Sermon Notes

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Written notes were not posted for the sermons live-streamed from March 29th, 2020, to January 10th, 2021.  Sunday’s sermon notes are being posted once again beginning January 17th, 2021.  The sermons are also recorded and available on the menu bar under “Live Streamed Sermons.”  If you have difficulty accessing them there, the sermons can also be viewed by going directly to “Kevin Meinke – You Tube.”

May 28th, 2023–Ready to Die–Without Fear! (Memorial Day Message; II Tim 4:6-7)

May 21st, 2023–Have Faith in God! (Mk 11:22-24; misc texts)

May 14th, 2023–The Model Mom Who Made up Her Mind (Mother’s Day message; Mt 15:21-28)

May 7th, 2023–Jeus Understand the Loss of Loved Ones (Heb 4:15; John 11; misc texts)

April 30th, 2023–Jesus Understands the Misunderstood (Heb 4:15; misc texts)

April 23rd, 2023–Jesus as a Helper to the Tempted (Heb 2:18; Mt 4:1-11)

April 16th, 2023–Jesus as Our Merciful High Priest (Heb 2:17; misc texts)

April 9th, 2023–The Crux of Jesus Becoming Man–The Crucifixion (Hebrews 2:14-15)

April 2nd, 2023–Why We Each Need to “Preach” Christ Crucified! (I Corinthians 1:18-25)

March 26th, 2023–Walking Wisely in a Wicked World – Part 2 (Ephesians 5:16-17)

March 19th, 2023–Walking Wisely in a Wicked World – Part 1 (Ephesians 5:15-16)

March 12th, 2023–What is Your View of the Heart of God? (Hosea 11:1-9; Lamentations 3:31-33)

March 5th, 2023–Blessed is the Man–and Woman! (Psalm 1:1-3)

February 26th, 2023–The Blessing of he Peace of God (Philippians 4:6-7)

February 19th, 2023–Finding Rest for Your Souls (Matthew 11:28-30)

February 12th, 2023–By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them (Mt 7:15-20; I Timothy 6:3-5)

February 5th, 2023–Beware of False Prophets – Part 1 (Mt 7:15; Acts 20:28-30)

January 29th, 2023–By Them is Thy Servant Warned (Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out!) (Misc texts)

January 22nd, 2023–They Shed Innocent Blood, Even the Blood of Their Sons and Daughters (Psalm 106:34-45)

January 15th, 2023–He Hath Shewed Thee, O Man, What is Good–and What is Required of Thee! (Micah 6:8)

January 8th, 2023–Does God Really Ask His People to Complain Against Him? (Micah 6:1-7)

January 1st, 2023–You Can’t Go Wrong if You Start the Year Right–With Humility! (Misc texts)

December 25th, 2022–And We Beheld His Glory–Full of Grace and Truth! (John 1:14)

December 18th, 2022–The Word Was Made Flesh–And Dwelt Among Us! (John 1:1-3, 14a)

December 11th, 2022–The Role of the Word of God in the Saved (II Timothy 3:16-17)

December 4th, 2022–The Role of the Word of God in Salvation (Misc texts; I Peter 1:22-25)

November 27th, 2022–Being Thankful for the Longsuffering of God (Gen 6:1-8; Psalm 106)

November 20th, 2022–Being Thankful for the Word of God (Amos 4:13; Psalm 33; Psalm 19)

November 13th, 2022–The Bible’s Authority Assumes God’s Inspiration of the Bible (II Tim 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

November 6th, 2022–The Bible’s Authority Assumes God’s Authority (Misc verses, many from Isaiah)

October 30th, 2022–Receiving the Word of God as the Word of God (I Thessalonians 2:133)

October 23rd, 2022–David’s Attitude Toward the Word of God (Psalm 119)

October 16th, 2022–Job’s Attitude Toward the Word of God (Job 23:8-12)

October 9th, 2022–How God’s Lovingkindness is Better than Life – Part 2 (Psalm 63:3)

