Sermons 

Each week Dr. Martin Knox gives inspired, meaningful sermons to rejuvenate and fill our tanks for
another week!  
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May 10, 2020

Purpose of Gifts - Ephesians 4:11-16

Dr. Martin is leading us through an exploration of the practical portion of Ephesians. In the first half of the book, Paul explained what Christians are to believe. In the second half of the book, the focus is on putting our knowledge into practice. 

May 03, 2020

Gifts - Ephesians 4:7-11

Dr. Martin is leading us through an exploration of the practical portion of Ephesians. In the first half of the book, Paul explained what Christians are to believe. In the second half of the book, the focus is on putting our knowledge into practice. 

April 26, 2020

Walk Like You Mean It - Ephesians 4:1-6

Dr. Martin begins the practical section of Paul's letter to Ephesus. How do we live out the faith we believe is key to our walk as Christ followers. 

April 19, 2020

For This Reason - Ephesians 3:14-21

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives.

April 12, 2020

Easter Worship - The Greatest Story Never Told - Mark 16:1-8

Celebrate Easter as Dr. Martin shares about the Greatest Story Ever. 

April 10, 2020

Good Friday Worship - Reflections on the Cross

April 05, 2020

Parade Preparation

Enjoy worshipping with us for Palm Sunday. You will find a link to song lyrics on the home page. 

March 29, 2020

Be Still (Stop & Know) - Psalm 46:1-11

How do we respond when we are living through a disruptive circumstance? Dr. Martin shows us how we can do that through Psalm 46. 

March 22, 2020

John Thielepape - Romans 12:9-16

John Thielepape shares a message with us about these challenging days we are currently living. 

March 15, 2020

Made a Minister - Ephesians 3:7-13

This is the full audio of our service on March 15, 2020, when our public service was canceled due to the Coronavirus. 

March 08, 2020

Stewardship of God's Grace - Ephesians 3:1-6

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives.

March 01, 2020

A Holy Temple Dwelling Place

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives.

February 23, 2020

John Thielepape - Guest Preacher - 1 Kings 17-18

Dr. Thielepape filled in for our pastor who was sick. 

February 16, 2020

Our Peace - Ephesians 2:14-18

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives.

February 09, 2020

Remember - Ephesians 2:11-13

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives.

February 02, 2020

By Grace Through Faith - Ephesians 2:8-10

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives.

January 26, 2020

Formerly - Ephesians 2:1-7

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives. 

January 19, 2020

Prayers for the People - Ephesians 1:15-23

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives. 

January 12, 2020

In Him - Ephesians 1:7-14

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives. 

January 05, 2020

Spiritual Blessings - Ephesians 1:1-6

Join us for an expository journey through Ephesians. Dr. Knox explains the text in a manner that helps us understand what it means and how it fits into our lives. 

December 08, 2019

Songs of Christmas - Zachariah's Song - Luke 1:67-79

Listen with us to the Songs of Christmas from 4 key figures in the Christmas story. 

December 01, 2019

Songs of Christmas - Mary's Song - Luke 1:39-56

Listen with us to the Songs of Christmas from 4 key figures in the Christmas story. 

November 24, 2019

The Farewell Prayer of Jesus - For Future Disciples - John 17:20-26

Dr. Martin takes us on an exploration of Jesus' prayer in John 17. 

November 17, 2019

The Farewell Prayer of Jesus - His Petition for the Disciples - John 17:11b-19

Dr. Martin takes us on an exploration of Jesus' prayer in John 17. 

November 10, 2019

The Farewell Prayer of Jesus - Jesus Reveals the Father - John 17:6-11a

Dr. Martin takes us on an exploration of Jesus' prayer in John 17. 

November 03, 2019

The Farewell Prayer of Jesus - To Glorify the Son - John 17:1-5

Dr. Martin takes us on an exploration of Jesus' prayer in John 17. 

October 27, 2019

Keeping in Step with God - Acts 10:9-16 - Dr. John Thielepape

Dr. Thielepape is a church member and the Director of Missions of Parker Baptist Association. 

October 20, 2019

The Story of God's Love - Dr. Leo Endel

Dr. Endel is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Wisconsin Baptist Convention and the Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Rochester, MN. 

October 13, 2019

How to be an everyday missionary? - Acts 8:26-40

MIssions Fair Day at Lakeshore

October 06, 2019

Communion - 1 Corinthians 10:16

September 29, 2019

Game Plan - Stages of Growth - 1 John 2:12-17

Game Plan - What is the game plan to fulfill our mandate and our vision. Journey with us as we discover how we can do this? 

