I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body - This is Most Certainly True.

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, September 8, 2019, entitled: I Believe in the Resurrection of the Body, 1 Corinthians 15:35 from the Sermon Series This is Most Certainly True.

This is the eleventh sermon in the series on the Apostles' Creed. 1 Corinthians 15 lays out the case for and nature of the Resurrection of the body--we will have new bodies like Jesus had after His resurrection. This is the great victory Christ won that steals away the sting of death and means that our faith, labor walk in Christ is never in vain.

Amy Benitez
I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins - This is Most Certainly True

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, September 1, 2019, entitled: I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins from the Sermon Series This is Most Certainly True.

This is the tenth sermon in the series on the Apostles' Creed. David’s story is a story of grace and forgiveness. We see it in the story from 2 Samuel or from David himself who describes it in Psalm 32. As long as he tried to lie about and hide his sin, he was troubled with guilt day and night. Yet when he confessed His sin to God he found a real hiding place; for as we know, the blood of Jesus shed for us covers our sin and cleanses us.

Amy Benitez
I Believe in the Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints - This is Most Certainly True.

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, August 25, 2019, entitled:
I Believe in the Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints from the Sermon Series This is Most Certainly True.

This is the ninth sermon in the series on the Apostle’s Creed. Luther describes how the Holy Spirit “calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on Earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith…”

Ephesians 2:19-22 lays out what the church is – fellowship of saints (fellow citizens with the saints), God’s family (members of God’s household); founded on God’s Word (foundation of the Apostle’s and Prophets), under construction (being built together), God’s presence in the world (temple in which God lives by His Spirit).

Amy Benitez
Real. Present. God ~ Psalm 46

Richard Crouch, Director of Christian Education, delivered his message on Sunday, August 18, 2019, entitled: Real. Present. God ~ Psalm 46

Richard Crouch preached on the theme from the National Youth Gathering – Real. Present. God. – based on Psalm 46.

Amy Benitez
I Believe that God Wants a Relationship With You and Me - This is Most Certainly True

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, August 4, 2019, entitled, I Believe that God wants a relationship with You and Me" from the Sermon Series, This is Most Certainly True.

This is the seventh sermon in our series on the Apostles' Creed. Today we focus on the "why" of what Jesus did, In Luther’s words, “He did all this that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in everlasting righteousness, innocence, and blessedness…” 2 Corinthians 5 tells us that He did all this so that we might live for Him not ourselves--that He has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation.

Amy Benitez
I Believe in Jesus, my Redeemer - This is Most Certainly True

This is the sixth sermon in our series on the Apostles' Creed. Today we focus on how Jesus is our Redeemer/Savior. Jesus had to be both true God and true man to be our Redeemer. True God to live a perfect life and true man to die on the cross. Jesus gave up all the glories of heaven and willingly humiliated Himself by becoming human purely out of love for God’s creation. He redeemed us by being the ultimate sacrifice on the cross, by suffering, shedding His blood, and dying. But in His resurrection, He is exalted to the highest position in heaven. Christ has redeemed us from sin, death, and the power of the devil. Knowing Jesus as redeemer brings great peace. We respond in praise and boasting in our salvation won purely by Christ alone.

Amy Benitez
I Believe in the God the Father - This is Most Certainly True.

Pastor Allen Bauer, delivered his message on Sunday, July 14, 2019, entitled, I Believe in the God the Father from the Sermon Series, This is Most Certainly True.

This is the fourth sermon in our series on the Apostles' Creed. Today we focus on what it means to call God our Father. The reading from Matthew reminds us that our Father in heaven sees all and knows what we need. In Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:7-11) we know Him to be the Father that desires to give us good gifts. In fact, by the working of the Holy Spirit, we have an intimate relationship with God, that of dear children who call upon their dear father – saying “Abba Father” or “Daddy.”

Amy Benitez
I Believe in the God Worth Remembering - This is Most Certainly True

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, July 7, 2019, entitled, I Believe in the God Worth Remembering from the Sermon Series, This is Most Certainly True.

This is the third sermon in our series on the Apostles' Creed. Today we focus on God’s daily care over and protection of us. The text is Deuteronomy. 8:11-20 in which Moses reminds the people of Israel to remember how God took care of them in the wilderness--even His care in allowing them trials and testing.

