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December 3, 2017 Hope in the Promise (Luke 1:26-56) (Sam Rabon)

November 26, 2017 The Prodigal Father (Luke 15:11-32) (Robert Day)
November 19, 2017
 Bearers of Good News (Acts 16-17) (Sam Rabon)
November 12, 2017 Roadblocks on the Kingdom Road (Acts 13-15) (Sam Rabon)
November 5, 2017 The Non-Stop Gospel (Acts 12) (Sam Rabon)

October 29, 2017 Hope for All People (Acts 9-11) (Sam Rabon)
October 22, 2017 Love Analyzed (1 Corinthians 13:4-6) (John Utzinger)
October 15, 2017 Time for a Tune-Up (Acts 6:8-8:40) (Sam Rabon)
October 8, 2017 Challenge Accepted! (Acts 4:32-6:7) (Sam Rabon)
October 1, 2017 Guaranteed Return (Isaiah 55:10-11) (David Rodman, missionary)

September 24, 2017 Powerful Collisions (Acts 3:1-4:31) (Sam Rabon)
September 17, 2017 Living in 3D (Acts 2:42-47) (Sam Rabon)
September 10, 2017 With Great Power (Acts 2:1-41) (Sam Rabon)
September 3, 2017 Preparing for Power (Acts 1) (Sam Rabon)

August 27, 2017 The Right Perspective (Psalm 90) (Sam Rabon)
August 20, 2017 House Blessings (Psalm 84) (Sam Rabon)
August 13, 2017 Remember (Esther 9:20-10:3) (Sam Rabon)
August 6, 2017 The Divine Warrior (Esther 8:1-9:17) (Sam Rabon)

July 30, 2017 Before the King (Esther 7:1-10) (Sam Rabon)
July 23, 2017 The Great Reversal (Esther 6:1-14) (Sam Rabon)
July 16, 2017
 Gimme Five (Kindness: John 4, Matt. 18, Luke 15) (Jon Marken)
July 9, 2017 Whom are you living to please? (Esther 5:1-14) (Sam Rabon)
July 2, 2017 Eyes Wide Focused (Esther 4:1-17) (Sam Rabon) (first minute clipped—our apologies)

June 25, 2017 When There Seem to be More Questions than Answers (Esther 2:19-3:15) (Sam Rabon)
June 18, 2017 How Jesus Fed (John 6:1-15) (Randy Kennedy)
June 11, 2017 Tale of Two Kings (Esther 1:1-2:18) (Sam Rabon)
June 4, 2017 The Power of Prayer, The Strength of Community (Colossians 4:2-18; Pentecost) (Sam Rabon)

May 28, 2017 New Creation Relationships (Colossians 3:18-4:1) (Sam Rabon)
May 21, 2017 The Church: Our Forever Family in Christ (Ephesians 3:14-4:16) (Kevin Wirt)
May 14, 2017 God Powerfully Provides (1 Kings 17) (Sam Rabon) (Dedication and child sponsorship Sunday; final comments here)
May 7, 2017 A New Wardrobe (Colossians 3:1-17) (Sam Rabon)

April 30, 2017 Innie or Outie? (Colossians 2:16-23) (Sam Rabon)
April 30, 2017 Talk by Missy DeRegibus, founder of Cogito ministry, in sharing
April 23, 2017 V is for Victory (Colossians 2:6-15) (Sam Rabon)
April 16, 2017 Finding Life at the Crossroads (Mark 16:1-8) (Sam Rabon)
April 9, 2017 The Path (Mark 8:31-9:1) (Sam Rabon)
April 2, 2017 Identity (Mark 2:1-12) (Sam Rabon)

March 26, 2017 A Sure Dwelling Place (Psalm 91) (Minister Reynolds J. Smith)
March 19, 2017 Serve Like Paul (Colossians 1:24-2:5) (Sam Rabon)
March 12, 2017 Number 1 (Colossians 1:15-23) (Sam Rabon)
March 5, 2017 You’ve Got Mail (Colossians 1:1-14) (Sam Rabon)

