Valley Community Church's Podcast

Valley Community Church's Podcast

www.vccburlington.org
Co-lead Pastors: Brian Hardesty & Justin HowePrior to the merger in February of 2020, Pastor Brian was leading Valley Community Church while Pastor Justin was leading Faith Baptist Church. They are thrilled to be serving this new, merged work together!…


Judgy Christians (Matthew 7:1-12)
Oct 18 • 39 min
Does Jesus really tell His followers to not judge?
Worry, What is it Good For (Matthew 6:25-34)
Oct 11 • 36 min
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reveals several reasons not to worry. But having reasons not to worry isn’t enough to battle worry. Jesus also communicates how we can battle worry effectively. Tune in!
Christ Our Treasure (Matthew 6:16-24)
Oct 4 • 46 min
Where do you keep your treasures? What do you value? For the believer, Christ is the greatest treasure and He can be experienced even in the spiritual discipline of fasting.
Needed Christian Disciplines (Matthew 6:1-18)
Sep 27 • 54 min
Not only are the disciplines of prayer and giving expected of Christ-followers, but they are essential for a healthy Christian life.
Extraordinary Love (Matthew 5:38-48)
Sep 20 • 44 min
Let Me Be Honest With You (Matthew 5:33-37)
Sep 19 • 34 min
What does Jesus expect from people regarding honesty? It might be even more than you thought.
Sex…What’s The Big Deal? (Matthew 5:27-32)
Sep 6 • 41 min
What does Jesus teach us about God’s law regarding sex, lust, and divorce? It may not be what you think.
An Impossible Standard-How We’ve Broken the 6th Commandment (Matthew 5:21-26)
Aug 30 • 36 min
Jesus Teaches Law (Matthew 5:17-20)
Aug 23 • 45 min
Jesus is the complete fulfillment of the Law. Listen in to hear the purpose of the OT Law in our lives as Christians.
Christian, You Are The Salt And Light (Matthew 5:13-16)
Aug 16 • 44 min
Pushing For Peace When Persecution Comes (Matthew 5:9-12)
Aug 9 • 48 min
Finding Satisfaction in Being Hungry and Thirsty (Matthew 5:6-8)
Aug 2 • 46 min
Flipped Turned Upside Down -Matthew 4:23-5:5
Jul 26 • 38 min
God is a God of transformation. Today in our passage we read how it is possible to have your life eternally changed for His glory.
Jesus, Savior? Prove It. (Matthew 4:12-22)
Jul 20 • 32 min
In Matthew 4:12-22, Matthew closes his introduction with one final fufilled prophecy, the summary of Jesus’ message, and a call to follow Jesus.
Stronger Than Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11)
Jul 12 • 41 min
Do you want to be stronger than temptation? Do you struggle with falling into sin and falling off that spiritual high? Well, tune in to Pastor Justin’s exposition of a familiar text.
Look to Christ
Jul 7 • 56 min
Pastor Brian explains how the way was prepared for Jesus and how Jesus was first presented in ministry (Matthew 3).
Hope When All Seems Lost (Matthew 2)
Jun 28 • 47 min
Pastor Brian describes the true source of hope even in the deepest despair.
The King Has Come! -Matthew 1
Jun 21 • 53 min
Join us as we see how Jesus’ lineage causes us to rejoice in the coming of the King.
Better Together
Jun 14 • 42 min
As we conclude our study of book of Colossians, we consider three requirements for being “better together.” - Colossians 4:7-18
Becoming a Skilled Disciple-Maker
Jun 6 • 31 min
Pastor Justin describes three ways to develop into skillful disciple making (Colossians 4:5-6).
Prayer-Centered Evangelism
May 30 • 46 min
Pastor Brian explains the need for prayer in proclaiming the gospel (Colossians 4:2-4).
God’s Design for Society
May 23 • 50 min
Pastor Brian articulates what God’s design for society is in regard to family and work relationships based on Colossians 3:18-4:1.
Exercising Your New Self
May 16 • 51 min
An in depth explanation of Colossians 3:12-17. The passage covers several aspects of the “new you” given to believers by God.
Discovering Your New Self
May 9 • 42 min
Learning to live as the new self (identity in Christ).
Heavenly Minded and Hidden with Christ
May 2 • 37 min
How the Christian should think?
The Beauty of Death- Colossians 2:20-23
Apr 25 • 45 min
Listen in as we discuss the beauty of dying with Christ.
What is Real Christianity?
Apr 18 • 33 min
Three identifying factors of real Christianity. They may not be what you think.
Have You Been Saved?
Apr 11 • 33 min
An Easter message exploring what it means to be saved.
The Path of Gratitude Begins with Jesus- Colossians 2:6-7
Apr 4 • 40 min
Pastor Brian describes from the book of Colossians where gratitude comes from.
The Wealth of the Church
Mar 28 • 33 min
From Colossians 2:1-5, Pastor Brian discusses where true wealth can be found.
Identifying Marks of The Christian
Mar 21 • 45 min
Colossians 1:24-29
The Need, Reality, and Outcome of Reconciliation
Mar 15 • 31 min
Reconciliation to God through Christ.
Do You Even Know Who Jesus Is?
Mar 8 • 37 min
Who Jesus is and what His place is in relation to Creation and God and the church.
How Do I Pray?
Mar 1 • 42 min
A simple and biblical way to pray
Do You Even Know Who You Are?
Feb 23 • 40 min
Pastor Justin explores how our identity as Christians is determined, what it’s based on, and what it should produce.
The Power of the Word of God
Feb 16 • 37 min
The power of God reveals itself in three forms: the spoken Word, the written Word, and the incarnate Word.
Can True Unity Be Realized?
Feb 9 • 40 min
Three requirements for achieving unity that glorifies God. (Romans 15:1-12)
Who Should Be Humble & Why?
Feb 2 • 36 min
Exploring who ought to be humble and some of the rewards or benefits of being humble.
Life’s Greatest Purpose
Jan 26 • 39 min
How glorifying God is the single greatest purpose of a Christian’s life.
A Life Worth Living
Jan 19 • 39 min
What does a life worth living look like?
