Deep and Wide   pt. 1   mp3    January 3, 2016

This is part one of a series on how to get the most out of the Bible--how to go "deep and wide" into Scripture.  It explains "deep and wide" and makes some introductory points.

Deep and Wide pt.2   mp3    January 10, 2016

Why do depth and width matter?  This sermon talks about the advantages of gaining both depth and breadth.

Deep and Wide pt. 3mp3     January 17, 2016

How can we grow in our depth of comprehension?  This sermon discusses the sort of broad knowledge that is useful, the kind of questions we can ask, and some of Bible study tools that are helpful.

Philippians 1:3-8   mp3     January 24, 2016

How can we find joy no matter what life sends us?  One of the ways, used by Paul, is to forget ourselves and focus on helping others.

Philippians 1:9-11   mp3   January 31, 2016

Paul gives us a beautiful prayer we can pray for ourselves and others; a prayer that requests God's best treasures.

Philippians 1:12-18   mp3      February 7, 2016

Paul's circumstances did not limit his confidence and joy.  Find out why.

Philippians 1:19,20mp3    February 14, 2016

Paul's joy was based, in part on his strong confidence.  In this text Paul tells us five things he is confident that God will do in his life and ministry.

Philippians 1:21-26mp3    February 21, 2016

Paul's continues to tell us what he was confident Christ would do through him.

Fear of the Lordpt. 1mp3   February 28, 2016

Why does the Bible tell us to fear God?  How can we fear God and still love Him?  This sermon, the first of a two part series, talks about the negative aspect of fearing God.

Dale Katcher-Difficult Questions about Salvationmp3    March 6, 2016

Many wrestle with the Bible's teaching about sin and salvation.  Dale Katcher addresses this difficult issue and the best way to attempt to give answers.

The Fear of the Lordpt. 2mp3      March 13, 2016

This message discusses the positive side of fear of the Lord; reverencing and adoring Him.

 A Skeptic Looks at the Resurrection   mp3    March 27, 2016

Is the story of Jesus' resurrection a fairy tale, or made up myth?  Consider some of the facts that support the resurrection.

Philippians 1:27-30mp3   April 3, 2016

Paul encourages us to hang tough in our walk with Christ, to "conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ."

Philippians 2:1,2mp3    April 10, 2016

Paul urges the church, because of all that Christ has given them, to be united in Christ.  This message discusses what that unity might look like and how Christ's resources help to advance it.

Philippians 2:3-11   mp3       April 17, 2016

Asbelievers, we learn the art of mature servant-hood from the very best.  Jesus Christ has served us in the most sacrificial, loving way possible. 

Philippians 2:12,13mp3    April 24, 2016

This is about the delicate dance we do with God; about His part and our part in our walk with Him.

Philippians 2:14-18   mp3    May 1, 2016

Paul's message?  "Cut the whining, dude!"

Philippians 3:1-3   mp3    May 8, 2016

What's the greatest treasure in your life?  Paul encourages us to make Christ our treasure and our hope.

Philippians 3:3-11   mp3   May 15, 2016

This is the second part of the previous message.  Paul tells us all of the earthly treasure he possessed and how he set it all aside when he found Christ.

John 5   mp3    May 22, 2016

Fellow EFCA pastor, Jon Panner, teaches in depth about Jesus in John 5

Philippians 3:12-16   mp3   May 29, 2016

Paul was not one to coast in his spiritual life.  He tells us how to run our race well for Jesus.

Philippians 3:17-20   mp3   June 5, 2016

How do we hang on to the Lord?  Paul gives us wisdom for the long run.

Philippians 4:10-20   mp3    June 12, 2016

How much is enough?  What does it take for you to be content?

Philippians 4:6,7   mp3   June 19, 2016

This passage is for those who worry and even those who worry about worrying.

Philippians 4:8   mp3   June 26, 2016

What do you fill your mental art gallery with?  Paul has some suggestions for the godly curator.

Philippians 4:2,3   mp3    July 3, 2016

"They're fighting again!"  Is there anything you can do?  Sometimes there is.  Let's learn about peace-making from Paul.

Nehemiah pt. 1   mp3    July 10, 2016

What can happen when God gives a person a vision for a great work He wants to accomplish through them?  How does a vision start?  How does it continue.  Nehemiah will show us.

