February 24, 2019: A King Chasing Donkeys

Presented by Casey Kluver (00:51)

One day, long ago, a man named Saul was out cashing after donkeys that went missing from his father’s herd.  During the hunt, Saul came across the prophet Samuel and Samuel gave him a message that would change his life forever.  Saul was to be the first king of Israel!

Understandably, Saul was hesitant to fully accept the job.  He was from the smallest, weakest tribe of Israel.  How could he be king?  Yet God made an amazing promise to Saul; God told him that anything he did as king would be successful.  God was fully behind Saul and wanted Saul to stay fully behind him.

Yet, Saul didn’t fully believe that God was with him.  Instead of moving forward in humble confidence he retreated in doubtful fear.

As a Christian, God has set you apart as a “chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession” (1 Peter 2:9).  Do you act like that?  Are you more comfortable doing what you used to do before becoming a friend of Jesus?

Listen as Casey encourages that you can trust God when he calls you to join him in life’s journey.

Scripture references: 1 Samuel 9, 10

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February 17, 2019: Know Who You Are

Presented by Casey Kluver (00:47)

The creator of a thing knows the purpose of a thing.  Knowing who God says you are and acting like who he says you are is a key to peace and maturity.

When Jesus began his public ministry it started with his cousin, John the Baptist, declaring that Jesus was the prophet of whom all prophets had been waiting for.  After John baptized Jesus in the Jordan river, God spoke through the sky saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased”.

Jesus received confirmation of who he was in two different ways, but from the same creator.  When Jesus went into the desert for forty days he was tempted by the Devil and his self-knowledge of who he was is what prepared him to deny the powerful temptations of Satan.

Do you know who you are?  If not, then get to know Jesus and he will tell you who you are made to be.

Scripture references: Matthew 3:13-17, 4:1-11

NOTE: there was a problem with the first 9 minutes of the recording.  After that the sound is better.

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August 26, 2018: Ask ‘Who’

Presented by Casey Kluver (00:45)

In the previous sermon, Casey explained the “How” of the Church.  In this third part of the series, he talks about “Who” the gospel of Jesus is for and “Who” you become when you become a Christian.

Listen as Pastor Casey explains why is it important to ask “Who”.

Scripture references: 2 Samuel 9

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Related sermons:

Part 1: Start with Why

Part 2: Ask How