2022's Sermon & Teaching Archive
We are going to look at the problem of immorality and sinfulness that we face in the church and God’s prescription to heal our waywardness.
Join us as we take a look at how as Christians we carry the Kingdom of God everywhere we go and explore how that changes the world around us.
Sara Stinson shares an important message about how the obstacles we face in life create great opportunities for growth and transformation.
We are going to take a look at what the Kingdom of God is, what it is all about, and how it transforms the outlook for the Christian life.
We’re going to look at how our priorities and especially our attitudes towards what we think is important shape the life we live in Christ.
This week we have the privilege of listening to Bill Harrison share with us the importance of surrendering our life and ways to Christ.
We’re continuing in our series about being a servant and exploring four specific ways that the Bible says Christian servanthood looks like.
We are looking at three times where Jesus’ specifically taught about being a servant to others and how Jesus related success with humility.
This week we are going to go a little deeper into relationship and take a look at 4 specific things that God gives us when we get to know Him.
We are going to explore how God wants to have an emotional, spiritual, and intellectual bond or connection with each and every one of us.
We’re going to look at five deceptions the devil uses to keep the world under his control, to get us to question God, and confront our faith.
We’ll explore the Who, What, When, Where, and Why of why we’re not like the world and how we can avoid getting distracted from Godly living.
We are going to lay a deeper foundation into the concept of how the world and the church are not in synch and how we should perceive that.
We are going to look at five specific ways that the church should be different than the world and how this is a way of life for God’s people.
This week Pastor Bryan uncovers how your testimony has the power to change the world around you as it points people to the grace of Christ.
We are going to take a look at four key influences that a Christian mother has and how you can stay encouraged when you feel like giving up.
We’re going to take a practical look at four important things we can do every day to live morally as witnesses among an immoral generation.
We’re going to look at the importance of what happened over the couple of days when Jesus was in the grave and the power of His resurrection.
We are going to look at how the crucifixion is a deeply personal moment that dealt a crushing blow to power and debt of sin over your life.
We are going to look at why the crucifixion was necessary and why everything that Jesus did was eventually funneled right through the cross.
We’re going to explore the Biblical imagery of communion and the cross. We’ll discuss how to get the most out of our observance of communion.
We’re going to look at 3 specific strategies the enemy uses to destroy our faith and 2 things we can do to have victory over his attacks.
We’ll explore how to perceive resistance and what we should expect in our lives. We’ll also look at how to deal with the enemy’s attacks.
What example did Christ leave us with? How do we become like Him? We will look at six ways that Jesus lived out His faith, and we should too!
We are going to take a look at how the apostle Peter defined Jesus’ example. We’ll look at six ways that we should aspire to be like Jesus.
What picture does the Bible paint about church being like family? What are four things that can only happen when we’re with other Christians?
What does it look like to mature in faith? How does the Bible describe it? What are some steps we can take to head in the right direction.
What should healthy and timely spiritual growth look like and what are two specific problems that occur when we don’t mature appropriately?
What does spiritual maturity look like in the Bible and what are the better things we can expect to experience as we grow closer to the Lord.
What did Jesus mean when He told us to gouge our eye out if it causes us to sin? We’re going to look at how He confronts our attitude to sin.
Ready to fully follow Christ? We’re going to look at the reaction of the rich young ruler and look at what Jesus taught about following Him.
Are we really expected to turn the other cheek? We are going to take a look at what Jesus taught and three reasons why we struggle to do it.
2021's Sermon & Teaching Archive
Did you don’t have to take your problems with you into the new year? We are going to look at how we can make peace with God and with others.
One of the things that Jesus brought to us was peace. We’re going to look at five things that will usher the peace of Christ into our lives.
At the center of the birth of Christ and the gospel there is joy. We’re going to look at what that Joy is and where and how we can find it.
Join us as we take a look into the themes of Advent and discuss what God’s love looks like and how it inspires us to love the world around us.
How does Christmas give us hope? We are going to take a look at two passages of scripture that reveal to us why we can have hope in Christ.
Did you know that you have not only been called by God, but you also have been sent by Him? The question is what is God sending us to go do?
What if a calling was not only reserved for preachers, pastors, and missionaries? What if every Christian had a calling on their lives?
So much of life is facing difficulties and trials of all kinds and it is easy for us to feel defeated, but what if we were victorious instead?
Does God’s grace ever run dry? In other words is there a point where we can we run out of grace, or is there always grace to cover our sins?
Is God’s grace enough to cover my sins? Don’t I need to do something to earn it? Shouldn’t I get myself in order before I represent the Lord.
