Sermon Series

Advent 2023

A Season of Hope

Each Sunday in our Advent series, we will walk through the gospel of Luke as we encounter a song, a prophecy, the arrival of someone special. Come and see how these stories bring hope for us today!

Advent 2023
Remember God’s Goodness and Celebrate His Faithfulness

Remember God’s Goodness and Celebrate His Faithfulness

by Darrick Smith

Pastor Darrick urges the congregation to remember God's goodness and faithfulness. He focuses on consecration, unleavened bread, and the redemption of the firstborn, emphasizing trusting God with all aspects of life. He encourages intentional celebration, gratitude, and passing on faith to the next generation.

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Remember the Lord’s Salvation

Remember the Lord’s Salvation

by Mike Herman

Pastor Mike discusses the importance of remembering God's acts of mercy in our lives. The sermon dives into the story of Israel's exodus from Egypt and emphasizes the need to remember God's deliverance amidst life's trials. He encourages giving our best to God, recognizing His strength, and holding onto hope for the promised land like the Israelites in the wilderness.

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Celebrate and Remember

Celebrate and Remember

by Scott Urbanek

Pastor Scott highlights the importance of actively remembering and celebrating the faithfulness of God in our lives. Drawing from the book of Exodus, he explains how forgetfulness hinders our relationship with God and emphasizes the need to keep God's faithfulness at the forefront of our minds.

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A Heart for the Lost

A Heart for the Lost

by Ryan Brooks

Guest speaker Ryan Brooks, Lead Pastor of Vertical Church in Hillsborough, NC preaches from Jonah 4 and implores us to have a heart for the lost. Looking at Jonah's heart issues helps listeners to understand where their own hearts may be misaligned in withholding the good news of Jesus from others.

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A Devoted and Generous Church | ft. Mike Herman

A Devoted and Generous Church | ft. Mike Herman

by Mike Herman

Pastor Mike Herman teaches from Acts 2, emphasizing the early church's devotion to God and radical generosity. He challenges the congregation to mirror the early church's unity and dedication, urging them not to settle for a casual church experience.

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Gospel Partnership | ft. Pastor Taylor Knock

Gospel Partnership | ft. Pastor Taylor Knock

by Taylor Knock

Pastor Taylor Knock, a lay elder at our Northeast campus, teaches from Philippians 1:3-7, emphasizing unity through the gospel in joy, suffering, and trust in Jesus, using the Philippians' support for Paul amidst persecution as an example.

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From Generation to Generation | ft. Pastor Josh Jones

From Generation to Generation | ft. Pastor Josh Jones

by Josh Jones

Pastor Josh Jones, who oversees our discipleship ministries, preaches at our Providence Road campus. He emphasizes the importance of impacting future generations with the gospel and highlights our mission and vision. He focuses on three essential practices for a church to impact future generations: rekindling one's faith, modeling what one teaches, and guarding what has been given.

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Sign 7: Jesus Raises the Dead

Sign 7: Jesus Raises the Dead

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence finishes our series on the seven signs of Jesus recorded in the gospel of John with a message on Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. He emphasizes Jesus' love for Mary, Martha, and Lazarus, and his power over death.

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Sign 6: Jesus Heals the Blind

Sign 6: Jesus Heals the Blind

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence continues in our series with the account of Jesus healing a blind man in John 9. This sign illustrates the transformation one experiences upon encountering Jesus and the power of personal testimonies in sharing the gospel.

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Sign 5: Jesus Walks on Water

Sign 5: Jesus Walks on Water

by Darrick Smith

Campus Pastor of our Northeast campus, Darrick Smith, continues in our series that explores the seven signs of Jesus recorded in the gospel of John. His message explores the story of Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-21, emphasizing that God's presence is better than the signs he performs.

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Sign 4: Jesus Feeds the 5000

Sign 4: Jesus Feeds the 5000

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence dives into the significance of the feeding of the 5000 as the only sign of Jesus recorded in all four Gospels, highlighting Jesus' role as the bread of life. He walks through the abundance Jesus provides, his sustenance as the bread of life, and the practical application of making him the center of our daily lives.

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Sign 3: Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

Sign 3: Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence continues in our series in the gospel of John. This week's message covers Jesus healing a disabled man after 38 years. The sermon highlights Jesus' miraculous power and challenges the rigid interpretation of Sabbath rules by the religious leaders.

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Sign 2: Jesus Heals the Official’s Son

Sign 2: Jesus Heals the Official’s Son

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence continues our new series on Jesus' signs recorded in the Gospel of John. He focuses on Jesus' miraculous healing of the royal official's son and discusses three key ingredients of faith.

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Sign 1: Jesus Turns Water into Wine

Sign 1: Jesus Turns Water into Wine

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence introduces our series on Jesus' signs in the gospel of John. Jesus' first sign, turning water into wine, reveals Jesus' power to transform shame into honor, and delivers a greater message of Jesus' glory and power.

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Blessed Are the Persecuted

Blessed Are the Persecuted

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence finishes our series with the eighth beatitude, "Blessed are the persecuted," by helping us understand what this verse means for the modern-day believer.

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Christmas Eve 2023: Hope Changes You

Christmas Eve 2023: Hope Changes You

by Spence Shelton

Listen in to our Christmas Eve message in which Pastor Spence exhorts us to put Jesus in his rightful place on the throne of our lives.

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Trusting the Heart & Hand of God

Trusting the Heart & Hand of God

by Darrick Smith

Depending on which campus you attend, you either heard Campus Director Darrick Smith, Pastor Josh, or Pastor Scott teach from Luke 2. Listen in and find the other two sermons from yesterday below!

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Hope Arrived

Hope Arrived

by Josh Jones

Depending on which campus you attend, you either heard Campus Director Darrick Smith, Pastor Josh, or Pastor Scott teach from Luke 2. Listen in and find the other two sermons from yesterday below!

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Hope for our Pain, Sin, & Future

Hope for our Pain, Sin, & Future

by Scott Urbanek

Depending on which campus you attend, you either heard Campus Director Darrick Smith, Pastor Josh, or Pastor Scott teach from Luke 2. Listen in and find the other two sermons from yesterday below!

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God of Our Deepest Desires

God of Our Deepest Desires

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence walks us through the account of Zechariah and Elizabeth and shows us that when we surrender our deepest desire to God, we will receive true joy.

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Mary’s Song

Mary’s Song

by Spence Shelton

Pastor Spence walks us through the account of Mary, the mother of Jesus, from Luke 1 and shows us that when we surrender to God, we receive true hope.

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