The sacrament of Holy Communion is so often practiced and so well known that we can easily slip into auto-pilot when taking it and miss its richness and meaning. Pastor Zach explores the scriptures and finds fresh insight. Message delivered 3/4/18.
The first few minutes of Pastor Zach’s message didn’t get recorded, but in this portion he expounds on the shepherds’ call to “Go, tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.” He then parallels that commission with the Great Commission that Jesus Christ gave all of his followers to “Go into all the world…” Message delivered 12/17/17.
This Sunday (11/26) was a ‘feast’ of giving thanks as Pastor Zach and several others shared testimonies of God’s faithfulness to them over the past year. Not only is God deserving of our thanks but “thankfulness keeps us from forgetting about God’s faithfulness, especially while we are waiting for him to act on our behalf. If we choose to be thankful in all circumstances God will give us peace!”
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.
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.
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.