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Sermons

The Celebration of Christmas: The Joy

Bible Text:  Luke 2-8:21 Message Summary: Think about the Christmas season. There are the lights, the decorations, the moments with family, and of course there are the presents. It’s known as the most wonderful time of the year.  And yet, the days leading up to Christmas can also be one of the most stressful times of the year.  There are dinners to…

The Celebration of Christmas: The Lights

Message Summary: As Christmas Day approaches we will spend our Sunday mornings talking about the different aspects of “The Celebration of Christmas.” We will begin with a message about “The Lights.” In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus challenged his followers to live as if they were the “light” of the world. What does is mean for us to be the spiritual light of our world? Troy…

The Apostle Peter – The Man and His Message

Bible Text:  Luke 5:1-11, 1 Peter 1:7,13,23-25, 2:1,9, 3:15, 4:13 We end November with “Messy Grace” fresh on our hearts and minds, a few Thanksgiving feasts tucked under our belts (and maybe overlapping our belts a bit), and this American consumer tradition of “Black Friday” having drained our wallets on deals we are told we just cannot pass up! With all this…

Giving Thanks

As we put our “Messy Grace” series behind us, we turn our attention to the holiday season before us: first Thanksgiving and then, soon behind, Christmas. Our Lead Pastor, Mike Richardson, will introduce a message on “Giving Thanks” and then hand off the rest of the message to our Campus Ministry Director, Lauren Alexander. God has abundantly blessed our church family in…

Messy Grace: The Identity Part

For the past three weeks we have taken a closer look at “Messy Grace.”  We began by looking at the grace part itself and discussed how it extended to all people, even people we might think grace can no longer reach.  Then we re-examined the truth part and the love part of “Messy Grace.”  What we discovered is that although life is…

Messy Grace: The Love Part – Life Lessons from Jesus

We are now at the midway point in our “Messy Grace” series.  As we have continued to look more deeply at our understanding of what messy grace means, we have covered the topics of grace and truth.  While we are often tempted to err to greatly toward one side or the other when faced with messy situations and relationships, the greater challenge…

Messy Grace – The Truth Part – Lessons from Jonah

Last Sunday we began our “Messy Grace” teaching series, based on a book written by Caleb Kaltenbach. Week one was all about “The Grace Part.” Week two will be about “The Truth Part.” Cory Holt, and elder and lifelong member of the Indianola Church, will share life lessons from the story of Jonah and stretch our thinking about some very deep, yet…

Messy Grace: The Grace Part

Bible Text: John 8:2-11 This Sunday we begin a new four-week series on “Messy Grace.” Messy, because our lives our messy. Messy, because we are often messy people. Messy because even when we are at our best we fall short of God’s expectations. Grace, because God loves each and every one of so very much. Grace, because even though we do not…

The Great Life – Studies From the Book of Philippians (4:10-23)

This week, we come to our final message in the series “The Great Life.” Over the past two months, we’ve studied the book of Philippians and have been challenged by Paul’s words to a church that had brought him much encouragement in both his life and ministry. He spoke to them about unwavering faith regardless of the circumstances. He spoke of supernatural…