Danny Wallen
May 21, 2017

Haggai: Let’s Party Part 2, “Last Minute Cleaning” – Haggai 2:11-23

In part 2, we learn that sometimes we take short-cuts in getting right with God.  Haggai teaches us that disease is easily transmitted from one another, but holiness can only come directly from God.  Jesus rebuked the Pharisees in their attempt to just clean the outside (appearances) without tending to the inside (heart) issues.  As…

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Danny Wallen
May 14, 2017

Haggai “Let’s Party, Part 1: Prepare Him Room” – Haggai 1-2:9

In part 1, Haggai confronts God’s people about their priorities. They haven’t put God first and as a result are experiencing frustration and discipline.  When we make room for God’s presence in our lives and in our church, God’s full blessing awaits.  How are you making room for the Word, Worship, Spirit and People of…

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Lon Whelan
May 7, 2017

“For the Joy” – Hebrews 12:2

Paul encourages us in his letters to ‘run the race before us with endurance.’ In Hebrews 12:2 he admonishes us to focus our eyes on Jesus. Jesus endured suffering so He could get to the JOY set before Him. Let Jesus’ example inspire you to finish well.

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Danny Wallen
April 30, 2017

“Busy? Behind? … Let’s Dance!” – Matthew 11:28-30, Ephesians 4:11-13

Ever feel anxious, overwhelmed and feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? So often we forget Jesus’ invitation of a light burden and easy yoke. Could dancing be the reminder we need to keep in step with the Lord?

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Mike Romberger
April 23, 2017

“Cultivate a Different Spirit” – Joshua 14:6-15

Guest Speaker Mike Romberger, President of Mount Hermon Association, brought to life the fascinating character Caleb who possessed a “different spirit”. Mike encouraged us to chase the Lord with our whole being. Are you tempted to play it safe or even run from God? “All in” has it’s challenges, but clearly the rewards are beyond…

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Danny Wallen
April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday “Where’s your Cross?” – Matthew 16:24-26

Our town of Santa Cruz is actually named after a festival called “The Exaltation of the Holy Cross”… or as I loosely translated it—“the Cross is a really big deal”.   The Cross of Christ is important because it is a symbol and place of decision for all people.  Do we understand what Jesus did…

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April 14, 2017

Good Friday Service – 2017

Led by the Deacons, this is an opportunity to pause and consider the Crucifixion of Christ through the Seven Sayings of Jesus on the Cross.

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Danny Wallen
October 23, 2016

Isaiah: “Immanuel, From Gloom to Glory” Isaiah 9:1-7

When we are “in the dark”…do we look to pragmatism? quick fixes? emotionalism? guidance other than God’s?  It is hard to stay in the dark…feeling lost.  Isaiah encourages God’s people to wait for the Light, for it is surely coming. He prophesies that a child is coming, and that the feast of the tabernacles illustrates…

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Danny Wallen
October 16, 2016

Isaiah: ” Pools, Laundromats and Highways” – Isaiah 7

A story within a story. This passage details a great story about a conflict in Isaiah’s day which by itself is fascinating.  However, this story is actually a preview of the larger, more fascinating story of Jesus resolving the crisis of our need for a rescuer.  God has gone to great and creative lengths to…

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Danny Wallen
October 9, 2016

Isaiah: “Grace, Don’t Leave Home Without It” – Isaiah 1

God’s holiness exceeds our capacity to understand, yet His grace overcomes our weakness and our imperfection.  It is actually His grace that compels and empowers us to serve in response to His love and presence.  Seek and wait for an experience with God. NOTE: First Minute was cut out of sermon.

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