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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
At times we’re stressed, anxious, worried and fearful because we don’t understand what it means to walk in freedom. Listen as Elder George Demetros preaches “Free to Love” and sheds light on what Jesus has to say about how we are free. Be blessed as you listen.
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.
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.
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.
This week we a had a special sermon for Christ the King Sunday. Dr. Chris Green is one of Pastor Bill’s mentors and managed to preach the whole book of Revelation in one message. 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.
Dale Van Steenis is long time friend and overseer of Salem Tabernacle. He ministers all over the world through outreach. This past Sunday he shared some of his experiences and preached about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We hope you are blessed as you listen.
Are you satisfied? It’s a difficult question. Listen as Elder Paul Hansen preaches the story of the prodigal son. He describes the casualties of discontent, and weapons that are available to defeat it. 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
This week we had the pleasure of welcoming Bishop Quintin Moore to preach here at Salem. Bishop Q is the presiding bishop of the C.E.E.C. and the Pastor of Father’s House Church in Hutchison, Kansas. He preached an amazing message, with a large portion of it being a visual illustration. The podcast has periods of...
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.
On August 11th Pastor Bill and Jacolyn were away. We were pleased to welcome, long time Salem member and Elder, Ron Greene to the pulpit. Be blessed as he shares what God laid on his heart.
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.
For our church’s 68th Anniversary we welcomed Phil and Linda Aarstad who pastored Salem for over 35 years. God has been so faithful to us by giving us a rich history. Be 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.