Pastor Sermons

Greetings from Pastor Benjamin

Dear Church Family, Advent is here! I hope and pray that God’s gifts of hope, peace, love, and joy overflow for you all in this season. And I think of a little verse tucked into the stories around the birth of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. The verse is Luke 1:80: The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he…

Open the Eyes of Your Heart – June 14, 2020 Sermon

Open the Eyes of Your Heart – June 14, 2020Ephesians 1:15-23For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the…

You Can’t Buy God – June 7, 2020 Sermon

You Can’t Buy God – June 7, 2020Acts 8:18-25When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could…

Divided We Fall – May 24, 2020 Sermon

Divided We Fall – Memorial Day – May 24, 2020 1 Peter 3:8-12Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life…

God Makes the Seeds Grow – May 17, 2020 Sermon

God Makes the Seeds Grow – May 17, 2020 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters…

The Only Constant is Change – Sermon May 10, 2020

 The Only Constant is Change – Mother’s Day – May 10, 2020 Luke 1:26-34 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you…

Whatever – May 3, 2020, Sermon

   Whatever – May 3, 2020 Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters, since you know that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you serve the Lord Christ. Who cares! Get a Life! I don’t care what you say! These are typically the meanings we…

He’s Doing a New Thing – April 26, 2020 Sermon

 Isaiah 43:16-21 This is what the Lord says—he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a…