Sermon Archives

December 3, 2017

Following the Footsteps of Christ: Christlikeness

Following the Footsteps of Christ: Christlikeness

If we are to be like Christ we need to know about Christ, making this the ultimate sermon series. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on various scripture passages in the New Testament.

November 26, 2017

Gratitudinalism 2017

Gratitudinalism 2017

Multiple members of the congregation share reflections of God’s faithfulness in their lives.

November 19, 2017

Urgency of Compassion

Urgency of Compassion

Poverty flourishes when we care for our own needs ahead of others. James reminds us of the brevity of life and encourages us to trust in the sovereign plans of God. The gospel saves us from finding identity in material things, and thereby frees us to use our resources to show God’s love through our […]

November 12, 2017

Transformation of Compassion

Transformation of Compassion

All sin is a form of dis-ordered love—a desire misdirected toward something other than God (cf. James 4:12). Addiction is no different; its roots simply run deeper. As the body of Christ, we can work together to cultivate a community of healing (cf. James 5:13-20) and elevate Jesus as our supreme love. Pastor Tim Lester […]

November 5, 2017

Motivation of Compassion

Motivation of Compassion

Division persists along political, racial, and socioeconomic lines (cf. James 2:1-13). The way we speak about others often reinforces these divisions (cf. 3:1-12). But because the gospel eradicates selfish ambition, God’s people can pursue peace. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on James 2:1-13; 3:1-18.

October 29, 2017

Action of Compassion

Action of Compassion

The answer to perceptions of religious hypocrisy is not less religion, but deeper, true religion. James tells us that this sort of religion is manifest in caring for widows and orphans. Today’s Church can put their faith into action through foster care and caring for families in our community. Pastor Trent Williams preaches on James […]

October 22, 2017

Source of Compassion

Source of Compassion

If “crises reveal character,” then the needs of our city represent an opportunity for the body of Christ to demonstrate gospel-motivated compassion. In a world full of fashionable “causes,” the Church represents the abiding character of Christ. Pastor Chris Wiles preaches on James 1:1-18.

October 8, 2017

The Worldwide Vision and Expanse of the Church

The Worldwide Vision and Expanse of the Church

After the resurrection, the gospel spread from Hebraic Jews to Hellenistic Jews, to god-fearers, to proselytes, and ultimately to Gentiles. God has broken down the barriers that divide to make one new body in Jesus Christ: the church.  Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on Acts11:19-21, Acts 16:9-10, and Ephesians 2:11-22.

October 1, 2017

Centurions Then and Now

Centurions Then and Now

The Scriptures have a rather positive view of centurions on the varied occasions they cross paths with Jesus and the church community. There was a centurion of faith who believed in the healing power of Christ, and Cornelius was the first true Gentile convert. Others (at the cross / on ship with Paul) represent people […]

September 24, 2017

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Jesus

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Jesus

Jesus often surprised those around him with a heart of compassion and desire to reach out to the disenfranchised, even to such as the Samaritan woman – truly a person from “the other side of the tracks” in every way. This is a model for us that squares with God’s expansive open door of grace […]

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