Is it possible for me to advance myself in God’s sight through my works? What motivates God to give us grace and choose us to do His will?
How does grace change our lives? How does experiencing God’s Grace help us? How does grace impact more than just our salvation and eternity?
Grace is a concept that we are familiar with and something that we believe, yet it is something we find hard to accept. What is grace about?
Is there a connection between our devotion and finishing a task? Is there a way to measure the Christian life by what we have accomplished?
Did you know that living our life for the Lord requires effort? It doesn’t simply happen, it’s something we choose to do. So how do we do it?
What picture or idea comes to your mind when I say completely devoted? What does that look like? What is it like to be wholly devoted to God?
What does it mean to give something or someone your all? What, if anything, are we supposed to give God? Is there a limit? Do we give it all?
What does God promise if we tithe? What are some of the practical reasons that we tithe and how is tithing about increase and not decrease?
What are the origins of tithing? We’re going to look at the heart of the forefathers, the laws, and if it was a practice in the New Testament.
Join us as we take a look at the changes that occur when we make a covenant with God. We’ll look at Biblical examples our covenant statement.
Is there something about us that changes when we enter into a covenant relationship with God? How are we different? Are we better off?
They say that nothing in life is free, so what did it take for God to provide peace to us? What does covenant cost us? What did it cost Him?
The Bible refers to an Old Covenant and a New Covenant, whats’s the difference? What was changed? Did anything remain the same?
In church we talk about the idea New Covenant, but what what is the new covenant? What agreement has God made with us? How does it effect us?
We’re going to take a look at the Biblical concept of covenant and why it seems to be so important. Also, we’ll look at how it transforms us.
Is it really possible to find God? Is God so far away that you can’t encounter Him? If you can find Him how do you do it? How does it happen?
Is religion all about learning a set of rules and regulations to live by or does it speak to a greater desire in each of us to know God?
Does God exist and if He does can I know God? We are going to take a look at three ways that God takes us residence in our hearts and lives.
If salvation is not achieved by our works, if it really is a gift from God, then how do we go about receiving it? How do we accept this gift?
Is salvation the result of religious efforts? In other words can I get right with God by doing the right things and avoiding the wrong ones?
If the Gospel means good news, what is the good news all about? What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and is it good news unless it is heard?
Plenty of people would say that there are many paths to getting right with God. But what does the Bible say, what did Jesus teach about it?
The work of the gospel is not just something I do, it’s not just something you do, it’s a work we all have. So how do we work together on it?
If the Bible is truly still relevant to us today, if it still has value, well then what do we do with it? How do we make the best use of it?
Who cares about what was written in a book thousands of years ago, haven’t we changed since then? What effect can the Bible have on us today?
In a world filled with many opposing ideas, ideologies, and world views, can we really trust in what the Bible has to teach us about life?
Is what was written in the Bible still relevant for people today? Why do we as Christians still hold to and believe in what the Bible says?
In this sermon we’re taking a look at our relationship with the word of God and how our obedience to what it teaches makes a difference in us.
When you’ve failed morally, whether it’s the first time or the 100th, doesn’t it feel difficult to return to God? But is it really that hard?
Sin will always cause us to stumble, what can you do when you become aware of your failure? How do we handle that? Where do we go from there?
Nobody is perfect, the Bible teaches us that we all like sheep go astray, so when we do how can we get ourselves back on track with the Lord?
Have you ever noticed that when you ignore God and go your own way that things in your life get worse? Shouldn’t this grab your attention?
What are you living your life for? Does it truly satisfy you? We’re going to take a look at what does and doesn’t give our life satisfaction.
When you feel like giving up, don’t, stick it out because when you do you get the full effect of what God is using your trial to accomplish.
It’s easy to get burned out, especially when we are always giving, but we must not grow weary of doing what is good or right in God’s eyes.
We are going to look specifically at three things that Christ will renew us from. Our sins, our weariness, and our spiritual disillusionment.
What are you living for? Is there anything that this life has to offer that is worth your attention? Is it possible to live for Jesus Christ?
Whose approval are you seeking? We need to separate ourselves from caring about what people think and focus in on what God thinks about us.
In order to follow Christ you must your mind must be renewed, so that you no longer think the way you used to, but you now think like Him.
What is your mind fixed on? What do you think about most often? How do we get away from our worldly fixations and focus on God and His will?
We are going to take a look at three promises that Jesus makes to those who follow Him that we can cash in when we struggle with our doubts.
What happened once the wall was built? How did Nehemiah’s generation dedicate themselves to honor God and enjoy the fruits of their work.
We are going to look at the three types of resistance that Nehemiah and his generation generation dealt with and how they overcame each one.
