Faith

Messages about Faith

09/27

Right With God

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Faith, justification, restored to life

Since the Garden of Eden the relationship with God has been marred by our fallen human condition. Question: Can that alienated relationship be restored? Answer: Yes, the relationship can be restored. In this passage we discover a right standing with God is accessible to all who respond in faith to Jesus Christ.  Text: Romans 3:21-26

07/26

Faith and it’s actions

Speaker: Rodney Horst
Topics: actions, Faith

James says that a person is justified by what they do and not by faith alone. Is this a contradiction in Scripture? Why? A reminder that Christ is the focal point and foundation of our faith. Two examples of faith in action are Abraham and Rahab. The Christian life is not about doing things in our own strength – rather it is about God working in and through us.  Text: James 2:14-26

06/28

How People of Faith Respond to Trials

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Faith, goodness of God, Hope, trials

The letter of James, written by the blood brother of Jesus, calls us to a living, breathing, active, visible faith. It shows us a faith that moves. In these opening verses we are presented with the secret to a faith that moves with steadfast joy through life’s darkest and fiercest trials. Faith moves! James the brother of Jesus shows us how.  Text: James 1:1-18

04/05

Stones & a Donkey…If stones yearn to worship, what might a donkey teach us?

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Faith, wonder, Worship

On Palm Sunday 2020, much uncertainty grips our world. The world was quite uncertain as Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus said, if worshipers fail to worship, the stones would cry out. What might stones and a donkey teach us about worship and Lordship in times of uncertainty? Text: Luke 19: 29-44

 

 

01/12/16

Why Are you so afraid? Facing our giants

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Faith, Fear, Jesus

The Sea of Galilee can be a beautiful, calm, peaceful place. It can also quickly become a tempest of life-threatening proportions, which is what it was for Jesus disciples on this night. The storm was real. They are afraid for their lives. Jesus understands those fears. With a probing question he invites them to go beyond their fears to trust in Him. In the storms of life faith grows stronger when we are captivated by the power and glory of Jesus.  Text: Matthew 14:22-33

11/10/19

How to be blessed this Thanksgiving

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Faith, restoration, wholeness

Psalm 1 sets forth two ways to live. One way is shiftless and unrooted. The other is deeply rooted in commands of God. Only one leads to wholeness and blessing.The person who is blessed finds delight in Jesus and runs firmly in the way of God’s commandments.  Text: Psalm 1; Luke 24:44; Romans 10:4

06/10/19

Much more than puppets in the story of God

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: evil, Faith, suffering

#3 of 4 in Series:  When Life is Hard and God Seem Cruel

When life is hard and God seems cruel, our reality may appear like a puppet on a string. In this third of four messages, despite evil and suffering, consider how we are much more than puppets- we are participants in God’s story.  Text: Hebrews 11

07/14/19

The Frustrations of Prayer

Speaker: Leon Hurst
Topics: Faith, God's goodness, Persistence, prayer, Trust

Jesus teaches us to pray boldly with the expectation that God our Father delights to give his beloved children all that is good for them. As we pray, we can be confident in the goodness of God. God’s timing can frustrate us, and yet it is an unexpected part of His goodness as we discover from the Israelites, Abraham and Sarah, Joseph and Elijah.  Text: Luke 11:5-13; 1 Kings 18