The First Letter of John
Some within John's fellowship left the church and in so doing caused those within the church to doubt.
John's intent is to calm their hearts. This letter is an excellent opportunity for today's believer
to arm himself against the deceiver's onslaughts in his attempt to overthrow true faith.
The Gospel of Mark
In the absence of the Gospel story, we would be lacking a significant piece to the larger picture that God established.
We can live with full assurance that God has kept His word to deliver all who trust in Him.
nothing as important as what the gospels tell us about Jesus Christ.
Paul's letter to the Corinthians was written in response to questions and situations that
arose within the Corinthian fellowship. No part of our lives, include
our "church life" is separated from Jesus Christ. This letter celebrates the
centrality of Christ in the local assembly.
Paul's message to the church is emphatic: Justification is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
To our everlasting shame, today's church has separated the great doctrine of positional justification from her
present sanctification and her ultimate glorification. Salvation, and all of its components, is indivisibly linked.
One cannot separate the parts without destroying the whole. Journey with Paul as he expounds these truths to the
Galatians, and ultimate unto the modern church.
This sermon series is a paragraph by paragraph study of the book of Ephesians.
Jesus Christ is God's instrument of reconciliation. Through Him, man is reconciled to God.
Through Him, Jew is reconciled to Gentile. Through Him, there is unity within relationships.
Through Him, the Church is Christ's instrument of reconciliation to the world.
Jesus Christ is that which unifies all things created.
This sermon series is a paragraph by paragraph study of the book of Philippians.
From overflowing affection for Christ and His Church, Paul invites his readers to rejoice when
confronted by adversity knowing such is essential in perfecting faith and inevitable when proclaiming Christ.
This sermon series is a paragraph by paragraph study of the book of Colossians.
The book of Colossians forms one of the most translucent revelations of Jesus Christ found within
Holy Scripture. The veil has been rent and we are privileged and exposed to a full portrayal of who
He is and what He has done for His people. Here we find the promise fulfilled and the picture completed.
Can a lapse of faith and an expression of unbelief on our part negate the work that God begun?
God is faithful. His faithfulness is not contingent on our ability to perform.
God's grace is sufficient for the sustaining of His suffering people.
This is the message shouted by the apostle Paul to the suffering Thessalonian church.
In Second Thessalonians, the apostle Paul seeks to encourage and comfort the persecuted believers
by setting forth the person of Christ. In so doing, he assists the church in "Finding Peace in the Midst of the Storm."
Everything up to this point in the revelation of God was in preparation for the manifestation of Jesus Christ.
Everything before Him is perfect but deficient.
Each piece left the individual wanting more and anticipating more... until the coming of Christ.
In the book of Hebrews Jesus Christ is shown to be better than anything that preceded Him. He is the ultimate.
He is the satisfier of man's design. He completes us.
The Storyline of the Bible
The Story in Six Acts
This seven part sermon series (including an epilogue) is a snapshot look at the Story of God. This true Story starts with God,
followed by creation, rejection, redemption, re-creation, with the end result of worship.
The entire Bible tells this one storyline of God.
The Storyline of the Bible
The entire Bible, from beginning to end, tells of one singular story.
This eight part Advent series is an attempt to view the Bible from a panoramic perspective.
It is an attempt to gather the largest wide-angle representation possible of who God is
and what He is doing and where this leads us as subjects under His rule.
The Flood (Gen. 6-9)
The account of Noah found in Genesis 6-9 is more than a cute children's story.
It represents a recurring theme in Scripture - Satan's assault against the promise found in Genesis 3:15.
It is only within this context that we can see the fuller picture.
The flood is just the frame holding the picture.
The Book of Ruth
The biblical account of Ruth carries forward the Bible's overarching storyline concerning the seed of the woman
promised in Genesis 3:15. Throughout history God preserved the promised seed that would someday crush the head
of the serpent. Ruth was a God-fearing woman who through trying and difficult circumstances maintained
her hope in a redeemer in the midst of Israels dark time of the Judges. Ruth would become the great grandmother
of King David from whom the messsiah would come.