We are going to take a look at the very moment that Nehemiah had to hang it all out on the line and request a huge favor from the King.
We will take a look at 7 principles in Nehemiah’s prayer that can offer us wisdom on how to pray for God to rebuild His church in this hour.
We are going to take a look at three things that God does in exile, why exile is a useful tool, and what we should do after the exile is over.
What does it mean to be a Christian father? Join us as Jeff Altman guides us through what the Bible teaches us Fatherhood should look like.
What happens at church? Is it just worship services, studies, and programs? Join us as Pastor Bryan unpacks what church is about.
What is church all about? We are going to take a good look at what it means to be a part of the family of God and why that really matters.
Is there a limit to how many times we should forgive someone? Is there ever a time when it is ok for us to not forgive? What does Jesus teach?
How important is it for us to forgive other people? What role does it play in how we are forgiven and what doors does it open up in our lives?
Left unconfronted, sin can drag you down. It’s not how God wants us to live. He created us for freedom. So how do we get from here to there?
What does it mean Biblically to rouse the warriors? What is our fight all about, and how should we go about waging our battle in the spirit.
What is the main focus of people’s lives who are broken in spirit? What do they live their lives for and what truly gets their top priority?
How do we respond to the evil that is around us? Should we have a heart for others that are caught up in sin or just push for moral purity?
What garners the attention of the Lord? What can we do to draw God in instead of pushing Him away? What attitude does He enjoy seeing in us?
How should our attitude before God look? Should we approach things with confidence or with humility? The answer might not be what you expect.
Is there anything that we can look forward to about the end times? Is it all just trial and suffering or is there truly something beyond that?
We live in a world filled with bitterness and sometimes we sucked into it, but did you know that through Christ you can rise above all of it?
Did you know that you don’t have to give into knee jerk reactions, but you can be reserved in your spirit and live a life of self-control?
Did you know that in Christ you get a new start? God wants to do something new in your life. Put the past away and move forward with Him.
In today’s sermon we are going to take a look at four very specific signs of the end days that will distinguish it from the rest of history.
Did you know that there is a reward for the who don’t give up on God? There is something worth looking forward to and it can keep us content.
What do you rely on when things get out of control and you feel like you’re losing your battle? What specifically are we supposed to turn to?
Are you tired and feeling run down spiritually, perhaps emotionally? Do you feel like you lack energy to keep up your fight? Don’t give up.
Have you ever felt like your circumstances are just too big? Did that make you feel like you weren’t capable? How do you keep moving forward?
Did you know a special anointing of God is released when we’re together? It’s something that doesn’t happen when we’re alone.
Did you know that you’re a necessary ingredient to the health and ministry of the church? When you’re not there it ruins the spiritual recipe.
Did you know that when you are not at church there is more than just your presence missing, but unity of mind and purpose are missing as well?
We are going to look at 4 religious deceptions that will prevail in the end days, how that will effect people, and how we can prepare for it.
How can you become more honorable? How do you live in such a way as to be respectful and worthy of stewarding the faith and lives of others?
As we grow in our faith it is no secret that we desire to do more for the Lord, but who does the Lord really entrust more responsibility to?
Are you ready to grow in your faith and relationship with Jesus? If so, is there something you can do to prepare yourself to learn from God?
We are going to look at how the church can distinguish itself in the end days and continue the mission of the gospel when evil surrounds us.
Ever consider what it was about Jesus that caused the Disciples to give up everything to follow Him, or why they were willing to die for Him?
Ever looked around and thought, “There has to be something greater than all of this?” Did you know that there is a reason why you think that?
Have you ever pondered just how big God is? We have a tendency to make God small, but we need to remember that He is bigger than we imagine.
Have you wrestled in the moment with stepping out in faith? Do you wonder what you should do or how to go about it? How do you overcome it?
What do we do with all the things that we’ve learned about Christ and about the Bible? How can we share it, demonstrate it, and walk it out?
What is it that you are passionate about? Truth is we take delight in so many different things, is one of those things doing the will of God?
What does revival look like? God is working through ordinary people and touching lives from one person to another, one generation to another.
Joe Challenges us to consider if we want to have an experience with Jesus? If you do then Jesus is out on the water, He is not in the boat.
If we want revival we need to pray for it! And so tonight, join in with Pastor Brad as he leads us to pray for four key elements of revival.
Ever noticed that when you get busy that your priorities get way out of whack? Did you know with God you can get everything back in order?
Have you ever felt the turmoil that comes when you ignore God for awhile? Did you know that spending time with God leaves you feeling rested?
How long can you keep going before you get burned out? Did you know that the Bible gives good advice so we do not get spiritually worn out?