From Suffering to Victory - Pastor Jim Shaw
Jan 12 • 33 min
A take on one of the trickier passages of Scripture.
It’s 2020: Ready, Set, Go!
Jan 5 • 35 min
Are you ready for the new year?
Secrets to Loving Life
Dec 29, 2019 • 43 min
Why do some people seem to love and enjoy life (no matter their circumstances) while others struggle and have many bad days? What does it take to be more like the former than the latter?
Sweet Baby Jesus
Dec 22, 2019 • 33 min
How should we think of the baby Jesus?
Roles, Equality, Leading & Following
Dec 15, 2019 • 40 min
What does the Scripture say about equality between men and women, husbands and wives, being an authority, and being a follower?
A Turning Point - Rich Brown
Dec 8, 2019 • 34 min
What did the early church think of the gospel?
Introduction to Suffering - 101
Dec 1, 2019 • 36 min
5 Comments on the topic of suffering at an introductory level
A Living Commercial (pt. 2)
Nov 24, 2019 • 29 min
One of the greatest endorsements for the reality of God in our lives is through our submission to authorities.
A Living Commercial
Nov 17, 2019 • 30 min
Seeing that our lives are a living commercial for Jesus Christ and how we can make that an effective commercial.
A Good Harvest From Life - Jim Shaw
Nov 10, 2019 • 35 min
5 Instructions for producing a good harvest in life.
The Simplicity of Real Christianity
Nov 4, 2019 • 29 min
Into what three realities can real Christianity be boiled down?
Grow Up! Act Like a Baby.
Oct 27, 2019 • 31 min
Today’s message reveals to us how to “grow up” in the faith, by acting like a baby in a couple key ways!
The “Kingdom of God” and Us
Oct 20, 2019 • 17 min
What kingdom of God is and how it relates to us.
The Ransom Has Been Paid - Pastor Brian Hardesty
Oct 20, 2019 • 26 min
An explanation of how believers have been ransomed by Christ
Motivation to Love
Oct 13, 2019 • 29 min
What causes a Christian to love?
Implications of Being Saved by a Holy God
Oct 6, 2019 • 36 min
Understanding how great a salvation we have in Christ and what that means for us.
What a Christian Can’t Live Without
Sep 29, 2019 • 37 min
There are some basic things that Christian simply cannot live without … tune in to find out what!
Slavery & the Gospel
Sep 22, 2019 • 35 min
What relationship does the gospel have with slavery?
Instructions About Pastors
Sep 15, 2019 • 31 min
God has good structures for our good, particularly with pastors and congregations
3 Practices of Good Family Relationships
Sep 8, 2019 • 30 min
Healthy relationships are built by good practices. What are some intended in both the church family and the home?
The Crisis of Decision - Jim Shaw
Sep 3, 2019 • 27 min
6 thoughts for dealing with a crisis of decision
3 Habits of Winning Spiritually
Aug 25, 2019 • 31 min
What are the habits of winning spiritually? Will winning feel like winning?
When Someone Stays in the Faith
Aug 18, 2019 • 38 min
What are the patterns of those who stay in the faith?
When Someone Leaves the Faith
Aug 11, 2019 • 37 min
Why do some leave the faith? Can anything be done to protect a genuine faith?
Why Proper Church Conduct is Essential
Aug 4, 2019 • 35 min
Three reasons that proper conduct (as determined by God) is essential in the family of God
Barnabas: Son of Encouragement - Chris Chase
Jul 28, 2019 • 27 min
Taking lessons of encouragement from Barnabas, the son of encouragement
Can Anyone Be a Pastor?
Jul 21, 2019 • 37 min
The qualifications for those who desire to be and remain pastors
God’s Order, Society’s, or Mine
Jul 14, 2019 • 43 min
When followers of Jesus live according to God’s created order (as His image bearers), we are a testimony to the reality and goodness of God.
The Most Underrated Tool of Soul Winning
Jul 7, 2019 • 31 min
A talk about the priority of prayer for those who are not yet believers.
Loving God - Jim Shaw
Jun 30, 2019 • 40 min
An exploration on the idea of loving God, why it’s so hard, and how to cultivate a loving relationship.
Is Your Slot Covered - Jim Shaw
Jun 23, 2019 • 38 min
Message from June 23rd
How to Fight the Good Fight
Jun 16, 2019 • 38 min
Discovering the basis for how to fight the good fight.
Lukewarm or Holy Spirit Hot? - Chris Chase
Jun 9, 2019 • 33 min
Encouragement to be sold out for Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit
Meaningful Credits
Jun 2, 2019 • 25 min
How do movie credits relate to knowing God?
Like a Reality TV Show
May 26, 2019 • 26 min
Describing how the Christian life is like a reality tv show…
The Complicated Simplicity of the Gospel
May 19, 2019 • 38 min
Considering what the simple message of the Gospel is, what the outcome of the gospel is, and what complicates what should be simple.
Passing Down a Sincere Faith
May 12, 2019 • 39 min
Considering what a sincere faith looks like and passing it on in the hardest place, the family
High Standards to be Called a Servant
May 5, 2019 • 34 min
An overview of the standards expected of a man desiring to be a deacon
Running Life’s Race - Jim Shaw
Apr 28, 2019 • 36 min
16 practices of running the race of life well
More Difficult Than Raising The Dead
Apr 21, 2019 • 39 min
Is it more difficult to believe that Jesus rose from the dead or to believe that Jesus forgives sins?
Should People Celebrate Palm Sunday?
Apr 14, 2019 • 31 min
About Palm Sunday: what it is, where it came from, and why it was treated as an important time
On the Way to Jerusalem - Chris Chase
Apr 7, 2019 • 26 min
What can we learn from Jesus as He came to Jerusalem for the final time?
Gladly Giving Voluntarily
Mar 31, 2019 • 41 min
Exploring the idea of a freewill offering, should we give voluntarily?
Firstfruits: What We Ought to Give to God
Mar 24, 2019 • 36 min
Understanding what giving God the first and the best looks like
How We Think About Money Matters
Mar 17, 2019 • 34 min
A short exploration into the Bible’s perspective on money, particularly how to think about it.
