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Archive of Weekend Messages
12-17-2017 What is Christmas? – Pastor Ben Salmi
11-26-2017 The Power Of Words – Pastor Hollis Graves
11-19-2017 The Power Of Words – Pastor Fred Goldschmidt
11-12-2017 The Power Of Words – Pastor Hollis Graves
11-05-2017 The Power Of Words – Pastor Hollis Graves
10-29-2017 The Power of Words – Pastor Hollis Graves
10-08-2017 MN Adult & Teen Challenge – No Sermon – No Audio
10-15-2017 Hungry For God – Pastor Hollis Graves
09-24-2017 Famous Last Words – Pastor Ben Salmi
08-27-2017 Journey Essentials: Faith
09-03-2017 Journey Essentials: Joy
09-10-2017 Journey Essentials: Sacrifice
09-17-2017 Journey Essentials: Celebration
10-01-2017 Journey Essentials: Resisting
06-25-2017 Colossians: Fighting “Truth” Decay
07-02-2017 Colossians: The Big…Big…Big…Picture
07-09-2017 Colossians: Jesus is Enough
07-16-2017 Colossians: Jesus Sets Us Free
07-23-2017 Colossians: Jesus is Life!
07-30-2017 Colossians: (No Audio)
08-06-2017 Colossians: Where the Rubber Meets the Road
08-13-2017 Colossians: Pray and Say
08-20-2017 Colossians: Fighting “Truth” Decay
05-28-2017: Strengthen Your CORE: Integrity – No Audio
06-04-2017 Strengthen Your CORE: Prayer
06-11-2017 Strengthen Your CORE: Me First
06-18-2017 Strengthen Your CORE: Generosity
05-21-2017: Building a Kingdom
04-23-2017 Fixer Upper: Anger
04-30-2017 Fixer Upper: Unforgiveness – No Audio
05-07-2017 Fixer Upper: Worry
05-14-2017 Fixer Upper: Disappointment
04-16-2017 Easter Sunday! Leave Your Doubts at the Tomb
03-26-2017 The Journey Beings…With God!
04-02-2017 The Journey Beings…With Others!
04-09-2017 Partnering with God
03-12-2017 For the Glory of the King
03-19-2017 Let me introduce you to…
02-19-2017 Picture this…Baptism
02-26-2017 Picture this…Communion
03-05-2017 Picture this… the Church
01-29-2017 Living by Faith: Freedom
02-05-2017 Living by Faith: Failure
02-12-2017 Living by Faith: Future
01-01-2017 Living Light
01-08-2017 Living Light Pt. 2
01-15-2017 Coming Down The Mountain
11-13-2016 First Love
11-27-2016 Guest Speaker – Nathan Rasmussen
12-4-2016 Curb Your Ego
12-11-2016 The Father’s Love
12-25-2016 Looking For Love In All The Right Places
10-23-2016 Outnumbered – Breakfast of Champions
10-30-2016 Outnumbered – Staying Cool in the Fire
11-06-2016 Outnumbered – Living with Lions
To Live is Christ
09-25-2016 To Live is Christ – Philippians 3
10-02-2016 To Live is Christ – Philippians 4
10-09-2016 Special Guest: MN Adult & Teen Challenge
10-16-2016 Giving Love
Things that Remain
09-04-2016 Things that Remain: Faith
09-11-2016 Things that Remain: Hope
09-18-2016 Things that Remain: Love
To Live is Christ
08-14-2016 To Live is Christ – Philippians 1
08-21-2016 To Live is Christ – Philippians 2
08-28-2016 To Live is Christ – Philippians 2 Pt. 2
08-07-2016 – Ben Salmi – no audio
The Story of Ruth
07-31-2016 Willingness – no audio
07-10-2016 Chosen by God
07-03-2016 Fight. Pray. Love.
24/7 Life Together
05-29-2016 24/7 Life Together: Humility
06-05-2016 Guest Speaker Brett Hollis
06-19-2016 24/7 Life Together: Night Vision
06-26-2016 24/7 Life Together: Persistence
05-22-2016 Are you a slave, servant, or son?
05-15-2016 Spirit-Filled Living
05-08-2016 Guest Speaker Steve Tucker
05-01-2016 Don’t Lose Your Head
04-24-2016 Guest Speaker Tori Rasmussen
04-03-2016 The Heart of the Matter
Journey to the Cross
02-07-2016 The Triumphal Entry
02-14-2016 People Jesus Touches
02-21-2016 Stories Jesus Tells
02-28-2016 Places Jesus Goes (No audio available)
03-06-2016 Guest Speaker Jeff and Mary Ann Anderson
03-13-2016 Actions Jesus Does
03-20-2016 Promises Jesus Fulfilled
03-27-2016 Hope for Today
01-03-2016 Prayer Werks
01-10-2016 Effective Prayers
01-17-2016 Paul’s Prayers for the Church
01-24-2016 Praying the Heart of God
01-31-2016 Do You Trust Me?
A Baby Changes Everything
God’s promised salvation was foretold through prophets and demonstrated through his works. Here are four stories of hope that came to barren, empty lives.
