How We Purposefully Embrace Death

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the second week of our Back-to-School series, “The Final Bell,” in which we discuss the biblical significance of embracing death. Last week we discussed the need to embrace¬†the reality of death in order to allow Jesus’ victory to¬†sharpen our focus, clarify our purpose, and deepen our joy even in the loss and pain of physical death. …

Why We Must Embrace Death – Psalm 90:12-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg kicks off the first week of our Back-to-School series, “The Final Bell,” in a discussion about death. We know death is important (we talk about Jesus’ death). We know death is inevitable (we talk about how every person dies and faces judgment). But, still, we often keep it at an arms-length. We prefer not to deal with …

Jesus is Alive! – Luke 24:1-12 (Easter 2023)

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches our very special Easter message. “Jesus is alive!” It’s our glorious, worshipful cry of Easter morning. But in the midst of our celebrations, do we stop to ask: What does that mean in the face of the busyness, trials, and triumphs of our daily lives? We celebrate and consider this foundational truth in Luke 24:1-12.

Celebrating the Victory – Nehemiah 11-12

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues to teach through our series on the book of Nehemiah. Most of us would agree that we don’t truly celebrate nearly enough. But when God restores our hearts to His calling and His purposes for us, then we get to live in the glory of Jesus’ victory as well. Nehemiah 11-12 shows us how we can …

Despair vs. Joy – Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week 2 of our study in Ecclesiastes called, “Vs.” Who doesn’t love joy? We all want lives full of joy – unrelenting, overwhelming, satisfying joy. Yet, we live in a world that seems to be experiencing a significant shortage of joy. How do we, as followers of Christ, come to experience, sustain, and share joy in …

The Dance – Jeremiah 31:1-14, John 20:11-18

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg shares our Easter message. Last Easter we were unable to meet together. The following 12 months brought more than their share of disappointment, frustration, and division. This Easter we remember God’s restorative power. We see how our tears over our greatest sorrows and apparent defeats are turned into dances of joy by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Back Home Again – Psalm 126:1-3

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Pastor Ron Eckberg teaches a special message to lead us to the end of 2020. With the weight of heartache, heartbreak, and devastation that many feel after the events of the past year, it’s an important time to remember that we serve a God of restoration and deliverance. How will we respond to God’s goodness in the midst of our …

Joyfully Enduring Together – Hebrews 12:1-2

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg opens our new year with a special message, “Joyfully Enduring Together.” New Year’s resolutions offer a great way to challenge ourselves to improve. But why do most fail? They fail because change is hard and when things get hard it’s difficult to stick with them. Hebrews 12 shows us how God supplies us with the endurance to …

Greater Joy – Luke 1:39-41; 2:8-16, 20

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues to teach through our Advent 2019 series, “Greater Gifts,” on the best gifts of Christmas. As great as the Christmas season can be, most of us know that it can also be gut-wrenching, lonely, exhausting, and filled with every emotion under the sun. This week we’ll discuss how the JOY we know in the birth of …