October 2nd, 2022–Assurance as a Treasure Chest in God’s Storehouse of Lovingkindness (Misc texts)

September 25th, 2022–No notes; guest speaker (Pastor Andrew Buhrow)

September 18th, 2022–The Door That Opens God’s Lovingkindness (Psalm 63:3; Luke 15:11-24)

September 11th, 2022–How God’s Lovingkindness is Better than Life – Part 1 (Psalm 63:3)

September 4th, 2022–The Discovery of a Soul That Seeks God (Psalm 63:3)

August 28th, 2022–The Desire of a Soul That Seeks God (Psalm 63:2)

August 21st, 2022–The Declaration and Decision of a Soul That Seeks God (Psalm 63:1)

August 14th, 2022–Are You Hearing the Still Small Voice? (I Kings 19:1-18)

August 7th, 2022–Are We Choosing That Good Part? (Luke 10:38-42)

July 31st, 2022–Let Us Go On–Unto Perfection! (Hebrews 5:11-6:3)

July 24th, 2022–Hastening After Holiness (Hebrews 12:14)

July 17th, 2022–The Purifying of those Professing Sonship (I John 3:3)

July 10th, 2022–The Certainty of our Present Position–and Future Possession! (I John 3:2)

July 3rd, 2022–Yes, There Are Limits on our Liberty! (Galatians 5:13)

June 26th, 2022–No notes; guest speaker.

June 19th, 2022–Behold, What Manner of Love! (I John 3:1)

June 12th, 2022–Does God Want What You Are Sacrificing? (Misc Texts)

June 5th, 2022–Christ’s Counsel to Count the Cost (Luke 14:25-33)

May 29th, 2022–Being a New Enlistee–in the Lord’s Army! (Misc texts)

May 22nd, 2022–A Clumsy Ox–or a Careless Cart Driver? (II Sam 6:1-8)

May 15th, 2022–The Sin of Moses Striking the Rock (Numbers 20:1-12)

May 8th, 2022–Virtuous Womanhood (Mother’s Day; Proverbs 31:10-31)

May 1st, 2022–Christ’s Command to Preach Repentance–and Remission of Sins! (Luke 24:47)

April 24th, 2022–The Resurrection Clarifies Confusion the Cross Causes on the Character of God (Luke 23-24)

April 17th, 2022–The Command Connected to Christ’s Resurrection (Acts 17:22-31)

April 10th, 2022–Cursed is Every One that Hangeth on a Tree (Deut 21:22-23; 27:9-26; Gal 3:10-13)

April 3rd, 2022–The Proper Plea for Mercy (Psalm 51:1-7)

March 27th, 2022–The Sin of Pride in the Church – Prayerlessness (Part 2) (Not asking for physical needs)

March 20th, 2022–The Sin of Pride in the Church – Prayerlessness (Part 1) (Not asking for wisdom or spiritual strength)

March 13th, 2022–The Sin of Pride in the Church – Wrong Reaction to Correction (II Chron 26:16-19)

March 6th, 2022–The Sin of Pride in the Church – Wrong Motive for Service (Mt 6:1-6)

February 27th, 2022–No notes; guest speaker (Luke 19:1-10)

February 20th, 2022–The Meaning of Holiness (Part 1) – Separation from Sin (Miscellaneous texts)

February 13th, 2022–Beloved, Let us Love One Another (Miscellaneous texts)

February 6th, 2022–The Call to Holiness – Part 2 (The Breadth of the Call to Holiness; Miscellaneous texts)

January 30th, 2022–The Call to Holiness – Part 1 (The Depth of the Call to Holiness; I Peter 1:14-17)

January 23rd, 2022–God’s Perspective on Birth–and Life! (Pro-Life Sermon from Jeremiah 1:4-6)

January 16th, 2022–The Murderer Shall Surely be Put to Death! (Anti-abortion Sermon from Numbers 35)

January 2nd, 2022–Principles to Ponder in Preparation of a New Year (Mt 2:11-23)

December 26th, 2021–Reactions to the Birth of Jesus (Mt 2:1-11; Romans 1)

