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Sermons

Ambience | Advent 2017 | Week 2

This past Sunday was the second Sunday of Advent. We continued with week 2 of our series “Ambience”. Our special guest Bishop Ed Gungor spoke to us from Psalm 85. He focused on the vital importance of living well but not in harsh judgment of our neighbor. This, he taught, is accomplished in the verse, […]

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Ambience | Advent 2017 | week 1

This past Sunday was the first week of the Christian calendar and the first Sunday of Advent. We started our series Ambience with a special contemplative service. Taken from Isaiah 64, Pastor Bill preaches the possibilities Advent creates for us. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Healing Imagination – Part 3

This past week we finished our series entitled “Healing Imagination” Jacolyn Dandreano spoke to us about the significance of the Christian calendar and how the last Sunday in ordinary time is full of meaning. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Healing Imagination – Part 2

This past week Pastor Bill continued his series entitled “Healing Imagination” Taken from the famous parable of the talents, Pastor Bill describes how we can be protected from several scenarios that arise in this teaching of Jesus. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Healing Imagination – Part 1

This past week Pastor Bill started a 3-part series entitled “Healing Imagination” Taken from Joshua 24 and Matthew 25 Pastor describes how we need to see more of our present situations than our eyes will allow. Be blessed as you listen.    

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The Obstacle Course

This past week we were blessed to have Pastor Mark Aarstad with us. The title of his sermon was “The Obstacle Course – what we learn as we move into divine purpose.” Taken from the story in Joshua 3:7-17, listen as Pastor Mark preaches the many things we encounter and learn with our perceived obstacles. We […]

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Melancholy – part 3

This week Pastor Bill Dandreano concluded his series entitled “Melancholy”. In this final message Pastor describes what happens when temptation in the form of fear occurs during a season of melancholy. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Melancholy – part 2

This week Pastor Bill Dandreano continued his series entitled “Melancholy”. Pastor further explores how our suffering can be personal to us but not private. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Melancholy – part 1

This week Pastor Bill Dandreano started a three week series entitled “Melancholy”. Listen as he explores some common misconceptions the church has attatched to the feeling and how we can begin to value it as worship.    

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Unsatisfied

This week we were blessed to have Dr. Chris Green with us. Dr. Green spoke about Paul’s life from Philippians 3. He pointed out three transformations we must go through as Christians. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Triggers

Pastor Bill spoke about “Triggers.” Triggers are those moments in life where small interruptions and circumstances cause emotional overflow. First we need to be able to identify our “Triggers” and the false securities that feed them, and then we have to use the discipline of “Remembrance,” to bring emotional healing to our lives. Be blessed […]

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Back 4 the Future

On Sunday Pastor Bill preached a very special message for Salem Tabernacle. He discussed his plans for ordination into the Order of St. Anthony and the exciting and hopeful implications of that move for Salem Tabernacle. When we follow The Spirit and enter discipleship, amazing blessing comes our way. Be blessed as you listen.   […]

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Creating Space – part 4

  On Sunday Pastor Bill finished the “Creating Space” series on Christian hospitality. However, there was a move of The Spirit during the service and the sermon was prophetic regarding our limitations. We create space by not allowing our life limits to define our walk with God. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Creating Space – Part 3

On Sunday, Pastor Bill continued the “Creating Space” series on Christian Hospitality. The way we know that our hearts are open to God is in our doors being open to our neighbor.    

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Creating Space – part 2

“Creating Space” is a series regarding Christian hospitality. The general idea is that we need to make room in our heart FOR Christ and our neighbor and then open our doors TO Christ and our neighbor. Christian homes are open homes. Be blessed as you listen.    

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Creating Space – part 1

This past Sunday we began a four part series entitled, “Creating Space.” This is a series regarding Christian hospitality. The general idea is that we need to make room in our heart FOR Christ and our neighbor and then open our doors TO Christ and our neighbor. Christian homes are open homes. Be blessed as […]

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Daniel 11:32

Dr. Matthew Thomas is a missionary who has devoted his life to spreading the gospel in India. Taken from Daniel 11:32, Dr. Thomas encourages us to know God, be strong, and do great things. Be blessed as you listen.    

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…To Be Continued – part 5

Today Pastor Bill concluded his To Be Continued series, by discussing how we are called to be people of place, worship, obedience and presence. We are how God answers the prayer “Thy Kindgdom Come” Be blessed as you listen.        

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…To Be Continued – Part 4 – Reaping

On Sunday Pastor Bill spoke in the “…To be Continued” series about reaping as a way of bringing heavens future into the present. The nine fruits of The Spirit are prophetic future realities, grown in us, to give hope to the world. Eden still matters! Be blessed as you listen.  

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…To Be Continued – Part 3 – Waiting

Pastor Bill preached on the discipline of waiting. How we handle the unresolved seasons in life is vital. He discusses how prayer, specifically silence in prayer, opens are hearts to the Holy Spirit and strengthens us in waiting.    

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…To Be Continued – Part 2 – Sowing

This past Sunday we were still in our “…To be Continued” series. Pastor Bill spoke about how the Gospel is expressed in the act of sowing our hearts into Christ. We should not have frugal hearts but generous ones. Even if we sow in tears we will reap with shouts of joy.    

