Sermons by Pastor Schreiner

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Sacrificing the Good for the Best

Download Life Guide We’re 14 days in. How are yours going? Your 2018 resolutions, that is. It took some of you awhile, that’s not a good sign! As I thought about resolutions recently, I realized, people’s resolutions often require them to sacrifice good things. Think about it. Someone resolves to work out more. They get […]

Revealed by God for Peaceful Departures

Download Life Guide Steering wheels gripped white-knuckle tight, as drivers navigate interstates turned ice rinks. Anxious hours pacing by the window, waiting for precious family cargo to arrive. Desperate, suitcase-laden sprints through the airport like a Home Alone movie. Holiday travel is often stressful because of so many uncertain, uncontrollable circumstances; will the roads be […]

God’s Messengers Prepare Us for Hope

“Your King is coming!” Few phrases in a kingdom could produce such a flurry of activity as those four words. Men called “heralds” relayed the message, messengers sent ahead by kings to prepare people for their arrival. When a herald announced “Your King is coming,” townspeople went to work. They filled in potholes and leveled […]

Scripture Alone: For Life and Salvation

On April 18, 1521, standing before an imperial court called the Diet of Worms, Martin Luther felt the pressure. He’d traveled to Worms, Germany to defend his faith before the Catholic church, but he quickly realized there would be no discussion—just a verdict. If he recanted– denied his teachings– he could go free. If he […]

4 Keys to Our Commitments

Download Life Guide He carefully observed each person who filed into the treasury. Some walked slowly, their heads held high, hoping everyone noticed the large bag of coins they deposited. Others walked quickly, their heads hung in shame, hoping no one noticed their tiny bag of coins. Some shuffled in grumpily, like kids dragged into […]

Truly Valuable Treasure

Download Life Guide In 1989, a man walked into a Pennsylvania flea market. As he perused the market’s wares, he spotted what he called a “dismal painting.” As dismal as the painting was, he thought the ornate frame that bordered it was beautiful. The vendor priced the frame at $4, so the man paid $4 […]

The Answer that Changes Everything

Download Life Guide “Will you marry me?” What major will you choose in college?” “Will you accept the job offer?” “Are you willing to relocate?” “Should we have more kids?” “Should we take Dad off life support?” We’d call those “all-important” questions, right? All-important, because those questions could drastically change your life. But when you […]

God’s Message for Wheat among Weeds

Download Life Guide It was a valid question, as they looked around and saw results much different than they expected. As the servants stood before a sea of wheat, slowly shaking their heads in disbelief that the field was suddenly overgrown with weeds, they couldn’t help but ask their master, “Sir, didn’t you sow good […]

An Intervention of Love

Download Life Guide I recently attended a workshop by MLC Professor Mark Paustian called “Communicating Christ in the 21st Century.” One of Prof. Paustian’s phrases stuck with me. “Our current cultural narrative strives to reach a point where no one is condemned for who they are or what they do.” Basically, society wants to establish […]

Pentecost Empowers Your Purpose

Download Life Guide You were just hired to work in a carpentry shop. Your first day on the job, your boss assigns you the task of making a beautiful cabinet. Excited for your first project, you grab the necessary lumber, and ask your boss where he keeps the tools. He responds, “Oh…yeah, sorry! We don’t […]