Sermon Audio

October 13, 2013

Mere Words

Ruth and Naomi are a good example of a problem we often face. When people attempt to comfort us, they offer words of reassurance – promises. But are these a real source of comfort? Or are they only words? Does God have something more to give us?

September 22, 2013

Non-Mutual Funds

Click on the > icon above to listen. Jesus offers a tough choice. He says that we cannot serve both God and money. Of course, at first that seems easy. After all, we don’t serve our money, do we? Or… do we? Once we look at it for a moment we realize that we’ve spent […]

September 15, 2013

Where Do Churches Come From?

Click the > icon above to listen to the sermon. How do churches grow? In Acts 6 it says that the word of the Lord “increased” and many people came to faith. How does that happen? We might attribute it to many things – especially things that we hope we can buy, like a great […]

September 9, 2013

Enabled

Click the > icon above to listen. Jesus poses an impossible situation. He tells his followers that they must do a clearly impossible thing. At the Sermon on the Mount he told his disciples that they must love their neighbors as themselves. But here, on the way to Jerusalem, he tells them something even harder, […]

September 1, 2013

Pick Your Seat

Click on the > icon above to listen. It sounds easy to just pick a lower seat in order to get a higher place. But humility is not just a strategy. It’s not just a way to maneuver ourselves into a more advantageous situation. Humility is recognizing where we really belong, who we really are, […]

September 1, 2013

Humility

Click on the > icon above to listen. Pastor Wentzel considers Jesus’ words about choosing the less prestigious seat. What does it mean for us?

August 25, 2013

Use the Door

Click on the > icon above to listen. Jesus says that the doorway to eternal life is a narrow door… but it is an open door. It is the only door… but it is a door for you, an opportunity for you to pass from death to life.

August 25, 2013

How Many is Many?

Click the > icon above to listen. Jesus says the door to heaven is narrow and a lot of people won’t be going through it. Elsewhere he says that many are called but few are chosen. So it sounds like not many will come to saving faith. And yet, a few verses later he describes […]

August 18, 2013

Run the Race

Click on the > icon above to listen. Pastor Wentzel talks about running the race of faith, and where our encouragement comes from.

August 18, 2013

Running Alone

Click the > icon above to listen… Nobody likes to run alone. People run in clubs. They run with friends. They run where others are also running so that they’ll be encouraged to keep going. It’s hard to run alone. the author of Hebrews says that we are not alone. We are surrounded by a […]

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