Sermon Archive (Page 17)

Sermons from before March 2020 are available in audio only here or on iTunes.

A Pathway Through Pain

Application Questions    Look back over the past week and share any results from “Praying Down the Ladder”?   Have you experienced any negative impacts in your life from hurts in your past?  If your comfortable, share your experience.  Read Psalm 10:1. Can you relate to the Psalmist cry?  How would you feel about expressing your pain and hurt to God?    Read Ephesians 6:12. What experience have you had with spiritual warfare?  How can that inform our prayers?  Read Psalm…

Praying Down the Ladder

Application Questions    Look back over the past week and share any results from pastor Nate Hettinga’s applications?  What stood out to you from today’s message?   Read the Lord’s prayer, Matthew 6:9-13.  What has been your experience with this prayer in the past?  What parts are most helpful?  Most challenging?   Reread Psalm 103:8-13.  How does that passage help us approach God as Father in prayer?   Read John 17:1-3.  How does this passage help us understand what a prayer life is…

For Such a Time as This

Application Questions Look back over the past week and share any results from building supports in your life to get alone with God?       What stood out to you from today’s message?   Pastor Nate asked the question- what if God raised up our church and our lives “for such a time as this.”  How have you seen God working during this time?   Reread Acts 1:9-11. The disciples were staring into the sky; what are things that distract you from the mission Jesus gave us?      Pastor Nate reminded…

Build Supports to be with Him

Application Questions Look back over the past week and share any results from spending time with Jesus?    What stood out to you from today’s message?  Reread Luke 5:15-16.  What challenges did Jesus face in finding time to pray?  How did he overcome them?   Read Daniel 6:6-10.  What “supports” did Daniel build in his life?  How can we go about building our own?    Read Psalm 42:1-2.  Can you relate to writers longings?  Why or why not?   What is God leading you to apply to your life this week?    For…

We Need Time with Jesus

Application Questions Look back over the past week and share any results from applying “God is gracious so I do not have to prove myself”.     What stood out to you from today’s message?   What is it like for you to try and spend time with Jesus?  Is it positive?  Are there struggles?     Read Psalm 139:7-16.  How does this passage help us spend time with Jesus?   What is God leading you to apply to your life this week?   …

Rest in Grace

Application Questions God is gracious, so we do not have to prove ourselves.  Look back over the past week and share any results from applying “God is good, so I don’t have to look elsewhere for my satisfaction”.    What stood out to you from today’s message?  Share ways that you find yourself trying to prove yourself to God and others, and the emotions and feelings you experience as a result.    Read Galatians 3:16-20.  How does this passage help us apply…

Fully Satisfied

Application Questions Looking back over the past week, how were you able to apply the Gospel to your life?What stood out to you most from today’s online service?Why do we keep looking for satisfaction elsewhere? What are some of the things you look to?Read John 6:35-37. Have you found this to be true in your life? If yes, how so?Look again at John 6:37; how does this bring comfort and reassurance to us?What is God leading you to apply to…

Gloriously Enough

Application Questions What stood out to you most from today’s message?  What are the situations and reasons that you fear others (care about what they think)? What feelings does it produce in you? What actions does it make you take?   Why do we place so much value (weight/glory) on what other people think of us?  Read Psalm 34:1-10- how does this passage demonstrate God’s glory being enough for us? How can we apply it to our personal need for approval?  …

Giving Up Control

Application Questions Have you experienced a loss of control in your life?  What effects did that have on you?  Why do we want to be in control?  How is trying to control our own lives a lack of faith in the Gospel?   Read Hebrews 1:1-4- how can this passage be used to apply today’s point; God is great- so I don’t have to be in control? Can you think of other passages like this?     What is God speaking to…

Jesus is Alive

Application Questions Take some time to process these questions following the Easter Service   What stood out most to you from today’s message?  Read 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; why is the resurrection of Jesus so critical to our faith?    Read 1 Corinthians 15:42-49; what does this teach us about the resurrection?  What is the most encouraging part for you?  What do you sense God is urging you to do in response to today?    Who is someone you can share today’s message with?   

good Friday

Reflection Guide Open in prayer, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you as you read through His word. Work through this guide slowly, letting Jesus passion sink in.  Give time for people to reflect and respond.   Read Mark 14:53-65 Reflect on this scene.  What stands out to you?  What is God revealing to you? Offer a prayer of praise and thanksgiving  Read Mark 15:1-20 Reflect on this scene.  What stands out to you?  What is God revealing to you? Offer a prayer of praise…

The Dying King Palm Sunday

Application Questions Read Luke 22:14-23Share the Communion meal remembering Jesus  What do you think it was like for Jesus to be cheered knowing they would turn on him in a couple of days?  What does it take for you to give full trust to Jesus?    What stood out to you from today’s message? Did you sense God urging you to take any specific actions?  Who is someone you can share this message with?