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

Choose the title of the sermon you would like to listen to. The sermon will load in the top of the window; just click on play.
 

Jun 24, 2018
On Being Respectable
One of our great temptations is to compromise what should not be compromised in order to gain the approval and applause of the world.  We are tempted to be respectable in the eyes of the world as Christians.  In 1 Corinthians 2 we find Paul addressing this temptation and pointing us to a better way.  
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  • Jun 24, 2018On Being Respectable
    Jun 24, 2018
    On Being Respectable
    One of our great temptations is to compromise what should not be compromised in order to gain the approval and applause of the world.  We are tempted to be respectable in the eyes of the world as Christians.  In 1 Corinthians 2 we find Paul addressing this temptation and pointing us to a better way.  
  • Jun 17, 2018Stealing Glory
    Jun 17, 2018
    Stealing Glory
    The very first exhortation in the book of 1 Corinthians is that the church be one.  This comes before exhortations regarding idolatry, sexual immorality, the Lord's Supper, and other seemingly bigger issues.  Why is this?  We consider today how prideful division distorts the church's witness to the Gospel.  
  • Jun 10, 2018Identity
    Jun 10, 2018
    Identity
    In the opening words of 1 Corinthians we are given four points of Christian identity which shape how we relate to the Lord and experience life with him.  
  • Jun 4, 2018Paul’s Challenge
    Jun 4, 2018
    Paul’s Challenge
    Series: Galatians
    As we conclude the book of Galatians we find a final challenge from Paul to any who think they can adjust Christianity to make it easier or more comfortable.  
  • 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.