February 26, 2017 Restore to Me the Joy (Psalm 51) (Sam Rabon)
February 19, 2017
 The Sojourners Among You (Jonathan Brockton, missionary to the Middle East)
February 12, 2017
 Endurance Through Trials (James 1:1-12) (Dawson Fisher)
February 5, 2017 God Knows (Psalm 139) (Sam Rabon)

January 29, 2017—Announcement of candidate for pastor

January 29, 2017 Glory! (Psalm 29) (Sam Rabon)
January 22, 2017 Wisdom, God’s Precious Gift to Man (from Proverbs and others) (Conrad Taylor)
January 15, 2017 A Voice in the Wilderness (Matthew 3:1-12) (Mike York)
January 1, 2017 Seek, Sacrifice, Surrender (Matthew 2:1-12) (Sam Rabon)

December 18, 2016 Consider Your Ways (Haggai 1 and 2; Advent 4) (Sam Rabon)
December 11, 2016 Joy in Anticipation: The Promise of Redemption (Advent 3) (Al Quinlan)
December 4, 2016 Cessation of Againstness (Revelation 21:1-8; Advent 2) (John Utzinger)

November 27, 2016 Hope of Every Longing Heart (Romans 8:22-25; Advent 1) (Jon Marken)
November 20, 2016 The Heart of the Issue is the Issue of the Heart (1 Samuel 1:1-20) (Bert Richardson)
November 13, 2016
 A Learned Secret: Contentment in Christ (Philippians 2-4) (Kevin Wirt)
November 6, 2016 The Long Arm of the LORD: The Help & Hope We Need from Heaven (Hebrews 4:12-16) (Kevin Wirt)

October 30, 2016 Martin Luther and the Theology of the Cross (10-31 is the 499th anniversary of the posting of Luther’s 95 Theses) (J. Michael Utzinger)
October 23, 2016 Self-government under God (Romans 13:1-4) (Kevin Hoeft)
October 16, 2016 The Sabbath (Genesis 2:1-3) (Kyle Vaught)
October 9, 2016 Thoughts from Malachi (Malachi 1) (Paul Brenneman)
October 2, 2016
 Abide in the Vine (John 15:1-17) (Jeff Wade)

September 25, 2016 Leaving behind and casting away our most precious priority, our first love (Revelation 2:1-7) (Conrad Taylor)
September 18, 2016
 “Begin This Good Work”: Lessons from Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-6, part 2) (Jon Marken)
September 11, 2016
 Seek Shelter (Psalm 16) (Sam Rabon)
September 4, 2016
 God’s Mercy or Wrath: Where Do You Abide? (Psalm 5) (Dr. Chris King)

August 28, 2016 “As in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive” (Romans 5:12-21) (Bob Hall)
August 21, 2016
 “Begin This Good Work”: Lessons from Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-6, part 1) (Jon Marken)
August 14, 2016
 Jesus as The Righteous Judge (John 8:1-11) (Dr. Chris King)
August 7, 2016
 Decisions, Decisions (Part II) (Al Quinlan)

July 31, 2016b Jonathan Peyton’s talk on unity during sharing time
July 31, 2016
 The Sovereignty of God (Part Two, I Am Who I Am) (Ezekiel 28:11-17 and Job 1-2, John Utzinger)
July 24, 2016
 The Hemming Hands of God (Judges 2:8-23, Sam Rabon)
July 17, 2016
 Rightly Dividing the Word (II Timothy 2:15 and 3:16-17, Mark 13:32-33, Rev. 1:3, George McKain). Also hear an update from InterVarsity here.
July 10, 2016
 Christians as Storytellers (Eric Fehr)
July 3, 2016
 Renewed Strength (Isaiah 40:29-31, Conrad Taylor)

June 26, 2016 The Politics of Jesus (Is Jesus a Republican?) (1 Peter 2:11-17, Romans 13:1-2, Doug Spencer)
June 19, 2016
 X Marks the Spot (Romans 8:15-17, Robert Day) (Father’s Day)
June 12, 2016
 Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11, Kyle Vaught)
June 5, 2016
 The Universal Calling of Christians (Jeremiah 29:4-11, Matthew Runals)

May 29, 2016 Seek Justice (Isaiah 1:2-20, Sam Rabon)
May 22, 2016
 Intentional Meeting (John 4, Acts 10, Mario Huffman)
May 15, 2016
 A Gift for Everyone, Everywhere, for All Time (Pentecost, Acts 2, Jon Marken)
May 8, 2016
 The Worst of Mothers, The Best of Mothers (Robert Day) (His first words are cut off: “I had the worst of mothers but the best of moms. Mother’s Day is the toughest holiday of the year for me.”)
May 1, 2016
 Decisions, Decisions (book of Ruth) (Al Quinlan) (Apologies for poor quality early on. It clears up by the 7 minute mark. Also the first couple of minutes are separate and can be found here.)

