Sermon Audio

  • Finding Blessing During the Dark Night of the Soul Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 29, 2020

  • Refuge and Strength Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 24, 2020

  • How Great A Salvation: Boasting in the Cross Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 15, 2020

    We use it as a decorative symbol on our walls … or a piece of jewelry to wear around our neck … but do we ever pause to consider what the cross really is - and what it means in our lives today?  As we conclude our study of Galatians that's what the Apostle Paul does as he "boasts" in the cross and the difference that Christ's sacrifice made in his life - and ours today!
  • How Great a Salvation: The Practical Side of Christian Faith Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 08, 2020

    I love God…I prayed a prayer and invited Him into my life…ISN’T THAT ENOUGH?  Some people think that’s all there is,But this week the Apostle Paul shows us the side of the Christian faith which relates to those around us…and our responsibility to one another. 
  • How Great a Salvation: Life by the Spirit ... God's Better Way Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 01, 2020

    We all know what it's like to be tempted - pulled in a direction we know we should go in.  Simply saying "no" works - sometimes … but the pull toward sin is pretty strong!  This week the apostle Paul shows us the role which the Holy Spirit can play in helping us be victorious.
  • How Great a Salvation: What Does it Mean to Believe Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 23, 2020

    In Christ we are free - able to choose the path our lives will take.  Does that mean that “anything goes” - we can do whatever we like?  Since we’re saved by faith and not works can’t we “live like the devil” and still get to heaven?  The Apostle Paul addresses these misunderstandings in a pretty strong and powerful way - and in so doing will challenge each of us in how we’re living…and the love we’re showing to others!  
  • How Great a Salvation: The Joy-Sucking Side of Legalisim Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 16, 2020

    Christianity is about RULES … isn't it?  All those "Thou shalts" and "Thou shalt nots" - that's what determines how good we are  … right?  And yet a Christian faith focused on our performance will suck the joy right out of us as it takes our eyes off of what Christ has done for us.  How do we avoid the joy-sucking side of legalism and live free in Christ?
  • How Great a Salvation: The Awesome Change Listen

    Pastor Rick Kopanke - February 09, 2020

    Galatians 3:26-4:7When you look in the mirror, who do you see looking back at you … and how does that affect your life?  This Sunday the apostle Paul will link a key doctrine of Christianity with the answer to those questions as he shows us how God's grace affects who we are … and what we see when we look in the mirror!
  • How Great a Salvation: The Law's Primary Purpose Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - February 02, 2020

    Many today see the Bible as a book rules. We've learned that we aren't saved by keeping rules, but by believing in Christ for salvation. So, the natural question is: What are the rules or laws for then? We will look at the condition of humanity, the Law's function and purpose, and the results the Law can bring in someone's life. The revelation of the purpose of the Law saves, humbles and leads us to love Christ more!
  • How Great a Salvation: Staying True to Your Beliefs Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 26, 2020

    Why should a holy God let you into His heaven?  Who is in charge of your life?  How are you being influenced by others in what you think and do?  Those are some of the questions we’ll wrestle with as the Apostle Paul tells us about a fight he had with Peter - the implications of which affect us even today - 2,000 years later!
  • How Great a Salvation: Why Should I Believe You? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 19, 2020

    Why should I listen to you and believe what you say?  Many folks we talk to about Jesus won’t say that out loud…but they’re probably thinking it.  The Apostle Paul faced that same skepticism 2,000 years ago as he proclaimed God’s love to the Roman world - and its from him that we’ll discover what it takes to be a credible witness for Jesus in our world today!
  • How Great a Salvation: Changing Times... Same Message! Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 12, 2020

    There's something about getting a gift from someone which seems to bother some people.  It's hard for them to receive it - somehow they feel they have to pay it back in some way.  It's not just with gifts wrapped in paper and ribbon that people struggle. Today, as we begin a new series on "How Great a Salvation", we'll discover how many people struggle with receiving God's gift of forgiveness - and what we can do about it.
  • Starting the Year off with God Listen

    January 05, 2020

    It’s probably the most famous prayer of all time.  Jesus is the one who taught it to us and it’s packed with meaning.  This coming Sunday, as we start the new year, we’ll unpack it…discovering truths which will affect 2020 as we look at each phrase and put them into practice!
  • Lessons from a Faith Walker Listen

    December 29, 2019

    Walking by faith - trusting God and never worrying - sounds GREAT, in theory.  But sometimes it’s not that easy to trust…especially when your life gets turned upside down by unexpected trials!  This week it’s Joseph who will give us an example of faith-walking…one that doesn’t come from a book, but rather from his own experience!
  • Peace in Spite of the Chaos Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - December 22, 2019

    A cute baby … bright lights and angelic choirs - what's not to love about Christmas?  But Christmas is more than just an excuse to eat too much and run up the credit card.  What happened on that first Christmas was part of God's solution to our problem of strife and chaos in this world - a solution spoken of by an angelic flash mob that visited some shepherd out in a field!
  • When Love Came Down - God in Our Shoes Listen

    Paster Rich Kopanke - December 15, 2019

    A mother and a baby … a manger … God in human flesh - Why?  We know the story.  The beauty and wonder of Christmas moves us.  But why did it have to happen?  Did it really have to happen?  That's what we'll explore as a baby in a manger reveals incredible truths about ourselves and our God!
  • Hope in a Dark Time Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - December 08, 2019

    Hopelessness can come in many different forms.  A doctor's frown … a stack of overdue bills … a big, red "F" on a test - any of these and so many more can drown out any hope we have and leave us wondering how we can go on.  This morning, as we begin our Christmas series, it's the hopelessness of a nation and the promises of their God and ours that will teach us how to find hope in a dark time!
  • A Celebration of God's Great Love Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 24, 2019

    We all make mistakes - even big ones.  What comes next determines what kind of person we are.  Jesus' story of a run-away son, a loving father, and a condemning older brother will force each of us to decide how we will respond when we encounter failure in our lives or the lives of others.
  • Sold out to Jesus Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 17, 2019

    Everybody loves a bargain - to pay less and get more seems like a dream come true!  But what happens when we start bargaining with God…holding back on fully committing ourselves to following Him? 
  • A Look Toward Eternity Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 10, 2019

    As we dig into the story Jesus tells us in Luke 16:19 – 31! Many people think, “Sure, we’re all going to die - just don’t remind me of that!”  With that attitude they try to avoid a discussion of critical importance to us both now as well as when our time comes to leave this earth.  Here’s why Jesus told us this story which will force us to come face to face with what happens next - and what we can do now about it!
  • Extreme Love Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 03, 2019

    "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."  Huh!  Each of us have a list of those who have hurt us deeply.  Some have suffered years of pain at the hands of others.  And now we're just supposed to love them?  How?  As we conclude our first half of the Greatest Sermon series Jesus will help us wrestle through this and find ways to put His truth into action in our lives!
  • An Eye for an Eye Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - October 27, 2019

    One of the most well-known and yet difficult to swallow verses in the Bible is, "Eye for an eye, and tooth for tooth. But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also", is what we will cover this Sunday. What was the law, 'eye for an eye' for? And how do we become people who can emulate the heart of this verse? 
  • An Honest Life Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - October 20, 2019

