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Audio file Special Purpose People (10 September 2017)
If we want to be useful to the Lord, we must cleanse ourselves and be made holy.
(2 Timothy 2.20-21)
Speaker: Tedd Lewellen. Duration: 31:52, file size: 11.6 MB
Audio file Lessons from a Barren Tree (03 September 2017)
Growing is good, but producing fruit is required. We must make the most of our time and be disciples that make disciples.
(Stories Jesus Told; Luke 13.6-9)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 29:38, file size: 10.4 MB
Audio file The Parable of the Banquet (27 August 2017)
This parable teaches us how a provincial gospel, so small at the beginning, became a universal gospel for both Jews and Gentiles.
(Stories Jesus Told; Luke 14.15-24)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 53:49, file size: 19.4 MB
Audio file Right on the Money (20 August 2017)
While you are waiting for the return of Christ, work—and do it with
faithfulness, energy, and love for your King.
(There were technical issues recording the first few minutes of this sermon. Our apologies.)
(Stories Jesus Told; Matthew 25.14-30)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 36:32, file size: 13.7 MB
Audio file Acquisition of a Lifetime (13 August 2017)
Jesus compares the Kingdom of heaven to a treasure and a pearl of great price. Both are so valuable they are to be considered acquisitions of a lifetime.
(Stories Jesus Told; Matthew 13.44-46)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 44:28, file size: 16.0 MB
Audio file The King and the Scorekeeper (06 August 2017)
To live in the kingdom of God requires forgiving others as we have been forgiven.
(Stories Jesus Told; Matthew 18.21-35)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 38:17, file size: 13.8 MB
Audio file Casting Our Gaze (30 July 2017)
Jesus teaches us eternal lessons from an unlikely character.
(Stories Jesus Told; Luke 16.1-13)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 29:21, file size: 10.6 MB
Audio file The Midnight Cry (23 July 2017)
In this parable Jesus teaches that while a friend gives grudgingly, a father gives willingly, and God is our Father.
(Stories Jesus Told; Luke 11.5-13)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 37:09, file size: 13.6 MB
Audio file What Do You See? (16 July 2017)
The familiar parable of the Good Samaritan reminds us that just seeing a
need is not enough, appropriate action must follow.
(Stories Jesus Told; Luke 10.25-37)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 47:01, file size: 17.8 MB
Audio file How to Hear God Speak to You (09 July 2017)
The parable of the sower and the soils teaches us that the condition of your
heart will determine what you hear.
(Stories Jesus Told; Luke 8.4-15)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 44:38, file size: 16.5 MB
Audio file Remarkable Christianity (25 June 2017)
We who have received grace are to become distributers of grace by engaging in “good deeds.”
(Titus 3)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 38:19, file size: 14.1 MB
Audio file Adorning the Gospel (18 June 2017)
Paul urges all Christians, regardless of age or station in life, to “adorn” the Gospel by developing Christ-like character and conduct that displays his beauty to the world.
(Titus 2)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 44:25, file size: 15.5 MB
Audio file Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It (11 June 2017)
The mission of Titus was to find men who will lead the church into a new normal by living an “above reproach” lifestyle and holding to sound doctrine.
(Titus 1)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 47:21, file size: 16.9 MB
Audio file It's Worth the Risk (04 June 2017)
Since we cannot comprehend the totality of God’s providential acts, the only proper course of action is to engage life wholeheartedly and even take risks.
(The Reality of Life; Ecclesiastes 11:1-6)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 39:39, file size: 14.1 MB
Audio file Time Waits for No Man (28 May 2017)
Solomon tells us that it all goes back in the box, so stop and ask yourself, "What really matters?" And then make a commitment to live in holy fear of the one who controls time.
(The Reality of Life; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 42:32, file size: 15.1 MB
Audio file In the Presence of God (21 May 2017)
Sometimes we have a distorted or incomplete picture of God. Jesus, Infinite God in finite form, provides a clearer picture. By his Spirit, we can cry "Abba Father", and enter his presence with joy and confidence.
(The Reality of Life; Ecclesiastes 5:1-7)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 29:06, file size: 10.1 MB
Audio file When You Lose a Turn (14 May 2017)
While experiencing losses in life is not pleasant, Solomon tells us they can make “the heart better.”
(The Reality of Life; Ecclesiastes 6-7)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 40:21, file size: 13.9 MB
Audio file Two Are Better Than One (07 May 2017)
Solomon helps us see the value of relational investing. Paul helps us see how “two are better than one” in marriage.
(The Reality of Life; Ecclesiastes 4.9-12, Ephesians 5.21-33)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 42:50, file size: 15.0 MB
Audio file Your Opening Move (30 April 2017)
What makes for a great start in life?
(The Reality of Life; Ecclesiastes 12.1)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 46:11, file size: 16.1 MB
Audio file Faith and Doubt (23 April 2017)
God doesn't ask us to feel certain, he asks us to live out a relationship of trusting him in the midst of doubt.
(Matthew 28.16-20)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 38:03, file size: 13.2 MB
Audio file Mary, Martha, and Lazarus (16 April 2017)
Wherever Jesus is, he brings life.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 11)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 36:38, file size: 12.7 MB
Audio file The Real Palm Sunday (09 April 2017)
On Palm Sunday, the crowd had a plan lined up for Jesus: revolution. But God had a different plan: salvation.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 12.12-19)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 40:55, file size: 14.3 MB
Audio file The Blind Man (02 April 2017)
Jesus restored physical sight to this blind man, but Jesus sees a deeper need in his life—spiritual blindness.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 9)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 33:38, file size: 11.7 MB
Audio file In the Storm (26 March 2017)
If God has you in a storm, he has his eye on your boat and his hand on the waves.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 6.15-21)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 38:02, file size: 13.2 MB
Audio file Feeding the Five Thousand (19 March 2017)
With Jesus, limited resources are plenty. Never place your littleness above his greatness.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 6.1-14)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 42:29, file size: 14.8 MB
Audio file The Lame Man at Bethesda (12 March 2017)
Jesus enters the broken world of a lame man and asks him if he wants to be well. He asks us the same question.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 5.1-14)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 44:06, file size: 15.4 MB
Audio file The Woman at the Well (05 March 2017)
While a Samaritan woman is looking for water, Jesus is looking for her. Jesus crosses many "red lines" to give her "living water."
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 4)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 40:44, file size: 14.1 MB
Audio file Nicodemus (26 February 2017)
Jesus instructs the one known as the Teacher in Israel about the necessity of a new birth from above.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 3.1-21)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 48:56, file size: 17.1 MB
Audio file Water into Wine (19 February 2017)
The miracle of turning water into wine pictures the failure of the Old Testament Law to bring joy and the power of Christ to provide lasting joy through his salvation.
(Transforming Encounters with Jesus; John 2.1-11)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 45:57, file size: 16.0 MB
Audio file Love Always Wins (12 February 2017)
We are called to love, even when by the world's standards it looks like failure or defeat, trusting that God’s lovingkindness always wins in the end.
(1 Corinthians 13)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 33:05, file size: 11.4 MB
Audio file Repentance (05 February 2017)
The Jewish remnant repent as they see the seriousness of their sin in marrying foreign wives.
(Ezra 10)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 35:41, file size: 12.4 MB
Audio file Elephants and Exiles (29 January 2017)
Sin is often the “elephant in the room”, which we ignore to our detriment. In this passage, Ezra provides a pattern of prayer for repentance that leads to renewal.
(Ezra 9)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 24:24, file size: 8.4 MB
Audio file Ezra, Our Model (15 January 2017)
One way we mature is to have set before us examples of godly men and women of faith who are worthy of our emulation. Ezra is a great example to follow.
We apologize for the poor quality of the audio in this recording.
(Ezra 7)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 43:22, file size: 18.1 MB
Audio file Dedication (08 January 2017)
The dedication of the second temple speaks to the dedication of our lives as temples of the Holy Spirit.
We apologize for the poor quality of the audio in this recording.
(Ezra 6.14-22)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 39:58, file size: 16.4 MB
Audio file Come Home to God (25 December 2016)
The angel's announcement to the shepherds assures us that when we come home to God we can have joy, salvation and peace.
(Home for Christmas; Luke 2.9-14)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 36:43, file size: 13.5 MB
Audio file Come Home to God's Forgiveness (18 December 2016)
Given our failure and doubts, we sometimes wonder if we're welcome if we come to God. In this parable, Jesus tells us we are!
(Home for Christmas; Luke 15.11-32)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 41:11, file size: 15.3 MB
Audio file Come Home to God's Comfort (04 December 2016)
When God takes you out of your comfort zone, he invites you to come home to his comfort.
(Home for Christmas; Matthew 1 and Luke 1 and 2)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 36:33, file size: 13.4 MB
Audio file Home Coming (27 November 2016)
Our deepest longing is for God to make his home with us, which is exactly what he intends to do.
(Home for Christmas; Zephaniah 3.14-20)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 27:30, file size: 10.0 MB
Audio file God's Provisions (20 November 2016)
This passage gives us a glimpse of how God provided far more than the people expected from the King's ruling regarding the rebuilding of the Temple.
(Ezra 6:1-15)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 43:26, file size: 16.4 MB
Audio file Telling God's Story (13 November 2016)
Marilyn Hanscome describes the "Orality" ministry in West Africa, which God is using to bring many to Christ.
(Missions Conference 2016)
Speaker: Marilyn Hanscome, C&MA missionary to Burkina Faso. Duration: 54:14, file size: 19.2 MB
Audio file Keep Calm and Carry On (06 November 2016)
Despite another attempt to obstruct the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, through their faith in God and belief in their righteous cause, the people keep calm and carry on.
(Ezra 5.3-17)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 45:24, file size: 16.9 MB
Audio file Getting Unstuck (30 October 2016)
After fifteen years of the people not building the Temple, God sent Haggai and Zechariah to get them unstuck and back to the work.
(Ezra 5.1-2; Haggai)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 41:47, file size: 15.6 MB
Audio file The Challenge of Opposition (23 October 2016)
Like the work of rebuilding the Temple, every good work for the Lord will be opposed by Satan and his hosts.
(Ezra 4)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 41:30, file size: 15.1 MB
Audio file A Rebuilt Foundation (16 October 2016)
Laying the foundation for the rebuilt Temple led to an all-out celebration to God for His goodness.
