Sermon Archive (Page 5)

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

Playing the Right Game

Application Questions ​ Share any results from last weeks recipe for Gospel growth PAG; Pure Motives, Authentic Lives, God’s Power.  What stood out to you most from today’s message?  How are you experiencing opposition and affliction for your faith?  What is your typical response to it?    Reread 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5.  What is really at stake in affliction?  Have you experienced people falling away?  How can we apply verse 2 to the situation?    Read Ephesians 6:10-18.  What is the real source of our struggle?  What…

Recipe for Gospel Growth

Application Questions ​ Share any results from last weeks message about living as passionate leaders and passionate disciples.   What stood out to you most from today’s message?  How do we assess our true motives for serving God?  Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; how does this direct our motivations?   What was the difference between ulterior motives and ultimate motives?  How do we apply this to our relationships as we reach out?    Reread 1 Thessalonians 2:10-11. What do our lives need to look like?  Why is this so critical to our…

All In for Jesus​ ​

Application Questions ​ August 9, 2020​ Share any results from reflecting on the Psalms that Pastor Jon shared last week.   What stood out to you most from today’s message?   Have you ever had someone invest in your life and faith?  Have you ever invested in others? Share your experiences   Reread 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5.  How does Paul describe the gospel presentation to the Thessalonians?  Describe any experiences you have had like this.    Reread 1 Thessalonians 1:6.  Have you experienced affliction in response to faith?  What is the source of our…

Guest Speaker Jon Aldrich

Application Questions  Share any results from steps you have taken in response to the message.   What stood out to you most from today’s message?   Reread Psalm 131:1 How does this apply to our current world today?  How much of the world’s problems can we handle thinking about?     Reread Psalm 133:1 How can we work towards unity in our lives?  How can we extend it into our community?   Reread Psalm 134.  What role does worship play in our lives?  What does that look like for you?  Taking Action  Focus on one of…

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…