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The Tie We Don't Talk About

Sunday, February 23, 2020.
(A look at the Book of Job.) Preacher Eric speaking. 

There is a common experience, a tie that binds us together, yet often it is "the elephant in the room." This morning Preacher Eric gives us some good advice about handling this "elephant".

Communicating with God

Sunday, February 9, 2020. Preacher Eric speaking. 

This week Preacher Eric talks about prayer as the second "Tie" that binds us together. 

One Body, Many Members

Sunday, February 2, 2020. Ephesians 4: 1-8. Preacher Eric speaking. 

Preacher Eric starts a new series, "The Tie That Binds." This week's "Tie" is our need for Christ. 

This was Super Bowl Sunday 2020; 49'ers vs. Chiefs. Taylor Plott, our Family Life Minister, came in wearing a Patriots jersey, affording Preacher Eric an opportunity to "love" on him.

Fish or Cut Bait

 Sunday, April 28, 2019. John 21:15-25. Preacher Eric speaking.

 What is God calling you to do? If it feels rather daunting, it’s probably Him calling. Question is, how are you going to answer the call?

He is Risen – So What?

Sunday, April 21, 2019. John 20:19-27. Preacher Eric speaking

Once you know the truth you cannot return to a state of even willful denial. Peter recognizes that there are those who try, but not without consequences. 

The truth is there to change us. How about you, my friend? How has the truth changed you?

"Follow Me" - Vision Casting Sunday

Sunday, April 7, 2019. Mark 8:34. Preacher Eric speaking.

When we follow God, His blessings flow.
Listen as Preacher Eric talks about where God is leading us as a congregation, and where God is leading him. 

"My, How the Mighty Have Fallen!"

Sunday, March 17, 2019. 2 Samuel 11, 12. Preacher Eric speaking.

Is it possible for us to follow in King David's folly, even if we never engage in adultery? Absolutely. Listen as Preacher Eric explains how David's real sin lies with his relationship with God, and ours does, too.

Which Hill?

Sunday, March 10, 2019, Preacher Eric speaking.

This morning we look at King David’s sacrificing to God on Araunah’s threshing floor. How deep is your commitment to God? What is your faith costing you? 


That Day

Sunday, January 3, 2019. Romans 5:8. Preacher Eric speaking.

We can see hints of the Messiah to come in David, God’s Anointed.

SPECIAL MESSAGE: This past week our nation was caught in the throws of the abortion debate as the state of New York and the state of Iowa enacted new (and opposing) legislation and Virginia lawmakers voted down the governor’s proposal to widen Virginia state law to match what New York had just approved. Today’s message starts with Preacher Eric addressing these concerns. 

David’s Prayers

Sunday, January 27, 2019. Preacher Eric speaking.

When David prayed, God answered. What made David’s prayers so powerful? How can I pray like David?

Rise Above Jealousy

Sunday, January 20, 2019.  1 Samuel 18. Preacher Eric speaking.

You have either had it; or been the object of it. How do you deal with it when rears its ugly head? Today, Preacher Eric presents a unique approach to the problem of jealousy. 

 [If you are wondering why we skipped posting a sermon for Sunday, January 13th, bless you! Services were canceled that day due to inclement weather.]

Rise Above the Crowd

Sunday, January 6, 2019. 1 Samuel 17:1-58. Preacher Eric speaking.

What is biblical courage? And, what does harvesting crabs have to do with it?

In Spirit and Truth

Sunday, December 30, 2018. John 4:23-24. Preacher Eric speaking.

When Jesus said, “true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,” what did He mean?  How can I be a “true worshiper?”

Are We Listening?

Sunday, December 3, 2017. 1 Samuel 3:1-10. Preacher Eric speaking. 

Samuel thought he heard Eli, the priest, calling him in the night because Samuel did not recognize God’s voice. Would you recognize God’s voice if you heard it?


God’s Invitation

Sunday, November 26, 2017. 2 Kings 6:8-22. Preacher Eric speaking. 

Looking at Elisha’s servant, Gehazi, we learn that in order for us to understand God’s will, He must show it to us. Yet, once we understand what He is doing, we must decide what we are going to do.

What God is Doing Around Us

Sunday November 5, 2017. Exodus 2-4. Preacher Eric speaking.

This week begins a new series loosely based on Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” book and workbook. We look at Moses’ call, and how God is at work and calling each of us to join Him in what He is doing.

Homeward Bound

Sunday, April 23, 2017. Acts 20:13-28. Preacher Eric speaking.

As Paul is making his way to Jerusalem, he takes the time to stop and encourage the elders of Ephesus. Being homeward bound isn't always easy is it?

