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In week one of our new series, Psalm 23: Peace in the Valley, pastor Jon Kragel shares from verse one the value of knowing God as your Shepherd. Unless you can say, "God is my Shepherd," you cannot say, "I shall not want."
In week two of our new series, Psalm 23, pastor Jon Kragel shares from verse two the value of trusting God as your Shepherd. Rest is about proximity, not productivity.
In week three of our series, Psalm 23, pastor Jon Kragel shares the importance of listening to the Good Shepherd. You don't need the map if you stay close to the guide (Psalm 23:3).
In week four of our series, Psalm 23, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Jesus dealt with the substance of death so that all that remains is its shadow. The key to comfort in troubling times is to the turn to the Shepherd.
During troubling times, what voices are you listening to? What kinds of "food" are you feeding your mind? Do you struggle with negative self talk? Maybe you have allowed an unwanted guest at your table. In week five of our series, Psalm 23, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Jesus has prepared a feast in the middle of our fight (Psalm 23:5). And when you are having supper with the Good Shepherd, don't give Satan a seat.
How do you handle the difficult relationships in your life? When is the time to set up boundaries, and when should we lean in and help? in week one of our new series, Friends of Mission Grove, we are honored to have Pastor Linn Winters teach us About relationships.
Full Interview Linn Winter.
Do you find it easier to fight with loved ones during quarantine? In week two of our series, Friends of Mission Grove, pastor Bill Bush teaches more about relationships.
Full interview with Bill Bush.
Is it me, or does the world seem to be filled with a lot of negativity right now? While it can be easy to be cynical during times of crisis, we want to help you stay positive. In week one of our series, Stay Positive, Pastor Jon Kragel shares how what you see and what you say directly impacts what you see. (Colossians 3:1-2)
In week two of our series, Stay Positive, Pastor Jon Shares how to Go from Woe to Go. (Isaiah 6:1-8)
As we finish our series, Stay Positive, pastor Jon Kragel shares how your setback could really be your setup. Using the story of Joseph in Genesis 50, pastor Jon shares 3 comebacks to crisis.
On this Mother’s Day, we’re talking about what it means to be FOR other people. For far too long the church has been known by what it is against. We want to be known by what we are FOR. If god is FOR us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31). God is FOR you, and we are FOR You. #FORthecommunity
In week one of our new series, Breakout, pastor Jon Kragel shares how you can find your spiritual pathway to God. In lessons learned from Gary Thomas' book, Sacred Pathways, Jon shares that everyone has a unique way to connect with God. What's your preferred pathway?
In week two of our series, Breakout, pastor Jon Kragel shares how the best way to fight your stress is to feed your soul. (message from 2 Peter 1:3-8).
In week three of our series, Breakout, pastor Jon Kragel shares this truth: if our God is unstoppable, then our faith is unshakeable.
Life looks and feels different right now. Thankfully, Easter is not canceled. Today, April 12, we celebrate an Unexpected Easter. It's not unexpected in date, but in our experience. Instead of connecting through a large gathering, we're watching separately in our homes. This Easter actually has a close connection to the first Easter as it was celebrated not with fanfare, but the disciples being isolated in a room, not knowing their future. Cozy up on your couch, grab your coffee, and enjoy this Unexpected Easter experience. #UnexpectedEaster
Did you know that the Jewish practice of Passover connects to what Jesus accomplished on the cross? Watch this informative video with Stan Meyer.
This year’s Good Friday looks different than last year. Rather than sharing a meal together as a church family, We are experiencing it in our homes. Join Pastor Clark Lund in his home as he shares a devotional and leads communion about what Jesus did for us.
Two stories.Two perspectives.Two very different outcomes. Learn how to win the spiritual battle within your mind while crisis surrounds you. Please enjoy church online today, and know that we care for you.