Waiting for His Arrival and the Storyline of the Bible
Advent is a preparatory season. It has significance because it is a season of looking forward and waiting
for something greater, both for the annual celebration of the event of Christ's birth and for the time when
Christ will come again. This story is spoken of throughout the biblical narrative from creation to the future kingdom.
This six part Advent series is a broad look at the story of our King Jesus whose arrival
who we are still awaiting, and yet He is already here.
Reflecting on His Work and the Storyline of the Bible
The church has historically followed the storyline of Scripture by marking Advent, Lent and Pentecost.
Lent is a time to remember and reflect on the work of Jesus Christ - His vicarious, voluntary and
victorious provision on our behalf. Enter into the story of God. Reflect on the magnitude of his sacrifice
for you. Celebrate the victory His resurrection brought.
Laboring in His Legacy and the Storyline of the Bible
Jesus left his disciples with a legacy -- to spread the gospel to every tongue, tribe, people and nation.
This mission was empowered on Pentecost, when the disciples were indwelled by the Holy Spirit.
Our legacy today is the same -- to spread the gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Christian Life Series
What If It Does Not Work?
God promises rest...yet we live in turmoil. What do we do when it seems as if God does not deliver on
His promises. We must learn to find rest in His finished work.
This is a four part study examining truths we can rest in when it seems as if it does not work.
When Winter Comes
When we find ourselves struggling spiritually or emotionally, how are we to find comfort and rest?
The issue is to make sure we understand what is happening in our lives from the perspective of God
and not from that of our circumstances or feelings. This study addresses four areas as they relate to our winter seasons.
Joining Jesus in the Wilderness
Often we take our relationship with God for granted and forget to cultivate it.
This short study seeks to place the emphasis on our relationship with God by examining
the way Jesus celebrated His relationship with His Father during His time in the wilderness.
When Victory Seems Lost
If you have ever felt or believed that somehow you needed to work
to measure up to God's standard, then this study is for you. In Christ, we are free from the penalty and power of sin and someday we will be free from the presence of sin.
Citizens of Another Country
When God breaks the penalty against sin, He also breaks the power of sin.
This is a seven part study of Romans chapters 6 through 8.
The Way of His Cross
The Church calendar provokes Christians to see their lives as a part of God's story.
In Advent, the Christian celebrates the Hero's arrival in fulfillment of promise and picture.
In Pentecost, the Christian recognizes and affirms the Hero's legacy in and through His Church.
And in Lent, the Christian embraces the Hero's person and work as culminating in His death, burial, and resurrection.
This short study notes the relationship of the cross of Christ to the Lenten season.
Why I Need a Savior
This series begins by looking at three individual: John the Baptist, Nicodemus, and the woman at the well.
It becomes evident from these passages that we all need a savior no matter what our position in life.
This series culminates by looking at the provision of the cross for that salvation, secured by our Savior Jesus Christ.
Meditations on the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
Table is a means of remembering and celebrating the power of the cross as a past fact (i.e. justification), a present reality (i.e. sanctification), and a future hope (i.e. glorification).
This sermon series reflects on the deep meaning of the Communion Service.
Passion Week / Easter
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the heart of the gospel.
May your worship of Him be refreshed through this collection of Passion Week messages.
Come and Dine
As we approach the Lenten/Easter season we are reminded of how God prepared for His people
a place where they might dwell with Him and enjoy His presence forever. He first dwelt with man in the
Garden of Eden. After the Fall, the "Seed Promise" was made and thereafter Satan waged war against the Seed.
On God's initiative, the Seed promise was fulfilled through the person of Jesus Christ and once again
God would dwell with man. He prepares the meal, all are invited, and we come and dine (Matt. 22:4). All one needs
to do is come. The biblical story tells this one story of our Long Journey Home.
What Love is This?
God loves us. Knowing this is the idea that sustains us in our troublesome moments. God's love for us was demonstrated
in the incarnation and motivates us to love Him and others because of that love.
The Five Questions of Christmas
These five Scriptual questions all point to the reason Jesus Christ, God's own Son, would become man.
They point us to the ultimate reason for the incarnation.
