Sermons from 2020
Psalm 25 How do we finish a difficult year as a Christian? Pastor Ben Khazraee takes guidance from Psalm 25 to help us navigate the transition to a hopeful future.
Matthew 1:18 A fundamental truth to Christianity is the way through which Christ came to live among us. In this Christmas Eve message, Pastor Rod Bunton examines the miraculous conception that has been attacked throughout history.
John 1:14-18 It’s not always easy to understand God nor is it always easy to live with him. Pastor Rod Bunton goes to the Gospel of John for a Christmas-themed message that shows how God helped us with both of those issues by sending his son.
1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Paul concludes Chapter 7 by addressing those who are single, either because they’ve never been married or because they are no longer married. Pastor Rod Bunton help us to understand the passage from two different translations that, ultimately, come to the same conclusion.
1 Corinthians 7:17-24 Having just explained that it isn’t necessary to divorce an unbelieving spouse, Paul takes the opportunity to explain that extra-biblical changes aren’t necessary before becoming a Christian or just being more spiritual. Pastor Rod Bunton expounds on the pressure to change our ethnic and social status instead of just glorifying God as we are.
1 Corinthians 7:8-16 Divorce has become increasingly commonplace in today’s secular and Christian cultures and Paul also needed to address it with the Corinthian church. Pastor Rod Bunton begins a short series on a difficult and often controversial topic.
1 Corinthians 7:1-7 After discussing sexual immorality in Chapter 6, Paul moves on to the other side of the topic, God honoring sexual fulfillment. Pastor Rod Bunton takes on this sensitive subject and shows us that the gift of sexual relationships, within marriage, was given by God for specific purposes.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Paul warned the church in Corinth about the danger of sexual immorality, urging them to flee it in order to glorify God. Pastor Rod Bunton concludes his teaching on this passage reminding us that sexual immorality not only affects the sinner, but the whole body of Christ.
1 Corinthians 6:12-13 God’s grace sometimes leads Christians to believe that they are free to sin because they can be forgiven. Pastor Rod Bunton takes on this subject about which Paul also admonished the Corinthians — encouraging them to change their thinking lest they become slaves to sin instead of glorifying God.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Paul set out to clear up two questions that the Corinthian church was struggling with: “Who goes to Heaven?” and “Is the power of the Gospel enough to save everyone?” Pastor Rod Bunton helps us understand who “the unrighteous” are and shows us that no one is beyond God’s transforming power.
1 John 1:5-2:6 One of the three tests that confirms our salvation is our obedience to God’s commands, yet no one is able to be perfectly obedient. Pastor Doug Link explores the amazing gift given to believers, a righteous advocate that gives us hope regarding our ability to avoid sinning and cleanses us when we do sin. The song mentioned at the opening of the sermon:
1 Corinthians 6:1-8 We live in a society that is increasingly litigious; some cases are serious but often they are trivial or petty. Paul addressed this issue within the Corinthian church pointing out that their conduct was affecting their character. Pastor Rod Bunton explores this topic, reminding us that conflict within the church becomes a public testimony of the entire church, hindering the primary mission.