When We Feel Far From God

What do we do when we feel that God is distant? Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches from Luke 24 about a surefire way to continue closely with Jesus.

Principle of the Tithe

Throughout Scripture, we are encouraged to give the first part of our resources to God as an expression of honor and gratitude. Listen as Pastor Don digs into the Word and shares about this important principle.

Philippians Panel Discussion

To close out our sermon series on the book of Philippians, Pastor Kaler Carpenter, Terri Bonney, and Will Negron joined Pastor Ryan Alsheimer to chat about what the book means to them personally and in ministry.

Joy in Contentment

Paul finishes his letter to the Philippians by teaching about how joy is available even when you’ve lost everything else. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches from Philippians 4 about how crucial it is to be content with everything that the Lord has given.

Dead to Sin, Alive to God - Easter 2018

To celebrate the meaning of Easter, we focused on baptism; what it means, why we do it, and why the resurrection of Jesus is the key to it all. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preached from Romans 6:3-12, and we had the honor of seeing 3 people get baptized!

Victory Christian Church

Pastor Charlie Muller and daughter Chelsie joined us to share the story of Victory Christian Church in Albany NY, and how God continues to use the church to change lives in the region. 

Joy in Anxiety

Anxiety is the #1 mental health issue in the United States. Is it possible to have joy and peace in the midst of anxiety, worry, nervousness? The Apostle Paul believes so, and tells us in Philippians 4:2-9 how to defeat anxiety. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches about how joy is available in anxiety.

Joy in Pressing On

What do we do when we’re discouraged and feel like giving up? In Philippians 3:12-4:1 the Apostle Paul writes to his friends from prison about the necessity of never giving up until we reach our goal of seeing Jesus face to face. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches about why Christians should never give up, compromise, or surrender in this lifetime.

Joy in Knowing God

Philippians 3:1-11 proclaims one of the greatest truths of Christianity - that the source of all joy comes from knowing God personally. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches about how to know God, and why it’s so important. 

Joy in Obedience

In Philippians 2:12-30, Paul gets very practical about how obedience to God leads to a lifestyle of joy, and gives some great examples of others who live in this humble obedience. Pastor Kaler Carpenter preaches about four major commands given in this passage that lead to joy.

Joy in Unity & Humility

Is it actually possible that life as a Christians is most fulfilling when we live for the benefit of other people? That sounds counterintuitive, but in the letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul writes about how this is the secret to a joyful life. Ultimately, we have the greatest example of this kind of life; Christ himself. Pastor Ryan Alsheimer preaches from Philippians 1:27-2:11

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!