Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship

Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship

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Sermon audio and more of Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship located in Wyoming, Michigan.


1 Corinthians: The Lord’s Supper
Oct 13 • 35 min
Is there a wrong way to do a Communion Service? What are we supposed to think about during a Communion Service? What does it mean to take the Lord’s supper in an unworthy manner? Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Receive Garbage Extend Grace
Oct 8 • 39 min
We receive many good gifts from God, but life is also filled with much pain and sorrow. That pain has the power to make us bitter, and that bitterness can seep out in our relationships with other people. David Brooks says that “pain that is not…
Receive Mercy, Extend Mercy (Matthew 18:21-35)
Sep 30 • 37 min
Both the religious world and the secular world can be unforgiving places: “Adhere to the external standards or you don’t belong. Fail, and don’t expect a second chance.” But God is “rich in mercy.” He loves to give it away, an offer of free grace, to…
1 Corinthians: Head Coverings
Sep 22 • 42 min
Did you know that angels are attracted to women? Did you know that angels once came to earth and had mighty descendants through human women? Well, neither of those statements are true – but a lot of people think those kinds of things are in the Bible!…
Receive Jesus, Bear Jesus Fruit
Sep 15 • 42 min
John 15:1-17 We need to receive grace upon salvation, but God keeps giving us gifts in Jesus. Receiving grace comes from daily abiding in Jesus. When we abide in Jesus, we will bear spiritual fruit, which is a “natural” process of the supernatural life.…
Receive Grace / Extend Grace
Sep 10 • 41 min
This is the sermon in a series by the same name. In this sermon, we focus on the nature of grace, and the God of grace, in the book of Ephesians.
Hosea
Sep 2 • 38 min
Text: Hosea 1-3 There aren’t many books in the Bible that are more “R-rated” than Hosea. It’s ugly. It’s shocking. But that’s the point! The prophet Hosea’s life, while rather scandalous, can teach us a whole lot about sin, unfaithfulness, and the…
1 Corinthians: Disputable Matters
Aug 26 • 48 min
Christians are a people of the truth. We stake a lot on things that we believe are absolutely true. But what if another believer thinks differently about something that we think is important? Are we both right? Is there more than one truth? How do we…
Mark: God on the Move - The Secret of the Kingdom
Aug 19 • 34 min
It can be easy to get discouraged. Prominent leaders fall away. A majority of churches declining. We have personal struggles and failures. Christians confess that God is always at work in the world, but sometimes we see what appears to be counter…
1 Corinthians: Separation and Divorce
Aug 12 • 40 min
Under what conditions is it Ok to break up a marriage? What does God want us to think about separations and divorce? Text: 1 Corinthians 7:10-24
Mark: How will you respond to God’s actions in Jesus? (God on the move)
Aug 5 • 33 min
God is at work in Jesus: Bringing the life of God’s reign, calling followers into his presence, forming a new people. How will we respond to this movement? Will we be open to his words or will we dismiss him as dangerous or crazy? Text: Mark 3:7-35
2019 Vacation Bible School Report
Jul 29 • 8 min
Becki Watson reports on this past week’s Vacation Bible School (i.e., Young Travelers). Our God is so big!
1 Corinthians: Singleness and Marriage
Jul 29 • 38 min
Is it good to be single? Is it good to be married? Which is better? In this sermon, Pastor John looks at Paul’s instructions to the Corinthian church on the matters of singleness and marriage. Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; 25-40
Jeremiah: Idols, Nations, and false gods
Jul 22 • 38 min
“Idolatry.” Outside of a religious context, this word is mostly meaningless. Even in religious circles it can be ambiguous. But getting a handle on idolatry matters for faith. We need to be able to identify idols so that we can truly worship the Creator…
Jeremiah: The Crossroads
Jul 14 • 36 min
Jeremiah 6:16 “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. ”
Micah
Jul 9 • 36 min
Did you know that it’s possible to go to church, to pray, and to regularly read your Bible but not actually have saving faith in Jesus? Especially in a place like West Michigan, it is relatively easy to adopt the culture of Christianity while denying…
Jeremiah: The Search
Jul 1 • 34 min
Are all sins the same? Are some sins worse than others? Sometimes we emphasize how heinous some sins are, but sometimes we emphasize that we’re all guilty before God? Which is it? Do we have to choose? In this message we look to the prophet Jeremiah for…
Jeremiah: The Nature of Judgment
Jun 24 • 33 min
Title: The Nature of Judgment Text: Jeremiah 4:5-31 Wrath. The fierce anger of the Lord. Judgment and destruction. What emotions emerge when you read these words and phrases? Do they make you uncomfortable? Embarrassed? Defensive? In this sermon, we look…
1 Corinthians: Honor God with Your Body
Jun 24 • 42 min
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 “My own body; Sometimes I love it. Most of the time I hate it. Sometimes I control it. Often it controls me!” What does God think about our bodies? Does he love them? Does what we do with and to our bodies matter to him? In this…
1 Corinthians: Better to be Wronged
Jun 10 • 27 min
Is it Ok to allow someone else to win, even if they cheat to do so? Is it Ok to let someone take something from us that does not belong to them? What if that person is a fellow believer? Shouldn’t they be brought to justice? Maybe not! Let’s think about…
1 Corinthians: Proud of the Wrong Things
Jun 3 • 44 min
Text: 1 Corinthians 5 Since Jesus forgives all of our sins, even the ones that we will commit in the future, why should we take sin so seriously? Is it really a big deal? What about God’s grace? Doesn’t grace cover everything?
