Sermons from 2022

God’s Gracious Act Brings Our Greatest Hope

SermonDo you ever get tired of all the bad news? Today our study takes a turn from the bad news, the to best news of all. Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 3:21-26 where we’ll see that “God’s gracious act brings our greatest hope”. Application QuestionsLook Back Look UpRead Romans 3:21-26 Look Ahead

The Truth is We All Reject God

SermonSometimes you have to turn and face reality before you can make a change. The sooner you do, the sooner you get going in the right direction. Pastor Ryan helps us face reality in Romans 3:9-20 where we’ll see that “The truth is we all reject God”. Application QuestionsLook Back Look UpRead Romans 3:9-20 Look Ahead

God’s Found in a Sincere Search, but Sees Through Dishonest Debates

SermonWhat does a genuine search to know God look like? What does it look like when someone isn’t really interested? Pastor Ryan helps us answer these questions from Romans 3:1-8 where we’ll see that “God’s found in a sincere search, but sees through dishonest debates”. Application QuestionsLook Back Look UpRead Romans 3:1-8 Look Ahead

God’s Not Fooled, He Sees a Genuine Heart

SermonWhat is God really looking for anyway? Is He looking for religious behavior, or is there more to it? Pastor Ryan helps us answer these questions from Romans 2:17-29 where we’ll see that “God’s not fooled, He sees a genuine heart”. Application QuestionsLook Back Look UpRead Romans 2:17-29 Look Ahead

Beware, God is Completely Fair

SermonDon’t we want things to be fair? Do you hate when people cheat and break the rules? But what does fairness really mean? Join us as Pastor Ryan continues teaching from the book of Romans. This week we’ll focus on Romans 2:1-16, “Beware, God is Completely Fair”. Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any ways you were challenged by what Hans shared about the work of the Lighthouse Mission and reaching out to our community. Look…

Hans Erchinger-Davis, director of the Lighthouse Mission

SermonHans Erchinger-Davis, director of the Lighthouse Mission joins us today to talk through the issues of homelessness and the future plans for the Mission. Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any ways you were able to reach out with the love and truth of the Gospel Look Up What stood out to you most about the issues of homelessness? What surprised you? What unique roll does the Lighthouse Mission play in recovery and restoration of lives?…

When We Trade out God, We are Given Over to the Worst of Ourselves

SermonWe get a full disclosure of life in rebellion against God as Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 1:24-32; “When We Trade out God, We are Given Over to the Worst of Ourselves” Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any ways were able to honor and thank God. What difference did this make in your week? Look UpRead Romans 1:18-32 Why does God give people over? What does this teach us about human freedom? How is being…

God’s Wrath is Revealed Because God’s Revelation is Rejected

SermonWe take a hard look at the reality of our world today as Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 1:18-23; “God’s Wrath is Revealed because God’s Revelation is Rejected” Application QuestionsLook Back Reflect over this past week and share any ways you were able to put people first and/or share the Gospel with them. Look UpRead Romans 1:18-23 How do you react to the word “wrath”? Why does Paul start there? What does he mean by wrath in this passage? Why…

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…