Sermon Audio

October 18, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: Study of the Book of Daniel
“Journey to Humility, Part 1” (Daniel 4)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
Sermon Notes)

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October 11, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: Study of the Book of Daniel
“Responses to God’s Revelation” (Daniel 3)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
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October 4, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: Study of the Book of Daniel
“The Liberty of Trouble, Part 2” (Daniel 2)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
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September 20, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: Study of the Book of Daniel
“God Is My Judge, Part 2” (Daniel 1)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
Sermon Notes)

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Above: Pastoral Prayer – Kevin Morris

September 13, 2020 – Morning Message
New Sermon Series: Study of the Book of Daniel
“God Is My Judge, Pt. 1” (Daniel 1)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
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September 6, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: Study of 2 Thessalonians
“Practical Instruction in Light of the Coming of the Lord” (2 Thess. 3)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
Sermon Notes)

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August 30, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: Study of 2 Thessalonians
“God’s Care for His Church During Rebellious Times” (2 Thess. 2)
Pastor Jerry Birkholz (
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August 23, 2020 – Morning Message
“Moses’ Memoirs” (Psalm 90)
Pastor Kevin Morris (
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August 16, 2020 – Morning Message
“Abraham and Sarah: Faces of Faith” (Genesis 12 – 22)
Pastor Kevin Morris (
Sermon Notes)
Audio begins with the retirement testimony of Paul and Joyce Setter, Wycliffe Bible Translators

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August 2, 2020 – Morning Message and Communion
“Awaiting Redemption” (Psalm 130)

Pastoral Intern Isaac Karpenske (Sermon Notes)

Referenced Song:  “I Will Wait for You” by Shane & Shane

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July 26, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: Study of 2 Thessalonians
“God’s Providence and His Care for the Church, Part 3” (2 Thess. 1:9-12)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz (Sermon Notes)

Referenced Song:  “I Got Saved” by Selah

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July 19, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: Study of 2 Thessalonians
“God’s Providence and His Care for the Church, Part 2” (2 Thess. 1:7-8)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz (Sermon Notes)

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July 12, 2020 – Morning Message 
New Sermon Series: Study of 2 Thessalonians
“God’s Providence and His Care for the Church, Part 1” (2 Thess. 1:1-6)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz (Sermon Notes)

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July 5, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
“God’s Providence and the Biblical Narrative” (Genesis 1)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz (Sermon Notes)

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June 28, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: “God’s Providence and Authority”
“Divine Authority Applied by the Spirit” (John 16:4-15)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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June 21, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: “God’s Providence and Authority”
“Receiving Jesus’s Divine Authority” (John 5)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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Referenced Song:  “I Got Saved” by Selah

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June 7, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
“How to Respond in Times of Social Upheaval” (Romans 13)

Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 15, 2020 – Morning Message 
Pastor Jerry began his message addressing
the COVID-19 occurrence in light of Job 37:9-13
Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
“The Providence of God Allows for Temptation”

Job 1 and Matthew 4 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 8, 2020 – Morning Message 
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of
Sharing Life with Other Believers”

Acts 2, 1 Cor. 12, and Hebrews 10 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 1, 2020 – Morning Message and Communion
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of Sharing the Gospel”

1 Thessalonians 1 with Romans 8
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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February 23, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of Trusting the Good Shepherd of Our Souls”

Psalm 23 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Isaac Karpenske

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February 16, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of Being Faithful to Walk in the Holy Spirit”

John 14 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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February 9, 2020 – Morning Message and Communion
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of  Praying to the Heavenly Father with the Church”

Colossians 4:2 wtih 1 Timothy 2:1-10 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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February 2, 2020 – Morning Message and Communion
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of Personal Prayer to the Heavenly Father”

Psalm 139 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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January 26, 2020 – Morning Message
Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“Developing the Spiritual Discipline of Reading God’s Word”

Psalm 119:129-136
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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January 19, 2020 – Morning Message
NEW Sermon Series: “My Responsibility under Providence”
“God’s Providence and My Personal Plan, Part 2”

Genesis 45:1-8 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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January 12, 2020 – Morning Message
“God’s Providence and My Personal Plan”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Genesis 45 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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January 5, 2020 – Morning Message and Communion
“God’s Providence vs. Kings, Politics, and Powers”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Psalm 33:10-19 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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December 29, 2019 – Morning Message and Communion
“God’s Providence and the Prophetic Future”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Isaiah 65:17-25 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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December 22, 2019 – Morning Message
“God’s Providence and Man’s Redemption”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Luke 1:26-38 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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December 15, 2019 – Morning Message
“God’s Providence vs. the Chaotic Culture of Man, Pt. 2”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Acts 17 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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December 1, 2019 – Morning Message
“God’s Providence vs. the Chaotic Culture of Man, Pt. 1”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Acts 17 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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December 1, 2019 – Morning Message
and continuation of FBC’s 160th Anniversary celebration
“God’s Providence and the Church”

Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Ephesians 3 [PDF of sermon notes and hymn]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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November 24, 2019 – Morning Message
“Being Thankful for God’s Providence”

New Sermon Series: “God’s Providence”
Psalm 145 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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November 17, 2019 – Morning Message
“We Would See Jesus”

Revelation 1:9-20 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Kevin Morris

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November 10, 2019 – Morning Message
“Addictions: Choosing a New Master”

Sermon Series: “Addiction: Applying the Gospel to Life”
Psalm 32 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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November 3, 2019 – Morning Message
“Addictions: How They Capture Us”

