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/p/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/p/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.