Sermons by Pastor Daniel Bear

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I Fought the Law and the Law Won


Rules are an interesting thing. Sometimes we hate them. Sometimes we love them. But it terrifies us to imagine a world without them. In Romans, Paul tells us that we are no longer under the law (God’s rules). Today we will discuss what this means and whether God’s law is still valid for us today.

Roosevelt v Paul


Sometimes comparisons are good – “You’re just like your dad!” Sometimes comparisons are bad – “You’re just like your dad!” Whether good or bad, comparisons can sometimes help us see things for what they are and in our passage today Paul gives us some comparisons to help us understand why obeying God is so important […]

God Likes Fruit Salad


Having faith in Christ does not mean you are a mature follower of Jesus Christ. In fact, the journey to full maturity will never be reached here on this earth. In Romans 6 Paul calls us to continual action and challenges us to live for righteousness which will result in growing Christian maturity; our sanctification.

Gotta Serve Someone – December 12, 2021


Bob Dylan nailed the essence of the spiritual battle: “You’re gonna have to serve somebody.” It doesn’t matter how poor or rich you are; how privileged or underprivileged you are; all of us “gotta serve somebody.” In Romans 6, Paul, in no uncertain terms, challenges us to stop serving sin and serve God instead.

We’re Free! Now What? – Pastor Daniel Bear


We would never say this, but many of us live as if being free is harder than being enslaved. Rather than embrace the choices we can make because of freedom, we go back to what we once knew because it is comfortable. Paul warns us about this and advocates for living the new life available […]

“This is Life or Death”


What we do impacts others. Romans 5:12-19 gives us an example of this. In this passage Paul describes how one person can lead people down a path of shame while another can lead people down a path of life. The challenge for all of us will be in the question: “Which one am I?”