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Amy Benitez
I Believe in God the Creator - This is Most Certainly True

Pastor Steven Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, June 30, 2019, entitled, I Believe in God the Creator from the Sermon Series, This is Most Certainly True.

This is the second sermon in our series on the Apostles' Creed. Today we focus on God’s creative work – creating everything out of nothing. How does that apply to us? He creates us anew when He gives us faith. This is the work of the new creation which He began on Easter and continues in baptism.

Amy Benitez
I Believe - This is Most Certainly True

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, June 16, 2019, entitled I Believe from the sermon series This is Most Certainly True.

As we start our catechetical sermon series on the Apostles' Creed, we start with the most personal words of the creed – "I believe." In our readings today we encounter two stories of faith. One is the story of Abraham who believed God’s promise of a son coming from his own body and the other the story of a father with a demon-possessed son. Both put on display faith as believing and trusting in God over and against all evidence to the contrary. Hebrews 11:1 – “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen.”

Amy Benitez
Pentecost - The Promise of God

Pastor Allen Bauer, delivered his message on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019, entitled The Promise of God. 

God created us Holy but sin separates us from one another and from God. God promised a new day filled with His spirit. God accomplished that through Jesus death and resurrection and fulfilled it in Pentecost. We now should live Pentecost lives by allowing the Spirit to melt us, mold us, and move us.

Amy Benitez
Rhythms of Spiritual Living - The Rhythms of Witness

Pastor Allen Bauer, delivered his message on Sunday, June 2, 2019, entitled The Rhythms of Witness from the Sermon Series Rhythms of the Spiritual Life.

The disciples who were returning to Emmaus and when their eyes were open they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the other disciples they had seen Jesus.  Like the Emmaus disciples God commands us to witness because we love all people and it helps our society.  When we witness about Jesus we bring glory to God. 

Amy Benitez
Rhythms of Spiritual Living - The Rhythms of Worship

Pastor Wayne Braun, delivered his message on Sunday, May 26th, 2019, entitled The Rhythms of Worship from the Sermon Series Rhythms of the Spiritual Life.

Regular worship has come to mean something different in our culture – monthly, not weekly.  But is this a worship problem or a symptom of a deeper problem in people’s relationship with God in Christ.  The truth is when Jesus Christ has your heart… when He is first in your heart… then wild horses can’t keep you away from God’s house!

Amy Benitez
Rhythms of Spiritual Living - The Rhythm of the Breaking of the Bread

Director of Christian Education, Richard Crouch, delivered his message on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, entitled The Rhythm of the Breaking of the Bread from the Sermon Series Rhythms of Spiritual Living.

It is during the breaking of Bread at the meal that the disciples finally recognize Jesus. So it is that in the breaking of Bread--the Lord’s Supper--that Jesus comes to meet us, to make Himself known, and to assure us that all His promises are true.  Regular participation at the Lord’s table is an important part of the rhythm of resurrection living.

Amy Benitez
Rhythms of Spiritual Living - The Rhythm of Jesus Presence

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, entitled The Rhythm of Jesus Presence from the Sermon Series Rhythms of Spiritual Living.

As they get ready to pause for the evening, the two disciples ask Jesus, “Stay with us Lord for it is toward evening and the day is far spent.”  This prayer… this desire for the presence of Jesus should be the rhythm of every moment of our lives as believers.

Amy Benitez
Rhythms of Spiritual Living - The Rhythm of Fellowship

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Sunday, April 28th, 2019, entitled The Rhythm of Fellowship from the Sermon Series Rhythms of Spiritual Living.

Fellowship in the Bible is so much more than just a couple of people getting together for fun and games.  Fellowship, as we see in the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, is the relationship that is formed by a deep bond faith in Jesus Christ.

Amy Benitez
Easter Sunday - What Ifs and Indeeds

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Easter Sunday - April 21, 2019, entitled, "Easter What Ifs and Indeeds" ~ 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

The resurrection of Jesus is the event upon which the Christian Faith stands or falls.  If Jesus didn’t rise, than it is foolish to be a Christian – then eat, drink and merry.  But the great truth – the great Indeed of Easter is that Christ is Indeed raised from the dead.

Amy Benitez