(Ezra 3.8-13)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 47:15, file size: 17.8 MB
Audio file Renewal Begins with a Rebuilt Altar (09 October 2016)
After God stirred the hearts of his people to renew their worship in Jerusalem, the people rebuilt the broken altar.
(Ezra 3.1-6)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 39:36, file size: 14.8 MB
Audio file God's Provision for Renewal (Part 2) (02 October 2016)
What happens when God provides people for his work and pours out a spirit of generosity?
(Ezra 2)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 40:53, file size: 15.4 MB
Audio file God's Provision for Renewal (Part 1) (25 September 2016)
When God brings renewal he provides both a stirring and a softening of the heart.
(Ezra 1.5-11)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 37:26, file size: 14.4 MB
Audio file Stirrings of Renewal (18 September 2016)
When God brought his people back to their homeland he stirred the heart of a king.
(Ezra 1.1-4)
Speaker: Pastor Keith Sholl. Duration: 36:22, file size: 12.5 MB
Audio file New Boundaries (11 September 2016)
The people of God are marked by the presence of the Spirit, trust in Jesus, and love for each other.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 11.1-18)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 43:35, file size: 15.8 MB
Audio file A Tale of Two Conversions (28 August 2016)
Peter learns that Jesus indeed has provided salvation to ALL who love him and call him Lord and that we will be his witnesses to the ends of the earth (not just to Jerusalem, Judea, or even Samaria).
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 10)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 30:20, file size: 11.5 MB
Audio file Surrender in Suffering (21 August 2016)
Faced with the certainty of suffering, how can we respond?
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 9.32-42)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 32:11, file size: 11.5 MB
Audio file When God Calls Someone (14 August 2016)
When God calls us we think differently, we take risks, we suffer, we get stretched and trained, and while we may not see immediate success, God works in and through us to complete his plan in the world.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 9.1-31)
Speaker: Dave Smit, SCC deacon. Duration: 52:09, file size: 18.8 MB
Audio file Beyond the Barriers (07 August 2016)
The encounter between an unlikely pair demonstrates the extension of God's love to all.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 8.26-40)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 34:49, file size: 12.7 MB
Audio file Samaritans and Magicians (31 July 2016)
Although he loves us and desires our good, God will not be manipulated for our benefit.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 8.1-25)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 45:00, file size: 17.2 MB
Audio file The Stoning of Stephen (24 July 2016)
Do not reject God, but serve him faithfully.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 6.8-7.60)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 35:14, file size: 12.6 MB
Audio file Delegation Deployed to Avoid Dissension (19 July 2016)
As the family of God, we are called to be a community of ‘differents’ united in His purpose - and extend this invitation to others.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 6.1-7)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 27:41, file size: 9.7 MB
Audio file Facing the Sanhedrin (Again) (26 June 2016)
In the face of hostility and disgrace, we are to respond with confidence in God without being distracted from the mission of proclaiming that Jesus is Lord.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 5.12–42)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 45:36, file size: 16.0 MB
Audio file Setting a Course for His Church (19 June 2016)
The blossoming early church, enduring initial attacks by the Sanhedrin, now confronts an internal assault from the Enemy.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 4.32-5.11)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 34:54, file size: 13.2 MB
Audio file And They Asked for Boldness (12 June 2016)
God is charge. When faced with pressure or threats, take it to the Lord through prayer, and do what He has called you to do.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 4.23-31)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 38:20, file size: 14.3 MB
Audio file No Other Name (29 May 2016)
The Holy Spirit empowers us to witness to Jesus as the new Temple, the only “place” of reconciliation with God.
(Several minutes in the middle of this message are missing due to a technical glitch.)
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 4.1-22)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 36:45, file size: 13.3 MB
Audio file The Spirit's Healing Power (22 May 2016)
By renewal of the Holy Spirit, we experience complete wholeness, made fit for duty, to share the good news: Jesus, the Deliverer, has come!
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 3)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 31:03, file size: 11.0 MB
Audio file The Spirit Descends (15 May 2016)
“What does this mean?” We gain perspective on the Holy Spirit through the events of Pentecost.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 2)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 36:17, file size: 13.2 MB
Audio file Jesus Ascends (08 May 2016)
The Ascension of Jesus means that he is enthroned as the world's true king, and by the Spirit we are empowered as his witnesses.
(Acts of the Holy Spirit; Acts 1)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 40:38, file size: 14.8 MB
Audio file Victory over Death (01 May 2016)
The promise of resurrection allows us to live and work for Jesus so that others can too.
(Resurrection Life; 1 Corinthians 15)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 32:20, file size: 11.5 MB
Audio file Jesus and Peter (24 April 2016)
If you feel you have failed Jesus, you can be certain that because of the resurrection you are redeemed and are still of use to our Lord.
(Resurrection Life; John 21.15-19)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 44:15, file size: 15.8 MB
Audio file Proof for Thomas (17 April 2016)
Often we don't understand what God is doing, but he still deserves our trust.
(Resurrection Life; John 20.24-31)
Speaker: Michael Bochman. Duration: 25:48, file size: 9.3 MB
Audio file Seeking Hope on the Way to Emmaus (10 April 2016)
When we least expect it, Jesus opens our eyes, moving us from downcast confusion to hope and understanding, as we continue to ask, seek, and knock.
(Resurrection Life; Luke 24.13-35)
Speaker: Dave Smit, SCC member. Duration: 43:29, file size: 15.3 MB
Audio file Peace Be With You (03 April 2016)
Jesus gives us true peace and sends us, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to act as God’s representatives.
(Resurrection Life; John 20.19-23)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 33:18, file size: 11.7 MB
Audio file Small Hopes (27 March 2016)
The risen Christ meets us in our grief and confusion, calls us by name, and invites us into his work of new creation.
(John 20.1-18)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 34:13, file size: 12.1 MB
Audio file Vainglory (20 March 2016)
Fullness of life comes by seeking the approval of God rather than the approval of others. (Due to technical problems, several minutes at the beginning and in the middle of this message were not recorded.)
(The Repentant Life; Matthew 6.1-6, 16-18)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 38:05, file size: 13.5 MB
Audio file Envy (13 March 2016)
God wants to change us into people who are free from envy and instead act out of love for others.
(The Repentant Life; Galatians 5.19-6.2)
Speaker: Rob Burns. Duration: 31:30, file size: 11.3 MB
Audio file Gluttony (06 March 2016)
When we put even good things in place of our relationship with God, we miss out on the best that God has for us.
(The Repentant Life; Psalm 34.8-10, James 1:17)
Speaker: Rebekah McCarter, SCC deacon. Duration: 32:10, file size: 11.2 MB
Audio file Lust (28 February 2016)
Only in God himself and in God working through the community of people empowered by his Spirit will we find the connection and intimacy we were made for.
(The Repentant Life; Matt 5.27-30)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 39:10, file size: 13.9 MB
Audio file Sloth (21 February 2016)
Sloth is a slow spiritual death, affecting both the lazy and the over-busy. Instead, let us diligently pursue what God has called us to do, submitting to the Holy Spirit transforming us.
(The Repentant Life; Matt 11:28, 2 Tim 2:3-5, 1 Cor 15:58)
Speaker: Dave Smit, SCC member. Duration: 36:06, file size: 12.7 MB
Audio file Anger (14 February 2016)
We are called to be meek people, for the meek will inherit the earth. Let us get rid of anger before the devil gains a foothold.
(The Repentant Life; Luke 6.27-38)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 33:25, file size: 11.7 MB
Audio file Greed (07 February 2016)
We are tempted to look to possessions to protect us from fear and want, but only God can do that.
(The Repentant Life; Luke 12.13-34)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 37:28, file size: 13.5 MB
Audio file The Wedding at Cana (17 January 2016)
Jesus's actions at Cana showed his glory in a cup. (Josh Bell video: https://youtu.be/hnOPu0_YWhw)
(Jesus Begins His Ministry; John 2.1-11)
Speaker: Rob Burns. Duration: 48:31, file size: 17.5 MB
Audio file The Temptation of Jesus (10 January 2016)
Jesus shows us what is needed to resist temptation.
(Jesus Begins His Ministry; Luke 4.1-13)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 25:20, file size: 9.3 MB
Audio file The Baptism of Jesus (03 January 2016)
Jesus came to be truly and completely with us so that we could be truly and completely in him.
(Jesus Begins His Ministry; Matthew 3)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 36:49, file size: 13.3 MB
Audio file The Original Grinch (27 December 2015)
Herod and the magi responded very differently to the coming of Jesus.
(The Songs of Advent; Matthew 2.1-23)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 24:18, file size: 8.7 MB
Audio file The Song of Simeon (20 December 2015)
We can find true peace when we encounter the Messiah.
(The Songs of Advent; Luke 2.21-38)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 22:35, file size: 8.1 MB
Audio file The Song of the Angels (13 December 2015)
We have joy because Jesus has come as the world's true King, and we have hope because he will come again.
(The Songs of Advent; Luke 2.8-14)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 29:11, file size: 10.6 MB
Audio file The Song of Zechariah (06 December 2015)
From disbelief to outright praise of God: Zechariah shows us that God keeps his promises to us.
(The Songs of Advent; Luke 1.67–79)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 32:43, file size: 11.6 MB
Audio file Psalm 24 (22 November 2015)
District Superintendent Thomas George shares from Psalm 24.
Speaker: Thomas George, District Superintendent. Duration: 43:54, file size: 15.9 MB
Audio file Clothed in Humility (08 November 2015)
We can live with humility toward others because we entrust ourselves to a faithful God. (What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 5:1-14)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 39:27, file size: 15.2 MB
Audio file Suffering as Christians (01 November 2015)
Christians endure judgment by the world, through it they have the opportunity to praise God and witness of his glory. At the end of time God will judge all mankind and decide who is righteous.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 4:12-19)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 24:15, file size: 9.0 MB
Audio file Who We Were; Who We Are (25 October 2015)
Through the blood of Christ we are fundamentally changed.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 4:1-11)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 25:02, file size: 9.8 MB
Audio file Saved Through Water (18 October 2015)
Jesus Christ is Lord over and in the midst of the suffering we face.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 3:18-22)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC member. Duration: 36:56, file size: 13.3 MB
Audio file Be Prepared! (11 October 2015)
Always be ready to give a reason for the hope you have in Jesus. This is Pastor Schneemann's farewell sermon at Scio.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 3:8-17)
Speaker: Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:58, file size: 10.6 MB
Audio file Wedlock or Deadlock (04 October 2015)
Spouses, love one another and submit to Jesus.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 3:1-7)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:32, file size: 10.8 MB
Audio file Suffer Like Jesus (27 September 2015)
God's grace is present in the midst of suffering.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 2:11-25)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:22, file size: 12.4 MB
Audio file Harmony (20 September 2015)
When persecuted, we have not only hope and a call to holy living but also a harmonious family of God we are to love.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 1:22-2:10)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:38, file size: 12.9 MB
Audio file Be Holy! (13 September 2015)
When suffering, we need not only need empathy but also holy action.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 1:13-21)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:30, file size: 9.5 MB
Audio file A Living Hope (06 September 2015)
Suffering is real but temporary. Salvation and hope are real and eternal.
