After God calls us out of hiding what do we do? This week in our Lent series “Becoming More Aware” Pastor Bill unpacks the idea that like Abraham, and Nicodemus God calls us move from the familiar. Be blessed as you listen.
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Becoming More Aware
What if Lent is not about repenting for the bad we do, but for the way we mishandle what is good? For the first Sunday in Lent, Pastor Bill shares our focus for the season in the sermon: “Becoming More Aware”.
This Sunday Pastor Bill preached a message about Law and Judgment only being life giving if they meet in the Person of Jesus Christ. If you feel judged or struggle with judging, this message is for you. Be blessed as you listen.
Value-ABLE – part 3
Do you feel like you are always getting it right, or getting it wrong? This week in our Value-ABLE series Pastor Bill offers a third option…Jesus the reconciling life. He went on to say if we immerse ourselves in the church and a life of repentance Jesus stands in the place of us getting it...
Value-ABLE part 2
On Sunday Pastor Bill preached a strong message on the extremes of “Moralism” and “Relativism,” stating that, as the church, we have to live a life of intercession. This intercessory life hurts because we are torn between the two like Jesus on the cross. Please use this chart to help navigate the sermon as you...
Value-ABLE our new series for February has the goal of imaging the Father’s heart in our hearts and not merely having “Values”. This first message is a really an intro to the series making sure our values start from the right place. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Joy…Far as the Curse Is Found – Final week
Do you ever feel like your best isn’t good enough? Listen as Pastor Bill preaches how Christ’s light is contrary to our understanding, and how repentance is ultimate way to reflect that same light. Be blessed as you listen.
Surprising Joy…Far As the Curse Is Found…
What if Jesus’ path in life is showing us more than we ever imagined. For Baptism of the Lord Sunday Pastor Bill preaches Israel’s path as lived by Jesus Christ, the perfect Israel – the perfect human. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Joy…Far as the Curse is Found…
What if joy was meant for times when life feels like a curse, as well when life feels blessed? For the twelfth day of Christmas Pastor shared two areas emphasis for Salem this year. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
In the time after Christmas day Pastor Bill describes the feelings that our culture goes through. We can be prone to cling to surface security. Christ offers us the “depth of the manger”. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Advent – God with us – week 4
What if fear could be turned to faith? Listen as Pastor Bill contrasts Ahaz and Joseph for the final week of Advent.
Advent – God With Us – Week 3
What if is not our job to be the light but to carry the embers that will be the light.? For the third week of Advent Pastor Bill suggests that it may be our job to be the first lights of sunrise, introducing the full shining light that is Jesus. We hope you are blessed...
Advent – God With Us – week 2
What if hope doesn’t look like we think it does? For the second week of Advent Pastor Bill offers that Jesus is always showing up, and removes prey by changing the predator. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Advent – God With Us – Week 1
In today’s culture most of us struggle with waiting. For Advent week one Pastor Bill offers the solution to why we wait, what we wait for, and how we wait. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
The Essentials – Mystery
Did you ever think that mystery could be an essential part of our faith? Listen as Pastor Bill offers that all of our faith is encompassed in mystery and God’s gift to us to search it out is the church and it’s seasons. It’s our hope you are blessed as you listen.
The Essentials – Learning
How would you define learning in your journey of faith? In this weeks sermon Pastor Bill defines learning as being open to new things, and open to seeing old things in new ways. We hope you are encouraged as you listen to this weeks message in our series “The Essentials”.
The Essentials – Witnessing
Do you find it difficult to talk about God and witness to people about Jesus? In this sermon Pastor Bill offers a simple solution through the story of Zacchaeus. Be blessed as you listen.
The Essentials – Generostiy
Do you have a generous heart? Listen as Pastor Bill describes how God is always pouring into us and what our proper response should be. It’s our hope that you are blessed as you listen.
The Essentials – Devotional Life
What is our state of being when we enter our devotional life? Pastor Bill offers it may not be what we get out of our devotional time that is important. Be blessed as you listen.
Salem Tabernacle – Convergent, Christian, Community – part 3
What kind of church are we? For the final week in our latest series Pastor Bill highlights three broken communities in the old testament. He then shows how we should be a baptismal community that completely contrasts them. We hope you are blessed as you listen. Chart from Sunday
Salem Tabernacle – Convergent, Christian, Community – part 2
Have you ever been asked what makes you a Christian,? It seems like it should be an easy question to answer right?. In this message Pastor Bill restates the obvious in refreshingly un-obvious ways. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Salem Tabernacle – Convergent Christian Community – part 1
What kind of church do you go to? That seems like a question we all hear all the time. In our latest series Pastor is answering the question of who we are and where we are going. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Summer Nights – Let there be rest – Day 6
How much is enough? Do you find yourself searching for just one more good thing? Pastor Bill explains that there is hope available. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Summer Nights – Let There Be Rest – Day 5
Are you looking to have dominion in your life? In this message Pastor Bill contrasts two different paths to dominion and highlights the way Jesus chose. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Summer Nights – Let There Be Rest – Day 4
Are you weighted down by feeling like your life is only as good as your performance in it? In this message, Pastor Bill suggests we have been taking God’s burden on ourselves in unhealthy ways. Please listen and feel free in a God who acts for us and not just in response to us.
