Sermons by Scott Ritterbush
Mark 10:1-16 In the 21st century church, divorce is a reality that has impacted many families. Whether it’s growing up in a home that has been affected by or having gone through a divorce directly, it is a difficult topic to teach on. In the first of a two-week discussion on this topic, Pastor Scott looks at what Jesus says about it.
Mark 9:42-48 Sin. It is something we all do, and struggle with. Senior Pastor Scott Ritterbush concludes this 3 week series by looking at the problem of sin, how it can affect those around you, and whether or not you view sin as a big deal.
Mark 9:33-37 Justification is by the simplest definition: to be noticed. In this weeks passage, Jesus notices and pays attention to the least of the community during His time, and teaches us about doing the same. Scott brings the message this week.
Mark 9:14-29 While continuing our year long journey through the book of Mark, Pastor Scott begins a new series called “Peace, Joy, Justification.” Jesus encounters his disciples arguing with scribes about a boy who has an evil spirit. Jesus heals the boy, and teaches the disciples a lesson of power and where you can fund your source of peace.
Mark 9:1-13 In the classic 90’s movie Space Jam, when the Loony Toons are down at halftime of the basketball game, Bugs hands the team “Michael’s Secret Stuff,” (in reality water) which gives them the power to come back and win the game. In the challenges and trials we face in life, What “Secret Stuff” does God give us to come back?
Mark 8:27-38 Everyone has seen pictures of beautiful scenery with a verse in front of it. One of the things that Scott Ritterbush mentions from time to time is that there are verses that you will not see on such prints. This week, the core of the message surrounds Mark 8:34, which he says is one of those verses you won’t see. He dissects the passage and what it means for believers today.
Mark 8:11-31 In another encounter with the Jesus, the Pharisees demanded that he produce signs for them to prove who He was. It wasn’t because they wanted to believe in Him, but rather to make sure that he fit what they wanted to believe in. Pastor Ritterbush looks at this story, and examines how it applies today in our “Believe What You Like” culture.
Mark 7:31- 8:10 “Christ came to make many groups one people.” Scott looks at a pair of miracles that were done by Jesus in not the most welcoming of places for Jews. In doing these miracles, Christ obliterated various social and cultural lines of division between Jews and Gentiles.
Mark 7:24-30 The best exercise you can do for leg strength and development is the squat. In this weeks message, Pastor Ritterbush compares how to build your faith much as squats will build your legs.
Mark 6:45-56 How often have you wrestled with the divinity of Jesus? It is a question that scholars and everyday people struggle with. In this week’s message, Scott Ritterbush looks at the divinity of Jesus, how He came “Down From The Painting,” and what that means for people today.