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t stop? Like something was so important you had to grind it out? Ever neglected yourself getting it done?
The Gospel was meant to be passed on from one generation to another? Can the older generations really encourage the younger?
What happens to us when we seek after God? What can we expect to experience? If we seek God will we actually find Him? How does it effect us?
Have you ever felt the awkwardness of having all eyes on you? What about God’s eyes? How should we respond when we get God’s attention?
Have you ever wondered why you live when and where you do? Have you ever wished you lived at a different time? Does God have purpose in this?
Do you feel like God is only concerned with us when we make mistakes? Does God care about the good we do? What really draws His attention?
Is God relevant to all generations? Do we need God in an age of science? We’re going to take a look at four key reasons why God is important.
What does your mind dwell on? What things feed your thoughts? How much time do you give to the world and how much do you give to the spirit?
What is the source of your peace? In other words, where does your peace come from? Is it really possible to live a life filled with peace?
What is it that brings peace into your life? What are the spiritually significant things you could be doing to surround yourself with peace?
Are you filled with peace? Do you find yourself in situations that are filled with drama and aggravation? Do you know how you can break free?
How can we lift the gloominess that hangs over so many of us? We’ll look at 5 Biblical things that we can do right now to make things better.
Have you ever secretly wondered what is the benefit of serving? When we ask this, what we’re asking is what is the value of serving others?
Have you ever thought, “I just don’t want to serve today”? Maybe you feel like you just don’t have it in you. How can you push through it?
Have you ever struggled with a case of the me’s? Is there an antidote to self-centeredness? Can we gain an awareness of the needs of others?
Have you ever though, what can I do, how can I serve? How can I have any impact on the world around me? Maybe you even doubt that you’re good enough.
We face a dilemma, disconnect from each other or find a way for the church to confront isolation and illuminate the darkness that covers us.
How do you handle things when God’s answer is not immediate? What happens when God’s answer is long term and you have to wait?
Do you need a break? If you are feeling overwhelmed where do you run and is there any place to hide? What help does God offer us in this situation?
Have you ever felt so weighed down, so burdened, that you just felt like you couldn’t go on? What can you do when you feel that way? How does God help?
What do you do when God seems to be silent? Is it reasonable to believe that God is always going to take our problems away immediately?
This past year has certainly presented us with its challenges. How do we restore Christian Community in an age of isolation especially when we are not mean to be alone?
What do you do when all else fails and you know you are slipping into being influenced by the world? How do you go about getting yourself back on track with God?
How can we keep ourselves from getting drawn into ungodliness? Is it possible to fight against temptation and remain pure when all that surrounds us is not?
What happens to us when we give into temptation and allow ourselves to be infected and stained by the world? How does a defiled mind change our perspective?
Is it really possible for a Christian to avoid being stained by the world? How can we remain pure when the influences of the world constantly surround us?
In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul takes a look at the symptoms of sin, then diagnosis the problem, and offers us a solution in the grace found in Jesus Christ.
What does worship say about our faith, especially when we still love and worship the Lord in bad times? Can our worship be a healthy means to share Christ?
How do you worship the Lord deeply and in spite of your circumstances? How do you go deeper than your mind will allow? Is there a way to worship the Lord in the spirit?
Does worshipping the Lord really change our circumstance? What do we do when we are down and out? How can we open up doors of favor in those difficult times?
Is worship dependent on your feelings and circumstances? Can you worship in the bad times as well as the bad? What should our worship be based on?
Do you believe that God is trustworthy and good? How do you know? Are you willing to let Him lead you or bring change into you life? You can learn a lot by how you answer.
Have you ever considered that fasting doesn’t necessarily have to be about dealing with difficult circumstances? Are their other good reasons to fast? Let’s find out.
Have you ever had a problem that seemed so big that prayer didn’t seem to help? Maybe it requires more than prayer? Maybe fasting needs to be a part of the equation?
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Do you ever wish you could just stop having to deal with your problems anymore? Is it possible that fasting can help you break free?
Have you ever drifted away from the Lord? Do you recognize that you’re not being a “good Christian”? How can you get back to where you need to be with God?
Did you know that faith in Christ requires endurance, especially in an age of distraction? So, how do we overcome adversity and keep on track with our faith?
Are you really present when you are around others? Where are you investing yourself? What gets you distracted? Are you ready to get yourself focused?
How are you helping advance the Gospel? Where are you plugged into ministry? Is the church a place that I receive religious services or is there a mandate to contribute?
Can you be a Christian and not be a part of a church? What is the value of belonging to a community of believers? We’re taking a look at our spiritual need for connection.
