Messages


Raise Up Mature Disciples

August 15, 2021

Luke 11:1-13

January 3, 2021

Matthew 6:5-13

December 28, 2020

Evangelism

May 24, 2020

Intimacy with God

May 17, 2020

Maturity & Knowledge

May 10, 2020

Personal Holiness

May 3, 2020

Repentance

April 26, 2020

Confession

February 18, 2018

Gathering

February 11, 2018

Generosity

February 4, 2018

Sabbathing

January 28, 2018

Fasting

January 21, 2018

Bible Reading

January 14, 2018

Prayer

January 7, 2018

Rhythms

December 31, 2017

Articles


The 4 Ts of Discipleship

September 6, 2021 | Jake Each

The charge and command that Jesus gave us is to “go and make disciples.” It is the mission of the church and how the church has been advancing since its beginning. As we seek to make an impact in our community for the glory of God, we believe what we are called to, and what is the best thing we can do for our community, is to put more disciples of Jesus in it.


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Sharing the Gospel with Others

July 28, 2021 | Richard Marsceau

I serve the King who has a plan that is beyond my understanding. My role is to love people, and love them enough to want to share the hope of reconciliation that is possible with their Creator through the stunning work of Christ on the cross. Let’s serve with joy the King who places us around his planet to live, and who commissions us to take his message to a broken world.


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The Idolatry of “Love Your Neighbor”

April 19, 2021 | Jake Each

The idea of “love your neighbor” is popular in our culture, it’s trendy to help the poor and confront injustice, and we should rejoice in that. It is, after all, the second greatest commandment. But that commandment carried out without the priority of God is idolatry.


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The Importance of Discernment

March 15, 2021 | Michael Rhodes

“Come, Lord Jesus!” That’s not only the final cry of John in Revelation 22:20, but it’s the cry of so many Christians as they encounter the brokenness of the world on a daily basis. If we could be with Jesus more quickly, everything would be better. Until that happens, this life is one that must be lived by faith.


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The Six Essential Elements of Discipleship

September 14, 2020 | Nathan Kaloupek

As a church, we’ve recently let you know about our mission and vision, putting language and clarity to what we’ve always wanted to do as a local body of believers. In order to help us accomplish the mission of “Raise up mature disciples. Send out everyday missionaries. Glorify God.”, we've identified six essential elements of discipleship, things we as a church want to do to help shape a people to be mature disciples and everyday missionaries. We're not saying these are the only things a disciple does. Different churches might put a different emphasis or spin on them. We want to let you know what we mean when talk about developing disciples here at Veritas Church.


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Rhythms | Rest

June 22, 2020 | Scott Triggs

Looking at my current situation, I find myself stressed and fatigued from all that is going on, both in my personal life and in our world. I know that I need to turn these burdens to God and trust Him to use them to refine me and give Him glory. Instead, I find myself turning to idols: food, money, family, work, whatever I think will provide security and relief in the moment. I know if I’m going to find true relief, I need to ask God to give me rest.


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Rhythms | Confession

June 15, 2020 | Matthew Morken

Confession is rooted in the Gospel. The definition of confession can be broken into two parts. The first half of the definition is “admission, especially of guilt or sin”. The second part states that “to confess” can mean to agree, to promise, or to admit something.


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Rhythms | Prayer

June 8, 2020 | Brian Wohlers

My heart aches for God to do great things in our midst, to be glorified in our land and to change the circumstances of our broken world. What might it look like if God did these things? How would it feel to experience the fullness of life as He intended it?


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Jehovah Sabaoth - Lord of Hosts

May 4, 2020 | Ian Crosby

Jehovah Sabaoth translates to “the Lord of Hosts.” This compound name for God is the most common one found in the Old Testament.


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Jehovah Raah, the Lord my Shepherd

April 27, 2020 | Richard Marsceau

Yet, in the midst of these deep trials, God is at work. We could ask why, but I think it is better to ask, “Why not?” Can’t our God do what he wants to with his creation? His ways are beyond knowing. But this we do know, he is faithful.


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Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is My Provision

April 20, 2020 | Michael Rhodes

As a kid, some of my favorite memories are when my mom would come home from a massive grocery store run. I hated bringing all the groceries in and helping put them in their proper places, but I loved the new bounty of goodness that would soon fill my belly! I doubt I ever thanked God for that provision.


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Jehovah Shalom, the Lord is Peace

April 6, 2020 | Matthew Morken

Jehovah Shalom means “the Lord is peace.” We first see this name for God appear in Judges chapter 6.


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Why Do We Read God's Word?

January 6, 2020 | Garrett Hufford

We often come to January with the best of intentions. As Christ-followers, we are poised and ready to shed off our shortcomings from the previous year and begin again with a new devotion and energy towards our Bible reading and time with the Lord. So often our ability to follow through on this seems to fall flat as school gets back in session and life kicks into full swing.