September 22, 2019

Game Plan - Is Your Discipleship Evident? - 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 & others

Game Plan - What is the game plan to fulfill our mandate and our vision. Journey with us as we discover how we can do this? 

September 15, 2019

Technical Difficulty

September 08, 2019

Game Plan - 1 Verse Gospel - Romans 6:23

Game Plan - What is the game plan to fulfill our mandate and our vision. Journey with us as we discover how we can do this? 

September 01, 2019

Game Plan - We Need Fellowship - 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

Game Plan - What is the game plan to fulfill our mandate and our vision. Journey with us as we discover how we can do this? 

August 25, 2019

Game Plan - What is a disciple? - Matthew 4:19

Game Plan - What is the game plan to fulfill our mandate and our vision. Journey with us as we discover how we can do this? 

August 18, 2019

Recording failed - Sorry about that!

August 11, 2019

From Ordinary to Exrtaordinary - Acts 3:1 - 4:31

Reagan Miller, our Minister of Education, challenges us from God's word. 

July 28, 2019

The Nature of the Church: The Church: His Building - 1 Peter 2:4-5

Dr. Martin explores the nature of the church through an examination of 5 images of the church.

July 21, 2019

The Nature of the Church: The Church: His Army - 2 Timothy 2:3

Dr. Martin explores the nature of the church through an examination of 5 images of the church.

July 14, 2019

The Nature of the Church: The Church: His Family - 1 Timothy 3:14-15

Dr. Martin explores the nature of the church through an examination of 5 images of the church.

July 07, 2019

The Nature of the Church: The Church: His Body - Colossians 1:18

Dr. Martin explores the nature of the church through an examination of 5 images of the church. 

June 30, 2019

The Nature of the Church: The Church: His Bride - Ephesians 5:22-33

Dr. Martin explores the nature of the church through an examination of 5 images of the church. 

June 23, 2019

Along the Road - Mark 10:46-52

Dr. John Thielepape, one of our own members, fills in for our Pastor while he recovers from surgery. 

June 16, 2019

Joining the March of the Faithful - Psalm 100

Dr. John Thielepape, one of our own members, fills in for our Pastor while he recovers from surgery. 

June 09, 2019

You are the Parent! - Ephesians 6:1-4

Dr. Martin challenges parents of all ages to be the parents God wants them to be based on the instruction of the Bible. 

June 02, 2019

Deacon = Servant - Acts 6:1-7

Ordination service for two new deacons. 

May 26, 2019

Husbands and Wives - Ephesians 5:21-33

Dr. Martin explores how husbands and wives can live together well. 

May 19, 2019

Influence the Influential - Daniel 6:1-18

Senior Sunday is the day we celebrate our high school graduating seniors. Our Youth Pastor, Susanna Watson, challenged all of us to influence others by making disciples. 

May 05, 2019

Thanksgiving - 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

What is the theological meaning of the Lord's Suppe? Dr. Martin helps us discover that in this message. 

April 28, 2019

The Pioneer of Salvation - Hebrews 2:10-18

Dr. Martin describes how Jesus is the pioneer of our salvation.  

April 21, 2019

Four Responses - John 20:1-18

How do you respond to the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The text today provides four possible responses. 

April 14, 2019

A Matter of the Heart - Which Processional? - Luke 19:28-40

Our theme for Lent and Easter is A Matter of the Heart. Join us on this journey of faith.

April 07, 2019

A Matter of the Heart - Which Evaluation System? - Philippians 3:4-14

Our theme for Lent and Easter is A Matter of the Heart. Join us on this journey of faith.

March 31, 2019

A Matter of the Heart - Reconciliation - 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Our theme for Lent and Easter is A Matter of the Heart. Join us on this journey of faith.

March 24, 2019

A Matter of the Heart - The Story of Examples - 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Our theme for Lent and Easter is A Matter of the Heart. Join us on this journey of faith.

March 17, 2019

Genesis 50:20 - Brad Riza, pulpit guest

Brad Riza, a former interim of Lakeshore and a member of our church, preaches for Dr. Martin while he is away for spring break. Listen to his story of how God worked in his life. 

March 10, 2019

A Matter of the Heart - Gifts: God's and Ours - Deuteronomy 25:1-11

Our theme for Lent and Easter is A Matter of the Heart. Join us on this journey of faith.

