Christmas Isn't Canceled
November 29-December 27, 2020 | 5 Sermons
As 2020 begins to wind down, we were all hoping to celebrate a normal Christmas this year. But, as COVID-19 continues to spread exponentially, it's becoming clear that this Christmas will be anything but normal.
So can we actually celebrate Christmas during a pandemic? Well, we'll see throughout this sermon series that Christmas isn't cancelled.
The Scandal of Christmas
December 24, 2020 | 1 Sermon
Christmas Eve is a time each year where we can slow down and reflect on what the birth of Jesus means before the busyness of Christmas Day begins.
But in a year when our Christmas celebrations will be different, it may be more important than ever to be reminded of the good news that Christ has come.
November 22, 2020 | 1 Sermon
It's hard to feel thankful for your health when over 55 million people have been infected by COVID-19 this year. It's hard to feel thankful for your job when millions of people remain unemployed. It's hard to feel thankful for your family when you won't be celebrating Thanksgiving with them this year.
But even during a year where we don't feel like being thankful, God is still with us caring for us and providing for us.
November 15, 2020 | 1 Sermon
Most of us look forward to Christmas morning every year...but how would you feel if you knew there wouldn't be any presents under your tree this year?
It may be harder to imagine, but this is a reality for over 9,000 children in our community alone. And Giving Sunday is our chance to do something to help make some of these kids' Christmas dreams come true.
The Red & The Blue
October 25-November 8, 2020 | 3 Sermons
With Election Day upon us, pretty much everyone is tired of talking about politics. We are all worn out by the partisan divide and the plain-old nastiness of it all.
But as Christians, we are called to follow God every day. And that includes Election Day. In this series, we'll be talking about how we can do that.
September 21-October 4, 2020 | 3 Sermons
Parables are short stories that pack a punch...and Jesus loved to tell them.
In this sermon series, we'll be exploring some of the most well-known parables that Jesus told. And we'll see that even though we may know these stories that doesn't mean we can't learn more from them.
August 23-September 14, 2020 | 4 Sermons
2020 has been a year unlike any other. As the new year began, our nation was enjoying one of the most prosperous times in our history...but, when COVID-19 began to spread, that all changed.
So how do we continue to live out our faith even when our fortunes change? In this series, we'll be exploring stories from someone who has done it firsthand: Elijah.
Confessions of a Pastor
June 19-August 16, 2020 | 5 Sermons
What's it like to be a pastor? Is it all about writing sermons and showing up on Sundays? Or is there more to being a minister...something that can help us all grow in our faith?
Our pastor, Adam Schell, has been in ministry for over 13 years (with 9 of them spent at Melbourne Heights). In this series, he'll reflect on some of the lessons he's learned and talk about how those lessons can help us grow closer to God.
June 14-July 12, 2020 | 5 Sermons
There is no way that a worldwide pandemic that has infected more than 10 million people and contributed to the deaths of more than 500,000 people wouldn't change our lives forever. We just don't know how much it will change our lives going forward...so we all want to know "What's Next?"
In this sermon series, we explore the choices that we'll make that will shape our new normal.
May 17-June 7, 2020 | 4 Sermons
In church we say a lot of things you'll never hear any place else. The Gospel is one of those things. You've proably heard of Gospel music, or seen a book called "The Gospel According to...", but what is the Gospel?
In this sermon series, we explore what the Gospel is and how it can transform our lives forever.
April 19-May 10, 2020 | 4 Sermons
With stay-at-home orders in place all across the world, we're all spending more time at home than ever before. And all this extra time around our homes is leading to extra friction in our relationships with our spouses and kids.
In this sermon series, we're talking about what's causing this friction and what we can do to have healthier relationships at home.
Not Finished Yet
April 12, 2020 | 4 Sermons
If you've ever been to church on Easter Sunday then you know it's a big deal. But this year, Easter is going to look different. We won't be putting on our Sunday best and heading over to church...instead we'll be worshiping online.
And because of that, many of us aren't looking forward to Easter. But it's when we don't feel up to Easter that we need Easter the most.
March 15-April 5, 2020 | 4 Sermons
Our world changed overnight when the coronavirus began to spread across the world. Now that we find ourselves in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, many of us are feeling anxious and afraid.
But, as people of faith, we're supposed to respond differently than the world around us. So how do we live out our faith in the age of the coronavirus?