Sermon Archives

Stand Alone
November 26, 2017



The Bible makes a repeated call for us to be STEADFAST. What does that mean? How do we do that? The gospel provides for us not just an example of the steadfast love of God, but the means by which we can hold on (or be held) to the end.

September 3, 2017

Love Your Enemies

Love Your Enemies

When Jesus tells us to love our enemies, He is doing much more than just asking us to have positive feelings toward the majority of people; He is challenging us to actively love the very people who are in opposition to us. How can we possibly do this?

August 13, 2017

No fear in love

No fear in love

God’s love is not simple nor is it simplistic. Instead, it is the driving force behind the world and offers His people a great defense against the trap of fear and shame.

July 5, 2017

Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Derek shares with us from the series on The Sermon on the Mount that he is preaching through with the Roots church plant.

June 18, 2017

Why Plant Churches?

Why Plant Churches?

With the timeline of Roots Church set for September, it seemed a good time to remember why we plant churches. We dig into the Great Commission as the basis for our purpose as a church.

August 21, 2016

Fight the Good Fight of Faith Until the End

June 5, 2016

By Grace

Your salvation has nothing to do with your will or your exertion, so the pressure is off to perform. You can now experience the joy of worshipfully serving a God who redeems. This grace compels us to action; that is the fruit of the Gospel. If we know and understand our position with God, then […]

December 29, 2015

Time to start over // resolutions for 2016

The end of the year gives us time to pause and reflect on what has been as well as where we go from here. Less of a new vision than a reminder, we look at Paul’s prayer for the young church in Colossae as a model for our plan for 2016.

November 29, 2015

The Purpose of Freedom

The Bible talks a lot about FREEDOM, but there is a big difference between our idea of freedom and God’s. The Oxford dictionary defines freedom as “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” This is typical of the way we think about freedom: It’s about us […]

September 20, 2015

The Gospel is Practical

In the gospel-centered movement, everything has been re-organized around Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Churches get together to sing and talk about the events 2000 years ago. The question is: what does this have to do with how I live my life as a 21st century Christian? The answer is: EVERYTHING. There is not a […]

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