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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



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



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



Christmas Revolution

 

December 2019

 

Let’s set an appropriate tone but to make room for Jesus  this Christmas.  In fact, let’s make Him the primary focus of our celebration by declaring a Christmas revolution.  There is plenty of room for all the fun and festivities that this season can bring, but let’s take our holy day back.  There is something special happening this time of year and with great effort we can focus our attention and celebrate Jesus.

 

Love One Another- 12/01/2019

John 13:34-35

Taking Back the Christmas Story- 12/08/2019

John 1:1-5,14

The Real Christmas Story- 12/15/2019

Philippians 2:5-11

The Destiny of Man- 12/22/2019

I John 4:7-12



ThanksLiving

 

November  2019

No doubt we recognize it is appropriate for us to be thankful when blessings come our way?  But is it possible to be thankful when things do not turn out as planned?  What does it mean to be truly thankful?  How important is it for us to offer our thanksgiving?

 

ThanksLiving- 11/24/2019

Ephesians 5:14-20



You, Me, We

 

October - November 2019

 

We want our relationships with each other (especially marriages) as enriching as possible. But a common challenge we all face is a mutual lack of understanding about how each of us views and processes the world around us. Join us as we take an honest look at marriage and relationships and discover how the gospel of Jesus Christ can set us free to experience a piece of Heaven right here on Earth.


Do You Know the Lord?- 10/27/2019

John 4:6-30

True Sexual Freedom- 11/10/2019

I Corinthians 6:12-20

Marriage, it's Not About You- 11/03/2019

Ephesians 5:21-33

The Relationship Plan - 11/17/2019

Mark 1:21-38



Serve Like Elisha


August- October 2019


Long before Elisha became a hero of faith, he was stuck in the repetitive moments of the ordinary.  But he reached for something more and God granted it to him; it  changed his life and his generation in the process.  His story has the potential to change us today as well. Join us as we learn about Elisha.

 

Burn the Plow- 08/25/2019

I Kings 19:19-21

Dig a Ditch- 09/08/2019

II Kings 2:1-14, 3:16-18

Use What You Have- 09/15/2019

II Kings 4:1-7

Embrace the Life You've been Given- 09/22/2019

II Kings 4:8-37

Declare Your Story- 09/29/2019

II Kings 5:1-15

Take Up What Yov've Lost- 10/06/2019

II Kings 6:1-7

Trust in the Lord- 10/13/2019

II Kings 6:8-17



Shaped Like Elijah


July-August 2019


An angry king. Devastating drought. Epic opposition. And one man who overcomes it all. When the world around us is spinning out of control, where do we turn? Join us as we learn from Elijah.

 

Fearless- 07/28/2019

I Kings 17:1-24

Focused- 08/04/2019

I Kings 18:1-40

Fit- 08/11/2019

I Kings 18:41-46

Faithful- 08/18/2019

I Kings 19:1-19



Decisions


June-July 2019


Many see education as a program of schooling that we achieve or an institution that we attend.  But it is far more than that.  Education is a process that does not just prepare us for life; it extends us the opportunities in life.  With that said, when we stand at the crossroads of opportunity to make our decisions, which voice do we listen too? 

 

You Decide- 06/02/2019

I Peter 3:8-18

Dr. Dan Dewitt- 06/09/2019

 

Be Where Your Feet Are- 06/16/2019

Joshua 1:1-19

Dr. Dan Dewitt- 06/23/2019

 

This God is our God- 06/30/2019

II Chronicles 6,7

Dr. Mark Milioni- 07/07/2019

 

Kingdom Come- 07/14/2019

Acts 17:22-34

When Truth Speaks- 07/21/2019

Luke 14:25-34



Famous Last Words

 

April - May 2019

 

These are the Lord’s final moments before Jesus dies.  I am sure there are plenty of things the Sovereign King could have said.  Yet, these are His final words.  With all that He is experiencing and all that He could say or do, Jesus offered up these final words.  What must we learn from this?


Father Forgive Them- 04/14/2019

Luke 23:33-38

Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise 04/14/2019

Luke 23:32-33, 39-42

My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me - 04/28/2019

Matthew 27:35-46

I Thirst - 05/05/2019

John 19:28-29

Woman Behold Your Son - 05/12/2019

John 19:25-27

It is Finished - 05/19/2019

John 19:28-30

Father, Into Your Hands I Commend My Spirit - 05/26/2019

Luke 223:45-46



7 Words that Change Life

 

February - April 2019

 

Sometimes the simplest words can have the most profound impact on our lives.  Words have power and even simple words can change the trajectory of your life.  When we use these small words, God is doing big things in our life.  