(What in the World Is Going On? 1 Peter 1:1-12)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 32:51, file size: 12.3 MB
Audio file An Ordinary Question (30 August 2015)
Jesus challenges His disciples by asking an ordinary question.
(John 13.1-12)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 26:54, file size: 10.0 MB
Audio file The Parable of the Net (23 August 2015)
Judgment Day is coming for all of us. Are you ready?
(Matthew 13.47-58)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:47, file size: 10.4 MB
Audio file The Parable of the Pearl (16 August 2015)
Jesus gave up everything for us.
(Matthew 13.45-46)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:16, file size: 12.4 MB
Audio file The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (09 August 2015)
You are a treasure to God. God wants to be your treasure.
(Matthew 13.44)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:05, file size: 13.4 MB
Audio file The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast (02 August 2015)
The kingdom of God is advancing… whether you see it or not.
(Matthew 13.31-35)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 25:21, file size: 9.5 MB
Audio file The Parable of the Weeds (26 July 2015)
Good and evil coexist in our world—for now!
(Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:45, file size: 13.5 MB
Audio file The Parable of the Sower (19 July 2015)
Spiritual seeds produce a variety of results.
(Matthew 13:1-23)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:24, file size: 12.5 MB
Audio file Reports from the Dominican Republic (12 July 2015)
Several of those sent on the Scio mission trip to the Dominican Republic share their experiences.
Speaker: SCC members. Duration: 1:12:27, file size: 27.0 MB
Audio file God and Country (05 July 2015)
Our first allegiance belongs to the kingdom of God.
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman. Duration: 41:27, file size: 15.7 MB
Audio file Sacrificial Leadership (28 June 2015)
We are called to sacrifice our own agendas to come alongside and support the people God has given us influence over.
Speaker: Pastor Scott Crownover (the greenroom). Duration: 37:14, file size: 14.2 MB
Audio file God is Life (14 June 2015)
God is light, love, and life.
(1 John 5.1-21)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:19, file size: 13.7 MB
Audio file God is Love (07 June 2015)
We are in the midst of a battle fought with love and prayer.
(1 John 4.1-21)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:23, file size: 12.6 MB
Audio file Love Acts (31 May 2015)
Love in action is a sign that we belong to the family of God.
(1 John 3.11-24)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 44:53, file size: 16.8 MB
Audio file Children of God (24 May 2015)
We are children of God…or children of the devil.
(1 John 2.28-3.10)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:05, file size: 9.1 MB
Audio file Antichrists (17 May 2015)
We must know the Truth and avoid the lies.
(1 John 2.18-27)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:51, file size: 14.0 MB
Audio file Children, Youth, and Fathers (03 May 2015)
Spiritually mature disciples reproduce.
(1 John 2.12-14)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:53, file size: 13.0 MB
Audio file Love and Hate (26 April 2015)
Followers of Jesus are to love one another, and this requires sacrificial action, not mere tolerance.
(1 John 2.7-11)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:51, file size: 11.5 MB
Audio file Sin and Obedience (19 April 2015)
God's love language is obedience.
(1 John 2.1-6)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:00, file size: 13.9 MB
Audio file Light (12 April 2015)
God is light and we are to walk with Him.
(1 John 1.1-10)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 40:09, file size: 15.7 MB
Audio file Because He Lives (05 April 2015)
The resurrection changes everything!
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 19:19, file size: 7.5 MB
Audio file Jesus Our Coming King (29 March 2015)
Jesus is our Coming King.
(The Gospel Truth)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:07, file size: 13.8 MB
Audio file Jesus Our Healer (22 March 2015)
Jesus is our Healer. He created us and is able to recreate us.
(The Gospel Truth)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:44, file size: 13.8 MB
Audio file Jesus Our Sanctifier (15 March 2015)
Jesus is our Sanctifier, making us increasingly holy like Himself.
(The Gospel Truth)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:19, file size: 13.9 MB
Audio file Jesus Our Savior (08 March 2015)
Jesus is our Savior, saving us from sin and death.
(The Gospel Truth)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:48, file size: 9.5 MB
Audio file Always Remember (01 March 2015)
A healthy church family remembers its history… and His story.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:54, file size: 13.0 MB
Audio file Make Disciples (22 February 2015)
A healthy church family reproduces by making disciples.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:33, file size: 15.3 MB
Audio file Celebrate Diversity (15 February 2015)
A healthy church family celebrates its diversity and respects each member.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:24, file size: 13.9 MB
Audio file Serve Together (08 February 2015)
A healthy church family serves together.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:59, file size: 11.1 MB
Audio file Resolve Conflict (01 February 2015)
A healthy church family pursues reconciliation with each other.
(Matthew 5.23-24, 18.15-17; Family Rules)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 38:18, file size: 14.4 MB
Audio file Welcome Strangers (25 January 2015)
A healthy church family shows hospitality by welcoming strangers.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 42:51, file size: 16.4 MB
Audio file Be Real (18 January 2015)
A healthy church family shares joys and sorrows honestly.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 38:54, file size: 15.1 MB
Audio file Know Thyself (11 January 2015)
A healthy church family knows its identity.
(Family Rules)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:06, file size: 13.5 MB
Audio file Motherhood: Woman of God (28 December 2014)
Mary's impact didn't end with giving birth to Jesus.
(Luke 2:21-52; Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:18, file size: 11.6 MB
Audio file Birth: Real Woman of Danger (21 December 2014)
Mary was real, raw and dangerous.
(Luke 2.6-20; Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:52, file size: 11.7 MB
Audio file Traveler: Woman of Perseverance (14 December 2014)
Mary persevered through not only a difficult journey to Bethlehem but a life of trials and suffering.
(Luke 2.1-5; Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:51, file size: 13.1 MB
Audio file Magnificat: Woman of Praise and Humility (07 December 2014)
During a visit with Elizabeth, Mary bursts into song, exclaiming timeless truths about God’s power, holiness, mercy, sovereignty, and provision while extolling the virtues of humility.
(Luke 1.46-56; Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 34:33, file size: 13.1 MB
Audio file Woman of Faith (30 November 2014)
The exemplary faith Mary demonstrates is not certainty, but the commitment of herself to God even in the face of uncertainty.
(Luke 1.38-45; Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 39:13, file size: 14.9 MB
Audio file The Call: Woman of Obedience (23 November 2014)
Mary is not just for Catholics, but an obedient girl who responded to the call of God.
(Luke 1.26-37; Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:40, file size: 10.9 MB
Audio file Women in the Bible (16 November 2014)
Mary is a crucial Biblical character worth imitating alongside many other godly women.
(Mary Christmas)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:54, file size: 11.4 MB
Audio file The Darkness Has Not Overcome It (09 November 2014)
Missionary Rob Burns talks about how God is working in Macedonia.
(Global Missions Conference 2014)
Speaker: Rob Burns. Duration: 44:10, file size: 16.0 MB
Audio file Habakkuk (02 November 2014)
We don’t always understand God and His timing, but He can be trusted.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 46:25, file size: 16.7 MB
Audio file Obadiah (26 October 2014)
God is sovereign (in control) and He is the ultimate judge. He hates sin, especially pride.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:47, file size: 11.5 MB
Audio file Nahum (19 October 2014)
Nineveh has gone too far, they’ve oppressed Judah and taken Israel into captivity and God isn’t going to let them get away with treating His people that way.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 43:42, file size: 15.9 MB
Audio file Covenant and Kingdom: Paul (12 October 2014)
Covenant is the ability to become ONE with the person with whom we are in Covenant. The Father has expressed that he is ONE with his Son. Jesus expresses that he is ONE with his disciples—us!
(Covenant and Kingdom)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:04, file size: 10.5 MB
Audio file Covenant and Kingdom: The Cross (05 October 2014)
The Cross is about a substitutionary death―our Covenant, and the victory of God over our enemies―the Kingdom.
(Covenant and Kingdom)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:41, file size: 8.9 MB
Audio file Covenant and Kingdom: Temptation (28 September 2014)
Jesus was tempted just like us—and He overcame it as we can by remembering who and Whose we are.
(Covenant and Kingdom)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:34, file size: 12.1 MB
Audio file Covenant and Kingdom: Moses (21 September 2014)
God made a covenant with Moses out of which he led the God’s kingdom people of Israel.
(Covenant and Kingdom)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:59, file size: 13.0 MB
Audio file Covenant: Abram (07 September 2014)
God invites us into a covenantal relationship with Him for eternity.
(Covenant and Kingdom)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:43, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file 2 John (24 August 2014)
Truth and love must consume the lives of every Christ-follower.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:48, file size: 7.9 MB
Audio file 3 John (17 August 2014)
Hospitality—welcoming the stranger— is a key characteristic of Christ-followers.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:23, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file Haggai (10 August 2014)
God blesses obedience and provides consequences for disobedience… because He loves His children.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 40:48, file size: 8.1 MB
Audio file Philemon (03 August 2014)
As God's people, we are entrusted with the ministry of reconciliation.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 38:22, file size: 7.4 MB
Audio file Zephaniah (27 July 2014)
God loves His children through wrath and blessings.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 40:03, file size: 8.0 MB
Audio file Jude (20 July 2014)
Know the Truth and He will set you free!
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:39, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file Joel (13 July 2014)
The day of the Lord is coming. Are you ready?
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:41, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file Jonah (06 July 2014)
God can be trusted and obedience is His love language.
(The Least-Read Books of the Bible)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:36, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file From the Ashes (29 June 2014)
You are God's masterpiece. Let him restore you and lead you into a place of thriving.
