Anchor Point Church - Duluth, MN

Anchor Point Church - Duluth, MN

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Anchor Point Community Church is a church in Duluth, MN that seeks to Love God, Love People and Make Disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more about who we are or connect with us at anchorpointchurch.org.


Spiritual Depression
Jul 7 • 33 min
Psalm 42
The Day the Lion Was Provoked
Jun 30 • 36 min
Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 76; Revelation 5
A Glorious King, A Humble Bride
Jun 23 • 36 min
Psalm 45
When My Enemy Comes
Jun 16 • 37 min
Psalm 17
Psalm 25
Jun 9 • 37 min
I Will
Jun 2 • 32 min
Psalm 9
Psalm 16
May 26 • 41 min
There’s Hope
May 5 • 38 min
Ruth 2
Come Home
Apr 28 • 31 min
Ruth 1
The Tale of Two Stories
Apr 21 • 28 min
Matthew 28:1-20
The Last Words of Jesus
Apr 14 • 31 min
Psalm 22:1-31
Jesus Went Farther
Apr 7 • 38 min
Matt 26:36-46
The Last Meal: The Well of Faith
Mar 31 • 36 min
Matt. 26:14-35
Praise the Lord
Mar 24 • 33 min
Psalm 148-150
Profile of a God-Seeker
Mar 17 • 36 min
Psalm 27
Made to Give Glory
Mar 10 • 31 min
Psalm 115
The Blessed One
Mar 3 • 34 min
Psalm 1
Suffering, Salvation & All the Rest
Feb 24 • 32 min
Philippians 3
One Mind
Feb 17 • 35 min
Philippians 1:27 - 2:11
How To: Joy
Feb 10 • 36 min
Philippians 1:1-11
Joy in Suffering
Feb 3 • 30 min
Philippians 1:12-26
Be United: Message 4
Jan 27 • 34 min
Hebrews 10:32-36
Be United: Message 3
Jan 20 • 37 min
1 Corinthians 1:9
Be United: Message 2
Jan 13 • 34 min
1 Corinthians 1-3
Be United: Message 1
Jan 6 • 34 min
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Grow
Dec 30, 2018 • 31 min
1 Peter 2:1-3
This is How God Loved the World
Dec 23, 2018 • 35 min
John 3:16-21
When a Church and Its People Live Sent - Part II
Dec 16, 2018 • 38 min
Acts 20:17-26; 21-28
When a Church and Its People Live Sent
Dec 9, 2018 • 37 min
Acts 13:1-3; 15:35-36; 18:22-23
The Divide Between Us
Dec 2, 2018 • 34 min
Acts 15:36-41
Antioch & Anchor Point (Part II)
Nov 25, 2018 • 32 min
Acts 13-14
Antioch & Anchor Point
Nov 18, 2018 • 36 min
Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria (Acts 1-12)Antioch (Acts 11:19-26; 13:1-3)Anchor Point (“ends of the earth”)
All They Could Do Was Pray
Nov 11, 2018 • 31 min
Acts 12:1-19
Standing in the Way of God
Nov 4, 2018 • 36 min
Acts 10-11:18
“The Scales Fell From His Eyes”
Oct 28, 2018 • 35 min
Acts 9:10-31
“Would It Surprise Us If…?”
Oct 21, 2018 • 37 min
Acts 8:1-3; 1 Peter 4:12-14; Acts 9:1-9
Look, Listen, Run, Speak
Oct 14, 2018 • 34 min
The church is on the run! Philip the Evangelist is led by God to leave Samaria to the desert, where he meets an Ethiopian Eunuch. In this passage we learn 2 things; that God is gathering the outcasts, and how we are to “Live Sent” to tell this good …
Live Sent: Together (Part 3)
Oct 7, 2018 • 38 min
In Acts chapters 5 and 6, we see the believers of the early church living in community together and selling and sharing their resources as there was need. It’s a tight knit community, but is not without those who would seek to serve themselves as wi…
Live Sent: Together (Part 2)
Sep 30, 2018 • 40 min
As the early church in Jerusalem started to grow, the Jewish leaders started to see their presence as a threat. They tried to silence the growing group of Jesus followers, but those who were filled with the Holy Spirit couldn’t keep quiet. What does th…
Live Sent: Together (Part 1)
Sep 23, 2018 • 33 min
As we dive into the context of Acts Chapters 2 through 4, we see the church devoted to God and community. We too, are called to be devoted, and there are things that propel us towards a deeper devotion. There are also things that stall us in our devoti…
Receiving Power
Sep 16, 2018 • 37 min
We take a deeper look into the book of Acts chapter 2, and we see what happens when the disciples receive the power of the Holy Spirit. The power that they are given is also given to every follower of Christ, so how does this power drive us to live sent?
You will be my witness…everywhere.
Sep 9, 2018 • 36 min
The book of Acts is what life looks like when the church believes in and lives out the gospel. Jesus walks with the disciples and promises that the Holy Spirit will come on us as man, and we will do great things through the strength and guidance he giv…
Leadership and God
Sep 2, 2018 • 35 min
We are all leaders in the kingdom, and where we lead will be different from person to person. With leadership though, comes struggles. Eric brings us through Exodus 13:17 - 14:15 to examine Moses’ leadership and the trials he came against, and to learn…
The Prayer of Jesus
Aug 26, 2018 • 36 min
In John 17, Jesus prays the longest prayer in the New Testament. Jesus is interceding on behalf of all of us followers of Christ. What does that mean for us?
This is Eternal Life
Aug 19, 2018 • 40 min
The concept of eternal life can bring up many different ideas. For some of us, the picture of an ethereal form of energy comes into our minds when we hear “Eternal Life”. The scriptures tell us many different things about eternal life, so what does it …
The Amazing Race
Aug 5, 2018 • 39 min
Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and we hope for many things. During autumn, we can put our hope in the outcome of a football game or a perfectly ripe apple. Faith is set on our hopes, so what is the focus of our hopes?
