Sermons


Jul 23, 2017
Our God is a Jealous God
Series: (All)
Nahum 1:1-15
Jealousy is seen as a negative character trait or emotion. Usually, in humans that is true, because we don’t know the way we should act as a result. God created that emotion and often He is described as our title says. The difference is that God always acts in a way that is appropriate.
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  • Jul 23, 2017Our God is a Jealous God
    Jul 23, 2017
    Our God is a Jealous God
    Series: (All)
    Nahum 1:1-15
    Jealousy is seen as a negative character trait or emotion. Usually, in humans that is true, because we don’t know the way we should act as a result. God created that emotion and often He is described as our title says. The difference is that God always acts in a way that is appropriate.
  • Jul 23, 2017Faith: It’s How You Look At It
    Jul 23, 2017
    Faith: It’s How You Look At It
    Hebrews 11:7-12
    How we look at all of life is directed by our meta-narrative. Meta-narrative is our big story…the driving direction of our lives. If we have Christ at our core, then everything will reflect that point of view. Most people have themselves at their core. Hence, everything will reflect that point of view.
  • Jul 16, 2017The Saga of the Unhappy Servant
    Jul 16, 2017
    The Saga of the Unhappy Servant
    Series: (All)
    Jonah 4
    Any preacher today would give up his full-size GMC Van with half a million miles on it, to have the type of response to his ministry that Jonah had to his. But as you might guess, such was not the case for Jonah.
  • Jul 16, 2017Essential Faith
    Jul 16, 2017
    Essential Faith
    Hebrew 11:1-6
    Faith is trusting in something that is substantive, yet unseen. Unseen because sin has caused a separation between God and us. Substantive, because the God we seek is good and has created all we see. To please God and grow as children of God, believers know that faith is essential.
  • Jul 9, 2017Prayer
    Jul 9, 2017
    Prayer
    Series: (All)
    Wes was born and raised in the Northwest where his father, Carl Hanson, has worked as a teacher and preacher for the past 40 years.  Wes came to a personal conviction regarding the truth of Christianity at age 16 after the historical proofs for Christ’s resurrection were presented to him by a counselor at Delano Bay Christian Camp.  Since then he has fully committed his life to the ministry of the Word, working with both Adults and Teens.  He and his wife Rachel, and their family of four live in Scappoose, OR where Wes has served as preaching minister for 14 years.  He is involved in the ministry at Camp Yamhill and frequently speaks for youth events and ministry conferences.
  • Jul 9, 2017I am an Arab and I am a Muslim
    Jul 9, 2017
    I am an Arab and I am a Muslim
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    I am Wissam, 37, an associate minister at Sunset church of Christ and a gospel preacher in Metro Detroit, MI. I was born and raised to a Sunni Muslim family in Baghdad, Iraq. I rejected Islam into atheism in the mid-1990's, found a copy of the Bible in '97, believed in '98 and it took me another 12 years before I could find someone to baptize me in May 2010. 
    A graduate of the University of Baghdad, I worked as a civil engineer for 8 years after finishing my service as a Republican Guard. Then a Christian woman in the Amish country of Pennsylvania invited me to come to the U.S. I came in April 2011. Nine months later, I went to Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX. I finished school and moved to Michigan by early 2014. I like reading, writing, and doing Bible studies. I teach in our church, at my house and other places on a regular basis. I dream of starting an Arab-speaking congregation of the Lord's church in Dearborn.
  • Jul 2, 2017A Great Awakening
    Jul 2, 2017
    A Great Awakening
    Jonah 3
    The people of Nineveh were persuaded to listen to the message of Jonah. It seems, from what the text says, they got their lives right with God. This is encouraging to us, as we all have areas we need to grow in and the path to God is the
    same for us as it was for the people of Nineveh.
  • Jul 2, 2017No Eye Has Seen
    Jul 2, 2017
    No Eye Has Seen
    Hebrews 11:1-10
     
    Faith is a profound human trait. We can’t live without it, yet we often deny that we have any. It takes as much faith to be an atheist as it does to be a theist. While it will not be admitted, most theories of how humans came to be, have gaps in their logic, faith is what fills them in. The beginning of faith recognizes that God created the world we experience. 
  • Jun 25, 2017The Messiah: Jesus or Mohammed?
    Jun 25, 2017
    The Messiah: Jesus or Mohammed?
    Matthew 24:23-28
    I have been looking forward to hearing what Wissam has to say regarding his faith and his work. It seems that because of the terrorist tragedies carried out by people claiming to be Islamic, to hear from somebody like Wissam is a rare opportunity. In personal preparation, I have been reading up on Islam, including doing some reading from the Koran. The message this evening will focus on Islam’s view of Jesus.
  • Jun 25, 2017Worship: Enhanced with Entertainment
    Jun 25, 2017
    Worship: Enhanced with Entertainment
    Hebrews 13:1-3
    The Bible tells us that we should pursue entertainment. In fact, hospitality, (entertaining strangers) is consistently mentioned in the Bible (both old and new testament). It's a requirement of elders. It's a command for every member and yet, we often dismiss these ideas by saying not everyone is an extrovert/has a big house/has extra money for it. If we get this down - learning hospitality - it will affect everything about how we connect as a church and it will transform Sunday mornings. A church committed to hospitality will make transform worship into sweet time of reunion and belonging. Yes! Your worship needs a little entertainment.