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.
Author: Pastor Bill Dandreano (Pastor Bill Dandreano)
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.
What if fear could be turned to faith? Listen as Pastor Bill contrasts Ahaz and Joseph for the final week of Advent.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you feel like life is impossible sometimes? This sermon teaches how the Spirit can open us to possibility in surprising ways.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...