Temptation and Trials – Matthew 4:1-11

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Pastor Ron Eckberg concludes our current series in the opening chapters of the Gospel of Matthew. Have you ever been tempted? Of course you have. Have you ever given in to temptation? A double “of course you have”. Fighting the battle with the myriad of temptations that come our way is the most common of our human experiences. Even Jesus …

The Plunge – Matthew 3:13-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us through the next passage in our study of the Gospel of Matthew. After John the Baptist has called God’s people to repent, Jesus immediately shows up to begin His ministry. The interaction between John and Jesus is one of common practice conducted with unique purpose. As we read the scene we see the unique joy and meaning …

Setting the Table – Matthew 3:1-12

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series in the opening chapters of Matthew. Before Matthew begins the story of Jesus’ life and ministry, we meet John the Baptist. John is a man on a mission. He is announcing the serious need to prepare for the arrival of the long-awaited Messiah. And what do we learn from this bold proclamation from an …

Wheels in Motion – Matthew 2:1-23

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our study in the Gospel of Matthew. After Jesus is born, God continues to move through obedient, curious, and even wicked men. The events that follow the Messiah’s arrival give us some amazing reminders of how faithful and powerful God is as we rejoice in the blessing of being called to serve Him and His glory …

Shaping a Faithful Response – Matthew 1:18-25

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the second week of our introduction to the book of Matthew. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promised Messiah. But how did he come to be a part of OUR story? And what do we learn about faithful surrender from that moment when he burst into His creation? Our answers come as we celebrate Christmas in …

Introducing the King – Matthew 1:1-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our new series, “Hello!” This series is the first part of our study through the Gospel of Matthew. Sometimes introductions are not necessary. At least not in order to identity a person. But even when we know a person’s identity, to really know them we need an introduction. In the opening verses of the book of Matthew …

Simple Christmas #4 – From Attendance to Deliverance

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us through the 4th message in our 2023 Christmas series, “Simple Christmas”. In the past three weeks we have discussed simplifying our minds, hands, and hearts around Christmas. But even so, how do we reject these as just another course of action and, instead, allow the truth and beauty of Christmas to transform us? The answer …

Simple Christmas #3 – From Participation to Preparation

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the third message in our 2023 Christmas series, “Simple Christmas.” As we approach Christmas day, the seasonal celebrations begin to pick up steam. As they do, the question remains: In the flurry of activity, how do we avoid falling into mindless participation and tradition? This week we discuss how we can walk through the activities of …

Simple Christmas #2 – From Shopping to Serving

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Pastor Ron Eckberg teaches the second week of our 2023 Christmas series, “Simple Christmas”. With Jesus as our central focus of our season we have peace in the busyness of the weeks ahead. But, how does this help us move from walking through mere tradition or mindless activities to a purposeful service to the Kingdom and to those around us? …