Foundations: What’s Missing? Ch_ _ch

Why does the Apostles’ Creed contain a statement about the Church? Pastor Mark dives into the role of the Church and where the Church gets its power. The Church has specific roles to play in the world and the power to do so is given by the Spirit Himself.

Sermon Notes:

Matthew 16:13-20

  1. The Cloud of Witnesses
  2. We are Not Alone
  3. Foundations of Church
    1. Confession
    2. Truth
    3. Power
    4. Authority
  4. The church of one does not exist
  5. Gathered & Scattered

Foundations: Odd Man In

The Holy Spirit is the focus of this message. A different place for the Spirit in the Reformed Church. In this message Pastor Mark Kleinheksel takes a look at what Jesus says about the role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John. The Spirit does not point to Himself, but to the Son – what a beautiful image of selfless love.

Sermon Notes:

John 14-16 (various passages)

  • Spirit Tensions
  • An Anemic View
  • The Work of the Spirit
    • The Spirit _____
    • The Spirit _____
    • The Spirit _____
    • The Spirit _____ _____
  • Cultivating the Spirit Life
  • Ask & Sow

Foundations: Ascension Assurance

Pastor Cameron Beidler continues the series ‘Foundations’ where we are diving deep into the Apostles’ Creed – the Christian creed that is has been held by Christians throughout history and the world. This message comes from Luke 24:44-53, Luke’s account of Jesus’ final interaction with His disciples and His ascension.

“On the third day He rose again from the dead, He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.”

Ascension Assurance

Luke 24:44-53

  • The New Testament’s Grounding
  • The ________ Act of Jesus
    • The current work of Jesus Christ
    • Return to Genesis 1-2
  • Final Judgment

Foundations: Cross-Culture

In our journey through the Apostles’ Creed we reach the turning point in salvation history – the humiliating and offensive death of Jesus, our Christ. “Jesus…was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead.”

John 19:16-42 & 1 Corinthians 2:1-2

Sermon Notes

  • Religious Accoutrement
  • Cross Inoculated
  •  Cross-Culture
    • Jesus Crucified
    • Jesus Died
    • Jesus Buried
    • Jesus Separated
  •  Take up your Cross
  • Freedom to Carry

Foundations: Substitutionary Suffering

Jesus suffered under Pontius Pilate…why is this important? Why does it matter that Pontius Pilate was named in the Apostles’ Creed? No other human being (besides Jesus) is named in this creed. The Apostles’ Creed is universally accepted by every Christian tradition around the world and is the basic beliefs that are needed to be a Christian. This message digs into the prophecy of Jesus’ suffering and its fulfillment and gives a glimpse into the importance of this part of the Apostles’ Creed.

Sermon Notes:

Isaiah 53:4-10, Mark 15:15-20

  • Salvation Grounded in History
  • Prophecy & Fulfillment
    • God’s Solution for Our Failure
    • Pain Replaced
  • Our Hope
  • Our Role

“Suffered under Pontius Pilate”

Foundations: The Supernatural Scandal

Have you ever wondered about the Virgin Birth? Based on what we know about reproductive science, it’s impossible. For some that makes this doctrine of our faith unbelievable and even scandalous. Yet, as Christians we believe that it’s true. But do you know why it’s important to our faith that it is true?

Sermon Notes:

Luke 1:26-35

  1. Conception Struggles
  2. Understanding your Options
  3. Birth Weight
    1. Truly God – Truly Man
    2. A New Generation
    3. Inspired Word
  4. Holy Spirit Delivered
  5. New Life Promised

Other Scripture used: Matthew 1:18-23 and Isaiah 7:14.

Foundations: Like No Other Faith

Foundations is our series going through the Apostles’ Creed, one of the documents that is upheld by every Christian tradition in every culture. This week’s message focuses on the second phrase, “and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.” Pastor Mark draws out the immense meaning behind this one short phrase.

Matthew 16:13-17, Romans 10:9-11, Philippians 2:9-11

Foundations: No Ordinary god

“I believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.”

This week we begin diving into the Apostles’ Creed. The Apostles’ Creed is not the only thing we can believe about God, but it is the minimum. We start right away with the importance of believing that God is our Father, almighty, and the creator of all things.

Sermon Notes:
John 1:1-18

  • Speculation
  • No Ordinary God
  • A Self-Revealing God
    • Father (Relational)
    • Almighty (El-Shaddai)
    • Creator (The one who is)
  • I Believe…
  • Self-Revelation or Speculation

Foundations: Primordial Math

The Trinity is a complex concept to wrap your mind around. Pastor Mark dives into the truth behind the holy, united, perfect Godhead. Our God is bigger than we can comprehend, but our God has revealed Himself to us in powerful ways. This message frames the coming sermons on the Apostles’ Creed – which is very trinitarian in nature.

Sermon Notes:
Genesis 1:1-2, John 1:1

  • One Trillion Operations per Second
  • Primordial Math
  • The Trinity in Scripture
    • Trinity Primordial
    • Trinity in Time
    • Trinity Eternal
  • Why does it Matter?
    • Creator God
    • Redeemer God
    • Spirit God

Foundations: Dangerous Faith

Foundations. The ground on which we build our faith is so important as a Christian. The Gospel of Jesus Christ needs to be the ground on which we stand, the truth that we will defend forever, the story that has changed our lives and the world forever. This fall we are going to be digging deep into the Apostles’ Creed and revealing the deep truths, doctrines, theology, and Scripture that it is founded upon. Pastor Mark gives an overview of the ancient creed and sets us up for the fall.

Ephesians 4:1-6, 11-16