Three Takeaways from Daniel
Mar 10, 2019 • 33 min
Three practical steps that can be learned from the book of Daniel
The Antichrist: What We Need to Know
Mar 3, 2019 • 30 min
What is important to know about the end time antichrist; should we fear?
An Omen of Things to Come
Feb 24, 2019 • 39 min
How Antiochus IV was a type of antichrist and how we can learn to live our lives during those times
Epic Knowledge of Events Before Occurring
Feb 17, 2019 • 42 min
Prophetic history from the Persians to the conflicts between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies.
This Means War! The Reality of Spiritual Battles and an Overview of our Available Weapons and Defenses
Feb 10, 2019 • 44 min
To better understand the enemy of God and our fight against him
Periods of Preparation
Feb 3, 2019 • 34 min
Three things that are happening during periods of preparation
Why We Pray
Jan 27, 2019 • 41 min
Two key reasons we pray to God.
Genuine Confession Leads to a Thriving Life
Jan 20, 2019 • 35 min
What we learn about confession from Daniel that leads to thriving in life
Understanding the Danger of Hard Hearts and the Power of God’s Mercy
Jan 13, 2019 • 40 min
There is a steep price to pay for hard-hearts, but there’s incredible renewal and restoration in God’s mercy
A Disturbing Vision
Jan 6, 2019 • 36 min
An unpacking of the vision received by Daniel in Daniel 8 reveals a difficult time for future Israel (now past)
How To: Have A Happy New Year
Dec 30, 2018 • 40 min
Meditating on God’s Word leads to true and lasting happiness
Silent Night
Dec 23, 2018 • 33 min
Three aspects of who Jesus is expressed by the song, Silent Night
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Dec 16, 2018 • 30 min
An exploration into the meaning and significance of Bethlehem in the Christmas story
Defined by Joy
Dec 10, 2018 • 37 min
Joy in the Christian life
People Need the Lord - Chris Chase
Dec 4, 2018 • 23 min
A simple message about what the Lord offers and why people need Him
A God Whose Dominion Will Never End
Nov 27, 2018 • 41 min
A teaser introduction to chapters 7-12 of the book of Daniel
Thriving as Lifelong Christ-followers
Nov 18, 2018 • 44 min
The example of Daniel is a helpful example for us to learn from in order to thrive in life as Christ-followers
Four Problems of Persisting with Pride
Nov 11, 2018 • 39 min
Taking a look at 4 of the problems that are unavoidable when we persist in our pride.
The Necessity of Humility
Nov 4, 2018 • 39 min
Three attitudes and a call to action based on a life-changing event of Nebuchadnezzar
Change: Friend or Foe?
Oct 28, 2018 • 32 min
How we can best respond to change.
Thriving in No-Win Situations
Oct 21, 2018 • 37 min
Learn that trusting God, really trusting God, will help Christians thrive in what feels like no-win situations.
One Powerful God
Oct 14, 2018 • 33 min
God revealed himself and his incredible power to a king in ancient Babylon
Thriving in Impossible Situations (part 2)
Oct 7, 2018 • 38 min
Three more elements of thriving when facing impossible situations
Thriving in Impossible Situations (part 1)
Sep 30, 2018 • 37 min
Three steps for thriving in impossible situations
Thriving in Babylon
Sep 23, 2018 • 38 min
Conditions that make for thriving people
Final Look - God’s Relationship With People
Sep 16, 2018 • 37 min
The finale of God’s covenants with people and what it means for us.
5th look - God’s Relationship with People
Sep 9, 2018 • 33 min
God’s covenant with David reveals His faithful love to people
Fourth Look - God’s Relationship with People
Sep 2, 2018 • 38 min
A look at the covenant between God and the Israelites, in which the law was given
Third Look - God’s Relationship with People
Aug 26, 2018 • 36 min
God’s covenant with Abraham introduces salvation through faith
Second Look - God’s Relationship with People
Aug 20, 2018 • 34 min
Humanity’s problem, God’s solution, and the purpose of His covenant with Noah
First Look - God’s Relationship with People
Aug 12, 2018 • 30 min
An exploration of the first established relationship between God and humans.
The End, Now What?
Aug 5, 2018 • 35 min
What should we take away from the book of Acts?
To Encourage and Be Encouraged
Jul 29, 2018 • 33 min
How do we deal with feeling blue, depressed, and anxious as Christians?
The Incredible Mercies of God
Jul 22, 2018 • 41 min
Noticing just a few of the ways that God’s incredible mercies are shown.
Saved to Serve
Jul 15, 2018 • 31 min
What does God save people for? A look at why God would save people.
12 Decisions to Live By
Jul 8, 2018 • 35 min
What are some of the key decisions a person needs to make in regard to their relationship to God
More Persuasive
Jul 1, 2018 • 36 min
Ways in which making the case for Jesus more persuasive
When the Future is Fuzzy
Jun 24, 2018 • 29 min
What should we do when the future is fuzzy?
Faith on Trial (2)
Jun 17, 2018 • 34 min
Ways to handle ourselves when facing trial or testing of our faith
Courage Under Fire
Jun 10, 2018 • 32 min
If we had a better view of who God is, then we would be more inclined to having courage under fire
Faith on Trial
Jun 3, 2018 • 29 min
Three guidelines for navigating a life of genuine faith
Sharing the Gospel by Sharing your Story
May 27, 2018 • 35 min
Your story has a greater impact on people than an Amazon review does for purchases.
Even When You’ve Done Everything Right…
May 20, 2018 • 36 min
What should we do when we’ve done everything right, but everything seems to be going wrong?
Ready to Really Live
May 13, 2018 • 33 min
Three attitudes that help us really live
What Does God Want From Me?
May 6, 2018 • 29 min
Answering the question, what does God want from me?
You Are A Target
Apr 22, 2018 • 31 min
When one becomes a Christian, one becomes a target of dangerous “wolves” who intend destruction and harm.
The Cost of Following Jesus - (2)
Apr 15, 2018 • 35 min
Further exploration of the costs associated with being a follower of Jesus
The Cost of Following Jesus - (1)
Apr 8, 2018 • 35 min
An introduction to some guiding principals one ought to understand if following Jesus.
