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Sermons by Pastor Rick Westra

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June 14, 2020

Can These Bones Live?

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Ezekiel 37:1–37:14

June 7, 2020

The Worth and Work of the Spirit

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 16:5–16:15

May 31, 2020

The Gift You Have and Need

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 2:1–2:42

May 24, 2020

Help! I am a Lost Sheep

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 119:169–119:176

May 17, 2020

Great Peace

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 119:165

April 19, 2020

A Vision of the Resurrected Christ

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Revelation 1:9–1:20

April 12, 2020

The Resurrection Has Not Been Canceled

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 20:1–20:18

April 10, 2020

The Cost and Blessing of Love

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Matthew 27:27–27:54

April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday Tears

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 19:28–19:44

March 29, 2020

Gospel Thoughts on House Arrest

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Philippians 1:1–1:21

March 22, 2020

Jesus: A Life of Dependence

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 5:19

March 15, 2020

Courage in Crisis

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 46

March 8, 2020

Jesus Speaks the Truth

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Matthew 22:16–22:22

March 1, 2020

Jesus: Compassion or Legalism

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 7:36–7:50

February 16, 2020

Jesus: Looking with Compassion

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 7:11–7:17

February 9, 2020

The Early Christian's Favorite Psalm

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 110

February 2, 2020

The Plan and the Promise of God

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Jeremiah 29:10–29:14

January 12, 2020

Persevering Grace

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 106

January 5, 2020

Look to the Lord

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 105

December 29, 2019

The Voice of Simeon: Peace

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 2:21–2:39

December 24, 2019

Glory Revealed - Christmas Eve Worship Service

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 2:8–2:20

December 22, 2019

The Voice of Mary

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 1

December 15, 2019

Christmas Comes Early

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 102

December 8, 2019

The Voice of Zechariah: Faith

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 1:5–1:25

December 1, 2019

The Voice of Isaiah: Hope

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Isaiah 64

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving in Stocks and Bonds

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 16:23–16:34

November 24, 2019

Prayer for the Spirit's Help

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 99

November 17, 2019

A New Song

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 98

November 10, 2019

Remembering

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Esther 9:18–10:3

November 3, 2019

Holy War

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 8:1–9:18

October 27, 2019

Perfect Justice

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 7:1–7:10

October 20, 2019

God Uses Insomnia

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 6:1–6:14

October 13, 2019

Approaching the King

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 5:1–5:14

October 6, 2019

For Such a Time As This

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 4:1–4:17

September 29, 2019

Taking a Stand

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 2:19–3:15

September 22, 2019

The Girl with Two Names

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 2

September 15, 2019

Living Under the Empire

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Series: Esther Passage: Esther 1

September 8, 2019

A Cry from Deep Darkness

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 88

September 1, 2019

Zion, City of Our God

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 87

August 25, 2019

A Model Prayer

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 86

August 4, 2019

Prayer in the Hour of Crisis

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 83

July 28, 2019

What the Judge Looks For

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 82

July 21, 2019

A Final Benediction

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 13:17–13:25

July 14, 2019

Sharing the Truth in Athens

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 17:16–17:34

July 7, 2019

Grace, Disgrace, Sacrifice

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 13:7–13:16

June 30, 2019

Let Love Continue

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 13:1–13:6

June 23, 2019

Receiving the Unshakeable Kingdom

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 12:14–12:28

June 9, 2019

Why is it so Hard?

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 12:4–12:14

June 2, 2019

Run with Perseverance

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 11

May 26, 2019

Faith: The Struggle to See

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 73

May 19, 2019

By Faith

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 11:1–11:6

May 12, 2019

Better and Lasting Possessions

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 10:32–10:39

May 5, 2019

A Serious Warning

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 10:26–10:31

April 28, 2019

Newness of Life

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Romans 6:1–6:14

April 21, 2019

The Victory

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:50–15:58

April 19, 2019

Good Friday Service

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 4:14–4:16, Hebrews 5:7–5:10

April 14, 2019

Draw Near, Hold Fast, Provoke One Another

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 10:19–10:25

April 7, 2019

Made Perfect by the Savior

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 10:1–10:18

March 31, 2019

Cleansed with Blood

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 9:15–9:28

March 17, 2019

A Better Covenant

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 8

March 10, 2019

From Melchizedek to Christ

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 7:1–7:25

March 3, 2019

Anchor for the Soul

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 6:13–6:20

February 24, 2019

Not Dull but Diligent

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 5:11–6:12

February 17, 2019

Jesus: The High Priest

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 4:14–5:10

February 10, 2019

Be a Blessing!

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6–9:11

February 3, 2019

Jesus: The Better Rest

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 3:15–4:16

January 27, 2019

Jesus: Son Over the House

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 3:1–3:6

January 20, 2019

Jesus: More than an Angel

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 2:4–2:14, Hebrews 2:5–2:18

January 13, 2019

Jesus: God's Best and Final Word

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 1:1–1:4, Hebrews 2:1–2:4

January 6, 2019

Making the Most of Time

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 90

December 30, 2018

Like an Olive Tree

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 52, Matthew 2:1–2:18

December 24, 2018

A Light Has Dawned

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 1:1–1:5, John 1:10–1:14

December 23, 2018

This is Love

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 3:16

December 16, 2018

Joy in God My Savior

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 1:26–1:56

December 9, 2018

The Path of Peace

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 1:57–1:80

November 25, 2018

King of All the Earth

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 47

November 22, 2018

You Prepare a Table

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 23

November 18, 2018

Security in Troubled Times

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 46

November 11, 2018

Hope at the Margins

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 4:12–5:11

November 4, 2018

Exiles Prepared to Share

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 3:1–3:18

October 28, 2018

Exiles on a Mission

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 2:9–3:16

October 21, 2018

In Community Through the Word

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 1:13–2:8

October 14, 2018

An Alternative Community

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 1:13–2:12

October 7, 2018

Hope for Those in Exile

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 1:1–1:9

September 23, 2018

Pure Hospitality (with neighbors)

