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   Our church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons (when technical issues allow us to). You can browse the selection below to keep up with the preaching ministry.  Lately we have started posting our morning services on live Facebook (10:30 CST).  Just click on the “watch” link below to be transferred to our Facebook page.  As always, you are more then welcomed to come and listen to our sermons live at 10:30 every Sunday morning.  The fellowship of worshiping together is no substitute for recorded sermons on an impersonal website.  We would love to see you live and in person.
  This year we are going to focus on the question: What’s in a Name?  Names tell us a bit about who we are and can in some ways define us.  This is especially true in the Bible.  We started this year off focusing on the Names of God in the Old Testament.  Each one looks at a different characteristic of God that applies to our relationship with him.  We are now looking at the Names of Christ from the New Testament.  So download and listen; share them on Facebook; enjoy them as they change your life.  We also have many of the sermons from previous series like What is my Gift for Christmas, Revelation: Back to the Future, The 7 Churches of Revelation, Our Blessed Hope, Hope of Heaven, Overflowing Hope, and many others uploaded for your listening enjoyment. 

May 21, 2023
Marvin Claassen does a great job focusing on forgiveness as seen in Joseph's life
  • May 21, 2023Joseph
    May 21, 2023
    Marvin Claassen does a great job focusing on forgiveness as seen in Joseph's life
  • May 14, 2023What’s In a Name: Mother’s Day Edition- Sarah
    May 14, 2023
    What’s In a Name: Mother’s Day Edition- Sarah
    We took a break this week from our names of Christ series to celebrate mothers and learned about what Sarah, our spiritual mother, teaches us about her name.
  • May 7, 2023Friend of Sinners
    May 7, 2023
    Friend of Sinners
    Friend of Sinners was intended by Jesus' critics as an insult.  But little did they know the reality of the situation.  And because Jesus is a friend of sinners, he gave us more than we could even imagine.
  • Apr 30, 2023Immanuel
    Apr 30, 2023
    Immanuel (also spelled Emmanuel) is not just a name that Jesus was given at his birth but one that can transform our lives everyday, not just at Christmas.  And it also key in our prayer life as well.  So listen to what this name of Christ means.
  • Apr 23, 2023Alpha and Omega
    Apr 23, 2023
    Alpha and Omega
    We started a new series this week looking at the various names of Christ in the Bible.  And you would be surprised how many names there are, I know I was.  But the first name we look at today means the first (and the last), Alpha and Omega, so it is appropriate to start this series.  I hope you enjoy listening to it.
  • Apr 16, 2023Yahweh Ro`hi
    Apr 16, 2023
    Yahweh Ro`hi
    The wonderful picture of God as our Shepherd is made very clear in the famous Psalm 23.  But what you may not know is that many of the names of God that we have looked at in more detail in my sermons over the past 3 months are all included in this psalm.  See how the Lord is my shepherd covers all of the other tremendous names of God in the Old Testament.
  • Apr 9, 2023What is in a Name? Easter Version
    Apr 9, 2023
    What is in a Name? Easter Version
    Where do we get the names from holy week like Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday?  Well this sermon explores this question and the answers will probably change the way you look at this wonderful week in Christianity.
  • Mar 26, 2023Yahweh Shalom
    Mar 26, 2023
    Yahweh Shalom
    God is a God of comfort and this name of God talks about the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.
  • Mar 19, 2023Yahweh Mekaddesh
    Mar 19, 2023
    Yahweh Mekaddesh
    What does it mean to be sanctified according to the Bible?  Well this sermon looks at the name of God which means the Lord who sanctifies you.  We are made holy by this name of God.
  • Mar 12, 2023Yahweh Tsidkenu
    Mar 12, 2023
    Yahweh Tsidkenu
    What does it mean to be righteous?  Well you first have to look at how God is righteous as Yahweh Tsidkenu.
  • Mar 5, 2023Yahweh Tsabaoth
    Mar 5, 2023
    Yahweh Tsabaoth
    God is the commander-in-chief of all the heavenly hosts.  And so this is another name of God denoting how God fights for us.  And find out what famous Bible story best illustrates this goliath point (hint) in this message about Yahweh Tsabaoth.
  • Feb 26, 2023Yahweh Nissi
    Feb 26, 2023
    Yahweh Nissi
    The first of two figthing names of God, the story of Yahweh Nissi shows us that God fights for us and because of him we can win the battle and have victory in our lives.  Sorry for the audio quality.
  • Feb 19, 2023Yahweh Rophi
    Feb 19, 2023
    Yahweh Rophi
    Yahweh Rophi is translated the Lord who heals.  It is a name that many run to when we are sick.  But the great physician does not just heal the body, he also heals the soul.  And healing the soul is much more important and eternally significant than health and wellbeing.  Explore this name with us in this message.