5 Reasons to Believe
Apr 1, 2018 • 36 min
5 convincing reasons to believe that there is a God who has rightful authority to our lives and calls us compassionately to follow
Disturbing Realities
Mar 19, 2018 • 36 min
Three disturbing realities about following God
Truth Triumphs
Mar 11, 2018 • 35 min
Truth triumphs in many ways.
Why Knowing Jesus Accurately Matters
Mar 4, 2018 • 32 min
What is gained or missed by knowing or not knowing Jesus well?
Dealing with Deficiency
Feb 25, 2018 • 28 min
Recognizing and dealing with deficiency in our character or message.
Along the Way
Feb 18, 2018 • 35 min
There are some things that are nice to know along the way to avoid trouble that can be avoided.
It’s That Important
Feb 11, 2018 • 30 min
The Gospel is of such high importance that it brings about several things
Building Bridges for the Gospel
Feb 4, 2018 • 28 min
Three ways we can build bridges for conversations about the gospel
What Happens When We Talk About Jesus
Jan 28, 2018 • 34 min
It helps to know potential responses so that we don’t allow fear or bad experiences to keep us from taking about Jesus
The Power of Scripture
Jan 21, 2018 • 35 min
Three of the ways that Scripture has great power and is often under-valued
Biblical Reflections on Giving
Jan 14, 2018 • 43 min
Asking what should giving look like for a Christian today?
Have It Your Way
Jan 7, 2018 • 34 min
Our response to God ought to be one similar to Burger King’s slogan, “have it your way.”
Ingredients for Church Growth
Dec 31, 2017 • 50 min
These four ingredients are necessary components of growing churches
Jesus, Legit God
Dec 24, 2017 • 36 min
Jesus is God - declared so by several witnesses
Jesus, Legit Human
Dec 17, 2017 • 34 min
Luke 3:23-38
Jesus, Legit Messiah
Dec 10, 2017 • 40 min
How Jesus fulfills prophecy, rules, expectations, and has the legitimate right to the throne and messiahship
Trusting God’s Authority
Dec 3, 2017 • 29 min
Trusting in God’s authority motivates believers in three powerful ways
Issues of Authority
Nov 26, 2017 • 29 min
Believers have been given authority from Jesus over the power of evil
Spiritual Conversations
Nov 19, 2017 • 31 min
Spiritual conversations shouldn’t be hard to start because all people are spiritual.
Adventure Awaits
Nov 12, 2017 • 33 min
The Christian life is a great adventure; here are some tips to navigate the journey.
Christians Disagreeing!
Nov 5, 2017 • 36 min
There are some principles Christians can live by when disagreement comes that will greatly assist a positive outcome.
What Really Matters
Oct 29, 2017 • 45 min
Determining what really matters in God’s eyes relating to salvation and expectations
Disciples Dedicated to Developing Disciples
Oct 22, 2017 • 34 min
About being disciples who dedicated to developing disciples
How To: Survive Being Misunderstood
Oct 15, 2017 • 30 min
How do missional lifers maintain a healthy perspective and attitude when their message is misunderstood?
The Missional Life: The Priority of the Gospel
Oct 8, 2017 • 34 min
Christians must realize the priority that must be placed on the communication of the Gospel
The Missional Life: More About Planning
Oct 1, 2017 • 17 min
Take confidence in the fact that God doesn’t fail; make adjustments when plans fail.
The Missional Life: Must Plan
Sep 24, 2017 • 35 min
Understanding that planning is necessary if we want to be effective at sharing the gospel
The Missional Life: The Holy Spirit Guides Our Mission
Sep 17, 2017 • 34 min
Acts 13:4-12
The Missional Life: Demystifying God’s Calling
Sep 10, 2017 • 42 min
Acts 13:1-3
The Missional Life: In God’s Hands (part 3)
Sep 3, 2017 • 34 min
Acts 12:20-25
The Missional Life: In God’s Hands (part 2)
Aug 27, 2017 • 33 min
Acts 12:6-19
The Missional Life: In God’s Hands (part 1)
Aug 20, 2017 • 42 min
Acts 11:27-30
The Missional Life: Being Christian
Aug 13, 2017 • 38 min
Acts 11:19-26
The Missional Life: Dealing with Critics
Aug 6, 2017 • 31 min
Acts 11:1-18
The Missional Life: Readiness
Jul 30, 2017 • 38 min
Acts 10:34-48
The Fear of God
Jul 24, 2017 • 40 min
Walking With God
Jul 16, 2017 • 42 min
Great Romances of History
Salvation is a Work of God
Jul 9, 2017 • 43 min
Acts 10:1-33
The Missional Life: God’s Story … Our Lives
Jul 2, 2017 • 30 min
Acts 9:32-43
The Missional Life: Be an Encourager
Jun 25, 2017 • 32 min
Acts 9:26-31
The Missional Life: The Who, What, Where, When, & Why
Jun 18, 2017 • 36 min
Acts 9:19-25
The Missional Life: The People God Uses
Jun 11, 2017 • 34 min
Acts 9:10-19 - Ananias
The Missional Life: Conversion
Jun 4, 2017 • 32 min
Acts 9:1-9 (Acts 7:58-8:3) The conversion of Saul; know your story
The Missional Life: Gospel Use/Misuse
May 28, 2017 • 33 min
Acts 8:9-25
The Missional Life: About Following Jesus
May 21, 2017 • 35 min
Acts 8:4-8 & 26-40
3 Reasons Moms Are So Mean
May 14, 2017 • 36 min
Proverbs 6:20-24 - Mother’s Day Message
Identity Theft
May 7, 2017 • 30 min
1 Corinthians 6:9-12
The Missional Life: Soften Your Heart
Apr 30, 2017 • 36 min
Acts 7:37-53
The Missional Life: Appointed by God
Apr 23, 2017 • 41 min
Acts 7:17-36
The Missional Life: But God
Apr 16, 2017 • 27 min
Acts 7:9-16 Exploration of the life of Joseph and how his life shows God’s intervention into humanity. We also look at how that intervention includes the resurrection of Jesus.
