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We believe that God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from God. Salvation comes only through God’s grace-not human effort-and must be received personally by repentance and faith.


Current Sermon Series

Pastor Rob Rosenbalm



Christmas

 

November - December 2022

 

Sometimes life’s stuff gets to us and we fail remember what our living is all about and why Jesus came in the first place.  So with that said, during our Christmas celebration let’s rediscover the hope behind why Jesus came. 

 

Jesus Came to Redeem Us  - 11/27/2022

Titus 2:11-14



Anthem

 

September - November 2022

 

The Psalms are not just the songs of the Jews. The Psalms are the songs of the redeemed. That means in every experience no matter how deep the pain, how great the frustration, or how exhilarating the joy, there is a Psalm that deeply resonates and communicates our personal story.  My Anthem- my song!

 

Blessed is the man  - 09/11/2022

Psalm 1

The Lord is my Shepherd  - 09/18/2022

Psalm 23

Who is this King of Glory?  - 09/25/2022

Psalm 24

Lord, who will abide?  - 10/02/2022

Psalm 15

O Lord, Do I Lift Up My Soul  - 10/09/2022

Psalm 25

Rejoice in the Lord  - 10/16/2022

Psalm 33

Taste and See, the Lord is Good  - 10/23/2022

Psalm 34

Have Mercy Upon Me  - 10/30/2022

Psalm 51

Let the Nations Be Glad  - 11/06/2022

Psalm 67

Thy Lovingkindness is Better than Life  - 11/20/2022

Psalm 63:1-4



Hot Topic

 

August  2022

 

Sometimes our expectations collide with our Lord’s intentions and we just don’t understand why Jesus doesn’t come through like we think He should. This series we ask questions we have but are afraid to ask.

 

If God is Good, Why is there Evil?  - 08/07/2022

Psalm 73

Why Didn't God Answer My Prayer?  - 08/14/2022

John 14:13-14

Why Does God Send People to Hell?  - 08/21/2022

Luke 16:19-28

Why Can't I Change?  - 08/28/2022

Romans 7:15-25



Signs

 

June - July 2022

 

We believe in a miracle making God and therefore we believe in miracles! In fact, believing in miracles is at the heart of authentic Christian faith. They are intended to bring the glory and love of God into bold belief. For this reason, John sets out to persuade his readers to believe in Jesus by telling seven stories about Jesus' work which serve as "signs" to help us fully know and believe Jesus.

 

Water Into Wine  - 06/05/2022

John 2:1-11

Healing the Nobleman's Son  - 06/12/2022

John 4:43-54

Healing at the Pool  - 06/19/2022

John 5:1-14

Feeding the Thousands  - 06/26/2022

John 6:1-14

Walking on the Water  - 07/03/2022

John 6:15-21

Healing the Blind Man  - 07/10/2022

John 9:1-7, 25

Raising Lazarus from the Dead  - 07/31/2022

John 11:1-44



Detours

 

April 2022 - May 2022

 

What if the detours of life were intended by God to be a invitation and not an inconvenience, how would that change things? Although most detours are difficult and seem as though life is getting worse, they are really part of God’s design to prepare you for your future. So let's learn how to detour well.

 

Inconvenience or Invitation  - 04/24/2022

Genesis 37:3-24

Embracing Your Detour  - 05/01/2022

Genesis 37:24-28, 39:1-21

Motherhood: A Beautiful Struggle  - 05/08/2022

Genesis 38:1-30

When Life is Hard  - 05/15/2022

Genesis 39:20-23

Winning While Losing  - 05/22/2022

Genesis 40:1-23

Forgivien People Forgive People  - 05/29/2022

Genesis 50:15-20



Greater

 

January 2022 - April 2022

 

How is it possible that Jesus Christ can transcend all cultures and circumstances and be relevant to all people in every nation?  How is it possible that we can travel corners of this nation and be able to effectively relate with those that have a completely different worldview?  We are so different, so how is it possible?  It is possible because God speaks to us all through His Son.  Take a journey through the book of Hebrews and discover for yourself that Jesus is better.

