Sermons by Ryan Jensema

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…

Easter Origins, Part 2

Easter Origins, Part 2 Where does the Easter story come from? Is it an invention of the church? Does it go deeper than that? Pastor Ryan traces the origins of Easter from ancient times through the expectation of a Messiah, Son of Joseph. 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 Luke 24:27How does Jesus view the Old Testament Scriptures?…

Easter Origins, Part 1

Easter Origins, Part 1 Where does the Easter story come from? Is it an invention of the church? Does it go deeper than that? Pastor Ryan traces the origins of Easter from ancient times from Zechariah 12 today where we find “We Are Cleansed by the Wounded Healer.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you were able to love, host and/or serve this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read Genesis 3:14-15What is the purpose…

Continue Through the End

Continue through the End What do we do when the end of the world comes? Pastor Ryan teaches us today from from 1 Peter 4:7-11; “The End is Coming, But We Keep Loving, Hosting, and Serving”. Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you lived boldly for Christ this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read 1 Peter 4:7-11What thoughts and emotions trigger in your mind when you read, “the end of all things is at…

Staying on Track

Staying on Track Pastor Ryan preaches from 1 Corinthians 16:13-18 where we’ll be challenged to, “Stay sharp, keep loving and serving.” Application Questions ​Look Back Share anyways you lived out the gospel this past week. Look Up What stood out to you most today? Read 1 Corinthians 16:13-18Why is Paul giving these rapid fire commands? What have you needed to be watchful about in your life? When have you been taken by surprise? What does it look like to be…