A New Commandment
Aug 5, 2018 • 32 min
On the night Jesus would be betrayed, he gives us a new commandment: “to love on another as he has loved us.” Today, we take look at what it means to love like Jesus.
Into the Vine
Jul 24, 2018 • 47 min
Jesus imparts his most powerful illustration on the meaning and purpose of our lives. We are the branches, he is the vine, and God is the gardener. Today we learned what this means for our lives as disciples of Jesus
Holy Spirit
Jul 17, 2018 • 37 min
In John 14, we see that the disciples of Jesus are troubled. “He is leaving!” “Don’t be afraid because Jesus will send a helper.” But who is the Holy Spirit? How will be help us? How do we receive Him?
I’m the Way
Jul 8, 2018 • 41 min
In John 14, Jesus tells us he is the way, the truth, and the life - which is one of the most quoted scriptures in the bible. Is it a roadmap, or more of an invitation?
Father, Glorify your Name
Jul 3, 2018 • 41 min
As we continue through John’s account of Jesus, this week we take an in-depth look at the relationship between the Father and the Son and the implications of that relationship in our lives.
Salve for the Soul
Jun 24, 2018 • 35 min
In John 11, Jesus is told that his friend Lazarus is sick and passing away. Jesus delays and says he’ll come out of it, but then dies. This leaves us with many questions like is God really in control? Dive into John with us this week!
Tell Us Plainly
Jun 17, 2018 • 38 min
In John 10:22-42, Jesus finds himself totally surrounded by his opponents. They demand, “If you really are the Christ, tell us plainly” (v24). Jesus’ straight-forward response sets into motion a chain of plans for his eventual crucifixion. At the same …
The Voice of Truth
Jun 10, 2018 • 30 min
In this weeks message, we build off of Jesus’ interaction with the blind man in John 9. We take a deeper look at Jesus as the Good Shepherd, our personal blindness, and the implications of Jesus shepherding our daily lives through John 10.
That the Blind May See
Jun 3, 2018 • 38 min
In John 9 the power of God is seen in a man blind from birth. Jesus heals him, restoring his physical sight. But for Jesus restoring physical sight is not the ultimate point. That point comes later at the end of the chapter - “that those who do not see…
Hang Ups to Faith and Following Jesus
May 27, 2018 • 40 min
We all have questions as we walk with Jesus, and we think we need answers. Is our desire for fulfilled answers keeping us stagnant in our walks with Jesus?
If Anyone Thirsts
May 22, 2018 • 36 min
Everyone thirsts for something. Jesus is the water that eternally quenches our thirst. What well are you drinking from?
Nothing, but Everything
May 6, 2018 • 37 min
What kind of impact could a church have on the world if it truly believed that Jesus Christ was their ultimate joy?
Satisfied
May 2, 2018 • 39 min
This week we take a deeper look at Jesus being the bread of life - our one and only source.
Christ’s Case for Christ
Apr 15, 2018 • 32 min
In John 5:31-47, Jesus claims that he is the Son of God, making him equal with God. As you can guess, the Pharisees took up a few issues with this. Jesus gives us four different witnesses to his divinity. At the end of the day, do they believe? Do you?
Am I Truly Amazed by Jesus?
Apr 8, 2018 • 34 min
Jesus performed incredible miracles. Often, we are amazed by what he did, but how often do we find that we are amazed by WHO he is? What about Jesus should amaze us?
The Resurrection Changes Everything: Thirst & Hunger
Mar 27, 2018 • 37 min
What if we were never hungry or thirsty again? When Jesus met the woman at the well, he tells her that he has living water that will quench her thirst forever. Now, we know he isn’t talking about actual water, but himself. Followers of Jesus have acces…
The Resurrection Changes Everything: Fear
Mar 18, 2018 • 39 min
We all have our fears. Whether they are related to death, financial stress, jobs, or raising children; no one in the world can say that they live their life without fearing something. What are biblical truths about fear, and how does the resurrection o…
Christ Must Increase
Mar 11, 2018 • 34 min
It’s very easy in todays culture to become so self-focused that we miss Jesus. John the Baptist gives us a perfect lesson in selflessness and making Jesus the Lord and focus of our lives in John 3:22-36. He teaches us that we are meant to increase Jesu…
LOOKING BACK!
Mar 4, 2018 • 37 min
Looking back on the last 6 sermons in the Book of John series.
Feel the Weight
Feb 18, 2018 • 41 min
John 3:16 is the most well known bible verse in the church today. If we grow up in the church, it is one of the first verses we memorize in Sunday school. John 3:16 is printed on shirts, coffee mugs, and journals we buy from Wal-Mart. Sometimes when we…
What’s Inside?
Feb 11, 2018 • 35 min
In John 3, we are introduced to a Pharisee named Nicodemus. Pharisees seemed to have everything right on the outside, but Jesus exposed their insides for what they truly were. How does Jesus shinning light on the true nature of the Pharisees affect us …
A Wedding When Water Turned to Wine
Jan 28, 2018 • 35 min
Jesus first miracle was when he turned water into wine at a friends wedding, which isn’t what most of us would expect from Jesus. This week, Pastor Josh brings us through some more details of this miracle and the impact it had on Jesus’ ministry to come.
A Wedding Celebration
Jan 21, 2018 • 38 min
In the second chapter of the book of John, Jesus preforms his first miracle. At this wedding, they all celebrate the joining of two people whom are Jesus’ friends. Jesus will have his own wedding celebration, one day. Pastor Josh takes us from the wedd…
The Center of Attention Part II
Jan 14, 2018 • 38 min
In our journey with Jesus, many things take our focus. Our lives are very busy with work, family, and other things that demand our attention. What does our journey look like when we make Jesus the focus above all else?