 

Jesus Speaks - 01/30/2022

Hebrews 1:1-2:3

We See Jesus - 02/06/2022

Hebrews 2:1-18

Believe in Jesus - 02/13/2022

Hebrews 3:1-19

Grace through Faith - 02/20/2022

Hebrews 4:1-16

A Word for All - 03/06/2022

Hebrews 5:11-6:12

Consider this Man Christ  - 03/13/2022

Hebrews 7:1-27

Sum of it All  - 03/20/2022

Hebrews 8.1-13

Truth in the Tabernacle  - 03/27/2022

Hebrews 9:1-12

Worship Jesus  - 04/03/2022

Hebrews 10:19-25

Live by Faith  - 04/10/2022

Hebrews 11:1-12:2

Jesus Never Changes  - 04/17/2022

Hebrews 13:8



Turn the Page

 

December 2021- January 2022

 

The Bible claims to be the Word of God, if it is not, nothing else really matters.  However, if it is God’s divine word to man, nothing else really matters.  So then, turn the page this New Year.  Read it all, breathe it in and live it out so that you can believe and have abundant life.

 

It Takes More than Me - 12/26/2021

II Peter 1:1-21

The Choice is Yours - 01/02/2022

Deuteronomy 30:9-15

Wisdom Thru the Word - 01/09/2022

I Corinthians 2:1-16

The Unbroken Voice of God - 01/16/2022

John 10:30-36

Believe in the Scriptures - 01/23/2022

Psalm 119: 169-176



All I Want for Christmas

 

November - December 2021

 

Sometimes, with all the commercialization, crazy chaos, and disruption we are not always looking forward to the holidays.  But we want to celebrate Christmas this year.  We need celebrate Christmas this year.   So come let us adore Him and get Christmas right, keep Christmas real and enjoy Christmas fully.   

 

No Condemnation - 11/28/2021

Romans 8:1

God is for Us - 12/05/2021

Romans 8:31

More than Conquerors - 12/12/2021

Romans 8:31-37

Nothing Can Separate From God's Love - 12/19/2021

Romans 8:38-39



Beyond Measure

 

November 2021

 

So many have limitless wealth at their disposal, and yet live like spiritual paupers.  So as we approach the holiday season, be encouraged to live outside the box (maybe even unlock the prison of our own making) and live a life beyond measure.  Where to begin?  It all starts with Jesus!

 

Living Outside the Box - 11/07/2021

Ephesians 1:3-14

One Day - 11/14/2021

Ephesians 2:19-22

The Gospel Cause - 11/21/2021

Ephesians 3:1-13



Lured

 

October 2021

 

The waters of life are filled with all kinds of temptations that are designed to lure you out and reel you in. Those things that tempt you to compromise your values and fail in faithfulness is not worth it. Don’t take the bait!

 

Don't Take the Bait - 10/17/2021

Hebrews 4:1-16

What if You haveTaken the Bait? - 10/31/2021

Hebrews 4:14-5:14



Life Hacks

 

September - October 2021

 

Maybe you have recently thought, "There has to be a better way. "  This practical teaching series shares this better path from the life of the prophet Daniel as he implements useful and creative helps in discovering a better way.

 

Living In Babylon - 09/05/2021

Daniel 1:1-21

Stand Upon the Rock - 09/12/2021

Daniel 2:1-49

Set Me On Fire - 09/19/2021

Daniel 3:1-30

Don't Get Stumped - 09/26/2021

Daniel 4:1-37

Number Your Days - 10/03/2021

Daniel 5:1-31

Live for the Glory of God - 10/10/2021

Daniel 6:1-28



Blank Slate

 

August 2021

 

We aren't perfect. We make mistakes, we mess up and break things.  We get hurt and then we hurt others. We sometimes end up feeling unlovable, broken and worthless.  Need a do over?  Well, God is the God of second chances.

