Sermons by Tim Westerberg

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“Playing God”

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This sermon looks at the conversation that Jesus had with Pilate after his trial. The issue: Who was in control? God or Us? Scripture – John 18:33-19:16

“Easier Said Than Done”

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This sermon is centered around this big truth: Often times our felt need is not our deepest need and our pressing need is not our primary need and the thing we want the most is not the thing we need the most. Scripture – Mark 2:1-12

“Games People Play”

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This sermon looks at the games the Pharisees and Sadducees played to try and discredit Jesus in the eyes of His followers. They did not work. The games we play with God don’t work either. Scripture – Matthew 22:15-46

“Thirsty?”

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This sermon reminds us all of how Jesus views thirsty people. The choices we make in life can leave us very thirsty for something more. And when we try to quench that thirst with relationships, life experience, and accumulating stuff or money it doesn’t quench our thirst… it compounds it. Only a relationship with our […]

“Seeing Is Believing”

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It’s been said, “You don’t have to understand everything to believe in something.” Using the story of the man born blind this sermon teaches that while some things in life can be unexplainable—there are at the same time some things that are undeniable. And if you will focus on the undeniable—the unexplainable won’t shipwreck your […]

“Conflict of Interest”

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The story of the rich young ruler is our focus. Jesus’ words to the young man in response to his inquiry about eternal life reveal a gigantic spiritual truth: Jesus wants 3 things from every one of his children. He wants our love… our loyalty… and our “followship.” Scripture – Mark 10:17-22

“Good Isn’t Good Enough”

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This message examines the story of Nicodemus and his conversation with Jesus one night. The blinding truth Jesus shares with Nicodemus is this: I have good news and bad news and it’s the same news…good people don’t go to heaven—you must be born-again! Scripture – John 3:1-16

“Letting Go”

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In everyone’s life there are moments when God brings His truth front and center. In those moments we have a choice to make, will we embrace that truth and allow it to become the lens through which we view life going forward or do we purposefully push it aside because it messes up our perfectly […]

“When The Odds Are Against You”

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In the Old Testament book of II Chronicles we find a story that can teach us some principles for dealing with overwhelming odds in our life. King Jehoshaphat’s example models for us that difficult times need not intimidate us but can serve as a motivator to pray more, trust God more, and depend more fully […]

“Learning To Trust God”

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God often uses the needs and circumstances of our life to stretch our faith and our ability to trust Him. The Bible refers to these faith-stretching realities as trials or tests. This sermon looks at four trials or tests we all face and answers a key question about each of them. Selected Scriptures.