    We will look at the truthfulness of our speech and how we can be more truthful toward one another and toward God. We look at the evil of lying. And we will look at God, who cannot lie, as our inspiration to become more like Him in our daily speech! (Matthew 5:33 - 37) -Pastor Devin Ryckman
  • Thanksgiving: Praise God Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - October 13, 2019

    "Praise God" is a phrase you'll hear in many churches.  We have a time of "praise and worship" in our services.  Many of our songs talk about "Praising Him".  But what do we mean when we say "praise God"?  How do we do it?  Does it only happen in the church building?  And … WHY do we even believe that God should be praised?  Those are the questions we'll explore during this exciting Thanksgiving service!
  • To Love and to Cherish... Forever Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - October 06, 2019

    First comes love, then come marriage... and then, about 50% of the time, comes a bitter divorce resulting in shredded homes and tremendous pain. Divorce seems to be an accepted fact of Canadian living - but does it have to be? Does Jesus have anything to offer us to help use avert this trend as He continues the greatest sermon ever preached. 
  • The Secret War Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 29, 2019

    We're all in a war whether we realize it or not.  Every day a battle rages inside of us … a raging fury so secret that most times our closest friends don't know what's really going on.  The effects of that war … and whether we win, or lose it, will colour every part of our lives for now and eternity.  Here's why Jesus deals so strongly with this as He continues the greatest sermon every preached … and here's why we need to understand today how to come out on the winning end of this battle!
  • How Not to Murder a Friend Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 22, 2019

    How Not to Murder a FriendMatthew 5:21-26"You shall not murder" is what Jesus is going to talk about to us today … but we already know that!  And yet, there are ways to destroy a person … or rip apart the closest relationship … without having to use a gun or a knife.  Is there more to this command than just "don't rip the beating heart out of another human being"?  We'll discover the answer to that question … and the way to grow lasting relationships … as we continue our "Greatest Sermon Ever Preached" series.
  • How Good is "Good Enough"? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 15, 2019

    Did you ever have a boss, or a teacher, who was never satisfied with what you did? Is God like that? What does it take to be "good enough" is His eyes that you can relax and celebrate your faith rather than always be striving to be better? This week's installment  of our "Greatest Sermon" series will help answer that.
  • The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached - Salty Christians Listen

    Paster Rich Kopanke - September 08, 2019

    "The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached".  "You are the salt of the earth ... You are the light of the World."  ME???? That sounds like a pretty important responsibility.  What does it mean, and how am I going to be able to pull it off?  God has us here for a reason, and impacting others in an eternity-changing way is part of that - let's find out how to do it as we begin our "Greatest Sermon Ever Preached" fall series.
  • Precious Love Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - September 01, 2019

    What is the love of God? Our answer to this and our knowledge of this directly affects our joy and vitality as people of God. Why some disregard it while others delight in it. If we know this love, what are we to do with it? What’s it for? How can we partake of this “precious love”? I encourage you to read to Psalm 36 this week, praying through each verse before you all gather to hear the Word of God.-Sincerely, Pastor Devin
  • God Will Make a Way Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - August 25, 2019

    Do you ever feel you've "hit the wall" - you're tired and discouraged and see no hope for the future? If so, then you're not alone.  3,000 years ago David experienced those same feelings, and His response to difficult circumstances points us in the direction of hope today!
  • What to Do When Life is Unfair Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - August 18, 2019

    Psalm 37Life can be unfair and sometimes there's nothing you can do about it.  It's times like that which can make us angry and bitter, destroying our souls and robbing us of joy - OR we can follow the advice of King David and be used by God in a powerful way even in the face of injustice!
  • The Joy of Forgiveness Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - August 11, 2019

    Guilt has a way of blanketing our entire lives with a sense of sadness and regret.  We know we've blown it morally or ethically … we regret what we've done and how we've hurt others … but we don't know how to get out from underneath this ominous cloud.  3,000 years ago David experienced those same feelings and in finding a way out from underneath he discovered an unimaginable joy which we can discover today as well.
  • A Lesson on Greatness Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - August 04, 2019

    We all want to be remembered when we leave this earth … we want some claim to "greatness" that will say our lives counted.  But what, or Who, really defines "greatness" … and how do we achieve it in the years we have on this earth? Jesus' teaching on an upside-down kingdom will clue us in to looking at things much differently than we normally do!  
  • A Lesson on Rules and Grace Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - July 28, 2019

    There's a joy-sucking, ability-crippling, opportunity-devastating attitude which can creep into anyone of us - and the only one who wins when it does is Satan, who's out to ruin our lives.  This week, it's Jesus confrontation in a synagogue with some religious leaders that will reveal this danger and teach us how to conquer it!
  • A Lesson on Investing Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - July 21, 2019

    It's money that makes the world go round … right?  Cash, possessions, things - here's what will enrich your life and give you peace and fulfillment! Or will it?  What happens when you get to the top of the ladder - with everything you want - and you're still thinking: "There's got to be something more!" This Sunday it's Jesus who will give us an important lesson on investing our lives in things which will truly satisfy - don't miss out on this investment tip!
  • A Lesson On Forgiveness Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - July 14, 2019

    Forgiveness is one of those topics which is so easy for us to talk about and encourage people to do until someone hurts us deeply and we're the ones who are supposed to forgive!  Forgiveness is a must for God's kids but how do we do it, especially when the person who hurts us won't acknowledge what they've done?
  • Tough Sayings...Deep Truths..Life Changing Lessons! - A Lesson on Being Good Enough Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - July 07, 2019

    Do you ever feel that you're "good enough"?  That God is pleased with you?  Or is the opposite true?  That you're constantly nagged by the thought that you're missing the mark with God and falling short?  What is it that defines "good enough" in God's eyes?  How do we attain this?  Come hear some truths on this subject.
  • Tough Sayings...Deep Truths..Life Changing Lessons! - Lessons on Being Dual Citizens Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - June 30, 2019

    Mark 12:13-17 Summer Series - "Tough Sayings...Deep Truths..Life Changing Lessons!""This world is not my home" is a saying we sometimes use in the church and it's true.  Our real, eternal home is in heaven!  So what does it mean for us to be "dual citizens" of both heaven and earth and how does it impact how we live our lives and where our allegiance lies?
  • Tough Sayings...Deep Truths..Life Changing Lessons - A Lesson on Judging Listen

    Paster Rich Kopanke - June 23, 2019

    Over the course of this series, we'll explore some of Jesus' teachings which left people back then and now scratching their heads. The first lesson is on judging. We'll learn that "don't judge" is a clear teaching of scripture and yet we make necessary evaluations of other people every day.  What is Jesus telling us when He forbids judgment on others?  How do we avoid the arrogance which can so often cloud our perceptions and fill us with pride?  Come out this Sunday to find out some deep truths on this topic.  
  • Allowing God to Author the Remaining Chapters of Your Life Listen

    John Cressman - June 16, 2019

    Paster John Cressman, Regional Minister for the Evangelical Missionary Church, shares how allowing got to author the chapters of your life will truly lead to a a meaningful life
  • The Jealousy of God: Jealous for His Glory Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - June 09, 2019

    This is a two-part sermon series on the Jealousy of God. This Sunday is about God being jealous for His glory. What does it mean when is God is jealous? What exactly is glory? Doesn't this make God out to be egotistical and self-seeking? And what are ways that we rob God of His glory? Join us this Sunday as we encounter The King of Glory!
  • The Jealousy of God: Jealous for his people Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - June 02, 2019

