Message: “Living in a Foreign Land” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” The opening verses of Daniel paint a grim picture for the people of God. Having their country besieged by the world’s ruling superpower and vessels taken from the temple, many Israelites found themselves living in a foreign land with foreign people worshiping foreign gods in a foreign culture. Their situation certainly seemed bleak. Where is God in all this and what in the world is he doing? Ultimately, it is God who is the giver of all things in Daniel 1 as he builds his kingdom that is and will forever be unshakeable. Through Daniel we will hopefully see how we can remain faithful despite living our lives as exiles.

Message: “Equip” from Pastor Ryan Boyer

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” Our vision as a church is To Know Christ and To Make Christ Known. But how does this happen? What is our strategy for helping someone move from not knowing Christ to becoming someone actively engaged in making Christ known to others? This four-week series will focus the four primary stages of the disciple-making process: Engage, Explore, Establish, and Equip. Each week will focus on each step’s importance to the process and explain what it looks like to be a disciple-making church—and disciple-making disciples.

Message: “Establish” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” Our vision as a church is To Know Christ and To Make Christ Known. But how does this happen? What is our strategy for helping someone move from not knowing Christ to becoming someone actively engaged in making Christ known to others? This four-week series will focus the four primary stages of the disciple-making process: Engage, Explore, Establish, and Equip. Each week will focus on each step’s importance to the process and explain what it looks like to be a disciple-making church—and disciple-making disciples.

Message: “Explore” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” Our vision as a church is To Know Christ and To Make Christ Known. But how does this happen? What is our strategy for helping someone move from not knowing Christ to becoming someone actively engaged in making Christ known to others? This four-week series will focus on the four primary stages of the disciple-making process: Engage, Explore, Establish, and Equip. Each week will focus on each step’s importance to the process and explain what it looks like to be a disciple-making church—and disciple-making disciples.

Message: “Engage” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” Our vision as a church is To Know Christ and To Make Christ Known. But how does this happen? What is our strategy for helping someone move from not knowing Christ to becoming someone actively engaged in making Christ known to others? This four-week series will focus the four primary stages of the disciple-making process: Engage, Explore, Establish, and Equip. Each week will focus on each step’s importance to the process and explain what it looks like to be a disciple-making church—and disciple-making disciples.

Message: “What Now?” from Chris Amundson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” Now what? After the initial appearances of Jesus to Mary and the disciples—and the initial excitement of Easter morning—now what? Even though Jesus’ crucifixion marked the climax of John’s Gospel with the resurrection marking the triumphant overcoming of death, John didn’t stop writing. There is still more for us to hear. Jesus has more to say. He feeds the disciples, displaying his shepherd’s heart once again. Yet, Jesus also restores Peter back into the fold while also calling him to show his love for Christ by feeding and caring for his sheep. This command remains intact for us as we follow Christ.

Message: “The Passover Lamb” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” John the Baptist declares Jesus as “the Lamb of God,” who takes away the sin of the world. How could Jesus, the God-man who came down to earth, willingly accept this title? Because it was, believe it or not, for this purpose that he came to earth—to die a sacrificial death to pay for sin. While each Gospel portrays Jesus differently, John’s Gospel uniquely portrays Jesus as the Passover Lamb who, through his trial, flogging, and mocking, is prepared for his sacrificial death. Here in the Passion narrative we see all the necessary preparation in order for our sins to be forgiven. As one without guilt and blemish, his shed blood provides the coverage needed to overcome spiritual death—that is, for those who believe in him.

Message: “Betrayed, Bound, & Denied” from Pastor Mike Matheson

A message from the series “Sunday Morning Service.” John 18 marks a significant transition in this Gospel. For the previous seventeen chapters we have heard Jesus speak about “the hour” that was coming. Over twenty times John has recorded mentions of this hour: the hour when he would surrender himself unto death. The question presented throughout John’s Gospel has been, “Who is this Jesus?” When we read of his being bound, betrayed, and denied, we might think that Jesus isn’t all that he claimed to be. That he doesn’t meet our expectations. Nothing could be further from the truth.