Why Seek Ye the Living Among the Dead?

Texts: Luke 24:5-6
Speaker: Elv Graber
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The resurrection of Jesus is not just a historical fact, but one that impacts how we live day by day. Drawing parallels from the Jesus’ disciples, Elv encourages us to reflect on our own attitudes, actions, and thinking: Are we living in the crucifixion or in the resurrection?


Memorial Service for Jake Coblentz

In April, a dear member of our fellowship passed away. Since many of us were unable to attend the funeral in Phoenix, we were blessed to have a special service remembering his life this week. Along with the morning’s sermon (which you can find here), there was sharing from friends and family.

Christina – Jake’s daughter – along with her husband, John, shared from the last days with Jake. Right click this link and save file, or listen below:

At the close of this sharing, we shared a video from the funeral. It features a song written and sung by Jake’s grandchildren. Watch below:

LaMar Troyer shared an afternoon message on God’s design for funerals, along with some practical counsel on walking well with each other in times of grief. Right click this link and save file, or listen below:

Many shared testimonies throughout the morning and afternoon services. Here are a couple memories from friends. Right click this link and save file, or listen below:

Choose Life

Texts: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Speaker: Lewi Graber
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This week, we remembered the life of Jake Coblentz, in his recent passing. Lewi shared recollections of his friendship with Jake. Echoing Moses’ challenge to Israel, he invites us to all choose life.

Special: How we got the Bible

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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In our men’s Sunday School class, Dru is sharing about questions on Bibles and Bible translations. Before we can talk about how God’s Word is translated into English, we must ask what is being translated.

The audio is a bit uneven, and the presentation rough, but you’re welcome to listen!

Below, his PowerPoint for the class.

Bible Translations – the text itself


Living a Satisfied Life

Texts: Topical
Speaker: Conroy Loewen
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What makes you happy? What truly satisfies you? Drawing from examples of Jesus as our Shepherd, Conroy challenges us to take of what He has to offer, rather than the temporary pleasures of this world.

From Darkness to Light

Texts: 1 John 1; John 3:19-21; etc
Speaker: Larry Graber
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Darkness and light. These two opposites appear throughout Scripture, and Larry Graber provides some sobering warnings for those who choose darkness rather than light. Allowing the light to reveal who we are is life-changing, and he issues a clear call for us to open ourselves to his convicting and comforting light.

Here’s the PowerPoint from Larry’s message:

From Darkness to Light – Larry Graber



Do Not Deprive Each Other

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; 13:4-7
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Is it possible to be too holy – to overreact to immorality? In Corinth, some Christians were so concerned about the sin around them, they lost sight of God’s good design for marriage. Dru looks at what Paul has to say and suggests some principles for marital intimacy.

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