As our world continues to battle the pandemic known as the coronavirus, pastor Jon Kragel shares a message addressing the tension that we're all feeling. What now? What's next? How can we move forward? Listen to hear a story about an unlikely character who finds himself in an unlikely situation. Simply put, God can use what we didn't choose. (Acts 28:1-10)
In week one of our series, Living Hope, pastor Jon Kragel shares how hope inspires action. Hope is the confident expectation that God will do what He has promised. (1 Peter 1:1-12)
In week two of our series, Living Hope, pastor Jon Kragel challenges the church to place Christ at the center of their table. We can do so through four thing: 1. Set aside the things that break relationship. 2. Adore Jesus whole-heartedly. 3. Look for ways to proclaim Jesus' goodness. 4. Treat others with honor. (1 Peter 2:1-12)
Pastor Jon Kragel shares how relationships are a race to the back of the line. He then goes on to share four components of a healthy relationship: 1. Submission is mutual (Ephesians 5:21) 2. Honor is love in action (1 Peter 3:7) 3. Respect wins relationships (1 Peter 3:1-2) 4. Value comes from God (1 Peter 3:3-6)
In week three of our series, Living Hope, pastor Jon Kragel shares how security in Christ helps us submit and suffer well. We can submit and suffer well because this life is reality, this life is temporary, and this life is an opportunity. Following Jesus' example, we persevere through trials with living hope (1 Peter 2:13-25).
In week five of our series, Living Hope, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Christ in your heart put hope on display (1 Peter 3:14-15). We can show hope in a hopeless world through the following actions: 1) Be brave (Romans 15:13) 2) Be blessed (Colossians 1:27) 3) Be bold (2 Corinthians 3:12)
Our church service this morning has been moved online. As pastor Jon Kragel continues our series, Living Hope, he shares encouragement from 1 Peter 4. We can't always choose our battles, but we can choose how we fight them. Watch and learn how you can prepare for your spiritual battle.
In a message for our time, pastor Jon Kragel shares how to respond when anxiety attacks. This message is the last in our series entitled, "Living Hope." (1 Peter 5:5-11)
In week one of our series, Starting Line, pastor Jon Kragel shares how a healthy foundation to a new year rests on a person, not a set of principles. That person is Jesus Christ. Simply put, PERSON + PURPOSE + POWER = Passion. Knowing the person of Jesus, His purpose for your life, and living by the power of the Holy Spirit will give you the foundation you need to launch into the new year. (John 20:19-23)
In week two of our series, Starting Line, pastor Jon Kragel shares how habits are consistent behaviors that meet specific needs. In order to reap Spiritual fruit, we have to plant Spirit-filled seeds in our lives. (Ephesians 5:15-16; Galatians 6:8-10)
In week three of our series, Starting Line, pastor Jon Kragel shares how the right decision can change your direction. Is Jesus the lead in your life? Then you should consider taking your next step of faith which is baptism.
In the final week of our series, Starting Line, pastor Jon Kragel shares how focus can free to live by design.
In week one of our series, Ugly Sweater, pastor Jon Kragel shares how we can handle the ugly sweater of hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is the the gap between what we show and who we are.
In the first week of our series, Prove It, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Jesus is the Word of Life and how proclaiming Jesus leads to powerful joy. (1 John 1:1-4)
We had the honor and privilege of having Jordan Headley share from 1 John about how we're called to walk in the light. Jordan is a church planter of Hope Valley Church, which is looking to launch in the fall of 2020.
In week three of our series, Prove It, pastor Jon Kragel shares how the best way to spot a lie is to KNOW the Truth (1 John 2:18 - 3:10).
November 3, 2019 - In week four of our series, Prove It, pastor Jon Kragel shares how love is matter of life and death (from 1 John 3:11-24). We can love people when we meet a need and make a difference. He also shares five benefits from loving others the way Jesus loved us.
In week five of our series, Prove It, pastor Jon Kragel shares how we should regularly ask ourselves what does love require? God is love, which means He defines love, and when we live by His example, as can show people who God truly is.
In week six of our series, Prove It, pastor Jon Kragel shares how belief in Jesus removes burdens and multiplies blessings. (from 1 John 5:1-5)
In the final week of our series, Prove It, pastor Jon Kragel shares how through the chaos and clutter this holiday season, we must cling to Jesus (1 John 5:11-21)..