The Center of Attention
Jan 7, 2018 • 39 min
John the Baptist knew who he was and what he was meant to do on this earth, prepare the way for Jesus. He was selfless and truly found joy in Jesus. Jesus was at the center of John’s life. How might you put Jesus at the center of your life the way John…
Change Your Mind, Change Your Future
Dec 31, 2017 • 32 min
Our actions are the outpouring of our thoughts, and our actions affect our character. If we want our actions to reflect Jesus, our thoughts need to be set on him. What are you thinking throughout your day?
What Child is This? Part Four
Dec 24, 2017 • 30 min
Theres a lot of stuff in our lives around Christmas. Presents, food, decorations, gifts, etc. As Christians, how do we embrace the joy that is found in Christ, and not in everything else going on around us?
What Child is This? Part Three
Dec 19, 2017 • 39 min
As we look back into the Old Testament, we see the perspective of Christmas to God’s people. What implications and questions might their perspective bring to us as believers today?
What Child is This? Part Two
Dec 11, 2017 • 36 min
Have you ever wondered why Matthew decided to go through all of the names of Jesus’s ancestors when beginning the gospel of Matthew? Josh brings us through the background of Matthew, the genealogy of Jesus, and why all of this is so important to think …
What Child is This? Part One
Dec 3, 2017 • 36 min
John was a teenager when he left his fishing net behind to follow Jesus. In the coming years, he would see Jesus do miraculous things, and would even join Jesus in what he was doing. John’s focus became Jesus in those years to his last. What will your …
Seek and Save
Nov 28, 2017 • 34 min
As Christians, one of our top priorities should be bringing Jesus’s name to those who have never heard it before. This week, Pastor Erick shares his story and his passion for seeking the lost for the kingdom and how to effectively reach them.
FOMO: Fear of Missing Out
Nov 28, 2017 • 41 min
We all try to find ways to comfort ourselves with various methods. Some people hold onto possessions and finances so they don’t miss out on future opportunities. Some people find their fulfillment in others and their relationships with them. Our action…
Keep Your Lives Free
Nov 13, 2017 • 41 min
Financial stewardship is always a hard topic to cover, but one of the most important. After all, Jesus does talk about money more than anything else in the bible! Pastor Josh takes us through Hebrews 13:5 in this challenging, yet freedom-bringing message.
Being on Jesus’ Mission
Nov 7, 2017 • 38 min
Jesus told her everything that she had done, and she couldn’t contain the joy he brought her. The story of the Woman at the Well exemplifies the excitement that the mission of the Holy Spirit gives to us. This week Dan Moose, Church Multiplication Cata…
Why do I want a New Heaven and Earth anyway?
Oct 29, 2017 • 33 min
The Fall of man (or when sin entered the world) was horrific, we know that. But why? Mankind came from the Garden of Eden, pristine and nearly perfect; into a torn world plagued by sin. But, God promised that the serpent’s head would be crushed and cre…
The Prayers Offered Before the Throne
Oct 22, 2017 • 39 min
How are we to pray? Are my prayers really answered? Does God even listen to my prayers? Dive into these big questions many of us wrestle with as we look into what God reveals in Revelation 8-9.
Conduct of Love
Oct 15, 2017 • 51 min
Gods love for us is selfless, reckless, and relentless. Many of us as followers of Christ try our best to imitate that love, but stumble along the way. Join us as guest and dear friend of Anchor Point, Luther Eatman, takes us through Ephesians 5:1-21 a…
The Sixth Seal Opens
Oct 10, 2017 • 37 min
When the Sixth Seal opens, what happens to us as followers of Jesus? What happens to the world around us? What are the 144,000 with the seal of the living God? Join us as we dive into the symbolism and implications of what is written in Revelation 6-7.
Broken Seals, Broken World
Oct 2, 2017 • 37 min
‚ÄčIn Revelation 6 the Lamb (Jesus) opens the seals of the scroll. What they reveal may not be what we expect but behind the symbolism of the breaking of the seal stand some very clear truths about the present world, about those who have been slain for …
Hope and the book of Revelation
Sep 24, 2017 • 43 min
The book of Revelation is full of great truths and profound mystery. In chapter 4 and 5 John sees reality for heaven’s perspective. This message explores that reality which was far from his reality on earth and calls us to see God as the point of all t…
Worthy is the Lamb
Sep 17, 2017 • 39 min
This message explores Revelation chapter 5, specifically what John sees and hears and how it is relevant to us today. How will you respond to Revelation chapter 5?
Before the Throne
Sep 10, 2017 • 40 min
What is the point? What is life all about? This message in the revelation series draws our attention to the one thing, the only thing that matters.
The Ministry of Reconciliation
Sep 3, 2017 • 38 min
Special guest Luther Eatman of Bridge of Hope Community Church in Kansas City shares a message titled “The Ministry of Reconciliation”.
