Posts tagged with ‘Mark Albrecht’

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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 … 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 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, […]

Unlearn Hyper-Individualism

by Bill Yaccino

October 31, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Phil. 1:27-2:4 Message Big Idea –  What happens when our individual rights (sometimes entitlement) which are protected and valued in our culture, conflict with the message of the Gospel and example of Jesus? When do we stand up for our rights, and when do we set them aside […]

Unlearn the Need for Control

by Bill Yaccino

October 17, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Matthew 6:24-34; Phil. 4:6-7 Message Big Idea –  What are the things you worry about most? The future, the present, or the past? How do you handle the stress and anxiety of this current world? This week we discovered how to “unlearn” the tremendous power and pull of […]

Unlearn Image Management

by Bill Yaccino

October 10, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Matthew 6:1-18 Series Big Idea –  When people look at you, what do they see? Many people misunderstand the Christian faith to be merely “cosmetic,” a set of outward behaviors that cover up the ugly truth beneath. the surface But when wetry to live that way, we find […]

Unlearn Conflict Avoidance

by Bill Yaccino

October 3, 2021 – Pastor Mark Albrecht Matthew 7:1-5; James 1:19-20 Series Big Idea –  Life and faith is all about growth and progress. We base that growth on our relationship with Jesus as we learn to follow Him faithfully and to the best of our ability. But sometimes, “the way it’s always been” stops […]