12-06-2015 Isaac—God will provide
12-13-2015 Bringing Hope to Our Emptiness (story of Samuel) (text only)
12-20-2015 John, the Baptist – Preparing the Way
12-27-2015 Jesus the Messiah
GOD AT WORK
God is active, even when (because of pain, hardship, or disappointment) it may feel like he’s not. In such times, let’s open our eyes (and our hearts) to see God at work. God is always working—sometimes behind the scenes, sometimes on center stage—but always God is working.
11-08-2015 God At Work—in these times.
11-15-2015 God At Work—doing a new thing.
11-22-2015 God At Work—walking with us.
11-29-2015 God At Work—lifting our vision.
10-11-2015 MN Teen Challenge
10-18-2015 Being Teachable
10-25-2015 Guest Speaker Rob Suhonen
11-01-2015 Guest Speaker Dave Ogren
Better Things Are Coming
We believe God is bringing us to a better place…doing better things within us and through us. Believing this requires faith—so here are examples from God’s Word—Hebrews 11, the “Faith chapter”—about people who could see better things yet on the way, even without present physical evidence.
09-06-2015 Getting a Grip on Faith…It can be risky
09-13-2015 Going Without Knowing…The Story of Abraham
09-20-2015 Miracles, Manna, and Mayhem…The Story of Moses
09-27-2015 Faith or Foolishness…Crossing the Red Sea
10-04-2015 God Fights the Battles for His People…The Story of Gideon
People Are Important. Each person you meet contains a spark of God’s energy and life. Each is created in the image of God—designed to find a significant place in God’s purpose. How are you fitting in?
07-11-2015 Made in His Image
07-19-2015 Valuable Enough to Die For
07-26-2015 Designed for Good
08-02-2015 The Greatest Among Us
THRIVE!…being truly blessed.
05-10-2015 Worldly Values Flipped Upside-Down
05-17-2015 Knowing Your Desperate Need • “They are blessed who realize their spiritual poverty” —Jesus
05-24-2015 Feeling Overwhelming Loss • “Blessed are those who mourn” —Jesus
05-31-2015 Hitting Bottom • “God blesses those people who are humble” —Jesus
06-07-2015 Slammed For Your Faith • “Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right” —Jesus
REDESIGN! God has a plan—and it includes you! This series of messages will help you discover God’s design for a better you.
04-12-2015 Identity Theft …become who you were meant to be.
04-19-2015 Go With the Flow …surrender to the Spirit.
04-26-2015 New Heart & Mind …lift your vision higher.
05-03-2015 Change Is Possible …go—and grown—beyond ordinary.
EASTER (04-05-2015) New Beginnings
God’s Multi-Colored GRACE
Jesus sends us just as he was sent—to a colorless world living in sin shades of gray. He sends us to do his work, speaking truth and “faithfully dispensing God’s multi-colored grace in all its various forms.” (1 Pet 4:10, paraphrase)
03-08-15 “Grace Across the Spectrum”
03-15-15 “Pouring It On”
03-22-15 “The Gift of Lift”
03-29-15 “Feast of Truth and Grace”
03-18-15 Guest Speaker Tori Rasmussen
CROWDING on the NARROW WAY
Jesus calls us to commitment. Sacrifice. Not exactly popular ideas these days. How can the “road less traveled” become the “road more traveled”?
02-08-15 “Narrow Is Better”
02-15-15 “Highways of the Heart”
02-22-15 “Following God’s Way”
02-29-15 “Bringing Others”
Find the trACTION you need for the coming days. Start your New Year off with a total tune-up. Get unstuck and keep moving with God!
01-04-15 Spinning Your Wheels?
01-11-15 Escaping Life’s Ruts
01-18-15 Plotting Your Course
01-25-15 Three Steps to Keep Moving Forward
02-01-15 The Trip of a Lifetime
12-28-14 Think Big
Radical Giver! The story of extravagant grace
11-30-14 Meet the Giver: God’s scandalous grace
12-07-14 How to Receive: You can’t earn a gift
12-14-14 Using Your Gift: What faith can do
12-21-14 Regifting: How to change the world
GOTTA! Of all the things we “gotta” be or “gotta” do, some things rise to the top! If we answer God’s invitation to be part of what he is doing, good things “gotta” happen. Check out these “gotta’s”!
09-28-2014 Gotta Be Called
10-05-2014 Gotta Be Challenged
10-19-2014 Gotta Have Heart
10-26-2014 Gotta Have a Plan
11-02-2014 Gotta Have a Goal
09-21-2014 Real Power in a High-Tech World
08-31-2014 Jim Larson Believer or Disciple?
08-24-2014 When the Music Fades
08-17-2014 Renew Your Mind…Reshape Your Life
08-10-2014 Things that Remain
“Trainwreck to Glory” 06-22-2014 Trainwreck to Glory
CONNECTED! To be healthy and viable, the church, as a group of people, needs each individual member connected to other individuals within it—we are connected on several levels and for varying reasons. We are connected…
• 05-25-2014 To Belong
• 06-01-2014 To Believe
• 06-08-2014 To Become
• 06-15-2014 To Be Sent
• April 27th 2014 Moving UP: God calls us higher!
