Sermon Archive (Page 3)

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

Guest Speaker David Nelms

Application Questions   Share any results from steps you have taken in response to last week’s message.   How do you view the world around us?    David encouraged us to pray for BOB   Read the following passages and answer how each of those areas can grow in your life:  Broken/burden- Matthew 9:35-38  Opportunity- Colossians 4:2-6  Boldness- Acts 4:29-31  Read Ephesians 5:15-18.  How can we daily depend on the Holy Spirit to fill us and direct us? Share any experiences you have had with…

Share God’s Love

Application Questions   Look back over the past week and share any results centering your life on God’s love   What stood out to you most from today’s message? Why?   Reread 1 John 4:11-12.  How do we live this out?  Have you experienced God’s love abiding as you have love others?     Share anyways that someone in your life has loved you like Jesus?    Share a time when you tried to love others like Jesus loves you.  How did that go?     Read Galatians 5:13-15.  What does this passage…

Center your whole life on loving God

APPLICATION QUESTIONS Look back over the past week and share any results from letting the WORD speak.   What stood out to you most from today’s message? Why?   Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9.  What does this passage say about loving God?  Why is it so urgent?   Do you find it hard to love God to this degree?  Why or why not?   Read John 15:9-11.   How do we love God?  Why do we love God?     What action steps do you sense God…

Let the WORD Speak

Application Questions   ​ Look back over the past week and share any results if you tried a fast.   Have you ever had a time where a trial in your life brought you closer to God?    Read the following passages that describe the source of our Bibles.  2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:16-21  Answer these questions for each passage: What do they say about the scriptures?  Why does this matter?    Read Psalm 19:7-11.  Can you identify with this Psalmist?…

The Fullness of Fasting

Application Questions   ​ Look back over the past week and share any ways that you were connected with God.  Share any experiences have you had with fasting.   Read the following passages in which people were fasting.  2 Chronicles 20:1-4 & 12, Acts 13:1-3 Answer these questions for each passage: Why were people fasting?  What was their focus?  How can that be applied to our lives today?   Read Matthew 6:16-18.  What commands does Jesus give regarding fasting?  Why?    Reread Romans 12:1-2.  How can we apply this to our life?    What action steps do you…

God THE Father

Application Questions    Look back over the past week and share any results from “Praying your pain”?    What are your general thoughts/feelings with God as Father?   Did any of the ways Pastor Ryan described God THE Father stand out to you personally?  Read Psalm 103:13-14. How does God deal with us?  What is His motivation?  Share any experiences you’ve had with God’s compassion.  Read John 6:40.  What is the Father’s will?  What does that teach us about God the Father?  What is God leading you to do in response to today’s…

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…