April 24, 2016 The Sovereignty of God: I AM WHO I AM (book of Job) (John Utzinger)
April 17, 2016
 Conquering the Flesh by Fearing God (Doug Spencer)
April 10, 2016
 Listening to Unknown Lips (Psalm 81, Bob Hall)
April 3, 2016
 Christ Resurrected: Strength in Trials (1 Peter 1:1-12, Jason Brooks)

March 27, 2016 Choose Life! (Easter) (John 11:1-44, Sam Rabon)
March 20, 2016
 Be Prepared (Armor of God) (Ephesians 6:10-18, George McKain)
March 13, 2016
 What Are You Doing Here? (1 Kings 19:1-21, Conrad Taylor)
March 6, 2016
 Bring a Friend (John 1:41-42, Terry Wilken)

February 28, 2016 God Sustains His People (John 6:1-14, Matthew Runals)
February 21, 2016
 The Battle is the Lord’s (1 Samuel 17, Reggie King)
February 14, 2016
 A Magnificent Act of Love (John 12:1-8, Mark 14:1-10, Jon Marken)
February 7, 2016
 The Nearness of Heaven (Matthew 4:17-25, Glen Landis)

January 31, 2016 The Journey of an Average Disciple (Kyle Vaught)
January 17, 2016
 The Gospel (Al Quinlan)
January 10, 2016
 The Light of Life (John 1:1-18, Sam Rabon)
January 3, 2016
 Paul’s Wonderful Prayer (Colossians 1:9-14, George McKain)

December 27, 2015 Jesus Is Worthy of Our Trust (Luke 8:40-56, Steven Carne)
December 20, 2015
 Lessons & Carols homily (Advent 4, Richard McClintock)
December 13, 2015
 The Promises of God (Advent 3, Genesis 3:3-15, John Utzinger)
December 6, 2015
 When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his son (Advent 2, Galatians 4:4, Conrad Taylor)

November 29, 2015 Joy of Every Longing Heart (Advent 1, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Jon Marken)
November 22, 2015 Transformative Transitions (Isaiah 6:1-13, Kevin Wirt)
November 15, 2015
 Majesty and Awe (Habbakuk 2:4-20, Edward Whealton)
November 8, 2015 The Body of Christ (Various scriptures, Al Quinlan; apologies for poor sound but gets better at 14:18)
November 1, 2015 When God Calls (1 Samuel 3:1-10, Michael Utzinger)
October 25, 2015 What Is Your Vision?  (Matthew 7:21-23, Eric Fehr)

October 18, 2015—An extended sharing time in remembrance of Lee. Contact jon@markenfamily.net for availability.

October 11, 2015 Holy Creator (Exodus 34:6-7).
This is Lee’s last sermon, just before he served us Communion. We had recording difficulties so the quality is uneven, but thanks to James for fixing it!

October 4, 2015 Bad Teaching = Bad Living (1 Timothy 1:1-11)
October 4, 2015 Comments from Justin Woolsey, new missionary to Mongolia

September 27, 2015 Hope, But Without Christ? (Job 14)
September 20, 2015
 Strange Change (Job 13)
September 20, 2015 Missionary update on Wright Doyle
September 13, 2015 Authority Speaks the True Gospel (Romans 1-4)
September 6, 2015
 Let Me Speak to Your Supervisor (Job 12)

August 30, 2015 Lord of the Nations (Mike York, IV missionary in Romania
August 23, 2015 Zophar in Job 11
August 16, 2015
 Edification Complex of the Soul (George McKain)
August 9, 2015 Living Our Faith in a Foreign Land (John Utzinger)
August 2, 2015 Righteous Prayer (I Timothy 2:1-7)