Jeremiah: Return (3:1-4:4)
May 27 • 38 min
Text: Jeremiah 3:1-4:4 Series: Jeremiah - The Exchange Outline: (1) God’s love is radical (2) Because of his live, he calls us to repent (3) When we repent, he saves and he restores (4) So repent, not just with words, but with your heart.
Jeremiah: The Exchange
May 20 • 37 min
It’s crazy to trade God for anything else. The people of Jerusalem traded Everything for Nothing, the Living water for broken cisterns, sonship for slavery, salvation for destruction, and their faithful husband for faithless lovers. In short, they traded…
1 Corinthians: Not Just Talk, but Power
May 13 • 38 min
We live in a time when everyone has a voice and every idea is regarded as equally valid and worthwhile. But, is that true? Paul’s words are weightier than others (or even ours), not because he is a better person (even though he might be), but because of…
Minor Prophets: Obadiah
May 9 • 34 min
Does pride really come before a fall? According to Obadiah it does. It is somewhat ironic that the smallest book in the Old Testament deals with a nation that had one of the biggest egos. Edom’s pride and arrogance, especially against Israel, was very…
1 Corinthians: Praise from God
Apr 30 • 37 min
What makes us feel important? How do we know that we’re doing well in our lives? Whose approval really matters? Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Easter 2019 Q&A
Apr 22 • 35 min
Pastor John and Pastor Steve spent some time answer questions about Easter. What are the best arguments for the resurrection? How would you respond to some of the objections? If Jesus’s death paid for our sins, why does it matter that Jesus was raised?
Palm Sunday 2019
Apr 15 • 36 min
In a world often devoid of peace, and full of counterfeit offers, we meet Jesus, the King on a mission of peace. He achieves that peace in a surprising way: Through sacrifice. How will we respond to this King? Will we suppress Him? Will we fail to see…
1 Corinthians: Build with Care
Apr 9 • 35 min
Does it matter how we live? If Jesus forgives all of our sin, and we’re already perfect in Christ (which we are), then what difference does it make how I live my live now? We know that we love Jesus, and we do want to please him out of our gratitude for…
Jesus and the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-3:6)
Apr 1 • 40 min
God has given us rest as a way to preserve our lives. Jesus saw the Sabbath as a good gift of God for our flourishing. He did not break the Sabbath law. He fulfilled it. As the one who fulfilled the law, he is able to give and save life. Passage: Mark…
The Minor Prophets: Amos
Mar 25 • 39 min
The prophet Amos makes his way to Bethel, the city at the heart of the Northern Kingdom’s religious and political power, and he begins pronouncing judgement on all of Israel’s neighbors. But he does not stop there. At the climax of his judgement-list lies…
Fritz Stucki’s Life Story
Mar 18 • 16 min
Fritz Stucki’s Life Story
1 Corinthians: The Mind of Christ
Mar 18 • 33 min
Text: 1 Cor 2:6-16 Is there anything that you can’t learn if you study really hard? Is it possible for something to be so clear that even a child can understand it, and yet a mature and educated adult cannot understand at all? That’s exactly the way it…
1 Corinthians: The Power and Wisdom of God
Mar 4 • 38 min
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 We’re often afraid to share our faith with our neighbors. And if feels like there’s good reasons to be afraid, because what we have to say about Jesus really seems like foolishness – especially in the eyes of the unbeliever.…
1 Corinthians: Follow Jesus, Not Others
Feb 26 • 27 min
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 People often disappoint us. Sometimes we’re disappointed when we see a Christian leader behave in competitive or jealous ways. It can really hurt our feelings. Or, if a gifted and loved leader falls morally, we’re also deeply…
Jesus with Tax Collectors and Sinners (Mark 2:13-17)
Feb 18 • 37 min