March 06, 2019

For the Right Reason? - Isaiah 58:1-14 - Ash Wednesday

Dr. Martin presents a challenge to us about our hearts as we begin the season of Lent. 

March 03, 2019

Proclamation - 1 Cornithians 11:23-26

The Lord's Supper is a proclamation of the gospel in which all believers participate. 

February 24, 2019

Vision Day - Isaiah 43:14-21

Dr. Martin challenged us toward a vision from the Lord for our future that we cannot yet see. 

February 17, 2019

Devoted to Family - Ephesians 5:21 - 6:9

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

February 10, 2019

Devoted to Purpose - Luke 19:10

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

February 03, 2019

Devoted to Church - Hebrews 10:19-25

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

January 27, 2019

Devoted to Prayer - Part 2

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

January 20, 2019

Devoted to Prayer - Part 1

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

January 13, 2019

Devoted to Scripture - Psalm 119:1-8

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

January 06, 2019

Devoted to Jesus - Matthew 2:1-12

Devoted is our sermon series for the beginning of the year. Come along with us as we explore some areas where we are to be devoted. Dr. Martin begins the series sharing how we are to be devoted to Jesus.

December 30, 2018

A New Look for a New Year - Colossians 3:12 - 17

Dr. John Thielepape preaches for our Pastor and describes having a new look for the coming new year. 

December 24, 2018

Startled by Christmas - Luke 2:1-20

Dr. Martin challenges us to receive the gift of Christmas. 

December 23, 2018

The Small People - Micah 5:2-5

God uses the small people if they let God use them. 

December 16, 2018

Shout for Joy - Zephaniah 3:14-20

Zephaniah begins sounding like The Grinch or Scrooge but ends with joy. Joy is found in Jesus. 

November 18, 2018

When Life is Hard - The Day is Coming - Joel 2-3

God desires that we rend our hearts and not our clothes then God can do something in our lives. Even though life can be hard, yet there is hope in the Lord. 

November 11, 2018

When Life is Hard - Hear Ye, Hear Ye - Joel 1:1-20

Dr. Martin challenges us to not complain about matters, but instead to offer lament to God about life. 

November 04, 2018

Remembrance - 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Dr. Martin challenges us to remember in the observance of the Lord's Supper just as Jesus commanded us to do. 

October 28, 2018

OCC Speaker - Rosebud Choto

Unfortunately, we did not get a good recording of Rosebud's powerful testimony of how she received a shoebox one Christmas and how it changed her life and the life of her family. 

October 21, 2018

Midground Review and Plan - Ezra 1

Dr. Martin takes us through a review of our vision from the previous year and where we are headed for the coming year. 

October 14, 2018

Who We Are - Matthew 5:13-16

Dylan Price, a son-in-law of Dr. Martin, fills the pulpit while Dr. Martin is away for the day. 

October 07, 2018

Commitment to Consecration - Ezra 9:1 - 10:17

The book of Ezra provides lessons for the NT Church. Those lessons are explored over 5 Sundays. 

September 30, 2018

Shaped by Scripture - Ezra 7:1-10

​​​The book of Ezra provides lessons for the NT Church. Those lessons are explored over 5 Sundays. 

September 23, 2018

The Preeminence of Prayer - Ezra 8:21-36

​​The book of Ezra provides lessons for the NT Church. Those lessons are explored over 5 Sundays. 

September 16, 2018

The Priority of Preaching - Ezra 6:14

​The book of Ezra provides lessons for the NT Church. Those lessons are explored over 5 Sundays. 

September 16, 2018

The Centrality of Worship - Ezra 3:1-7

The book of Ezra provides lessons for the NT Church. Those lessons are explored over 5 Sundays. 

September 02, 2018

Do This - 1 Corinthians 11:23-24

Have you ever given thought to the theology of Communion? Dr. Martin Knox helps us explore this topic through the command of Jesus to "do this." The theology of Communion will be explored at other times in the future. 

August 26, 2018

The Purpose of Jesus - Luke 19:1-10

What is the purpose of Jesus? Shouldn't that also be our purpose? 

August 19, 2018

Live Our Faith - In Christ's Strength - Philippians 4:10-23

Dr. Martin finishes our series on how to Live Our Faith. 

August 12, 2018

Live Our Faith - In the Spirit - Philippians 4:2-9

How do we Live our Faith in the Spirit? Listen to discover God's truth about that. 

