Self-Centered Worship

The Way It’s Supposed to Be… and the Way It Is. A sermon on Genesis 4.



The Way It’s Supposed to Be… and the Way It Is. A sermon on Genesis 3.


Purpose and Partners

The Way It’s Supposed to Be… and the Way It Is. A sermon on Genesis 2.


A Good Beginning

The Way It’s Supposed to Be… and the Way It Is. A sermon on Genesis 1.


Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?

A sermon on the resurrection from Luke 24:1-12.


Sacrifice and Glory

A sermon on Luke 22:14-30.


Watch, Pray, Stand

Andrew Seley delivers a sermon on Luke 21:25-38.


Marriage and the Resurrection

Sermon on Luke 20:27-40


Broken or Crushed

Sermon on Luke 20:9-18


Cleansing Is Painful

Cleaning out wounds can be painful but necessary if we seek healing. Jesus engages an infection among religious leadership and it creates some discomfort. But the path of healing leads through pain.


Salvation Comes Through Tears

We start a new sermon series, Journey to the Cross, for the season of Lent. We walk through the account in Luke of Jesus entering Jerusalem… and he weeps for his people.


Restoring the Despised

We remember Zacchaeus as a “wee little man” but his real problem was that he was despised by his community. Jesus sees Zacchaeus in the sycamore tree and it changes everything for him!


Restoring the Dismissed

Children are often dismissed as silly or unimportant. But Jesus teaches us that there are no unimportant people. IN fact, we need to be more like children in our faith!


The Heart to Restore

We tend to view our relationship with God as transactional, but God wants transformation! Jesus explains the kind of heart he wants us to exhibit in the parable of the Good Samaritan.


Restoring the Shameful

Jesus encounters a woman with a bad reputation in the community and known only as a “sinner.” But Jesus seeks to restore her and explains God’s grace through the parable of the Two Debtors.


The Authority to Restore

Jesus is called in to heal the servant of a Roman Centurion. Why would he care about the servant of the military oppressors of Israel? We see how the faith of Centurion in Jesus’ authority changes everything.


The Priority to Restore

Is God more concerned with religious observance or restoration? We look at an account of Jesus healing a man on the Sabbath to answer this question.


The Power to Restore

In Luke 5, Jesus seems to claim the power to forgive sins and then backs up the claim by demonstrating the power to heal a paralyzed man. Does Jesus really have the power to come through for us?


Dignity Restored

Jesus announces the inauguration of his ministry in Luke 4 and lays out his mission: the restoration of humanity and the dignity of all people.


Brand New Day

Its a new year… but does that bring new hope? This message talks about the hope of a Brand New Day from Rev. 21.


The Darkest Night, the Brightest Dawn

Why Christmas is celebrated at the Winter Solstice… the turning of the tide and the coming of the light!


Immanuel: God with Us!


We continue our Advent Series with the theme of the fourth Sunday in Advent: PEACE.


Immanuel: God with Us!


We continue our Advent Series with the theme of the third Sunday in Advent: JOY.


Immanuel: God with Us!


We continue our Advent Series with the theme of the second Sunday in Advent: LOVE.


Immanuel: God with Us!


We start our Advent Series with the theme of the first Sunday in Advent: HOPE.


How the Church Can Be A Blessing

Community and the Love of Neighbor

Opinions of the institutional church today are not that great. How can the church become a blessing to our community and the world? We should love well all those who come across our paths


How the Church Can Be A Blessing

Worship & the Love of God

Opinions of the institutional church today are not that great. How can the church become a blessing to our community and the world? It starts with connecting people to the God who loves them.


Galatians: True Freedom

Freedom from Self

the last in the Galatians sermon series. Paul’s very personal farewell emphasizes how God has made a new order of things in Christ… a new creation.


Galatians: True Freedom

Freedom to Bear Burdens

Our focus on ourselves will crowd out concern for other people. The Gospel frees us up to bear the burdens of those around us.


Galatians: True Freedom

Freedom and the Spirit of God

The freedom we have in the Gospel is a freedom from our selfish impulses and the transformation of our nature to one that loves our neighbor.