  • The Peace of God Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - May 19, 2019

    last Sunday we looked at what it means to be have peace with God, namely being in right relationship with Him through His Son and to begin to enjoy that peace! This upcoming Sunday we will look at the "peace of God", which is this supernatural enabling of God's Spirit which brings a believer an experience of peace when they need it! How do we have peace in trial, hardship or difficulties? Let's learn together as to what God has revealed in His Word!
  • Peace with God Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - May 12, 2019

    Romans 5:1-2
  • Changing Our Point of View Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - May 05, 2019

    How do we look at problems and opportunities is a huge factor in determining whether we succeed or fail in life.  Sometimes our viewpoint fails to factor in the difference God can make in the situation.  That was the case for one of Jesus' disciples 2,000 years ago and what he learned not only changed the way he acted - it becomes the model for us as we seek a new way to look at ourselves, our world, and our church.
  • The Day God Cried Listen

    Paster Rich Kopanke - April 28, 2019

    Does it ever feel as if God isn't there - He doesn't care - when you're going through a time of tragedy or discouragement?  Where is He?  Why doesn't He do something?  2,000 years ago some of Jesus' closest friends felt that about Him - but then a tear in Jesus' eye revealed something to them, and us.
  • Looking in All the Right Places Listen

    Paster Rich Kopanke - April 21, 2019

    A day filled with joy as Christians celebrate the momentous event of Jesus walking out of the grave!  But why is that event so important?  How is something that happened 2,000 years ago supposed to impact us today?  What are we supposed to do with this historical fact?  That's what we'll be exploring Easter morning as we walk in the sandals of several women who came to look at things in a new way.  
  • An Amazing Future Listen

    Brian Gillespie - April 19, 2019

  • An Awesome Change Listen

    Mabel Anareta - April 19, 2019

  • An Awful Price Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - April 19, 2019

  • Mercy & Justice: We're Part of the Answer Listen

    Paster Rich Kopanke - April 07, 2019

    Responding to the needs of the world takes a whole lot more than just wringing our hands or even praying.  God has called His people to do something to be part of the answer.  Responding to World Vision's Matthew 25 challenge will show us that bringing mercy and justice to a fallen world will not be easy, but it will make a difference in the lives of others and in our own as well.
  • There's a Big need Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 31, 2019

  • Mercy & Justice: God Cares Listen

    Rich Kopanke - March 24, 2019

    Sweatshops and child labour! Oppression of women and children! Religious persecution! Unjust business practices!  It seems like everywhere you turn you encounter a lack of justice and a whole lot of oppression in our world today.  What does God think about all this? What responsibility do we have to live justly and care for those in need?
  • Defining Christianity: Loving Others Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 17, 2019

    How can you tell a true Christian from a wanna-be? Jesus identifies a critical quality found in those who follow Him as He talks to His friends prior to His own death.  Loving others is more than just a "nice" thing to do … it's what sets us apart as real in our faith.
  • Q&A: What does God say about gay people? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 10, 2019

    Does God care about what happens in my bedroom? Why should homosexuals be treated any differently by the church than those who are straight? Haven't the verses in the Bible speaking about this been distorted? This week we'll wrestle with questions like these as we seek to see our sexuality from God's perspective and identify a truthful and caring response.
  • Q&A: Can I Lose My Salvation Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 03, 2019

    How secure is my salvation?  Some say that once I've prayed the sinners' prayer I'm good for life (and eternity).  Others tells me that I can walk away from God and be in danger of eternal judgment. Which is true?  How can I know? What about others that I love who once were keen about following God but now are not?  There will be much to wrestle with this week as we dig into God's word for answers.
  • Q&A: How Do I Read The Bible? Listen

    Pastor Devin Ryckman - February 17, 2019

    Have you ever opened your Bible and read some obscure verse or passage and had no idea what it meant?  You're not alone!  Many of us wrestle with the Bible to understand it.  This week we'll look at some useful insights that can help guide your Bible reading and understanding.
  • Q&A: Why should I obey the Bible? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 10, 2019

    We call it "God's word", but is it really God who is speaking to us?  Why do we have to obey it?  Isn't it more a list of suggestions we might want to consider?  Can something this old really expect to tell us what to do today?  It's the authority of Scripture to tell us how to live which comes under the microscope this week as we search for answers.
  • Q&A: Why should I believe the Bible? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 03, 2019

    This Sunday we start our Q & A series. The bible is the BOOK for Christians but can it be believed?  Where did we get it from? Isn't it filled with errors? Can a book with parts of it written over 3,000 years ago still have anything to say about life today?  The historical and spiritual validity of Scripture is what we'll be wrestling with this week and the answers we'll discover will profoundly affect every area of our life! 
  • Bless Me - When God Enters the Equation Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 27, 2019

    Sometimes it’s hard to continue believing when the circumstances don’t look bright.  We begin to wonder if God really is in control…or if He’ll keep His promises to us.  That’s how it was for some God-followers over 2 millennia ago – and it’s from their story that our faith will get strengthened this week!
  • Bless Me - Requirements for God's Blessing Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 20, 2019

    God blessing us means that we get what we want, right?  Isn’t He like Santa Claus, or a genie in a bottle, there to give us whatever we ask for?  Some ancient Jews were of that opinion – but then they learned something which we need to grasp about what God’s blessing really looks like…and how we get it.
  • Bless Me - When a Little is a Lot Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 13, 2019

    As we usher in 2019 we'll be starting a new series called “Bless Me!” - a 4 part series on Haggai exploring the prophet’s four messages to the people and discovering what it takes to receive God’s blessing in our lives.It's impossible! That's what it feels like sometimes when we try to do things God's way. We know what HE wants but we can't seem to get there. That's how it felt for some ancient Jews … and from what they learn we'll discover that, with God on our side, things aren't as bleak as they seem.
  • Bless Me - Satisfaction Guaranteed Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 06, 2019

    As we usher in 2019 we'll be starting a new series called “Bless Me!” - a 4 part series on Haggai exploring the prophet’s four messages to the people and discovering what it takes to receive God’s blessing in our lives. It doesn’t seem fair!  We pray…we ask God for His help and blessing – and then NOTHING HAPPENS!  That’s what was happening to God’s people over 2,000 years ago…and from what they learned we’ll discover a vital truth about receiving God’s blessing in this new year of 2019!
  • The Christian's Resolution Listen

    Devin Ryckman - December 30, 2018

  • The Dilemma of Obedience Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - December 23, 2018

    “To obey or not to obey, now that is the question”…and that’s what we’ll be wrestling with this morning as some travelers from the East enter the Christmas story and are presented with the dilemma: Obey the King or obey God.  Sometimes the choices we face about obedience won’t seem as drastic as their choice…but every day we need to choose who we’re going to obey and what price we’re willing to pay to do it.
  • The joy dilemma Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - December 16, 2018

    How can joy be a dilemma?  A dilemma is a “predicament or problem”…but joy is something good – right?  And yet joy becomes a dilemma when we struggle with receiving or living in it – and that’s the situation for a beat down, much maligned group of people that first Christmas as they were presented with an angelic message of joy.
  • The Dilemma of saying Yes Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 09, 2018

    The excitement of living for God is found in finding out what He’s already up to…and joining Him!  Just imagine what can happen when we join hands with God in changing our world – and He’s the One in control of it all!  That’s what Mary did 2,000 years ago in a rather unique encounter with an angel…and it’s from her story that we discover the joy – and the struggle – of saying “Yes” to God!
  • The Dilemma of Doubt Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 02, 2018

