Our Philosophy of Preaching

God uses His Word in every part of Scripture to save and sanctify. Our goal in preaching is to proclaim the truths of Scripture to God's gathered people. We believe the best way to do this is to preach through entire books of the Bible. This way the Bible picks the topic, not the preacher. Additionally, we believe the most effective way to bring scriptural truths to light is through what is called 'expositional preaching.' An expository sermon involves reading a text, explaining what it means, and showing how it applies to our lives today. Its goal is to let the text shape the sermon as much as possible, so the main point of the text will be the main point of the sermon. The sermon will seek to accomplish what the text is seeking to accomplish. The tone of the sermon will reflect the tone of the text, etc. To put it simply, expository preaching is about simply telling people what God has said in any given passage of Scripture, so that people are confronted with God's word, not man's. This is important because, unlike man's word, God's word in Scripture has authority and power to save lost souls and transform the hearts and lives of His people.


Below you will find:

The upcoming sermon or sermon series as it nears,

Audio for the current sermon or sermon series,

Audio for the recent sermon or sermon series.

All audio recordings are also on our Resources/Audio page.

John

Current Series

November 13, 2022 - Regular Installments Until Complete


There are four accounts of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Three of them, Matthew, Mark, and Luke, are called 'synoptic' because they reflect upon so many of the same events and teaching from Jesus' life. The Gospel according to John, however, is rightly called the 4th gospel, because it was written later than the other three and contains a substantial amount of unique material. John clearly wanted to provide an account of the person and work of Jesus that would be distinct from the other three and supplement the material in them while not in any way contradicting it. The book of John is structured around seven major sign's which Jesus performed which each served to reveal different aspects of His glory. May this sermon series help you see the glory of Christ in it's pages!  


1 Samuel

Current Series

July 31, 2022 - Paused Until the Next Instalment


Sunday December 1, 2022 Paul Kaukonen added a new sermon to the series in 1 Samuel titled "Remember Shiloh". This is the account of Israel ultimately rejecting God as their King. Anointed by God Samuel led Israel as prophet, priest, and judge for many years. The people demanded to have a king like the other nations. As the account unfolds, like most human derived endeavors the promised bless is not the desired outcome. Ben and Paul will be adding to this series periodically.


Exposition of Various Texts

Ongoing Series

Periodic Instalments


Occasionally we'll add a message or two that is exposited from a specific text, not a series of messages preaching through an entire book. For the next two weeks, October 30, 2022, and November 6, 2022, Jeremy added two messages from Revelation 13 to our Exposition of Various Texts series.


Joshua

Recent Series

April 3, 2022 - October 23, 2022


The five books of Moses anticipated the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham regarding the Promised Land. Now through a string of military victories under Joshua, Israel conquered the land and divided it among the twelve tribes. In these battles it became evident that God fights for his people when they are “strong and courageous” and put their full trust in him. At the close of the book, Joshua charged the people to remain faithful to God and to obey his commands, and the people agreed to do so. “As for me and my house,” said Joshua, “we will serve the LORD”.


Jonah

Recent Series


July 11, 2021 - May 8, 2022


Sunday May 8, 2022, Paul Kaukonen added the final sermon to his four-part Jonah series. We're all more like Jonah than we like to admit. God chases and tries to get this rebellious prophet to see this lost people group in light of His mercy and grace. Listen to these messages, you will be challenged by Paul's exposition.


Resurrection day

Ongoing Series


Yearly Instalments


Resurrection Day this year was on Sunday April 17, 2022. The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is central to the Christian faith. Every year we look at this glorious event of Jesus conquering death to rescue sinners from a different vantage point. This year Jeremy Twombley will be expositing Luke 24:35-43, the title of his sermon is 'Seeing and Believing In the Risen Jesus!'


Global MISSIONS

Ongoing Series


January 7 2018 - Paused Until the Next Instalment


As a church we want to reinforce our missions emphasis for the week of Sunday March 20, 2022, through Sunday March 27, 2022. The sermon titled 'May the Whole Earth Be Filled with His Glory' was given in two parts. The first Sunday Ben Abrahamsen addressed the topic from the Old Testament in part one. The second Sunday Jeremy Twombley addressed the topic from the New Testament in part two. Continue praying for our missionaries and for ourselves that the saving power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ would burn in our hearts sanctifying us and lighting our dark and lost world.



2 Timothy

Recent Series


September 19, 2021 - March 13, 2022


Second Timothy was the last of Paul's thirteen New Testament letters, written just before his death from a dungeon in Rome. It is a clear and sober call for the man of God to be faithful in Christian life and ministry, in the face of opposition, by a man who knew firsthand what that entailed. 


ADDRESSING SOME PRESSING ISSUES THE CHURCH FACES IN 2022

Recent Series


January 9, 2022 - January 30, 2022


Every year we take a break from our normal expository preaching through books of the Bible to preach a topical series in the month of January. The elders choose a topic which they deem pertinent to our contemporary situation as a church and seek to explain what the Bible has to say about it. This year we wanted to address a number of issues which have arisen in the midst of the turmoil of the last two years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have titled this year's four-part series: "Addressing Some Pressing Issues the Church Faces in 2022."