Slow Down
Aug 27, 2017 • 38 min
This message recaps the first three chapters of Revelation leading us to contemplate the importance of its charge to read aloud and heed the words of its prophecy. Is it possible to slow down enough to really live life to its fullest? What might God sp…
The Letter to Laodicea
Aug 20, 2017 • 38 min
Being lukewarm is something that can sneak up on the best of us, often without us knowing. It is up to us to slow down and take a look inside ourselves and at our relationship with Jesus to try to understand where we are in our faith. Jesus commits to …
Do Not Be Anxious
Aug 6, 2017 • 39 min
Some of us deal with anxiety more than others but we all deal with it. What makes you most anxious? How do you cope with it? In this message Anchor Point elder Mark Winkle shares his own journey in anxiety and how he has learned to trust Jesus through …
The Letter to Philadelphia
Jul 23, 2017 • 39 min
Revelation: Week Eight. Revelation 3, The Letter to Philadelphia. Have you ever felt like your prayers are having little effect or are powerless? Jesus letter to Philadelphia reminds us all that Jesus has all power and that above all, most importantly …
The Letter to Sardis
Jul 16, 2017 • 38 min
Revelation: Week Seven. Revelation 3, The Letter to Sardis. Do you think your outward reputation as a disciple means anything regarding your salvation? Think again. Jesus points out to Sardis that reputations can fool. This message explores Jesus instr…
The Letter to Thyatira
Jul 9, 2017 • 38 min
Revelation: Week Six. Revelation 2, Letter to To the Church in Thyatira. Jesus warns Thyatira concerning a false prophet and her false teaching that some members of the church were tolerating. This message explores Jesus patience and desire for us to r…
The Letter to Pergamum
Jul 2, 2017 • 45 min
Revelation: Week Five. Revelation 2, Letter to To the Church in Pergamum. Jesus appeals to Pergamum with a warning to those professing Christ but living in sexual sin. This message challenges us to heed the warning of Jesus today just Pergamum was chal…
First Love
Jun 18, 2017 • 41 min
Revelation: Week Three. Revelation 2, Letter to To the Church in Ephesus. Jesus takes note of the church of Ephesus contrasting their state against the state from which they began. What is it that Jesus wants to convey to the church of Ephesus? How can…
The 7 Letters
Jun 11, 2017 • 42 min
Revelation: Week Two. Revelation 2-3. There are seven letters to seven churches in Revelation. What is significant about these churches and what was it they needed to hear? This message explores the high-level theme regarding these churches and how it …
Introductory Matters
Jun 4, 2017 • 44 min
Revelation: Week One. Revelation 1. What is the book of Revelation exactly, and to whom was it written? Why did John receive this vision and what exactly is it that Jesus is showing him? This message opens our summer series on the book of Revelatio…
Jude: How the Gospel Contends for the Faith
May 28, 2017 • 39 min
Little Letters. Jude. This message takes a look at Jude’s call to the church to contend for their faith. What exactly does that mean for followers of Jesus today?
III John: How the Gospel Welcomes the Stranger
May 21, 2017 • 38 min
Little Letters: III John. John implores the Church to practice biblical hospitality with regard to those who were coming to minister to them. This message examines the call that the Gospel brings to each one us as we “welcome the stranger”.
II John: How the Gospel Guards the Truth
May 14, 2017 • 37 min
Little Letters: Week Two. II John. This message dives into the letter of II John and discusses the nature of the relationship between “love” and “truth”. Ultimately, we look at what it looks like for the Church to respond in love when the truth is u…
Philemon: How the Gospel Restores Relationships
May 7, 2017 • 41 min
Little Letters: Week One. Philemon. In this letter, we see the interconnected relationships between Paul, Philemon and Onesimus. Central to the letter is a past conflict that exists and how Paul encourages Philemon to navigate it, in light of the go…
Our Earthly Bodies
Apr 23, 2017 • 40 min
Resurrection: Week Six. I Corinthians 15:50-58. This message takes a closer look at Paul’s words to the believers and his encouragement for them about what will happen, and what has happened because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Responses to the Resurrection
Apr 16, 2017 • 34 min
Resurrection: Week Six. I Corinthians 15. This Easter message examines various responses to and implications of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Just Before the Garden
Apr 9, 2017 • 33 min
Resurrection: Week Five. John 17 records one of the final prayers that Jesus prayed. This message examines that prayer and discusses the implications it might have in our own lives.
Wake Up
Apr 2, 2017 • 38 min
Resurrection: Week Four. 1 Corinthians 15:20-34. The good news of the resurrection is life-changing, but for many of us, we can easily forget that there are many in and around our lives that are have not experienced the life that Jesus brings. This …
What If The Resurrection is Just a Legend?
Mar 26, 2017 • 53 min
Resurrection: Week Three. I Corinthians 15:12-20. What if the claim of Christ’s resurrection isn’t true? In this passage of Scripture, Paul highlights the centrality of the resurrection and the implications of what it would mean for our faith if it …
Groups and the Great Commission
Mar 19, 2017 • 41 min
How do groups and community life at Anchor Point intersect with our mission of making disciples? Brandon Hall, Ministry Director of Groups at Anchor Point spends some time examining what Scripture calls us to in the life of a group.
The Dead and Resurrected You
Mar 12, 2017 • 33 min
Resurrection: Week Two. From Romans 6, this message dives into truths and realities of what the resurrection of Jesus means in the life of a believer. According to the Scriptures, the sinful part of us has been put to death, and through God’s Spirit,…
What is it About The Resurrection of Jesus?
Mar 5, 2017 • 36 min
Resurrection - Week One. This message asks some key questions about the resurrection and its importance in the life and faith of followers of Jesus. This message provides a high level view of what the Bible tells us about the resurrection as we head …
What We All Need
Feb 26, 2017 • 37 min
We all have issues, problems, anxieties of varying kinds. But what are the common things that we all need to deal with these things?
A Better Place
Feb 19, 2017 • 37 min
Hebrews 11:8-16. This is a message about Hope. Christians like to talk about hope, but often, it seems like this is a hope that is more about what happens next (heaven) than what is happening now. How might we consider hope in a way that isn’t only …
Caught Up Together
Feb 12, 2017 • 34 min
I Thessalonians 4:13-18. Paul’s encouragement to the Thessalonians with regard to what happens to a believer who has died.