 

Yes- 02/24/2019

II Corinthians 1:18-20

Thanks- 03/10/2019

I Thessalonians 5:14-18

Enough- 03/24/2019

Psalm 23

Wow- 04/07/2019

Psalm 8

No - 03/03/2019

Romans 1:16-32

Help- 03/17/2019

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Sorry- 03/31/2019

Psalm 51



The Greatest Showman

 

January- February 2019

 

Never before in human history have so many, with so much, been so miserable. Posing, posturing and pretending like great showman on the outside while empty on the inside. Discover a better way

 

Everything is Awesome, But Nobody is Happy- 01/06/2019

Philippians 1:3-27

Ain' t No Business Like Showbusiness - 02/03/2019

Philippians 3:1-14

The Showstopper- 02/17/2019

Philippians 4:1-9

The Show Must Go On- 01/27/2019

Philippians 2:1-11

Lights, Camera, Action- 02/10/2019

Philippians 3:15-21



The Light Has Come


November - December  2018


Christmas is filled with lights.  But Jesus is the true light, the original light from which all light has its source.  In John’s Gospel, you find a conflict between light (which represents God, His goodness, and eternal life) and darkness (which represents Satan, sinfulness, and eternal death).  However, it is Jesus who shines in great brilliance, full strength and power and is the perfect expression of all God wants man to be.  He is the Light that give us life.  Do you really want to have a merry Christmas?  Let’s make it about Jesus, the one who gives life.

 

Jesus the Light of the World- 11/25/2018

John 1:3-5

The Complete Cure- 12/02/2018

John 5:1-15

The Mighty Miracle - 12/09/2018

John 6:1-11

Celebrate Jesus - 12/23/2018

Luke 2:1-14

God with Us - 12/16/2018

John 6:15-21

Life Happens With Jesus - 12/30/2018

John 10:1-10



The Blessed Life

 

November  2018

 

As we begin to count our blessings during this holiday season, recognize that God wants to bless us with some things that we may not have ever considered as blessings before.  

 

Blessed with a Need- 11/11/2018

Ephesians 2:12-22



This is Us

 

September - October  2018

 

Since the beginning of the movement we call church, there has been a faithful remnant.  There has always been a group of people who understands that the movement of Jesus Christ, must move.  That is to say that there has always been a group of mission minded Christ followers who gather in Jesus name only to make much of Jesus.  With their whole heart they strive to tell the whole world that Jesus saves.

 

The Church - 09/09/2018

Matthew 16:13-18

Servolution with Missionary Lance Gotcher

09/23/2018

Obedient to the Father - John 4:31-38

10/07/2018

They Could Have Said - Missionary Gary Phillips

10/21/2018

World Changers - Acts 13:1-12

10/21/2018

A Praying People - 09/16/2018

Acts 4:12-31

True Worshipers  09/30/2018

John 4:23-24

Living in Grace and Truth - Acts 15:1-21

10/14/2018

Believing is Seeing- Missianary Jason Harmeyer

10/28/2018


Fake News- The Bible Doesn't Say That

 

July - August  2018

 

Fake news has taken American culture by storm especially in the political arena where these stories are extremely toxic and polarizing.   Obviously, there are certain stories we can quickly identify as being fake written to get a reaction.  However, there are other fake news feeds that are not so easily understood as being counterfeit.  In this series there are familiar headlines many believe to be biblical principles and spiritual truths when in fact the Bible does not say that. 

 

God Helps those Who Help Themselves - 07/29/2018

Romans 5:8-11

God Just Wants Us To Be Happy- 08/12/2018

James 4:1-10

You Can Believe Anything As Long As You're Sincere- 09/02/2018

I John 1:1-4

God Will Not Give You More Than You Can Handle - 08/05/18 

I Corinthians 1:3-8

To Thine on Self Be True - 08/19/2018

Matthew 6:19-24, 33



Chasing Life Found in Christ

 

June - July 2018

 

When militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) moved into northern Iraq, they begin identifying Christian-owned property.  Families would find the Arabic letter “nun” (noon) or letter “n” painted on their homes, churches and businesses.  The single letter conveyed the powerful accusation that occupants and owners were “Nazarenes”; they were people who followed Jesus of Nazareth rather than Islam.  They were Christians.

