2 Corinthians 1:20 (The Promises of God Sermon Series)
Listen in to this final installment in our Promises of God sermon series as Kendra LeeAnne shows us the incredible truth that all of God's promises are "Yes" and "Amen" in Jesus!
August 16, 2021
Psalm 42 (The Promises of God Sermon Series)
We've talked a lot this summer about God's great promises for us, but how do we respond when the fulfilment of God's promises don't seem to come as we expected? Listen in as Cassidy Williams shows us the glories of Psalm 42 and helps us see how to cling to God when it's hard to see the fulfilment of His promises.
August 9, 2021
Philippians 4:13 (The Promises of God Sermon Series)
What if this famous verse means something even greater than its popular interpretation communicates? Listen in as Ryan Long shows us the glories of God's amazing promise in Philippians 4:13.
July 19, 2021
1 Corinthians 10:13 (The Promises of God Sermon Series)
Listen in as Lake McGinty shows us God's promise to us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 and how we can use this promise to fight temptation. Note: Due to technical difficulties, only half of the message was successfully recorded. Nevertheless, we believe the available audio is still immensely helpful.
July 12, 2021
Jeremiah 29:11 (The Promises of God Sermon Series)
This famous verse is often misused, but Austin Hey helps us see just how wonderful the promise it contains really is when we understand what it actually means!
June 14, 2021
Delighting in God: Psalm 37:4 (Promises of God Series)
What does it mean to delight in God? What does it mean that God will give us the desires of our heart? Listen in to this first installment in our summer series on the promises of God as Caleb Eissler shows us how to find true and ultimate satisfaction in God not just now, but forever.
June 6, 2021
The Church (Foundations Series)
We talk about the church all of the time, but do we actually know what the church is? What does the Bible have to say about the church? What does it mean to be a member of a local church? Listen in to this next installment of our Foundations sermon series as Caleb Eissler helps us see what the Bible actually says about the church and what that means for our lives.
May 14, 2021
The Lord's Supper (Foundations Series)
What is the Lord's Supper? What does is symbolize? How does it work? Why are the different beliefs about the Lord's Supper Important? Listen in to this next message in our Foundations sermon series as Caleb Eissler answers these questions and more! May this message help you see the depth and beauty of the Lord's Supper!
March 26, 2021
Generosity (Malachi 3:6-12)
Continuing on in our Malachi sermon series, Adam Kuntz shows us the importance of generosity in our Christian lives!
March 26, 2021
Justice and Our Spiritual Transformation (Malachi 2:17-3:5)
Listen in to the next message in our Malachi series as Austin Hey shows us the importance of God's justice and how the Lord works in our hearts to bring about justice in the world.
March 26, 2021
Covenant Faithfulness (Malachi 2:10-16)
What does it mean to be faithful to God? How can we knowingly or unknowingly fall into unfaithfulness? Listen in as Andy Lee helps us see what we can learn about our own faithfulness to Jesus from the unfaithfulness of God's people long ago in Malachi 2:10-16.
February 24, 2021
The Great High Priest (Malachi 2:1-9)
What happens when even the priests of God fall short? How does a 3,000 year old book point forward to the solution to our sin? Listen in as Kendra LeeAnne shows us the weight of sin and the glory of Jesus from Malachi 2:1-9.
February 14, 2021
Assurance and Perseverance (Foundations Series)
How can I have assurance of my salvation? Can I lose my salvation? How can I press on in the faith? Listen in as Caleb Eissler answers these questions and more in the first installment of our Foundations Sermon Series about the basic beliefs of the faith. *This sermon was originally preached on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
January 31, 2021
Where is My Honor? (Malachi 1:6-14)
What does it mean to give God the honor He is due? How can we strive to do this ourselves and test if we're pressing towards that goal? What are signs that we aren't giving God the glory He deserves? Listen in as Adam Kuntz answers these questions and more in a powerful sermon about what it means to truly worship the Lord.
January 26, 2021
God's Covenant Love (Malachi 1:1-5)
When the world is crashing down around us and we're struggling to see affirmation of God's love, how can we be assured that God actually loves us? Listen in as Caleb Eissler kicks off our new sermon series "The End of the Beginning" by showing us the glory of God's covenant love for His people from the book of Malachi. *This sermon was originally preached on January 14th, 2021 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
January 15, 2021
The Most Political Statement Ever Made
In our world, our understanding of government and politics is often informed more by what hear on cable news and social media rather than what read in the Bible. This message is meant to change that. Preached just two days after the 2020 presidential election (we still did not which candidate had won yet), Caleb Eissler aimed to help us see what the Bible has to say about the government. Trying to cut through the fierce division and political rhetoric in a divided nation, Caleb seeks to help us frame the issues from the Bible's perspective by focusing on the most political statement ever made.
November 6, 2020
*Originally preached by Mat Karger on August 27th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
September 1, 2020
*Originally preached by Cory Scheer on August 20th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
September 1, 2020
*Originally preached by Ryan Long on August 13th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
September 1, 2020
*Originally preached by Kendra LeeAnne on July 30th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
September 1, 2020
Loving the Unlovable (Including You and Me) (James 2:1-13)
Loving others can be hard. We all struggle to love different people. So how can we love like Jesus? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us how and why we are called to love the unlovable because Jesus loved the unlovable in us.