Joseph of Arimathea - monologue
Apr 14, 2017 • 7 min
A perspective of the trial, death, and burial of Jesus from the life of Joseph of Arimathea. Thoughts were based on all four Gospels’ indications about this interesting disciple.
The Missional Life: Is a Journey of Faith
Apr 9, 2017 • 41 min
Acts 7:1-8
The Missional Life: Know What You Believe
Apr 2, 2017 • 37 min
Acts 6:8-15 & 7:54-60
The Missional Life: Different Roles for Different Souls
Mar 26, 2017 • 39 min
Acts 6:1-7
The Missional Life: Reactions
Mar 19, 2017 • 49 min
Acts 5:21-42
The Missional Life: Lather, Rinse, Repeat
Mar 12, 2017 • 34 min
The Missional Life: Subtle Sins Sink Saints
Mar 5, 2017 • 36 min
The Missional Life: Dealing With Possessions
Feb 26, 2017 • 20 min
The Missional Life: Boldness Pt. 2
Feb 19, 2017 • 44 min
The Missional Life: Continued
Feb 12, 2017 • 33 min
The Missional Life: Boldness
Feb 5, 2017 • 39 min
The Missional Life: Attitudes & the Message
Jan 29, 2017 • 48 min
Acts 3
The Missional Life: New Things (Part 2)
Jan 22, 2017 • 45 min
Acts 2:14-47
The Missional Life: New Things
Jan 15, 2017 • 39 min
Acts 2:1-13
The Missional Life: The Infrastructure
Jan 8, 2017 • 44 min
Acts 1:12-14
The Missional Life: Where to Start
Jan 1, 2017 • 31 min
New Sermon Series in Acts! Acts 1:1-12
The Christmas Story
Dec 25, 2016 • 27 min
O Holy Night
Dec 24, 2016 • 4 min
Christmas Eve Special Music - song posted with permission
The Glory of God … in Focus
Dec 18, 2016 • 28 min
Luke 2:8-20; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
The Christmas Gift of Peace
Dec 12, 2016 • 38 min
Isaiah 9:6
Suffering In Community
Nov 27, 2016 • 39 min
1 Peter 4:7-11
Following Jesus: With Sibling Affection
Nov 20, 2016 • 30 min
Following Jesus: With One Weapon
Nov 14, 2016 • 40 min
Following Jesus: Shielded by Faith
Nov 6, 2016 • 27 min
Ephesians 6:16
Following Jesus: Armed With Peace
Oct 30, 2016 • 29 min
Following Jesus: into Battle with Righteousness
Oct 23, 2016 • 21 min
Ephesians 6:14
Following Jesus: With Truth as Armor
Oct 16, 2016 • 30 min
Following Jesus: In War
Oct 9, 2016 • 36 min
Following Jesus: Under Authority
Oct 2, 2016 • 31 min
After the Cascade Mall Shooting - 9/23
Sep 25, 2016 • 19 min
This message was delivered two days after the tragic event at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.
Following Jesus: In Your Home - Part 3
Sep 18, 2016 • 41 min
Following Jesus: In Your Home - Part 2
Sep 11, 2016 • 35 min
Husbands Ephesians 5:22-33
Following Jesus: In Your Home - Part 1
Sep 4, 2016 • 31 min
- Wives
Following Jesus: Drunk or filled up?
Aug 28, 2016 • 38 min
Following Jesus: Living Wisely
Aug 21, 2016 • 35 min
Following Jesus: Living in Light
Aug 14, 2016 • 33 min
Ephesians 5:7-14
Follow Jesus: By Imitation
Jul 31, 2016 • 34 min
We have a problem
Jul 24, 2016 • 30 min
Hebrews 5
Spiritual Discipline
Jul 17, 2016 • 40 min
It’s time to leave
Jul 10, 2016 • 40 min
Jesus is calling, are you ready to follow?
Forgive
Jul 3, 2016 • 45 min
Capacity to Cause Grief
Jun 26, 2016 • 37 min
Ephesians 4:30 Transformation of Each Member … part 6
Measure twice, speak once
Jun 19, 2016 • 33 min
Ephesians 4:29 Transformation of each member … Part 5
The Best Anti-Theft Plan
Jun 12, 2016 • 33 min
Ephesians 4:28 Transformation of each member … part 4
The Danger Of Anger
Jun 5, 2016 • 34 min
Ephesians 4:26-27 Transformation of each member … part 3
No More Lying
May 29, 2016 • 37 min
Ephesians 4:25 Transformation of each member … part 2
Transformation: the proper working of each part
May 22, 2016 • 34 min
Ephesians 4:16-24 Transformation of each member … part 1
The Teamwork of the Church (Part 3): Grow Up - Speak the Truth in Love
May 15, 2016 • 44 min
Ephesians 4:14-16
The Teamwork of the Church (Part 2)
May 8, 2016 • 33 min
The Teamwork of the Church (Part 1)
May 1, 2016 • 34 min
Mission of the Church
Apr 24, 2016 • 33 min
The Purpose of the Church
Apr 17, 2016 • 34 min
The Wages of Sin is…
Apr 10, 2016 • 33 min
Guarding Life
Apr 3, 2016 • 37 min
Dead or Alive
Mar 27, 2016 • 36 min
Ephesians 1:20-2:10 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 12-20
Where Prayer Takes Us
Mar 20, 2016 • 29 min
Under Grace
Mar 13, 2016 • 37 min
James 4:1-6 1 Samuel 1:1-15
Praying in the Spirit
Mar 6, 2016 • 34 min
Meditate in Prayer
Feb 28, 2016 • 35 min
Prayers of Confession
Feb 21, 2016 • 42 min
…a series on prayer
Prayer ends with Praise
Feb 14, 2016 • 39 min
Keep on Praying
Feb 7, 2016 • 28 min
Luke 11:5-13
Praying in Jesus’ Name
Jan 31, 2016 • 29 min
John 14:12-15
We pray for others to be saved
Jan 24, 2016 • 32 min
Because we need God to act
Jan 17, 2016 • 31 min
Daniel 2 - from a Series on Prayer
Praying isn’t (mainly) about you
Jan 10, 2016 • 43 min
Praying for What Really Matters
