Dec 27, 2020
Please Come In (and Good Riddance)
Series: Standalone
To help us close out a challenging year and look ahead to a new, hopefully better one, Troy encourages us to ask ourselves the following question: What if the things you’ve experienced up to this point—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful—were all meant to lead you to exactly where you find yourself now?
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  • Dec 27, 2020Please Come In (and Good Riddance)
    Dec 27, 2020
    Please Come In (and Good Riddance)
    Series: Standalone
    To help us close out a challenging year and look ahead to a new, hopefully better one, Troy encourages us to ask ourselves the following question: What if the things you’ve experienced up to this point—the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful—were all meant to lead you to exactly where you find yourself now?
  • Dec 20, 2020Nothing I Wouldn’t Do Myself
    Dec 20, 2020
    Nothing I Wouldn’t Do Myself
    Series: Standalone
    For this year's Christmas message, Troy reminds us of what we celebrate this time of the year: God became flesh and was born as a baby to fulfill His purpose of one day dying for us. His cradle was in the shadow of a cross and everything He did was for the sake of others.
  • Nov 22, 2020Thank You (No Matter What)
    Nov 22, 2020
    Thank You (No Matter What)
    Series: Standalone
    Through a Thanksgiving-related message, Troy reminds us of the importance of keeping our sense of gratitude in any and all of our life situations. The foundation of a thankful heart lies in who God is, not in our circumstances, because they always change, but God never changes. Our circumstances are not always good, but God is always good.
  • Oct 4, 2020Not Alone: Jesus Can See in the Dark
    Oct 4, 2020
    Not Alone: Jesus Can See in the Dark
    Series: Standalone
    As our Youth Minister, Chad, shares with us, we live in a time of great darkness, but Jesus is the light of the world and not only can He see in the dark, but He also calls us to share His light and let it shine so that every person might come to know God and follow His path.
  • Aug 17, 2020What’s Left?
    Aug 17, 2020
    What’s Left?
    Series: Standalone
    As one of our former youth group and church members, Mark returns as a guest speaker to remind us of the importance of God's Word and how it's the key to personal discipleship, even when our normal practices (e.g., Sunday attendance, small group participation, serving the church at the building, etc.) are taken away from us.
  • Aug 2, 2020Beware the White Van
    Aug 2, 2020
    Beware the White Van
    Series: Standalone
    In this standalone message, Troy explains why God wants us to get rid of the painful anxiety that comes from depending only on ourselves in the midst of life’s difficulties. Instead of self-dependence, we should have such confidence in God that it frees our minds from anxiety. God has designed life in such a way that peace can be the constant experience of every Christ follower, even in the midst of trials.
  • Jul 5, 2020Where Can We Really Be Free?
    Jul 5, 2020
    Where Can We Really Be Free?
    Series: Standalone
    As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday weekend, Rick asks, "If God takes such great care of the lesser things of the world, how much more will He care for us?" He also considers the question, "How does God free us from the cares of this world when we focus on Him and His kingdom?"
  • Apr 12, 2020A Tomb on Loan with No Debt Owed
    Apr 12, 2020
    A Tomb on Loan with No Debt Owed
    Series: Standalone
    Happy Easter! Think about the word "empty." Sometimes, it's a bad word and other times it's bad in a sense, but there's also an element of good. And then there are times when it's just completely a good word. In the most important example of this, the tomb of Jesus is empty because He rose again from the dead and He was never meant to stay in the grave. And because Jesus has power over sin and death, for those of us who belong to Him, our graves can one day be empty, too.
  • Feb 16, 2020Why Do Great Marriages Fail?
    Feb 16, 2020
    Why Do Great Marriages Fail?
    Series: Standalone
    Anyone can build a great marriage. It might be difficult and challenging, and a given person may not want to build a great marriage, but anyone can. However, with the right behaviors, it’s also true that anyone can destroy a great marriage. Marriages fail when one or both of the spouses treat each other unkindly. It really boils down to the following commitment: “Will you not address your spouse in a manner that’s unbecoming, in a way that’s unkind, in a way that indulges the flesh?"
  • Jan 5, 2020Looking Back, but Looking Forward
    Jan 5, 2020
    Looking Back, but Looking Forward
    Series: Standalone
    As we move into this new year, Troy takes a little time to refocus all of us on our mission and purpose as a congregation, what we believe God wants us to do: Because He lives, We seek the lost, We show His love, We share the truth. Our mission comes from Jesus in the Bible passages often called “The Great Commission” (Matthew 28:19-20) and “The Greatest Commandment” (Matthew 22:37-39). On a practical level, Troy encourages us to grow in our willingness and ability to carry out the vision God has for Sunrise.