What happens when we divide the world into groups: Two types of people, the “good guys” and the “bad guys”? In this short story from Mark, Jesus both challenges the Pharisees tendency to do this, and provides us with a different lens by which to view the…
Jesus in Conflict: The Son of Man (Mark 2:1-12)
Feb 11 • 40 min
Text: Mark 2:1-12 Title: The Son of Man Date: 2/10/2019 Quiz: Finish these lines: “Luke, I am your…” “Four score and …” “Life, liberty, and…” “I’ll never let go, Jack…” Pop culture is steeped in iconic quotes and imagery. We can say just a few words of a…
Darwin Buist’s Testimony
Feb 11 • 6 min
At the end of this week, WPBF will be sending a team from our church to serve at The Pines Orphanage in South Africa. In preparation for the trip the team members have been sharing their testimonies and how that fits into this mission trip. This Sunday we…
1 Corinthians: Confidence in God
Feb 4 • 37 min
What can we know for sure? Can we be certain about anything? The Bible certainly says so. This message starts a new series in the book of 1 Corinthians. Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 You are invited to join our church for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 at…
Charlotte Stucki’s Testimony
Feb 1 • 15 min
We were blessed on Sunday to hear Charlotte (Char) Stucki’s testimony.
Genesis 22: God Will Provide
Feb 1 • 28 min
Genesis 22 is the heart-wrenching story of Abraham’s near sacrifice of his dearly loved son Isaac. On the mountain, God provided a sacrifice of his own. He spared Abraham’s son. From here we can look through the lens of Genesis 22 to the story of Jesus…
Zechariah (1/20/2019)
Jan 22 • 36 min
Text: Zechariah 3 Zechariah is a weird book. There’s flying scrolls, angelic visitations, bizarre dreams in the night, and Satan himself even makes an appearance. At first glance, this Minor Prophet might seem more like reading a science fiction novel…
Jesus in Conflict with Spiritual Evil (Mark 1:21-46)
Jan 14 • 36 min
Jesus comes as the Messianic King proclaiming the nearness of the Kingdom of God. This immediately sets him in conflict with rival kingdoms, those who have set themselves up in opposition to God. In this sermon on Mark 1:21-40, we see how Jesus shows his…
The Gardening Church
Jan 7 • 39 min
How can we get the results we’re looking for? Are results guaranteed if we follow the right formula, or are they basically random, the products of a world completely outside of our control? Asked theologically, does the outcome depend on us or does it…
Christian Unity (12/30/2018)
Jan 1 • 33 min
Jesus’ followers are unified in the gospel, in essence, in purpose, and in love. Text: John 17:20-23
Christmas by the Book
Dec 27, 2018 • 48 min
We know so much of the Christmas story from carols and story books. But, are those things really in the Bible? What parts of the story do we know for sure, and what parts of the story have been added on by traditions?
Genesis 20-21: Trust God’s Leading in Your Life
Dec 17, 2018 • 37 min
It often seems like our lives are out of control. We don’t understand why things happen to us. It is helpful to remember that God is in control of all things, and he is working in all things for his purposes and the maturity of believers. We can see this…
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Demolition and Reconstruction
Dec 10, 2018 • 40 min
Jeremiah was given the task of sharing some very bad news with Israel: armies were about to pour in from the north to bring about unparalleled destruction. But he also brings a message of hope and restoration, of a great reversal that will happen… in…
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Jeremiah the Prophet (12/2/2018)
Dec 3, 2018 • 32 min
God doesn’t always ask us to do easy things. Sometimes he asks us to do things that threaten our comfort, security, or approval of others. The call of Jeremiah is unique, but it also gives us a pattern of responding to the costly call of following God.
Do I need to forgive someone right away?