Speaker: Dave Arnold. Duration: 28:48, file size: 5.6 MB
Audio file Loneliness (08 June 2014)
We must embrace the reality that we are never alone and ensure others are loved and connected.
(Taboos: Discussing the Difficult)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 40:03, file size: 8.0 MB
Audio file Addiction (01 June 2014)
We are all addicted to sin and need God’s grace.
(Taboos: Discussing the Difficult)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 32:56, file size: 6.5 MB
Audio file Doubt (25 May 2014)
Followers of Jesus have the resources to deal with the three types of doubt we face in our lives.
(Taboos: Discussing the Difficult)
Speaker: Rob Burns. Duration: 43:52, file size: 8.5 MB
Audio file Mental Illness (18 May 2014)
Mental illness has many of the same causes, cures, and complexities as physical ailments. We are holistic creatures and, therefore, our mind, body, and soul are not disconnected but interrelated.
(Taboos: Discussing the Difficult)
Speaker: Eileen Aveni. Duration: 46:54, file size: 9.2 MB
Audio file Honor (11 May 2014)
Parents are special, worthy of respect, love, obedience… and honor.
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:10, file size: 5.4 MB
Audio file Sexuality (04 May 2014)
God loves sex. He created it! Like fire, it is beautiful within its proper boundaries and potentially deadly beyond.
(Taboos: Discussing the Difficult)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 45:04, file size: 9.1 MB
Audio file Vision and Envision (27 April 2014)
Brandon Nutter describes how God has led him and his wife through a number of setbacks to a ministry with the C&MA in the Dominican Republic.
Speaker: Brandon Nutter. Duration: 42:09, file size: 8.3 MB
Audio file Best Kept Secret (20 April 2014)
Jesus is alive but does anyone really know? If you’ve encountered Jesus, you cannot keep Him to yourself. Love isn’t love until you give it away.
(Resurrection Sunday 2014)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:31, file size: 5.3 MB
Audio file We Are Victorious (13 April 2014)
We are engaged in a battle that will someday end with a victorious God and a defeated enemy.
(Ephesians 6.10-24)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:31, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file We Are Rewarded (06 April 2014)
Our relationships should witness to the reversal of the curse.
(Ephesians 6.1-9)
Speaker: Bob Wright. Duration: 36:25, file size: 7.1 MB
Audio file We Are Loved (30 March 2014)
Whether we are in a position of power or in one without it, as those who are in Christ, we submit to one another out of reverence for him, empowered by the filling of the Holy Spirit, and knowing that we are loved.
(Ephesians 5.21-33)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 45:54, file size: 9.0 MB
Audio file We Are Adopted (23 March 2014)
God has adopted us as his children.
(Ephesians 5:1-21)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:44, file size: 7.9 MB
Audio file We Are Forgiven (16 March 2014)
We forgive because we’ve been forgiven.
(Ephesians 4:25-32)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:56, file size: 7.2 MB
Audio file We Are Welcome (16 February 2014)
The Father welcomes us to come confidently and freely to him and to receive the boundless riches of Jesus Christ as we together are being formed into the one diverse people of God.
(Ephesians 3.1-13)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 43:57, file size: 8.5 MB
Audio file We Are Reconciled (09 February 2014)
We are reconciled to God—and one another—in Christ.
(Ephesians 2.11-22)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:40, file size: 6.1 MB
Audio file Abraham (15 December 2013)
Jesus is the fulfillment of God's intention to rescue the nations and his creation, the second Abraham, the second Adam.
(Genesis 18.18-19)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 26:25, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file Commissioning (10 November 2013)
We have been given authority. We have the Holy Spirit. We have been commissioned to make disciples.
(The Gospel According to John; John 20.19-23)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 32:06, file size: 6.3 MB
Audio file Mary Magdalene and the Risen Jesus (03 November 2013)
Jesus is alive! Let’s tell the world!
(The Gospel According to John; John 20.11-18)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 19:25, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file The Kingdom of Truth (01 September 2013)
The kingdom of Jesus is not from this world, but it is for this world.
(The Gospel According to John; John 18.28-40)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 42:51, file size: 8.4 MB
Audio file Ordinary (16 June 2013)
We are called to an ordinary life of dying to ourselves for the sake of love.
(Romans 12.1, Matthew 28.18-20)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 37:16, file size: 7.2 MB
Audio file Eat with Someone (20 January 2013)
Eat with one lost person each week.
(b.l.e.s.s.; Matthew 9.9-13, Acts 2.46-47)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:33, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Listen to God (13 January 2013)
Life with God should be a conversation, which means we need time to listen to God.
(b.l.e.s.s.; Psalm 46.10)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 38:16, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file Bless Everyone (06 January 2013)
We have been blessed to be a blessing.
(b.l.e.s.s.; Genesis 12:1-3; John 6:1-13; Philippians 2:1-11)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:29, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Carols: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (23 December 2012)
God is with us. Are you with God?
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:15, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file Carols: Away in a Manger (16 December 2012)
Jesus is more than a little baby. He is the Lord.
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:45, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Carols: O Come All Ye Faithful (09 December 2012)
Jesus can make us faithful, joyful and triumphant.
(1 Peter 1.1-9)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:05, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Carols: O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) (02 December 2012)
Knowing Jesus provides a thrill of hope in our weary world if we are willing to wait.
(Lamentations 3:18-26)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 19:29, file size: 2.7 MB
Audio file Give Thanks (25 November 2012)
When we pause to give thanks, we realize we are very blessed.
(Psalm 136)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:38, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Be Light (18 November 2012)
Jesus calls us to be light in a dark world.
(Missionary Conference 2012)
Speaker: Craig Hanscome, C&MA missionary to Mali. Duration: 41:45, file size: 5.6 MB
Audio file Identity (11 November 2012)
Jesus was clear about His origin and identity. Are you?
(The Gospel According to John; John 8.12-30)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:54, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file By God, For God (04 November 2012)
We have been created by God, for God.
Speaker: Thomas George, District Superintendent. Duration: 1:04:33, file size: 8.7 MB
Audio file Jesus For President (28 October 2012)
We need to be good citizens of our nation, yet remember that ultimately we are citizens of heaven.
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 23:15, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file Creative Worship Experience (21 October 2012)
This brief message was presented in the midst of Scio Community Church's Creative Worship Experience that featured a number of artistic creations and presentations offered to God as worship. God is an artist, and you are His greatest masterpiece.
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 12:18, file size: 1.7 MB
Audio file Contagious Worship (14 October 2012)
Authentic worship is contagious. Is yours?
(Glorify!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:41, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file How We Worship Monday through Saturday (07 October 2012)
Worship is not meant to be an hour on Sunday, but a lifestyle.
(Glorify!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:36, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file How We Worship on Sunday (30 September 2012)
We gather on Sundays to worship God, not ourselves.
(Glorify!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:58, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file Why We Worship (23 September 2012)
We worship God as we do life with God and realize He is worthy.
(Glorify!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:09, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Who We Worship (09 September 2012)
We worship and seek to glorify an awesome God.
(Glorify!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 38:04, file size: 5.3 MB
Audio file Saints and Sinners (02 September 2012)
Are you a saint or a sinner?
(The Gospel According to John; John 8.1-11)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:01, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Identity Crisis (26 August 2012)
The most important question in all of life is, "Who is Jesus?"
(The Gospel According to John; John 7.25-53)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:22, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Misunderstood (12 August 2012)
Jesus was misunderstood, and we will be too.
(The Gospel According to John; John 7.1-24)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:49, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Deserting Disciples (05 August 2012)
Following Jesus is not easy, but it's worth it.
(The Gospel According to John; John 6.60-71)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:15, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Bread of Life (29 July 2012)
Jesus wants to be everything to us, our all-consuming Bread of Life.
(The Gospel According to John; John 6.22-59)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:46, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file Great Expectations (22 July 2012)
Jesus challenges us to be strong spiritually, remember what an awesome God he is, and do what he tells you through the Holy Spirit to do.
(The Gospel According to John; John 6.1-15)
Speaker: Tom Gibson. Duration: 34:41, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file Do You Want to Get Well? (08 July 2012)
Can we let go of our fear of change and allow God to make all things new?
(The Gospel According to John; John 5.1-47)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:18, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Unquenchable Thirst (24 June 2012)
We are all in need of God's amazing grace, but we must be thirsty.
(The Gospel According to John; John 4.4-42)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 37:26, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file A Man of No Reputation (17 June 2012)
In John the Baptist, we see the humble disregard for reputation which followers of Jesus should demonstrate.
(The Gospel According to John; John 3.22-4.3)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman. Duration: 42:18, file size: 5.7 MB
Audio file So Loved (10 June 2012)
God gave; seekers can find.
(The Gospel According to John; John 3.1-21)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:39, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Angry Jesus (03 June 2012)
Jesus's anger is not like ours.
(The Gospel According to John; John 2.12-25)
Speaker: Cliff Richardson. Duration: 33:49, file size: 1.9 MB
Audio file First Recruits (20 May 2012)
In Jesus's first recruits, we see his invitation to others to follow him freely, but not casually.
(The Gospel According to John; John 1.35-51)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:51, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Lamb of God (13 May 2012)
Jesus is the Lamb of God, who comes to take away our sin.
(The Gospel According to John; John 1.29-34)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:14, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Opening Act (06 May 2012)
John the Baptist's mission was to prepare the way for Jesus.
(The Gospel According to John; John 1.19-28)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 33:10, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file John's Overture (29 April 2012)
The beginning of the Gospel according to John introduces themes which will return throughout the book.
(The Gospel According to John; John 1.1-18)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:18, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Remain in Him (22 April 2012)
District Superintendent Jeff Brown exhorts us from 1 John to remain in Christ and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
(There were technical issues recording this sermon. Portions are missing. Our apologies.)
Speaker: Jeff Brown, District Superintendent. Duration: 35:48, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file John the Writer (15 April 2012)
Before we begin our in-depth study of the Gospel of John, we introduce the background and author of the book.
(The Gospel According to John)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:44, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file He's Still Alive! (08 April 2012)
We remember and celebrate the event that changes everything: the resurrection of Jesus. Because he is alive, we can know him (not just about him).
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:45, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file How to Fish (01 April 2012)
We can learn how to fish by seeing how Jesus sent out the seventy.