    What do you do when life doesn’t turn out the way you had expected?  That’s the question…the DILEMMA…that we’ll be exploring this Christmas as the lives of those first century Christmas participants are turned upside down.  Joseph’s encounter with an angel is the first of these experiences we’ll look at…and through it we’ll discover how to respond to the doubts which arise when God’s plans trump ours.
  • Shall we smoke POT as Christians?? Listen

    Devin Ryckman - November 25, 2018

    With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the world might be asking us as Christians, “What do you think about this?”. What does Word of God say about this very relevant subject?  
  • Abandoning Your Bitterness Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 11, 2018

    It’s a poison that kills…an evil that destroys our soul!  Bitterness…unforgiveness…the refusal to let past hurts go and to embrace forgiveness.  When you’ve been deeply hurt such a response feels right – justified.  And yet, the person who suffers most when we choose this route is yourself.  This Sunday it’s David’s example which helps us to see another way to respond as we conclude our series on Ultimate Living!
  • Keep your Promises Listen

    Rich Kopanke - November 04, 2018

  • Face Your Failures Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 28, 2018

    We all blow it.  Morally…ethically…it seems quite difficult to find the perfect person who never says or does anything that’s not good and pure.  As Christians hopefully we’re moving in the direction of being more like Jesus…but most of us have a ways to go still!  The question we deal with this week is “What do we do when we fail ourselves and God?”…and David’s example of failure teaches us much on this important topic!
  • The Good Life vs. the God Life Listen

    Devin Ryckman - October 21, 2018

    Dig into John 10 as we discover Jesus’ meaning behind the life He offers. What is this life? Do we even have it? How much do we have of it? And how do we gain more of it?
  • Find Your God Center Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 14, 2018

    Even if you can’t quite describe it, you know when it’s missing in your life.  That connection with God…that sense of His presence in your life…the knowledge that He’s guiding you – without this there’s an emptiness which nothing else fills.  This Sunday it’s from David’s life 3,000 years ago that we discover how to find our “God center”…and how to nurture our relationship with Him! Note - We experienced a church-wide power outage during the service, so there will be approximately 2-3 minutes missing from the middle of the sermon.   If it sounds disconnected, that is why.
  • Thanksgiving Sunday Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 07, 2018

    Reflections on Psalm 103
  • Embrace Your Relationships Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 23, 2018

    God has wired us to do live TOGETHER
  • Living Large - Choose Your Focus Listen

    Rich Kopanke - September 16, 2018

    We can live our lives focused on the “giants” which scare us,or focused on God who can be our strength.  What will you choose?
  • Know your Purpose Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 09, 2018

    Introduction to the “Ultimate Living” sermon series, a series in which we will explore what it takes to experience the abundant life which Christ came to give us.  Experiences from the life of David will be used as examples, including, today, his anointing as future king of Israel.
  • A lighthouse Listen

    Devin Ryckman - September 02, 2018

     Last in our “The Church You’ve Always Dreamed Of!” Series talking about what Faith Church must be in order to serve our Lord well
  • A team Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - August 26, 2018

  • Devin and Jenn Ryckman Testimony Listen

    Devin Ryckman Jenn Ryckman - August 21, 2018

    Devin and Jenn Ryckman Testimony
  • Preach the Word! Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - August 19, 2018

    The Bible is MORE than just a self-help book or a list of suggestions about better living.  It truly is the Word of God – and it speaks with authority into the life of every Christ follower.  This Sunday, as we welcome Devin Ryckman as our new Associate Pastor, we’ll explore why the Bible needs to be the foundation of any person’s life and ministry!
  • A Family Listen

    Rich Kopanke - August 12, 2018

    Learning what it takes for Faith Church to be everything God has meant for use to be as a Family
  • Come, Walk on Water Listen

    Moises Ruiz, EMCC missionary to Mexico, - August 05, 2018

    What can we learn from the storms in our lives?  What was Jesus teaching his disciples when they faced one of the biggest storms of their lives?  How do storms challenge us in our walk with Jesus?  Where is Jesus through the storm? We will look at the truths from this passage as we answer these questions. Join us as guest speaker, Moises Ruiz, EMCC missionary to Mexico, brings the message and gives an update on Mexico.
  • A Winner's Attitude Listen

    Rich Kopanke - July 29, 2018

    Faithfulness is really what the Christian life is all about
  • The Importance of Attitude Listen

    Rich Kopanke - July 22, 2018

    NOTE:  Due to technical difficulties, part of the beginning of the sermon and a couple of sections may have problems.   Thanks for your understanding.“Why am I on this earth?”  The answer to that question is of utmost importance as we face the struggles and temptations of life.  This week we’ll discover that it’s only when we adopt Jesus’ attitude – that He was here to “do the Father’s will” – that we’ll succeed in living for God!
  • The Truth About Persecution Listen

    Rich Kopanke - July 15, 2018

    There’s a sense of justice inside of us that rebels at the idea of being picked on because we’re Christ followers.  How dare they…it’s not right…it’s got to stop!  But sometimes it doesn’t stop, and sometimes there’s nothing we can do to stop it – what do we do then?  Peter’s advice to some early Christians is just as relevant today he gives practical advice on dealing with persecution.
  • The Most Important Choice Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - July 08, 2018

    Most of us probably realize: There are people in our world who don’t like us because of our Christian faith.  Our choice to follow Jesus and make Him the Lord of our life puts us at odds with their beliefs and values – and sometimes they let us know it in unpleasant ways.  Today, as the Apostle Peter helps his friends 20 centuries ago wrestle with this same reality, we discover the most important choice we must make in dealing with those who oppose our faith.
  • Practicing Faith in the Home Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 24, 2018

  • When Life is Unfair Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 17, 2018

    Life’s unfair – especially if you’re faithful in following Jesus!  We may have it pretty easy here in Canada, but for many around the world becoming a Christian is like putting a target on your back.  Whether that unfairness happens in big or little ways, how do we respond?  How can we live faithfully for God when it causes so many problems? 
  • Seeing Ourselves in a New Light Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 10, 2018

    A chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession” – That’s how Christians are described by the Apostle Peter…but it’s probably not what we think of when we look at ourselves in a mirror!  And yet, God’s Word doesn’t lie…there’s something about these descriptions we need to understand, and live out!  
  • Revelation: The Message Listen

    Ron Hallman - June 03, 2018

    The message of Revelation seems confusing and shrouded in many symbols, signs, and unknowns.  However, the message is really clear, God has a plan, God has made a way, We have free will, We have a choice, God has a final resting for us.  Join us as we conclude a three part series by Ron Hallman this Sunday. 
  • Revelation: The Message Listen

    Ron Hallman - May 27, 2018

    The message of Revelation seems confusing and shrouded in many symbols, signs, and unknowns.  However, the message is really clear, God has a plan, God has made a way, We have free will, We have a choice, God has a final resting for us.  Join us as we start a three part series by Ron Hallman this Sunday. 
  • Revelation: The Message Listen

    Guest speaker, Ron Hallman: - May 20, 2018

    The message of Revelation seems confusing and shrouded in many symbols, signs, and unknowns.  However, the message is really clear, God has a plan, God has made a way, We have free will, We have a choice, God has a final resting for us.  Join us as we start a three part series by Ron Hallman this Sunday. 
  • God's Love for a Woman Listen