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 5:27–5:32

September 16, 2018

Pursue Hospitality

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Romans 12:9–12:13

September 9, 2018

The Early Church

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 2:42–2:47

September 2, 2018

Deliver Us from Evil

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 35

August 26, 2018

A Testimony

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 34

August 12, 2018

Happiness is....

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 32

August 5, 2018

Unusual Trust

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Psalm 31

July 1, 2018

The Spirit: Leading and Guiding

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 8:26–8:40

June 24, 2018

The Spirit: Grieving and Filling

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Ephesians 4:29–4:32, Ephesians 5:15–5:20

June 17, 2018

The Spirit Assures Me

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Romans 8:11–8:17

June 3, 2018

Holy Spirit Prophets

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 4

May 27, 2018

What Jesus Says About the Holy Spirit

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 14:15–14:18, John 14:25–14:27, John 16:7–16:16

May 20, 2018

Pentecost

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 2:1–2:41

May 13, 2018

What the Ascension Means for Moms

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Acts 1:1–1:11

May 6, 2018

Trust and Obey

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 John 2:1–2:11

April 22, 2018

Actions of the Risen Christ

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 24:33–24:49

April 15, 2018

Jesus and the Tax Collector

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 19:1–19:10

April 8, 2018

Encountering Jesus

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 24:13–24:35

April 1, 2018

Resurrection Fools?

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 24

March 25, 2018

Seeing Jesus

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 18:31–18:43

March 18, 2018

What Must I Do to Enter the Kingdom?

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 18:18–18:29

March 11, 2018

How to Approach God

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 18:9–18:14

February 25, 2018

Persistent Prayer

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 18:1–18:9

February 18, 2018

The Coming of the Kingdom

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 17:20–17:37

February 11, 2018

Faith to Forgive

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 17:1–17:16

February 4, 2018

God Seeking Us

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Ezekiel 34:10–34:15

January 28, 2018

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 16:19–16:31

January 21, 2018

Lessons from a Dishonest Manager

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 16:1–16:13

January 14, 2018

True Delight

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Isaiah 61:10–62:7

December 31, 2017

The Promise of His Second Coming

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 2 Peter 3:1–3:18

December 24, 2017

The Promised King and His Peace

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 1:26–1:38

December 24, 2017

A Promise for You

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra

December 17, 2017

The Promised Elijah

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Malachi 4:4–4:6

December 3, 2017

The Serpent Crusher

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Genesis 3:8–3:15

November 26, 2017

My Only Comfort

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Romans 8:31–8:39

November 19, 2017

Work for the Lord

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Colossians 3:16–4:1

November 12, 2017

The Priesthood Rediscovered

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 2:4–2:11

November 5, 2017

The Gospel Rediscovered

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Romans 3:21–3:28

October 29, 2017

The Word Rediscovered

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 2 Kings 22

October 22, 2017

The Promise of Heaven

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 13:33–14:6

October 15, 2017

The Promise of Peace

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Philippians 4:4–4:9

October 8, 2017

The Promise of Fruit

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 15:1–15:8

September 24, 2017

The Promise of the Spirit

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: John 7:37–7:39

September 17, 2017

The Promise of Wisdom

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: James 1:1–1:18

September 10, 2017

The Promise of Restoration

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Peter 5:1–5:11

September 3, 2017

The Promise of Rest

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Matthew 11:25–11:30

August 27, 2017

The Promise of Strength

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Isaiah 40:27–40:31

August 20, 2017

The Promise of Guidance

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Proverbs 3:1–3:10

August 13, 2017

So Blessed

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Ephesians 1:3–1:10

May 7, 2017

Good News. God Swears.

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 6:10–6:20

April 30, 2017

Love Overflows

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: 1 Thessalonians 3:6–3:13

April 23, 2017

On the Road to Emmaus

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 24:28–24:44

April 16, 2017

Easter Joy

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Matthew 28:1–28:10

April 14, 2017

Why Such Agony?

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Mark 14:32–14:42

April 9, 2017

A Different Kind of King

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 19:28–19:44

April 2, 2017

The Lost Elder Son

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 15

March 19, 2017

The Lost Son Part 1

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 15:11–15:31

March 5, 2017

Counting the Cost

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 14:25–14:35

February 26, 2017

Tabletalk

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 14:12–14:24

February 12, 2017

Growing in the Kingdom

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 13:18–13:21

February 5, 2017

Compassion for a Hurting Woman

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 13:10–13:17

January 29, 2017

Get in the Game!

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:3

January 22, 2017

Tough Questions, Challenging Answers

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Luke 13:1–13:9

January 15, 2017

He is Able to do More

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Ephesians 3:20–3:21

January 8, 2017

Prayer for the New Year

Speaker: Pastor Rick Westra Passage: Ephesians 3:14–3:21