Nehemiah  pt. 2   mp3      July 17, 2016

Nehemiah keeps on chasing God's vision despite opposition.  He shows us how to keep on keeping on.

Deepening the emotional impact of Scripture   mp3    July 24, 2106

If the Bible is to have its full impact on our lives it needs to touch our heart as well as our brain.  How can we help that happen?

Deepening the applicational impact of Scripture   mp3    July 31, 2016

It's critical for a maturing believer to grow in their ability to apply the Bible to their actual day to day life.  This sermon explores the why and how of this subject.

Deepening our ability to remember Scripture   mp3    August 7, 2016

Scripture is great, but its impact is limited if it slips out of our memory. This message talks of ways to keep more of the Bible accessible in our minds.

For God so loved the world   mp3     August 14, 2016

Here is the simple but profound message of hope in Jesus as found in John 3:16

Life of David  pt. 1   mp3    August 21, 2016

In a dusty field worked a young shepherd, probably 15 years old, who already knew God.  God knew him too, and chose David to be the next king, though he would have to wait probably 15 years till he ruled all Israel.  Let's follow this fascinating story.

Life of David   pt. 2   mp3        August 28, 2016

David's big moment, his anointing by Samuel as future king, seems to quickly fade, as Samuel moves off and David goes back to tending sheep.  It will be 15 years until David becomes full king of Israel; fifteen challenging years.  But, an odd twist in the story occurs right away.  King Saul, in spiritual pain, needs help and guess who God sends as his helper?

Life of David  pt. 3   mp3   September 4, 2016

This is literally the big one!  Sit back and enjoy the story of David versus the Philistinator.

Life of David   pt. 4    September 11, 2016

David's star is rising while Saul's temperature rises with it.  Jealousy rears its greenish head.

David-pt. 5-dealing with fear   mp3    September 18, 2016

This week I take a side-road and discuss the  importance of how we handle  fear -- especially unhealthy fear.  King Saul is an example of how not to deal with fear, while David models courage in the face of fear.

David-pt. 6-the long mysterious trial  mp3   September 25, 2016

It's the Tom and Jerry show starring King Saul and his new enemy David.  We cover lots of interesting story material and discuss why God often allows a lot of unexplained suffering to follow blessing.

David-pt. 7-Sin Unchecked   mp3   October 2, 2016

More of the same zany cat and mouse adventures with Saul and David with Saul hitting new depths of wickedness.  Sin is nothing to play with.

David-pt. 8-Holiness and Leadership  mp3  October, 9, 2016

Still chasing.  Evil creates a showcase for true godly character to shine.

David-pt. 9  Holy Restraint   mp3    October 16, 2015

David has an excellent opportunity to kill King Saul here and refuses to do so, believing that God has forbidden him to touch Saul.  It's a powerful testimony to over 3600 men.

David-pt. 10-A holy man loses it   mp3    October 23, 2016

I love the honesty of the Bible.  In our last story, David has been a first-rate example of humble, trusting holiness.  Here he is just the opposite.  Fortunately, God sends a wise woman his way.

David-pt. 10-A holy man loses it   mp3   October 30, 2016

Sometimes Bible stories aren't easy to interpret.  We wonder, does God approve of what the main character is doing?  Does He want us to imitate him/her?  This message discusses the interpretive challenges of just such a chapter -- 1 Samuel 27.

Psalm 63   mp3    November 6, 2016

David, while fleeing from his treasonous son Absalom, pens this beautiful letter of love and desire for God.  It's one of my favorite psalms.

Psalm 1   mp3   November 13, 2016

What does it mean to be blessed in the best possible way?  Hear this described in Psalm 1

Meditation   mp3     November 20, 2016

This is a practical discussion of the benefits of Scripture meditation and suggestions on how to do it.

November 27, 2016

One of my parishoners called this an "apolitical political sermon".  My point was not to take a side in the election but to make suggestions for helping our country deal with our post-election issues from a Christian point of view.

December 4, 2016

What does God think about little old me?  David describes the wonderful ways God relates to His followers.

December 11, 2016

How we handle injustice makes a huge difference in our relationship with God and others.  David gives us wisdom in this area

The Bible says, in Galatians, that Jesus came "in the fullness of time".  How so?  From a human point of view Jesus came at an awkward, dangerous time.  God, however, knew what He was doing.  He had perfect timing then, as He still has today in our lives.