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Countryside Covenant Church

Countryside Covenant Church

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Countryside Covenant Church desires to be a regional Evangelical presence providing opportunities to know and grow closer to Jesus and put our faith into action in the world. We are located rurally near Milbank, South Dakota. Find us on FaceBook or through our website CountrysideCovenant.org
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God's Encouragement in Times of Persecution - Acts 18:1-17
Pastor John DePalma speaks from an illustration of Paul in Acts, to explore how God encourages his people during times of persecution and hardship.  October 31st, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - How Great Is Our God | Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves | ©2004 Sixsteps Music, Vamos Publishing, WorshipTogether.com Songs, Wondrously Made Songs
34:42
October 31, 2021
Wisdom Is Better Than Folly - Ecclesiastes 9:13-18
Guest speaker Jerry Strube speaks from Ecclesiastes regarding wisdom, and how to avoid the fool's demise.  October 24th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - O Lord My Rock and My Redeemer | Nathan Stiff | ©2017 Sovereign Grace Worship
26:25
October 24, 2021
Men Who Upset the World - Acts 17:1-15
Pastor John DePalma speaks of Paul and Sila's travels to Thessalonica and Berea, where jealous and powerful individuals found distaste in the proclamation of Jesus Christ as King. However, loyalty and faithfulness strengthened believers who continued the task of sharing God's message to new believers.  October 17th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - Be Thou My Vision | David Allen, Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne | ©1986 Curb Word Music
33:31
October 17, 2021
When God Works Powerfully in a Wealthy Unbelieving Society - Acts 16:16-40
Pastor John DePalma speaks of the imprisonment of Paul and Silas in Philippi, and how God protected them as they proclaimed Christ's message in the midst of persecution.  October 10th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - Facing a Task Unfinished | Frank Houghton, Samuel Sebastian Wesley | Public Domain
43:25
October 10, 2021
God's Miraculous Deliverance in Times of Persecution - Acts 12:1-24
Pastor John DePalma explores Peter's miraculous release from prison, to gain understanding of how we as believers might react in times of persecution.  October 3rd, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - It is Well with My Soul | Horatio Gates Spafford, Philip Paul Bliss | Public Domain
31:43
October 3, 2021
The Conversion of a Persecutor - Acts 9:1-31
Pastor John DePalma speaks of the conversion of Saul, persecutor of Christians, to Apostle Paul, believer in Jesus Christ.  September 26th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - His Mercy is More | Matt Boswell, Matt Papa | ©2016 Getty Music Hymns and Songs
30:54
September 26, 2021
When Persecution Comes - Acts 5:12-42
Pastor John DePalma speaks from the book of Acts to illustrate how persecution of God's people was used, and will be used, to gather more believers through sharing the message of sacrifice and love by Jesus Christ.  September 19th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - Facing a Task Unfinished | Frank Houghton, Samuel Sebastian Wesley | Public Domain
38:47
September 19, 2021
When God Moves Powerfully in Our World - Acts 3:1-4:31
Pastor John DePalma speaks of a bold example of God acting to reveal himself to us, through a study in the book of Acts.  September 12th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - 10,000 Reasons | Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman | ©2011 Atlas Mountain Songs
41:06
September 12, 2021
Help Wanted - Matthew 9:36-39
Guest speaker Pastor John Hostettler speaks about the season of harvest and how God calls us to be laborers in that harvest.  September 5th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - Grace Greater Than Our Sin | Daniel Brink Towner, Julia Harriette Johnston | Public Domain
46:57
September 5, 2021
