Evangelism IRL

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week 2 of our Back-to-School series. Last week we discussed how evangelism is the biblical call to the body of Christ. But what does that mean for us as individuals? This week we look at the why and the how of personal evangelism and see how this calling, scary as it may be to many of …

Evangelism 101 – various passages

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our annual “Back to School” series. Some messages can’t wait until after class. That’s when you slip a note across the aisle while the teacher’s back is turned. A daring move, but worth it. But how many of those messages are REALLY important? We know how eternally important our message of faith is. Will we take …

How Should we Pray? – Matthew 6:9-13

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us through the second week of our Back to School series on prayer, “All Call.” It’s much easier to know information than it is to put that information into action. Why? Because information is easily attained, but change takes planning and effort and it requires hard work. Last week we discussed what prayer is. This week …

What is Prayer? – Nehemiah 1:4-5

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the first week of our three-week Back-to-School series on prayer. If asked, “What is prayer?”, most of us would respond something to the effect of, “It’s talking to God.” That is true. But is that all it is? I talk to lots of people every day. Is prayer just another in a line of conversations? This …

Sabbath Diagnostics – Why We Reject Rest

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our back-to-school series on God’s Sabbath rest. Last week we discussed the gift of Sabbath and why it is valuable for our lives. But why then do we so often reject it? This week we will look at reasons we reject Sabbath, the idols that lie behind them, and how we can overcome them to embrace …

Rest For the Restless – Exodus 20:8-11

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg kicks off our back to school series, “Recess,” by teaching on the beauty and blessing of God’s Sabbath rest. Our world moves FAST! It often feels like we have to work harder and harder to keep up. This, inevitably, leaves us all feeling worn out. But this is not the way we were created to live. This …

Why Do I Need the Holy Spirit?

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg concludes our 3-week conversation on the Holy Spirit. Over the past two weeks we have discussed who the Holy Spirit is and what he does. But have you ever wondered why the Holy Spirit matters in your everyday life? This week we look at the direct influence of the Holy Spirit on our lives and how this …

What Does the Holy Spirit Do?

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the second week of our series, “We’ve Got Spirit!” Last week we established who the Holy Spirit is but this still leaves us with a question of what He does. How does the Holy Spirit work? This week we will break down the Holy Spirit’s work into several broad categories and see how this changes who …

Who is the Holy Spirit?

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the first message in our series, “Back to School: We’ve Got Spirit.” This week we talk about the nature of the Holy Spirit and why this is so important for us to understand as we seek to live out our Christian faith.

Can I Trust the Bible?

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the first message of our series, “Back to School: Hitting the Books.” This week’s message looks at the internal, external, and experiential evidence that assures us of the reliability of the Bible as God’s Word.