Messages


Joy the End

July 10, 2022

Love the Reputation Part 3

June 26, 2022

Love the Reputation Part 3

June 26, 2022

Love the Reputation Part 2

June 19, 2022

Love the Reputation Part 2

June 19, 2022

Love the Reputation Part 1

June 12, 2022

Love the Reputation Part 1

June 12, 2022

Holiness the Journey Part 3

June 5, 2022

Holiness the Journey Part 3

June 5, 2022

Holiness the Journey Part 2

May 29, 2022

Holiness the Journey Part 2

May 29, 2022

Holiness the Journey Part 1

May 22, 2022

Holiness the Journey Part 1

May 22, 2022

Faith the Response

May 16, 2022

Faith the Response

May 15, 2022

Jesus the Answer

May 8, 2022

Jesus the Answer

May 8, 2022

Sin the Problem

May 1, 2022

Sin the Problem

May 1, 2022

God the Prize

April 24, 2022

God the Prize

April 24, 2022

Humility

December 20, 2020

Incarnation

December 13, 2020

Purpose

December 6, 2020

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

September 13, 2020

Romans 8:31-39

July 26, 2020

Romans 8:28-30

July 19, 2020

Romans 8:26-27

July 12, 2020

Romans 8:18-25

July 5, 2020

Romans 8:12-17

June 29, 2020

Romans 8:9-11

June 21, 2020

Romans 8:5-8

June 14, 2020

Romans 8:1-4

June 7, 2020

Intimacy with God

May 17, 2020

Easter Sunday

April 13, 2020

Joy Despite Death

December 22, 2019

Joy Despite Hardship

December 15, 2019

Joy Despite Guilt

December 8, 2019

Restoration of Joy

December 1, 2019

Communion

November 25, 2019

Baptism

November 17, 2019

Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018

All People

December 23, 2018

Great Joy

December 16, 2018

Good News

December 9, 2018

Fear Not

December 2, 2018

Colossians 2:6-15

October 14, 2018

Colossians 1:21-23

September 23, 2018

Colossians 1:15-20

September 16, 2018

Easter 2018

April 1, 2018

Articles


Gospel Pathway - Learning to Walk in Newness of Life

August 1, 2022 | Matthew Morken

Over the past eleven weeks, we taught the gospel and how that applies to Christian living through our series: Gospel Pathway. Though Gospel Pathway has wrapped up as a series our hope and prayer is that you grew in your understanding of the gospel. So often at Veritas we get asked the question, ‘How do I live out the gospel?’ The Gospel Pathway series is the framework to help answer that question.


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The Missional Thread

May 23, 2022 | Michael Rhodes

While it goes by many names, there is a singular thread in the Bible that weaves together God’s mission for his people. The thread is subtle to some, and may be overlooked by many Christians, but once it’s pointed out, it’s hard not to see on nearly every page of scripture.


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When Confrontation Comes

January 4, 2022 | Jeff Meyer

Being a Christian not only doesn’t free you from confrontation, it often attracts it! You may often find yourself in situations where a confrontation is unavoidable, and many times it will be because of your faith in the One whom the world hates —they hated Him, and they’ll hate you too.


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Resting in the Gospel

October 3, 2021 | Matthew Morken

The framework for peace in a Christian’s life is found in the gospel. It is, or should be, the cornerstone of why we respond differently than the world around us. But there are real questions at hand. How does the gospel supply peace in a time of increasing debate and disagreement?


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Sharing the Gospel with Others

July 28, 2021 | Richard Marsceau

I serve the King who has a plan that is beyond my understanding. My role is to love people, and love them enough to want to share the hope of reconciliation that is possible with their Creator through the stunning work of Christ on the cross. Let’s serve with joy the King who places us around his planet to live, and who commissions us to take his message to a broken world.


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Parents, You Can't Do It, But God Can

October 26, 2020 | Michael Rhodes

Whether you’re dealing with a newborn not sleeping, a teenager wanting to become his or her own individual, or anything else in between, we all can admit that PARENTING IS HARD. That difficulty can often create feelings of inadequacy and inability.