Staying on the Journey
Jan 29, 2017 • 42 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 10:12-13. We are all on a journey. God has saved us, loved us and calls us to live as His children. And yet, there are things in and around us that fight to pull us away. In this message, we examine Paul’s encouragem…
Running To Win The Prize
Jan 22, 2017 • 37 min
Messy Church: I Corinthians 9:24-10:14. Paul encourages the Corinthian believers who had gotten distracted and off-mission…this is how you are to engage in the life of a disciple and this is why it matters. This message examines the call to “run th…
Using Our Freedom to Win Others
Jan 15, 2017 • 35 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 9:19-27. What does it look like to truly be a servant to others? And what is the ultimate aim for a follower of Jesus in serving others? This message examines these questions as well as how the idea of a believer’s fr…
Stumbling, Knowledge and Love
Jan 8, 2017 • 38 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 8:1-13. In this section of his letter, Paul addresses the issue of how a believer’s knowledge about God and his ways can actually be used in a way that is unloving and harmful to another believer. This examines examine…
Life Together
Jan 1, 2017 • 39 min
Hebrews 10:19-25. This message looks at how the writer of Hebrews encourages the believers to “hold fast to the confession of faith”. As it turns out, staying in community has a lot to do with our ability to do just that.
Christmas Day
Dec 25, 2016 • 27 min
Crazy Christmas: Christmas Day Message
Faith in the Crazy
Dec 18, 2016 • 31 min
Crazy Christmas: Week Three. Luke Chapter 1. This message examines Luke’s account of the events leading up to the birth of Jesus. Why did he choose to record these events? What does it require of a reader, then and now, to trust in what happened?
Family of Crazy
Dec 11, 2016 • 34 min
Crazy Christmas: Week Two. Matthew 1:1-17. Why does Matthew choose to record the genealogy of Jesus, and what can we learn from his family?
Facing the Crazy
Dec 4, 2016 • 38 min
Crazy Christmas. What if it possible to live a peaceful and godly life this time of year, and always? Where would journey begin? And where would the journey take us?
Rich in Generosity: Part Four
Nov 27, 2016 • 34 min
Rich in Generosity: Part Four. This message concludes our series on giving and generosity leaving us with a final question and some next steps in regard to giving generously.
Rich in Generosity: Part Three
Nov 20, 2016 • 34 min
Rich in Generosity: Part Three. This message examines a biblical view of riches and prosperity and how disciples of Jesus should relate to the idea of having excess in our lives.
Rich in Generosity: Part Two
Nov 13, 2016 • 34 min
Rich in Generosity: Part Two. Building on the big idea from the first message in this series, we turn our attention to the question of “How much should I give?” What does Scripture lay out in terms of the expectations of what a follower of Jesus shou…
Rich in Generosity: Part One
Nov 6, 2016 • 35 min
Rich in Generosity. The first message of our series “Rich in Generosity” examines the motivation for giving and what Paul had to say as he encouraged the Corinthian church in I Corinthains chapter 8.
So, What About Singleness? (Part Two)
Oct 23, 2016 • 36 min
The Messy Church: Messy Marriage - I Corinthians 7:35-40. This message continues to examine Paul’s comments and instruction for singles in the Corinthian Church. This message takes a look at singleness both before a marriage (engagement) and singlen…
The Lame Man
Oct 16, 2016 • 34 min
Acts 3:1 - 4:22. The story of Peter and John and their interaction with the lame man at the temple gates. This story is a great reminder of how God’s people are to live with eyes open to the opportunities that we have to interact with others and allo…
So, What About Singleness? (Part One)
Oct 9, 2016 • 40 min
The Messy Church: Messy Marriage - I Corinthians 7:25-35. This message examines Paul’s comments and instruction for singles in the Corinthian Church, especially in light of the current challenges facing the church.
Become. Focus. Invest
Oct 2, 2016 • 35 min
The Messy Church: Messy Marriage: I Cor 7:17-24.
Marriage Commitments: Sanctifying A Divided Home
Sep 25, 2016 • 47 min
The Messy Church: Messy Marriage. I Corinthians 7:10-16. This message continues to unpack Paul’s comments about marriage and singleness, specifically addressing the issue of divorce and what a believer should do if they find themselves in a marriage …
Marriage Commitments
Sep 18, 2016 • 39 min
The Messy Church: Messy Marriage - I Cor 7:1-7. This message examines what Paul says to the Corinthian church in regards to what a marriage commitment looks like and the surrounding cultural attitudes that pushed against this.
Marriage Foundations. Displays and Messes
Sep 11, 2016 • 38 min
The Messy Church: Messy Marriage. I Corinthians 7. This message lays a foundation for marriage as seen in Scripture and talks about what we can look to as a model for a healthy marriage and how we should approach the messes of marriage.
Making the Most of Our Time
Sep 4, 2016 • 40 min
Psalm 90. This message examines Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90 and explores what a healthy perspective about our time looks like.
The Lord Is My…
Aug 28, 2016 • 39 min
Psalm 23. This message examines the implications of this familiar Psalm and asks some important questions about our need for a God who is a “Shepherd”.
Serving From Your Passion
Aug 21, 2016 • 34 min
What does it look like to discover your God-given passion and serve from it? This message examines what Scripture says about who God has made us to be and how He desires us to live in light of that. It also provides some practical ways to help discov…
Have You Thought About Your Body Lately?