 

Making Things New - 08/08/2021

II Corinthians 3:12-18, 5:17

The Gospel Change - 08/15/2021

II Corinthians 4:1-18, 5:17



Endless

 

July - August 2021

 

The pressure, problems and pain experienced in life may be relentless, but God's grace, love and eternity with Him is endless.

 

Endless Grace - 07/18/2021

John 21:1-17

Endless Eternity- 08/01/2021

Luke 16:19-31

Endless Love- 07/25/2021

John 3:16



Zacchaeus

 

July 2021

 

Pastor Tanner helps us discover the life pursuit of that wee little man!

 

Zacchaeus - 07/11/2021

Luke



One Another

 

May - July 2021

 

We were created to be in relationship. The New Testament contains numerous commandments that expound on the particulars of what life in Christian community ought to look like. After living more than a year insulated from others, let's rediscover the call toward biblical community.


Edify One Another - 05/02/2021

Romans 14: 1-19

Serve One Another - 05/16/2021

Romans 12:1-21

Love One Another - 05/23/2021

Romans 13:8-14

Walk Worthy with One Another - 05/30/2021

Ephesians 4:1-6

Grace and Gifts  - 06/06/2021

Ephesians 4:7-16

Pray then Do  - 06/13/2021

Ephesians 4:7-16

Be a Champion  - 06/20/2021

Ephesians 4:17-5:4

Love Life  - 06/27/2021

Ephesians 5:1-14

Be Effective  - 007/04/2021

Ephesians 5:15-21



I Love My Church


March - April 2021


There is a lot of crazy in our world today which typically leads us to focus on all that is wrong. Yet, the church is the most powerful transforming force in history and when the church gets it right, we are unstoppable.

 

The Church Gets Jesus Right- 03/14/2021

Colossians 1:13-17

The Church Gets the Bible Right- 03/21/2021

II Timothy 3:14-17

The Church Gets Sin Right- 03/28/2021

Romans 7:14-25

The Church Gets Salvation Right- 04/04/2021

Luke 23:20-42

The Church Gets Worship Right- 04/11/2021

Revelation 4:1-11

The Church Gets Missions Right- 04/18/2021

Guest Speaker Andrew Even

The Church Gets Ministry Right- 04/25/2021

Matthew 22:23-40



The Remnant

 

January and February 2021

 

After 10 months of fighting a pandemic, perhaps no message resonates better than the stories of a faithful remnant being renewed by God's goodness as His mercy endures forever. Join us for our New Year's teaching series, the Remnant. It is time to rise up and build again!

 

Return - 01/03/2021

Ezra 1-3

Renew - 01/10/2021

Ezra 7:1-10

Remember- 01/17/2021

Ezra 4:1-5:2

Respond- 01/24/2021

Ezra 8:21-23

Repent- 01/31/2021

Ezra 9 - 10

Lead- 02/07/2021

Nehemiah 1,2

Courage- 02/14/2021

Nehemiah 4,5,6

Repeat- 02/21/2021

Nehemiah 7, 8 , 9, 10

Resolve- 02/28/2021

Nehemiah 11, 12, 13



There is a King

 

December 2020

 

Isaiah saw Him coming, the One who would be God's answer for sinners like you and me. He saw Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor, He came with wisdom and purpose, with a perfect plan. Follow Him. As the Mighty God, He will accomplish all His purposes. The Devil threw everything he had at Jesus and couldn't thwart God's plans through Christ. Hide behind Him. As the Everlasting Father, He loves us endlessly. Enjoy being in His presence. And as the Prince of Peace, He reconciles us while we are still his enemies. Trust Him and welcome His rule.

 

Hope has a Name- 12/27/2020

Isaiah 9:6



Empowered

 

November 2020

 

We are living in crazy times that is taking life from us rather than us experiencing the best life has to offer.  When it comes to having power to perform and produce, many focus on their resource, but true empowerment comes from a single source.  In this series we will discover the source of real power which has been promised and extended to all those that believe. 