(Go Fish!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:29, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file Where to Fish (25 March 2012)
We must go to where the fish are rather than waiting for them to jump into the boat.
(Go Fish!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:58, file size: 5.6 MB
Audio file Why Fish? (18 March 2012)
Fishing (for men and women) is joining God on his mission to seek and save the lost.
(Go Fish!)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:32, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file It All Belongs to God (11 March 2012)
Money brings happiness... for a while. We need to pursue that which brings true satisfaction — Jesus.
(Money Matter$)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:05, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file You Are Not Your Own (04 March 2012)
Stewardship means recognizing that we are not self-determining beings, but that Christ is our Lord. It also means working for the peace and the prosperity of the community where God has placed us.
(Money Matter$)
Speaker: Bryon Harvey. Duration: 34:36, file size: 4.8 MB
Audio file Stewardship (26 February 2012)
Stewardship is about much more than money. It is about offering our entire selves to God and using wisely everything he has entrusted to us.
(Money Matter$)
Speaker: Keith Hutchings. Duration: 49:31, file size: 7.0 MB
Audio file Develop a Rule of Life (19 February 2012)
The goal of disciplines is not the disciplines. That's legalism. The goal is to develop your relationship with God in order to love God and love others.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 38:56, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file Grow Into an Emotionally Mature Adult (12 February 2012)
The sixth pathway to emotionally healthy spirituality is to grow into an emotionally mature adult.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:32, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file Discover The Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath (05 February 2012)
The fifth pathway to emotionally healthy spirituality is to discover the rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:44, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Enlarge Your Soul Through Grief and Loss (29 January 2012)
The fourth pathway to emotionally healthy spirituality is to enlarge your soul through grief and loss.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:32, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Journey Through the Wall (22 January 2012)
The third pathway to emotionally healthy spirituality is to journey through the Wall.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 40:02, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file Going Back In Order To Go Forward (15 January 2012)
The second pathway to emotionally healthy spirituality is to embrace our past, breaking free from the destructive sinful patterns of our past to live the life of love that God intends.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:50, file size: 5.0 MB
Audio file Know Yourself that You May Know God (08 January 2012)
The first pathway to emotionally healthy spirituality is to know yourself.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:24, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file The Problem with Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality (01 January 2012)
The life of King Saul provides us with a portrait of an emotionally unhealthy man, which can drive us to dependence upon God as we strip away the illusions in our lives and get real with ourselves, God, and others.
(Emotionally Healthy Spirituality)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:23, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Receive (and Love All) (25 December 2011)
Jesus loves us, and we are to love others — everyone!
(Advent Conspiracy)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 21:33, file size: 3.0 MB
Audio file Give (Presence) (18 December 2011)
Make this Advent season different by giving more presence than presents.
(Advent Conspiracy)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 21:36, file size: 2.9 MB
Audio file Rebel (Spend Less) (11 December 2011)
Make this Advent season different by rebelling against the pressures to spend, spend, spend. Spend less on ourselves, and give more generously.
(Advent Conspiracy)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:52, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Worship (More) (04 December 2011)
Make this Christmas season different by worshiping more.
(Advent Conspiracy)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:30, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Prayer (27 November 2011)
Prayer is powerful in many ways.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 5.13-20)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:39, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file Patience (20 November 2011)
We must live as if Christ will return today, and patiently wait for him as if he will come later.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 5.1-12)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 25:18, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file The Radical Experiment (06 November 2011)
The conclusion of our Radical series offers five next-steps for knowing Jesus more deeply.
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 37:27, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file Radical Abandonment (30 October 2011)
Jesus abandoned everything in heaven for you and for me. He invites us to radically abandon everything on earth for Him.
(Radical; Mark 10.17-31)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:50, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Radical Giving (16 October 2011)
We have been blessed to bless others.
(Radical; Luke 16.19-31)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 25:51, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Radical Urgency (09 October 2011)
The time is now to share our story and fulfill our mission. Our days are numbered.
(Radical; John 4.27-42)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:36, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Radical Compassion (02 October 2011)
The Gospel demands we sacrifice our lives for the sake of people who do not know Christ.
(Radical; Matthew 9.35-10.42)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:50, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file Not a Fan (25 September 2011)
Jesus is looking for fully-devoted followers, not mere fans. (Due to technical problems, several minutes from the beginning of this message were not recorded.)
(Radical; Luke 14.25-35)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 17:26, file size: 2.4 MB
Audio file Wisdom (21 August 2011)
Human knowledge can't begin to compare to the perfect wisdom of God.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 3.13-18)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:35, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file The Tongue (14 August 2011)
Taming the tongue involves more than an act of will over a 4-ounce muscle.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 3.1-12)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 27:32, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file Faith Works (07 August 2011)
Both faith and works are marks of true believers.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 2.14-26)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:06, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file Favoritism (31 July 2011)
God loves each of us equally and we are, likewise, to love others equally.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 2.1-13)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:23, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file Words (24 July 2011)
We are to know the Word, obey the Word, and share the Word.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 1.19-27)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:07, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Temptation (17 July 2011)
James provides encouragement to those facing temptation.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 1.13-18)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 34:20, file size: 4.8 MB
Audio file Trials (10 July 2011)
Trials are meant to help us grow, not harm us.
(PrACTical Christianity; James 1.1-12)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 37:20, file size: 5.2 MB
Audio file Faith Anchors (03 July 2011)
Paul's message to Timothy helps us to recognize the right places to anchor our faith.
(2 Timothy 2.8-13; Hebrews 6.19-20)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 24:05, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file The Fruit of the Spirit (26 June 2011)
Maybe the best indicator of our spiritual maturity is not how often we attend church or how many Scripture verses we've memorized, but the growth of the Fruit of the Spirit in our character, attitudes, and actions.
(The Holy Spirit; Galatians 5.13-26)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 23:40, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (19 June 2011)
The Holy Spirit gives gifts to Christ-followers in order to serve the Body of Christ, the Church.
(The Holy Spirit; 1 Corinthians 12)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 35:06, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit? (12 June 2011)
Being filled with the Holy Spirit is a vital but not automatic experience that must be done continually.
(The Holy Spirit; Acts 2)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 29:36, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Who is the Holy Spirit? (05 June 2011)
The Holy Spirit is a vital Person that is willing and able to transform us.
(The Holy Spirit; John 14:25-26, 16:5-11)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:52, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Hope for the City (29 May 2011)
What we do here and now matters — it will not go to waste — because Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and he will come again.
(The Secret That Changes Everything; 1 Corinthians 15.58)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 26:01, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Woman at the Well: Satisfied (22 May 2011)
Jesus is the only thing that will fill the emptiness in your life.
(The Secret That Changes Everything; John 4.4-42)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 27:26, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Joel's Story: Forgiven (15 May 2011)
Joel shares his story of encountering Jesus and receiving his forgiveness.
Speaker: Joel, SCC member. Duration: 7:10, file size: 1000.4 KB
Audio file Zacchaeus: Forgiven (15 May 2011)
God gives us unconditional forgiveness so that we can give it to others.
(The Secret That Changes Everything; Luke 19.1-10)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 24:57, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Esther: Trust (08 May 2011)
If you trust God, He can use you to change the world.
(The Secret That Changes Everything; Esther)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 30:02, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Nicodemus: Alive (01 May 2011)
Without a second birth we will never know true life.
(The Secret That Changes Everything; John 3.1-21)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 28:00, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Celebration (24 April 2011)
The resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything! It stands at the core of Christianity and the mission of the Church. Let us proclaim in word and deed that Jesus is alive!
(The King's Speech; Matthew 28)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 31:05, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Crowds and Critics (17 April 2011)
Jesus had crowds of followers?Ķ and critics. The critics had no idea who Jesus was. It was the children who understood. May we be like little children, praising our great God.
(The King's Speech; Matthew 21:1-16)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 36:40, file size: 5.2 MB
Audio file Control (10 April 2011)
King Jesus teaches us how mankind can confront the Devil and evil effectively: focus on the Holy Spirit through prayer and fasting, and rely on the Word of God.
(The King's Speech; Matthew 3.16-4.11)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 26:36, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Coronation (03 April 2011)
Jesus's baptism reveals his submission and obedience to the Father. It also gives us a glimpse into the interaction of the persons of the Trinity.
(The King's Speech; Matthew 3.13-17)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 32:51, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file 2WordStory (27 March 2011)
The upcoming E.A.C.H. campaign is about God's story—and yours!
(The (Second) Greatest Story Ever Told)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 39:20, file size: 5.6 MB
Audio file The Biggest Party Ever! (20 March 2011)
God is preparing the greatest party ever! We are not only invited, we are to distribute invitations to everyone around us.
(The (Second) Greatest Story Ever Told; Isaiah 25.6-8)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 26:19, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Love One Another (23 January 2011)
It is the love we demonstrate which shows the world that we belong to Christ.
(Life Together; John 13.34-35, 1 John 4.7-12)
Speaker: Pastor Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 32:33, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Installation of Pastor Kirk Schneemann (16 January 2011)
The installation of Kirk Schneemann as pastor of Scio Community Church.
Speaker: Jeff Brown, District Superintendent; Ben Muto, SCC elder. Duration: 56:01, file size: 7.7 MB
Audio file Carry One Another's Burdens (09 January 2011)
Life as the Body of Christ calls for helping each other with the burdens of life, and allowing others to help us.
(Life Together; Galatians 6.2)
Speaker: Kirk Schneemann. Duration: 34:30, file size: 5.0 MB
Audio file Members of One Another (02 January 2011)
Jesus calls us to serve as members of his body and as people who belong to one another.
(Life Together; Romans 12.3-8)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 47:57, file size: 6.6 MB
Audio file Reflections on Simeon and Anna (26 December 2010)
Three reflections on Simeon and Anna and the presentation of Jesus.
(Luke 2:25-35)
Speaker: Donna Verna, Bill Rittinger, and Rebekah McCarter, SCC members. Duration: 43:15, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file Coming to Renew Love (12 December 2010)
Jesus came to demonstrate the love which is at the center of God's character.
(1 John 4.13-16; Third Sunday of Advent)
Speaker: Jorge Batista, SCC member. Duration: 43:56, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file Coming to Forgive Sins (05 December 2010)
By the coming of Jesus, we are forgiven and adopted into the family of God.