God With Us
Jesus Christ is the perfect manifestation of "God with us." It is in His incarnation that he became fully man, yet retained his full deity.
He is our Savior and King, worthy of all worship.
Miscellaneous Advent/Christmas Sermons
The incarnation of Jesus Christ, whereby God became man, is a vital chapter in the gospel.
May your worship of Him be refreshed through this collection of Advent/Christmas messages.
The Victory of God in the Mission of the Church
Pentecost marks the victory of God. It is to be a season of gladness as the triumph of God and the
fulfilling of His Promise and the completing of His picture. Pentecost marks the ingathering of the nations.
This series celebrates God's victory in carrying out His mission for the Church.
His Story; Our Story
Pentecost is the Story of God keeping his Word to fill the earth with the knowledge of His glory
for the joy of His people. Acts 2 is the Garden being restored. Acts 2 is God's vision for
the future planting itself firmly in the present. Acts 2 is what God envisioned in Genesis 1, 2.
The Local Church & Missions
He Rules Over the Nations
Missions exists to proclaim the rule of God and His redemptive work to all the nations.
This collection of sermons is from the 2004 Missions conference.
Let the Nations be Glad and Sing for Joy
We are here for Him and we will one day be gathered to worship Him. Everything is pushing us to this end.
This is the "big" idea of God's mission in and through local churches.
Missons and the Mission of the Local Church
Matthew 28 describes the God-ordained means of carrying out the mission of the Church, "make disciples of all the nations."
This series explores what that might look like in a local fellowship.
Jesus Christ: His Church, His Mission
This is a four part series that seeks to show that the person of Jesus Christ is the essense and glory of the church and her mission.
Nothing done by the church in His absence is of any eternal consequence.
The Mission of the Local Church
This six part series seeks to celebrate the centrality of the local church in the New Testament record and its significance to the mission of God.
We will explore the church's inception at Pentecost, the centrality of the church in the purposes of God, the leadership structure of the church,
and the church's purpose in carrying out the mission of God.
Our Core Values
Waukesha Bible Church is a Christ-Exalting, Word-Centered, Grace-Based, Global-Impacting Fellowship.
These two short series takes a look at what that looks like in the context of a local church.
Other Topical Series
Becoming the People of the Resurrection
Paul understood the implications of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the people of God.
Such a life is qualified by the one word, "resurrection." Resurrection truth presupposes death and from death life.
Christians are people of the resurrection. They were once dead and now are alive. Romans 6-8 expands on the
implications to such a magnificant truth and what it means to be the people of the resurrection.
Reigning Grace and the Marriage Relationship
This series consists of six studies on positional truth designed to assist and strengthen all relationship, including the marriage relationship.
The Cross and Moral Purity
We live in a culture with very few moral restraints. Unless we heed the biblical call and embrace the innate
consequences of the cross-work, we will find ourselves betraying our biblical foundations.
In this study, we will examine more closely the biblical call to moral purity as the outworking of the cross-work of Jesus Christ.
Knowing Him & Making Him Known
The mission of the local church is to make known the revelation through which God is known.
Without a scriptural theology, the church will drift from its divine mission and become a rudderless ship.
This series takes a broad look at "systematic theology" and the necessity to always be a student of theology.
Finding Our Future in Our Past & Living Eternal in the Temporal
When King Jehoshaphat found himself in an impossible situation, he called out to God, "We know not what to do, but our eyes our on you." This four part study takes a look at the king's response to his desperation.
For Christ and His Church
For our church family, this past year has been a time of great healing and restored hope in the fact that Jesus
Christ can calm any storm. This series of sermons are a personal reflection of some of the things that our Senior Pastor
has learned through this time in our church history. May these messages serve as a testimony to the faithfulness of God.
Understanding a Gospel-Driven Christian Life
The Christ life means we are no longer under sin's authority or in bondage to it.
This is our new reality. Yet despite His victory, we still struggle with "issues" of our old self.
This study speaks to these "issues" and how we might have victory over them. Several of these sermons
take a closer look at the issue of anger.
This is a collection of sermons preached by Pastor Caleb Widmer.
This is a collection of sermons that are not part of a series.