Sep 19, 2021
I’m Not Him (But I Know Who Is)
Continuing in our series through the Gospel of John, Dean introduces us to John the Baptist, the "voice in the wilderness" and the one who "prepared the way" for the coming Messiah, Jesus. Each one of us can follow this example and share the story of Jesus to point others to someone who is much greater than we are.
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  • Sep 19, 2021I’m Not Him (But I Know Who Is)
    Sep 19, 2021
    I’m Not Him (But I Know Who Is)
    Continuing in our series through the Gospel of John, Dean introduces us to John the Baptist, the "voice in the wilderness" and the one who "prepared the way" for the coming Messiah, Jesus. Each one of us can follow this example and share the story of Jesus to point others to someone who is much greater than we are.
  • Aug 1, 2021Back in Business, Help Wanted
    Aug 1, 2021
    Back in Business, Help Wanted
    Series: Standalone
    In today's standalone message, one of our elders, Dean, talks about the various ministries at Sunrise and the critical importance of people serving in those areas. And just as Jesus “did not come to be served but to serve,” a true follower of Christ will give up his or her own comfort and wishes in order to serve others.
  • May 16, 2021Wanting Forever More Than Today
    May 16, 2021
    Wanting Forever More Than Today
    In this week's message from our 1 John series, Dean shares what the Bible teaches us about truly loving God, who is eternal, more than the things of this world, which are temporary and passing away.
  • Jan 24, 2021Treat Every Person Like God Does
    Jan 24, 2021
    Treat Every Person Like God Does
    One of our elders, Dean, takes us through the next message in our series, Real Faith in the Real World. Covering verses 1-13 in James chapter 2, Dean reminds us that if we treat people the same way God treats them, we will demonstrate love and grace, rather than favoritism. Specifically, he challenges us to show love to one another, in practical ways, without making snap judgments or showing preferential treatment.
  • Nov 1, 2020It’s Always Good to be Good
    Nov 1, 2020
    It’s Always Good to be Good
    To conclude our series, It Will Get Better, that has taken us through the books of 1&2 Thessalonians, Dean shares some final warnings and words of encouragement from Paul. Specifically, we are urged to live a Christ-like life, never grow weary of doing good, and focus on serving the church rather than being idle and meddling in the affairs of others.
  • Mar 8, 2020Once for All: The Death That Leads to Life
    Mar 8, 2020
    Once for All: The Death That Leads to Life
    Continuing in our Hebrews series, Dean covers chapter 9, explaining why the blood of Jesus cleanses our consciences. He tells us why the one-time, once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus frees us from the guilt of sin. The sacrifice of Jesus was superior to the sacrifices of the old covenant. Under the new covenant, things are not just better; we now have a new and perfect way.
  • Jul 7, 2019Telling the Right Story About God
    Jul 7, 2019
    Telling the Right Story About God
    Why does God command us to be careful how we use His name? Why would He punish people who take His name in vain? In this week’s message from our series through the Ten Commandments, Dean answers these questions. He also teaches us that a name signifies one’s character, reputation, and authority. Therefore, when we misuse the name of God, we are not telling the right story about Him. We also need to remember that we misuse God’s name with our actions, such as hypocrisy, an ungodly lifestyle, praying for our own benefit, and praying without believing.
  • May 5, 2019Is Work Really Such a Bad Word?
    May 5, 2019
    Is Work Really Such a Bad Word?
    To conclude our series through 1 Corinthians, "We Have Problems, God Has Solutions," Dean shares what it means to do God’s work and to serve effectively with our fellow team members. Dean also addresses the importance of stewardship by answering a question similar to the one that was posed last week: “Whose time is it, anyway?”
  • Dec 3, 2017There is No Plan B
    Dec 3, 2017
    There is No Plan B
    Series: Radical
    In our latest message from the Radical series, Dean discusses God's plan to make salvation possible to a dying world, and why our going out into the world as Christians is urgent, not optional. He explains how every single person needs a Savior and how each person can be saved by responding to God's offer of salvation. In providing this wonderful offer, God has no "Plan B;" He only has the plan that's in His Word.
  • Aug 20, 2017Young People: Problems, Challenges, or Assets?
    Aug 20, 2017
    Young People: Problems, Challenges, or Assets?
    Series: Standalone
    In today's message, Dean reflects on our childhood memories of church and Sunday School, as well as our subsequent involvement in youth and teen ministries. He discusses the critical importance of making the jump from youth group to participation in adult services. Ultimately, he challenges us to treat young people as assets and to prepare them for "big church" when they finish high school and become young adults.