Jan 3, 2016 • 42 min
Gaining Perspective
Dec 27, 2015 • 37 min
Jesus
Dec 20, 2015 • 28 min
Ingredients of Joy
Dec 13, 2015 • 38 min
Luke 2:8-20 Acts 16:34 Romans 15:13 1 Peter 1:3-9 Psalm 16:11 Hebrews 12:11 Hebrews 12:1-2 Luke 2:25-38
Hoping is Persisting in Prayer
Dec 6, 2015 • 34 min
To a God who Hears and Answers
Nov 29, 2015 • 34 min
…a series on prayer
The Providence of God - In a regular guy…or gal
Nov 22, 2015 • 29 min
The Providence of God - Brings Rest
Nov 16, 2015 • 31 min
The Providence of God - Though there are Battles
Nov 8, 2015 • 31 min
Esther 9:1-19
The Providence of God - Turning Mourning to Dancing
Nov 1, 2015 • 29 min
The Providence of God - Reap What You Sow
Oct 25, 2015 • 35 min
Esther 7
The Providence of God - In Pride, In Humility
Oct 18, 2015 • 32 min
Esther 6
The Providence of God: when God fills us…
Oct 11, 2015 • 33 min
Esther 5
God Hears His Children
Oct 4, 2015 • 29 min
Priority One: Love - 1 Corinthians 13
Sep 27, 2015 • 30 min
The Providence of God: made to be filled by God
Sep 20, 2015 • 29 min
The Providence of God- in a death sentence
Sep 13, 2015 • 31 min
Esther 4:1-14
The Providence of God: Esther 3
Sep 6, 2015 • 40 min
The Providence of God - and what we should do…
Aug 30, 2015 • 37 min
Esther 2:19-23
The Providence of God - and Human Responsibility
Aug 23, 2015 • 37 min
Esther 2:15-20
The People Had a Mind to Work: Building in the Face of Opposition
Aug 16, 2015 • 40 min
Nehemiah 4
Providence of God: preparing by submission
Aug 9, 2015 • 28 min
Esther 2:8-14
Providence of God: in your life situation and make-up
Aug 2, 2015 • 62 min
Esther 2:1-8
Providence of God: even when you don’t see it
Jul 26, 2015 • 34 min
Esther 1
Baptism: it’s something special
Jul 19, 2015 • 37 min
Glory - Philippians 4:20-23
Jul 5, 2015 • 33 min
Gains of Generous Giving for the Gospel - Philippians 4:15-19
Jun 28, 2015 • 42 min
The Secret of Contentment: Philippians 4:10-14
Jun 21, 2015 • 38 min
Contentment: finding how the gifts He has given me are sufficient to meet all of my current needs and trusting that He will continue to meet each new need.
Think, then do - Philippians 4: 8-9
Jun 14, 2015 • 34 min
Don’t worry, ____ - Philippians 4:6-7
Jun 7, 2015 • 41 min
Being the “Bigger Person” - Philippians 4:5
May 31, 2015 • 42 min
Rejoice, no seriously, rejoice! - Philippians 4:4-5
May 24, 2015 • 39 min
Worth Fighting For - Philippians 4:1-3
May 17, 2015 • 32 min
Imitate: Philippians 3:17-21
May 10, 2015 • 30 min
Pursue
May 3, 2015 • 33 min
Philippians 3:12-16
The Interview
Apr 26, 2015 • 50 min
The Everywhere-Present Nature of God
Apr 19, 2015 • 30 min
Holiness - 1 Peter 1:13-15
Apr 12, 2015 • 26 min
Confidence in Christ - Philippians 3:7-11
Apr 5, 2015 • 37 min
Put No Confidence In the Flesh - Philippians 3:1-6
Mar 29, 2015 • 43 min
Developing Story - Philippians 2:19-30
Mar 22, 2015 • 34 min
What is the Condition of your Heart? - Philippians 2:14-18
Mar 15, 2015 • 38 min
Individual Responsibility: In Light of Knowing the Mind of Christ - Philippians 2:12-13
Mar 8, 2015 • 38 min
What would Jesus think - Philippians 2:5-11
Mar 1, 2015 • 28 min
Being Like Jesus: An Expectation of God - Philippians 2:1-4
Feb 22, 2015 • 37 min
Together for the Gospel - Philippians 1:27-30
Feb 15, 2015 • 35 min
Worthwhile - Philippians 1: 18-26
Feb 8, 2015 • 32 min
Attitude Characteristics of a Slave of God - Philippians 1:12-18
Feb 1, 2015 • 28 min
As We Go - Philippians 1:9-11
Jan 25, 2015 • 32 min
The Mindset of Believers: Philippians 1:3-8
Jan 18, 2015 • 28 min
Slaves, Shovels, & Saints
Jan 11, 2015 • 30 min
How Christians ought to perceive themselves Philippians 1:1-2
Community - Acts 2:41-47
Jan 4, 2015 • 36 min
After the Gift - Romans 3:9-24
Dec 28, 2014 • 35 min
Here to Worship - Matthew 2:1-18
Dec 22, 2014 • 35 min
Preparing the Way - Mark 1:1-8
Dec 15, 2014 • 31 min
A Gift - Luke 2:1-16
Dec 7, 2014 • 30 min
Anticipation - Luke 2:21-38
Nov 30, 2014 • 33 min
What Now? Continue
Nov 24, 2014 • 32 min
- Acts 5:12-42
What Now? Community
Nov 16, 2014 • 31 min
- Acts 2:37-47
What Now? Building Bridges to Proclaim Jesus
Nov 9, 2014 • 30 min
Acts 2:14-36
Be a Missionary Where You Are - Acts 3:1-12
Nov 2, 2014 • 31 min
What Now? Be Filled with the Spirit
Oct 26, 2014 • 29 min
Acts 2:1-15
What Now? The Great Commission
Oct 19, 2014 • 36 min
Matthew 28:18 - 20 Music: “Written in the Text” by Cam Fry
Wisdom - Proverbs 1-2
Oct 12, 2014 • 32 min
Do Not Deceive Yourself - 1 John 1:5-10
Oct 5, 2014 • 33 min
What Now? - an epilogue series (2) - John 21:15-25
Sep 28, 2014 • 25 min
Warning: If you spend time with Jesus, He’s gonna get personal. He is going to prepare and shape you into a person ready to fulfill His mission. Check out this exciting conclusion to the book of John!