In week one of our series, What On Earth Am I Here For?, pastor Jon shares how discovering your purpose is not about meeting expectations, but about experiencing Jesus. (Ephesians 1:3-14)
In the second week of our series, What On Earth Am I Here For, pastor Jon Kragel shares how we are not only made to worship, but we are made worshipping. The question is not ARE you worshipping, but WHOM or WHAT you are worshipping. Peace is possible when we choose to worship the Unshakeable God. (Hebrews 12:26-29).
In week three of our series, What On Earth Am I Here For?, pastor Jon shares that Jesus did not die for others so that you can live for yourself. From Ephesians 4, we learn that the second purpose of our life is fellowship, which means to love people the way Jesus loved us.
In week 4 of our series, What On Earth Am I Here For?, pastor Jon Kragel shares how connecting your story with God's story creates a greater story.
In Week Five Of Our Series, What On Earth Am I Here For?, Pastor Jon Kragel Shares How We Should Stop Fighting For Position And Start Finding Our Posture. Jesus Held The Posture Of The Servant, And We Should Love Others Through Serving Them As Jesus Loved And Served Us (Mark 10:42-45).
On our one year anniversary, pastor Jon Kragel shares the story of Mission Grove and how we're just getting starting. We ended the service with an incredible challenge to Multiply the Blessing. We gave out CASH to our people with the challenge to go and bless someone in the community. If you go out and do that, please share with us what you did so we can celebrate with you! (Matthew 25:14-30).
In week one of our series, Revival, pastor Jon Kragel shares how revival starts with a renewed passion for God's people. Studying the book of Nehemiah, he shared three moves Nehemiah made to renew his passion for God's people (Nehemiah 1-3).
In week two of our series, Revival, pastor Jon Kragel shares how to persevere when facing battles of many kinds. When you are under attack, remember that you are built to overcome (Nehemiah 4-6).
August 25, 2019 - In in the final week of our series, Revival, pastor Jon Kragel shares that the key to a restored perspective is worship (Nehemiah 8-9). He also shares five different ways to worship God.
In week one of series, Christian Atheist, pastor Jon Kragel shares how to know God is NOT to be informed, but to be TRANSFORMED. In this series, we are presenting fresh messages each week, while encouraging people to take a deeper dive into the book with the same title, authored by pastor Craig Groeschel.
In week two of our series, Christian Atheist, pastor Jon shares how happiness is a choice, not a chase.
In week three of series, Christian Atheist, pastor Kevin Deasy shares how to respond when you don't think God is fair. God might not be fair, but it is because God is good. We don't truly deserve His grace, but yet He freely gives to us. Also, God does not let us walk through difficult times alone. Don't lose heart when you walk through difficult circumstances.
As we continue our series, Christian Atheist, pastor Jon Kragel shares how evangelism is sharing what you love with whom you love.
In the final week of our series, Christian Atheist, pastor Jon Kragel shares how the Church is a movement with a message on a mission for God's majesty. Communion with God leads to confidence in life and community with others.
In week one of our series, Runaway, pastor Jon Kragel shares about Jonah, the rebellious prophet. The story of Jonah is about a mixture of right/wrong, good/evil, grace/justice, and so much more. The one constant in the book is the goodness and the compassion of God. In short, God's compassion is connected to His power, and not our permission.
In week two of our series, Runaway, pastor Jon Kragel shares what Jonah did when he hit rock belly bottom. He shared that prayer is not simply a button to push, but a relationship to pursue. When you're facing a difficult situation, ask for God's help, accept God's discipline, trust in God's promises, and yield to God's will.
In week three of our series, Runaway, pastor Jon Kragel shares who God's grace is bigger than our past, our performance, and our prejudice. God used unlikely prophet (Jonah), with an unlikely sermon, to reach an unlikely receptive audience (Ninevites).
In the final week of our series, Runaway, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Jonah is both a mirror and a window. The story of Jonah is a mirror because it reflects the human heart. Jonah also serves as a window because it gives us a view into the heart of God. Ultimately, we will reach our community when we reflect the heart of God.
We Started Off The New Year With A Brand New Series Called, Faith Works. In This Series, We’re Walking Through The Book James Discussing The Practicality Of Our Faith. In Week One Of Our Series, Pastor Jon Kragel Shares How Your Outlook Impacts Your Outcome And How To Battle Through 3 Tests Of Your Faith.
