Entries by Josh Krell

Recover the Wonder

After the incident with the golden calf, God tells the Israelites to move on…without His presence. Moses intercedes once again for the people and reminds God that Israel is his nation. In the end, Exodus 33 reminds us of the power of God’s glory, the importance of his presence, and the wonder of the what […]

The Root of the Issue

What we see in Exodus 32, isn’t an issue, it’s the issue, the sin beneath the sin.

Strength in Promises

When you read or hear God’s promises, do you believe them? In this message, we see the Israelites sending spies into the land of Canaan. The report of the spies remains focused on their unbelief and a lack of faith in the Lord. He has promised to give them the land, but they see only […]

A Trustworthy God

Moses has led the people of God to Mt. Sinai, where God will reveal himself to Moses, give him the 10 commandments, and establish a covenant with the people of Israel. It’s a pivotal moment in Moses’ life, the nation of Israel, and in the history of salvation, and it points us once again to […]

We Need Each Other

If you’ve ever been a part of an organization, team, or company where everything has to flow through one person, then you know how inefficient and unhealthy that can be. In this message, we look at Moses’ leadership and the people of God in Exodus 18, and we learn the timeless principle that in God’s […]

God Makes a Way

The crossing of the Red Sea. It’s one of the most memorable moments in the Bible, when God rescues his people from near death and makes a way to freedom. But within this story are sub-stories that are instructive for the reader: Moses’ example of faith, the unbelief of the Israelites, and the stubborn disobedience […]

Make Him Known

A purpose of the Christian life is to know God and make Him known.

Return to Egypt

The Burning Bush

When God spoke to Moses out of a burning bush, he told him he had chosen Moses to deliver the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. Moses, less than excited, basically told God he had the wrong guy. In this message, we see that our strength and confidence come not from greater self-esteem, […]

Hope Floats

The prophet Moses is a central figure of 3 major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Moreover, he’s arguably the most important figure in the Old Testament of the Bible. In this message, we see the beginning of his story—and the beginning of God’s plan to move his people out of bondage and into freedom.

Our Future Home

Where do you find you security, hope, and joy in this life? According to the Apostle Peter, we can find those things in the present by knowing what’s coming in the future: our glorious inheritance, our salvation, kept in Heaven for us by God himself.

What Changed?

Have you ever experienced joy in the midst of sorrowful circumstances? In this message, we finish our study of the book of Habakkuk. We see a changed man who is living by faith and not by sight. Because of this, he’s able to rejoice in God even in the midst of the storm.

Faith Builds through Forging

How should we deal with problems among God’s people? Why is it that sometimes those who reject God most often seem to have the most successful and blessed lives? Rest assured that God sees all and knows all and that in His timing He will make things right. Listen in to this sermon on Habakkuk […]

Faith When I Don’t Understand

What do you do when you don’t understand what God is doing? That’s one of the questions the prophet Habakkuk wrestled with, along with many other folks in the Bible. Habakkuk’s response to God offers us timeless wisdom into how finite beings can respond to an infinite God.


As we begin this series, we are going to see Habakkuk approach God with some deep, honest questions that lead to deep, honest faith.

I AM Sending You

On the day of His Resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples and declared, “Peace be with you.” As we close the I AM series and the gospel of John, we hear how Jesus bought us peace, sent us to tell others what He’s done for us, and gave us the Holy Spirit to help us […]

I AM Praying for You

Did you know that before his Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus prayed for you? How encouraging, even astounding, is that? In this message, we look at the content of that prayer and reflect on the amazing reality that Jesus prayed for us to experience.

I AM the True Vine

How do you grow as a Christian? If you are a Christ follower, you want to know that, because no one likes to stagnate. In John 15, Jesus tells us that He is the vine, and we are the branches. We grow by remaining, abiding, in Him.

Finding Your Way Home

What is the right way to live life? We all want to know the answer to that question. According to the Bible, the answer to that question isn’t found in a self-help booklet or how-to formula, but in a person. In this message, we look at John 14, where Jesus said “I am the way, […]

Contentment is Found and Lost

Paul writes some of the most famous statements we read in all of Scripture about contentment.  Inside of those verses, we see where contentment is found and where it is lost.

I AM Teacher and Lord

Did you know that Jesus told his followers to wash each other’s feet? While that may seem weird to us, there is incredible meaning to what Jesus said. He was telling his disciples (and us) to love one another, and to live in radical humility.This is only possible when we draw from the source of […]

Lazarus Returns

Can you still trust God, even when you don’t understand what is happening or why? In this message, we return to the story of Lazarus once again to see how God works in all things for his glory and, at the same time, for the good and joy of his children.

Lazarus Lessons

The story of Lazarus challenges believers to remain loyal to Jesus even while facing death.

I AM the Good Shepherd

How would you describe what it means to be a Christian? Does the word “joyful” come to mind? If not, consider again the words of Jesus. He said that he came, and died and rose again, that we might have life and have it abundantly.

Two Sides of Freedom

On this Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices made for the freedom we enjoy.  Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice to provide for us the ultimate freedom.  Today we look at the two sides of freedom, that we are set free from but also set free to.

I AM the Light of the World

Because of sin, and apart from Christ, we live in darkness. The darkness of shame, the darkness of guilt, the darkness of self-loathing, the darkness of separation from God. But there’s good news: Jesus told He is the Light of the World, and that by following Him we can have new and eternal life.

