November 18: "Thanks-Living" By Pastor Steve Baden

"Do we look at life as a gift, a blessing, or something we grumble about?" Pastor Steve asked those gathered in the church pews on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. He reminded those present that in "Thanks-Living" evil is defeated when we give thanks to God. The scripture focus for Pastor Steve's message was Psalm 100 (A psalm for giving grateful praise): "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Press the play button above to hear this sermon.

November 11: “Seeing the Unseen” by Pastor Steve Baden

Hebrews 11: 1-3 (NIV) "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible." This scripture was the focus of Pastor Steve's message titled, "Seeing the Unseen" and highlighted how faith is at the very heart of our lives. His sermon referenced several stories from the Bible to illustrate how God is at work in each of us, whether we know it or not. Press the play button above to hear the audio of the sermon.

November 4: "Stringing Pearls for Heaven" by Pastor Steve Baden

In his message titled "Stringing Pearls for Heaven," Pastor Steve Baden focused on the Matthew 25: 1-13 and how God has called each of us to commit ourselves to reaching out to the world with our Savior's love. Jesus counsels us to be better humble servants of God and to serve as signs of God's Kingdom. As Christians, when we respond to others, it is with our love for Christ and demonstrating His love, mercy, and generosity to others. In Matthew 25:13, Christ tells us, "Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour." Pastor Steve pointed out that no one knows when the Day of the Lord will come but, in a sense, it is always near and one day closer. We constantly strive to be better prepared for Jesus' Second Coming by "stringing pearls for heaven." Play the audio above to hear this message.