Navigating the Fog (Part 2)

Christ is Risen! This week we continue the story about an event that happened the day Jesus was resurrected – Jesus meeting Cleopas and his companion on the road to Emmaus. This is a story that we can all relate to and has powerful implications for the way we live and hope.

Navigating the Fog (Part 1)

Christ is Risen! This week we hear about an event that happened the day Jesus was resurrected – Jesus meeting Cleopas and his companion on the road to Emmaus. This is a story that we can all relate to and has powerful implications for the way we live and hope.

Hope in the Dark

Message by Pastor Cam

Romans 8 is a great passage to sit with in the storms of your life. If you set your heart and mind on the hope that is expressed in Romans 8 God will get you through anything. In this message, Pastor Cam brings us through Romans 8 to reveal just a piece of the immense amount of hope that is expressed about our future and present.

Romans 8

Let the Children Come to Me

In the RCA Church, children have been welcome to receive the Sacrament of Communion for 30 years, but many churches are stuck in their tradition of having children profess their faith before doing so. Pastor Mark talks through a brief history of children at the Table and how people have used 1 Corinthians 11 to attempt to justify this biblically.

Sermon Notes:
Matthew 19:14; I Corinthians 11:17-34

– “Tradition!”
– Understanding Tradition
– Off Limits
– The Origin of the Prohibition
– The Prohibition Ends
– The Tradition Continues
– Not Disposable
– “Let the Children Come to Me”

Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche

This Father’s Day we take a look in Genesis 3 at the role of a man, husband, and/or father. We relate the failure of Adam to the example of Christ, the second Adam.

Genesis 3:1-7

Spirit Change

On this Pentecost Sunday we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to move in and through our lives. The Spirit causes hearts to change. The Spirit causes lives to be transformed.

Acts 2:1-12, 36-47
June 9, 2019

Faith, Hope, and Love

What is the role of the church? Pastor Mark takes a look at what is often referred to as “The Love Chapter” of 1 Corinthians and gives great insight on its implications for the church today.

1 Corinthians 13

Grace Extended

John 21:1-22

1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[c] 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus Reinstates Peter
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”

22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”

Beauty in the Darkness (Youth Sunday)

In this message, two High School Seniors, Ella and Caleb, share some of their story; they share where God has worked in the midst of the hard times. There is beauty in the darkness and we can know with confidence that God is at work at all times – the good and the hard.

Better Homes & Gardens

What does Proverbs say about creating a better home?
On this Mother’s Day, Pastor Mark Kleinheksel looks at the wisdom in Proverbs and how it can help us build better homes.