December 19th, 2021–Why the Wise Men Sought Jesus (Mt 2:1-11; Revelation 5:6-13)

December 12th, 2021–How the Wise Men Sought Jesus (Mt 2:1-11; Daniel 2)

December 5th, 2021–The Who, When, and What of the Wise Men (Mt 2:1-11)

August 1st, 2021–The Reasons for Bitterness – Part 2 (King Saul and Esau)

July 25th, 2021–The Reasons for Bitterness – Part 1 (Jonah and Elijah)

July 18th, 2021–The Reality of Bitterness (Hebrews 12:14-17)

July 11th, 2021–The Rationale for Reaching Children (Mark 10:13-16; Mt 18:1-6)

July 4th, 2021–Do What Jesus Tells You so You can be Free! (John 8:30-38) (Fourth of July Message)

June 27th, 2021–No notes; guest speaker

June 20th, 2021–The Cry of a Father’s Broken Heart (Father’s Day message)

June 13th, 2021–Reasons to Boast–In the Cross! (Gal 6:14b)

June 6th, 2021–Is it Okay to Boast? (Gal 6:14a)

May 30th, 2021–The Gravity of Grave Consideration (Memorial Day Message) (Miscellaneous texts)

May 23rd, 2021–The Consequences of Not Humbling Ourselves (Miscellaneous texts)

May 16th, 2021–The “Why” and “How” of Humbling Ourselves (Miscellaneous texts)

May 9th, 2021–Modeling and Mentoring is Not Meddling (Mother’s Day message; Titus 2:1-5)

May 2nd, 2021–The Ability of God to Humble Us (God vs Pharaoh in Exodus 1-9)

April 25th, 2021–Practical Steps in Dying to Self (Miscellaneous texts)

April 18th, 2021–Humility in the Teaching of Jesus (Miscellaneous texts)

April 11th, 2021–Guest speaker, no notes available.

April 4th, 2021–The Struggling Skeptic, the Seeking Savior, and a Startling Statement (John 20:24-31) (Easter Morning Message)

March 28th, 2021–Humility in the Death of Jesus (Philippians 2:5-8)

March 21st, 2021–Humility in the Life of Jesus (miscellaneous passages)

March 14th, 2021–Humility’s “Response” to Seeing God (Isaiah 6:1-5)

March 7th, 2021–Guest speaker; no notes available.

February 28th, 2021–Humility’s “View” of Self (miscellaneous passages)

February 21st, 2021–Attitude #3 for the New Year?  Humility! Humility’s “View” of Sin (miscellaneous passages)

February 14th, 2021–Tribulations: The “Factory” that Produces Hope (Rom 5:3-5)

February 7th, 2021–Attitude #2 for the New Year–Hope in God (Romans 15;13)

January 31st, 2021–Hearing God’s Words of Peace (Mark 4:35-41)

January 24th, 2021–Attitude #1 for the New Year–A Hunger to Hear God (Ps 85:8)

January 17th, 2021–Why God Hates Hands that Shed Innocent Blood!

March 15th, 2020–God’s Thoughts Toward Us (Psalm 139:17-18)

March 8th, 2020–Keep Yourselves in the Love of God (Jude 21)

February 23rd, 2020–Guard Your Heart by Protecting Your Eyes (Proverbs 4:25)

February 16th, 2020–No notes; guest speaker

February 9th, 2020–No church (snow storm)

February 2nd, 2020–Guard Your Heart by Putting Away a Froward Mouth (Proverbs 4:24)

January 26th, 2020--The Place of Spiritual Growth–The Heart (Proverbs 4:23)

January 12th, 2020–The Priority of Spiritual Growth–Part 2 (Ephesians 4:11-16)

January 5th, 2020–The Priority of Spiritual Growth–Part 1 (Ephesians 4:11-16)

December 29th, 2019–How to Change Yourself in the Upcoming Year–and for the Rest of Your Life! (Phil 3:8-14)