 

Promised Future- 11/08/2020

John 14:1-6

Promised Power- 11/22/2020

John 14:15-26

Promised Fruit- 11/29/2020

John 15:1-13



Sweet Dreams

 

October - November 2020

 

There are life-blocking stressors that poison our relationships, impugn our character, and impede our faith. These destructive forces gain strength from darkness. In this series we identify large overarching pressures that take away our peace of mind. So what are those things that keep us up at night?  Listen to find hope and help that will extend real peace.

 

Guilt- 10/04/2020

I John 1:8-9

Anger- 10/11/2020

Ephesians 4:31-32

Worry - 10/18/2020

Matthew 6:24-30

Brokenness - 10/25/2020

Romans 8:18-28

Division- 11/01/2020

John 17:1-23



Long Story Short

 

August - September 2020

 

The Bible is not just a book, but a library of 66 books written by 40 different authors over the course of about 1500 years in 3 different languages. Amazingly, one seamless story emerges—the story of a passionate God on relentless pursuit of those He loves.  Join us and learn the whole story!


Creation - 08/30/2020

Genesis 1:1-3

Chaos- 09/06/2020

Genesis 4:1-26

Covenant- 09/13/2020

Genesis 12:1-7

Christ- 09/20/2020

John 1:1-2

Church - 09/27/2020

Acts 2:1-47



Reclaiming My Identity


June - August 2020


We live in a broken world. Broken, not by God’s design, but by man’s sin. Brokenness seen in suffering, violence, poverty, pain and death all around us. It doesn’t take much for us to realize that we need something greater to fix this brokenness. The gospel is the remedy. Jesus came to rescue us from our brokenness and do for us what we can’t do for ourselves.

 

Reset Your Faith - 06/28/2020

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Reset Your Plans- 07/05/2020

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Reset Your Self-Image- 07/12/2020

Luke 18:9-14

Reset Your Relationships- 07/19/2020

Ephesians 2:8-22

Reset Your Purity- 07/26/2020

John 8:1-11

Reset Your Expectations- 08/02/2020

Mark 10:46-52

Reset Your Affections- 08/09/2020

Matthew 19:13-30

Reset Your Worship - 08/16/2020

Romans 12:1-2



Taking God At His Word

 

August 23, 2020

 

Dr. Dan Dewitt is an Associate Professor of Apologetics and Applied Theology at Cedarville University.  He is also the Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity.  In this message, Dr. Dewitt speaks of the more sure Word of God.  

 

Taking God at His Word - 08/23/2020

2 Peter 1:12-21



Father's Day

 

June 2020

 

Perhaps if there was a day that needed men to take the road less traveled and lead with integrity exemplifying in their example what it is to be courageous, today is that day.  If there were a time for men to step up and be counted not as casual Christians but as authentic Christ followers, now is that time.  If there was a moment of clarity that revealed true purpose and a clear path to follow, this is that moment. 

 

Be the Man - 06/21/2020

Mathew 27:11-26, John 13:1-5, 12-17



Love Where You Live


May - June 2020


The messaging throughout this pandemic has terrified some crippling them in fear and keeping them in lockstep with all safety guidelines believing it is careless to open society back up without a vaccine.  At the same time, the same messaging emboldened others to live as they normally would not allowing anyone or anything to infringe on their freedom believing it is careless to allow protected rights under the constitution to be taken.  And then there are others that are somewhere in between those reactions; people wanting to care for fellow man but refusing to allow this to continue 1 moment more than necessary.

 

As a result, the rhetoric is ratcheting up and the political winds are blowing once again; the polarization of our country continues.  But what should be the church’s response?  How are we going to navigate through all these complex decisions in the midst of such complicated emotions?  We have all been impacted, but we have been impacted differently.  How will you stay grounded and steer clear of making judgmental claims or callused comments regarding anyone that does not see things the way you do?  Short answer?  Love where you live.