July 24, 2020
Steadfast Under Trial (James 1:12-18)
How do we endure trial? How can we call ourselves blessed in the midst of pain? Listen in as Kendra LeeAnne delivers a powerful message from deep personal experience of how God works for our joy and His glory in the midst of pain.
July 20, 2020
Pure Religion: Living Out God's Word (James 1:19-27)
Many of us hear and study God's Word often. But do we live it out? How can we grow in applying and practicing the very truths God calls for in His Word? Listen in to this incredibly practical sermon from Caleb Eissler as he helps us think through what it means to practice pure religion, in other words, how to live out God's Word.
July 17, 2020
The Wisdom of the Cross: Folly to the World and Hope for Every Trial (James 1:5-12)
What does wisdom have to do with joy and enduring trials? What if the way to everlasting power and life was actually by giving up your power and life? What if the very wisdom we need is the very wisdom the world rejects? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us the glory in the wisdom of the cross as we continue on in our series in the book of James.
July 3, 2020
"Count it All Joy": Why and How You Can Triumph in Trials (James 1:1-4, 12)
How can we endure trials? What hope does the Bible give us when we encounter excruciating and unexpected hardship in life? In our first meeting back after the COVID-19 quarantine, Caleb Eissler shows us why and how we can "count it all joy" (James 1:2) no matter what comes because of the hope Jesus gives.
June 26, 2020
"I Have Overcome the World" (John 16:33)
How can we have an unshakable confidence now matter what comes? How is it that we can have indestructible joy? How can we endure hardship through Jesus? Listen in as Caleb Eissler helps us see the glory of all that is bound up in Jesus' famous statement, "I have overcome the world."
April 10, 2020
Humble Glory (John 12-13)
What is the thread that ties together some of the most famous stories in the Gospel of John? What is the unexpected path to peace and glory? What quality about Jesus separated him from the other kings in His day and is meant to be a defining factor of the Christian life? The answer to these questions is simple: humility. Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us how humility is the key to living out the Christian life as he walks us through 3 stories of humility from Jesus and his followers in John 12-13. *Originally preached on Thursday, March 26th, 2020*
March 27, 2020
The Good Shepherd (John 10-11)
What hope can we have during the COVID-19 crisis? How can we keep our gaze fixed on Jesus during this pandemic? What does a 2000 year old story about a shepherd have to do with our current moment? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us the hope of Christ from John 10-11 for our tumultuous times. *Originally preached on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
March 20, 2020
Pastoral Prayer of Hope in Response to COVID-19
In light of all of the buzz surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we took time to pray to God as a ministry. This is the audio from the pastoral prayer delivered by Caleb Eissler meant to address reality frankly, but with hope. May this prayer offer hope in a time of confusion and chaos. *This prayer was originally delivered on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
March 13, 2020
Amazing Grace (John 7:53-8:11)
What if there was another angle to one of the most famous and scandalous stories in all of Scripture? What if grace is more amazing that we think? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us a different perspective of one of the most well-known stories from the Bible, helping us see the wonder of Jesus along the way. Be ready to be amazed by grace! *Originally preached on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
February 28, 2020
Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? (John 4:46-5:47)
Do you believe in the Jesus of the Bible or the Jesus of your imagination? What do our reactions to and expectations of Jesus in prayer, taking next steps of faith, worship, the spiritual disciplines, and more tell us about our true view of Jesus? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us three views of Jesus from individuals in the stories in John 4:46-5:47 and what they can tell us about our view of Jesus. *Originally preached on Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
February 7, 2020
Origin Stories: The Answer to Where Our Worship, Hope, and Witness Come From (John 1:1-18)
Where did Jesus come from? Where did we come from? What is our origin story? What does origin have to do do with our sin and worship? Listen in as Caleb Eissler kicks off our Spring semester series in the Gospel of John by helping us see how origin helps inform our worship, hope, and witness. *Originally preached on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
January 17, 2020
The Most Unstoppable Force in the Universe (Romans 8:31-39)
What is it that can overcome pain, suffering, depression, anxiety, heartbreak, trial, tribulation, rejection, death, and more? The glorious answer from Romans 8 is this: the love of Christ. Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us how through Christ we can be more than conquerors in all things so that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. If God is for us, who can be against us?