October 27th, 2019–Guest Speaker; no notes

October 20th, 2019–Redemption as a Release to Something–Voluntary Slaves of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 15:12-17)

October 13th, 2019–Redemption as a Release by Something–The Blood of Christ (Hebrews 9:11-14)

October 6th, 2019–Redemption as a Release from Something (Exodus 1, 12; Galatians 3)

September 29th, 2019–A View of Life from Behind Bars (Philemon)

September 22nd, 2019–Put That on My Account (Reconciliation) (Philemon)

September 15th, 2019–What Abraham Teaches us About Righteousness (Romans 4:1-11)

September 8th, 2019–The Requirement of Righteousness (Romans 3:9-22)

September 1st, 2019–The Lord Knoweth the Way of the Righteous (II Pet 2:6-8; Gen 19:1-26)

August 25th, 2019–False Teachers as Ministers of Righteousness (II Cor 11:8-15)

August 18th, 2019–Comfort–for us–in Paul’s Farewell Address (II Tim 4:1-8)

August 11th, 2019–The Righteousness of God in Affliction (Lamentations 3)

August 4th, 2019–No notes (guest speaker)

July 28th, 2019–Exceeding the Righteousness of the Most Righteous (Mt 5:17-20)

July 21st, 2019–An Example of Self-Righteousness (Luke 18:9-14)

July 14th, 2019–How the Great Supper is a Parable of Love (Luke 14:15-24)

July 7th, 2019–Who is Your God? (4th of July Message; Psalm 33:12 and miscellaneous passages)

June 30th, 2019–Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself (Parable of the Good Samaritan; Luke 10:25-37)

June 23rd, 2019 (No notes; guest speaker)

June 16th, 2019–The Crisis in America–and How to Fix it! (Father’s Day Message; Genesis 18:17-19)

June 9th, 2019–The Spectrum of Love (Part 2) (I Corinthians 13:6-7)

June 2nd, 2019–No notes; guest speaker

May 26th, 2019–They Being Dead Yet Speak (Memorial Day Message from II Samuel 1:17-27)

May 19th, 2019–The Spectrum of Love (Part 1) (I Corinthians 13:4-5)

May 12th, 2019–When the Going Gets Tough, the Wise Go to God (A Mother’s Day Message from the life of Naomi in the Book of Ruth)

May 5th, 2019-The Superiority of Love (I Corinthians 13:1-3)

April 28th, 2019–Our Master’s Mission–To Us! (John 20:19-23)

April 21st, 2019–The Most Dreadful What If–Ever! (Resurrection Sunday; I Corinthians 15:17-20)

April 14th, 2019–Greater Love Hath No Man Than This (Romans 5:6-11)

April 7th, 2019–The Importance of Keeping Christ’s Commandments (John 14:15-24)

March 31st, 2019–The Greatest Command of All–Part 2 (Mark 12:28-34)

March 24th, 2019–The Greatest Command of All–Part 1 (Mark 12:28-34)

March 17th, 2019–The Transforming Power of Believing God’s Love to us (Mark 9:38-40; 10:32-39; Luke 9:51-56)

March 10th, 2019–Seeking to Know the Unknowable–The Prize that is Worth the Chase! (Ephesians 3:14-19)

March 3rd, 2019–Knowing and Believing the Love that God has to us (I John 4:16-18)

February 24th, 2019–No services due to snow storm!

February 17th, 2019–Rooted and Grounded in Love (Ephesians 3:14-19)

February 10th, 2019–Forgotten Life-Building Truth #4–We are all Vanishing! (James 4:13-15)

February 3rd, 2019–Forgotten Life-Building Truth #3:  We are all being Read! (II Corinthians 3:1-6)

January 27th, 2019–Why God Hates Abortion–Part 2 (Miscellaneous passages)

January 20th, 2019–Why God Hates Abortion–Part 1 (Miscellaneous passages)

January 13th, 2019–Forgotten Life-Building Truth #2:  We are all Serving! (Romans 6:15-19 and miscellaneous passages)