The Golden Calf: When God's People Rebel - Exodus 32:1-35
Pastor John DePalma speaks on the fall of God's people after His leading them away from Egyptian captivity, and how this relationship is later repaired.  August 29th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - Amazing Grace | Edwin Othello Excell, John Newton, John P. Rees, William W. Walker | Public Domain
46:43
August 29, 2021
Belonging to a Holy God - Exodus 19:1-25
Pastor John DePalma speaks about the role of a mediator, between God and his people. Jesus stands as our mediator, so that through His sacrifice, we can restore our relationship with God.  August 22th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - The Blessing | Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick | ©2020 Capitol CMG Paragon | ARTIST: The Munteans
36:25
August 22, 2021
How the Nations Ought to Respond to God - Exodus 18:1-27
Pastor John DePalma speaks on the relationship between God and gentile nations, and how the story of Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, gives a glimpse into our own gentile relationship with God.  August 15th, 2021 Music: CCLI License 20576625 - O Lord My Rock and My Redeemer | Nathan Stiff | ©2017 Sovereign Grace Worship | ARTIST: The Munteans
38:19
August 15, 2021
Finding Joy in the Midst of Chaos - Acts 16:25-34
Pastor John DePalma speaks on how great disruptions in one's life can provide opportunity to be blessed and find joy through a relationship with God. Or as a faithful believer, by providing God's message through action or words to those in despair. August 8th, 2021 Music: - How Firm a Foundation | Unknown Author | Public Domain | CCLI: 20576625
31:10
August 8, 2021
Called to Carry One Another's Burdens - Galatians 6:2-4
Guest speaker Twila Mursu presents biblical tools and Christian guidelines for helping us bear one another's burdens.   August 1st, 2021 Music: - Truth Be Told | AJ Pruis, Matthew West | ©2019 Get Ur Seek On | ARTIST: Matthew West | CCLI: 20576625 - The Blessing | Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, Steven Furtick | ©2020 Capitol CMG Paragon | ARTIST: The Munteans | CCLI: 20576625
42:26
August 1, 2021
Give Us Today Our Daily Bread - Exodus 16:1-36
Pastor John speaks of God's daily provision through the story of Moses and God's people wandering in the desert.  July 25th, 2021
33:52
July 25, 2021
Being Faithful to God's Call in Difficult Days - Exodus 5:1-6:13
Pastor John speaks of Moses' initial failure to deliver God's people from the oppression of Egypt, and how faithfulness overcomes the non-Christian worldview of failure and hopelessness.  July 18th, 2021
26:52
July 18, 2021
Fulfilling the Great Commission in Difficult Days - Exodus 4:19-31
Pastor John speaks of Moses' difficult decision to follow God's lead in a difficult situation. Those who believe in Jesus Christ make the same decision knowing that we could face hardship in following God's calling.  July 11th, 2021
19:55
July 11, 2021
When God Makes Himself Known - Exodus 2:23-4:18
Pastor John speaks of Moses' mountain top experience, and relates it to our relationship with God including His revelation to each of us.  July 4th, 2021
40:21
July 4, 2021
Whatever Became of Sin - Mark 9:42-50
Guest speaker Jerry Strube speaks on the moral divide separating us from salvation and our need for a Savior, through a study from the book of Mark.  June 27th, 2021
19:29
June 27, 2021
When Failure Prepares You For Success - Exodus 2:11-22
Why is it difficult for us to rescue others from their burdens? Pastor John DePalma speaks from Exodus in a study of Moses' failure and transformation.  June 20th, 2021
35:01
June 20, 2021
Birth of a Deliverer - Exodus 1:8-2:10
Pastor John DePalma speaks in a study of Mose's birth, and the circumstances of persecution and oppression at that time. Acting in faith instead of fear, God's people flourished under God's blessing even though Pharaoh's oppression of them increased.  June 13th, 2021
36:55
June 13, 2021
Unresolved Anger - Judges 8:4-21
Pastor John DePalma speaks about the mindset resulting from unresolved anger in a character study of Gideon and his actions.  June 6th, 2021
41:55
June 6, 2021
