Sermons by Tim Westerberg

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“What Matters to God”

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Nehemiah 7 is a bridge chapter, wedged between the rebuilding and restoration of the wall and gates around Jerusalem (CH. 1-6) and the restoration of God’s people (CH. 8-13). This sermon answers the question: What Matters Most to God? Scripture – Nehemiah 7

“Courageous Compassion”

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As Christ-followers we are called to demonstrate courageous compassion because Father God has demonstrated courageous compassion. Nehemiah models this kind of compassion as he steps into a very difficult, very unjust situation in chapter 5…showing us what it looks like and how it acts. Scripture: Nehemiah 5

“Hitting A Wall”

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When God’s people do God’s work they can expect to be met with opposition. This sermon looks at the tactics Satan uses to tear down what God is trying to build up in us as Christ-followers. It also looks at the two weapons we must use to defeat Satan’s tactics. Scripture – Nehemiah 4

“Rise Up And Build”

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This sermon contrasts building physical walls for defense with building spiritual walls of defense. It reminds the listener that there are three crucial components in any physical wall and spiritual wall of defense. Scripture – Nehemiah 3

Father’s Day “What Are You Building With Your Life?”

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It probably goes without saying that as Christ-followers, all of us hope to build a life that leaves a legacy that is honoring to God. Father’s play a key role in this happening. As dads it should a priority to build our life and the lives of our family on things that will last [ie…the […]

“The Trouble With Rubble”

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Nehemiah’s story is a story of reconstruction…of rebuilding…of revival. It has much to teach us about strengthening our own spiritual foundations as Christ-followers. This sermon looks at the steps Nehemiah models as he began fulfilling his role to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem while still in exile in Babylon. Scripture – Nehemiah 1

“A Vision That Transforms”

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A fresh heavenly vision is essential if we are going to consistently live out God’s full plan and purpose for our life as individuals and as His Church in our community.  Using Paul’s story in Acts 26 this sermon identifies several lessons Paul learned as a fresh Holy Spirit vision took root in his life.  […]

“The Truth About Honesty”

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There is a incredible freedom that comes from living honest lives.  This sermon looks at the problem with dishonesty and its results.  It then offers some steps necessary to live a honest life. Scripture – Matthew 28:1-15  

“It’s Never Too Late to Start Over”

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Summary – One of life’s certainties is that everyone will experience failure—life is not an unbroken chain of success after success. This sermon looks at how God wants turn failure into freedom and a fresh start by asking and answering two questions: What causes failure in life? AND How do you start over—how do you […]

“Learning to Trust God”

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Summary – In Matthew’s gospel we read…”According to your faith it will be done unto you.” When it comes to trusting God and growing our faith in His faithfulness we need to cast away doubt. Whether we like it or not, one of the ways deal with our doubt and stretch and grow our faith […]