Sermons by Ryan Jensema

Live with Gospel Formed Values

SermonPastor Ryan is teaching through the book of Romans. This week we will look at Romans 1:8-17 “Live with Gospel Formed Values” Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any ways that the Gospel shaped your identity and influenced your actions. Look UpRead Romans 1:8-17 How can Paul be thankful for people he has never met? Share any experiences where someone else’s faith encouraged you. What do we learn about prioritizing other people in the faith? Why…

Let the Gospel Define You

SermonPastor Ryan starts a new series teaching through the book of Romans. This week we will look at Romans 1:1-7 “Let the Gospel Define You” Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any steps you took to stop fretting or living in outrage. How did it go? What could you have done better? Look UpRead Romans 1:1-7 Why does Paul call himself a servant or slave of Jesus Christ? Do you view yourself that way? Why or…

Rescue Your Soul to the Refuge of God

SermonPastor Ryan takes us on a rescue mission in Psalm 37:1-11 to “Rescue Your Soul to the Refuge of God” Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any ways you were able to; know God more, rely on the hope of the future, or see His power working in your life. Look UpRead Palm 37:1-11 What are you fretting about? What does that look like in your life? Share any negative effects you have experienced. There are…

Praying Out Loud

Sunday Morning Worship Service at Northwest Baptist Church in Bellingham, WA Sermon: Praying Out Loud Pastor Ryan returns from Sabbatical and will be preaching from Ephesians 1:15-23 which tells us “what we need to know”. Application Questions Take a moment and reflect over your summer. Share some highlights of what God has been doing in your life. What are some praises? What are some prayer requests? Read Ephesians 1:15-23 What do you think makes Paul so excited and thankful for…

Responding to Bad News

Responding to Bad News We get bad news all the time, but is there a right way to respond? This week Pastor Ryan answers that question from Nehemiah 1-2:8, “WMFPAD: A Biblical Response to Bad News” Application Questions ​Look Back Share any extreme steps you took this past week to stay connected to God Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Nehemiah 1Nehemiah’s first response to the bad news was to Weep and Mourn. Why does he…

Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures When you have broken faith with God, extreme measures are needed to get back on track with Him This week Pastor Ryan teaches from Ezra 9-10; “Let nothing come between you and God.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you took action to resist drifting away from God this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Ezra 9What can we learn about the danger of sin from Ezra’s response? Share any times you…

Resist the Drift

Resist the Drift We are always in danger of drifting along with culture and finding ourselves far from God. This week Pastor Ryan teaches from Ezra 7-8; “Resist the Drift: Devoted to the Word, Living by Faith.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you were able to stay true to your faith amid pressures around you this past week? Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Ezra 7:6What do we learn about Ezra? Why do you think…

Keeping Faith Under Fire

Keeping Faith Under Fire Pastor Ryan continues our focus on surviving exile from the books of Ezra/Nehemiah. This week in Ezra 4-6 we learn “Faithful exiles must stay true and trusting Christ.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you responded to God’s leading this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Ezra 4:1-5Why did they not let the locals help them build? What kind of pressure do you think they were under? How would you…

It’s a Mess, but I’m In

It’s a Mess, but I’m In Pastor Ryan continues preaching from the books of Ezra/Nehemiah. This week in Ezra 3 we are challenge to “Respond! God is still moving in exile.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you responded to God stirring in your heart this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? What resonated with you about the concept of Digital Babylon? Why? How do you experience it in your life? Read Ezra 2:64- Ezra…

A New Hope Begins

A New Hope Begins Pastor Ryan begins a new series on Sunday in the books of Ezra/Nehemiah. This week in Ezra 1 we will see that “God can move anyone, at anytime, to bring redemption.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you were able to love and obey Christ this past week through the power of the Holy Spirit. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Ezra 1How do you think God communicated with Cyrus to send…

He’s Calling You

He’s Calling You Pastor Ryan takes us through the Easter Sunday resurrection of Jesus. We Learn that Jesus died, rose, and is calling your name. Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you grew in your understanding and love for Christ this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read John 20:1-18Why do you think Peter and John left the garden tomb? Why did it take Mary so long to recognize Jesus? What was the key? Why…

There’s Still Time to Respond

There’s Still Time to Respond Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem leads him to a conflict with the religious leaders. Through parable’s Jesus reveals the response God has always wanted, faithful obedience of His people. Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you grew in your understanding and love for Christ this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Matthew 21:1-32Why does Jesus come in and cleanse the temple? What was the result of this action Why…