Christian Fellowship Church's Sermons

The Gospel of Isaiah
God Is Holy
September 25, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 55:1-3a; 8-12
We often try to shape God to our own religions, standards, and morals, but in the latest sermon from The Gospel of Isaiah series, Pastor Phil helps us realize that God is altogether different than us. He is absolutely holy. We can only come to an understanding of God's holiness when we truly see who we are, and when we do, we understand that all our hope is found in God's grace.
Stages of Maturity in the Christian Life
September 11, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Is. 40:28-31
The book of Isaiah covers decades of the prophet Isaiah's life and can help us understand different perspectives in our life and faith journey. In this week's teaching, Pastor Phil discusses 3 stages of maturity and perspective that is shared by Isaiah.
A Good and Necessary Holy Tension
September 04, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 66: 22-24
The Bible often uses language that is uncomfortable and stirring. We often try to avoid focusing on these areas of the Bible such as hell and judgement, but in the latest sermon from "The Gospel of Isaiah" series, Phil teaches us that those parts of the Bible are incredibly important. The prophet Isaiah uses metaphor and poetry to help us see that Jesus is our only hope for being saved. Listen to the whole sermon to learn more from "The Gospel of Isaiah."
Reveling in the Mystery of God
August 21, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 53: 1-2
There is often a modern theme to spirituality and theology that revolves around figuring God out. In the latest addition to the series, The Gospel of Isaiah, Pastor Phil Schaefer teaches on how our lives (spirituality and theology included) were designed to include a sense of wonder. Wonder is a part of the substance of our faith, and it is a major part of following Jesus. You can listen to the full sermon to hear how wonder can shape our relationship with God.
A Personal God Who Has a Personal Design on You
August 14, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 50:7 and Luke 9:51
Continuing in the series: The Gospel of Isaiah, pastor Phil Schaefer teaches on how God has brought us into His story. We often look at life as if we are the hero, and the plot or story revolves around our lives. We also have the tendency to look at our relationship with God on a "How can God meet my needs?" basis. While there are certainly elements of that perspective that are healthy and good, God is actually bringing us into His larger story in which He is the main character, and He is the hero who will use us for His good ends.
The Paradox of Our God and His Gospel
July 31, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Luke 4:16-19
A paradox is something that seems to contradict itself while also being shocking and unbelievable. God owns many paradoxes, and his gospel is no less shocking. In the latest sermon from the series, The Gospel of Isaiah, Phil Schaefer teaches on how the justice of Jesus can often be found in his mercy. While this may seem to violate our sense of justice, God's vengeance and favor often look different than our sense of justice, and Phil speaks on wrestling with this paradox in our own lives.
History and The Sovereign of History
July 24, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 44:28 - 45:4
In the newest sermon in the series: The Gospel of Isaiah, Phil Schaefer, teaches on history and God's role in it. The prophet Isaiah wrote of God using kings and rulers from nations outside of the nation of Israel, yet God uses these foreign nations powerfully to do his will regarding Israel and all the world. Phil helps us understand how this applies to us today.
Being a Prophetic Person
July 10, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 40: 1-8
In this week's teaching, Phil Schaefer teaches on what it means to prophetic. He's not referring to seeing yourself as a prophet, having the gift of prophecy, or declaring, "thus saith the Lord,' but rather, Phil is referring to having hope in the midst of life. (To watch the video referred to in the sermon, see the link in the additional resources.)
Woe and the Gospel
July 03, 2016 - Phil Schaefer
Isaiah 6:1-5
Woe is a common theme in the book of Isaiah, and in this sermon as part of the series: The Gospel of Isaiah, Phil Schaefer teaches on how God's presence can create a sense of "...woe is me..." that can lead us to repentance.
The Mountain of the Lord
June 26, 2016 - Scott Williams
Isaiah 2:1-5
Pastor Scott shares about a reoccurring theme in Isaiah - the Mountain of the Lord and the beauty and significance of it "being raised up".