In week two of our series, Faith Works, pastor Jon Kragel shares how faith works because faith moves. Walking through James 1:19-27, he shares the connection between being, knowing, and doing. Make this year the time where your faith moves.
In week three of our series, Faith Works, pastor Jon Kragel discusses the difficult topic of partiality from James 2:1-13. Faith and favoritism don't mix. In a divisive culture, the church has an opportunity to share the love of Christ with EVERYONE, without showing favoritism. While faith in Christ is exclusive, the person of Jesus was the most inclusive in history. We can learn a lot from Jesus in how he treated everyone with love. Instead of seeking power, we should use our position to serve.
In week four of our series, Faith Works, pastor Jon Kragel shares the connection between faith and works (James 2:14-26). Faith is the root. Works are the fruit. Also, Jon shares the difference between a dead faith, deceived faith, and a dynamic faith.
In week five of our series, "Faith Works," pastor Jon Kragel shares truth from James 3:1-12 on the topic of taming our tongue. In short, the tongue is a measure of maturity. Therefore, we should choose how we speak wisely. Watch and look for practical tips to improve how you speak to others.
As we continue our series, Faith Works, pastor Jon Kragel preaches from James 4:1-12, sharing that conflict can harden the heart or grow your faith, but ultimately it's our choice. Jon also shares 4 sources of conflict as well as 4 solutions to better our relationships.
In week seven of our series, Faith Works, pastor Jon Kragel shares how faith is less about getting you into heaven and more about getting heaven into you (from James 4:13-17). Watch as he shares biblical answers to some of life's toughest questions.
In the final week of our series, Faith Works, pastor Jon Kragel preaches from James 5:13-20, sharing how bold prayer honors God and transforms us.
In week one of our series, I Am, pastor Jon Kragel shares the meaning of Jesus' claim to be the light of the world. Darkness leads to guilt and shame. Light leads to grace and salvation. (John 8:1-12)
In week two of our series, I Am, pastor Jon Kragel shares the meaning and importance of Jesus' claim to be the Door (from John 10:1-10). In Jesus, we find security and significance. Our security is found not in our situation, but in our Savior. Our significance is found not in our product, but in our process.
Continuing our series, I Am, pastor Jon Kragel shares the power behind Jesus Christ’s claim to be “The Good Shepherd.” In the message, Jon shares how Jesus is worthy to be followed because of Christ’s Authenticity and Authority. His love is unconditional and His power is unbreakable
As we continue our series, I Am, pastor Jon Kragel shares the details, story, and meaning of Jesus' claim to be the "Bread of Life." (John 6) Ultimately, Jesus satisfies the hunger of our souls.
As we continue our series, I Am, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Jesus gives us access to the promises of God (John 14:1-18). Watch as he discusses seven powerful promises of God from this passage and how they apply to our lives.
In John 15, Jesus claims to be "The True Vine." In this message, pastor Jon Kragel shares how we're called to be a branch, not a stick.
At our first-ever Easter services at Mission Grove Church, pastor Jon Kragel shares how Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life (John 11). What you see is a problem, God sees as a platform.
In the first week of our new series, Family Five, pastor Jon Kragel shares the first of five principles for building healthy families. Principle #1 - Healthy families put God first. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
On our second week of our series, Family Five, we had the privilege of learning from guest speaker, Dr. Tim Kimmel, on the basic principles found in a Grace-based family
In week three of our series, Family Five, pastor Jon Kragel shares how healthy families create a culture of honor (Ephesians 6:1-4). Honor is recognizing the value of someone based on the price already paid. If Christ was willing to die for people, then we should be willing to honor them.
In week four of our series, Family Five, pastor Jon Kragel shares that healthy families value relationship over rules. It's impossible to protect your child from everything. Therefore, try instead to prepare your child for anything. The priority is preparation over protection. (Colossians 2:6-7)
In the final week of our series, Family Five, pastor Jon shares how healthy families value serving over being served. The question is not ARE you called, but WHERE and HOW. (Mark 10.35-45; Galatians 5.13-15; 1 Peter 4.10)
Jim Kragel shares the value of seeking first the things of God. To know God’s will for your life, get to know God!