Galatians: True Freedom

The Freedom to Love

Some love out of obligation. Some love so they will be loved. But the only love that is true is that is given freely.


Galatians: True Freedom

“The Way It Is” and the Way of Freedom

Some things seem to never change but God’s promise seems to cut right through our resignation and give us real hope in this life.


Galatians: True Freedom

The Church Is Not a Mutual Affirmation Society

Love and truth are often thought of as competing values. But if we are to love be people, we must find a way to speak truthfully.


Galatians: True Freedom

Are You a Slave… or an Heir?

How you see yourself can determine how you perceive the world. Do you see yourself as a slave to the expectations of others… even God? Or do you understand yourself as a beloved child of God?


Galatians: True Freedom

What Are Your Obligations?

Does God require anything from us in order to be saved? Listen to this sermon on the truly scandalous nature of the Gospel.


Galatians: True Freedom

The Life’s Breath of Freedom

The freedom we experience in the Gospel comes from our trust… our faith… in Christ’s life, death and resurrection. Faith is the life’s breath of our freedom.


Galatians: True Freedom

Slavery to Spiritual Formulas

Sometimes we prefer certainty… safety… to freedom. In our spiritual life, we reduce our relationship with God to boxes we have to check to make sure we are good, instead reveling in the freedom his love gives.


Galatians: True Freedom

Free from Being ‘Somebody’

Our pursuit for significance and to be ‘somebody’ can be a self-destructive path and a kind of slavery. The Gospel frees us so that we can truly love God and the people around us.


Galatians: True Freedom

What Does it Mean to Be Free?

We talk a lot about freedom… freedom from cultural norms… freedom from injustice. But what does it actually mean to be free?


When Life Is Bitter: How Bitterness Gives Way to Joy

The summary of the Book of Ruth is a brief genealogy that shows how the redemption of Ruth and Naomi culminates in the birth of King David. In that unfolding story, we see a patterns of how or frustration and bitterness in this life might give way to joy.


When Life Is Bitter: Stop Scheming. Start Trusting

God is good but sometimes it feels He is slow in making good on His promises. That’s when we need to watch out for the urge to manipulate circumstances… others… even God.


When Life Is Bitter: An Unexpected Faith

Do you think your life is consequential? Does your faithfulness make a difference in the world. Listen to how God used a foreign widow’s faithfulness to her mother-in-law to change the world.


When Life Is Bitter: The Book of Ruth

What is the reason for the suffering we experience in life? Is God cruel? Or are we at fault? We see in the Book of Ruth that God has works through the pain the turn our bitterness to blessing.


Love of Country

With many expressing disdain for America and others praising her as God’s nation, how is the Christian supposed to think of the country where we live?


Faith and Suffering

Help My Unbelief series: “When God doesn’t heal suffering, is it because of my lack of faith?” Dealing with possibility that suffering might be my fault.


Providence and the Pandemic

Help My Unbelief series: “What was God doing in the pandemic?” When wide-scale suffering hits, we question God’s plan… his goodness… even his existence.


“Dead in Sin… Alive in Christ”

Help My Unbelief series: “I have questions about predestination!” How the sovereignty of God brings comfort in my salvation.


“Let Us Shut Out the Night”

Safe Harbor Series: The essential nature of hospitality to the mission of the Church.


“Only One Thing Is Necessary”

Safe Harbor Series: Connecting people with Christ is the one thing Church must be doing.


Hope for the Future

Safe Harbor Series: Its safe to hope because of God’s promise.


Power in Belonging

Safe Harbor Series: It safe to be in relationship.

Audio coming soon.


Freedom in the Gospel

Safe Harbor Series: Its safe to ask questions… to doubt… to struggle.

Audio coming soon.


The Dignity of All People

Safe Harbor Series: It safe to be ourselves.


The Glory of God… and Humanity

Safe Harbor Series: Its safe to offer ourselves.


Safe Harbor: Rest for the Weary, Rescue for the Prisoner

Safe Harbor Series: An introduction to the mission of the Safe Harbor Project,


Bible Study: Small Beginnings

An introductory study on the values of the Safe Harbor Project.


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