    Ron Hallman - May 13, 2018

    God's love for a woman sets an example for us as to understand how to love.  To reconcile to one another. To lift one another up in our faults. To be ambassadors for God toward each other - specifically today for mothers
  • A New Way of Living Listen

    Rich Kopanke - May 06, 2018

    HOLINESS” – The word sounds so foreign in our modern culture.  Who would even dare, or want, to call themselves “Holy”?  And yet being holy is what our Heavenly Father calls for us to be!  What  does true holiness look like?  How do we live it? This Sunday we'll also be celebrating the baptism of several of our young people.  Come hear their testimonies and support them in their decision to get baptized.   
  • The Importance of Perspective Listen

    Rich Kopanke - April 29, 2018

    Life can be tough – ESPECIALLY when you purposefully live for Jesus!  We sometimes think that Christianity is the “easy way,” but some first century believers discovered the exact opposite as their faith and values put them in conflict with their world.  At times like that, how do you remain faithful?  What difference does heaven play as we face things here on earth? 
  • The Confidence That Comes From Knowing Who You Are Listen

    Rich Kopanke - April 22, 2018

    Who we see looking back at us when we look in the mirror has a profound effect on how we’ll live our lives.  A winner…or loser?  Competent…or a klutz?  But who we THINK we see in that mirror might not be real – only God’s view of us matters as He knows us best!  Today we’ll see how important this is for a group of early Christians facing heart-breaking struggles!
  • Honest Doubt Listen

    Rich Kopanke - April 01, 2018

    Is it okay to question the Christian faith?  Aren’t we supposed to just close our eyes to reality and believe?  Are there really answers?  This morning it’s the person who doubted – Thomas – who takes center stage in helping us explore tough questions about what we believe!
  • The Miracle of Peace Listen

    Rich Kopanke - March 25, 2018

  • The Three Languages of Prayer Listen

    Rich Kopanke - March 18, 2018

    Learning the languages of prayer: Information, Request, and Intimacy.
  • Holding the Bible Firmly Listen

    Devin Ryckman - March 11, 2018

    Choosing a pastor can be a big and daunting task. So, what should we be looking for in a leader? Does the Bible say anything about this? Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a construction worker, a student or retired, we are all leading someone! What quality is God looking for in us as leaders in our individual lives?Titus 1:5-9
  • A New Heaven and a New Earth Listen

    Rich Kopanke - February 25, 2018

    In Christ I have a great future!
  • A Time of Worship Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 18, 2018

    Worship is a big part of church life.  The Sunday morning Worship Service is probably most churches’ largest gathering.  But what do we really hope to accomplish when we get together to worship God…and why is He worthy of our worship?  Those are the questions we’ll wrestle with as we look at a future worship event of cosmic proportions!
  • Are You In or Are You Out? Listen

    Rich Kopanke - February 11, 2018

    It all boils down to a choice: Are we in, or are we out?  Sitting on the fence only works for a while as we try to understand and decide what to do about Jesus…we finally have to make that decision and go one way or the other.  That’s the challenge which Jesus issues to a church 2,000 years ago that was “lukewarm.”  He tells them, and us, to be either hot or cold…all in, or out the door.  How can we make a decision like that?  Will God help us to choose well and live it out?
  • Will You Go Through the Open Door? Listen

    Rich Kopanke - February 04, 2018

    Revelation 3:7-13 - The Letter to the Church of Philadelphia
  • Are You Dead and Don't Even Know It? Listen

    Rich Kopanke - January 28, 2018

    The line that separates life and death is extremely thin…and it’s crossed in the twinkling of an eye.  At what point can a church or a believer with a reputation being spiritually alive pass from real life into death?  Is it possible for an active, bustling church to really be dead and not even know it?  How does spiritual death creep up on a Christian, and at what point might we recognize it?  Let’s discover some answers as we read an ancient letter from Jesus to Christians in danger of passing away.
  • Have You Checked Out What You Believe? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 21, 2018

    “Doctrine” and “Theology” are such boring ideas – do we really need them in the church today?  Does what we believe really matter?  As long as we’ve got the “basics” who really cares about all the other details?  And yet, 2,000 years ago, it was a straying from right beliefs which brought words of condemnation from Jesus in a letter He writes to them…and us.
  • Are you willing to lose it all? Listen

    Rich Kopanke - January 14, 2018

    The whole idea of life is to get more and more…and have as much fun as we can while we’re doing it…right?  We’ve all read the bumper sticker, “He who dies with the most toys wins” – haven’t we?  But what happens when our Christian faith puts us on a collision course with life’s goal of getting more and more?  What will we do…and how will we choose…when following God leads to difficulty and not prosperity?  Let’s discover what’s really important as we read Jesus’ letters to two ancient churches who were struggling with this decision!
  • Who do you love? Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - January 07, 2018

    It's about what you DO that counts... The more you DO for God , the happier He is with you...Right? This week, as we read an ancient letter from Jesus to a church in Asia, we discover that God is looking for more than just DOING...He's looking for a relationship where LOVE goes both ways. Let's discover why that's so important...and what we can do to change things if we've slipped away from loving!
  • Remember When Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 31, 2017

    Sometimes we’re so focused on what’s coming next that we forget about what has already happened…and what we need to learn from those events.  An ancient story about twelve stones teaches us an important lesson about how looking back is an important part of moving forward.
  • Lessons from a Faith Walker Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - December 24, 2017

    “Faith” is one of those words that’s easy to talk about…and often hard to live out.  2,000 years ago a devout young man knew all the “right” answers about trusting God, and then came face to face with an nearly impossible situation where he needed to put his faith into action.  Let’s learn from him some “Lessons From a Faith Walker”!  
  • The Reason for the Season Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 10, 2017

    Why did Christmas have to happen?  Besides giving us an excuse to blow our budget…and diet…what’s the real reason Jesus was born?  This morning it’s a look at a HUGE PROBLEM shared by every man, woman, and child which provides the backdrop for an understanding of the real reason for this season!
  • When Zig-Zag finally becomes a straight line Listen

    Rich Kopanke - November 22, 2017

    At last!  We go through all the zigs and zags of life in the pursuit of our God-given dreams…and we’re finally in sight of our goal.  But what does it take to finally realize what we’ve dreamt about and prayed for all those years?  What final choices and actions are involved?  It’s the experience of the Israelites many years ago which show us what it takes to get to the finish line with a smile on our face.
  • When Zig-Zag Living Becomes a Way of Life! Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 13, 2017

    We’ve seen that sometimes God takes us on a zig-zag path toward our goals…the dreams He has put in our heart.  But what happens if we never get to the end of our zig-zag path?  What happens if we become comfortable with the way things are – and never strive to reach our goals?  The experience of an ancient people thousands of years ago teaches us some important lessons about this!
  • Life from Zig-Zag Living - When the Shortest Distance is a Zig-Zag! Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 05, 2017

    When life doesn’t go the way we’ve planned it’s easy to get frustrated or discouraged.  What seemed like a simple “line” between where we’re at and where we want to be becomes a zig-zag taking us all over the place!  At times like this we often feel that God has forgotten us…but what if He’s the one leading us on the zig-zag journey? 
  • Values To Live By - We've Got Something Great to Share Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 29, 2017

