Sermon Archives

September 5, 2017

I Peter 4:1-6 “The Reward in Suffering”

I Peter 4:1-6 "The Reward in Suffering"

Big craze There is a big craze right now in America surrounding home renovation, reclaiming old lumber and re-purposing old buildings to fit modern use. So, many tv stations have at least one or two show about fixing up an old property and restoring the old into something new. You have probably seen one or […]

September 11, 2017

I Peter 4:7-11 “Loving each other at the end of the world”

I Peter 4:7-11 "Loving each other at the end of the world"

The end The end is here. Have you ever heard someone say that or seen that written on a sign? Probably at some point in your life you will hear about the end of the world as we know it. The band REM popularized this notion in 1987 with their song “it’s the end of […]

September 18, 2017

I Peter 4:12-19 “Suffering in Jesus’ Name”

I Peter 4:12-19 "Suffering in Jesus' Name"

Surprises Do you like surprises: A surprise birthday party, a surprise check in the mail, a surprise visit from family? I think people are split on their enjoyment of being surprised or thrown off rhythm. Some people really like things predictable and steady. Others may like some twists and turns and things happening when they […]

September 26, 2017

Revelation 4:5-11 “A pattern for worship”

Revelation 4:5-11 "A pattern for worship"

Please enjoy the following sermon from Bruce Tanner, a former pastor at East Balsam.

October 3, 2017

I Peter 5:1-5 “The Shepherd and His sheep”

I Peter 5:1-5 "The Shepherd and His sheep"

Favorite Food What’s your favorite food? Pizza, tacos, salad with grilled chicken, hamburgers, spaghetti, a ribeye steak? For most of us when we think of our favorite food, we think of something tried and true, something that has been around for a long time. I like a beet salad with crumbled blue cheese and candied […]

October 10, 2017

I Peter 5:6-11 “God’s grace for the humble”

I Peter 5:6-11 "God's grace for the humble"

A humble person Do you think of yourself as a humble person? And if you don’t really know if you are a humble person, how would you go about figuring that out? Maybe you could ask a friend or family member who knows you. Or maybe you could look inward and grade yourself on your […]

October 17, 2017

I Peter 5:12-14 “The true grace of God”

I Peter 5:12-14 "The true grace of God"

Social media Several studies have come out recently trying to answer the question: how much time does the average person spend on social media? What I mean by social media is Facebook, twitter, snap chat and whole bunch of other platforms for connecting with people through your computer, phone, I pad and so on. Studies […]

October 23, 2017

II Peter 1:1-2 “Christ the King: An introduction to II Peter”

II Peter 1:1-2 "Christ the King: An introduction to II Peter"

2 options If you are wanting to get away for a few days or a week, you have 2 options. You can go somewhere you have never gone before, maybe hiking in the Smokies or taking the double decker bus through New York City or climbing a fourteener in the Rocky mountains. Another option is […]

October 31, 2017

II Peter 1:1-4 “Called to His own glory and excellence”

II Peter 1:1-4 "Called to His own glory and excellence"

Good enough? Are you good enough to be a Christian? Do you have the right stuff, the right pedigree, the right emotional and intellectual makeup to be born again? And what if you have some major struggles in your life with depression or addiction or consumerism or anxiety or workaholism or any other number of […]

November 6, 2017

II Peter 1:5-11 “Grace-based effort”

II Peter 1:5-11 "Grace-based effort"

Never too early Are you thinking about your new year’s resolutions yet? I know we are only in the first part of November but 2018 will be here quite quickly, as the recent snow has reminded us. So what, if any, are your plans for the New Year? And if you have some plans, does […]

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