December 13, 2019
The Greatest Verse Ever Misunderstood (Romans 8:26-30)
Romans 8:28 may be the most misunderstood verse in all of Scripture. And when it is misunderstood people get hurt, walk away from their faith, and give up hope. The difference between feeling abandoned by God versus having an unshakable peace and joy when pain and hardships comes comes down to whether or not we actually understand God's Word. Listen in as Caleb Eissler helps us see the glorious truth of Romans 8:28, the greatest verse ever misunderstood. *Originally preached on Thursday, December 6th, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
December 6, 2019
The World's Great Longing: The Bible's Answer to the Problem of Pain (Romans 8:18-25)
We all have deep longings and desires. And we all wrestle with the existence of pain and suffering in the world. Will those longings ever be fulfilled? How do we make sense of the pain in the world? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us from Romans 8 how the the answers to those questions are the same. If you want hope and a sense of awe at Jesus, you won't want to miss this message! *Originally preached on Thursday, November 14th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
November 15, 2019
"The Struggle is Real" Mental Health Panel
Mental Health is a vital topic that is rarely discussed in churches. After walking through a 5 week sermon series on mental health titled "The Struggle is Real," we sat down with several pastors and licensed professional counselors to talk about questions from the series and how to apply the Gospel to our mental health. We discussed issues ranging from self-care, walking alongside those struggling, medicine, suicide, prayer, and more. Listen in as our panelists seek to help us have hope and wisdom in the area of the intersection of mental health and the Gospel! Panelists Robbie Sullivan- Licensed Professional Counselor Merle Mees- Lead Pastor Karen Mees- Licensed Professional Counselor John Newsom- Care Pastor and Army Chaplain Brad Daniel- Student Pastor Caleb Eissler- Moderator *This panel originally took place on Tuesday, October 15th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
November 12, 2019
Salvation Comes Through Suffering (Romans 8:1-18)
What if the reason we struggle with sharing the Gospel and fighting sin is because we've not fully understood just how great the Gospel really is? Listen in as Caleb Eissler helps us see Paul's wisdom for how to pursue holiness and see the Gospel as more glorious than we could ever imagine. Want to be encouraged in your faith? Tune in and see why "No condemnation" is the greatest declaration ever proclaimed. *Originally preached on Thursday, November 7th at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
November 9, 2019
Beyond Abundance: The Astonishing Reality of God’s Nature, Love, and Prayer-Answering Power (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Why is prayer so hard? How can we deepen our prayer lives? How can we experience the love of Jesus more fully? How do we mature as Christians? Listen in as Caleb Eissler answers these questions and lays out a powerful reality for our spiritual journeys: when we know who God is and what He has done for us, it changes the content of our prayers. *Originally preached on Thursday, October 3rd at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
October 4, 2019
An Everlasting Name: The Bible's Radical Vision for Singleness and the Gospel
What does the Bible actually have to say about singleness? In a modern Christian culture that can often imply that you are not whole unless you are married with children, are our churches' assumptions actually biblical? How do you live out your singleness well, whether it's permanent or temporary? How can I faithfully desire marriage while living out my singleness well while I have it? Listen in as Caleb Eissler answers these questions and helps us see the Bible's radical and beautiful vision for singleness. *Originally preached on Thursday, September 26th, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church*
September 27, 2019
The Unexpected King: God's Glory in His Faithfulness and Provision for His People (1 Samuel 12:6-25)
Trusting God can be hard. It's not easy to trust that God is faithful or that He will provide when life gets hard. How can we bolster our belief that God gives us everything we need? Is our trust in the Lord or are we seeking our satisfaction, contentment, peace, security, and delight in other things? Listen in as Caleb Eissler shows us how a prophet from 3000 years ago gives us astonishing hope to believe God is faithful and will provide for His people. *Originally preached on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.*
August 16, 2019
Mental Health + The Gospel: A Panel Conversation
Mental Health is a vital, yet often neglected, element of the Christian life. We face a crisis of mental health issues today, but we often fail to speak about them or address them with clarity. On August 1st, 2019, PV Twenty-Somethings hosted a public panel to bring clarity and truth to the conversation surrounding the intersection of mental health and the Gospel. Panelists include Licensed Professional Counselors Karen Mees and Robie Sullivan, Lead Pastor Merle Mees, Care Pastor and Army Chaplain John Newsom, and Student Pastor Brad Daniel. The panelists addressed a whole host of topics including medication, spiritual warfare, tactics to improve and sustain mental health, how to care for others who encounter mental illness, the hope that the Gospel brings, and so much more!
August 5, 2019
The Unexpected Ministry of "Unanswered" Prayers
Have you ever continually cried out to God in prayer only to receive silence in return? In those moments we can't help but ask questions like: "Why won't God answer my prayers?" "Does God even hear my prayers?" "Does God even love me if He doesn't answer my prayers?" "How can I actually hear God's voice?" What does it mean when it seems like God isn't answering our prayers? How should we respond? Listen in as Caleb Eissler helps us make sense of our unanswered prayers, shows us how to hear God's voice, and helps us see the wonders that God is working in the midst of the silence. Originally preached on Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
June 1, 2019
How to Engage in Politics as a Christian (Panel)
In our tribalized and volatile age, how can Christians intelligently and respectfully engage in politics? Listen in as PV pastors and church members discuss how the Gospel relates to topics such as nationalism, abortion, race, fake news, social media, history, the Republican and Democratic parties, poverty, immigration, social justice, and more. Panelists: Caleb Eissler (Moderator), Kevin Smith, Brad Daniel, Tim Overby, Jeff Sheets, and Lindy Sheets
May 20, 2019