Posts by Corina Pfautz

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Encounter: Live by the Spirit – A Life Worth Pursuing

by Corina Pfautz

January 16, 2022 – John David, NB Elder Galatians 5 Message Big Idea –  The Christian life is one of tension. However, in His perfect obedience, Jesus sets us free from the tension of trying to fulfill the requirement of the law. We are free then to love and serve both God and others. When […]

Encounter: Born of the Spirit

by Corina Pfautz

January 9, 2022 – Pastor Mark Albrecht John 3 Message Big Idea –  In John 3, Jesus teaches us how to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He informs a religious leader that new life is required for admittance. He reveals that citizenship in His kingdom is not secured by a set of minor corrections that […]

Encounter: Who is the Holy Spirit?

by Corina Pfautz

January 2, 2022 – Pastor Mark Albrecht John 14:15-18 Message Big Idea –  The Holy Spirit is a person. His presence is a gift given by Jesus to His disciples. The Holy Spirit works in concert with Jesus and advocates, like a lawyer, for those he indwells. As we take time to learn to walk […]

Joy to the World … He Rules the World with Truth and Grace

by Corina Pfautz

December 19, 2021 – Pastor Bill Yaccino John 1:14, 16-17 Message Big Idea –  In the fourth and last stanza of Joy to the World, Isaac Watt highlights two attributes of king Jesus’ reign, truth and grace. As we search the scriptures to consider the potent worth of both features and compare their seemingly opposite […]

Joy to the World … No More Let Sin and Sorrow Grow

by Corina Pfautz

December 12, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Luke 3:1-18 Message Big Idea –   In the third stanza of the Isaac Watt’s hymn, Joy to the World, he celebrates the Good News that Jesus is the answer to our problem of sin and sorrow. As we study John the Baptist’s ministry in Luke chapter 3 we […]

Joy to the World … The Savior Reigns

by Corina Pfautz

December 5, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Message Big Idea –  The second stanza of Isaac Watt’s hymn, Joy to the World, declares that Jesus, the Savior of the World, reigns. In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae we learn more about His reign. He reigns over all creation, angelic […]

Joy to the World … The Lord is Come

by Corina Pfautz

November 28, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Message Big Idea –  In Isaac Watts’ famous hymn Joy to the World we find a beautiful melody populated with truths from scripture.  God coming to earth is the first of those truths. As we explore in Scripture why God would do such a thing we discover that […]

Unlearn Me-First Mindset

by Corina Pfautz

November 14, 2021 – Pastor Bill Yaccino Mark 8-10 Message Big Idea –  The me-first mindset is a pattern that every Christian must unlearn. It’s a mindset that even goes back to Adam and Eve in the garden. Within 3 chapters in Mark we see Jesus teaching His disciples, through very practical ways, that His […]

Unlearn Hurry

by Corina Pfautz

November 7, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Phil. 1:27-2:4 Message Big Idea –  Busy lives with crowded calendars often lead us to a frenzied pace and a constant need to hurry. Jesus was very busy with seemingly endless demands and expectations placed upon Him – he always treated people with compassion, he tirelessly served others, […]