Kittitas, WA

Sermons by Gary Bye

Forging a Heart of Compassion

2 Cor 12:9-10, Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and hardships. Frankly…

Gratefulness through Grief

Luke 17:11-18, Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and hardships. Frankly though,…

Life’s Ragged Edge: What Do You Mean I Don’t Know?

2 Corinthians 1:3-9, Genesis 50:20, Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and…

Pride or Humility

Jeremiah 17:5-8 – Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and hardships.…

At the Movies: The Darkest Hour

Ephesians 4:1-16 Where church and movies meet. Most of Jesus teaching was in parables and movies are the modern-day parable. We’ll be spending four weeks talking about some of our favorite movies. How they raise issues and questions like our purpose in life, comparison and our identity, the importance of community, and living during difficult…

At the Movies: All the Money in the World

Exodus 20:3-5 Where church and movies meet. Most of Jesus teaching was in parables and movies are the modern-day parable. We’ll be spending four weeks talking about some of our favorite movies. How they raise issues and questions like our purpose in life, comparison and our identity, the importance of community, and living during difficult…

At the Movies: Jumanji

2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Where church and movies meet. Most of Jesus teaching was in parables and movies are the modern-day parable. We’ll be spending four weeks talking about some of our favorite movies. How they raise issues and questions like our purpose in life, comparison and our identity, the importance of community, and living during…

The Great Christian Hope

Isaiah 65-66 – Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first thirty-nine chapters (like the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament) are filled with judgment. Judah has sinned; the surrounding nations have sinned; the whole earth has sinned. They had made a mess of their lives, judgment was coming. But the final twenty-seven chapters (like…

Show Me You Care

Isaiah 58:1-10 – Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first thirty-nine chapters (like the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament) are filled with judgment. Judah has sinned; the surrounding nations have sinned; the whole earth has sinned. They had made a mess of their lives, judgment was coming. But the final twenty-seven chapters (like the…