Sermons by Joel Gaertner

His Word is in my Heart like a Fire

Every day thirteen Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. Another twelve are arrested or imprisoned simply because they profess faith in Christ Jesus. In the U.S. we have freedom of religion enshrined as a constitutional right, but that is no guarantee for a life free of persecution. Until Judgment Day, some will attempt to shut down the truth of Christ. We will be persecuted. That won’t stop us. Christ never promised his Church that ministry would operate unopposed.…

He Humbles His People

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. We’re sorry: this week’s bulletin is not available. The season of Advent (Latin for “coming”) is the 4-week period before Chrismas that the Chruch uses to prepare us for our Savior’s arrival in the manager and in our hearts by faith. Join us this Advent so we can be ready When the Lord Comes Near… This weekend we focus on how he humbles his people as he comes.

Trinity Sunday

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Why do we dream? How does nuclear fission work? Why are nickles bigger than dimes? There are some things that are hard to understand. This weekend we’ll marvel at something we’ll never understand: how the One, Immortal God is at the same time Three Persons. We’ll also marvel at an even greater mystery: his love for us. We also want to take a moment to remember those who have fallen in the…

Easter Sunrise

You can also watch on our Vimeo page. Join the Marys as we look with wonder on the empty tomb and praise God for his amazing rescue plan.


You can also watch on our Facebook page. Our New Year’s Eve message centered on the words from Second Peter below. God wants us to know that we can either choose to grow in our faith, or choose to decline. God wants us to know that as we express the 7 Christian attributes listed below in our daily lives, we not only please God, they also make our lives better. For this very reason, make every effort to add to…

I Wonder – God’s Son, Human? – Christmas in July

Click save above to download a pdf of this sermon. You can also watch on our Facebook page. “Christmas in July” sounds like a sale at our favorite store.  This weekend “Christmas in July” describes our worship as we continue our summer series – I Wonder About God.  How can Jesus, God’s Son, be human?  It may not be December 25, but Christmas and Luke 2 is the answer to our question. Sermon Text: Luke 2