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
Good Friday

The Good Friday Service was delivered by Pastor Wayne Braun on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Amy Benitez
Maundy Thursday

The Maundy Thursday Service - delivered by Pastor Allen Bauer, Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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The Prodigal - The Invitation

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019 from the Sermon Series "The Prodigal" and is titled "The Invitation". 


The older brother is the real reason Jesus told this story which is pointed at the religious leaders from Luke 15:1-2 who self-righteously criticize Jesus for “welcoming sinners and eating with them.”  They are much like the Pharisees in today’s Palm Sunday Gospel, who rebuke Jesus for letting his disciples celebrate.  (Luke 19:39-40)  The hardest truth for we who have been Christians all our lives is to recognize ourselves in the older brother.  Yet as the Father points out to the Older brother – he has been gracious and generous with him too… there is here only reason for rejoicing!

Amy Benitez
The Prodigal - The Party

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from the Sermon Series "The Prodigal" and is titled "The Party". ~ Luke 15:20-24


Robert Frost once wrote, “Home is the place where when you go there, they have to let you in.”  In this story, however, that line has to be changed.  Here home is the place where when you go there, they will overwhelm you with grace. His grace exceeds our expectations and makes of life, one great celebration.

Amy Benitez
The Prodigal - The Truth

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from the Sermon Series "The Prodigal" and is titled "The Truth". 


I love the last thing Martin Luther ever wrote. They found it in his coat pocket after He died.  “This is the truth.  We are all beggars.”  That is the truth about himself that the prodigal son admits to himself at last and that we must admit.  That’s the place at which God reveals the even greater truth--He is full of mercy and grace.  We have nothing and God gives us everything.

Amy Benitez
The Prodigal - The Longing

Pastor Wayne Braun delivered his message on Sunday, March 24, 2019, from the Sermon Series "The Prodigal", titled "The Longing". 

All sorts of things in life can awaken in us our natural longing for God--In particular, hitting that point of total desperation as this young man did.  The good news of this parable is that even at that point of desperation God, is there with us and He wants us home.

Amy Benitez
The Prodigal - The Bottom

Richard Crouch, Director of Christian Education, delivered his message on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from the Sermon Series "The Prodigal" is titled "The Bottom"

The bottom of our living is a place of hopelessness and that is where the prodigal son finds himself in Sunday's reading from Luke.  Yet ours is a God who loves broken people and so He meets us at the bottoms of life as a gracious and faithful God.

Amy Benitez
The Prodigal - The Breach

Pastor Wayne Braun's message on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from the Sermon Series "The Prodigal" is titled "The Breach" ~Luke 15:11-13

"And the younger of them said to his father, 'Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.' ~Luke 15:12

First, why did the young man want to take his inheritance and leave?  Second, why did the dad let him go?  There is no real love without freedom.  Here is a father who loves his son enough to say, "Go" and "I will wait, and wait, and wait..."

Jesus had that freedom.  He didn't use it.  

A part of God's love is this amazing grace that says, "Go.  Fail.  Yield to temptation.  But I'll be here.  I'll wait.  I'll forgive."

Amy Benitez
Fishers of Men??? God's Own House

Pastor Wayne Braun's message on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from the Sermon Series "Fishers of Men???" is titled "God's Own House"

As those who share in God’s calling, we are to live as God’s holy house in this world--faithful to Him in our witness and service, confident that He watches over us, His house, faithfully.

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Fishers of Men???" - A People Who Go Above and Beyond

Pastor Allen Bauer's message on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from the Sermon Series "Fishers of Men???" is entitled, "A People Who Go Above and Beyond".


Here you see Jesus calling us in so many ways to go above and beyond to serve and love others, even our enemies.  Why?  Because this is what God has done for us and how He has loved us.  We are to be merciful, for He is merciful.

Amy Benitez
Fishers of Men??? Rooted in God's Word

Pastor Wayne Braun's message on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from the Sermon Series "Fishers of Men???" is entitled, "Rooted in God's Word" - Jeremiah 17: 7-8


The congregation and the believer whose leaves are always green… that bear fruit for the kingdom is the congregation and believer planted by the streams of God’s living water--His word!

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Fishers of Men??? Called to Deep-Sea Fishing

Pastor Wayne Braun's message on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from the Sermon Series "Fishers of Men???" is entitled, "Called to Deep-Sea Fishing" - Luke 5:1-11

Peter was a master fisherman.  It was his profession.  If he hadn’t caught any fish all night and in shallow water, he wasn’t going to catch any during the day and in deep water.  Yet that is exactly what Jesus tells him to do, and then to his surprise, they haul in a great catch.  So we in our mission and outreach are to trust and follow the calling of our Lord Jesus – He is the true Master Fisher of Men.

Amy Benitez
Fishers of Men???" - Reflecting God's Love

Paul calls it the gift we should all desire to know and to have--agape love.  It is God’s unconditional love.  Jesus adds that by this kind of love all people will know that we are His.  That’s the kind of church He desires that we be--a church and a people that reflect His love to each other and to all around us.

Amy Benitez