Sermons from 2023

Christmas Demands a Decision

Sermon The Christmas story is filled with announcements of the greatness of the Christ who was born and the glory of His eternal kingdom. However, there is one announcement that strikes a different tone and points to resistance and opposition. Pastor Ryan continues his Christmas sermons in Luke 2:22-35 where we’ll learn that “Christmas Demands a Decision”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Luke 2:22-35 Look Ahead

Christmas Allows Us to Get Close to God’s Glory

Sermon What does the incarnation really mean? What difference does it make in our lives? Pastor Ryan continues his Christmas sermons in Luke 1:26-38 where we’ll learn that “Christmas Allows Us to Get Close to God’s Glory”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Luke 1:26-38 Look Ahead

Christmas Takes Ultimate Fear Away

Sermon Many of us live with a sense of fear and anxiety. Fear of the future, fear of the present, fear of loss, all of these can become very difficult in our lives. Pastor Ryan begins his Christmas sermons in Matthew 1:18-25 where we’ll see that “Christmas Takes Ultimate Fear Away”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Matthew 1:18-25 Look Ahead

Mary’s Song

Sermon Pastor Bill Richardson, director of the Light of the World Prayer Center, will start our Christmas season messages from Luke 1:46-55, “Mary’s Song”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Luke 1:46-55 Look Ahead

We Live the Gospel in Real Life

Sermon Christianity isn’t just historical information, it’s the life altering work of Christ for humanity. When you grasp it everything changes and you give your all to live for Christ. Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 16; “We live the gospel in real life”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Romans 16 Look Ahead

Who Am I, and What Matters Most

Sermon How do you know what is most important to a person? It comes out in how they live their life, in what they prioritize. Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 15:14-33 where Paul shares his heart for the Lord and for ministry; “Who am I, and what matters most”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Romans 15:14-33 Look Ahead

We Must Bear and Build Up the Weak

Sermon Why must the strong help the weak? Can’t we just run our own race and those who fall behind are on their own? The gospel of Christ teaches and shows us that we are a body that is committed to helping one another. Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 15:1-13, “We must bear and build up the weak”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Romans 15:1-13 Look Ahead

We Forgo Our Freedom to Build up the Body

Sermon What’s more important, my individual freedoms, or the growth of the group? While we are given great freedom in Christ, we also have a great responsibility to help those who are weak in faith. Pastor Ryan teaches from Romans 14:13-23, “We forgo our freedom to build up the body”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Romans 14:13-23 Look Ahead

Our Priority is Christian Welcome, not Imposing our Opinions

Sermon How do we function together as a church when we have so many differing views? What should we prioritize in how we treat one another? Pastor Ryan walks us through the answers to these questions from Romans 14:1-13a, “Our priority is Christian welcome, not imposing our opinions”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Romans 14:1-13a Look Ahead

Wake Up, Toss Sin, and Live Only for Jesus

Sermon How much time do we really have? Jesus is coming soon and we want to be ready. Pastor Ryan preaches from Romans 13:11-14, “Wake up, toss sin, and live only for Jesus”. Application Questions Look Back Look UpRead Romans 13:11-14 Look Ahead