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Vision Reinforcement | Gospel

October 12, 2020 | Michael Rhodes

Our first value is “Gospel.” It is simply the good news. The good news that when we were dead in our sins and trespasses, Jesus came to earth, lived a perfect life that we couldn’t live, died a death that we deserved to die, and rose from the dead to give us new life. It’s the good news that leads to our salvation and the lens by which we approach all of life.


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Gospel Reflections After 19 Years of Marriage

September 28, 2020 | Matthew Morken

Sharon and I have been married 19 years and 4 months. To say that it has been all full of bliss would be a lie. In fact, like many of you, we have learned through our brokenness what love truly is and ultimately what marriage truly is. These are a few things I have learned.


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To err is human, to forgive is divine

September 7, 2020 | Richard Marsceau

“To err is human, to forgive is divine”. Think about the veracity of this quote from the English poet Alexander Pope who penned these words in 1711 in, An Essay on Criticism. It has become a proverbial phrase used often to reflect the human tendency to sin and the divine character to forgive. In other words, human beings commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives us, and we are acting in a Godlike (divine) way when we forgive.


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Rhythms | Confession

June 15, 2020 | Matthew Morken

Confession is rooted in the Gospel. The definition of confession can be broken into two parts. The first half of the definition is “admission, especially of guilt or sin”. The second part states that “to confess” can mean to agree, to promise, or to admit something.


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Jehova Nissi, the Lord is My Banner

April 13, 2020 | Nate Kaloupek

Exodus 17 tells us that Israel wins the battle with God’s help and Moses builds an altar to celebrate God’s character. He names the alter “Jehova Nissi,” the Lord is my banner.


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Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who heals

March 30, 2020 | Jake Each

A name says something about the person it belongs to. As the Scriptures seek to teach us about God, there are many different names for God given to us. These names are meant to help us know God better.


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Tell Us Your Story: John BeGuhn

January 1, 2020 | Jake Each

Having a daily bible reading for me is extremely important, it keeps me on a centered path that I need to have, and some people might say, well, you can't earn by works and I don't look at it like that. I look at it as a sponge trying to soak up as much as I possibly can. You know, I would never know how to find some of the things or have discussions with people about some of the things if I didn't get into the word and realizing that it's not my story, it's really God's story. And that really changed the way I looked at the Bible and the Bible Reading Plan.


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Joy Despite Death

December 23, 2019 | Nate Kaloupek

Joy despite death, it almost sounds like a glib idea—don’t worry, be happy. Just celebrate, at least they’re in a better place. For many, death still has a sting, it carries a powerful weight, stealing joy, and instilling fear.


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Joy Despite Guilt

December 9, 2019 | Jordan Howell

Guilt: a feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation; the fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime. Who would’ve thought that in an Advent series, a time of great anticipation and Christmas cheer, that we would be talking about guilt? I know that I didn’t. And with the topic of JOY at-hand, I would not have initially run to put guilt and joy in the same sentence. Because, come on, what do these have in common?


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Restoration of Joy

December 2, 2019 | Nate Kaloupek

Joy. Such a little word that carries the weight of so much expectation. This week Jake introduced our Advent series, Joy to the World, unpacking what joy is and where it comes from. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to invite you into the personal processing and digesting of the messages from this series, along with some questions for reflection as we prepare ourselves for Christmas.


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Baptisms | A Live Documentary About a Victorious Hero

November 11, 2019 | Michael Rhodes

We have had the privilege of regularly watching live ‘documentaries’ about a triumphant hero who is victorious over death and brings others into new life with him. Those live films are called baptisms. They are real stories of crossing over from death to life. They are real people who want others to know about the victory they have experienced in Jesus.