July 26, 2015 Laying All My Cards on the Table (Job 10)
July 19, 2015 The Majesty of God (Job 9)
July 12, 2015 Insurance or Assurance (Job 9:1-3)
July 5, 2015 Be Safe in Your Heart (I Peter 2:13-17)

June 28, 2015 Blind Pride (Job 8)
June 21, 2015 Sorrow Makes Room For the Lord (Job 6-7)
June 14, 2015 Forgive and Forget (Matthew 6:12)
June 7, 2015 In Love Speak Truth (Job 4-5)

May 31, 2015 Good Grief (Job 2:11-3:26)
May 24, 2015
 Steadfast Through It All (Job 1:13-2:10)
May 17, 2015 Jesus Spoke to the Devil (Job 1:6-12)
May 10, 2015 Absolute Need to Repent (Luke 13:5)
May 3, 2015 A Righteous Man Pt. 2 (Job 1:1-5)

April 26, 2015 A Righteous Man Pt. 1 (Job 1:1-5)
April 19, 2015 No Shame in Hope (Romans 5:1-5)
April 12, 2015 Deus pro nobis = God for us (Romans 8:28)
April 5, 2015 What Difference Does It Make? (1 Cor. 15:12-19, Easter)

March 29, 2015 Sorrowful Unto Death (Luke 22:39-46)
March 22, 2015 What Is God Like? The Doctrine of Divine Essence (George McKain)
March 15, 2015
 Investing for Eternity (Proverbs 6:1-5)
March 8, 2015
 Atonement is Crucial (John 3:16-17)

February 22, 2015 The Fact and Face of Death (Luke 16:19-23)
February 15, 2015 Drive Safely on the Highway of Life (Proverbs 5)
February 8, 2015 It Is Finished (Hebrews 10:10)
February 1, 2015 The Profound Choice (Luke 16:19-21)

January 25, 2015 Without Wisdom, Life Is Death (Proverbs 4:1-27)
January 18, 2015 Konstantin Goncharov, Ukrainian missionary
January 11, 2015 Come Clean (Mark 1:14-15)
January 4, 2015 Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12; Jon Marken)

December 28, 2014 The Christmas Message
December 14, 2014 Peace & Joy from the LORD (Luke 2:8-14)
December 7, 2014 Scripture Picture (Luke 2:1-7)

November 30, 2014 Caution: Read Instructions Inside before Assembling (Psalm 37:1-8; Conrad Taylor)
November 23, 2014 Don’t Forget (Psalm 103:1-5)
November 16, 2014 Be a Good but Wise Neighbor (Proverbs 3:27-30)
November 9, 2014 What Happens to Us Individually at the Judgment? (Luke 12:4-7)
November 2, 2014 Living Well with Others (Proverbs 3:21-35)

October 26, 2014 A Little Bit of Science (George McKain)
October 19, 2014 Anyone Want to be Happy? (Proverbs 3:13-20)
October 5, 2014 God’s Wisdom Leads to the Truly Good Life (Proverbs 3:1-12)

September 28, 2014 Love and Obedience (Proverbs 2:12-22)
September 21, 2014 Double-Hulled Protection (Proverbs 2:1-11)
September 14, 2014
 Shameful Self Promotion (Luke 14:7-11)
September 7, 2014
 Wisdom is Not Easy to Get (Proverbs 2:1-6)
August 31, 2014 Listen to Wisdom (Proverbs 1:8-33)
August 31, 2014 Lee’s testimony, given before beginning sermon
August 24, 2014 Don’t Just Make a Living, Make a Life! (Proverbs 1:1-7)
August 17, 2014 Guilt (Communion)
August 10, 2014 Timing, Weakness, and Redemption (Gen. 3, John 2, Rev. 19, Eric Fehr)
August 3, 2014 God’s Help in Overcoming Difficulty (1 Kings 19, Conrad Taylor)
July 27, 2014 Shame (Communion)
July 20, 2014 The Faithful God: The Pattern Established (Judges 2:6-3:6, Jason Brooks)
July 13, 2014 The Faithful God: The Source of the Problem (Judges 1:1-2:5, Jason Brooks)
July 6, 2014 The Total Package (Romans 8:28-30)

For older sermons contact jon@markenfamily.net.

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