Nov 26, 2018 • 10 min
“Do I need to forgive someone right away?” This post is Pastor Steve’s attempt to answer the question above. It depends a little on what we mean by forgiveness. Do we mean releasing internal anger and hurt, or restoring a relationship, or both? What if…
1 John - Assurance: The Nature of God (11/25/2018)
Nov 26, 2018 • 42 min
The phrase “Love Wins” has a lot of traction in our culture today. It represents the idea that in the end, God’s love will overcome anything and everything else in order to bring us good. Is that what it means when the Bible says, “God is love”?
1 John - Assurance: Assurance of Eternal Life
Nov 19, 2018 • 51 min
Have you ever doubted that you were saved? What do we do with those kinds of doubts? Can we really know for sure? This sermon looks at what the book of 1 John has to say about these important questions.
Minor Prophets: Haggai
Nov 12, 2018 • 39 min
Have you ever been excited for something to happen that didn’t quite live up to your expectations? At home? At church? The people in Haggai’s day were excited to return to their land after 70 years in exile. But when they returned, their expectations were…
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - The Spiral (11/4/2018)
Nov 4, 2018 • 36 min
This sermon explores the series of decisions and events that led up to the destruction of Jerusalem at the time of Jeremiah. As the Assyrians raided the land once again and sent the people into exile they would have asked, “how did we get here?” The…
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Judah’s Reformers (10/29/2018)
Oct 29, 2018 • 42 min
Reform: To make a change for the better. Israel’s history is bleak: A divided kingdom, unrelenting pressure from violent neighbors, and a long series of corrupt kings. But there were a few bright spots too: Kings that brought much needed reform. Could…
1 John - Assurance: The Works in Jesus (10/21/2018)
Oct 25, 2018 • 37 min
Are we even able to do good works at all? Do our works ever please God? It depends. Let’s think about it today.
1 John - Assurance: The Work of Jesus (10/14/2018)
Oct 25, 2018 • 44 min
Title: The Work of Jesus Text: 1 John Series: 1 John - Assurance Speaker: John Dubois Date: 10/14/2018
Mark: Prepare: Follow Me (10/7/2018)
Oct 25, 2018 • 39 min
Title: Follow Me Text: Mark 1:14-20 Series: Mark: Prepare Speaker: Steven Kopp Date: 10/7/2018
1 John - Assurance: The Nature of Sin (9/23/2018)
Oct 25, 2018 • 43 min
Title: The Nature of Sin Series: 1 John - Assurance Text: 1 John Speaker: John Dubois Date: 9/23/2018
Mark: Prepare: Baptism and Temptation (9/26/2018)
Oct 25, 2018 • 37 min
Title: Baptism and Temptation Series: Mark - Prepare Text: Mark 1:9-15 Date: 9/16/2018 Speaker: Steven Kopp
Jonah (8/26/2018)
Oct 21, 2018 • 38 min
Title: Jonah Series: Minor Prophets Text: Jonah Date: 8/26/2018 Speaker: Colby Hetcel
Mark: Prepare: Prepare the Way (8/19/2018)
Oct 21, 2018 • 33 min
Title: Prepare the Way Series: Mark - Prepare Text: Mark 1:1-1:8 Date: 8/19/2018
1 John - Assurance: The Person of Jesus (8/12/2018)
Oct 21, 2018 • 35 min
Title: The Person of Jesus Series: 1 John - Assurance Text: 1 John Date: 8/12/2018
1 John - Assurance: Special Fellowship with God (8/5/2018)
Oct 21, 2018 • 44 min
Title: Special Fellowship with God Series: 1 John - Assurance Text: 1 John Date: 8/5/2018
Mark: Prepare: Jesus Messiah (7/15/2018)
Oct 19, 2018 • 31 min
Sermon Title: Jesus, Messiah Text: Mark 1:1 Summary: Jesus isn’t always who we expect or want him to be, be He is exactly what we need him to be.
1 John - Assurance: Word of Life (7/29/2018)
Oct 12, 2018 • 38 min
Text: 1 John 1:1-4. Series: 1 John: Assurance Speaker: John Dubois The coming of Jesus, into the world, is the greatest good news of all. Jesus came clearly and tangibly. His followers really saw him and heard him in time and space. They touched him, and…
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Israel’s Road to Exile (9/30/2018)
Oct 12, 2018 • 48 min
Pastor Steve’s first sermon in his series on the book of Jeremiah. This sermon examines the Northern Kingdom’s road to destruction and exile. It serves as a warning for us today and establishes the context for Jeremiah’s prophetic word to Judah.