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The Basement Room

August 19, 2019 | Olivia Niederhauser

We, each of us, have a house inside our souls. A beautiful place that we have built over the span of our lifetimes, each a little different from any other. This dwelling is not only where we live, but also what we show people when they meet us. Some people only ever see the yard, others make it to the sitting room just off the foyer, some leave something of themselves behind.


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Give Me a Drink of Water

August 12, 2019 |

The request, “give me a drink of water,” gives us a helpful model for our initiating meaningful relationships. This simple directive provides unexpected insight on how to bring unlikely groups of people together.


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Graduating Seniors

May 27, 2019 | Sam Anderson

Parents, teachers, students, leaders, volunteers, and their family members all around the CR Metro Area are rejoicing because the school year is finally coming to a close!


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Evidence for the Resurrection

April 15, 2019 | Richard Marsceau

The words of Paul are heart-stopping: “And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins…And if our hope in Christ is only for this life we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.”(1 Cor. 15:17-19).


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Contribute | Money

April 1, 2019 | Michael Rhodes

Money…a word that has the ability to bring more emotions with it than a sports team, a relationship, or a middle schooler. Happiness, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and more can creep into our emotional state when that word is used. Want to see those emotions increase to an even crazier state? Mention the word money in a church setting and there’s not even an emotional comparison.


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An Uncompassionate Christ

October 3, 2018 | Keeyon Carter

Compassion. This word shows up so often right before Jesus does many of his great Works. Compassionate is one of the many words that describes our Savior’s character, but what if Jesus was an uncompassionate Christ?


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Podcasts


The Christian and Conflict

December 13, 2021

Michael Rhodes and Mark Arant join Jake Each this week to discuss how Christians should handle conflict. For some this time of the year may bring up family tensions, for others circumstances of this past year may have caused divisions, and there may be a few of you that are guilty of getting drawn into foolish arguments more often than not. We need to pause and be reminded of what the Word says about conflict. Our identity in Christ demands we respond to or proactively address conflict in a unique way. Listen in for some practical wisdom and steps you may need to start implementing in how you deal with conflict for God's glory.



The Christian and Money

November 15, 2021

How should we uniquely handle money as followers of Jesus? What are the implications of the gospel on our finances? Join us as we discuss the topics of finances, generosity, and God's glory!


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Can You Lose Your Salvation?

October 18, 2021

In the book of Hebrews we encounter warning passages that on the cover seem like it may be possible to lose your salvation. As previously promised, this is the podcast where we respond to the question of "Can I lose my salvation?".



Disciple Making

September 20, 2021

Are we lacking clarity or overcomplicating disciple making? Jake, Garrett, and Michael talk about what disciple making is and give us some practical advice on how to grow in the main calling of our life on mission for Jesus. Find out about the components of disciple making, the difference between disciple making and Bible study, how to become a disciple maker, and what we are doing as a church to help our people become better disciple makers.



Church | What, Why, and How

July 21, 2021

Have you ever stopped to think about a word and how you use it? Definitions and distinctions matter - this doesn't change when it comes to the church. So, what is the church, why does it matter, and how should we engage with it? Listen in as we tackle explaining our approach to church. Bonus: Jake, Matthew, and Nathan talk about how they prefer to vacation and reminisce on favorite trips they've taken.



Best Restaurants and Idolizing Love Thy Neighbor

May 9, 2021

The city has some incredible restaurants and we enjoy a lot of them! Also, we discuss the idolization of loving thy neighbor and what it looks like to put that ahead of loving God.



The Holidays, The Election and an Actual Relationship with God

January 28, 2021

Well the year that lasted for 10 years is finally over! Happy New Year! In this episode Jake, Matthew and Nathan discuss the election and the response from Christians in such a volatile time. After that we dive into the ever important and foundational topic of having an actual relationship with God. How does this happen and what does it look like?



Digital Wisdom

March 31, 2020

During this COVID-19 crisis so much information is coming at you. What do you do with it all? In this episode we discuss wisdom when it comes to social media and really all forms of media. Christians are called to stand out. Don’t get caught up in the flow of information.


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