Summer Nights – Let There Be Rest – Day 3
Do you feel like life is impossible sometimes? This sermon teaches how the Spirit can open us to possibility in surprising ways.
Summer Nights – Let There Be Rest – Day 1
Do you find yourself stuck in a system? Listen as Pastor Bill describes how Jesus offers us a healthy rhythm. We hope you are encouraged and blessed as you listen.
Summer Nights – Let There Be Rest – Day 7
Does endless work make it feel like you will never be able to rest? Listen as Pastor Bill describes what God brings to our time to free us to rest. We hope you are encouraged as you listen. Graphic from Sermon
Summer Nights Are Almost Here – 3
In a culture of overwork and toxic rest, how do we move forward? Pastor Bill shares a personal experience and suggests that Jesus teaches us rest in the midst of chaos. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Summer Nights Are Almost Here – 2
Are you burnt out, and don’t know what to do about it? This week Pastor Bill contrasts Elijah, the Demoniac and Jesus. He offers that we often look for God in productivity and He often shows up in something unproductive. We hope you are blessed as you listen. Graphics from Sunday
Summer Nights – Are Almost Here
Have you ever had a day off and not felt rested after it was over? Listen as Pastor Bill sets up our next series “summer nights”. He offers that asking for wisdom can make us people that can celebrate the God we serve. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Have you ever felt like the chaos in your mind defines you? Listen as Pastor Bill Dandreano preaches “Summer Nights” and offers a fresh way to look at rest.
Jesus the Hopeful Life | the life that invites | week 4
On Mother’s Day the final message in our Jesus the Hopeful life series was taken from Psalm 23 and John 10. Pastor Bill discusses that we live in constant dissonance between what we know to be true and what we see. What fills that space is vital to the flourishing of our lives. Be blessed...
Jesus | The Hopeful Life week 3
For our third message in the series Jesus | The Hopeful Life, Pastor Bill shows us how Jesus invites our fears into the resurrection. Be blessed as you listen.
Jesus | The Hopeful Life week 2
Taken from John 20 Pastor Bill begins to describe life immediately after Easter. To our surprise, our doubts are invited into the resurrection with us!
Jesus the Hopeful Life – the life that invites
Happy Easter, this year Pastor Bill preached a sermon entitled “Jesus the hopeful life, the life that invites”. Pastor offers the idea that in the resurrection Jesus invites us into HIS moment where we encouter trust, emptiness, and possibility. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
This Is My Best
For Palm Sunday Pastor Bill Dandreano preached a sermon called “This Is My Best”. Our Palms this year will be become next years ashes for Ash Wednesday. This can signify how fleeting our praise can be. Pastor highlights seven signs we are living restless lives, and what Jesus’ love makes possible. This service was a...
Baptism – New Life in Old Storms
On Sunday Pastor Bill Dandreano preached “Baptism – New Life In Old Storms”. Pastor suggested that baptism helps us look at “old storms” differently. We hope you are encouraged and blessed as you listen.
Jesus the Enduring Life – The Life that is Available
This past Sunday’s sermon was the fourth message in our series: Jesus the Enduring Life. This weeks subtitle was “The Life that is Available. The text brought us to the story of the prodigal son. Pastor Bill contrasted the younger brother and the older brother, and offered that Jesus is the true and better younger...
Jesus The Enduring Life – The Life that Sees Potential
For the third Sunday in Lent Pastor Bill continued our series “Jesus the Enduring Life”. This week the subtitle was “The life that sees potential”. Taken from Isaiah 55 and Luke 13 Pastor asks the question: Are we quick to judge, or do we live lives that endure others? Jesus speaks to this. We hope...
Jesus the Enduring Life – The Life that Participates
Sometimes God’s promises don’t line up with what is currently happening. On the second Sunday in Lent Pastor Bill Dandreano continues our Lent series “Jesus The Enduring Life” This week Pastor Bill offers the possibility that the opposite of fear isn’t courage, but hope! Be blessed as you listen.
Jesus The Enduring Life – the life that rescues
Do you feel temptation in certain areas of your life? For the First Sunday in Lent we started a new series entitled Jesus the Enduring Life. Pastor Bill Dandreano spoke from Luke 4 where Jesus is tempted in the wilderness and offers the possibility that whenever we are enduring temptation we may be on a...
Human or Broken – part 5
Is the glory of God seen more on the mount of transfiguration or on the mount of disfiguration (calvary)? This week Pastor Bill concludes the “Human or Broken” series by discussing how the light at the top of the mountain must be used to shine into the darkness at the bottom. Be blessed as you...
Human or Broken part 4
In part 4 of our Human or Broken series Pastor Bill Dandreano preaches Luke 6 by connecting it to the story of Joseph and his brothers. In this challenging message Pastor submits the idea that when we feel stuck between the meta-narrative of the gospel hope and the micro-narrative of our personal moments, it may...