    "For God so loved the world…” – that’s the beginning of one of the best known verses in the Bible – John 3:16.  But do we really understand it?  Do we share God’s tremendous love for the 7.4 billion inhabitants of this planet?  Or do we limit our love to people we like…friends and family.  This morning a lesson learned thousands of years ago by an ancient preacher teaches us about sharing the good news of God’s love with EVERYONE! 
  • Values To Live By - We Don't Want Anybody to Miss the Boat! Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 22, 2017

    How important is it that your mom…your friend…the guy you work with encounter Jesus Christ and receive Him as his or her Savior?  What would you be willing to do, or give up, to help “set the stage” for that to happen?  Today we encounter a man who was willing to lay it all on the line to remove any barrier which might hinder those he loved from following Jesus…would you do that? 
  • Values To Live By - We've All Got a Part to Play Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 15, 2017

    When you look in the mirror, what do you see?  Do you see someone - created by God with special talents, abilities, and resources – who has a “divine agenda” given by God Himself for making an eternal difference in our world?  That’s who the Bible says you are…but do you believe it – is that what you see?
  • Give Thanks Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - October 08, 2017

    We look around us at all the blessing we receive – gifts from God that we’re so thankful for – and we’re so thankful.  Our health… family…home…work – there are so many ways God touches our lives with good things!  How do we express our gratitude?  Words sometimes don’t seem to be enough – what else can be done to say “Thank you!”?
  • Values To Live By - We're One Big Family Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - October 02, 2017

    The Christian church is “counter-cultural” in many ways – different from the rest of society.  Here at Faith Church, trying to be an intentionally intergenerational family is one of the ways we’re doing things differently.  But why do we do this?  Is it really necessary that we be a family where old and young can worship and serve their Father TOGETHER?  Are there any benefits from this approach?
  • Built To Last Listen

    Olu Peters - September 17, 2017

    Dr. Olu Peters will be sharing the message as we celebrate 20 years with senior pastor, Dr. Richard Kopanke.  Living for God – in whatever arena of life you find yourself – will not always be easy.  Doing things God’s way and accomplishing His great purpose for your life can sometimes be discouraging and tiring.  How do you keep going?  What’s the secret to serving God over the long haul – remaining faithful to His call on your life?  One man’s long life of service over three millennia ago provides answers to questions like these! 
  • Values To Live By - We're in This Together Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 10, 2017

     VALUE: “We will give priority to developing meaningful relationships within the Faith Family.”- What’s so bad with being a “Lone Ranger” Christian?  Why do I have to bother investing time and energy in building meaningful relationship with others in the church family?  How do I build “togetherness” – and what does it look like?
  • Values To Live By - Taking a Look Inside Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 04, 2017

    The first of our “Values to Live By” sermon series on core values for our church and lives.  We will be looking at the values which influence Faith’s ministry, but also will be applying the concept of values, and the specific values we’ll look at, to one’s personal life and family. - What drives you?  What attitudes and beliefs affect the decisions you make every day?  VALUES are an important part of life…and churches!  Today we start a series exploring the values which define Faith Church…and which play a role in each of our lives.
  • James Series: Restoration Listen

    Rich Kopanke - August 20, 2017

    Christianity is a “team sport.”  Our goal is not just to get to the “finish line” – heaven – by ourselves…it’s to also help others to join us there!  But what happens when those around us struggle in their faith?  What’s our responsibility to those who turn away or fall into sin?  James helps us to find answers to those questions as he wraps up his very practical letter on Christian living!
  • James Series: Prayer Listen

    Rich Kopanke - August 13, 2017

    Does prayer really "work"? Does God answer when we come to Him with our needs and desires?
  • James Series: The Truth about Money Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - July 30, 2017

    “More!”– It’s one of the most addicting words in the human language.  People will devote their lives, their health, and even their families to seeking to get more things – and at the end, they’ll find themselves empty and hollow.  James helps us see the lies hidden within the pursuit of “More” – and how to avoid them, as we continue our study of Practical Christianity.  
  • What Are You Searching For?: Searching for Personal Power/Control Listen

    Ron Hallman - July 23, 2017

    "Searching for Personal Power/Control?" - Ephesians 2:1-10 Guest speaker, Ron Hallman, continues his three part "What are You Searching For?" series this Sunday. Ron has a private psychotherapy practice and enjoys assisting people in difficult times in life. 
  • What Are You Searching For? : Personal Worth Listen

    Ron Hallman - July 16, 2017

    Ron Hallman continues his series on searching with a sermon on our personal worth
  • What Are You Searching For? : Someone or Something Listen

    Ron Hallman - July 09, 2017

    Ron Hallman begins a 3-week series on What Are You Searching For? from the book of Ephesians.
  • James Series: Practicing Humility Listen

    Ryan McNamara - July 02, 2017

    “But I WANT it!” is not just the cry of a petulant three year old. We as well can be pretty headstrong in what we want and what we’re willing to do to get it – even when it means ignoring what our Father has to say. No wonder James is so strong about our need to humble ourselves before God and submit to His will…trusting that our Father knows best!
  • James Series: Conflict - Causes and Cures Listen

    Ryan McNamara - June 25, 2017

    “But I WANT it!” is not just the cry of a petulant three year old.  We as well can be pretty headstrong in what we want and what we’re willing to do to get it – even when it means ignoring what our Father has to say.  No wonder James is so strong about our need to humble ourselves before God and submit to His will…trusting that our Father knows best!
  • James Series: Seeking Wisdom Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - June 18, 2017

    Not all “wisdom” is the same!  One form produces peace and godliness…the other brings hurt and pain.  But how can you discern between the two?  They both sound so “right” when we first hear it.  James helps us this week to wrestle with this important subject as he shows us the qualities of true wisdom.
  • James Series: Speech Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - June 11, 2017

    “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” – Do you remember saying that when you were a kid when  someone was making fun of you?  And yet, that saying is far from true!  Words have a powerful effect in our lives.  This week James talks with us about that – and about how God can help us to tame our tongue! 
  • James Series: Faith Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 04, 2017

    It’s easy to “talk a good talk” when it comes to the Christian faith.  We can know the right things to say…but do we ever put those things into practice?  Today James challenges us to align our actions and our words – living out our faith in very practical and caring ways.  But that’s hard to do – it’s a lot easier to just talk about it – why should we?
  • Such A Time As This Listen

    Rich Kopanke - May 14, 2017

    Sometimes it can feel like we’re just “putting in time.”  We go to work…or stay at home looking after the kids…and it seems like nothing of importance is happening.  Just another day!  And yet, a woman who lived 2,500 years ago shows us today that nothing is just ordinary when God is at work in our lives – God is placing us where we are right now “for such a time as this!” 
  • James Series: Action Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - May 07, 2017

    Most of us KNOW what we’re supposed to do, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to get done!  Standing in the middle between knowing and doing is wanting – and that’s where many of struggle.  We know what’s right and good, we just don’t want to do it.  James helps us wrestle with this reality of life as he challenges us to live out our faith even when we would rather not!
  • James Series: Desire Listen

    Ryan McNamara - April 30, 2017

    You know you’re going to face temptations this next week to do something really wrong and stupid –that’s a “given.”  But do you know what will lead you to that choice…and what will influence your decision whether to go for it or not?  The apostle James shares from his own personal experience about the four steps which lead to really bad choices...and the one belief which will help us to avoid making them.  James 1:13-18
  • James Series: Trials Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - April 23, 2017

