CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Obsession: “an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person's mind.”  We have a habit of obsessing over things we believe will make us happy, when all we really need is the One who offers true and eternal joy.

October 18

Obsessed With Worry

 Pastor Gregg McCaslin

RECENT SERMONS

When we talk about being generous in the church the conversation always turns…AWKWARD.  But why?  Generosity is at the heart of who Jesus is and reflects His character.  If we’re going to be His disciples we not only need to talk about it we need to live it!

The Ten Commandments are often seen as rules to be followed to stay on God’s good side.  Yet the truth is, these commands stem from God’s great grace and amazing love for us.  In this series we’ll not only be looking at these commands, but the grace and love behind them.

"The Bible certainly has some strange stories for us.  But what do we do with the really strange ones?  The ones we don’t talk about in Sunday School or hear in sermons?  Perhaps now, in the stranger times we’re living in, we need to hear these stories and how our God is with us and works through even the strangest of times.”

These are unprecedented times we are living in. Yet, this isn’t a time to mourn what we’re missing. It’s a time to embrace our calling. May these stained-glass stories remind us of what it means to be the church. Not what it means to be at “the church.” 

The most important question you will ever answer is, “What will you do with Jesus?”  Regardless of your answer, it will change your life today and in the world to come.  So, what is your answer to life’s most important question? 

 “A Tale of Two Cities” is a famous book by Charles Dickens.  It is also where we find ourselves as Christians: in the tale of two cities.  One city is God’s kingdom, and the other is the kingdom of this world.  Our series looks at how we faithfully live in these two cities.  How do we stand firm in a shaky world?

One of the favorite parts of the Christmas season are all the Christmas lights.  There are Christmas lights on homes and in malls.  But for all the peace and serenity Christmas lights may communicate, the Christmas season can feel anything but peaceful and serene.  It can feel overwhelming and burdening!  In this series, we look at how to make Christmas light – cutting through the clutter of the season and getting back to what matters most. 

1 Corinthians 16:13 says, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”  In this series we’ll learn the importance of, and how to, guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  

Grace is bigger, better, more unsettling, more challenging, and more amazing than we ever thought.  In fact, it’s scandalous.  

In our current series, we are exploring myths that we mistakenly believe, and discovering instead, the life-giving truth of Christ.

As James says in his letter to the church, Elijah is a man just like us.  So, let’s see what we can learn from him.

It’s easy to tell the difference between good fruit and spoiled fruit on the tree.  Is it just as easy to spot it in our lives?

Summer is traditionally a time for trips; road trips!  Ever wonder what, where, and why God has you on the road you’re on?

This I Believe -  “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.”

Concordia=C3 -  When Jesus describes His Church He uses words like bride, body, and family. 

It's Quittin' Time -  We are at the start of a new year.  And now it’s time to quit! 

Certainty in Uncertain Times -  Life is full of uncertainties. Yet, what we can be sure of is that Jesus came once and is coming again! 

Goliath Must Fall -  We all have Goliaths in our lives.  The real question is who will be your David?

Samson -  The Story of Samson

Family Matters - God has a plan for your household.

Where There's a Will, There's a Way - Discovering God's Will for Your Life

Clues to the Real Christ - 

Do you have a Clue?

A New Start for a New Year - What new start are you longing for in the New Year?

"It Sounds Like Christmas" - The sounds, sights, rush, and chaos of Christmas are everywhere, but as Jesus said, "few things are needed- or indeed only one." Don't let it be taken from you. 

"Gratitude: It's More Than An Attitude" - While there is much to be said for having an "attitude of gratitude", there is so much more that goes into it! 

“Sola: What Matters Most” –  Christ Alone, Faith Alone, Grace Alone, Sripture Alone, to God Alone be the Glory.

“Construction Project” – we are all under construction, but thankfully we are part of God's creation!

“Vibrant Living” – what does it mean to be a vibrant Lutheran community? How can we practice vibrant living in our homes? 

“Rethink Religion” – what is your faith life all about?

“Transformers” – is about the transformation that God makes in our lives.

"Generouse Grace" –Following Jesus' Example of Generousity During Lent.

"A New Beginning" –Focusing on the opening chapters of the book of Acts, describing the new beginning in the new faith community following Jesus’ ascension.