Sermons by Josh Imboden

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Transform – Upper Room

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When Peter, James, and John go up on the mountain with Jesus, they are witness to the transfiguration of Jesus and the appearance of Moses and Elijah.  They are caught up in the miracle happening around them, and Peter, who can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble, blurts out an offer to make tents […]

Christmas Eve: The Story of the Manger (5pm) – Sanctuary

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As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus, are we telling people about the love of Jesus, or are we holding it tightly to ourselves? Remember, Jesus is a gift that we are meant to share with others.  We are told to ‘Go, tell it on the mountain’ to everyone around. Based […]

Thanksgiving: Upper Room

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What are the results of Thankfulness?  Josh shared with us that thankfulness refocuses our perspective, it softens and refreshes our hearts, and it reminds us of God’s goodness.  It’s especially good because God gives us free gifts (his Great love, for one…), God gives us His unconditional love, and He gives us eternal life!  So […]

Upper Room: Recap of Summer Youth Trips

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This Sunday, we heard from many of the youth who attended the summer mission trip to Detroit and and the summer camp trip to Hume, New England.    Josh shared some of what went on on these trips, but the majority of the story was shared by Grant Marmaduke (Hume trip) and Kelsey Taylor (Detroit […]

The Baton – Baccalaureate Sunday: Upper Room

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As Josh addressed the 2016 graduates and their families and friends, he pointed out that the next step in their lives as Christians and as adults was like that of the runners in a relay race.  We are charged, in the readings from 2 Timothy, to accept the baton from our teachers and mentors, to […]

The Baton – Baccalaureate Sunday: Sanctuary

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As Josh addressed the 2016 graduates and their families and friends, he pointed out that the next step in their lives as Christians and as adults was like that of the runners in a relay race.  We are charged, in the readings from 2 Timothy, to accept the baton from our teachers and mentors, to […]

Loving Jesus – Upper Room

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What is the secret of life? Josh Imboden discusses  how the answer to this is found throughout the Bible. And that is, learning to trust and believe in God. This isn’t easy, unfortunately.  In fact, as often as we see stories of people being challenged, we see that they often fail to trust and believe. […]

Cardiology: Pursuing Love

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 Josh Imboden explored Luke 7:1-11 as he talked about ‘Pursuing Love.’ It’s the story of Jesus meeting the mother who was walking beside her deceased son. Jesus stopped in front of the funeral procession and gave her a true miracle – he returned her son to her.  There’s hope in this story – Jesus stood […]

I AM Sending You

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Josh Imboden, our Youth Director, wraps up the Upper Room Lenten Sermon series on John’s gospel with the directive of Jesus to his disciples – “I AM Sending You.”  But Christ wasn’t just talking to his disciples…  It was also his directive to us, his followers through the years since his death.  He is also […]

Broken Reflection of God – Upper Room

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Today we used a combination of Mad Libs and a mirror to understand God’s message of love and forgiveness.  Imagine trying to see God, but something is standing between us and him, blocking our vision.  The thing that blocks us is our sin!  Our youth director, Josh Imboden, used a mirror to demonstrate this concept. […]