Super Sunday

On a Sunday when the kids were encouraged to come to church in their Halloween costumes, the super hero Truth Teller (a.k.a. Amy Minnich) speaks of the importance of knowing the truth of God, of speaking the truth of God, and of living in the truth of God. Then associate pastor Zach Zirbel shared about the super power of Jesus … to save us. Messages delivered 10/29/17.

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A light to our path

Pastor Zach preached from Psalm 19 and 119:105: “Thy word is a lamp …” The thrust of the message was that our hearts would be awakened to the treasure we have in Christ and the absolute necessity of spending undistracted time with Him in His word every morning. Message delivered 6/25/17.

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Lift up your eyes

If you feel like it’s been one thing after another, and you’ve wondered, “when is this going to let up?” God wants to encourage you.

If you feel ‘battle weary’ from the constant fight and the ‘enemy’ has you on the run, God wants to strengthen you.

If it feels like you’ve been living under a heaviness or fog that just won’t lift- God wants to lift you out of it.

Pastor Zach Zirbel shares a word of encouragement.  Message delivered 4/30/17.

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The answer to finding true peace

There’s so much stress in life today, it seems impossible to find peace. There are ways to get a little relief, Pastor Zach says, but it never lasts. But there is an answer, available to real, ordinary people, to find that peace.  Jesus has the answer, the antidote: “Come to me.” Not religion, not law, but surrender to God in Christ. Message delivered 4/2/17.

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Super hero Sunday

On the Sunday of the weekend when children across the nation dress up as monsters, princesses and super heroes, Pastor John donned tights and a mask to reveal his secret alter ego of Super Duper Hero Man.  He then proceeded to explain how the greatest super hero of all time is Jesus.

Also during the service, Pastor Zach shared his life story and related how Jesus had brought him from darkness into the light.

Messages delivered 10/30/16.

Going back to school as God’s unique person

Natasha and Zach Zirbel share the pulpit on the Sunday before school opens with encouraging reminders that each one of us is totally unique — nobody in the history of the world or in time to come was or will be exactly like us — so we should make every day matter.  The things that we are passionate about and give us joy are some of the things God has put in us to have an impact on others.  That gives God glory, and we get to share in it.

Here is a YouTube playlist link to the four songs we sang in worship: Overcome, Still, Here in Your Presence and At the Cross.

A Day to Remember

Zach Zirbel and John Farrell share their testimonies about life before and after putting their trust in Jesus. Pastor Zach also briefly talks about the so-called Roman Road to salvation:

1:6 – I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

3:23 – all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

10:9-10, 13 – That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved …  for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Message delivered 3/6/16

How you see yourself

Assistant Pastor Zach Zirbel on Sunday basically said, “The way you see yourself (and God) will determine your future.” It’s important you know that things can be different. Your life can change! However, as someone once said, “Your life won’t change until your thinking changes and you cannot live beyond what you believe.”

So how utterly important it is for us to see ourselves as God sees us (as dearly loved children), and then live accordingly as He changes us from the inside out through the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). All the while remembering every great blessing and precious promise is the result of God’s free gift of grace and the full work of Jesus Christ.

Attached are notes and lists used in the sermon: The 20 Cans of Success and Who I am in Christ from Neil Anderson’s book Victory Over the Darkness and “I am…” inspired from Joel Osteen’s book The Power of I am.

Personalize these truths. Write them down.Tape them to the fridge. Get them deep down in your heart… ”…and the truth will set you free!”

I am/I can