Experiencing God's Salvation - Genesis 46:28-47:12
Pastor John DePalma continues the lessons from Joseph's family relationships, and explores how salvation changes perspectives for God's people.  May 30th, 2021
25:44
May 30, 2021
The Long Path Towards Reconciliation (Part 3) - Genesis 44-45
Pastor John DePalma continues the lessons from Joseph's family relationships, and the parallel story of our relationship with God.  May 23rd, 2021
45:49
May 23, 2021
The Long Path Towards Reconciliation (Part 2) - Genesis 43:1-34
Pastor John DePalma continues the lessons from Joseph's family relationships, and the parallel story of our relationship with God.  May 16th, 2021
35:16
May 16, 2021
The Long Path Towards Reconciliation (Part 1) - Genesis 42:1-38
Pastor John DePalma continues the lessons from Joseph's family relationships, and the parallel story of our relationship with God.  May 9th, 2021
40:57
May 9, 2021
No Exemplary Families - Genesis 37:1-36
Pastor John DePalma speaks about Joseph's family relationships, and the parallel story of our relationship with God.  May 2nd, 2021
37:29
May 2, 2021
Walking on Water - Matthew 14:22-33
Guest speaker, Jerry Strube, speaks about the one key factor uniting all Christians in faith... belief. Belief in Jesus Christ as Savior, King of Kings, and the resurrected Son of God. Belief can be difficult when the storms of life create high seas, but trusting God to calm the storm will also strengthen our faith. April 25th, 2021
26:59
April 25, 2021
Worthy is the Lamb - Revelation 5:1-14
Guest speaker, Jerry Strube, speaks about "The One" worthy of opening the scroll, through a study in the book of Revelation. April 18th, 2021
21:35
April 18, 2021
Preparing for Jesus' Return - Matthew 25:1-13
Pastor John speaks about our preparation for the return of Jesus, through a study in the book of Matthew. April 11th, 2021
26:52
April 11, 2021
Believing in the Resurrection of Jesus - John 20:1-10
Pastor John explores the initial discovery that Jesus' body was missing from the tomb. How did the disciples react to this discovery? April 4th, 2021
34:59
April 4, 2021
Maundy Thursday - John 13:1-17
Pastor John speaks of the significance regarding Jesus washing his disciples' feet, during the Maundy Thursday worship service. April 1st, 2021
31:54
April 2, 2021
Enter the King of Glory - Matthew 21:1-11
We must receive Jesus for who he is and not as who we want him to be. In a study of Matthew, Pastor John explores Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem as the King of Glory during Passover week. March 28th, 2021
36:27
March 28, 2021
The Gideon Mission - Romans 3:23
David Kruger shares his experiences as a Gideon and helps us understand the Gideon mission. March 21st, 2021
39:39
March 21, 2021
Obeying God in an Unbelieving World - Judges 6:25-35
Obedience to God's way can be difficult when we feel strongly about doing things our own way. Pastor John explores obedience through the story of Gideon and his father, as told from the book of Judges. March 14th, 2021
30:27
March 14, 2021
Rising to Positions of Great Authority - Genesis 41:1-57
When God promotes his people into positions of authority, He moves pieces into position like a great chess master. Pastor John continues the story of Joseph in a study of Genesis 41 to answer the question, "How does a person rise to a position of great authority for God?" March 7th, 2021
38:12
March 7, 2021
Created for Community - Romans 12:9-18
The Christian Community is a group of people built upon an uncommon unity in Christ. As the world shudders under the weight of changing social norms, how is our love and unity in Christ perceived by others? February 28th, 2021
35:58
February 28, 2021
When God Promotes His People - Genesis 40:1-23
What does God look for when he wants to promote someone? Pastor John speaks from Genesis 40 in an illustration of Godly promotion of Joseph.  February 21th, 2021
34:19
February 21, 2021
Resisting Temptation - Genesis 39:1-23
Pastor John speaks from Genesis 39 on temptation, in a study of the servant Joseph and his relationship with God. Joseph's relationship with God proved to be more important to him, even while in prison, than the temptation of relationship with his master's wife. February 14th, 2021
