The Spirit: God's Power, Presence, Promise, and Person

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:1. The Holy Spirit: Absolutely Necessary!2. God's Power: in Creation and Redemption3. God's Presence4. God's Promise5. God's Person

The Empty Tomb of Jesus (Lk. 24:1-12)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:1. Not What They Expected2. The Faithful Words of Jesus3. The Women and Their Report4. Peter: the Grace of God

Life in the Body (Rom. 12:3-9)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:1. Humility2. The Body3. GiftsThomas Paine wrote in 1794: "I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church [Orthodoxy], by the Turkish church [Islam], by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." This is directly contrary to the communal life portrayed in the New Testament.

Communion with the Living God

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Continuing a series on the Communion of Saints, Pastor Nolder talks about our communion with the living God:1. Secretly (by ourselves)2. Private (in families)3. Publicly (in church)

The Gospel Driven Church, pt. 2 (2 Tim. 4)

The Rev. Blake Purcell


Description:Evangelist Blake Purcell, a 25 yr missionary to Russia, shares important connections between 2 Tim. 4 and 2 Tim. 2.Learn more about his ministry:

A Threat to Unity (1 Cor. 1:10-17)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:When we exalt men and forget Christ, faction and disunity result.

The Unity of the Church (Eph. 4:1-16)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Continuing our series on the attributes of the Church, this time focusing on the Church as one.1. Common Life in God (4-6)2. Common Knowledge of God in Scripture, Written and Preached (7-11)3. Common Beliefs and Practices (5-6)4. Common Destiny (4)5. Common Duty (1-3)

The Catholicity of the Church (Eph. 2:11-3:10)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:In our series on the attributes of the Church, a sermon on the catholicity of the Church. This word comes from Greek kata holic, meaning "according to the whole." Catholicity is1. A Particular Fruit of Christ's Work2. A Particular Function of the Apostles' Ministry3. A Particular Facet of the Church's WitnessEd Clowney writes,"The NT church is catholic or universal: … it joins in one fellowship people of every sort. The church cannot exclude from its membership any who credibly confess Christ. Sectarianism that limits church membership to any race, caste, or social class denies catholicity."

Jesus, Lord at Thy Birth (Luke 2:11)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord."What did these famous words mean to the first readers of Luke's gospel? Did you know that, when Jesus was born, there was another person who claimed to be "Savior," "Lord," and "Son of God"? Find out who!

Samson the Savior is Born (Judges 13)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Pastor Nolder's series of looking at miraculous births in the Old Testament, and how they foreshadow the miraculous birth of Christ.1. Samson's Mother2. Samson's Mission3. Samson's Miracle

God's Will: Our Santification and Purity (1 Thess. 4:1-8)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Last in a short series on the Church as holy.One of the primary ways we show ourselves as belonging to God and not the world is through purity and abstaining from sexaul immorality. This is esp. important in a culture that views sexaul pleasure as virtually the end all and be all of human existence.Sermon notes in the attached file.

The Grace of Holiness (Titus 2)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Part of a series on the attributes of the Church: One, Holy, Catholic and ApostolicTitus 2 says that the grace of God teaches us to say No to ungodliness. What does this mean?1. Grace of God to All Men2. Grace of God Training Us3. Gave Himself to Redeem Us from Lawlessness

Justified, Not Satisfied (Rom. 3:19-28)

Pastor Garrett Craw


Description:Our 2015 Fall Conference speaker, Pastor Garrett Craw, delivers a stirring a sermon from Romans 3 on the doctrine of justification by faith.

Why Do the Nations Rage? (Psalm 2)

Pastor Jeff Swanson


Description:Pastor Swanson, from Christ the King Church in Ferry, MI, shares about the hostility between the Church and the world, and how God's Christ will ultimately triumph. Therefore, we must be people of courage and conviction!

The Spirit and the Apostles (John 14-16)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Second in a series on the Church as "apostolic." This sermons focuses on the Spirit and the apostles in the various sayings of Christ in Jn. 14-16 (the Upper Room discourse).The attached sermon sheet has the various Scriptures referred to.

The Apostolic Church: What is It?

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:First in a series on the attributes of the Church as defined in the Nicene Creed: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.What do we mean by saying that the Church is "apostolic"? This sermon begins a three part series on that question. The attached sermon sheet has the Scriptures referred to.

The Son of Man's Authority to Forgive Sins (Mk. 2)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:Resuming a series on the forgivess of sins.

How to Confess Your Sins (Ps. 51)

Mr. Wayne Southerland


Description:A campus minister at Southern Illinois University brought God's word today.To learn more about the Southerlands' ministry at SIU, please visit:

Our Duty to God, Church, and State (1 Pet. 2:13-17)

Pastor Brian Nolder


Description:A Fourth of July reflection on this important passage.1.Silencing Through Serving (13-15)2.Free Slaves (16)3.Diverse Duties (17)