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 …

Secure and Empowered – 1 John 5:18-21

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the final message of our study through 1 John. Over the past few months we’ve heard John assure the believers of their faith and encourage them to stay the course. He wants to make sure that his audience does not forget this. So, as he concludes his letter, he once again reminds them of the security …

A Life of Righteous Prayer – 1 John 5:13-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the penultimate message in our study through 1 John. Even a very surface level study of the Christian faith reveals that prayer is significant. As we grow in our faith we are constantly learning how prayer is integrated into every aspect of our faith. In 1 John 5:13-17, the Apostle John tells us how righteous, Kingdom-minded …

Love, Obedience, and Victory

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us back into our study through 1 John and our series, “A Different Kind of Love”. In 1 John 4 we read John’s instructions on what divine love is and how to love God and others. But why? Why does John spend such a large portion of his writing to the church on the topic of …

The Measure of a Father – Ephesians 6:1-3

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Pastor Ron Eckberg shares a special Father’s Day message. Like it or not, if you are a father you are being “measured”. Your children—and most likely, you—are measuring you against your father, against the fathers of your children’s friends, and even the fathers on the TV screen. There is, however, only one True Father we should measure ourselves against.

God is Love – 1 John 4:7-10

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our study in 1 John through our series, “A Different Kind of Love.” God is love. It’s a phrase we know well and one that is employed often by believers and non-believers alike. But what does it actually mean? 1 John 4:7-10 tells us how these three simple words change the way we engage our lives …

Testing for Truth – 1 John 4:1-6

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Pastor Ron Eckberg continues our series, “A Different Kind of Love.” On the night of his arrest and trial Jesus stood before Pilate who asked the age-old question, “What is truth?” Two thousand years later the answer to that question seems to be as elusive to our world as ever. The problem, of course, is that we continue to look …