Confidence in God’s Care

What if I told you that no matter what circumstance you find yourself in, you can have confidence that the God of the Universe is personally caring for you? That’s exactly what Psalm 23 tells us. If you have trusted Jesus Christ with your life, the Lord is your Shepherd, and you need not want, […]

I AM the Bread of Life

Jesus was a master at using physical things to illustrate spiritual truths. In John chapter 6, Jesus uses physical hunger and bread to teach us about eternal life. His point was that while bread can temporarily satisfy our physical hunger, only faith in Him can eternally satisfy our spiritual hunger. We were made to be […]

Jesus, the Messiah

The brokenness, the barriers, and the pain that exists in the world today points to the fact that we have a worship problem. In this message, we explore how Jesus is the Messiah who breaks down the barriers of division and offers unity in one spirit and eternal satisfaction to those who believe in him.

Born Again

Can you be moral enough, religious enough, disciplined enough, or good enough for God? According to Jesus, we all need to be “born again.” In this message, we explore the meaning of that often used phrase and how it is that we come to new life.

I AM the Lamb

Who is Jesus? Who are you? These are some of life’s most important questions. In the gospel of John, we get a clear picture of who Jesus is through multiple “I Am” statements. In this message, we learn that Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away our sin.


The Gospel of John is a focus on who Jesus is and in this passage, John makes it clear that Jesus is the Word, the ultimate expression of God.

Back from the Dead

Nearing the end of his life, Jacob has one more tragic incident–the seeming loss of his beloved son, Joseph. In the end, Jacob receives Joseph “back from the dead” and discovers God was working triumph out of tragedy. In their story, we see a foreshadowing of the greatest story–when God the Father gave up his […]

Family Reunion

God has told Jacob to return home. But to do so, he has to face his older brother…the same brother who threatened to kill him 20 years before. The night before their encounter, Jacob “wrestles” with God and receives his blessing. His story is a reminder to all of us that what we ultimately need […]

The Bridge

Jacob has left home and everything familiar. But for the first time, he has an encounter with God. God becomes personal for Jacob, and He promises to bless him and be with him. It’s the same for you and for me—we need a personal encounter with God the Father through his Son, Jesus.

Sibiling Rivalry

 Jacob was not a perfect person. Not even close. His family was far from perfect. His decisions were far from perfect. And yet God chose to user him and to bless him. In this message, we see the first part of Jacob’s story, and encounter the truth that God uses imperfect people to accomplish his […]

Justice League

The Christian life would be impossible without the Holy Spirit. We see in today’s passage, not only does God want for you a Spirit filled like, but we are commanded to be Spirit filled.

Star Wars

In the movie The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker fears ever training another Jedi because he failed the last time he tried. We may not be Jedi, but we have something far more valuable to share…our faith in Jesus Christ. In this message, we talk about the heart of God the Father toward the lost, and […]


Follow your heart. Only you know what will truly make you happy. That’s what our culture tells us. While it’s true that you shouldn’t let your parents, your friends, your coworkers, or societal expectations define who you are, the Bible offers a different answer. Maybe the best person to define what’s best for you isn’t […]

Sweet Home Alabama

What does the character Melanie from Sweet Home Alabama have in common with Joseph from the Bible? Both of them have a rough past. For Melanie, it’s mostly things she has done. For Joseph, it’s things done to him. In this message, we discuss God’s sovereignty over our past, and His wondrous ability to use […]

Personal Ministry

Is church something we “go to,” or something to which we belong? According to the Bible, it’s the latter. God’s church is a body, and each one of us is a member of that body with a meaningful role. In this message, we discuss how serving in the context of our local church is a […]

Spiritual Intimacy

Why do you spend time with those closest to you? It’s probably not to check a box or because you feel like you have to. It’s because you want to. The good news is that it can (and should) be the same with God. He’s our heavenly Father, and he delights for us to spend time with […]

Authentic Community

In Scripture we often times see the Christian life described as a “walk” but Christian community says “no one walks alone”.

Reaching Priority

Should a church be missional and outward thinking, or all about “discipleship” and deep relationships? The answer is both. And, when done with the right heart, the two actually feed one another. In this message, we take a special look at God’s heart for the “outsider,” and the church’s mission to take the gospel to […]

The Word of God is Worth It

In today’s passage, we see that the word of God is worthy of desperately seeking after and that HIS plan is greater than our own.

Look Again

Many of us have grown in or around Christianity. We’ve heard a lot about Jesus. But do we know him? In this message, we take a second look at the message of Christmas and the gospel.

Glory to God

 What is Christmas really about? Luke 2 shows that Jesus’ results in the glory of God and peace on earth.

Christ the Lord

Who do you think Jesus is? According to Luke, Jesus is the Savior, the Christ, the Lord. In this message we dig in to the concept of  Messiah and learn the Jesus is the one we’ve been waiting for.

The Rescue

It’s Christmas time again. And of course that means Santa and reindeer, trees and decorations, shopping, family and more. But for the believer in Christ, this season is ultimately about on extraordinary reality : our King came to our rescue.

Kingdom Violence

In today’s passage, Jesus teaches us that there is an intensity about the Kingdom of Heaven.

How to get to Heaven

 A wealthy, powerful, moral young ruler once asked Jesus what had to do to get to heaven. Jesus’ answer was shocking, and it challenges us to reconsider how we can have a relationship with God.

Peace on Earth…?

Jesus is called the Prince of Peace, Mighty Counselor, Wonderful God. Jesus also said that he came to cast fire on the earth and bring not peace, but division. What do we do with that? In this message, we look at the reality that some will receive the good news of the Gospel, and some […]