Kittitas, WA

Sermons on Encouragement

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…

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: 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…

Pursuing with a Passion

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 twenty-seven books…

Beauty for Ashes: God’s Hand in Our Life

New teaching series. 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…

Revive – Ezekial 37

New teaching series. 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…

Awakening to Love

“The son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened…