The preaching of God’s Word is a high priority at Stonebridge. We make available our sermons for those unable to attend on Sundays. We hope we are all helped as we listen to the Word of God preached.
1 Peter is an epistle, a letter, that speaks to believers who are experiencing “tough times” of some kind. Suffering? Persecution? We are unclear the exact nature of what it is. But St Peter makes it clear that suffering is “part of the deal” when you “sign up” as a Jesus follower. He then points to Jesus as an example for them- and for us -as one who endured the most unjust suffering. Jesus’ response to suffering can be a wonderful guide for us.
For “Father’s Day” pastor Mike takes us in a direction perhaps you may not have expected. Our Heavenly Father is everywhere so we actually cannot escape his “space”. That being so, we can lose the benefit of this fact if we don’t consciously “live there”.
Do you know what the word “gospeling” means? Maybe more basic is: Have you ever heard the word “gospeling”? Martin Rossol will help you out if you listen to his sermon taken from Matthew 9 and 10.
King Solomon was the wisest man whoever lived. That is what the Bible says. He tried everything to find the most joy and pleasure in life. His research and results are captured for our benefit in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiates. Pastor Jeff basically shared that our outlook greatly influences the outcome in our lives. If we respond to what happens to us in life as “God ordained” then we will or can learn and grow in ways that make us into the image God has in mind for us. If our outlook is that we are the master of our own fate, then we will likely experience the good and bad in life without seeing the value God is attempting to create in us.
Pastor Jerry finishes his teaching on Psalm 7. This is a Psalm which challenges thinking that God is never angry; or that those who live according to God’s designs wait in vain for God to come and rescue them from those who harm; who do evil; who stand against what is godly.
There’s a wonderful event described in 1 Chronicles 20 about a king who was afraid and who was willing to admit that he did not know what do do. Have you ever felt that way this past year? Pastor Mike’s sermon will be an encouragement to you. Please listen.
Psalm 7 is the longest Psalm yet in Pastor Jerry’s series. In the first six psalms, when the subject of “righteousness” comes up, David always suggests the “righteousness of God” and not his own. In Psalm 7 David sounds like he is claiming that he is righteous based on his own merit. What is going on here??
John 12 is the passage where gentiles, “some Greeks”, asked to see Jesus. What is Jesus’ response? Pastor Alex Young helps explain why Philip responds as he does, and what Jesus response should help us understand about glory: God’s glory.
Psalm 6 is one Psalm that has left many questioning its author or, if it was King David, if he really could have been in such a depressed state. Pastor Croyts, continuing he series in Psalms, pointed out that often when we are in deep dispair it confirms that God is still at work. Yes, that is hard to believe. Better hear Pastor Croyts explain it in his own words.
Some sins appear, at least superficially, to be more easily avoided than others. Think of murder or adultery; these seem to be pretty ordinal. You either commit them or you don’t.* But when the Bible commands us to “put away anger”, hmm, that presents a real problem for us. Anger is an emotion every human being experiences. And every human responds to that emotion, or lives out that emotion is some fashion or another. So what to do? For one, you can listen to Randy’s talk about it.
Have you become paranoid about what “they” know about you – that is, if you spend any time at all online? Well, its been said, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you!” Robert Knuth reminds us of the fact that God know everything, that’s E V E R Y T H I N G about you. His sermon based on Psalm 139 is quite amazing, since in it, the Psalmist, King David, expresses his “pleasure” at being fully known by God. Now, why might that be? You’ll need to listen to learn that.
On what basis should a “Philosophy of Missions” be founded? Pastor Alex Young used Chapter 13 from the Acts of the Apostles to explain. And the elements include: Election, Obedience, Humility and Perseverance in Persecution.
In all the gospel narratives the issue of fear is addressed by Jesus and heavenly messengers (angels). We hear things like “Fear not”, “Do not be afraid!”; “…and the doors were locked because they were afraid.” Fear has been with the human race since the garden of Eden. But what does Easter have to do with fear? In his sermon, Martin Rossol, wants us to recognize that Easter has a lot to do with the fear of being abandoned; the fear of judgement; and the fear of death.
Randy Meyers draws the attention of the congregation to what may not be the most well-known event of Genesis, but arguably one which most explicitly foreshadows the work of Jesus on the Cross. Randy’s hope is that it will lead us to desire to respond to the testing of our faith in a way that grows our confidence in God’s promises.
St Paul’s concern about what people are thinking about hold true, very true, to this day, this age, and this place. What is controlling our thoughts? Who is directing and prioritizing your mind? Pastor Frison shares his thought on St Paul’s words from his letter to the Phillipians.
Is Jesus trustworthy? Will he do what he claims? CAN he do what he says he can? St Matthew has given his readers convincing evidence that Jesus is, in fact, very trustworthy. In today’s sermon, Martin Rossol reviews the last and most convincing proof that Jesus is the all-powerful King of the coming Kingdom of God. Jesus raises a girl who has clearly died, back to life. And he does it as easily as you tapping someone who is asleep on the shoulder: “Psst, wake up!”