Human or Broken – part 3
In part 3 of our Human or Broken series Pastor Bill Dandreano preaches a famous and difficult passage from Luke 6. It is our hope that you are blessed as you listen.
Human or Broken – part 1
This week we started a new series: “Human or Broken”. In part one Pastor Bill Dandreano looked at the story in Luke 4 when Jesus returns to his home town of Nazareth. Pastor offers that the Nazarenes had appointed categories that they wanted to see the messiah in and Jesus came to disappoint those categories....
You’re Invited – Please R.S.V.P.
This week the title of Pastor Bill’s sermon was “You’re Invited – Please R.S.V.P.” Taken from John 2, Pastor describes questions we can ask ourselves from Jesus first miracle turning the water to wine. Please be blessed as you listen.
Time to Real-Eyes
What If We Actually Got Blessed
On Sunday Pastor concluded his “What if We…? ” series. This final message “What If We Actually Got Blessed” talks about what we should do when and if we get blessed. We hope you are encouraged as you listen.
What if we Actually Learned to Wait
On Sunday Pastor continued his three part series called “What if We…?” This second message “What If We Actually Learned to wait” talks about how waiting in itself is an encounter with God.
What if We Actually Let Go
On Sunday Pastor started a three part series called “What if We…?” The first message “What If We Actually Let Go” speaks to the act of sowing ourselves into the life of Christ through the church. Be blessed as you listen.
The Holy Spirit – Celebration Inside the Edges
This past Sunday we finished up our 3-part series on the Holy Spirit. This weeks message: “The Holy Spirit – Celebration Inside the Edges” comes on the heels of a major tragedy in our country. Listen as Pastor Bill shares his experience, and asks the question: how we can rightly celebrate with those who celebrate,...
The Holy Spirit – Honesty Inside the Edges – At the Point of Attack
On Sunday we continued in the theme of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Bill’s sermon “The Holy Spirit – Honesty inside the edges – at the point of attack” is meant to thrust us further into our need for the Holy Spirit. Pastor offers the idea that “at the point of attack” when we are struggling...
The Holy Spirit – Trust Inside the Edges
This weeks sermon, The Holy Spirit – trust inside the edges, is the start of what Pastor feels is going to be a theme moving forward for our church. Taken from the book of Job, Pastor Bill gives us some common symptoms of a lack of trust, and ways to create space for the Holy...
REST-less and DIS-eased
Sunday’s sermon title was REST-less and DIS-eased. Pastor asks the question why are we restless. Taken from Mark 9:38-50 and Numbers 11, Pastor suggests what we can do if we are restless and diseased. We hope your life is blessed and enriched as you listen.
Endurance – Life Inside the Edges – The Essence of the Edges – The Bride
For the start of the fall season we’ve been revisiting our church’s vision for the year: “Endurance – Life inside the Edges” In this message “The Essence of the Edges – the Bride, Pastor Bill preaches a new spin on Proverbs 31 and what it means for the church family and what it means to...
Endurance – Life Inside the Edges – The Essence of the Edges – Direction
This week Pastor Bill pressed further into the churches vision for the year. In this message “The Essence of the Edges – Direction” Pastor Bill preached on how our location is not as important as the direction we are headed ,and naming where we are can be incredibly helpful. We hope you are blessed as...
Endurance: Life Inside the Edges – The Essence of the Edges
On Sunday Pastor Bill revisited our churches vision for the year. “Endurance – Life Inside the Edges” is the idea that a life lived outside the edges or a life lived to the edges in regards to our time, emotions, or money may not be what God is calling us to.
Road Trip – Finding Jesus Everywhere – week 11
The final week in our Road Trip series we found Jesus taking over our service. We had an extended time of worship and prayer and soothing. Pastor Bill ended up praying his sermon. Please be blessed as you listen.
Road Trip – Finding Jesus Everywhere – week 9
This summer our series is called Road Trip: Finding Jesus Everywhere. The next stop is the story of creation. Pastor Bill Dandreano shares his search for Jesus in Genesis 1 and 2. It’s our hope that you are blessed as you listen.
Road Trip – Finding Jesus Everywhere – week 7
This summer our series is called Road Trip: Finding Jesus Everywhere. The next stop is the story of Jonah. Listen as Pastor Bill preaches about the storm, the great fish, and the plant that we’re sent to reorient Jonah.
Road Trip – Finding Jesus Everywhere – week 6
Our summer series “Road Trip: Finding Jesus Everywhere” continued on Sunday and took us to the sibling rivalry story of Cain and Abel. It’s our prayer you are blessed as you listen.
Road Trip – Finding Jesus Everywhere – week 5
Our summer series called “Road Trip: Finding Jesus Everywhere” continued on Sunday and took us to the story of David and Goliath. Be blessed as you listen.
Road Trip: Finding Jesus Everywhere – week 4
Our summer series called “Road Trip: Finding Jesus Everywhere” continued on Sunday with Pastor Bill Dandreano. Taken from Numbers 13-14 we hear about the spies who were sent to check out the promised land. Pastor contrasts the spies and Jesus in the wilderness. Be blessed as you listen.