Jul 29, 2022
Be Steadfast
This will be Pastor David’s farewell message. He shares one more time the simple Gospel message: become a disciple of Jesus! Then he returns to his favorite Bible verse to urge Forest Hills to remain steadfast in following God and living for Him. At the end of the service we’ll install Pastor Andrew as lead pastor and Pastor Cassi as associate. God is doing a new thing among us!
  • Jul 29, 2022Be Steadfast
    Jul 29, 2022
    Be Steadfast
    This will be Pastor David’s farewell message. He shares one more time the simple Gospel message: become a disciple of Jesus! Then he returns to his favorite Bible verse to urge Forest Hills to remain steadfast in following God and living for Him. At the end of the service we’ll install Pastor Andrew as lead pastor and Pastor Cassi as associate. God is doing a new thing among us!
  • Jul 8, 2022Abundant and Eternal Life
    Jul 8, 2022
    Abundant and Eternal Life
    In his second-to-last message at Forest Hills, Pastor David shares one more time a most crucial messages. He says, “There is no more important message I can bring. If you hear nothing else I have ever said, here this.” Be sure to come this Sunday to not miss this most essential of messages!
  • Jul 1, 2022John Wesley’s House of Salvation
    Jul 1, 2022
    John Wesley’s House of Salvation
    John Wesley is the founder of Methodism, and he explained biblical salvation as a house. This Sunday Pastor David urges us to enter this house and to choose to really live there. But that means living differently than out on the streets. It’s time to change where we live!
  • Jun 16, 2022The Covenant
    Jun 16, 2022
    The Covenant
    Pastor David continues his final series he believes are key biblical messages. This Sunday he takes us on a whirlwind journey through the entire Bible to see it’s core theme of Covenant. We are invited into a loving-relationship with God, and this is our most treasured possession!
  • Jun 10, 2022Holy Spiritians
    Jun 10, 2022
    Holy Spiritians
    In this count-down message series, Pastor David reviews key biblical teachings for living as disciples of Jesus. This Sunday we engage again how Christians are filled with the Holy Spirit, who transforms us from the inside out. This makes all the difference: making us different, and making us live differently. God calls us to be holy in heart and life.
  • Jun 2, 2022Shining in Darkness
    Jun 2, 2022
    Shining in Darkness
    This Sunday is a great day: it’s Holy Communion, it’s Graduation Sunday, and it’s Pentecost! We celebrate that God has given His Holy Spirit to live in us as His Light to shine in us and out through us! Pastor David will be using the object of a flashlight to help our graduates (and all of us) learn how God calls us to shine in the darkness!
  • May 27, 2022Live Ready
    May 27, 2022
    Live Ready
    Series: Rejected
    This Sunday we finish our “Rejected” series (and yes, we will have one last panel sharing) but also finish reading through Luke. We may have only made it half way through Luke, but Chapter 12 is a great place to stop, as Jesus is talking about the End Times. In order to be ready for His return, we must watch, take God seriously and remain faithful. This is perhaps the best application for us today to live as disciples of Jesus as Luke taught us!
  • May 20, 2022“Jesus Preaching”
    May 20, 2022
    “Jesus Preaching”
    Series: Rejected
    We listen as Jesus teaches us about right priorities, how we must live in the world, but to not become obsessed with it. He guides us that we can live centered, wholesome lives marked by inner peace when we place our primary focus on eternal life. We listen to Jesus, again with the help of a panel, listening for how we are to live today.
  • May 5, 2022Prayer in Practice
    May 5, 2022
    Prayer in Practice
    Series: Rejected
    Pastor David & Panel (Reese, Marilee, Sherry) Three mothers make up our message panel this week as we listen to Luke 11:1-18. The theme is Prayer in Practice, and after hearing Jesus teach us how to pray, we also hear how we are to live by prayer. Jesus also talks about spiritual warfare, but it all comes down to putting God’s word into practice. This Sunday we listen to the faithful wisdom of mothers for how to pray and follow Jesus better.
  • Apr 29, 2022Occupied by Serving
    Apr 29, 2022
    Occupied by Serving
    Series: Rejected
    Serving others in love is commanded by God, but sometimes we can do it just too well! We continue in our Rejected Series with Luke 10:25-42. Our guest panel members from the congregation are Duane Dittberner, George Mix and Lijuan You. They will be helping us wrestle with how to serve...and how NOT to serve!
