Sermons

You can follow the sermons as we move through the Bible. The continual challenge Pastor Mike faces as he prepares to preach is two-fold: First, he must accurately discern the original author’s message for his (or her) audience; Second, he must effectively apply it to the lives and situations of the Everett Family Church family. What follows are the humble attempts of Pastor Mike and some other trusted teachers to do this in a God-honoring way.

Ten Guidelines for Intimacy with God (Part 1)

Posted February 24th, 2015 in Sermons

Exodus_sqrThis sermon is called “Ten Guidelines for Intimacy with God” from the text Exodus 20:1-11. Pastor Mike speaks to the true intention of the Ten Commandments in fostering a place of deepening intimacy with God. Getting to know someone in the truest ways requires space – time, pace, place, and purpose to search and know one another’s heart. In these well known commandments we find the foundation to a passionate relationship with God.

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Maintaining mountaintop intimacy with God

Posted February 17th, 2015 in Sermons

Exodus_sqrPastor Mike moves into Exodus chapter 19 in this sermon, “Maintaining mountaintop intimacy with God.” Israel has left Egypt and God has led them in a less than direct route to the Promised Land of Canaan. He has brought them to this place called Horeb – a very sacred place in the history of the Jewish people. The following chapter is the delivering of the Ten Commandments. So what happens just before this momentous event? And what is significant about God’s appearance over Mount Sinai. It has everything to do with God’s desire to be with his people.

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Help for a tired leader

Posted February 7th, 2015 in Sermons

Exodus_sqrThis is Pastor Mike’s sermon from Exodus 18:1-27 when Moses’ father-in-law visits. The testimony of God’s faithfulness is a powerful thing in Jethro’s life. Then God uses Jethro to sustain Moses and bless the whole nation of Israel.

Some questions for further thought – What is an event in our life that declares God’s glory? What is god saying to us in our current (workload, health, time, money) crisis?

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One Bloody Night – The Passover Exodus

Posted December 14th, 2014 in Sermons

Exodus_sqrPastor Mike speaks on the monumental salvation event for the Israelites in the Old Testament and why this is the defining moment of Christians today. If there is any doubt about what God’s salvation means for today it is pictured in vivid detail in Exodus chapter 12. In remembering this event God’s people were instructed on how to teach their children and future generations of God’s salvation through the feast of unleavened bread. While they may appear to be ancient ceremonies of a bygone era we see they relate directly to our lives in Christ today.

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Darkness and death of the firstborn

Posted December 9th, 2014 in Sermons

Exodus_sqrPaul Edwards shares a teaching from Exodus 10:21-11:10 on the ninth and tenth plagues against Pharaoh.

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