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Sermons by Mike Richardson

Traveling Light – Psalm 23:4 – TRUST

We have often talked about a common misconception that many people have about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Many believe that a commitment to follow Jesus ought to mean that God will take care of us and all, or most, of our ¬†problems will go away. But this is not an idea that comes from the Bible.…

Our Core Values – Impact and Authenticity

We now come to the end of our message series on the proposed values of the Indianola Church. While we believe that these guiding principles are of great importance to our church family, we wanted to take the time to talk about these in greater depth, and provide our members with the opportunity to provide feedback. We appreciate all of your thoughts,…

Our Core Values – Life Change

As we have considered the possible values of the Indianola Church we have first looked at compassion, then examined belonging. This week we will turn our attention to Life Change. We are defining Life Change as being “a significant, noticeable, and often measurable alteration in one’s personality, temperament, aspiration, or behavior.” In other words, what difference does it make for me to…

Our Core Values – Compassion

What are the things that matter the most to us? There are many ways we can answer a question like that. We can talk about the people we love the most dearly, our most prized possessions, our deepest passions and a myriad of other responses. But the question becomes more complex when we apply them to an entire group of people. What…

Greater Than

What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus Christ? For many, the answer begins with what they have to give up, walk away from, or sacrifice. For them, following Jesus sounds like a “lesser than” kind of life. But for many others, whatever is given up in a pursuit of Jesus is far less than all that is given back…

Who Am I?

For the past three months, we have studied the life of Moses and the many different roles and identities he had assumed over his lifetime. Some of these fell naturally upon him. Some were the result of decisions and actions he chose and made along the way. Still others were because of the direct call to ministry that God placed upon Moses’…

Moses – Who Am I? – The One Who Has Fallen

Who was Moses, really? Over the course of the winter months we have examined Moses life from many possible perspectives. Was he a prince, a fugitive, a shepherd, a prophet, a leader, one who was fallen, or, as we will examine this Sunday, a friend of God. Being a true, authentic “friend of God” would be an admirable role. But was would…