Aug 7, 2016 • 42 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 6:12-20. What attitude should we have with regard to our physical bodies and what we choose to do with them? In this message, we examine Paul’s statements about the connection between our physical bodies, our sinful act…
Embracing the “Were”
Jul 31, 2016 • 39 min
The Messy Church - I Corinthians 6:9-11. As Paul writes to the Corinthian believers, he speaks about the types of sinful lifestyles that once characterized the lives of these believers. This message dives into the idea of christian identity and the p…
When Nobody Wins
Jul 17, 2016 • 35 min
The Messy Church - I Corinthians 6:1-8. Paul dives into the way that the Corinthian believers were going about resolving conflicts between themselves. Paul calls them back (once again) to proper understanding of who they are in Christ and how the Gos…
Living in the Tension
Jul 10, 2016 • 29 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 5:9-13. As Paul dives into the issues of sin that were present in the Corinthian Church, we are left to wrestle with the tension between his desire to guard missional living and to uphold church discipline. What does i…
The Gospel in the Tough Stuff
Jul 3, 2016 • 29 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 5:1-8. This message discusses the attitude that believers ought to have towards sin in the life of another believer. How should the Gospel be applied in the case of someone who is unwilling to repent or acknowledge the…
Banks of the River
Jun 26, 2016 • 38 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 5:1-2. In chapter 5, Paul now turns his attention to the Corinthian Church’s attitude towards sexual sin that was present in their midst. This message examines how the Bible defines sexual immorality and the boundaries…
What Lies Beneath
Jun 19, 2016 • 39 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 4:7-21. In this section of his letter, Paul dives into what seems to be at the root of some of the behaviors that are causing problems in Corinth.
Be Found Faithful
Jun 5, 2016 • 38 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 4:1-5. What does it mean for us as disciples of Jesus to “be found faithful” as Paul speaks in this section of his letter? This message examines this idea and asks some important questions about what this looks like in …
Leaving A Legacy
May 29, 2016 • 33 min
Memorial Day Message. Each memorial day, we honor the legacy left by men and women who laid down their lives to secure the freedom and peace we enjoy in our country. But leaving a legacy is something that is possible for all of us, and is something t…
Under Construction
May 22, 2016 • 30 min
The Messy Church - I Corinthians 3:9-23. In this message, we focus on the word picture that Paul uses to help the Corinthians get a bigger picture of the development of their faith - the idea of a building under construction. This message examines se…
Who Is Our Hero?
May 15, 2016 • 40 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 3:5-9. This messages examines Paul’s claims about the true place of the apostles/leaders and the role they played in the lives of the Corinthians. He makes little of himself and other leaders for the sake of making muc…
Steak and Baby Bottles
May 8, 2016 • 39 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 2:14-3:4. In this section, Paul speaks to the Corinthians about their immaturity and laments the fact that they have not moved on into maturity and onto solid food. How does he know this? It is evidenced by the fact t…
Secret Wisdom
May 1, 2016 • 37 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 2:6-16. In this message, we examine Paul’s explanation of “the wisdom of God” - what it entails and how it is revealed to us.
Living on Mission
Apr 24, 2016 • 38 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 2:1-5, Acts 18:1-17. In this message, we examine the way that the Gospel came to the Corinthians, as seen in Acts chapter 17, as well as how Paul speaks about his own role and approach in this. We examine some ways in …
The Foolish Wisdom of God
Apr 17, 2016 • 38 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 1:17-31. In this section of the text, we look into Paul’s claims about what “the wisdom of God” fully entails. This message invites us to consider what we truly believe about the power of the Gospel message.
Politics As Usual
Apr 10, 2016 • 37 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 1:10-17. In this message, Paul begins to step in the messyness of the Corinthian Church by addressing the factions and divisive climate that has developed. The social climate of Corinth was leading to “politics as usua…
Everything We Need
Apr 3, 2016 • 37 min
The Messy Church: I Corinthians 1:1-9. The first message in our series examining Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. There are many problems within the church in Corinth that Paul writes to address, but he doesn’t begin his letter by focusing on …
Responses to the Resurrection
Mar 27, 2016 • 32 min
Easter Sunday. This message examines the most significant (and outrageous) of all the claims that Jesus made…that he would rise from the dead. We look at several responses to the Resurrection that we see people have in the Scriptures and consider o…
Loved to the End
Mar 20, 2016 • 36 min
Stand Alone Message. An examination of Jesus’ love for his disciples, even in the face of betrayal and rejection. How does this impact how we view the love of God towards us, as well as how we are to extend love towards others?
Sower, Seeds & Soils
Mar 13, 2016 • 37 min
The Kingdom: Week Eight. In the conclusion of “The Kingdom” message series, Pastor Josh unpacks one of Jesus’ parables about the Kingdom. This message examines what it means to sow seeds of the Kingdom and what we can expect to encounter as we do so.
Glimpses of Greatness
Mar 6, 2016 • 38 min
The Kingdom - Week Seven. Throughout Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom, the concept of greatness came up on several occasions. This message examines the idea of what it means to be “great” through the lens of the Kingdom. As we explore these ideas,…
The Kingdom of Darkness - part II
Feb 28, 2016 • 39 min
The Kingdom - Week Six. This message continues our discussion about the Kingdom of Darkness as outlined in scripture and examines how believers can (and should) engage in the fight.
The Kingdom of Darkness - part I
Feb 21, 2016 • 36 min
The Kingdom: Week Five. The Kingdom of God has an opposing kingdom…this message examines some of what the Bible has to say about the Kingdom of Darkness. This message also invites you to consider how that kingdom might currently be standing in oppo…
What Is It Like?
Feb 7, 2016 • 33 min
The Kingdom: Week Three. This message examines some of the parables Jesus used when speaking about the Kingdom of God and discusses what He was communicating and how it impact us today.
Entering The Kingdom
Jan 31, 2016 • 38 min
The Kingdom: Week Two. What did Jesus say it requires to enter into God’s Kingdom? The answers might surprise you…
Episode One
Jan 24, 2016 • 36 min
The Kingdom. This message introduces our series on “The Kingdom” and begins to discuss some of what Scripture has to say about it. This is also an opportunity to examine our hearts in regard to God’s Kingdom.
God as a Father
Jan 17, 2016 • 30 min
We Are Family: Week Four. In the conclusion of the We are Family series we examine what Scripture has to say about God as a “Father” and what the implications are for us as his Children.