How do we get to know the Lord? How do we learn how to live life for the Lord? Well it starts out by reading and meditating on the teachings found in the Bible.
What does prayer look like? A couple of rote prayers at certain times during the day? Want more? How can it become a place of labor and fervency that opens up the heavens?
Why should you consider beginning the year off with prayer and fasting? We’re going to take a look a what should you fast and how should you go about it?
How much sin is too much sin? Have you been tempted to excuse away your sin? We’re going to look at how to live in grace with no regrets or excuses.
Are you feeling trapped? Are you ready for a change? Did you know that here is freedom in Christ and the good news is that Jesus came to bring change.
How do we leave our past behind? We often hear in Christianity that we are a new creation, freed from our past. Why do we struggle with letting go?
2020's Sermon Archive
What is the hope that we have in Christmas? Last week we took a look at our need for salvation, this week we are taking a look at how that salvation changes our lives.
Why is Jesus’ birth so important? Most people would agree that Christmas is a season of hope, but why? Is there something about Jesus that meets a need in us?
What does the Bible say about sin? It’s hard for us to confront and oftentimes talking about it makes us uncomfortable, but sin is serious and coddling it will kill our soul.
What would happen if we actually learned to take the promises of the Bible at Face Value? Especially the promise of love that God has for each one of us.
What would happen to our faith and our lives if we took God’s word at face value? What would happen if we simply didn’t complicate things and just believed God’s word?
What’s Covenant Sunday? At LifeSong we see the strength and unity that comes from agreement and seek unity each year in our purpose before the Lord.
What do we mean when we say word of God? What are the differences between the words logos and Rhema and what impact do they have on our lives and faith?
Is God truly powerful? We are going to take a look at how the Bible describes the “Dunamis” power of God and how that has a major influence on our lives and faith.
In a day and age where churches and culture are so informal, can you still have strong reverence for the Lord? If so, does it have to look rigid stuffy?
There are times in our life when things can get tough. We can be tempted to give up on God. We’re going to look at what happens when we don’t give up on God.
What do we do when face times in our lives where we struggle with our faith, especially when we face difficult circumstances and all seems lost? Is there hope?
How do we handle bad times in a way that we don’t give up and ultimately we make room for the Lord to help us? Can bad times actually be good for us in the end?
Change is inevitable. The Bible promises us that we will experience different seasons in our life, so we are going to look at how to face them all with God.
As believers we need to look at how to fight a good fight against the enemy, one that crushes arguments, defeats the devil, and yet does not destroy people.
We’re taking a look at four tricks or tactics that the devil uses to advance his kingdom and his agenda so we can recognize when he is at work in the world around us.
We should take the Devil more seriously and the destruction that he causes in people’s lives and souls. We’ll look at 5 schemes and tactics the enemy uses.
Colleen discusses the importance of men taking on an active role in demonstrating their faith to their family, friends, and even the world around them.
How hard is it to be selfless? What will it end up costing me if I stop putting myself first? What did Jesus model and what does the Bible teach about being selfless?
Since thought has the power to shape our actions, we are going to take a look at how Christians have a unique position in how we react and respond to current events.
There’s so much symbolism wrapped up in the celebration of Penetcost. We’re going to take a look at how God prepared people for the arrival of the Holy Spirit.
We will take a good look at several important contributions that being a part of a church family makes in the life and faith of believers. Spoiler alert: We need each other.
After months of quarantine, Pastor Brad reminds us of the unique contribution of being a part of a church and looks at seven benefits of attending services.
What are some qualities of a Godly mother? How does she impact the lives of her children and others? We are going to take a look at five traits of a faithful mom.
Jesus makes a curious statement after He is questioned about clearing the temple early in His ministry. What was it and why was it held agains Him?
Did Jesus ever wrestle with His mission? What did Jesus pray for in the garden? Was it easy for Jesus to go through with the crucifixion?
What was the response from the crowds of people towards Jesus on Palm Sunday? How do people respond to Jesus’ message today?
What does it mean to say that you are a Christian? Does it mean that you attend church or is there something more to it than that?
When things get tough our ability to trust in the Lord gets tested. We need to renew our understanding that God cares and provides for us.
Pastor Bryan shares with us how God is the supplier of all our needs and how we need to understand our humble position before God clearly.
Have you ever felt left out or you simply don’t fit in because of your faith in Jesus Christ? Being obedient to the Bible is not always easy because it’s not always accepted by others.
Does every Christian really have a role to play in the mission of the gospel? We’re going to take a look at what the Bible says and how we can get the job done.
As Christians we should not allow fear to keep us from ministering to others. If Jesus has been given all authority then we can do so with confidence. Learn how.
