Pastor’s Page

Welcome to the Pastor’s Page. Articles and sermons from the pastor are posted here for you to download. It is our hope that you find this page beneficial for your spiritual growth but not a substitution for regular church participation with the body of believers in your local area. Our prayer is that this resource would be one that encourages your walk with fellow believers but not as a replacement of being an active member with your local church.

 
Digital sermon recordings are available. You may request these by e-mailing beaverchurch@gmail.com or calling (503) 398-5508 or simply click use the player below.
 

Appointments 

If you would like to speak with Pastor Josh, please feel free to call or e-mail him for appointments. Everyone is welcome to stop by the church office, but due to the pastor’s schedule, the surest way to speak with him is to make an appointment. Please don’t hesitate if you would like to visit with him.
 
 

Sermons

Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22
 
From the Pastor:Three convictions guide my preaching. First, I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. As such, the Bible is without error in itself and is the only authority and foundation for all Christian doctrine and teaching.
 
Secondly, I believe that the Bible is relevant to the lives of modern Christians in practical ways.
 
Finally, it is not enough to listen to a good sermon, or to know a passage inside and out. Scripture demands response. As you listen to these sermons, or read the Bible, consider how you feel, what you should believe and how you should behave as a result of the Word. Be doers of the word and not hearers only.”

Audio Sermons

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May 13, 2018
Bearing the Burden
Series: Galatians
We had the privilege of a baptism this Sunday!  After the baptism we consider Galatians 6 and the place of the church in the spiritual life of a Christian.  
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  • May 13, 2018Bearing the Burden
    May 13, 2018
    Bearing the Burden
    Series: Galatians
    We had the privilege of a baptism this Sunday!  After the baptism we consider Galatians 6 and the place of the church in the spiritual life of a Christian.  
  • May 6, 2018Pursuing Maturity
    May 6, 2018
    Pursuing Maturity
    Series: Galatians
    This is our third look at Galatians 5:14-26 in which we consider the fruits of the Spirit and how to cultivate them in our daily lives.  
  • Apr 29, 2018Works of the Flesh
    Apr 29, 2018
    Works of the Flesh
    Series: Galatians
    This is our second look at Galatians 5:15-26 where we consider the works of the flesh.  The first minute of audio is missing where I introduce two fish talking about water.  
  • Apr 23, 2018The Normal Christian Life
    Apr 23, 2018
    The Normal Christian Life
    Series: Galatians
    Our expectations can set us up for failure or they can set us up to succeed.  This is true in many arenas of life including our walk with the Lord.  Today we listen to Galatians 5 and allow it to set our expectations for the Christian life.  
  • Apr 15, 2018Motivation for Righteousness
    Apr 15, 2018
    Motivation for Righteousness
    Series: Galatians
    If God justifies people as a gift apart from works, what motivation is there to live righteously?  If the Law is slavery, why would anyone want to go back?  We consider these things in light of Galatians 5:1-14.  
  • Apr 1, 2018Easter 2018 – Sermon
    Apr 1, 2018
    Easter 2018 – Sermon
    Series: Easter Week
    On Easter we let the Apostle Peter tell us what the resurrection means from his sermon in Acts chapter 2.
  • Mar 26, 2018Palm Sunday 2018
    Mar 26, 2018
    Palm Sunday 2018
    Series: Easter Week
    As we read the account of Palm Sunday we must ask what the point of remembering is. What does it mean that Jesus is Lord?
  • Mar 25, 2018Palm Sunday Special Music
    Mar 25, 2018
    Palm Sunday Special Music
    Series: Easter Week
    This recording is of our special music for Palm Sunday and includes our children singing followed by an adult ensemble.
  • Mar 18, 2018Paul’s Allegory
    Mar 18, 2018
    Paul’s Allegory
    Series: Galatians
    Today we are told that being a Christian is to be enslaved to an ancient and oppressive religion. Paul declares that Christians are actually free and must remember this in the face of societal pressure. Galatians 4 encourages us to be faithful in the face of such pressure.
  • Mar 4, 2018Unity & Diversity
    Mar 4, 2018
    Unity & Diversity
    Series: Galatians
    When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness, he attempted to use God's word against God's son by ripping it out of context and twisting its meaning. This is a method he uses to this day as he attempts to attack God's people with God's word. This means that it is vital that God's people know God's word well! Galatians 3 has one such contested passage and so we consider its abuse and its true meaning today. What does it mean that, in Christ, there is no male or female?
  • Feb 26, 2018A Great Miracle
    Feb 26, 2018
    A Great Miracle
    Series: Galatians
    Whenever we pray and address God as our father we confess an incredible miracle. We, by faith in Jesus, are adopted by God as his beloved children! Today we consider what this means and what a great miracle it is.
  • Feb 18, 2018God’s Bus Driver
    Feb 18, 2018
    God’s Bus Driver
    Series: Galatians
    Through the first two and a half chapters of Galatians the question was, "How is one justified?" The answer was a loud, "By faith and not by works of the Law!" Now the question becomes, why was the Law given if not to justify? In this sermon we consider Paul's answer and find the goodness of God's law.
  • Feb 11, 2018Blessed Assurance
    Feb 11, 2018
    Blessed Assurance
    Series: Galatians
    What do we look to in order to KNOW that we are righteous in God's sign and destined for heaven? In Galatians three we find a foundation for assurance of salvation that can give us hope when doubts assail.
  • Jan 22, 2018Salvation
    Jan 22, 2018
    Salvation
    Series: Galatians
    We in America love results and positive feedback. This can cause us problems, however, in the area of evangelism where results do not come quickly or constantly but depend on the work of God. The result is that we are tempted to adjust the message or to neglect evangelism altogether. If either of these tempt, then consider Paul's testimony in Galatians one.
  • Jan 14, 2018The Message
    Jan 14, 2018
    The Message
    Series: Galatians
    In this sermon we begin the book of Galatians. This is a book with much to say about God's kindness but it begins with a curse! We consider what is so important that Paul pronounces a curse twice within the first ten verses of the book.