Sermons by Ryan Lenerz

Sermons by Ryan Lenerz

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The Love Boat

Pastor Ryan looks at the most familiar verse of the Bible, John 3:16, to look at how the love of God isn’t meant to be a warm fuzzy feeling but how God’s love can give us security.
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Guiding Light

Pastor Ryan looks at Hebrews 4 and how the Word of God is more than we usually think it is and how it haas the ability to drastically shape our lives.
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It’s Not Easy

Pastor Ryan wraps up The Red Letters series by looking at Luke 9 and how Jesus’ words that call us to follow him challenge our comfort, obligations, and relationship and that the commitment to follow Jesus really is not easy.
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Family Tree

Pastor Ryan Lenerz shows how Jesus uses our concept of family to teach us what it means to be brothers and sisters within the church.
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The Stone the Builders Rejected

Pastor Ryan explains the parable of the wicked tenants and how the religious leaders stumbled over the Jesus rather than making him the cornerstone of their faith.
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God’s Timing

Pastor Ryan Lenerz explains from the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds that the fact that God is waiting to right the wrongs on this earth doesn’t mean he won’t act, but that he is gracious and patient before bringing his final judgment.
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How to Be Great

Pastor Ryan Lenerz kicks off the summer series called “The Red Letters: The Teachings of Jesus” by looking at what Jesus had to teach the disciples when they began arguing over who was the greatest. Jesus taught that true greatness comes not in being served but in serving others and is not found in authority but in submission.
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Guilt-Free Living

Pastor Ryan Lenerz looks at Romans 7 and 8 to see what it takes to live a guilt-free live and how the solution lies not in focusing on the sin but on focusing on the Savior.
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Its Killing You

Pastor Ryan Lenerz looks at the consequences of sin and how even if we attempt to deny it, the reality of the nature of sin is that is has killed us whether we feel dead spiritually or not. He also looks at God’s attitude toward sin and how God’s wrath comes into play when it comes to sin.
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Made for the Glory of God

Ryan Lenerz wraps up the You Were Made for This series and looks at the Bible to see how the ultimate purpose of man is to reflect the glory of God and exactly what that looks like in our day to day lives. Check out the other messages in the You Were Made for This series here. Other messages included You Were Made for Life with God and You Were Made for the Image of God.
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Evangelism is a Team Effort

Pastor Ryan Lenerz concludes the Awkward series by seeing how even though we elevate the Apostle Paul as someone who often shared his faith, he often did so with the help of others as a team. My Roll on a Basketball Team I really enjoy playing basketball.  Maybe it’s because I’ve always been tall – but basketball has been a part of my life for as long as I could dribble a ball.  I still try to play at least…
Spring-cleaning

Clearing Out the Clutter of Our Finances

Pastor Ryan Lenerz concludes the message series, Spring Cleaning: Clearing Out the Clutter, by looking at how we sometimes have clutter in our finances and are investing in the temporary without making lasting investments in things that will last forever.