38:43
February 14, 2021
Scandalous Behavior - Genesis 38:1-30
Pastor John speaks from Genesis 38 in relating the hypocrisy and scandalous behavior of Bible times to our current situation. However, those involved in scandalous behavior will not stop God's will from being carried out. February 7th, 2021
40:01
February 7, 2021
Overreacting to Injustice - Genesis 34:1-31
Pastor John speaks from Genesis 34:1-31 about how our reaction to injustice can divide us as a people, but through Jesus Christ we can find unity. January 31st, 2021
33:34
January 31, 2021
Peace in the Midst of the Storm - Mark 4:35-41
Pastor John speaks from Mark 4:35-41 about how our walk in faith may present us with stormy seas, but through Jesus Christ we can find peace in the storm. January 24th, 2021
24:42
January 24, 2021
The Offending of America - Exodus 20:1-17
From Exodus 20, guest speaker Jerry Strube speaks about God's love and His desire for us to act within the boundaries of His commandments when we share that great love. Before Jesus walked the earth to demonstrate God's love, grace, and mercy, we were given commandments to help us understand love and the heart of God. January 10th, 2021
25:16
January 10, 2021
Setting the Captive Free - Genesis 14:1-16
In a study of Genesis 14:1-16, Pastor John speaks about how our decisions, if not based in faith, can lead to our captivity. There are measures we can take today, to gain freedom from captivity. January 3rd, 2021
35:56
January 3, 2021
Carry Your Faith Forward - 1 Peter 1:3-9
Guest speaker Jerry Strube speaks about faith and moving into a new year, in a study of 1 Peter 1:3-9.  December 27th, 2020
23:17
December 27, 2020
Magi Visit the Messiah - Matthew 2:1-12
Christmas Eve Special Service: Pastor John speaks about the birth of Jesus Christ, in a study of Matthew 2:1-12.  December 24th, 2020
51:18
December 25, 2020
Seeking the Savior - Luke 2:8-20
Pastor John speaks about the birth of Jesus Christ, in a study of Luke 2:8-20.  December 20th, 2020 Special music by the Munteans. "What Child is This?"
30:03
December 20, 2020
Why The Feeding Trough? - Luke 2:1-7
Pastor John explores the significance of a manger used at the birth of Jesus Christ, in a study of Luke 2:1-7.  December 13th, 2020 Special Music by the Munteans. "Not That Far From Bethlehem" "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
26:42
December 13, 2020
Angelic Encounters - Luke 1:5-25
Pastor John compares two faithful reactions during angelic encounters, and relates them to our walk in faith through a study of Luke 1:5-25. December 06th, 2020
43:13
December 6, 2020
Giving Thanks with Celebration - Nehemiah 12:27-43
Guest Speaker Jerry Strube speaks about gratefulness and giving thanks in celebration, as demonstrated in a study of Nehemiah 12:27-43. November 29nd, 2020
25:16
December 3, 2020
How the Life of Faith Deals with Conflict - Genesis 13:1-18
Pastor John speaks about dealing with conflict while living a faithful life, as demonstrated in a study of Genesis 13:1-18. November 22nd, 2020
30:09
November 22, 2020
When We Lose Faith - Genesis 12:10-13
Pastor John speaks about the cost of losing faith, as demonstrated in a study of Genesis 12:10-13. November 15th, 2020
35:22
November 15, 2020
Jesus Our Treasure - Matthew 13:44-46
Pastor John speaks about the kingdom of God, our treasure, as demonstrated in a study of Matthew 13:44-46. November 8th, 2020
18:57
November 8, 2020
The Birth of a Deliverer - Judges 13:1-25
Pastor John speaks about grace, as demonstrated in a study of Judges 13:1-25. November 1st, 2020
25:06
November 6, 2020
Love Without Boundaries - Luke 10:25-37
Pastor John speaks about boundless love and answers the question of who is your neighbor, as demonstrated in a study of Luke 10:25-37. October 25th, 2020
31:49
October 25, 2020
Jephthah’s Vow - Judges 11:29-40
Pastor John speaks about rash vows, as demonstrated in a study of Judges 11:29-40. October 18th, 2020
39:12
October 18, 2020
Unfit Leaders Part 2 - Judges 11:12-28
Pastor John speaks about unfit leaders, as demonstrated in a study of Judges 11:12-28. October 11th, 2020