  • Feb 12, 2023Yahweh Yireh
    Feb 12, 2023
    Yahweh Yireh
    You might not recognize the name Yahweh Yireh but perhaps you have heard another form of it in Jehovah Jireh.  Our Lord is a God who sees and provides for our needs.  Hear more in this message about God's provisional name.
  • Feb 5, 2023Yahweh
    Feb 5, 2023
    God knows us on a first name basis.  But did you know that God wants us to know him just as personally and intimately.  God does not want us to call him Sir or Master, but Daddy.  And Yahweh is the Old Testament name that does this.  In over 6800 places this name is used and referenced in just about that many other places, Yahweh speaks of a God who we can know personally on a one on one basis.  Listen for more about this name in this sermon.
  • Jan 29, 2023‘Adonai
    Jan 29, 2023
    What does it mean to make God your Lord?  The name 'Adonai gives us a good starting point.
  • Jan 22, 2023God’s Presence Names
    Jan 22, 2023
    God’s Presence Names
    Is God there for you?  Does he know you or care about you?  These questions and more are answered in this week's sermon about God's omnipresence (every where).  And God knows you by name.
  • Jan 15, 2023God’s Power Names
    Jan 15, 2023
    God’s Power Names
    God is an all-powerful God.  He is omnipotent.  He is almighty and the most high.  This sermon looks at the names that describe these characteristics about God and how they apply to us.
  • Jan 8, 2023God’s Names
    Jan 8, 2023
    God’s Names
    Names have significance.  This is especially true in the Bible.  They tell of a person's birth or background or temperament or personality or a message from God.  And this is just as true with the names that God uses about himself.  They reveal a bit more about who God is and his character.  And when we know God by name, it has enormous impact on our relationship with him and what he means to us.  This sermon is just the first of many that deal with God's names and the two that we will examine closer are 'Elohim and 'El.
  • Jan 1, 2023Once Upon a Time
    Jan 1, 2023
    Once Upon a Time
    If you want to know what I preached on in 2022 without listening to 25 hours, listen to this summery for 25 minutes.  If you want to explore any of these messages further, keep scrolling down for a complete list.
  • Dec 25, 2022Simeon’s Reverence
    Dec 25, 2022
    Simeon’s Reverence
    The last of the Advent series about HONOR and we are once again asking the question, "What is my gift for Christmas?".  Listen for Simeon's gift of reverence and how God gives us his gift of reverence.  You do not want to miss this great conclusion to the season.
  • Dec 24, 2022Christmas Eve Service
    Dec 24, 2022
    Christmas Eve Service
    Groveland Missionary Church typically has a candle lighting service on Christmas Eve with singing and scripture reading.  And even though you cannot see our candle lighting part, you can listen to the music of the season one more time.
  • Dec 18, 2022Wisemen’s Offerings
    Dec 18, 2022
    Wisemen’s Offerings
    Our Christmas program this year had several of our young people using their talents playing various Christmas songs.  Enjoy the music as well as the message about giving our offerings to God like the wisemen did (Sermon starts around the 18:50 mark)
  • Dec 11, 2022Shepherd’s Newsmaking
    Dec 11, 2022
    Shepherd’s Newsmaking
    Good news of great Joy.  This was the message of the angels that first Christmas night.  And it was a gift to us from God.  But the shepherd's did more than just receive this gift.  In return they gave this gift to others.  The spread the word concerning this child.  Hear more about this gift in this sermon.
  • Dec 4, 2022Joseph’s Obedience
    Dec 4, 2022
    Joseph’s Obedience
    When the angel told Joseph about Mary's child, he obeyed.  There is much to unpack with that wonderful step of faith in this message about Joseph's obedience.
  • Nov 27, 2022Mary’s Humility
    Nov 27, 2022
    Mary’s Humility
    What is my gift for Christmas?  How do you answer that question?  As a giver or a receiver?  Luckily this Christmas it is both.  Because God has gifts that he wants you to receive from him, but you also have gifts that you can give to God as well.  That is what Christmas is all about giving and receiving gifts.  And this first gift is the gift of humility as seen in Mary.  So hear the Christmas story once again through Mary's eyes.
  • Nov 20, 2022Thanks to God
    Nov 20, 2022
    Thanks to God
    If you do not know what the word Yadah means, give thanks that you can find out in this sermon.
  • Nov 13, 2022Our Future Home
    Nov 13, 2022
    Our Future Home
    God has something brand new for us waiting for us in the future.  Catch a glimpse of this in this morning's message on our future home.
  • Nov 6, 2022Armageddon!
    Nov 6, 2022
    The battle of Armageddon begins and ends with just a short word and then the Millennium begins.  All this in this week's message.
  • Oct 30, 2022Babylon Falls
    Oct 30, 2022
    Babylon Falls
    Kings and kingdoms come and go.  And in the end the last kingdom (Babylon) will also fall.  See how the Bible describes this in this sermon from Revelation 17-18.