Broken Brothers & Sisters
Jan 10, 2016 • 43 min
We Are Family: Week Three. Because we’ve been adopted into God’s family, we’ve not only become His children, but we’ve also become brothers and sisters to one another. But what should that look like as we live it out, especially in the context of the…
God and His Kids
Jan 3, 2016 • 36 min
We Are Family: Week Two. Throughout the Scriptures, you hear God refer to His people as His “children”. We also see Jesus welcome little children and speak about their significance. How should these things inform our view of what it means to be a “c…
The Family of God
Dec 27, 2015 • 33 min
We Are Family: Week One. This message examines the idea of family as it relates to the Family of God. How were relationships meant to work in God’s creative design and what happened to disrupt this? How then are we to live as “family” in light of wh…
Christmas Eve - 2015
Dec 24, 2015 • 23 min
Light Has Come. The conclusion of the Light Has Come series on Christmas Eve, 2015 as we reflect together on the news that the angels shared with the shepherds that special night.
We Are Light
Dec 20, 2015 • 33 min
Light Has Come: Week Two. An examination of our new identity as disciples, made possible by God sending His light into the world through His son, Jesus Christ. What might it look like to live out of that identity this holiday season?
God Is Light
Dec 13, 2015 • 37 min
Light Has Come: Week One. To begin this two week Advent series, we first take a look from a high level at who God is and what He has done. An understanding of this allows us to more fully reflect upon what the Advent season represents.
What If…
Dec 6, 2015 • 32 min
Ecclesia. The conclusion of the Ecclesia series asks the question, “What If?” in regard to what it might look like if we lived out our beliefs about who the Church is meant to be and what it would mean for the people in our city.
Passion
Nov 29, 2015 • 37 min
Ecclesia. In addition to being situated geographically, the Ecclesia were groups of people who were passionate about reaching specific groups of people. Using Paul’s words in 1 Cor. 9:19-23, we see how a disciple lives so as to reach pockets of peopl…
Geography
Nov 22, 2015 • 36 min
Ecclesia. The Ecclesia were groups of people that were geographically seated (e.i. in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, ends of the earth… Galatia, Thessalonica. Rome, Colosse. etc…) This message challenges us to align our beliefs about who the church is…
Identity & Movement
Nov 15, 2015 • 33 min
Ecclesia. This message asks each of us to examine our current beliefs and experiences with the church. What happens when we compare those with what we see in Scripture? We see the Church not as an organization o a location but rather a collective ide…
When God Asks You A Question
Nov 8, 2015 • 40 min
Genesis 4:1-8. This message examines the importance of understanding and processing our emotions using the story of Cain and Abel from Genesis. In this story, we get to see God interject Himself into the conflict that Cain is dealing with, and in doi…
Counting the Cost
Nov 1, 2015 • 35 min
Aroma. We conclude the aroma series with a call that echoes the words of Jesus in Luke 14…count the cost. Being the Aroma of Jesus will not always be easy, but it will be worth it. Following the story of some of Jesus’ first disciples, this messag…
Giving Encouragement
Oct 25, 2015 • 36 min
Aroma. Paul does not speak of individuals as the Aroma of Christ, but rather WE together. As such, individual disciples need one another to remain encouraged to be the aroma of Jesus each and every day. This message examines some reasons we should e…
Embracing Confidence
Oct 18, 2015 • 35 min
Aroma. Paul ends this section of II Corinthians with the question, “Who is sufficient for these things?” This message examines that question…who is sufficient to spread the aroma of the knowledge of Jesus everywhere?
The Defining Question of Jesus
Oct 4, 2015 • 35 min
Aroma. In Matthew 16, Jesus asked his disciples a defining question, centered around his identity. All followers of Jesus must be able to answer this question and understand its significance.
Little by Little
Sep 20, 2015 • 32 min
Aroma. What can we expect as God works to spread the aroma of Christ through us? In this message we address the who and the when questions of missional living.
The Power of Story
Sep 6, 2015 • 35 min
Much of the Biblical account comes to us in the form of narrative. Story plays an important part of our lives, and how we read the stories of Scripture is very important. Using the story of Jonah, this message examines some questions we should ask wh…
Faith Under Pressure: Series Conclusion
Aug 30, 2015 • 34 min
Faith Under Pressure. The conclusion to our summer series on the book of James. Pastor Josh highlights a couple key themes and then the entire letter of James is read aloud, with help from Ryan Underwood and Nate Stewart.
Who Needs Prayer?
Aug 16, 2015 • 32 min
Faith Under Pressure. James 5:13-18. This passage identifies three groups of people who are in need of prayer, and the appropriate response of each group. We also see two responses that apply to all kinds of people.
Patience Under Pressure
Aug 2, 2015 • 31 min
Faith Under Pressure. James 5:12-17. When your faith is under pressure your patience will tend to be also. This message talks about what we need to be and become more patient when life’s pressures intensify.
The Case Against the Rich
Jul 26, 2015 • 36 min
Faith Under Pressure: James 5:1-6. In this section of the text, James addresses a group of people that he identifies as “the rich”. Who were they and how are we to understand the case he makes against their way of living in these verses? What are we…
Pressure & Perspective
Jul 19, 2015 • 35 min
Faith Under Pressure: James 4:13-17. What does it look like to plan for the future in a way that both considers and honors God? As we look at how James addressed those who were making plans under pressure, we find that the answer has a lot to do with…
Winning The War Within
Jul 12, 2015 • 38 min
Faith Under Pressure: James 4:1-12. Relational problems are not difficult to find or experience. These problems are however a symptom of another problem, one that may come as a bit of a surprise. In this message we learn what that problem is, how God’…
Wisdom Matters
Jul 5, 2015 • 37 min
Faith Under Pressure: James 3:13-18. In living out our lives, wisdom is needed. This message discusses the two kinds of wisdom that exist–worldly and godly. Listen to discover what’s really at stake with the kind of wisdom we use to live out our lives…
Words Matter
Jun 28, 2015 • 37 min
Faith Under Pressure: James 3:1-12. The tongue is a small part of our bodies but it has power to set the entire course of our lives. Many have tried to tame it through human will and effort but to no avail. This message tells us why that is and why th…
Will My Faith Save Me?
