Joy in Life & Death

One of the only things that unifies all of humanity is also our greatest enemy: death. What happens when we die? Is there hope in death? Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches from Philippians, where the Apostle Paul dares to say that we can look forward to the joy that we will experience in our death, all because of Christ. 

Joy in Suffering

If Christians are in a loving relationship with the God of Peace and Joy, why do they still suffer? Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches from Philippians 1:12-18 about how God’s people can experience joy in the midst of suffering. 

Joy from Grace

The book of Philippians in the Bible is all about how joy can be found in any circumstance. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer starts our new series in Philippians with a message about how joy comes from God’s grace, and can be experienced in loneliness and discouragement.

Can God Really Use Me?

Have you ever felt that others look down on you for things that you can’t control, like your age, race, stage of life, etc.? Pastor Ryan talks about how Christians who desire to be part of God’s story can take great comfort in the fact that God’s calling on our lives supersedes our circumstances.

Why We Do What We Do At Anchor

Pastor Ryan Alsheimer talks about how everything we do at Anchor is on purpose. These aren't just rituals or traditions. There’s a reason why we incorporate all of the elements of worship that we do every Sunday. Spoiler alert: it’s because we love Jesus!

How to Get Your Heart’s Desire

This year, most of us will be faced with tough decisions. How do we know which choice we should make? Pastor Ryan preaches from Psalm 37:4 to show that when God is your treasure, the things you want are the things that He wants for you.

Anchored in the Word

In 2018, Anchor is reading the entirety of the Bible together as a family. To kick us off, Pastor Don preaches about the beauty of the Word of God and why it’s so important that Christians anchor themselves in it.

Blessed Assurance

John ends the book of 1 John by describing the assurance that Christians have of their eternal salvation, and the benefits that we get to experience here and now in this life! Ryan Alsheimer preaches from 1 John 5:13-21 to close out our sermon series, Blessed Assurance.

Believe God's Testimony

1 John 5:6-12 tells us about the message that God has been proclaiming about Jesus for the last 2,000 years. Can we actually believe it? Why should we? Ryan Alsheimer talks about how we can know and believe that God’s Testimony is true! 

Overcoming the World

The life of a Christian is inevitably a life of victory! But, what if we don't feel like we're living in victory? Ryan Alsheimer preaches from 1 John 5:1-5 about how Christians overcome the world.

God is Love

Christians serve a God of pure, committed, covenantal, eternal love. 1 John 4:7-21 tells us how the life of a Christian is changed forever by this kind of love. Ryan Alsheimer teaches about how God is love, how He loves us, loves in us, and loves through us.

Test The Spirits

Not every spirit is of God. Not every spiritual experience is a godly one. Since there is a good spirit (Holy Spirit) and evil spirits, how do we know the difference? Ryan Alsheimer teaches from 1 John 4:1-6 about how to test spirits, and the authority that Christians have over evil spirits.

Love One Another

Continuing on in the book of 1 John, Pastor Chris Cleveland takes us into some scary territory: what's it look like to really love our brothers and sisters? What's required of us, and why?

Children of God

Christians have been born again into God’s family. He is our Father, and we get to be His children! This is an awesome reality that we get to live in every day. How does this reality effect our lives? How do God’s children respond to Him as our Father? Ryan Alsheimer preaches from 1 John 2:28-3:10.

Counterfeit vs. Christian

When John wrote the book of 1 John he had a concern about leaders who rose up within the Church, started believing in false doctrine, and were leaving the Church in favor of starting their own churches. Is this still happening today? If so, how should we respond? Ryan Alsheimer teaches about counterfeit Christianity vs. the real deal in 1 John 2:18-27.

Do Not Love the World

The Apostle John gives it to us straight in 1 John 2:15-17. He commands that Christians not love the world, then describes what love of the world looks like, then talks about why we shouldn’t love the world. Ryan Alsheimer talks about what “the world” is, what loving the world looks like today, some reasons why we shouldn’t love the world, and the hope that Christians have through it all.

Love Your Brother

If you are a Christian, you are called to love God and love your brothers and sisters in Christ. But what does biblical love look like? How do we love each other in a way that glorifies God? Kaler Carpenter continues our sermon series, “Blessed Assurance”, with a message about 1 John 2:7-14

Advocate, Propitiation, New Life

What happens in our relationship with God when we sin? Why was it necessary for Jesus to come to earth, suffer, die, and raise again? How does all of this affect our lives today? Ryan Alsheimer continues our Blessed Assurance series with a message from 1 John 2:1-6

God is Light

To sum up the teachings of Jesus, John tells the readers of 1 John that “God is light”. How are imperfect Christians supposed to live in fellowship with a perfect God? Ryan Alsheimer preaches 1 John 1:5-10.

Fellowship With God - Blessed Assurance

How do we know that we are Christians? Pastor Ryan kicks off our new sermon series, “Blessed Assurance" on the book of 1 John. In 1 John 1:1-4, John describes who Jesus is, why it matters, and why we can’t always rely on our spiritual experiences to reveal the true Jesus of the Bible.