Christ called Peter. When the Lord placed His direct hand on the life of Peter, there was not an area left untouched. There would be no room for half-hearted service, no reason for compromise. Peter was called to excellence. Peter, writing his last will and testament to the Christian church (2 Peter), urges believers everywhere to strive for the same moral excellence that Christ had expected of him.
04-09-2017 The Donkey (Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-11) - Rev. Bill Campbell
Do you know of the great revivals of the past? There is reason to hope that God may bring another great awakening to the Church in our generation. But we must prepare ourselves. We must become instruments of God’s purpose. Welcome to Renewal Journey, a 10 week (in two parts) sermon tour of nine areas of focus for our Renewal Journey: nurture, scripture, repentance, hope, prayer, and guidance. The the first seven areas of focus were last year and can be found a little bit further down the page.
02-26-2017 The King Revealed (Luke 9:28-36) - Rev. David Garrison
This Advent Season, join us as we explore The Perfect Gift we've ever received - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Each week we'll take a look at the particular gift given to us by each member of the Trinity, and how together they are God's Perfect Gift.
01-01-2017 New Forever (Is 43:18-21; Eph 4:17-32) - Rev. Bill Campbell
The act of making a commitment to give a portion of our income back to the Lord (called a "tithe" in Scripture) is something that ought to bring us great joy and be done out of a spirit of gratitude. But so often that isn't the case. This short series will point us back to the joy and delight of the discipline of stewardship.
11-20-2016 The Promise (Philippians 3:1-16) - Rev. Bill Campbell
Do you know of the great revivals of the past? There is reason to hope that God may bring another great awakening to the Church in our generation. But we must prepare ourselves. We must become instruments of God’s purpose. Welcome to Renewal Journey, a 10 week (in two parts) sermon tour of nine areas of focus for our Renewal Journey: nurture, scripture, repentance, hope, prayer, and guidance. The last three areas of focus (surrender, empowerment, and faithfulness) will come in the new year.
10-30-2016 Jail Break (Acts 16:16-30) - Rev. Bill Campbell
Being a "church" means being part of a community of faith. But as long as there are people involved, it's going to be messy. And yet, for the past two thousand years, the church has been God's means of reaching the world with the hope and life of Jesus Christ. So what does it mean to be "the Body of Christ"? How do we be in community with others? What defines us as a community? These are just a few of the questions we'll be exploring over the course of this 6-week series.
09-18-2016 Cruciformity (Philippians 2:1-11) - Rev. David Garrison
In Greek mythology, the Phoenix was a bird that lived a very long life, which began by rising from the ashes of its predecessor, and ended by being consumed in flames upon its nest. The cyclical process would then repeat itself, with the Phoenix rising to life from its ashes. In ancient Christian art, the well-known myth of the Phoenix was used as a symbol of new life and resurrection. "The Path of the Phoenix" takes advantage of a natural 90-day period that is part of the Church year. The Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday (February 10) is 40 days long, followed by the Easter season, which is 50 days long, ending on Pentecost Sunday (May 15). The repentant ashes of Ash Wednesday, and the flame of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost, make it a fitting image for this transformative B90 experience. During this 90 day period, our sermons will guide the way.
05-22-2016 Marking the Miles (Jeremiah 6:16; Philippians 3:14-16; Hebrews 12:1-3) - Rev. David Garrison
This Advent season, we'll be looking at the birth of Christ through the lens of each of the four Gospels. If we want to behold Christ in all his fulness and splendor, we need more than a one-dimensional view. Join us this Advent as we behold the birth of our Messiah and Savior in all it's fulness and wonder.
12-27-2015 New Year Evaluation - Rev. Dwayne Durham
How can we "clear up" our connection to God, so that we might be able to hear him better? In this series, we will seek to find an answer to that question by looking at the life of Daniel, a young man who managed to maintain a crystal clear connection to God in spite of astonishingly difficult circumstances and pressures. We will see how we can follow his example today.
05-17-2015 Seventy Sevens (Daniel 9:20-27) - Rev. William P. Campbell
What can we expect when the end comes? How will we know when Jesus is coming back? How are we to understand and read the signs of these times? These are all questions we wonder about as Christians, and Jesus sought to prepare us for these times in his sermon known as the "Olivet Discourse," recorded in Matthew 24. Throughout Lent, we'll be exploring this passage as we seek to discern "The Signs of the Times."
04-05-2015 Doubting Thomas (Easter Sunday) - Rev. Bill Campbell
We are a people of story. We love stories, we come from stories, and our lives create stories every day. And yet, as people faith we, in many respects, are losing our connection to the stories that define our faith. When we take the time to connect our present-day faith to the beautiful, beloved ancient stories of our faith, we begin to recognize our place in the larger Story of God's great plan of redemption. The meaning and purpose for which we all yearn and hope comes into focus. The Stories are True.
The Bible is full of stories of people who turned the world upside down. How did they do that? It was actually pretty simple. They lived freely and fully for the Lord. Simple...to say. We too can turn our world upside down if we live freely and fully for the Lord. This series explores just what that looks like and what it means for us today.
09-07-2014 Simple Truth (10:55 Service) - Rev. Bill Campbell
05-04-2014 Living In Light of the Resurrection - Rev. David Garrison
Easter is over, isn't it? Actually, no. We're hardly two weeks into the season of Easter. How does this season allow the truths of Easter to impact our daily lives? Pastor David explores that very question in this sermon preached at King Street.
Anytime we seek to grow and get stronger, it takes intentional discipline. That includes our spiritual growth. This series is exploring the disciplines of our faith that enable us to grow deeper in our relationship with God.
02-02-2014 A Divided Heart - Rev. William P. Campbell
The second in the 6-week series, Turn up the Volume, Lord. David Garrison also preached this text at the King Street Worship Service, listen to his sermon for a different perspective on the same text and point.
The second in the 6-week series, Turn up the Volume, Lord. Bill Campbell also preached this text at the 10:55 Traditional Service, listen to his sermon for a different perspective on the same text and point.