(Ephesians 1:3-14; Second Sunday of Advent)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 22:13, file size: 3.0 MB
Audio file Coming to Bring Justice (28 November 2010)
Jesus came to bring justice to the world, and he will return to fulfill all justice.
(Isaiah 25.6-26.6; First Sunday of Advent)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 37:34, file size: 5.2 MB
Audio file Rich Man, Poor Man: Only God Knows the Difference (21 November 2010)
God wants us to become rich in the Lord, instead of rich in the world. Money doesn't buy joy or salvation; only Jesus Christ can deliver both.
(Luke 12.16-21; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 30:16, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file My Three Sons (14 November 2010)
It is by mercy that we come, not by merit.
(Luke 15.11-32; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Jorge Batista, SCC member. Duration: 48:07, file size: 6.3 MB
Audio file Bread of Life (31 October 2010)
Jesus reminds us that he is the source of eternal life.
(John 6:31-38; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 34:16, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Nobody's Pawn (17 October 2010)
Jesus calls us to give up our own agendas and sign on wholeheartedly to his.
(Luke 5.36-39; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 43:52, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file Rated AAA (10 October 2010)
God is calling us to use our resources and gifts to extend his Kingdom.
(Matt. 25:14-30; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Phil Carlson, SCC member. Duration: 33:29, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Risk (03 October 2010)
Following Christ means being willing to step out in faith and take God-ordained risks.
(Luke 6:46-49; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Bob Niemi, SCC elder. Duration: 32:33, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Awesome Prayer (26 September 2010)
As we come to God in prayer, we can always trust him to respond.
(Luke 18.1-8; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Carl Aleksoff, SCC member. Duration: 29:42, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file The Re-education of Mustard (19 September 2010)
The mustard seed teaches us growth and strength in the Kingdom of God, growing our faith, and resting in Jesus.
(Matt 13:31-32, Mark 4:30-32; Parables of Jesus)
Speaker: Tom Gibson, SCC elder. Duration: 40:31, file size: 5.8 MB
Audio file The Grand Architect's Master Plan (05 September 2010)
Jesus calls us to obedience as co-creators of the new creation He ushers in with the Kingdom of God.
(Matthew 7.24-29; Life in the Kingdom - Part 12)
Speaker: Jorge Batista, SCC member. Duration: 51:09, file size: 6.5 MB
Audio file Broadway (29 August 2010)
As he nears the end of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus warns of the dangers that can divert us from the narrow path.
(Matthew 7.15-23; Life in the Kingdom - Part 11)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 34:59, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Narrow (22 August 2010)
Jesus calls us to follow him on the difficult road which leads to life.
(Matthew 7.13-14; Life in the Kingdom - Part 10)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 40:26, file size: 5.4 MB
Audio file How to Respond to Trials (08 August 2010)
As we face the trials of life, remember that God is a sovereign and loving God.
(Daniel 3)
Speaker: Jeff Brown, District Superintendent. Duration: 39:29, file size: 5.4 MB
Audio file The Pastoral Search Process (08 August 2010)
Comments on the pastoral search process from Great Lakes District Superintendent Jeff Brown.
Speaker: Jeff Brown, District Superintendent. Duration: 3:01, file size: 421.2 KB
Audio file Communitas (01 August 2010)
It is Jesus who binds us together through his death and resurrection into a unique community of people.
(Luke 22.14-20; Farewell Sermon)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 33:26, file size: 4.8 MB
Audio file Good Gifts (25 July 2010)
Those who embrace the kingdom find themselves as the recipients of the good gifts from God and mirror that generous grace with others.
(Matthew 7.7-12; Life in the Kingdom - Part 9)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 29:59, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Servant Rather Than King (18 July 2010)
We are called to be servants and not to try to be kings.
(Matthew 7.1-6; Life in the Kingdom - Part 8)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:00, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Today (11 July 2010)
Those who have embraced the kingdom are free to live life in the moment — in the today — because their lives are grounded in their trust in the goodness and power of God.(Matthew 6.25-34; Life in the Kingdom - Part 7)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:21, file size: 5.3 MB
Audio file Cyclops (04 July 2010)
When we keep our focus solely on Christ, it brings great rewards in this life and the next.
(Matthew 6.16-24; Life in the Kingdom - Part 6)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 29:11, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file To Whom are You Talking? (27 June 2010)
Jesus invites us to enter into a relationship with God that is rooted in the priorities of his kingdom and grounded in the belief that God really cares for us.
(Matthew 6.7-15; Life in the Kingdom - Part 5)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 35:28, file size: 5.0 MB
Audio file Right Hand, Left Hand (20 June 2010)
Citizens of the kingdom act like citizens of the kingdom without even thinking.
(Matthew 6.1-6; Life in the Kingdom - Part 4)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 40:25, file size: 5.7 MB
Audio file A Deeper Law (13 June 2010)
God has a plan for your life: he is transforming you so that you look and live like his son, Jesus, and he's not going to stop until he hits the mark.
(Matthew 5.17-48; Life in the Kingdom - Part 3)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:39, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Old Salty (06 June 2010)
The kingdom values worked out in the lives of kingdom citizens produces a kingdom witness.
(Matthew 5.13-16; Life in the Kingdom - Part 2)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:36, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file New Laws for a New Land (30 May 2010)
The covenant of Jesus runs by a different set of rules, has different values, and brings unexpected blessings.
(Matthew 5.1-12; Life in the Kingdom - Part 1)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:56, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file A Generous Heart (23 May 2010)
Only when we surrender everything over to Christ do we discover the grace which only comes through generosity.
(2 Corinthians 8.1-5, Mirrored Generosity - Part 9)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:38, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Freed to Live Generously (16 May 2010)
The rewards of mirroring God's generosity far surpass our expectations.
(Philippians 4.14-20, Mirrored Generosity - Part 8)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:46, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Transforming Our Homes (09 May 2010)
When our homes are filled with prayer, guided by obedience, and openly generous, they become places that invite the grace of God.
(Acts 10.1-8, 34-43; Mirrored Generosity - Part 7)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 36:26, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Beyond Our Own (02 May 2010)
God's generosity, extended by his people, brings a foretaste of his future into the present.
(Mark 7.24-30, Mirrored Generosity - Part 6)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:57, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Impediments to Generosity (25 April 2010)
An honest appraisal of ourselves is an essential step in learning to mirror the generosity of God.
(Ephesians 4.27-28, Mirrored Generosity - Part 5)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:28, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Evidence of the Godlife (18 April 2010)
Lives surrendered to Christ overflow in generosity to others.
(Matthew 25.31-46, Mirrored Generosity - Part 4)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:07, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Children of God (11 April 2010)
The extent of God's generosity is revealed in the name by which we are known.
(1 John 3.1-2, Mirrored Generosity - Part 3)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 22:51, file size: 3.0 MB
Audio file Resurrection Gifts (04 April 2010)
God has given us many gifts through the resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15.12-20, Mirrored Generosity - Part 2)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:05, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file The Generosity of God (02 April 2010)
The crucifixion is part of my story and the story of God's love for me.
(John 3.16-18, Mirrored Generosity - Part 1)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 19:59, file size: 2.6 MB
Audio file Prepared for His Arrival (28 March 2010)
The challenge is to not only proclaim Jesus as king, but to allow him to be our king.
(Luke 19.28-44)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 35:58, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Love Extravagantly (21 March 2010)
God finds pleasure in those who love extravagantly.
(John 12.1-8)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 39:38, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file When the Manna Disappears (14 March 2010)
God invites us to leave the old and discover the new.
(Joshua 5.9-12)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 25:46, file size: 3.0 MB
Audio file People of the Colony (28 February 2010)
We are called to live as an attractive outpost of the kingdom.
(Philippians 3.17-4.1)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:56, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Temptation (21 February 2010)
Temptation is real and powerful, but it can be overcome by the power of God's Word and the strength of God's Spirit.
(Luke 4.1-13)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:55, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Fishing on the Right Side of the Boat (07 February 2010)
God's call in God's place at God's time yields God's catch.
(Luke 5.1-11)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 24:44, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Drafted (31 January 2010)
Whatever God calls people to is the thing he intends to empower them to accomplish.
(Jeremiah 1.4-10)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 25:12, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file Time for the Scriptures (24 January 2010)
God has given his Word as a source of joy and strength.
(Nehemiah 8.1-10)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:07, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file All For One (17 January 2010)
The Holy Spirit empowers his people to build up his people as fit servants of the kingdom.
(1 Corinthians 12)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 25:30, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Full Pardon (03 January 2010)
In Christ Jesus, we have received God's full pardon, which makes it possible for us to live for his glory and for his pleasure.
(Ephesians 1.3-14)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 19:47, file size: 2.7 MB
Audio file Mistaken Identity (27 December 2009)
Mary Magdalene's encounter with Jesus can teach us about the relationship between the Resurrection and the Nativity.
(John 20:11-18)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 24:33, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file The Right Gift at the Right Time (24 December 2009)
At the perfect time God gave to humanity the perfect gift.
(Luke 2.1-12, Christmas Eve)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 20:35, file size: 2.8 MB
Audio file Leaping for Joy (20 December 2009)
The coming of Jesus calls everyone to radically reorder their world around him.
(Luke 1.39-45, Fourth Sunday of Advent 2009)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:37, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Sound of the Messiah (13 December 2009)
The redemption we have in Jesus Christ is complete.
(Zephaniah 3.14-20, Third Sunday of Advent 2009)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:25, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Number Two (06 December 2009)
It is not as unthinkable to raise a child up to be Number Two if you have confidence in the real Number One.
(Luke 1.67-79, Second Sunday of Advent 2009)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:47, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Advent Lessons (29 November 2009)
Christ has given us his hope so that we can remain calm in the midst of chaos.
(Luke 21.25-36, First Sunday of Advent 2009)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 23:28, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file Unfathomable (22 November 2009)
Gratitude is built in us as we retell the stories: stories of God's wonderful work in creation, of God's grace experienced in our communities, of God's hand touching our lives.
(Psalm 66)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:34, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Just for Me (15 November 2009)
Thanksgiving marks those who are aware that they have been the focus of a love that doesn't give up.
(Psalm 107)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:22, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file A Just God (08 November 2009)
A life marked by gratitude emerges as we release all of our entitlements and instead grasp the goodness of God.
(Psalm 34)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 36:13, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file An Oracle Within (01 November 2009)
Gratitude grows out of the fear of God, for it enables us to glimpse the overwhelming love, faithfulness, righteousness, and justice of God, and it opens us up to be moved by his intimate touch.