    This Sunday we start a new series on the book of James. None of us enjoy trials…we’ll do almost anything to avoid them!  And yet they show up anyway in our relationships, work, finances, health – practically everywhere.  Christianity doesn’t promise to take all our problems away, but it does tell us how our faith can help us to find joy – even in the worst of situations!
  • 1 John Series: Real Beliefs Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 27, 2017

    “Doctrine” and “Theology” are words which are seldom viewed in a positive way in our society.  Long, boring statements about the finer details of our beliefs about God and the Bible seem so irrelevant.  Who cares?  Besides, who can even agree on what “right doctrines” are?  And yet, 2,000 years ago the Apostle John spoke strongly about this facet of Christianity – and this week we discover why he was so adamant about real beliefs. 1 John 2:18-27; 4:1-6
  • 1 John Series: Love's Motivation Listen

    March 12, 2017

    Loving others “like Jesus loves us” – even to the point of laying down our lives for others – that’s not what most of us think of when we profess our love for someone.  Who in their right mind would want to love with that kind of love?  What in the world would motivate us to do this? 
  • 1 John Series: Loves example Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - March 05, 2017

    There’s so many ideas out there about what “true love” looks like – how do we know what’s the real thing?  The Apostle John points us toward Jesus in answering that question…and in so doing lays down a challenge which will stretch every one of us as we love those around us!1 John 3:11-24
  • 1 John Series: Walking in the Light Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 19, 2017

    It is common in our day to think that how we live our lives really doesn’t matter as we know God. God and sin can go together because – after all – isn’t God the “friend of sinners”.  This isn’t a new idea. It started way back in the early church…and the Apostle John takes it on in the section of his letter that we’ll be looking at today as he talks about what it means to walk in the light!
  • Following God’s Lead in Sharing Our Faith Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - February 15, 2017

    We celebrate our Lord and look into an intriguing story from Acts 8:26 – 40 which will teach us about “Following God’s Lead in Sharing Our Faith.”  Many of us know that our Christian Faith is something great which we should share with others…but we’re not sure how to do that, or when, or with whom.  Philip’s experience 2,000 years ago in the desert gives us a great example of how God can lead us in telling others of His great love!
  • 1 John Series: More Than Just a Fairy Tale! Listen

    Pastor RicH Kopanke - February 12, 2017

    Are you ready for an awesome study of one of the most endearing books of the New Testament?  This Sunday we start a multi-week, verse-by-verse study of I JOHN…”REAL FAITH”…by looking at I John 1:1 – 4 – “More Than Just a Fairy Tale!”  This ancient letter is just as relevant for us today as it was back then as the Apostle John calls believers to a standard of moral, social, and theological purity unheard of in society back then…or even today!  Come prepared to be encouraged, and challenged, but God’s Word as His Spirit looks deep within us, helping us to see where we’re at in living for Him.
  • Prayer & Divine Intervention Listen

    Olu Peters - January 22, 2017

    We often need help…someone to intervene on our behalf. Thousands of years ago the children of Israel cried out to God for His Intervention as their lives were filled with hardship and suffering. Their cry from earth reached the heavens and led to divine deliverance:  Exodus from a land of bondage to that of freedom.  This week we discover how prayer can be a facilitator for divine intervention in human affairs. 
  • Christmas: Trusting a God Who is Faithful Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 18, 2016

    What do you do when your world comes crashing in? How do you keep going when it seems that everything you believed in has fallen apart? A crisis experienced by one young couple 2,000 years ago teaches us timeless truths about faith…and trust…and holding tightly to our God.Matthew 1:18-25Luke 1:26-38
  • Christmas: Worshiping a God for all!! Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 11, 2016

    Disqualified…Unworthy – That’s how many of us view ourselves in light of a God who came to this earth to offer us forgiveness and a new life. We’re so aware of our failures and insignificance…how could a Holy God really care about us? And yet, the experience of some shepherds 2,000 years ago proves that He did…and does! 
  • Christmas: Responding to a God who is here Listen

    Rich Kopanke - December 04, 2016

    Christmas is a time when we marvel at the Son of God in a manger and celebrate the proclamation of “Emmanuel – God with us.”  But do we realize that God is with us all the time?  2,000 years ago three groups respond to the message of God’s coming – and today we look at our response.  Fear?  Apathy?  Or worship?   
  • Christmas: Celebrating a God Who Remembers Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 28, 2016

    Sometimes it feels like God has forgotten us. Things go from bad to worse…it feels like our prayers just bounce off the ceiling…and we wonder if God even cares. Those feelings of despair were shared by an elderly couple…and by the nation of Israel…in the years leading up to that first Christmas 2,000 years ago. But then God showed that He remembered them – and life hasn’t been the same since for any of us!
  • Inconvenient Christianity: The What and Why of Following Jesus Listen

    Rich Kopanke - November 13, 2016

    Christianity, at least the way Jesus describes it when He says “Deny yourself and take up your cross,” is definitelyinconvenient.  Why would we ever want to do this?  What would doing this look like in our daily lives?  This morning the Apostle Paul helps us get a handle on these important questions as he talks about the what, and why, of paying the price to follow Christ.
  • The Cost of Following Christ Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - November 09, 2016

    It’s from these verses…and from our International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church observances…that we’ll be challenged to embrace “The Cost of Following Christ”…and learn that “convenience” is not a word which aligns with what our Christian faith demands of us.  We’ll also be observing communion as we realize the price Christ payed to pave the way for our relationship with Him.
  • Challenge You? Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 30, 2016

    What do you do when your best friend is speeding toward a cliff in some area of their life?  What do you say?  Do youjust ignore the problem, knowing that they’re going to crash and burn? This Sunday, as we complete our “Body Life” series, we’ll deal with one of themost important, yet difficult, parts of being a friend – challenging others.
  • Encourage You? But What Good Will That Do? Listen

    Pastor Ryan Mcnamara - October 24, 2016

    We all need a bit of encouragement along the way, and we look to others at times like that.  But how about when others look to us for that “pick me up”?  This Sunday we'll look at the Apostle Paul’s interactions with his friends in order to see what it takes to cheer and reassure others who are struggling.
  • Think Alike? But We're So Different! Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 16, 2016

    Division is a powerfully destructive force in relationships.  In the home, the church, amongst friends –misunderstanding and hurt feelings can drive people apart.  What does it take to stay united with others – even when we’re so different in so many ways? What role does our faith in God play in this?Passage:  Romans 15:1-7Speaker:  Rich Kopanke
  • Bear with You? But You Hurt Me! Listen

    Rich Kopanke - September 25, 2016

    What do you do when someone has cheated you?  How do you love people who have left deep wounds in your life?  "Bear with" them?  "Forgive"?  Are you kidding!  And yet, that's exactly what God challenges His kids to do .... and this Sunday we talk about how Colossians 3:12-14
  • Body Life: God's Design for you and me Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - September 11, 2016

    Sometimes we can't do it all alone - we need those around us!  God understood that, and invented something we call the "church".  This Sunday we start a series exploring how God designed the church to help us in our journey through life ... and what we need to do to make this a reality!
  • I Earned It - It's All Mine Listen