A church driven by its passion for Christ will advance the kingdom of God, save the lost, redeem the broken, give hope to the hopeless and push back against evil.
Reaching out to the people who need the gospel the most is messy business. If it is the sick who need a doctor then it is the spiritual unhealthy who need Jesus.
How will you respond when God calls you into action for the gospel. Are you ready and willing to listen or would you rather stay comfortable instead? Be inspired into action!
Pastor Bryan shares a message from his heart about the journey from knowledge to obedience and how an increase of faith is not only required, but it is expected.
As Christians we have a desire to know more about God and the Bible, which we should, but what if what we do with this knowledge is even more important than attaining it?
2019's Sermon Archive
What can we learn from a van that looked good on the outside, but was hiding a major problem? Dale Stoll shares his real life parable to inspire us to greater faith.
As we move forward into new seasons with God, what does He have in store for us? Where is He leading us and what should we expect in 2020? How do we prepare for it?
What was the declaration of heaven concerning Jesus on the night that He was born? What did all of heaven and the Angels say about Him? How did people receive the good news?
What did the witnesses who were there during Mary’s pregnancy and Jesus’ birth have to say about Him? Did they confirm what God had already prophesied about Jesus?
Did God tell us about Jesus, hundreds and even thousands of years before He was born? If so, what did He reveal about Him and how does that confirm Him as Messiah?
Why is the birth of Jesus so important? What is the context that makes His birth so special? It all boils down to our eternal need and the solution that Jesus brought.
It has become an annual tradition that on the Sunday before Thanksgiving we spend the morning honoring God through sharing of testimonies of God’s goodness.
If we get beyond all of the noise, the hype, and opinion found in the culture, how does God call His followers to use their sexuality? And are we ready to be obedient?
Let’s face it, politics and all that surrounds it has become a major idol within our culture. How do we as Christians engage it and yet remain called out of the world?
Politics can be controversal and in a time that puts such a huge emphasis on it we have to ask the question, “How does a Christian handle and relate to politics?”
How do we have relationships like Christ had relationships? How do we get away from the abuse and mistreatment that we experience in the world and respect others.
How can a Christian be different and still love and draw people to Christ? Especially in a culture that does not agree with its teaching. How do we draw the line?
We have been called to be distinct from the world, not to imitate or blend in. Is it possible for us to live within a culture and not adopt its worldviews and politics?
Our relationship to cultural issues define who we are. Should the church think about things the same way the world does? Do we have a different approach? Where do we get our cues?
We have a special Sunday each year where our congregation willingly enters into a covenant (a statement of belief & practice) with each other in lieu of membership.
Hypocrisy is something that as Christians we all want to avoid. How do we keep on the right track? How do we make sure that we live like Christ every day of every week?
Every year the prayer team at LifeSong Church challenges us to pray for the community. We were encouraged about the place, importance, and power of prayer.
How is God’s Kingdom different? What are some ways we can distinguish ourselves from the world around us? How do we re-orient our lives to be like Christ?
What makes someone a disciple of Christ? Is there a difference between a disciple and a convert? How do you know if your church are centered around discipleship?
After our salvation, what is supposed to happen? Is our salvation the goal or is there more? What do we do between getting saved and eternity? How do we live for Christ?
Being born again means a lot more than just having your sins forgiven, it should transform the way that you think and behave, but how does it change you?
What did Jesus mean when He said that you must be born again? How can we be reborn in Christ?What does that look like and what are the marks of that change?
What does it mean when a Christian says, “I’m Saved?” What exactly are we saved from? Is being saved all about sin or is there more to it and if so, what?
Has the church gotten complacent? Have we become bored with church and settled into routine? Have lost the expectation that God can still do amazing things? How do we change?
What does the gospel or good news encompass? Is it just that we are merely saved from our sins or is there more to it than that? And if there is more than what is it?
If sin is a central concept for Christians, what do we believe about sin? Also, how do we communicate our beliefs about sin to those who are not believers?
Are we really sinners? Do we sin? If so, how does that sin affect us? What does it do to us? Are there really consequences both now and in eternity? What do we need to know?
When God presents us with extraordinary opportunities, how do we respond? Are there benefits or consequences with what we do, and what part does faith play?
We covered what it means to be a good father and husband, but what makes a marriage good? How do you have a happy and healthy marriage that honors God?
Are you the kind of Father that God wants you to be? What does a good dad look like? Can you avoid being a bad dad? How do you invest into your children?
Should a Christian feel different and out of place? Can being different be a good thing and if so how should it look? Is there ever a time when being different is bad?