29:44
October 11, 2020
Unfit Leaders Part 1 - Judges 10:17-11:11
Pastor John speaks about unfit leaders, as demonstrated in a study of Judges 10:17-11:11. October 4th, 2020
33:05
October 11, 2020
Our Hope: The Resurrected Christ - 1 Corinthians 15:1-23
Pastor John speaks on resurrection and our hope in Jesus Christ, as demonstrated in a study of 1 Corinthians 15:1-23. September 13th, 2020
35:05
September 13, 2020
Courageous Leadership - Nehemiah 6:1-19
Pastor John speaks on courageous leadership, as demonstrated in a study of Nehemiah 6:1-19. September 6th, 2020
19:49
September 10, 2020
Leadership that Works: Overcoming Oppression - Nehemiah 5:1-19
Pastor John speaks on leadership while overcoming oppression of God's faithful followers, as demonstrated in a study of Nehemiah 5:1-19. August 30th, 2020
34:23
September 3, 2020
Leadership that Works: Overcoming Opposition to God’s Work - Nehemiah 4:1-23
Pastor John speaks on leadership while overcoming opposition to God's work, as demonstrated in a study of Nehemiah 4:1-23. August 23rd, 2020
40:05
August 23, 2020
Leadership That Works - Nehemiah 2:11-20
Pastor John speaks on the qualities of leadership, as demonstrated in a study of Nehemiah 2:11-20. August 16th, 2020
36:06
August 16, 2020
Exercising Faith in Difficult Times - Nehemiah 2:1-10
Pastor John speaks on overcoming issues in exercising your faith in difficult times, as illustrated in a study of Nehemiah 2:1-10. August 9th, 2020
26:23
August 9, 2020
Nehemiah's Prayer - Nehemiah 1:1-11
Pastor John speaks on the power of prayer, as illustrated in a study of Nehemiah 1:1-11.  August 2nd, 2020
35:13
August 2, 2020
Is Your Religion Worthless? - Jeremiah 7:1-15
Guest speaker Jerry Strube speaks on the difference between "religion" and a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" in a study of Jeremiah 7:1-15.  July 26th, 2020
19:44
July 26, 2020
Civil Disturbances - Acts 19:21-41
Pastor John DePalma speaks on civil disturbances in a study of Acts 19:21-41. July 19th, 2020
33:19
July 19, 2020
Love Your God, Love Your Neighbor - Mark 12:28-34
Guest speaker Jerry Strube gives a message on love in a study of Mark 12:28-34.  July 12th, 2020
23:07
July 12, 2020
Magic or Miracle - Acts 19:11-20
Pastor John DePalma speaks on the power of miracles in a study of Acts 19:11-20. July 5th, 2020
29:49
July 5, 2020
Victory Over the Enemy - Esther 9:1-5
Esther Episode 9: Pastor John speaks on injustice in "Victory Over the Enemy" with a study of Esther 9:1-5. June 28th, 2020
32:49
June 28, 2020
Reversing the Curse - Esther 8:1-17
Esther Episode 8: Pastor John explores the character of Esther as she trusts in God to reverse the curse placed on her people, in this study of Esther 8:1-17. June 21st, 2020
31:34
June 21, 2020
The Power of Intercessory Prayer - Esther 7:1-10
Esther Episode 7: Pastor John explores the character of Esther and the power of intercessory prayer, in this study of Esther 7:1-10. June 14th, 2020
33:19
June 14, 2020
Victory in Jesus - Esther 5:9 - 6:14
Esther Episode 6: Pastor John speaks on our victory in Jesus Christ by looking at the character of Haman, in this study of Esther 5:9 - 6:14. June 7th, 2020
30:25
June 7, 2020
Interceding for God's People - Esther 5:1-14
Esther Episode 5: Pastor John continues through the Book of Esther with this study of Esther 5:1-14.   May 31st, 2020
31:03
May 31, 2020
From Fear to Faith in a Time of Crisis - Esther 4:1-17
Esther Episode 4: Pastor John continues through the Book of Esther with this study of Esther 4:1-17. May 24th, 2020
27:45
May 24, 2020
The Road to Persecution - Esther 3:1-15
Esther Episode 3: Pastor John continues through the Book of Esther with this study of Esther 3:1-15.  May 17th, 2020
33:23
May 20, 2020
The Road to Success - Esther 2:1-18
Esther Episode 2: Pastor John continues his series on the Book of Esther this week, in a study of Esther 2:1-18.  May 3rd, 2020
24:53
May 3, 2020
Submit To One Another In Love - Esther 1:1-8
Esther Episode 1: Pastor John DePalma starts a new sermon series on the book of Esther. This week's study is from Esther 1:1-8.  April 26th, 2020
28:05
April 28, 2020