Sermons


02
Jan 2019
Jesus' Family Tree - Pastor Jill Bergman - Matthew 1:1-17

Matthew 1:1-17  The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Aram, and Aram the father of Aminadab, and Aminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the......

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18
Dec 2018
The Big Picture, and Also Particularity - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Isaiah 42:1-9

Isaiah 42:1-9 The Servant, a Light to the Nations Here is my servant, whom I uphold,    my chosen, in whom my soul delights;I have put my spirit upon him;    he will bring forth justice to the nations.He will not cry or lift up his voice,    or make it heard in the street;a bruised reed he will not break,    and a dimly burning wick he will not quench;    he will faithfully bring forth justice.He will not grow faint or be crushed    until he has established justice in the earth;    and the coastlands wait for his teaching. Thus says God, the Lord,    who......

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05
Dec 2018
How Do You Respond to People in Difficult Situations? With Rocks or Coffee? - Nathan Roberts - Luke 1:39-56

Luke 1:39-56 Mary Visits Elizabeth In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your......

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27
Nov 2018
From Expectation to Empowerment with the Prophet Jeremiah - Pastor Jill Bergman - Jeremiah 1:4-10

Jeremiah 1:4-10 Jeremiah’s Call and Commission Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a boy’; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. Do not be......

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13
Nov 2018
Courage Born of Love - Pastor Jill Bergman - Micah 6:6-8 

Micah 6:6-8 What God Requires “With what shall I come before the Lord,     and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,     with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,     with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,     the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” He has told you, O mortal, what is good;     and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,     and to walk humbly......

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30
Oct 2018
Jesus Stories, Things to Do, Fortresses - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Acts 10

As some of your people hear again God’s promises for their lives through baptism, Pastor Bonnie offers three topics that important for all of our lives: (1) Knowing Jesus Stories (2) That Jesus’ commandments are intended to make all of our lives better (3) The song — A Mighty Fortress is Our God — what do these words that hearken more to medieval times mean for us today? (Answer: a lot) Acts 10 (excerpts) Peter and Cornelius In Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort, as it......

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23
Oct 2018
Sometimes You Need to Bring a Slingshot to a Sword Fight - Nathan Roberts - 1 Samuel 17

1 Samuel 17 This is the story of David, a young shepherd boy, fighting Goliath, a Philistine warrior, in single combat on behalf of their whole armies. 3The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with a valley between them.4And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span (over nine feet tall).  8He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel, ‘Why have you come out to......

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09
Oct 2018
Why the Ten Commandments Today? - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Exodus 20

God’s commandments were for neighbor-improvement more than self-improvement. Listen to Pastor Bonnie’s sermon about the relationship-blessing aspects of these important gifts from God. Exodus 19:3-6 Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession......

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02
Oct 2018
God Acts and Speaks and Saves - Exodus 14 - Bonnie Wilcox

Exodus 14 Crossing the Red Sea Then the Lord said to Moses: Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; you shall camp opposite it, by the sea. Pharaoh will say of the Israelites, “They are wandering aimlessly in the land; the wilderness has closed in on them.” I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them, so that I will gain glory for myself over Pharaoh and all his army; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord. And they did......

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11
Sep 2018
We Can Do Hard Things - Pastor Jill Bergman - Genesis 6:5-22 

Genesis 6:5-22 5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. 6 And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7 So the Lord said, “I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created—people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord. Noah Pleases God 9 These are the......

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