Does the Bible provoke us? Does it intend to make us feel uncomfortable? Is it possible that the word of God demands change and our discomfort helps us get there?
What happens when we give to others generously? Should we be afraid to give? Are there Biblical principles that we can rely on that change our perspective?
When God calls us how do we respond? How do we listen for the voice of God? Find out more in this sermon by Bryan Ewing entitled, “His Call, My Response”.
How do we ensure the next generation takes off from where we left off? Colleen Stroetz answers this question through the eyes of a Christian and Mother.
Why should I be generous? I mean most of us would agree that being generous is a good thing, but is there a reason why God calls us to be generous?
Is God a generous God? While some may see God as a stingy kill joy, the truth about God might be a different story? Discover the generous nature of God.
How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ impact our lives? Why is the resurrection so important to Christianity? How can we trust that it happened?
What is Maundy Thursday all about and what “new command” did Jesus give the disciples? Learn how there is more to Maundy Thursday than just the last supper.
We all have a choice to make about Jesus. On Palm Sunday many made the choice to worship Him, but what happened to that choice when the pressure rose?
The Holy Spirit is often overlooked in many churches. So we are answering questions about who the Holy Spirit is and how He works in the life of a disciple.
Is fearing God a good thing? What does the Bible teach us about the fear of God and how do we balance that out with the grace that we have received?
When something amazing has happened to you, how do you go on living the same way? This is what its like being a Christian. Find out what’s next.
What’s next for the church? God has been moving and we are being called into action, so what do we do now? How do we put what we’ve learned into action?
Addiction destroys lives. The question is, “Is there any hope for an addict?” Kristen Parks shares how Jesus took her from a strung out junkie to freedom.
How do you know that you are hearing from God in prayer? How do you sharpen your skills to tune in to what God is saying? Can you listen to God?
How do you know that you are hearing from God in prayer? How do you sharpen your skills to tune in to what God is saying? Can you listen to God?
We protect ourselves by errecting walls around our hearts. What happens when you let Jesus beyond your walls? How can He change us once we let go of fear?
What is the church supposed to be doing? What is the real mission of the church? Find out what the church should be focused on and how you are a part of that solution.
Are you free or do you feel trapped by life? If you’ve tried everything and everything still leaves you empty, there’s hope. One choice can change all that.
Are you living in defeat? Are you struggling in an endless cycle of repeating the same sins? Discover how Jesus secured victory and paid for our freedom.
What are you living for? Discover what happens when you decide to follow Jesus. Hint: It’s more than just going to church on Sundays.
What can God do through you? In this sermon we are going to encourage you to ask this question and prepare yourself to see God move in and through you.
In this quarter’s Family Sunday Live, we address questions about Fasting, from advice and tip and tricks, to why we do it and how to get the most out of it.
2018's Sermon Archive
We’re looking at four key benefits to fasting and how what we do during our fast is just as important as what we cut out during our fast. You can do this.
Every year for Christmas Eve we celebrate with our annual candlelight service. It was a beautiful night to celebrate the birth of Christ.
We’re taking a look at why the Angels revealed the birth of Christ to these shepherds. Were these ordinary shepherds or was ther something more going on?
We are going to look at who Herod was and why he would have been threatened by Jesus and how what we prioritize in life can make us an enemy of God.
Mary’s Story is profound. We’re going to unpack how she responded to the Angel’s message and extract several practical take-aways from her response.
We’re going to take a look at Joseph’s Story to understand eactly what he faced and how this very real man dealt with a very difficult situation.
Join us as we take a good look into how God is not waiting for some future, better version of us to emerge, but how each one of us can serve Him right now, where we are at and with all of our warts.
Before we can really appreciate God’s grace, we must understand the depravity that God saved us from and how each of us was once an enemy of God.
This month we address questions about discipleship, disciple making, the person of peace, and the great commission during family Sunday live.
Finding the person of Peace is the first step in Good evangelism, because good evangelism requires the right audience. Discover what that looks like.
Bryan Ewing has joined our church as an associate pastor of worship and youth having been previously licensed through the church that he came from. We recognize his calling and have asked Dale Stoll from RRM to honor Bryan by fully ordaining him under his ministry, therefor giving Bryan every pastoral right, privilege, and responsibility.
What does the person of peace have to do with good evangelism? What really is the mission of the church and how does the Bible teach us to get it done?
