Aug 6, 2017
Sometimes He Calms the Storm
Series: Standalone

How do we deal with the "storms of life," those truly difficult circumstances we face? Troy answers this question with a message that's partly based on these song lyrics: "Sometimes He calms the storm / With a whispered peace be still / He can settle any sea / But it doesn't mean He will / Sometimes He holds us close / And lets the wind and waves go wild / Sometimes he calms the storm / And other times He calms His child."

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  • Aug 6, 2017Sometimes He Calms the Storm
    Aug 6, 2017
    Sometimes He Calms the Storm
    Series: Standalone

    How do we deal with the "storms of life," those truly difficult circumstances we face? Troy answers this question with a message that's partly based on these song lyrics: "Sometimes He calms the storm / With a whispered peace be still / He can settle any sea / But it doesn't mean He will / Sometimes He holds us close / And lets the wind and waves go wild / Sometimes he calms the storm / And other times He calms His child."

  • Jul 23, 2017A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother
    Jul 23, 2017
    A Friend Who Sticks Closer Than a Brother
    Series: Standalone
    The most important thing in life is relationships; the hardest thing in life is relationships. And while it's experiences from hurtful relationships that caused our wounds, it takes new experiences with safe, caring people to bring healing. The good thing is that the church is the best place for that. This requires, however, that we make the church a safe place for hurting people. And doing that begins with  you, and it begins with me.
  • Jul 9, 2017What I’ve Learned from 30 Years of Youth Ministry
    Jul 9, 2017
    What I’ve Learned from 30 Years of Youth Ministry
    Series: Standalone
    As a veteran youth worker of more than 30 years, Bud shares some of the most important lessons he's learned through serving young people. He offers exceptional wisdom and strategies for reaching the youths in our sphere of influence, whether we're parents or grandparents or aunts and uncles - or just church members who serve our students and want to see the next generation thrive in ministry.
  • Jul 2, 2017You Call This Freedom?
    Jul 2, 2017
    You Call This Freedom?
    Series: Standalone
    Since our country will celebrate Independence Day in a couple of days, Troy talks about the concept of freedom, specifically the ways in which we have true freedom in Christ, and how that contrasts with the typical ideas people have about freedom. Many of the things that we believe give us freedom, actually enslave us and imprison us. Ironically, there's a type of "slavery" or "willing surrender" that gives us genuine freedom.
  • Jun 25, 2017How Will I Make Disciple Makers?
    Jun 25, 2017
    How Will I Make Disciple Makers?
    Series: Follow Me
    To conclude our "Follow Me" series, Troy asks and answers the question, "How Will I Make Disciple Makers Among a Few People?" We are called to make disciples of all nations and that can feel overwhelming. Can we realistically be a part of the spread of the gospel to every people group on the planet? Well, of all the men and women who have ever lived on the earth, Jesus was the most passionate about the spread of God's glory to all peoples. And what did He do? He spent his life investing in a few people.
  • Jun 18, 2017Just a Little Talk with Dad
    Jun 18, 2017
    Just a Little Talk with Dad
    Series: Standalone
    In a special Father's Day message, Troy discusses the importance of prayer and spending time with God, not just talking, but also listening and working to discover His will. We should talk to God as though He wants to hear from us, like He's hanging on our every word, because He is!
  • Jun 11, 2017New Beginnings
    Jun 11, 2017
    New Beginnings
    Series: Standalone
    The Christian life is a series of new beginnings, of falling down and getting up again. When we stumble, we often think, "I've failed again. I might as well give up." But God is the God of new beginnings. He not only forgives our sins, but He also uses our failures to make us wiser.
  • Jun 4, 2017Until We Meet Again
    Jun 4, 2017
    Until We Meet Again
    Series: Standalone
    In his farewell message and thank-you to Sunrise, our soon-to-be-retired friend and longtime elder, Rick Pickel, encourages us to follow our leaders, promote unity, and show love to one another. He also reminds us that whatever happens in this life, we will all meet again, sooner or later, when we spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus and each other.
  • May 28, 2017How will I Share God’s Love as a Member of a Church?
    May 28, 2017
    How will I Share God’s Love as a Member of a Church?
    Series: Follow Me
    Continuing in our "Follow Me" series, Troy challenges each of us to ask ourselves, "Am I an active, accountable member of a local church?" This question is not, "Is my name on a church roll somewhere?" or "Do I attend church somewhere?" The question is, "Am I committed to a local church where I am sharing life with other followers of Christ in mutual accountability under biblical leadership for the glory of God?"
  • May 21, 2017Missions Sunday
    May 21, 2017
    Missions Sunday
    Series: Standalone
    For our Spring Mission Focus, Spokane Police Chaplain Ed Hoffman shares about his ministry to law enforcement officers and our local citizens. In keeping with the "police" theme, he preaches on an attempted murderer, two murderers, and a Savior.