Paul in Troas

Sunday, April 2, 2017. Acts 20: 1-11. Preacher Eric speaking.

As Paul heads back home at the end of his third missionary journey, he stops in Troas and raises a dead boy to life. Yet, is this really the point of the story? Join us as Preacher Eric issues a challenge to all Christians based on Paul's focus in Troas.

Who Are You

Sunday, March 26, 2017. Acts 19:8-22. Preacher Eric speaking.

This week we learn about men who thought they were religious, yet fooled no one. "Real Deal", or "Poser"? Which are you?

Spiritless Disciples

Sunday, March 12, 2017. Acts 19:1-10. Preacher Eric speaking.

Paul discovered some "Spiritless Disciples" in Ephesus. How is that possible? It has something to do with Baptism: If you had an incomplete baptism, would you want to know it?

The Brick Wall

Sunday, February 26, 2017. Acts 18:1-11 Preacher Eric speaking.

Ever heard of "Beating your head against a brick wall?" All through his ministry, Paul kept hitting his head against a brick wall. I wonder, do we give up too soon?

Recognizing Servant Leaders Part 2

Sunday, February 19, 2017. Preacher Eric speaking.

This is the final of a four part series on recognizing servant leaders, those who take on the function of Elder and Deacon.

This week we look at what Paul advised Titus and Timothy, looking specifically at term of service and removing non-functioning servant leaders.

It is highly recommended you begin with Part 1 titled "The Call to Lead" below and listen to all these sermons in order.

Recognizing Servant Leaders Part 1

Sunday, February 12, 2017. Preacher Eric speaking.

What does the New Testament say, and does not say, about the process of recognizing servant leaders? In part 1 we look at what we find in Luke's history of the first days of the church, in Acts 1 ,6 & 14.

This is part 3 in a 4 part series. Please begin with part 1, titled The Call to Lead, and listen to the entire series in order.

The Character of the Called

Sunday, February 5, 2017. Preacher Eric speaking.

This week we continue to look at what scripture says about recognized servant leadership, focusing on Paul's advice to Timothy and Titus as they look for the right kind of men for servant leadership.

This is part 2 in a 4 part series. Please begin with part 1, titled The Call to Lead, and listen to the entire series in order.

The Call to Lead

Sunday, January 29, 2017. Preacher Eric speaking.

This week we start a short series on biblical Servant Leadership, focused on the recognition of elders within our congregation.

Part 1 of a 4 part series. It is highly recommended you begin with Part 1 and listen to the entire series in order.

The Unknown God

Sunday, January 22, 2017. Acts17:16-34. Preacher Eric speaking.

Paul introduces the Athenians to the God who wants to be known.


Sunday, December 25, 2016. Luke 2:21-38. Preacher Eric speaking.

This week we take a look at Simeon, an almost forgotten figure in the Christmas Story.

The Lord's Supper

Sunday, March 13, 2016. Matthew 26:17-30. Preacher Eric speaking.

Jesus faced His death with an eternal perspective. Do we?

You Did It For Me

Sunday, February 28, 2016. Matthew 25:31-46. Preacher Eric speaking.

Jesus told us exactly how He wants us to serve Him. The question is, are we listening?

Signs Of The Times

Sunday, February 21, 2016. Matthew 24. Preacher Eric speaking.

From Jesus' own words, what is left to happen before He returns?

Ivory Palaces

Sunday, February 14, 2016, Matthew 24. Preacher Eric speaking.

Are we guilty of being “unserving servants”? 

Preacher Eric brings us the first of two lessons on Jesus’ remarks as He left the Temple mount.

How NOT to Live Your Faith, Pt 2

Sunday Morning, February 7, 2016. Matthew 23:23-39. Preacher Eric speaking.

Does Jesus' criticism of the Jewish leadership sound like us?

This is the second part of a two part lesson. You will get more out of this lesson by listening to last weeks lesson first, which is right below.

How NOT to Live Your Faith, Pt1

Sunday Morning, January 31, 2016. Matthew 23:1-39. Preacher Eric speaking.

Does Jesus' criticism of the Jewish leadership sound like he is talking to us?

Overflowing Heart

Sunday morning, November, 16, 2014. Matthew 12:33-37, Preacher Eric speaking.

The second lesson on this section of scripture, focusing on Jesus’ comment, “out of the heart the mouth speaks.”

Will God Reject Me?

Sunday morning, November 9, 2014. Matthew 12:22-32, Preacher Eric speaking.

“What is the unpardonable sin? Have I committed it? Can God ever accept me?”  If you struggle with this, know that you are not alone. Listen as Preacher Eric helps us to clearly understand Jesus’ comment and God’s desire for your life.