    Rich Kopanke - August 28, 2016

    What is it about churches and money?  Why does God seem to think He has a right to tell me what to do with my earnings?  It's all mine, isn't it?
  • Right Relationships Listen

    August 07, 2016

    Zechariah 8: 15-23 – right relationships God’s heart for everyone is seen here as he guides them into right a better relationships with each other; rebuilding as a nation is also about rebuilding as a community of people relating to each other. 
  • Right Motives Listen

    Ryan Mcnamara - July 31, 2016

    Zechariah 7 – right motives          ( Sound Quality poor ) As this nation rebuilds so to its heart is being rebuilt and perhaps it was an empty heart that lead to its demise. Here God exposes their motives and questions their authenticity towards him.
  • Right Repentance Listen

    Pastor Ryan Mcnamara - July 25, 2016

    Israel is returning from exile and is looking for leadership as it rebuilds.  This Sunday, we start a three part series with Pastor Ryan which will focus on the change God is calling for in the restoration of His people.  Right repentance - beyond our asking for forgiveness; what is a more right understanding of repentance?  God is calling His people to not only learn from the past but be honest with themselves about the consequences of their actions.
  • Exposing the Lies - Divorce is Just a Piece of Paper Listen

    Rich Kopanke - July 17, 2016

    If things don't work out between me and my spouse then what's the big deal with cutting the losses and leaving?  Who really expects a relationship to last a lifetime?  Isn't being happy the most important thing?
  • Exposing the Lies - God's Lucky to get what He does Listen

    Rich Kopanke - July 10, 2016

    What does God really expect of us? Isn't a little bit of Christianity better than nothing at all? We're busy people, with a whole lot of different passions and interests. Shouldn't God be glad for the little part of our time and passion that He does get? What more could He want? Join us this Sunday as we expose deadly lies and discover truth which will help us view our lives from a new perspective.
  • Exposing the Lies - God doesnt love me anymore Listen

    Rich Kopanke - July 03, 2016

    New Series starts today: EXPOSING THE LIES !! "Jesus loves me, this I know" is something we have sung and celebrated since childbirth. But how do we know that God loves us? in light of all life's pain and tragedies, is this "love of God" a tangible reality we can prove, or just something we hope is right? How has God shown his personal love to you?
  • The secret of Contentment Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 24, 2016

    We conclude our verse by verse study of Paul's letter to his friends in Phillippi
  • Living Faithfully in a Challenging World Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 19, 2016

    Two millennia ago the Apostle Paul challenged his friends to "stand firm" in this faith - to not waiver or give up no matter how discouraging or challenging things might get.  That's great advice ... but HOW do you do it?  When life comes crashing in ... those we trusted end up hurting us ... and we're ready to pack it in what will keep us going?  Fortunately, Paul doesn't just urge his friends to keep going - he also provides some great insight into how to do this!  
  • Living Faithfully in a Challenging World Listen

    Rich Kopanke - June 12, 2016

    It's not good enough to start out well as a Christian - we need to also end well!  Paul is vividly aware of this as he shares his heart, and encourages his friends, to do what it takes to live their lives well for God and achieve the goal - the purpose - for what God has them here on this earth.  We do well to hear Paul's heart, and listen to his advice, as we strive to live cheerfully in a challenging world!
  • Creation Ministries: Genesis - The Missing Piece of the Puzzle Listen

    Calvin Smith - June 05, 2016

    A presentation on Genesis as the basis for our faith by Calvin Smith of Creation Ministries International For more info see:
  • Tips on Being a Grumble Buster Listen

    Rich Kopanke - May 08, 2016

    Cheerful living in a challenging world just won’t work if we don’t get a handle on the tendency which many of us have to grumble and complain.  Cooperative effort…making room for the faults and foibles of others – these are critical to working together and achieving our God-given purpose…but how do we do this?  The Apostle Paul helps his friends 2 millennia ago…and us today…by the advice he writes in this ancient letter. Passage:   Philippians 2:12-18 Speaker:  Pastor Rich Kopanke
  • Follow the Leader Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - May 01, 2016

    If we are going to live a cheerfully in a challenged world then we need the help of others! And yet, it's often " others" that we the most problems with. Those close to us can get under our skin and frustrate us to no end. 2000 years ago the Apostle Paul understood that problem-and provided some sage advice to some folks who at the time where bickering. Times have changed...but his advice is still as good today as it was back then!
  • Living with Eternity in Mind Listen

    Pastor Rich Kopanke - April 24, 2016

    Sometimes, this side of eternity, the "good guy" doesn't win.  Faithfully living for Christ will cost us dearly, and we'll wonder if it's really worth it.  Bottom line: IT ISN'T.  We're a fool to sacrifice because of our faith .... UNLESS we look at "what comes next" - eternity!  The Apostle Paul will show us how to do this as he opens his heart to his friends in Philippi.
  • When A Blessing Doesn't Look Like a Blessing Listen

    Rich Kopanke - March 20, 2016

    “Blessing” means that things are going to go well for us – right? We’ll be rich, famous, comfortable? And yet as Jesus opens His “Sermon on the Mount” He puts an entirely different spin on things as He talks about the poor in spirit, meek, mourners, persecuted – and calls them “blessed”! What is it about even difficult things which God can use to bring blessing
  • Finding Blessing in the Dark Night of the Soul Listen

    Rich Kopanke - March 13, 2016

    Sometimes it feels like God has forgotten us. Where once we experienced great blessings and joy we now know only emptiness. We pray…cry…wonder – and find few answers. Such was the case for God’s people 2,500 years ago as God’s promises to them…and their present reality…didn’t add up. And yet, through this difficult time, God teaches them a vital lesson about His timing.
  • Why Does God Bless Us? Listen

    RICH KOPANKE - January 24, 2016

    Have you ever gotten yourself so mixed up that you don’t know which way is up anymore? Many of us have done this when it comes to understanding God’s blessing in our lives – we’ve got things totally turned around! Fortunately, the author of Psalm 67 has things figured out…and he helps us understand why God chooses to bless us like He does – and what we should do as a result.
  • Wonderful Counselor - Hope Restored Listen

    Rich Kopanke - November 29, 2015

    Hope seems to be in rather short supply for many people today. Failures and disappointments have robbed us of believing in a “better tomorrow.” And yet, an ancient prophecy about the coming Messiah reveals to us a Wonderful Counselor who can bring real hope into the most shattered life…and one man’s experience 700 years after this prophecy shows us how this hope happens!
  • The Two Roads Listen

    Rich Kopanke - November 15, 2015

    EASY or HARD? The decision seems to be a “no-brainer.” And yet, choosing the easy way through life has consequences which will affect us for a very, very long time. Jesus talks to us about this…and about how the decision we make will show itself through our actions…as he describes for us two roads we can take.
  • Do Not Judge Listen

    Rich Kopanke - October 18, 2015

    Jesus’ statement, “Do not judge,” challenges us in an area of our lives where many of us struggle. How do we overcome a critical spirit? How can we carefully, and accurately, make evaluations of others? What’s the standard we hold others to…and do we live up to that standard ourselves?
  • You Can Take it with You Listen

    Rich Kopanke - September 27, 2015

    Money is a huge part of our lives – and a constant focus of many people’s thoughts. This Sunday Jesus gives us some investment advice that you’ll never hear from your broker…but which will ensure that you get the most “bang for your buck”!