Christian Fellowship Church's Sermons

Revelation and Mystery in the Gospel of John
The Hinge of All History
March 18, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
Psalm 52: 1-2
Does history matter? Does your story matter? In today's sermon, Pastor Phil Schaefer teaches on "The Hinge of All History." We often view the history of mankind with a sense of hopelessness, but Pastor Phil sees our story with a sense of hope. Why? Because Jesus is in the midst of it.
Signs and Shaping Faith
March 11, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
John 20: 30-31
Continuing in the series: Revelation and Mystery in the Gospel of John, Pastor Phil Schaefer teaches from John 20: 30 -31. Did you know John lists 9 signs or miracles of Jesus? John picked these signs to so that we might believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and Pastor Phil helps us understand what each of these signs can teach us.
God Crossing the Divide
March 04, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
John 4: 4-26
Would you lay down your life for a muslim? For a bi-sexual person? For a transgender person? For a Democrat? For a Republican? For an illegal immigrant? For a God mocker? For the addict? Jesus did. Christianity is not indignation. Following Jesus is not about about judging those who are different; instead, Christianity should shock people in our willingness to talk to and engage anyone and everyone. Jesus engaged the judgmental and the "sinner" alike. There is hope for all in Christ, and this should give us hope. Watch to learn more about this hope.
How Much Faith?
February 18, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
John 2
How much faith do you need to know that you believe in Jesus? What makes you a believer? What makes you an unbeliever? Pastor Phil Schaefer tackles these questions, and he believes that doubting works out real faith. He even believes that a church's maturity can be measured in how it accepts its struggles in faith as an important part of following Jesus. In fact, he argues that believing in Jesus is about trusting your present, past and future even in your doubting. Don't believe him? Watch for more on what makes a person a believer.
What Are You Seeking?
February 11, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
John 1: 35 - 50
What do you want in life? Or to put it differently, what's the meaning of life? Pastor Phil Schaefer shows how Jesus asks these questions in the book of John when he meets the disciples, and Pastor Phil declares that the Holy Spirit is asking you these same questions today. God is inviting us to come and see. Along these lines, Phil says that discipleship can be summed up in two words: "Follow Me." Now, you can question Jesus, you can doubt Jesus, you can challenge Jesus, you can debate Jesus, but you will not stop Jesus. He won't be outrun. You can run as far and as fast as you can, but Jesus will still be there waiting and asking, "What are you looking for?"
Revelation and Mystery in the Gospel of John
January 28, 2018 - Phil Schaefer
Ezekiel 1: 4-28
Have you ever wanted to know God better? To begin our new sermon series. Pastor Phil Schaefer talks from Ezekiel about the Gospel of John, and this has everything to do with knowing God. Ezekiel gets a revelation from God that is overwhelming. The Bible says this view into God's presence was 3x removed from seeing God, and yet, it's still awesome in the fullest meaning of the word. Pastor Phil compares it to the most hair raising, fear and laughter causing, take your breath away experience you ever had. Phil goes onto say that all of us will stand before God fully with nothing between us and Him, and that experience will pale with meeting God face to face. Phil gives us four reasons for why he is starting his sermon series this way: Phil wants us to approach this sermon series with seriousness that our very existence relies on how we perceive & approach Jesus. This gathering among ourselves - for worship, teaching, prayer, conversation - matters in our relationship to God. Phil wants us to lift God up so that all our doubts and fears are absorbed in him. He wants the knowledge of the destiny of our lives to shape our present. When we truly see God, we cannot help but be undone.