 

Love Where You LIve - 05/17/2020

Philippians 4:1-5

Worry, Prayer, Peace - 05/24/2020

Philippians 4:6-7

Think on These Things - 05/31/2020

Philippians 4:7-8

Want What You Have - 06/07/2020

Philippians 4:10-13

My God Delivers - 06/14/2020

Philippians 4:19



Mother's Day

 

May 2020

 

Moms give and give with little or no appreciation or affirmation, that is why it is so important that we designate this day to reflect on motherhood, celebrate our moms and affirm one of the most significant roles in society.  With all its stumbling blocks, pitfalls and broken dreams, for all the soiled diapers, crayons on the wall and spoiled plans, being a mom is a beautiful thing; it’s a natural part of God’s creative plan to bring love and tender care to light.   Today we honor you!      

 

Mother's Day - 05/10/2020

Titus 2:1-5



Living Upside Down

 

February-May 2020

 

What if we are living life upside-down?  In other words, what if we are missing it?  What if we are getting it all wrong?  What if all the things that we are living for are the wrong things or (at least) not the right things?  Is it possible that we have missed what it is to be a faithful Christ follower?  The Sermon on the Mount is probably the best-known part of Jesus’ teaching, yet perhaps it is the most misunderstood and arguably the least obeyed.  However, this teaching is the nearest thing we have to a manifesto that Jesus ever uttered for it is His own description of what he wanted His followers to be and to do. 

 

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit- 02/02/2020

Matthew 5:1-12

Blessed are they that Mourn - 02/09/2020

Matthew 5:1-4

Blessed are the Meek- 02/16/2020

Matthew 5:1-5

Blessed are they that Hunger and Thrist- 02/23/2020

Matthew 5:1-6

Blessed are the Merciful - 03/01/2020

Matthew 5:1-7

Blessed are the Pure in Heart- 03/15/2020

Matthew 5:1-8

Blessed are the Peacemakers- 03/22/2020

Matthew 5:1-9

Blessed are the Persecuted, You are Salt- 03/29/2020

Matthew 5:10-13

You are Light- 04/05/2020

Matthew 5:14-16

Live Right- 04/19/2020

Matthew 5:17-20

Crazy Love- 04/26/2020

Matthew 5:38-48

Right Side Up- 05/03/2020

Matthew 6:1-4



All the Way

 

April 2020

 

This year our Easter celebration looked a little different.  With the threat of the Corona Virus looming and the appeal from the government to stay at home to help battle the spread, the church building was empty.  Butbe reminded, so is the Lord's tomb.  The symbol of of the Church has become the cross, an rightly so.  Without the shedding of blood there is no deliverance for sin.  But the strength of our faith resides in a resurrected Savior.  In like manner, the strength of a church is not measured by the attendance on a given Sunday, but rather as the body of Christ is scattered about how many are being the hands and feet of Jesus.   This Easter challenge is all about the provoking question our Lord asked after declaring that He was the Resurrection and the Life.  He asked, "Do you believe this?"   

 

All the Way - 04/12/2020

John 11:25-26



James

 

January 2020

 

James the brother of Christ, struggled to embrace Jesus as Messiah.  But after the resurrection, everything changed.  Now the persecuted church that is literally running for their life looks to James to lead them to a place of security and stability.  FWBC Worship Pastor, Tanner Rosenbalm, expounds on the first chapter of James in this 2 week mini-series simply entitled James.     

 

Count it Joy- 01/19/2020

James 1

Be Doers of the Word- 01/26/2020

James 1



Living with the End in Mind

 

December 2019 - January 2020

 

Life is full of endings. It’s natural to want to push past the "endings" as quickly as possible in an effort to minimize the discomfort and insecurity that our ending can bring. Typically, we want to move on to more positive feelings associated with new beginnings, but we must not fail to recognize that endings represent significant turning points in life, and although the end may include some pretty complicated emotions, we do not have to live in fear when the end draws near. Instead, as believers of Christ we must remember, the end is so good and so glorious that we should be living with the end in mind.

 

Jesus is Coming Again- 12/29/2019

Revelation 1:1-8

Heaven is for Real- 01/05/2020

Revelation 21:1-27

Til Jesus Comes- 01/12/2020

Revelation 22:6-21


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