Sermons by Joel Gaertner

God’s Determined Path – New Years 2024

The end of one year and beginning of another is always a good time to make plans. Looking back on the plans you made a year ago for 2023, how would you say things went? As expected? Not even close? Someplace in between? This Sunday, join us and find comfort in this truth from our Bible story, that in spite of our best (or worst) laid plans, God has a handle on all of our plans. And, he promises to…

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.

Goodness

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…