A Series on the Book of Romans - The Gospel of God

September - October 2019

Part 1:  The Gospel of God (Romans 1:1-17)

In Pastor Dennis's message, he introduces us to the book of Romans.  Paul begins Romans by confirming his credentials and conveying his passion. He assured them his teaching was by the authority of his God-appointed apostleship.  What God had promised long ago was now fulfilled in Jesus and Paul wrote to affirm this marvelous good news of God’s plan of salvation.

Part 2:  The Gospel of God (Romans 1:18-32)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the second message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses, we find that both the righteousness of God and the wrath of God are revealed.  What is this all about?

Part 3:  The Judgement of God (Romans 2:1-16)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the third message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses, we find out that there is a judgement of God coming and all of us is without excuse.  What do we do?

Part 4:  What Does it Mean to be God's People (Romans 2:17-29)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the fourth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses, we find out what it means to be God's people.

Part 5:  We Find the Cross of Jesus (Romans 3:19-26)

Pastor Dennis leads us in the fifth message of the sermon series on the book of Romans.  In these verses on the gospel of God, we find at its very center the cross of Jesus.

Paul’s letter to the Romans answers some very basic and fundamental spiritual questions. What happened to our relationship with God? What are the consequences? How can it be restored?  Paul introduces the good news of salvation in the beginning.  However, if there is good news, there is also bad news.  The bad news is that every person since Adam has sinned and is deserving of  eternal divine judgment and condemnation.  But God, through is Son Jesus Christ, has given everyone the opportunity to not be part of that condemnation.

A Short Sermon Series on Questions People Have Asked

July 2019

Part 1:  The Bible and Christian Faith Today (2 Timothy 3:10-17)

In his first message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis reveals how important the Bible is in the christian faith today.  The Bible reveals God to us through His own Word.

Part 2:  Tithe...What's it About? (Malachi 3:6-12)

In the second message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses the question - Is the tithe only to the local church or does it include all charitable giving?

Part 3:  Family & VBS Day (Ephesians 6:1-4 & Ephesians 3:14-21)

In the third message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses these questions regarding family.  What can I do for my children to bring them close to God and away from the world?  The second - marriage (combined families) whith young and adult children, grandchildren being part of this.

Part 4:  Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People (1 Peter 4:12-19)

In the fourth message in the "Ask" sermon series, Pastor Dennis addresses the question - Why do bad things happen to good people?

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A Series on the Book of Philippians - Serving with Joy and Unity

June / August 2019

More than any other church, the believers in Philippi offered Paul material support for his ministry. Paul’s affection for these people is clear throughout the letter as he encouraged them to live out their faith in joy and unity.

Part 1:  Growing in Love for the Glory of God (Philippians 1:1-11)

Part 2:  Living for Jesus Amid Difficulties (Philippians 1:12-30)

Part 3:  Responding to God (Philippians 2:1-11)

Part 4:  Children of God (Philippians 2:12-18)

The God of Second Chances - A Series on the Book of Jonah

May - June 2019

When the call of God came to him, Jonah could not see beyond his own selfish desire for God to punish the Assyrians. How could God want him to take a message of mercy to such people? Before Jonah could relay God’s message, he had to be broken. He had to learn something about the mercy of the Lord. 

Part 1:  Serving the God of Second Chances (Jonah 1:1-17)

Part 2:  Jonah Prays (Jonah 1:17-2:10)

Part 3:  God Gives a Second Chance (Jonah 3:1-10)

Part 4:  Window into Jonah's Heart (Jonah 4:1-11)

The Cross of Jesus

March - April 2019

The cross is one of the most well-known symbols of Christianity.  But its significants lies lies far deeper than a piece of jewelry wrapped around your neck or wrist.  "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1:18. 

Part 1:  Truth of the Cross

Part 2:  God in Christ...on the Cross

In his second message on the cross of Jesus, Pastor Dennis discussed how the cross saves us.  God in Christ equals the substitute.  Because God is holy and righteous, He can forgive.

However, we regret to state that due to unfortunate circumstances, the second message was not recorded.

Part 3:  It is Finished (John 19:17-37)

Part 4:  He Is Risen! (2 Timothy 1:10 & Ephesians 2:1-6)

James - Faith and Works.

January - March 2019

The Book of James was written by James, the brother of Jesus.  James's readers were suffering persecution and living in poverty.  They were in social and spritual conflict.  Many of the believers were living in a worldly manner.    James corrects them and challenges them  to seek God's wisdom to work out these problems.  Christians must live out their faith.  They should be doers, not just hearers, of God's Word.

Part 2:  Christians and Temptation

Part 3:  Be Hearers & Doers

Part 4:  God's Favorite

Part 5:  Saving Faith

Part 6:  A Christian and Their Tongue

Part 7:  Christians and "the Self"

Part 8:  God's Authority in a Christian's Life

Part 9:  How We Keep God Real in Our Lives

The Sermon on the Mount

July - October 2018

In the book of Matthew, Jesus starts preaching to his disciples and we see Him essentially showing us what true believers look, act, and live like, through the counter-cultural teachings & Spirit-filled life found in the Sermon on the Mount.  This sermon series is based upon Matthew 5-7. 

Part 1: A Study of God's Will

Part 2: The Beatitudes I

Part 3: The Beatitudes II

Part 4: God's Purpose for Christians

Part 5: The Lord's Prayer

Part 6: The Lord's Prayer

Part 7: Judge not Judged

Part 8: Alerts from Jesus

Part 9: The Authority of Jesus

2 Timothy - Generation to Generation

In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul's last known writing, Paul writes to Timothy reminding him of that which is spiritually important and that which he’s prayed for, asking God to do/make real in Timothy’s life and experience with God.  In this series, Pastor Dennis and Pastor Tim are team-preaching, focusing on how each geneartion can help the other generations live better for Christ. 

Part 1: 2 Timothy 1:1-5

November - December 2018

Part 2: 2 Timothy 1:1-7

Part 3: 2 Timothy 1:3-14

Part 4: 2 Timothy 1:6-11

Part 5: 2 Timothy 1:12-18

Part 6: 2 Timothy 1:12-18


March-May 2017

In this sermon series, Pastor Dennis focuses on the book of Colossians, with its themes of Christ's Preeminence and Sufficiency in all things.   

Part 1: A Sermon Jesus Preached

Part 2: Praying for the Will of God

Part 3: Jesus is God

Part 4: The Mystery of God. What does Paul Mean?

Part 5: Dead... Made Alive and Forgiven

Part 6: How do Christians 'Fit' into Today's World?

Part 7: "On" and "Off"... Spiritual Growing

Part 8: Family Relationships 

Part 9: Changed People and Me... 

The Kingdom of God

January-February 2017

In this sermon series, Pastor Dennis focuses on the parables told by Jesus.  The overarching theme is that Jesus speaks in parables so that all can understand. 

Part 1: Introduction to the Kingdom of God

Part 2: Why in Parables?

Part 3: Parable of the Sower

Part 4: Like Weeds and Wheat

Part 5: Like the Mustard Seed

Part 6: Like a Treasure & Pearl

Part 7: Like a "Dragnet"

Part 8: Conclusion

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Book of Romans - Starting in September 2019