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Tell Us Your Story: John BeGuhn

January 1, 2020 | Jake Each

Having a daily bible reading for me is extremely important, it keeps me on a centered path that I need to have, and some people might say, well, you can't earn by works and I don't look at it like that. I look at it as a sponge trying to soak up as much as I possibly can. You know, I would never know how to find some of the things or have discussions with people about some of the things if I didn't get into the word and realizing that it's not my story, it's really God's story. And that really changed the way I looked at the Bible and the Bible Reading Plan.


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Bible Reading Plan

December 27, 2019 | Jake Each

In the coming weeks, we will be taking a close look at Psalm 119 as a church. It is the longest of all the psalms, and it is all about the preciousness and importance of God’s Word. The purpose and goal of looking at this psalm at the beginning of a brand new year is to stir up our desire and devotion to God’s Word in our personal lives.


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Joy Despite Death

December 23, 2019 | Nathan Kaloupek

Joy despite death, it almost sounds like a glib idea—don’t worry, be happy. Just celebrate, at least they’re in a better place. For many, death still has a sting, it carries a powerful weight, stealing joy, and instilling fear.


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Joy Despite Hardship

December 17, 2019 | Cuyler Gabriel

As Jake preached this past Sunday’s message titled, Joy Despite Hardship, I came away feeling like I don’t usually feel much joy in the hardships I've faced even though I am a follower of Christ. I want to have more joy in future hardships than I have in the past. Don't you?


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Joy Despite Guilt

December 9, 2019 | Jordan Howell

Guilt: a feeling of having done wrong or failed in an obligation; the fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime. Who would’ve thought that in an Advent series, a time of great anticipation and Christmas cheer, that we would be talking about guilt? I know that I didn’t. And with the topic of JOY at-hand, I would not have initially run to put guilt and joy in the same sentence. Because, come on, what do these have in common?


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Restoration of Joy

December 2, 2019 | Nathan Kaloupek

Joy. Such a little word that carries the weight of so much expectation. This week Jake introduced our Advent series, Joy to the World, unpacking what joy is and where it comes from. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to invite you into the personal processing and digesting of the messages from this series, along with some questions for reflection as we prepare ourselves for Christmas.


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From Marital Miss Toward Marital Bliss

October 28, 2019 | Matthew Morken

I look back and am amazed at how easily I can forgive someone outside my home yet, within my marriage, I will cling to my anger and hurt. I don’t want to process it in a healthy, forgiving way in an effort to bring my own wrath and punishment down. However, we have been given...


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Parent Commissioning

September 23, 2019 | Matthew Morken

The more we study the Scriptures, the more we realize how much God has given us. Considering the extreme wrath we should face as the penalty for our sins, the fact that He gives us anything is an awesome kindness. We deserve hell. But God, in His grace and mercy, has given us a wealth of gifts.


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Give Me a Drink of Water

August 12, 2019 |

The request, “give me a drink of water,” gives us a helpful model for our initiating meaningful relationships. This simple directive provides unexpected insight on how to bring unlikely groups of people together.


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Worship Continual

July 1, 2019 | Caleb Sherwood

Here are three different avenues I believe we can all take as people seeking to continue on in worship throughout our busy week.


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Discipleship in the Summer

June 3, 2019 | Matthew Morken

In this podcast, Matthew Morken, Randyl LaMaack and Steve Schoepf sit down and discuss the importance of discipleship in the summer along with some different ways it might look. We throw in a couple ideas for you and your family as well.


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Hey, Mom, Jesus is Enough

May 6, 2019 | Randyl LaMaack

Mother’s Day. So many emotions come from so many different places and experiences on this day. Mother’s Day is a hard day for me. Maybe it is for you, too.


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Contribute | Money

April 1, 2019 | Michael Rhodes

Money…a word that has the ability to bring more emotions with it than a sports team, a relationship, or a middle schooler. Happiness, sadness, anger, guilt, shame, resentment, jealousy, envy, frustration, and more can creep into our emotional state when that word is used. Want to see those emotions increase to an even crazier state? Mention the word money in a church setting and there’s not even an emotional comparison.


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Rhythms

December 31, 2018 | Sam Anderson

This post is about the habit you and I desperately need to cling to right now and in the coming year. That’s right people, I’m talking about the rhythm of daily soaking in the Word of God.


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Discipleship in Everything

October 23, 2018 | Ian Crosby

Make disciples who shape our community. That sentence is our mission. That sentence is our goal. That sentence is what drives us as a church. And that sentence is what should drive us as individuals.


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Example of Discipleship

September 4, 2018 | Matt Thede

Men are not known for having lots of guy friends where they can have deep conversations about life. It just doesn't come naturally to us. I had reached a point where I was tired of not having a group of guys to talk about things that just didn't seem comfortable or fitting in a co-ed connection group.


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