January 6th, 2019–Forgotten Life-Building Truth #1: We are all Sowing! (Galatians 6:7-8)

December 30th, 2018–Dedicated Parents–and a Devout Old Man (Luke 2:25-35)

December 23rd, 2018–When God “Crashed” Into the World of the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-16)

December 16th, 2018–When God “Crashed” Into the World of Joseph (Matthew 1:18-25)

December 9th, 2018–When God “Crashed” Into the World of Mary (Luke 1:26-45)

December 2nd, 2018–When God “Crashed” Into the World of Zacharias and Elisabeth (Luke 1:5-17)

September 2nd, 2018–What Will it Take to Get You Working for the Lord? (Hebrews 6:9-12)

August 5th, 2018–Walking Worthy of God (Sermon 2): Why Walk Worthy of God? Because of Your Position in Christ! (Romans 6:1-6)

July 29th, 2018–Walking Worthy of God (Sermon 1): Are YOU Walking Worthy of God? (I Thessalonians 2:5-12)

July 8th, 2018–Lessons Learned From the Son That Stayed Home (Luke 15:25-32)

June 17th, 2018 (Father’s Day)–The Path, Picture, and Pattern of God (Luke 15:11-24)

June 10th, 2018–God’s Wake-up Call (Romans 13:11-14)

June 3rd, 2018–The Blessing of Being Led by God (Genesis 24)

May 28th, 2018 (Memorial Day)–God’s View on the Death of His Saints (Ps 116:15)

May 20th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 10):  Reminder #4–God’s Priority in Our Suffering is NOT Just Us! (II Corinthians 1:3-12)

May 13th, 2018–How Mother’s Can Have Their Children–and Others–Rise Up and Call them Blessed (II Timothy 3:10-15)

May 7th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 9): Reminder #3–God’s Purposes for our Suffering are Often not Immediately Known (The Book of Job)

April 29th, 2018--The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 8): Reminder #2–God’s Place as Creator is Superior to Ours (Romans 9:20-21; miscellaneous)

April 22nd, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 7): Reminder #1–God’s Performance of Good and Justice is Superior to Ours (Exodus 34:1-8; miscellaneous)

April 15th, 2018–No church due to a foot of snow!

April 8th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 6):  Part 2 of God’s Plan to Conquer Evil and Suffering–The Resurrection (I Corinthians 15:20-28)

April 1st, 2018–Behold the Place Where They Laid Him! (Mark 16:1-8)

March 25th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 5):  Part 1 of God’s Plan to Conquer Evil and Suffering–The Cross (Isaiah 53)

March 18th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 4):  Designed Reason #2 for Evil and Suffering–The Refining of God’s People (II Corinthians 12:1-10)

March 11th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 3): Designed Reason #1 for Evil and Suffering–The Revealing of God’s Glory (Isaiah 43; Acts 7)

March 4th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 2):  The Declared Reason for Evil and Suffering–The Fall of Man (Romans 3:9-18; Romans 8:19-22; Romans 6:22-23)

February 25th, 2018–The Problem of Evil and Suffering (Sermon 1):  The Reality of Evil and Suffering (Habakkuk 1:1-2:4)

February 18th, 2018–“Do YOU Err Not Knowing the Scriptures or Power of God?” (Mark 12:18-27)

February 11th, 2018–“Do You Show–or Just Tell Jesus That You Love Him? (John 21:15-22)

Feb 4th, 2018–“There is a Future Rest–AFTER the Battle is Done!” (Joshua 1:13-18)

January 28th, 2018–“Remember God’s Promises to You–and Your Promises to Him! (Joshua 1:12-14)

January 21st, 2018–What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Guaranteed Success? (Joshua 1:7-9)

January 14th, 2018–Timeless Truths to Remember When Entering a New Year (Part 2) (Joshua 1)

January 7th, 2018–Timeless Truths to Remember When Entering a New Year (Part 1) (Joshua 1)

December 31st, 2017–Why the Delay to Obey? (Acts 24:22-27)