What is the mission of the church? What are we supposed to be doing? We’ll look at Jesus’ answers and how to go about fulfilling His mission for the church.
http://media.blubrry.com/lifesongchurch/ourlifesong.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/the-end-from-the-beginning.mp3Podcast: Play in new window The End from the Beginning? We discover in the Bible that God is very different than us. Something that He does differently is that He orders thing from the end and not from the beginning. At first this may sound like religious mumbo jumbo, but it simply means that … Read More
In this sermon we explore what sharing your faith is all about. Hint: What we have received from God we dont keep, but we make every effort to give it away.
http://media.blubrry.com/lifesongchurch/ourlifesong.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/What-does-it-mean-to-be-a-Disciple-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window Click here to watch this sermon How does Discipleship impact our obedience to God? For generations in the church we have placed an emphasis on knowledge. Christians tend to express their faith by what they know about God and the scriptures. A lot of our time as Christians is spent … Read More
Jesus commanded us to make disciples. How do we make sure that discipleship is the main focus of the church? It starts by understanding what a disciple is. In this sermon we’ll lay a foundation for understanding what discipleship is and why it is important.
How do we as parents pass on our faith to our children? How do we set the tone for faith and morality at home? Find out in this sermon about parenting.
This week we are looking at what steps we should take to make sex healthy in a marriage from a Biblical perspective. We really want married Husbands and Wives to have healthy, enjoyable, fulfilling, and sustaining relationships and we know that sex is a part of that.
In this message we’re going to discover God as the creator of sex and look at the importance of context in defining Biblical morality.
Family Sunday Live is an time for our congregation to ask questions about practicing Christianity. Each month on the first Sunday Pastor Brad answers questions from our congregation live.
What does God’s refining process look like? Sara Stinson shares how God refines His people in this special sermon entitled, “Refined by the Fire”.
Who are you supposed to be? What do you believe about yourself? Do you see yourself in a good light or do are you your own worst critic? This Mother’s Day, Colleen Stroetz takes us on a journey beyond the things that we often think are our identity in order to help us understand that our identity was created by God.
On the first Sunday of the month we have what we call Family Sunday at LifeSong Church. We do things a little differently and something that we added this month is what we call Family Sunday Live. Instead of a sermon the congregation gets to ask questions to Pastor Brad and he answers them live and unscripted.
Before we talk about the Christian Family, we’re going to look at what happens in the Christian Home. We are going to unpack how to have a home where Christ is welcomed and where He has access in our lives. We believe that in order to have a family that loves Jesus that we must first set the right tone in our homes.
How should a Christian treat their enemies? It’s easy to love and even like those we get along with, but what about those we struggle to understand or those who have even hurt us? I am convinced that you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their enemies. We’re going to look at what the Bible says.
In this Palm Sunday sermon we are going to take a look at how a village, a tree, and a donkey foreshadow the finished work of Jesus Christ. We are going to take a deeper look into some of the foreshadowing that occurs in the story as we find out that simple details often shed light on spiritual truths.
Listen as Maury Brenneman teaches us about “The Serious Need to Engage the Community With Christ”.
Worship with Ignited Ministries.
Dennis Chaput teaches us about “Strengthening Marriages, Families, and Friendships While Making Disciples Who Make Disciples”.
Dale Stoll teaches about “Understanding the World We Live In” which focuses ultimately on how we can re-establish our identity in a confused post modern world.
Worship with Ignited Ministries. This was recorded live at the Awakening Conference 2018 during Main Session 1.
Jesus had an eternal mission. So He saw beyond stereotypes, cultural mores, and the politics of the day. He saw people with a level of compassion that could only be guided by a concern for their eternity and the problem of their sin. He treated people as a doctor with a cure rather than a critic with a correction.
The church has been commissioned to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ, but what does that look like and where do we begin? Well the good news is that Jesus left us a roadmap in the scripture to understand just what it is that we are supposed to be doing and how. So we’re looking into scripture for some inspiration.
Where is your identity? As disciples of Christ we need to understand some key things about what the Bible says about who we are and the assurances that God offers us because the devil and the world have plenty of opposing and negative messages for us.
Up until this point in our series we’ve looked very seriously at Jesus’ invitation to forsake the world and follow Him. We may have the desire to do so but we really can’t change until we change the way we think. So this week we look at what Paul referred to as the renewing of the mind.
Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about our need to forsake the world as we follow Christ. We’ve listened to Jesus’ words as He’s asked us to cut ties with worldliness and today we take a deep look into what behaviors He has asked us to cut ties with.
This week we explore how we handle our connections with friends, family and the world as we separate ourselves from the secular and follow Jesus. We’ll take a mature look at this difficult question and iron out what this should and shouldn’t look like.
Can you follow Christ if you do not forsake the world first? It’s a tough question but one that Jesus left us to wrestle with. Take a look with us at Jesus’ own words concerning forsaking the world and being a disciple.