What Now? - John 21:1-14
Sep 21, 2014 • 28 min
The Conclusion - John 20:30-31
Sep 14, 2014 • 30 min
John gives the reason for writing. How do you deal with signs of the Jesus being the Messiah?
Skeptical - John 20:24-29
Sep 7, 2014 • 24 min
Do you find yourself being skeptical of the claims of Jesus and the Bible? How can one deal with questions and having doubt? Check out how Jesus treated Thomas after the resurrection.
Seeing Jesus with 20-20 Vision - John 20:19-23
Aug 31, 2014 • 26 min
Have you seen Jesus clearly? Has seeing Jesus changed your life? There is a little piece of the message missing around 20 min, but most of the message is still included.
A Mystery - John 20:1-18
Aug 24, 2014 • 31 min
What happened to the body of Jesus? How do you respond to the message of Jesus being brought back to life from death?
Faith Becomes Confession - John 19:38-42
Aug 17, 2014 • 19 min
Faith is a journey; where are you in your journey? Take a look at a step that two followers of Jesus made in their faith journey (in today’s message).
Jesus, for everyone who would choose anyone but Him - John 19:16-37
Aug 10, 2014 • 33 min
The crucifixion … from John’s perspective: he points out how completely intentional and purposeful this act of love was for mankind.
Anyone but Jesus - John 18:38-19:16
Aug 3, 2014 • 33 min
What compels us to choose anyone or anything but Jesus? The people choose a revolutionary and a murderer, Pilate chooses self-preservation, and the chief priests choose Caesar instead of Jesus as their King. Jesus is the King worth following who is the…
What is Truth? - John 18:28-38
Jul 27, 2014 • 29 min
Check out this narrative of Pilate questioning Jesus to discover what truth is.
Denial - John 18:15-27
Jul 20, 2014 • 27 min
Have you ever considered how believers today deny Christ, even unknowingly?
a knowing Messiah - John 18:1-14
Jul 13, 2014 • 32 min
Do you realize that Jesus knew exactly what was happening, and He willingly went with His captors!
Seeing Jesus Clearly
Jul 6, 2014 • 28 min
Colossians 1:15-23 Ever wonder how people change?
From the Heart (3) - John 17:20-26
Jun 29, 2014 • 30 min
Jesus prays for you today (if you are a believer). He prays for one-ness! He expresses that He desires to be with His followers! From the heart…
From the Heart (2) - John 17:6-19
Jun 22, 2014 • 32 min
The heart of Jesus never ceases to amaze.
From the heart - John 17:1-5
Jun 15, 2014 • 28 min
The recording on this was from a pc mic instead of from the sound board. This message found in this prayer from Jesus’ heart is transformational; listen in!
The Lord is preparing you
Jun 8, 2014 • 27 min
Do you know what this week holds? Do you know what tomorrow looks like? No matter what comes our way, God is working in us to prepare us for what is to come.
A Reason for Pain
Jun 1, 2014 • 25 min
John 16:16-33 The ultimate reason to endure pain and suffering as a Christian has to do with the reality that Jesus conquered the world…. There is a song I played at the end of the message that I could not load (due to permissions), but if you…
The Holy Spirit: glorifier
May 25, 2014 • 26 min
John 16:14-15 All that the Holy Spirit does will glorify Jesus, and in turn, the Father. What does that mean for us?
The Holy Spirit: a guide
May 18, 2014 • 34 min
John 16:12-13 Ever ask, “what am I going to do with my life? or what is God’s plan for my life?” Listen today to discover God’s plan for you.
Convicted
May 11, 2014 • 5 min
John 16:5-11These are the final moments of the message and the challenge to respond to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. For some reason, the rest of the sermon did not save properly.
Hatred, Persecution: just a few benefits of friendship
Apr 27, 2014 • 30 min
John 15:18-16:4
An Offer of Friendship
Apr 20, 2014 • 27 min
John 15:9-17We’ve been offered a friendship by God that is unequaled. Check out this profound offer today!
Da’ Vine
Apr 13, 2014 • 32 min
John 15:1-8The secret to a fruitful life of following Christ is …
Personal Peace
Apr 6, 2014 • 26 min
John 14:27-31Many of us have found the search for inner peace to be quite elusive. Jesus reveals the answer for personal peace.
Home is where…
Mar 30, 2014 • 27 min
John 14:19-26What does “home” look like for you? Check out what Jesus says about “home” for those who love Him.
John 14:12-18
Mar 23, 2014 • 24 min
John 14:12-18Today’s message was brought by Jake Torres, a former student and a current student leader at Faith, as we continue this series in the book of John. This was his first time giving a message like this; he did a remarkable job.
Don’t know the destination? … follow the Way
Mar 16, 2014 • 21 min
John 13:36 - 14:11
A Love that’s “Out of this World”
Mar 9, 2014 • 25 min
John 13:18-35A personal note, the day before this message a dear friend, of practically everyone in our church, died suddenly of a heart attack. It was a very difficult day. Bill was going to be leading the music and singing so there were a couple of…
Dressed for Service
Mar 2, 2014 • 26 min
John 13:1-17Have you ever been “messed up” by God? I sure was in the preparation of this message. This is such a simple message, but the profound impact it would have if we would “get it” and “do it.”
Who do you love … really?
Feb 23, 2014 • 30 min
John 12:37-50
Life, death, obedience, and other things
Feb 16, 2014 • 30 min
John 12:20-36
Talk about Him
Feb 9, 2014 • 31 min
John 12:12-19Where does the gospel-focused life start?
Costly
Feb 2, 2014 • 28 min
John 12:1-11After the foundation of surrender is in place, what do the walls look like in the “house” of a Christ-centered life? Listen in today to discover a few of the ways we can live out our Christian - Christ-centered - lives.