(Psalm 36)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:55, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file It's Our Problem (25 October 2009)
When God calls us, we cannot respond that it's not our problem.
(Missions Conference 2009)
Speaker: Craig Hanscome, missionary to Mali. Duration: 26:01, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file An Open Door (18 October 2009)
When God's people pray, doors open for the Gospel to be effectively proclaimed.
(Missions Confererence 2009; Colossians 4.2-4)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 23:22, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file Standing Firm (11 October 2009)
Rehearsing God's work in the past enables us to live in gratitude in the present and with hope for the future.
(Psalm 30)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 29:37, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Benefit Package (04 October 2009)
Gratitude grows within us when we look at this world through a lens of praise.
(Psalm 103)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:50, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Forgiven (27 September 2009)
Grateful people are those who realize how good the grace is that we have received from God.
(Psalm 32)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:48, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Creative Genius (20 September 2009)
Gratitude begins when we foster a sense of wonder.
(Psalm 104)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 35:21, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file Overflowing (13 September 2009)
Those who are at home in the kingdom of God live lives marked by gratitude and generosity.
(2 Corinthians 9.6-15)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:57, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Enough (06 September 2009)
As those who receive God's generosity, we are called to give generously of what we have received.
(2 Corinthians 9.8-11)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 33:26, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Critical Choices (30 August 2009)
We are tempted to choose other gods when it is convenient, but there is only one choice to make: serve God!
(Joshua 24.14-24)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 23:35, file size: 3.1 MB
Audio file Godliness with Contentment (23 August 2009)
Paul's instruction to the church in Ephesus regarding the first commandments.
(1 Timothy 6.6-16)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 28:35, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Stand and Fight (16 August 2009)
When circumstances seem hopeless, let us not give up.
(Nehemiah 4.13-14)
Speaker: Dennis Moles. Duration: 32:33, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file This Changes Everything (09 August 2009)
In the resurrection of Jesus, God's future new creation breaks into the present.
(Mark 16)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 23:00, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file Never Too Late (02 August 2009)
God's grace is bigger than our failures.
(Mark 15.40-47)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:54, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Torn Curtain (26 July 2009)
Jesus died the death we deserved to open the way for us to have fellowship with God.
(Mark 15.33-39)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 25:38, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Abu Ghraib (19 July 2009)
Jesus bore all of our shame.
(Mark 15.16-32)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:50, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file Who's In Charge Here? (12 July 2009)
Jesus calls us to join with him in building his kingdom his way.
(Mark 15.1-15)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 35:42, file size: 4.8 MB
Audio file Last, Best, and Only Hope (05 July 2009)
The redemption Jesus brought to the world he brought alone.
(Mark 14.53-72)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:59, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file Deserting Jesus (28 June 2009)
We only fully appreciate grace when we understand our own culpability, our responsibility in the crucifixion of Jesus.
(Mark 14.43-52)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 29:45, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Where the Battle is Won or Lost (21 June 2009)
Through prayer we train not only our minds, but also our bodies, to respond to the leading of God and to circumstances in a way that mirrors Jesus.
(Mark 14.32-42)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:23, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Hubris (14 June 2009)
Because of our vulnerabilities and weaknesses, we will get tripped up. But rest assured, Jesus anticipates and makes provision for our restoration.
(Mark 14.27-31)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:14, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file Good Stuff (31 May 2009)
God has offered us justification and, with that, peace, access, and reconciliation.
(Baptism Sunday; Romans 5.1-10)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:08, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Anointing (24 May 2009)
God finds pleasure in those who love extravagantly — those who do what they can.
(Mark 14.1-10)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:34, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Signs (17 May 2009)
No matter how things look, we are secure when we place our hope in Jesus.
(Mark 13)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:10, file size: 2.8 MB
Audio file Mites (10 May 2009)
The call of the Gospel is for absolute surrender to God and total trust in him.
(Mark 12.41-44)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 22:28, file size: 3.1 MB
Audio file Son and Lord (03 May 2009)
It is around the person and work of Jesus the Lord that we are called to recalibrate our lives and our organizations.
(Mark 12.35-40)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 23:23, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file First Principle (26 April 2009)
Loving God means organizing your whole being around him and his designs to work for the good of the world.
(Mark 12.28-34)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:47, file size: 3.7 MB
Audio file The Resurrection is Real (19 April 2009)
The resurrection calls us not only to a hope for the future, but also to a radical new way of living.
(Mark 12.18-27)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:35, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file Density (12 April 2009)
It is not until we look at our lives through the light of Jesus' story that it will begin to make sense and that real transformation can take place.
(Easter, Luke 24.13-35)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:08, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Undisputed King (05 April 2009)
We are invited to make Jesus our undisputed King.
(Palm Sunday, Zechariah 9.9)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 35:10, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file The Taxman Cometh (29 March 2009)
Jesus didn't live in order to offer us a new way, or even a better way. Jesus came in order to show us he IS the way.
(Mark 12.13-17)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 41:03, file size: 5.4 MB
Audio file Retreat into Relativism (15 March 2009)
God continually reveals himself and his truth to those who earnestly seek him and the truth.
(Mark 11.27-33)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 23:38, file size: 3.1 MB
Audio file Self-Control (08 March 2009)
The more firmly you are rooted in your relationship with God and the more your life is being lived out of trust in him, the more you will be enabled to live a life marked by self-control.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:21, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file Gentleness (01 March 2009)
God's gentleness is evident even in impending judgement and calls us to reflect His gentleness as we live our lives before others.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Jorge Batista, SCC elder. Duration: 36:00, file size: 5.1 MB
Audio file Faithfulness (22 February 2009)
God has called us to faithfulness - living what we believe over a long time.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 35:11, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Goodness (15 February 2009)
God's generous goodness can be seen in his interaction with his creation and in the outflow of this goodness from those who live by the Spirit. (This sermon was given in four separate parts.)
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 21:08, file size: 2.8 MB
Audio file Kindness (08 February 2009)
When we live out a life of kindness people see God through us.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:33, file size: 4.6 MB
Audio file Patience (01 February 2009)
The patience that God has shown toward us is the patience he wants to flow from us toward others.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 25:18, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Peace (25 January 2009)
God has made his peace available to believers.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23, Philippians 4.4-9)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 36:35, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file Joy (18 January 2009)
The Spirit desires to fill us with the joy of Christ.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23)
Speaker: Phil Carlson, SCC elder. Duration: 29:09, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Love (11 January 2009)
Jesus invites us to love others with the kind of love that flows from God.
(The Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5.22-23, Matthew 5.43-48)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:51, file size: 5.0 MB
Audio file Lost People Matter to God (26 October 2008)
Apart from hearing and believing in Jesus, there is no hope for people.
(Missions Conference 2008, Luke 19.1-10)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:18, file size: 2.7 MB
Audio file The Gifting of the Spirit (12 October 2008)
It is the Holy Spirit's joy to give his children gifts.
(Living in the Spirit - Part 5, Acts 1.1-11, 1 Cor 12.11)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:36, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file The Necessity of the Holy Spirit (05 October 2008)
Following Christ demands from us a radical transformation that we are incapable of achieving through our own efforts and resolve.
(Living in the Spirit - Part 4, Matthew 12.43-45)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 22:10, file size: 2.8 MB
Audio file How to be Filled (28 September 2008)
God desires and has made provision for us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. But do we want to be?
(Living in the Spirit - Part 3, Acts 8.9-25)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:12, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Who is This Holy Spirit? (14 September 2008)
We cannot live by the Spirit unless we know who he is.
(Living in the Spirit - Part 1)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:55, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Will You Do Me a Favor? (24 August 2008)
We are often eager to get in on Jesus' victories, but slow to join him in his sufferings.
(Mark 10.32-45)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 22:08, file size: 2.7 MB
Audio file Kick Us Out Lord! (17 August 2008)
Jesus instructs us to pray in this way regarding His Father’s harvest field of souls: "Help us see, Lord." "Help us feel, Lord." "Kick us out, Lord."
(Matthew 9:35-38)
Speaker: Guest Speaker. Duration: 44:28, file size: 5.5 MB
Audio file So That (10 August 2008)
God rescues people so that through them he can bless the world.
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 36:59, file size: 4.5 MB
Audio file Rich and Poor (03 August 2008)
The kingdom of God is not merely an add-on to our life; it is God's offer of life itself.
(Mark 10.17-31)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:25, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file Making Prayer Together (01 June 2008)
Praying together is a spiritual discipline which connects us to each other and helps form us into the people God intends us to be.
(Focus on Prayer, Matthew 6.9-13)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 21:20, file size: 2.7 MB
Audio file Hearing God's Answer (25 May 2008)
Hearing the voice of God isn't about divination, it's about communion.
(Focus on Prayer, Judges 6.33-7.15)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 43:55, file size: 5.3 MB
Audio file Praying in the Holy Spirit (18 May 2008)
The Holy Spirit plays a vital role in the life of prayer.
(Focus on Prayer, Romans 8.26-27)
Speaker: Bill Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 31:25, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Call to Intercession (11 May 2008)
Intercession is more than mentioning someone in prayer; it's prayer with particularity and passion where the pray-er "stands in the gap" for the prayed-for. (Due to technical issues, the first minute was not recorded.)
(Focus on Prayer, 1 Timothy 2.1-4)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 22:04, file size: 2.8 MB
Audio file Prayer and Healing (04 May 2008)
Jesus has asked us to seek him out and present our needs to Him. When we do this, we will find a Jesus full of power, a Jesus overflowing with compassion, a Jesus ready to respond.
(Focus on Prayer, James 5.13-15)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:18, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file Unanswered Prayer (27 April 2008)
When we know the heart of God, we discover that unanswered prayer is another unexpected blessing from God. (Apologies for the technical issues which caused gaps in the first few minutes of the recording.)
(Focus on Prayer, various texts)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 24:35, file size: 3.0 MB
Audio file God Working in Unexpected Places (20 April 2008)
A testimony from the mission field.
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 33:31, file size: 4.2 MB
Audio file Mountain-Moving Prayer (13 April 2008)
What matters is not the size of our faith, but where it's placed. And when our faith is rightly placed, nothing is impossible for us.