• May 4th 2014 Moving OUT: God calls us to go!
• May 11th 2014 Moving IN!
• May 18th 2014 Moving THROUGH: God calls us through life’s battles.
Easter Sunday April 20, 2014 New Heart…New Start
American Idols! Are there idols in your heart? The words you say with lip service can’t trump heart worship. Ancient Israel served the Lord—but also flirted with the gods of other nations. Surrounded as we are by the world, how often are our hearts swayed by American Idols?
• March 23, 2014 Confronting the gods of Culture
• March 30, 2014 Battling the gods of Self
• April 6, 2014 Rejecting the gods of Religion
• April 13, 2014 Conquering the gods of Possessions
Unleashed! Far too many are “stuck”—unable to move forward; held back by sin or habits, hurts, and hang-ups; held hostage by the past, painful memories, and addictions. But as long as we are stuck, we cannot fulfill God’s plan. He wants his church fully engaged, joining together as a great force for good in our world.
• 02-23-2014 Unleashed: Free at Last
• 03-02-2014 Unleashed: Set Free to Give Yourself Away • 03-09-2014 Unleashed: Set Free to Change Your World • 03-16-2014 Unleashed: Set Free to Live by Faith
OPEN HEARTS! We need hearts open to God if we want to see him have his way in us over the coming year.
• 01-05-2014 Opening our hearts to what God is doing
• 01-12-2014 Opening our hearts to stepping out in faith
• 01-19-2014 Opening our heart to believe for God’s best
• 12-29-2013 Listening?
“In These Last Days” “…in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son…the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being…” (Hebrews 1:2-3)
• 12-01-13 In The Beginning
• 12-08-2013 What’s Trending?
• 12-22-2013 In These Last Days
“Give and Take”
• 10-27-2013 Sacrificial Living in a Vampire World
• 11-3-2013 Sacrificial Living at Home
• 11-10-2013 A Living Sacrifice—the ultimate act of worship
• 11-17-2013 A Living Sacrifice-whatever you do
• 11-24-2013 Living Sacrificially with our resources
Learn to allow God’s extraordinary power to shine within your life.
• 09-22-2013 Common People, Uncommon Power
• 09-29-2013 More Than Enough—Grace in Weakness
• 10-6-2013 Connecting with the Power Source
• 10-20-2013 Strength from the Inside Out
09-08-2013 Sweat the Small Stuff
Eternity in Their Hearts “Eternity” exists within us because God plants the seed of eternity in each human. Every culture throughout history has known instinctively there is something more than this material world, something transcendent, something spiritual…in short, something eternal. Here are some answers to the questions we wonder about: “What happens when we die? What is heaven like? Who goes there? Is there a hell?
• 09-01-2013 In the Shadow of Eternity
• 08-25-2013 You Only Live Twice
• 08-18-2013 Living in Eternity…Starting Now
• 08-11-2013 Eternity in Their Hearts
G.R.O.W. – Gifts Revitalize Our Work. Here is a series of message that will look at key figures from the Bible to see how their personality and spiritual gifts (even things that seemed a bit negative) were uniquely shaped to fit in and help others.• 06-23-2013 – “Thomas” — The Upside of Doubt • 06-30-2013 – “Martha” — Don’t just sit there ! Do something! • 07-07-2013 – “Mary” — Don’t just do something! Sit there! • 07-14-2013 – “Moses” — Don’t ask me! I can’t handle it. • 07-21-2013 – “Peter” — Don’t hold back. Take a leap of faith! • 07-28-2013 – “James” — Don’t worry! I’ve got it covered. • 08-04–2013 – “Jonah” — Don’t push me. I might get in too deep. 06-09-2013 NEWmind: How To Change Your Life
Outrageous things Jesus said…and what they can mean for you. Jesus has often been misunderstood. He did and said things that caused even his family to say, “He is out of his mind” (Mark 3:21). Sometimes he’s said things that seemed extreme—way over the top. To the average person, his words often didn’t make sense. Even today his words may seem crazy to us. But perhaps it’s in grasping those extremes that we find balance and hope. Perhaps it’s when we get in touch with the amazing, outrageous Jesus that we find solutions for our own crazy lives.
• 03-03-2013 “I am willing.”
• 03-10-2013 “Your sins are forgiven.”
• 03-17-2013 “Why are you afraid?”
• 03-24-2013 “One thing you lack.”
• 03-31-2013 “I am.”
• 04-07-2013 “Who touched me?”
02-24-2013 When God Is Silent
02-24-2013 Guest Speaker Pastor Dave Ogren
If we know what makes a healthy church and work to improve those qualities where we are, the church will grow stronger and healthier. A recent self-evaluation of our congregation determined that we should concentrate on identifying and developing our spiritual gifts so we can base our church ministries on those gifts. This series of practical messages lays the groundwork for this process.
• 01-06-2013 Vital Signs
• 01-13-2013 Stooping to a Higher Call
• 01-20-2013 Empowered!
• 01-27-2013 Loving God, Loving People
• 02-03-2013 Dream Team
• 02-10-2013 Greater Gift, A Better Way
• 02-17-2013 Discovering God’s Call