purpose...and He promises that not even the gates of Hades can prevail against his Church.
Dr. Wilder preaches on the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the churches in Galatia in which we learn that Christians are set free by the pure Gospel to live as the family of God. This spiritual family extends far beyond the bonds of our families of origin. No matter how far from God a person may have wandered, the Lord’s grace is more than sufficient in freeing us from the sins or shame of the past! Paul knew this from firsthand experience and describes his life before…and after…Christ in these verses.
In his second message in this series, Dr. Wilder preaches on Paul’s letter to the Christian church in Corinth. In this 12th chapter, Paul reminds us our unity in Christ is Spirit-given and never manmade. Each person who says with faith and trust that “Jesus is Lord” is Spirit filled. The Spirit of God who brings us to such faith in Jesus then equips each believer according to God’s plan and purpose.
First Corinthians 12:1-31
In his first of four messages, Dr. Wilder begins this month long focus on the Church. The introduction to Paul's letter to the Christians in Ephesus tells us a great deal about the true nature of the Church. The Church is not a building or a human institution. The Church is the Body of Christ consisting of God's adopted sons and daughters. These children of the heavenly Father are saints in the eyes of God, not because of human achievment, but as a result of God's love and grace.
Pastor Easton explores Paul's words of encouragement to the church in
Ephesus, a church faced with dangers from within and without, and greatly
concerned about its future. These words of hope and promise offer much to us as we begin this new year.
In his back-to-basics sermon for the first Sunday after Christmas, Pr.
Breidenbach reminds us that even the most attentive and faith-filled Christian
still needs the constant fellowship of worship and dwelling on God?s Word to
be reminded of what a life lived in Christ is supposed to look like. Enjoy the
simplicity and encouragement in pursuing the virtues of Christian living.
In this sermon, Pr. Breidenbach explores the unwavering faith of Mary and
Joseph despite extremely challenging circumstances and helps us to find our
own confidence in these troubling times through the wisdom found in the Law of
the Tithe, according to Deuteronomy 12 and 14. A truly different take on a
Christmas Eve sermon that will inspire and encourage you to celebrate your
abundance in Christ.
In his Christmas message, Senior Pastor Bruce Wilder reminds us of the wood that was used for our Lord’s first crib…and the wood that would be used for his cross when He died for the sins of all people. Our Lord began his earthly ministry “against the grain” as He was placed in the manger by Mary. He completed His earthly ministry when He was nailed “against the grain” on the cross.
Dr. Wilder concludes his Advent sermons on the true identity of Jesus with this third message. In Luke’s Gospel, we learn that the suffering experienced by Jesus on the cross did not happen by accident. This was God’s plan of salvation for us all along. As the crucified and risen Savior, Jesus wants to know what we believe about him on a personal basis. He asked this of the disciples and the same is true for each of us!