August 05, 2018

Live Our Faith - By Pressing Toward the Goal - Philippians 3:12 - 4:1

Dr. Martin calls us to live toward the goal of God's call to us. 

July 29, 2018

Live Our Faith - By Faith in Christ - Philippians 3:1-11

Dr. Martin shares how we live our faith by living in Christ and turning from what can distract us. 

July 08, 2018

Live Our Faith - 2 Examples - Philippians 2:19-30

Dr. Martin explains how 2 men provide examples of how to live our faith. 

July 01, 2018

Being a God Blessed Nation - Psalm 33:12

Dr. Martin describes for us what it is to be a Christian who is a good citizen. 

June 24, 2018

Who Am I? - James 1:1-12

Reagan Miller, our Pastor for Ed & Admin shares about who we are in Christ. 

June 17, 2018

Live Our Faith - With Obedience - Philippians 2:12-18

We work out our salvation through obedience to Jesus Christ. 

June 10, 2018

Live Our Faith - With Humility - Philippians 2:5-11

Jesus is our example of humility. We live our faith by following his example. 

June 03, 2018

Live Our Faith - With Consideration - Philippians 2:1-4

As we live our faith we must consider one another. 

May 27, 2018

Live Our Faith - With Unity - Philippians 1:27-30

Dr. Martin helps us to "remember one thing" as the text instructs us. 

May 13, 2018

Live Our Faith - To Advance the Gospel - Philippians 1:18-26

Dr. Martin shares how to live our faith based on lessons from Philippians.  

May 06, 2018

Live Our Faith - Without Fear - Philippians 1:12-18

Dr. Martin challenges us to Live Our Faith Without Fear from Philippians 1:12-18. 

April 29, 2018

Live Our Faith - As Christ Perfects Us - Philippians 1:1-11

Dr. Martin begins a series from Philippians on how we Live Our Faith. This message discusses how Christ perfects us and how we cooperate with the Lord. 

April 22, 2018

What does the Lord require? - Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Dr. Martin explains the Lord's requirements for serving others and connects it to Lakeshore's midground vision of 150 of us serving one hour per month in our community. 

April 15, 2018

Isaiah's Six C's - Isaiah 6

Dr. Martin explains Isaiah's encounter with God and the lessons we need to know for our own encounters with God. 

April 08, 2018

The Lord's Supper - Luke 22:19-20

Dr. Martin explains important details about The Lord's Supper. 

April 01, 2018

Jesus Appeared - 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Jesus appeared following his resurrection giving us proof. This is the good news we pass on to others. 

March 25, 2018

When ordinary moments get turned into holy moments - Mark 14:3-9

Are we doing for Jesus what we can? 

March 18, 2018

Our High Priest - Hebrews 5:1-10

Dr. Martin explains the role of Jesus as our high priest while also calling for us to respond to God's call. 

March 11, 2018

We are God's Masterpieces - Ephesians 2:1-10

Dr. Martin explains we are God's masterpieces who are to walk in the works he has created us to do. 

March 04, 2018

God's Foolish Ways - 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Dr. Martin explains that God chooses ways that are deemed foolish by many. Yet, God brings people to salvation by the foolishness of preaching. 

February 25, 2018

The Promise Guaranteed - Romans 4.13-25

Dr. Martin shares about God's promise delivered to us but received by faith. 

February 18, 2018

Sanctify Christ as Lord - 1 Peter 3:13-22

Dr. Martin challenges us to sanctify Christ as Lord of our lives that we may give an account of our hope but to do so with gentleness and reverence. We can do so because Christ died for our sins. 

February 14, 2018

Ash Wednesday - Psalm 51

February 11, 2018

Sustainable Renewal - It Works in Real Life - Colossians 3:18 - 4:6

Dr. Martin challenges us to live a life of spiritual sustainability. He challenges us to see that it works in real life. 

February 04, 2018

Sustainable Renewal - Forming New Habits - Colossians 3:12-17

Dr. Martin challenges us to live a life of spiritual sustainability. How do we do that? The third ingredient is forming new habits. 

January 28, 2018

Sustainable Renewal - Ditching Old Habits - Colossians 3:5-11

Dr. Martin challenges us to live a life of spiritual sustainability. How do we do that? The second ingredient is ditching old habits. 

January 21, 2018

Sustainable Renewal - Your Mind Set - Colossians 3:1-4

Dr. Martin challenges us to live a life of spiritual sustainability. How do we do that? The first ingredient is our mindset.