Sermons

Below are past sermons listed by title, series, speaker & passage. There is also a brief description of each for your convenience. Sermons are posted by the end of the day on the Wednesday following each Sunday. We provide audio & written files along with a pdf of the slides used. Each sermon is color coded in the text to correspond to slide changes. Enjoy!

08/24/2014

Joseph 19

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 47:27-31 (NIV) Read...
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This week, we are seventeen years later in the story of Joseph. Through the story of Jacob, we learn to bow and turn in worship to Christ when we are thankful. We are reminded that we are often like Jacob in that we forget our purpose and blessings from time to time. In this story, we are reminded of how to be humble.

08/17/2014

Joseph 18

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 46:28 - 47:12 (NIV) Read...
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This week we learn the importance of acceptance, provision and occupation. These are three things that Joseph taught to Pharaoh.

08/10/2014

Joseph 17

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 45:25 - 46:7 (NIV) Read...
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It's been a long sixteen weeks in the Joseph story but the narrative continues this week with Joseph's brothers revealing the truth about their brother to their father, Jacob. Previous to hearing the news that his son was still alive, Jacob had been conditioned to expect the worst and was often filled with doubt and worry. His life had been one full of betrayal, heartache and hardship. When he heard the news, hope was renewed in him as he is able to see God's provision right before his eyes. This again shows a foreshadowing to the story of Jesus and the grace that he bestowed on us all.

08/03/2014

Joseph 16

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 45:1-15 (NIV) Read...
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Week 15 of the Joseph Series left off with Joseph finally being revealed to his brothers. He was not seeking revenge but rather he wished to have reconciliation with his family. Before this can happen, he needed to know that his brothers had sense of regret for what they did twenty years ago. This week, two more "R" words are introduced to the story: reestablishment and responsibility. The Joseph story again foreshadows Christ as Joseph fixes the broken relationships between himself and his brothers and also as he leads the kingdom out of the famine that it has been experiencing for the last few years.

07/27/2014

Joseph 15

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 45:1-5 (NIV) Read...
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This week, we are in Genesis 45 and we find Joseph reveling his true identity to his brothers. This part of the story shows us that we need to focus on Christ through all things.Even through the horrible things that happened to Joseph, he still can see that God is working in his life. This is how we are challenged to view life. When we place our focus on Christ, everything else will fall into place and we will find direction and be given answers.

07/20/2014

Joseph 14

Speaker: 
Michael Thomas
Passage: 
Genesis 44:1-34 (NIV) Read...
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This week, we learn about the importance of forgiveness. In the story of Joseph, forgiveness is key in order for relationships to be able to continue. Forgiveness is not an a one step process but it is a series of steps. While it is not always easy to forgive, it is central to the story of Joseph and the life of a Christian.

07/13/2014

Joseph 13

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 43:15-34 (NIV) Read...
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We pick up our story with Joseph preparing a meal for his brothers. Because of their guilt and fear, the brothers are worried that a trap is being set for them. Through this section of the story, we learn how you cannot have holiness where sin exists.

07/06/2014

Joseph 12

Speaker: 
Kara Goeke
Passage: 
Genesis 43:11-14 (NIV) Read...
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This week we encounter Israel's (aka Jacob) response to his son Judah concerning their return trip to Egypt which will include his youngest brother (and Jacob's new favorite son) Benjamin. Israel is understandably wary about sending his favorite son Benjamin on the journey back to Egypt. He's already lost one favorite son (or so he thinks!) and he's not feeling very well about risking another. We see these emotions on full display in Jacob's response. But, his response is not based on these emotions: he responds in faith trusting Judah and ultimately trusting God. While Jacob is not a great example for parenting, he does give us a great example of how to "feel our feelings" yet "act in faith." Feelings are good! They're God-given and we need to pay attention to and give voice to our feelings. But, like Jacob, we shouldn't let our feelings dictate our decisions - we need to let our faith lead the way.

06/29/2014

Joseph 11

Passage: 
Genesis 43:1-10 (NIV) Read...
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This week, we follow the story of Judah rather than Joseph. Judah was Joseph's brother who "saved" Joseph from death but suggests selling him into slavery. We look at his motives and then further examine his life after Joseph is gone. Judah left home and lives outside of the Promise Land, he marries a woman (Shua) and they have three sons. Through a long story of death and deceit, Judah learns the lesson of humility and he accepts/admits his sins. This brings about a great change in him that is seen later in his life when he vows to protect his brother Benjamin unlike his actions towards Joseph. This story is a testament to the way God is always working in His people because Jesus is from the line of Judah.

06/22/2014

Joseph 9

Speaker: 
Jason Guynes
Passage: 
Genesis 41:54 - 42:8 (NIV) Read...
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Last week. we learned how Joseph's wife was the image of the church. This week, we see that this series is a reminder of who Christ is and so the sermon this week shows how the story of Joseph was a foreshadowing of Christ. First, we see Joseph foreshadowing Christ in his Humiliation, followed by Exaltation and then in Salvation.