Surrender - the foundation of the Christ-centered life
Jan 26, 2014 • 20 min
John 11:45-57Do you want to know the foundation to living a life that is Christ-centered? It is recognizing that Jesus is the authority and surrendering ourselves to Him. (due to some unusual technical troubles, the first 5 minutes were not recorded)
Lazarus II
Jan 19, 2014 • 38 min
John 11:28-44 Concluding the story of Jesus and Lazarus. What is Jesus communicating on the 7th and final sign of the book of John? Listen today.
Hold on to Jesus
Jan 12, 2014 • 28 min
John 11:1-27Take a look at the first two of four responses to Jesus when Lazarus, His friend, fell sick and died. Learn from the lessons these groups and individuals demonstrate for us.
A Vision for 2014
Jan 5, 2014 • 38 min
John 10:31-42Take a look at the conclusion to John 10 and discover the vision for Faith for 2014 that can be said of any year, but God has laid on Pastor Justin’s heart for especially this year.
Isaiah 53
Jan 5, 2014 • 2 min
This is simply a reading of this chapter. We read this before partaking of the Lord’s Supper.
Peace on Earth
Dec 22, 2013 • 32 min
John 10:22-30What does it mean that Jesus brings peace on earth? Listen today to discover two essential ways Jesus brings a time of peace on earth.
The Life of the Party
Dec 15, 2013 • 37 min
John 10:7-21It’s about life. Jesus communicates over and over again that He wants people to have life which summed up means existing in an intimate relationship with God. Check it out!
a shepherd of the sheep.mp3
Dec 2, 2013 • 31 min
6 Good Reasons not to believe
Nov 24, 2013 • 36 min
John 9:8-41Ever really considered why some people won’t believe in Jesus or His offer of grace? Check out these responses to the man who was given sight after a lifetime of blindness.
Interrupted!
Nov 17, 2013 • 30 min
John 9:1-7Do you see interruptions to your day and your life as opportunities for God to pour out His grace and demonstrate His mercy? Watch how Jesus handles an interruption to His day with a man who was blind from birth.
true believers
Nov 10, 2013 • 30 min
John 8:30-59Listen as the conversation between Jesus and the Jews crescendos into an incredibly powerful statement that makes the Jews try to kill Jesus. Notice also the marks of authentic disciples.
The Role of the Holy Spirit - Gary Carlson
Nov 3, 2013 • 22 min
Gary shares with us thoughts about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Just imagine the ways the Holy Spirit is and has been at work in your life. How many times a day do you think He works for and in each one of us?
The art of staying-on-track vs. the art of misdirection
Oct 27, 2013 • 34 min
John 8:12-30Watch Jesus exemplify three ways to stay on track sharing the most important message that humanity has ever heard!
Too quick to condemn
Oct 20, 2013 • 31 min
John 7:53 - 8:11Every story has a hero (protagonist) and a villain (antagonist). In the story of the woman caught in adultery, Jesus is our hero and the scribes and Pharisees are the villains. Are we too quick to condemn those in sin? Let us strive to…
4 Pitfalls of Arrogant Knowledge
Oct 13, 2013 • 33 min
John 7:40-52If knowledge leads to arrogance, take caution. If knowledge leads to humility, take comfort.
Thirsty
Oct 6, 2013 • 33 min
John 7:37-39The promise of the Holy Spirit to those who believe is a promise of streams of living water.
Arrested by Jesus
Sep 29, 2013 • 24 min
John 7:25-36Have you been arrested by Jesus? Does He have control of every aspect of your life? (please note, due to some difficulties, we were unable to record the entire sermon - the first 7 minutes were not recorded. Also, the sound is not completely…
How to: know Jesus is from God
Sep 22, 2013 • 36 min
John 7:14-24Check out these 4 ways to determine whether Jesus is truly sent from God!
Jesus Divides
Sep 15, 2013 • 30 min
John 7:1-13There is no fence to sit on, metaphorically, with Jesus. It’s one side or the other. Everyone has to deal with Jesus.
Not for the faint of heart
Sep 8, 2013 • 35 min
John 6:60-71Chapter six is concluded in this challenging text.
Life, from God’s perspective
Sep 1, 2013 • 34 min
John 6:41-59Do you think God is more concerned about your happiness or survival (eternally); your comfort or your character?
Hungry? Eat some bread
Aug 25, 2013 • 33 min
John 6:22-40Have you ever had bread that provides satisfaction, security, and salvation?
He da’ BOSS
Aug 18, 2013 • 23 min
John 6:16-20Discover how Jesus is not only the great Creator, but He is the Boss of creation. Will we willingly accept Him as Lord or Boss of our lives or wait until we don’t have a choice?
The All-Sufficient Savior
Aug 11, 2013 • 33 min
John 6:1-15Discover how Jesus expresses His all-sufficient nature in the event of feeding 5,000 men.
Who Jesus says Jesus is
Aug 4, 2013 • 33 min
John 5:19-47In this passage, Jesus defends His claim to be equal with God. If true, what kind of response does that demand of us?
still Working, still Speaking
Jul 28, 2013 • 31 min
John 5:1-18Jesus speaks, a man responds. Jesus speaks, a man is moved to respond. God still speaks and works today. Because He does, according to the text, we have three steps of response.
A Matter of Faith
Jul 21, 2013 • 38 min
John 4:43-54Three stages of faith that many will find themselves in, where is your faith?
Look! - a teaching moment
Jul 14, 2013 • 27 min
John 4:26 - 42Take a look at a teaching moment interjected into the account of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Here, Jesus teaches His close followers to open their eyes and look at the harvest.
The Power of the Gospel
Jul 7, 2013 • 33 min
Romans 1:14-16
For a soul’s sake
Jun 30, 2013 • 34 min
John 4:1-26
Knowing your God-given purpose
Jun 16, 2013 • 29 min
John 3:22-36
Unbelievable
Jun 9, 2013 • 32 min
John 3:9-21
Born Again … Say what??
Jun 2, 2013 • 43 min
John 3:1-8
No Pretenders Allowed
May 26, 2013 • 38 min
John 2:12-25
May-19-13.mp3
May 19, 2013 • 32 min
Come and See
May 12, 2013 • 33 min
John 1:35-51
God in a tent
Apr 28, 2013 • 29 min
John 1:14-18
Restore us!
Feb 24, 2013 • 38 min
Psalm 80