Will Sanderson's first sermon with the main congregation at Desert Hills.
Most people will do anything to avoid conflict. As a result, they will seek peace at any price. When any kind of peace is acceptable, truth is cast aside, and true unity is forfeited. The Apostle Paul admonishes us in Ephesians 4:3 to be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. How do we do this without compromising truth and forefighting the unity that Christ established? Let us prayerfully consider this as we study Ephesians 4:3 together.
Palm Sunday 2021
Listen to Pastor Robb give a summary of what it's been like for the church to gather through the pandemic and give examples of faithfulness, humility and gentleness in a worthy walk.
Pastor Robb expands on this sermon on gentleness. Part of being a good shepherd is being gentle with the sheep but at the same time protecting them. The shepherd uses a staff in different ways. It's gentle to the sheep but uses it to protect the sheep from the wolves.
God commands us to be anxious for nothing. Most people think of refraining from other sin, but worry is a sin. Most think worrying is ok but all sins are important.
Daren teaches today that all things work together for good and it can bring peace. Let our all powerful God who has never been worried guard our hearts and our minds.
As February comes to a close, I want to remind everyone that our service times are changing beginning next week, March 7! We
will now have three services: 8:15, 10:00, and 11:45. Nursery and children’s ministry will not be available (yet) at the 11:45 service, but adult fellowship groups, Sunday school, and nursery will be available at 8:15 and 10:00. We are excited to see what God has for us as we make this change and seek to follow Him. Please be in prayer for our church family as we experience this time of growth, that Christ would continue to be glorified among us!
As we study Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, we are reminded of the importance of praying for the church and ways we can pray
for the church according to the will of God. While we learn about prayer this morning, we have the opportunity to pray together
tonight. I want to encourage everyone who is able to join us for our February prayer meeting this evening that we might join together to pray for each other before the throne of grace.
As believers we understand that the Holy Spirit dwells within us through faith in Christ, but what does it mean for Christ to be
at home within us? As we continue to study Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, we want to consider what it means that Christ takes up residence within us as His people. We gather this week with joy to worship our worthy King and learn how we can walk in a way that pleases Him.
Strengthened With Power In the Inner Man
January 24, 2021
Riches and power entice the world, and people of the world are willing to do virtually anything to obtain them. As Christians,
however, we have the ability to see the emptiness and vanity of worldly riches and power because we serve a God who is rich in
divine glory and power. He has promised to strengthen us with His power according to His glorious riches, but how can we receive
that promise? We’ll begin to consider that this Lord’s Day as we return to our study of Ephesians. I look forward to our time
together in God’s Word!
As we begin a new year, one of the most important disciplines we can develop is regular Bible reading. Too often, however,
people who begin reading will find it difficult to sustain as the year progresses. How can we develop a consistent appetite for reading
God’s Word? And when we read it, how can we find our lives transformed by what the Bible says? I am excited to share what God’s Word says about itself as we gather for worship this Sunday.
Community Pastor Jason Crothers makes his first sermon at Desert Hills Bible Church.
As we have our annual 24 hour prayer vigil, he preaches on prayer. He gives encouragement to pray and how to combat hopelessness in prayer.
This week we light the fourth advent candle, the candle of love. Love is the heart of the Christmas story. God sent His Son into the
world because of His love, and Christ died for His people as an act of love for sinners (Romans 5:8). God’s love came to us in our lost and sinful condition, and His love came to us in a person, His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, who entered the world humbly, as a baby born in a manger.
This week is the third Sunday of Advent, so we light the candle of joy. Everyone who was drawn to Christ at His birth experienced immense joy. From the lowly shepherds to the magi from the east, joy was the theme of the first Christmas. Because of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection, we can experience true joy today through faith in Him as we await His second advent when we will have fullness of joy in His presence.
This morning is the second Sunday of Advent, when we light the candle of peace. The birth of Jesus was God’s action to bring
peace to His people. Because of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, all believers have peace with God. As we consider the second
Advent candle, we are reminded that we await the return of our Lord, when sin’s curse will be broken and His peace will reign
over all the earth.
This Sunday marks the first Sunday of the
Advent season. We will light a candle each
week of Advent leading up to Christmas Eve,
when we will light all five Advent candles.
The first candle symbolizes hope.
Throughout the Old Testament period,
believers in God’s promise of a Messiah
looked forward to His coming with hope,
longing for relief from their sins, from their
enemies, and ultimately from death itself.
Jesus our hope was born to die for our sins,
and now we wait expectantly in hope for His