  • Apr 24, 2022“Sent Out”
    Apr 24, 2022
    “Sent Out”
    Series: Rejected
    Luke 10:1-24 Pastor David & Panel (Tracy, Vicky and Gina)
    After Easter we begin a new series, "Rejected," as we see in Luke 10-12 that Jesus’ popularity is fading and He is starting to be cancelled by powerful people. His message becomes more difficult to receive as He is pointing out sin, calling people to put away selfishness and to embrace self sacrifice. We are trying out a new experiment: each Sunday during the message we are having a panel of three folks from the church give their insights and inspirations on the reading that week. Come and hear them share what the story of Jesus in Luke means for living as a faithful disciple today.
  • Apr 15, 2022The Easter Miracle
    Apr 15, 2022
    The Easter Miracle
    Series: Miracle
    The greatest miracle in human history was Jesus’ resurrection that first Easter. But celebrating that miracle is meaningless unless we make Jesus our risen Lord. This Sunday we proclaim the greatest miracle of our lives: Jesus is alive in us...and that changes everything!
  • Apr 8, 2022Following a Failure
    Apr 8, 2022
    Following a Failure
    Series: Miracle
    This Sunday we join the excited crowds who wave palm branches to welcome Jesus. But why are we waving palms for Jesus? Do we greet Him as He comes, or as the way we want? This Sunday we’ll discover that Jesus invites us to follow Him in sacrifice and self denial.
  • Apr 1, 2022Halfway Turn
    Apr 1, 2022
    Halfway Turn
    Series: Miracle
    In Luke 9 we come to the halfway point of Jesus’ earthly ministry, and something changes. Jesus becomes very focused on heading to Jerusalem. His teaching changes, too. Now He talks more about sacrifice and suffering. If we are to keep following Jesus, we need to decide to embrace self sacrifice like Jesus has. The road just got harder!
  • Mar 25, 2022Sharing the Bread
    Mar 25, 2022
    Sharing the Bread
    Series: Miracle
    This Sunday we finish the first half of Jesus’ earthly life in Luke and begin the second. Up until now Jesus has been wildly popular. But in Luke 9 Jesus talks about how He must suffer and die. Jesus then invites others to pick up their crosses and follow Him! As you can tell, it’s not going to be easy this Sunday. But it’s time to get real!
  • Mar 11, 2022Demons & Death
    Mar 11, 2022
    Demons & Death
    Series: Miracle
    The last half of Luke 8 is about Jesus facing demons and death. These are perhaps the scariest powers we face in this life. Jesus shows up, speaks life, and both are easily defeated. We face powers and death every day, in a thousand ways. But when we keep our trust in Jesus, we are restored and go in God’s peace. That’s the Gospel!
  • Mar 3, 2022Kingdom of God
    Mar 3, 2022
    Kingdom of God
    Series: Miracle
    In Luke Chapter 8 Jesus describes the Kingdom of God. Yet Jesus speaks in parables, and so we have to listen differently, deeply. When we do, we discover that we are transformed and made a part of God’s family. Jesus extends the invitation of God’s Kingdom to you!
  • Feb 25, 2022Power over Death
    Feb 25, 2022
    Power over Death
    Series: Miracle
    This Sunday we begin our new series: Miracle (Luke 7-9). Jesus is a wildly popular teacher and healer. But this Sunday, we are shocked when Jesus takes things to a whole new level! This Jesus is more than we thought! He is Himself God. And when we see Him extend His hand this Sunday, we are moved to truly become one of His!
  • Feb 18, 2022Jesus takes the Pulpit
    Feb 18, 2022
    Jesus takes the Pulpit
    Series: Son of Man

    Today we hear Jesus from the pulpit. Up until now we’ve been watching His actions. What we’ve seen makes us want to hear what He has to say. So this Sunday we listen to Jesus as Luke gives us His first sermon. But be warned: it’s not easy to hear, and it’s even hard to live!

  • Feb 4, 2022Unimaginable Things
    Feb 4, 2022
    Unimaginable Things
    Series: Son of Man
    Those legalistic Pharisees are always sparing Jesus, right? We encounter them for the first time in Luke here in chapter 5. But beware! As we hear Luke tell the stories, we discover that we are like the Pharisees! This Sunday we’ll receive Jesus’ invitation to let go of our old selfish ways and embrace His new transformation.