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…To Be Continued – Part 1

Pastor Bill preached his first message as Senior Pastor of Salem Tabernacle this past Sunday. He is continuing the vision of Salem Tabernacle which is “Life as God meant it to be,” but understands we need a mission to see this come to fruition. He discussed his expression of Salem’s Kingdom Advance mission (Gospel, Discipleship, […]

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Enter the Mystery

Many Christians have been told that things like water baptism and communion are merely symbols of what we feel in our hearts. What if there really was something to the “sacraments” of the Church? And even if there is, why should we care? Be encouraged and challenged as you listen to Pastor Mark’s sermon on […]

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Eat and Live

Many of us struggle to spend time in the Scriptures. Life is busy and the text can be hard to read. How do we move forward? In this message, Pastor encourages us to dive into world of the Bible in life-giving ways.      

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The Altar of Belief

On Father’s Day we were blessed to have our First Lady, Danielle Aarstad preach for us. She spoke to us about the transforming power of tension filled, “cross road” seasons. God does His best work in the liminal spaces. Listen here and be blessed.      

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Wisdom at the Brook

This past Sunday Bishop Phil spoke to us about being mobile, flexible and trusting of God. If we can’t move, it’s because we can’t trust. Listen prayerfully to this sermon and get ready for an adventurous life of trust and excitement.    

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Seeing Red

  This past weekend the Christian Church celebrated Pentecost. In his sermon “Seeing Red” Pastor Mark Aarstad invites us to not be uniformed about spiritual gifts, but to embrace the fullness and fire of the Spirit in our lives and communities

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The Demands of the Day

The time in between our tribulation and our joy, our sorrow and celebration, calls for unity. This is a unique moment in the history of our church and it may be a pivotal moment in your own life – either way, this message will encourage you.

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Dr. Randall Worley

This week one of our beloved overseers Dr. Randall Worley preached an encouraging message on losing our false sense of self to be introduced to our true self in the gospel. Please listen here.      

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The Face of A Mother

Assistant Pastor Bill preached on Mother’s Day. Pastor Bill spoke to us about how the church is the face of a mother. For those who are mothers and for those who are not, men included, we all need to be nurtured to become nurturing, expressing the scope of Christ’s love. Be blessed as you listen. […]

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Life After Easter – part 3

Here at Salem Tabernacle, we believe that there’s “Life After Easter,” that Christ’s resurrection has profound effects on our lives right now, in real time. In the end, we don’t live to or for ourselves. The bedrock of this new life in Jesus isn’t rules or even physicality, but..righteousness, peace, and joy. All of this […]

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Life After Easter – part 2

Here at Salem Tabernacle, we believe that there’s “Life After Easter,” that Christ’s resurrection has profound effects on our lives right now, in real time. In the end, we don’t live to or for ourselves. The bedrock of this new life in Jesus isn’t rules or even physicality, but..righteousness, peace, and joy. All of this […]

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Life After Easter – part 1

Here at Salem Tabernacle, we believe that there’s “Life After Easter,” that Christ’s resurrection has profound effects on our lives right now, in real time. In the end, we don’t live to or for ourselves. The bedrock of this new life in Jesus isn’t rules or even physicality, but..righteousness, peace, and joy. All of this […]

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Promised Poison | Easter 2017

The title of our Easter Sunday sermon was Promised Poison. Pastor wants us to see the ways in which God’s faithful love for creation and humanity is revealed in the resurrection. When we screw up, God does not abandon us! God does not move on! God makes promises that seem too good to be true. […]

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Lent 2017 – Week 6 – Palm Sunday

We are in week 6 of our journey through Lent. Palm Sunday is the beginning of holy week and we were pleased to welcome Pastor Bill Dandreano to preach to us from Matthew 21. Be blessed as you listen.      

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Lent 2017 – week 5

We are in week 5 of our journey through Lent. This weeks sermon “God Hates* Skeletons” is from Ezekiel 37. We “hate” our skeletons…our failures, our hopeless situations. Listen as Pastor raises the argument that God doesn’t hate skeletons – he raises them and puts them to work! Be blessed

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Lent 2017 – week 4

We are in week 4 of our journey through Lent. Pastor would  like the “lights to come on” in our heads as we consider our walk, our day-to-day lives as “light in the Lord.” Lent invites us to reflect…Do I think of my “conversion” as a radical relocation/transformation?  Am I living, thinking, choosing in ways […]

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Lent 2017 – week 3

We are in week 3 of our journey through Lent. Pastor’s text is John 4. The story of the women at the well, which is full of surprises for us. If we pay attention and enter into the world of that time. Pastor believes one of the reasons the Holy Spirit not only inspired John […]

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Lent 2017 – week 2

We are in week 2 of our journey through Lent.  Listen as Bishop Phil Aarstad preaches on John 3 the story of Nicodemus and Jesus.  Be blessed as you listen.      

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Lent 2017 – week 1

The Spirit of Lent – The human experience is a beautiful, complicated mess. We know deep joy, beauty, and love – we also know pain, brokenness, and powerlessness. As we begin our journey through lent, listen as Pastor preaches from the gospel lectionary text for today Matthew 4: 1 -11. Be blessed as you listen. […]

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