Below you will find a selection of recent sermons from Pleasant View Bible church.  We hope that you are blessed by the ministry of the word.  Past sermons are archived on our YouTube channel. 

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Gospel Upheaval; Acts 16:11-40

Pastor Mike exposits a portion from the book of Acts dealing with the gospel's impact on three very different individuals. Whoever you are, the gospel will change you!

"Essentials for Missional Living" Acts 15:36-16:10

Pastor Mike continues to exposit Acts. In this sermon, the relationships in Paul's life that contributed to his ministry were the focus.

Grace on Trial; Acts 15:1-35

Pastor Mike continues to exposit Acts. This week, he looks at the judgment of the Jerusalem council and relates it to our modern context.

Mother's Day: "Honor Thy Mother"; Various Passages

Pastor Mike looks at four interactions between Jesus and Mary and gleans several lessons for us regarding how we can "honor" our mother in all life stages.

Through Many Tribulations; Acts 14:1-28

Pastor Mike continues the Acts series and discusses the many difficulties that Paul endured in the course of his ministry on his first missionary journey, including probably being raised from the dead himself!

Turning Point; Acts 13:13-52

Pastor Mike's continued coverage of the book of Acts chronicles the point when Paul pivoted his ministry from addressing Jews to addressing gentiles.

Gospel Mission; Acts 13:1-12

Pastor Mike looks at the holy Spirit guidance and orchestration behind the launching of the first Pauline missionary journey.

A Power Struggle of Cosmic Proportions; Acts 12

Pastor Mike looks at several stories in a row in the book of Acts that demonstrate the spiritual struggle behind seemingly "normal" events.

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"The Gospel for Every Nation," Acts 10-11

Pastor Mike continues our journey through the book of Acts with the story of the conversion of Cornelius the Centurion, the first gentile convert, fulfilling the promise of the gospel going to the nations.

An Unexpected Conversion; Acts 9:1-31

Pastor Mike continues our journey through the book of Acts, looking at the conversion of who would become the Apostle Paul, Saul of Tarsus.

"Alive and Well" Acts 9:32-43

Pastor Mike continues his sermon series through Acts, looking at two miraculous events worked by Jesus through the ministry of Peter. Jesus is still working in His church!

To The Ends of the Earth

Mike continues the story of the spread of the gospel through the book of Acts. In the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch, the gospel, which has already spread through Judea and Samaria, goes to a foreign land. Acts 8:26-40

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Purpose in the Pain

Pastor Mike continues his sermon series through the book of Acts. In Acts 8:1-25, we consider God's purpose lying behind some very challenging times.

Questions About Baptism

Mike pauses his sermon series through Acts to answer common questions on Baptism. We had the privilege of baptizing three of our church family.

Be Strong and Courageous

Pastor Mike continues his sermon series through the book of Acts. Acts 6:8-7:60 records the sermon and stoning of Stephen, a deacon and the first martyr.

Suffering for the Name of Jesus

Pastor Mike continues his sermon series through the book of Acts. In Acts 5:12-42, the emphasis lies on the Christian response to suffering for our faith.

Sacrificial Sharing and Deadly Deceit

Pastor Mike continues his sermon series through the book of Acts.  In this sermon through Acts 4:32-5:11, Mike compares the generosity of Barnabas with the Deceit of Ananias and Saphira and the results of both. 

Keeping Christ the Center

David Benzel, an elder and former missionary to Ukraine, filled the pulpit and exposited Colossians 2:6-10, encouraging us to embrace the sufficiency of Christ.  

Feeling the Heat for Doing Good

Pastor Mike preaches through Acts 4:1-31, focusing on the backlash that Peter and John received after healing the lame man.

Rise Up and Walk

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Pastor Mike continues his study through Acts by looking at the healing at the man lame from birth in Chapter 3. 

The Best Advice for the New Year

Pastor Mike exposits Phil 3:12-14 to point us toward a Biblical attitude of continued struggle to become the people that God desires us to be.

Acts 2:42-47 The "Roots and Fruits" of the Early Church

Pastor Jason returns to the book of Acts to continue the series "The Sequel." This sermon looks at the four core commitments of the early church. Acts 2:42-47.

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Incarnate: God Conquers Death for Us

Pastor Mike relates the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem to the final victory over death realized in Christ's death and resurrection. Heb 2:14-15

Incarnation: God Crucified

Pastor Jason explains why God, who cannot lie, die, or fail, needed to be incarnated in order to fulfill his promise of dealing with the curse of death. Gen 3:15; Gal 4:4-5

Incarnation: God Communicates

​Pastor Mike continues our Christmas focus on Christ's incarnation, focusing on how Christ was God's perfect communication with us. Hebrews 1:1-3

Incarnation: God Comes Down

Pastor Kevin kicks off our Christmas series focusing on Christ's incarnation. He lays the foundational understanding of what Christ's incarnation is and how it is to be understood, based on John 1:1-14.

The Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ

Pastor Mike continues our sermon series through Acts. Acts 2:14-41

Give Thanks Always and For Everything

Our Thanksgiving Message, based on Ephesians 5:17-20

When God Came Down

Part 2 in Mike's Sermon comparing Acts 2 and Exodus 19-20, part of our series through Acts.

Christianity for Every Nation

The first of two sermons comparing Pentecost Sunday (Acts 2) with Sukkot, from Leviticus 23:4-8

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A Firm Foundation

Pastor Mike Continues our sermon series through Acts. Acts 1:12-26

The Sequel: The Story of Jesus Continues

Pastor Mike launches the Acts series. Acts 1:1-11