That provokes a question, “R-U-N ?”  Is there enough evidence in your life to label yourself a Christian?  “R-U-N ?”  What does being labeled “n” in our context look like?  “R-U-N ?”  Why would anyone put their life on the line like that anyway? 

Don’t run from God, but run to Him chasing life in Christ


Chasing Life Found in Christ - 06/03/18

Colossians 1:1-22

Christ is Enough 06/17/18

Colossians 2:1-10

Doug Rife - 07/01/18

Special Guest

Ben Hays 07/15/18

Camp Report

Christ in You - 06/10/18

Colossians 1:21-28

Jeff Kenworthy 06/24/18

Colossians 2:10

New Life in Christ - 07/08/18

Colossians 3:1-17

Functioning in Christ 07/15/18

Colossians 3:14-17



Memorial Day Weekend

 

May 2018

 

Pastor Ben Hays presents a relevant message from the book of Philippians. 

 

 

Pastor Ben Hays - 05/27/18

Philippians 4



Catalyst 

Be the Difference

 

April 2018 - May 2018

 

The church has been delivered from serving the flesh and has been raised up as the children of God to walk in victory. But how many times have you served God for a while and then turned your back on Him to do evil in His sight? How many times have you come to your senses, repented and cried out for deliverance from the bondage of sin? How many times has God restored you to a life of blessing just for you to repeat the same bitter cycle?


The flesh reigns when God’s people choose to do evil in the sight of the Lord. The flesh reigns when God’s people choose to sin. Doesn’t that frustrate you? Don’t you want to live in victory? Don’t you want to defeat the enemy? Don’t you want to triumph over the sin of the flesh?  The Gospel is the catalyst needed for you to be the difference.


Ehud: The Lefthanded Judge - 04/15/18

Judges 3:12-30


Jephthah's Promise - 04/29/18

Judges 11:1-40

 

Jochebed - A Faithful Mother - 05/18/18

Exodus 2:1-10

Deborah, Barak and Jael - 04/22/18

Judges 4:1-24

 

Samson - The Strong Man - 05/06/18

Judges 13 - 16

 

Ordinary Doing Extraordinary - 05/20/18

Judges 3:9-11, 31



What in the World

 

March 2018 - April 2018

 

"What in the world, what is with all this Jesus stuff?"  How many times has someone you have known express that kind of sentiment.  So how does one make that journey from being a skeptic, a cynic or someone that just doesn’t understand what faith in Christ is all about to one who not only recognizes the value of what we do but fully embraces what we do and become a part of God's family?  How does one make the transition from looking curiously from outside the church to celebrating authentically inside the church?  What is in the world makes the difference?  It's all about the gospel; for God so loved!


Missionary Andrew Even - 03/11/18

II Corinthians 5

 

Turn Life Around - 03/25/18

John 2:1-11

 

You Must be Born Again -04/08/18

John 3:1-18

Know, Love, Follow - 03/18/18

John 1:1-14

 

Jesus is Alive - 04/01/18

John 20:1-21



Life in the Wild

 

February 2018 - March 2018

 

Living in our broken world can be hard.  Instead of the perfection of Eden, our world is wild and full of struggle.  But because of Christ, life can also be joyful and full of hope!  Walking through Genesis 3, Dan DeWitt shows us how we can look at this world realistically but without despairing, as we wait for God to keep his wonderful promise to bring us out of the wild and into his perfect creation.  The opening sermon is presented by Dan DeWitt who was celebrating his new book release with our ministry.  The following messages will expound the early chapters of Genesis and build upon those themes as we seek to navigate our life in the wild holding on to the hope of the Gospel of Christ.

 

Dr. Dan DeWitt - 02/04/18

Genesis 3


I Do Means I Will -  02/18/18

Genesis 2:18-25

 

Right Road in a Wrong World - 03/04/18

Genesis 4:1-5

God of Second Chances - 02/11/18

Genesis 2

 

Jesus, the Answer to Evil - 02/25/18

Genesis 3:1-15



Hello, I'm New


January 2018


Regardless of the embarrassment we may suffer or the awkward moments we endure, if we are going to have new life, then we must return to God.  True repentance is an authentic pursuit to do what is right in the eyes of God as we humble ourselves before Him even if it requires humbling ourselves before man also.

 

Return to the Lord - 01/07/18

Zechariah 1:1-6


Made New - 01/21/18

Zechariah 3:1-10

Discover the True New You - 01/14/18

Zechariah 2:6-9

 

Man in the Mirror - )1/28/18

Zechariah 6:9-15


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