(Focus on Prayer, Matthew 17.14-20)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 29:05, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Life-Long Learning (06 April 2008)
Prayer isn't about simply finding the steps and getting it down. It is a life-long process of learning.
(Focus on Prayer, Luke 11.1-4)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:27, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file Praying the Psalms (30 March 2008)
God has given us one of the best possible foundations on which to build our prayer life: the Scriptures.
(Focus on Prayer, Psalm 130)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 31:01, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Trading Our Tears (23 March 2008)
The resurrection allows us to trade our sorrow for tears of joy. God invites us all to join in the dance.
(Resurrection Sunday, Psalm 30.11-12)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:13, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file Lament for Ourselves (22 March 2008)
Despite our best intentions, we disown Jesus through our words and our deeds. The first step back is Peter's first step: lament.
(Good Friday, Luke 22.54-62)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 16:55, file size: 2.1 MB
Audio file Lament for the City (16 March 2008)
Nothing is sadder than when people fail to recognize that God has come into their midst.
(Palm Sunday, Luke 19.41-44)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:53, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file Oh, the Humanity! (09 March 2008)
The Psalms of lament model for us how to pray in difficult circumstances.
(Focus on Prayer, Psalm 88)
Speaker: John Rittinger, SCC elder. Duration: 33:38, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Welcome Home (02 March 2008)
In the father's response to his two sons in the parable, we see God's compassion for his people. Likewise, as we approach him in prayer, he welcomes us with joy.
(Focus on Prayer, Luke 15.11-32)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 33:46, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file Why Pray to a Sovereign God? (24 February 2008)
God has given us the "privilege of causality". To put it more simply: Something does change when we pray.
(Focus on Prayer, Isaiah 36-37)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:50, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file A Rich Variety (17 February 2008)
The Psalms remind us that there is more than one way to pray and invite us to walk with them on the first steps of a journey into an authentic relationship with God.
(Focus on Prayer, The Psalms)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 16:24, file size: 2.0 MB
Audio file Expertise Not Required (10 February 2008)
Trying to get the mechanics of prayer right can keep us from the most important aspect: coming with an open heart before God.
(Focus on Prayer, Luke 18.9-14)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:09, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file The Father's Welcome (03 February 2008)
We are invited to enter into prayer in the same way as a loving parent invites his or her child to come.
(Focus on Prayer, Matthew 7.7-11)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 25:44, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit (20 January 2008)
While we have the tendency to fill our words with things which don't matter, God has offered us something truly worth boasting about.
(Jeremiah 9.22-25)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 24:44, file size: 2.9 MB
Audio file He Prayed the Prayer (13 January 2008)
God invites us into an intimate relationship that is built on and strengthened by continual prayer.
(1 Thessalonians 5.17)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 18:30, file size: 2.2 MB
Audio file Communion and Other Bodily Disciplines (06 January 2008)
Like our spirits, our bodies are to be transformed into instruments of righteousness so that we may receive the victor's crown.
(1 Corinthians 9.24-27)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:25, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file The Power of Touch (10 June 2007)
God is responsive to true faith, which is rooted in a relationship of trust in the goodness and authority of Christ, as we see in three intertwined stories from the Gospel according to Mark.
(Mark 5.21-6.6a)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:55, file size: 4.8 MB
Audio file Mourning into Dancing (Allen Singer) (22 April 2007)
Allen Singer, congregational leader of the Zera Avraham messianic congregation, speaks about God turning our mourning into dancing.
(Pure Joy, Part 3, Jeremiah 31)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 53:51, file size: 6.7 MB
Audio file Free at Last! (15 April 2007)
We have the privilege of offering to others, not a new law, but a new life — one freed from sin's hold over them.
(Pure Joy, Part 2, Romans 6.1-7)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 18:25, file size: 2.3 MB
Audio file Live It Forward! (08 April 2007)
Living it forward is living as those who, in the present, see and experience the future of God through his promises and through the resurrection life of Jesus.
(Pure Joy, Part 1, Psalm 72)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:57, file size: 3.9 MB
Audio file Much Ado About Nothing (01 April 2007)
We cannot merely add religious activity on top of our existing lifestyles and expect God to pour his life into us. God releases his blessing where it can flow freely.
(Brokenness: The Fragrance of Revival, Part 6, Isaiah 58.1-12, Luke 19.37-41)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:52, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Hidden Word (11 March 2007)
Despite the current interest in spirituality, God's word remains a "hidden book". But if we know how to listen, we can still hear (and be transformed by) his voice in his word.
(Brokenness: The Fragrance of Revival, Part 3, 2 Kings 22)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 38:56, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file Faith and Storms (11 February 2007)
Those who live in the Kingdom of God will face storms, but they will do so with the presence of Jesus, who is the source of courage.
(Mark 4.35-41)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 34:51, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file How Good is this News? (24 December 2006)
Jesus' birth is good news for all people, news that ends fear and brings real joy.
(Advent 2006 - Part 5, Luke 2.1-20)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 22:43, file size: 2.6 MB
Audio file I've Got a Plan (26 November 2006)
We can trust in God's goodness, God's timing, and God's power.
(Advent 2006 - Part 1, Luke 1.5-25)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:27, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file Prison Break (12 November 2006)
God invites us to participate in his story of building his kingdom and protecting his people through prayer.
(International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, Acts 12.1-24)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:50, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Through the Roof (29 October 2006)
The real authority of Jesus is demonstrated in his power over sin and all its effects.
(Mark 2.1-12)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 27:01, file size: 3.4 MB
Audio file Prepare the Way of the Lord (24 September 2006)
We are called to prepare ourselves and those around us to receive something even better than forgiveness — the Holy Spirit.
(Mark 1.1-8)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 29:48, file size: 4.0 MB
Audio file The Easy Life (20 August 2006)
Following Jesus is easy when our inner being is transformed to be like his, but impossible otherwise.
(Matthew 11.28-30, Luke 6.43-45)
Speaker: Jonathan Hurshman, SCC elder. Duration: 35:51, file size: 4.7 MB
Audio file Code Red (13 August 2006)
Joe Sazyc, director of the Intercessory Mission of Pastors' Alliance for County Transformation (IMPACT), speaks about the importance of prayer in light of Jesus' immanent return.
Speaker: Joe Sazyc. Duration: 44:43, file size: 5.9 MB
Audio file For Such a Time as This (30 July 2006)
God's plans for his people (and therefore for the world) are even woven into a decidedly secular world. We are called to play a part in His story that is unfolding.
(God's Epic Victories, Part 9: Esther 4.13-14)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 16:56, file size: 2.3 MB
Audio file A City Defended by God (09 July 2006)
We are often in danger of losing sight of the story, but God reasserts himself as the sole story teller.
(God's Epic Victories, Part 8: Isaiah 36-37)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 52:47, file size: 7.0 MB
Audio file Solar Still (28 May 2006)
We are tempted to see the obstacles we currently face as the barrier which will finally prove too great for God to overcome, but even after failure, God's purposes continue.
(God's Epic Victories, Part 3: Joshua 10.1-15)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:48, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Crashing Walls (21 May 2006)
We tend to seeing God as playing a part in our story, but God is invites us instead to enter into his story and join in what he is already at work doing.
(God's Epic Victories, Part 2: Joshua 5.13-6.5)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 30:34, file size: 4.1 MB
Audio file The Cross — Our Healing (07 May 2006)
When we seek healing, we need to come, as with our salvation, to the foot of the cross.
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:31, file size: 3.5 MB
Audio file Mine, Yours, and His (12 March 2006)
God calls us beyond our culture's enslavement to coveting. He calls us to a contentment not based on what we have or don't have, but rather on who has captured your heart.
(Pictures of God - Part 10, Exodus 20.17)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 39:40, file size: 5.3 MB
Audio file Your Word is Truth (05 March 2006)
Our culture sees truth as being of limited value, but Jesus Christ is forming a people who live in and by the truth.
(Pictures of God - Part 9, Exodus 20.16)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:13, file size: 3.1 MB
Audio file This is My Father's World (26 February 2006)
Those who are at home in God's Kingdom live out his generosity.
(Pictures of God - Part 8, Exodus 20.15)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:36, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file Real Love Expressed (19 February 2006)
Human sexuality is to be a mirror and model of God's faithful love.
(Pictures of God - Part 7, Exodus 20.14)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 32:57, file size: 4.3 MB
Audio file The Art of Non-Violence (12 February 2006)
God invites us to abandon malice and interact with others lovingly and respectfully, recognizing the value of life.
(Pictures of God - Part 6, Exodus 20.13)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 28:48, file size: 3.8 MB
Audio file Honoring Mom and Dad (05 February 2006)
Our culture increasingly sees the elderly as the least valuable members of society, but God calls us to abandon the crushing pursuit of our own honor at the expense of others.
(Pictures of God - Part 5, Exodus 20.12)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 24:41, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file Do We Need a Sabbath? (29 January 2006)
In the Sabbath, God invites us into a practice which symbolizes our freedom and our trust.
(Pictures of God - Part 4, Exodus 20.8-10)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 37:15, file size: 4.9 MB
Audio file Profaning His Name (22 January 2006)
The world needs to see a people who honor the name of the Lord with their lips and with their lives.
(Pictures of God - Part 3, Exodus 20.7)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 24:56, file size: 3.2 MB
Audio file American Idols (15 January 2006)
Like the Israelites of old, we are tempted to try to make God into something predictable and controllable, but God invites us instead into a growing relationship of discovery.
(Pictures of God - Part 2, Exodus 20.4-6)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 33:25, file size: 4.4 MB
Audio file No More Dead Reckoning (08 January 2006)
God calls us to a life dominated by a unique and personal relationship with himself — a relationship that will produce life.
(Pictures of God - Part 1, Exodus 20.1-3)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 25:09, file size: 3.3 MB
Audio file Looking for Him (01 January 2006)
Where do we go to find the real Jesus? Many don't recognize him because the "Jesus" they know is one they have created to fit their own purposes. It is through the Word and by the Holy Spirit that God reveals his Son.
(Reflections on Advent, Luke 2.21-40
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 26:58, file size: 3.6 MB
Audio file Picture Perfect (04 December 2005)
When we get a picture of the world renewed when Jesus returns, we too will cry out, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus!"
(Reflections on Advent, Isaiah 2.1-5 and Revelation 21.1-5)
Speaker: Pastor Steve Murray. Duration: 17:27, file size: 2.0 MB