Sermon Series: “Addiction: Applying the Gospel to Life”
Isaiah 40 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz
Guests: MN Adult and Teen Challenge Choir

Sunday School Q&A — Teen Challenge clients with Pastor Kevin Morris:

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October 27, 2019 – Morning Message
“Ordinary Heroes” – Acts 1:8
Guest Speaker, Jon Schussman,
State Director, WI Child Evangelism Foundation

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October 20, 2019 – Morning Message
“Addiction: Sources of Temptation, Pt. 2”

Sermon Series: “Addiction: Applying the Gospel to Life”
Ephesians 4:17-24 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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October 13, 2019 – Morning Message
“Addiction: Sources of Temptation, Pt. 1”

Sermon Series: “Addiction: Applying the Gospel to Life”
Ephesians 4:17-24 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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October 6, 2019 – Morning Message
“Addiction: A Banquet in the Grave”

Introduction to New Sermon Series:
“Addiction:  Applying the Gospel to Life”
Romans 6:5-14 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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September 29, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Gospel Reveals the Reality of Eternity”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
Luke 16:19-31 [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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September 15, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Gospel Is the Only Way to True Life”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 14  [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastoral Intern Isaac Karpenske

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September 8, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Gospel Provides Security”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 10  [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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September 1, 2019 – Morning Message and Communion
“Gospel Transformation is Deliverance from Darkness”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 8  [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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August 25, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Complexity of the Gospel Offers Eternal Life”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 6  [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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August 18, 2019 – Morning Message
“Living Water for All Peoples”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 4  [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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August 11, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Practical Experience of the New Birth”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 3:16-21  [PDF of sermon notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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August 4, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Gospel in the Old Testament: Passover”

Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
Exodus 12  [PDF: sermon notes and responsive reading]
Pastoral Intern Isaac Karpenske

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July 28, 2019 – Morning Message
“Gospel Transformation is New Birth”
Sermon Series: “What Is the Gospel?”
John 3 [PDF not available]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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July 21, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Gospel is the Testimony of God”
Introduction to the new sermon series: “What Is the Gospel?”
1 John 5 [PDF not available]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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July 14, 2019 – Morning Message
“What to Thank God for in a Church”

1 Thessalonians 1 [PDF not available]
Guest Pastor, Jeff Thomas, Training Leaders Int (TLI).
Also, discussion by Jeff Thomas on the work of TLI

from the Adult Sunday School hour:

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July 7, 2019 – Morning Message
“A Promise Made – and Kept” – A Special Communion Service

Matthew 26, Hebrews 9 – 10 [PDF of Service]
Pastor Kevin Morris

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June 30, 2019 – Morning Message
“The Biblical Family”

Deuteronomy 6:4-9  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz concludes his series on
Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

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June 23, 2019 – Morning Message
“Biblical Marriage”

Genesis 2, Malachi 2, Ephesians 5 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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June 16, 2019 – Morning Message
“Biblical Manhood, Part 2”

Ephesians 5 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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June 9, 2019 – Morning Message 
“Kingdom Life”

Matthew 5:1-12  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastoral Intern Isaac Karpenske begins his first message at FBCNR discussing his power lifting during high school —

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June 2, 2019 – Morning Message and Communion
“Biblical Manhood, Part 1”

Genesis 1 with 1 Timothy 5:8  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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May 26, 2019 – Morning Message
“Worship as Justice”

Matthew 25:31-46 [no notes were used for this service]
Guest Pastor and Missionary, Caleb Kudlo,
City View Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH

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May 19, 2019 – Morning Message
“Biblical Sexuality”

Romans 1  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz
Sermon was preceded by a video of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
and Damaris Carbaugh singing “I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel

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May 12, 2019 – Morning Message
“A Biblical View of Womanhood”

1 Corinthians 13:1-8a  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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May 5, 2019 – Morning Message,
including Communion and Graduate Recognition

“Moving Forward in Faithfulness as Ambassadors for Christ”
John 20-21  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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April 28, 2019 – Morning Message
“Moving Forward in Faithfulness as Ambassadors for Christ”
John 20-21  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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April 18, 2019 – Maundy Thursday Messages
and Communion
Pastors Jerry Birkholz and Kevin Morris

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April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday, Morning Message
“Moving Forward in Faithfulness by Following Our King: Jesus”
John 11 – 12   [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz
Also, audio for the Adult Bible teaching hour
with discussion of Biblical church elders and overseers
is available here:

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April 7, 2019 – Sunday Morning Message
“Moving Forward in Faithfulness by Exercising Prayers of Faith”
James 5:13-20  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 31, 2019 – Sunday Morning Message
“Moving Forward in Faithfulness by Discerning the Will of God”
James 4:13 – 5:11  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 24, 2019 – Sunday Morning Message
“Context and the Great Commission” [PDF of Sermon Notes]

Matthew 28:16-20, 1 John 1:5-10
Guest Speaker – Joe Smith, StrengthenChurch.com
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March 17, 2019 – Sunday Morning Message
“Moving Forward in Faithfulness by Humbling Ourselves Before The Lord”
James 4:1-12  [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 3, 2019 – Sunday Morning Message
“Moving Forward in Faithfulness by Demonstrating Faith Works”
James 2:14-26 [PDF of Sermon Notes]
Pastor Jerry Birkholz

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March 3, 2019 – 3:00 p.m. – Installation Service
Pastor Jerry Birkholz
See Leadership Page for additional details

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