Jun 21, 2015 • 37 min
Faith Under Pressure: The Book of James. James 2:14-26. Do I have the kind of faith that God is looking for? This is a question that we all need to ask ourselves. This message will provide you a tool to know how you can evaluate your faith and answer…
Trials Meet Relationships - Part II
Jun 14, 2015 • 39 min
Faith Under Pressure: The Book of James. James 2:1-13.
Trials Meet Relationships, Part I
Jun 7, 2015 • 38 min
Faith Under Pressure. James 1:18-25. It is not uncommon for trials of various kinds to affect our relationships. This message explores one such area: communication. As James discusses communication problems, he points his readers deeper to discover …
Enduring Through Trials
May 31, 2015 • 39 min
Faith Under Pressure: The Book of James. James 1:12-18. Trials are normal experiences for disciples of Jesus. Enduring them is evidence of our love for God. When trials come, temptations increase and our understanding of God is challenged. This messag…
Behind the Curtain
May 24, 2015 • 29 min
Faith Under Pressure: The Book of James. James 1:5-11. One guarantee of a trial is that it will always reveal something about the person who is going through it. It will always reveal what we really have for a foundation. When push comes to shove and …
Bumpy Living
May 17, 2015 • 32 min
Faith Under Pressure. James 1:1-4. This message teases out the big idea of the book of James: trials are certain for disciples of Jesus but should be considered “all joy” because they drive us to become more like Jesus.
A Call to Live
May 10, 2015 • 38 min
4.4.40. As Christ’s followers, we are called to live in such a way that brings light to the places we have been sent to live. We desire to light our city…but in order for that to happen, we must first consider the source of light and how light has …
A Call to Love
May 3, 2015 • 37 min
4.4.40. “Love” is certainly a topic that gets talked about quite a bit within the Church, but the implications of love in the life of a Jesus-follower are not to be underestimated! This message explores the Biblical basis for living in love towards o…
A Call to Unity
Apr 26, 2015 • 34 min
4.4.40. What does it mean for believers to live in unity? Why is this such a big deal? This message examines three reasons we see that unity among Jesus followers matters…not just for us but for the rest of the world!
A Call to Hope
Apr 19, 2015 • 35 min
4.4.40. What does it look like to have hope as a follower of Jesus? To have hope for a city of people? This messages focuses on a biblical idea of hope, which is more about who we place our hope IN than what we hope FOR. We are to understand the l…
A Call to Prayer
Apr 12, 2015 • 36 min
4.4.40. This message highlights the importance of seeking the presence of God and what that looks like in the everyday rhythms of life.
The Easter Story and You
Apr 5, 2015 • 30 min
Followers of Jesus live like they believe the resurrection is true. Celebrating that world-changing historical event is what Easter is all about. But what does the resurrection have to do with you?
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does
Mar 29, 2015 • 39 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. This is the final message in our series from Paul’s letter to the Galatians. This message clarifies what the Gospel IS and what the Gospel DOES.
Doing Good To All
Mar 22, 2015 • 35 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. This message talks about doing good to all people. What’s involved might surprise you.
Mending Nets
Mar 15, 2015 • 42 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 6:1-5. This message reveals to us the grim reality that sin has the power to invade our lives and the lives of others. The driving question of this message is “What must happen when someone is caught in sin?”
The Path to Freedom
Mar 8, 2015 • 40 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 5:16-26. Throughout much of his letter, Paul has warned the Galatians not to surrender their freedom in Christ by returning to legalism. In this section of the text, he also shows that freedom wasn’t meant to…
Enjoying Our Freedom
Mar 1, 2015 • 43 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 5:1-15. God desires many things for us. One of these is to live and enjoy our freedom as his sons and daughters. The mark of our freedom is “faith working through love.” This message clarifies what this looks …
Messy Mission, Great Reward
Feb 22, 2015 • 42 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 4:8-31. If we take Jesus’ mission seriously, to go and make disciples, we can expect it to get messy. This message tells us what the mess is all about and what we are called to do in response to it.
God has a Big, Big House
Feb 15, 2015 • 39 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 4:1-7. This message talks about why God has a big, big house. It’s not because he owns everything but because he filed for adoption and gives us all the rights and privileges of sons and daughters.
Why The Law?
Feb 8, 2015 • 36 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 3:19-29. In this section of Galatians, Paul has been tracing the story of God’s salvation all the way back to the promise made to Abraham, and has shown how that promise found its ultimate fulfillment in Chris…
Puzzle Pieces
Feb 1, 2015 • 38 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 3:6-18. This message is about how the joy and pain of puzzles help us understand our relationship with God.
Hypnotized Disciples
Jan 25, 2015 • 39 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 3:1-5. How does the life of a disciple of Jesus start and finish? How do you know if you are a hypnotized disciple?
Version 2.0
Jan 18, 2015 • 39 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Galatians 2:15-21. The Gospel kills religion and creates “Version 2.0” people.
Switching Seats
Jan 11, 2015 • 40 min
The Gospel Is. The Gospel Does. Jan 11 — Galatians 2:11-16.
Resolve to Remember
Jan 4, 2015 • 41 min
Joshua 4 & Deuteronomy 8. Jan 4 — As each new year begins, we all have the opportunity to look forward to plan and dream for the days ahead. But sometimes looking forward begins with looking back. This message will discuss the importance of the bibli…