Dec 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

This is the Sermon recorded on Christmas Eve 2011.

Dec 18, 2011

Making a Name for Yourself - Orchard Church - 12-18-2011

Pastor Nathan J Norman
Luke 1:57-80
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
The Birth and Naming of John
57 Now the time had come for Elizabeth to give birth, and she had a son.
58 Then her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her His great mercy, and they rejoiced with her.
59 When they came to circumcise the child on the eighth day, they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.
60 But his mother responded, "No! He will be called John."
61 Then they said to her, "None of your relatives has that name."
62 So they motioned to his father to find out what he wanted him to be called.
63 He asked for a writing tablet and wrote:
And they were all amazed.
64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue [set free], and he began to speak, praising God.
65 Fear came on all those who lived around them, and all these things were being talked about throughout the hill country of Judea.
66 All who heard about [him] took [it] to heart, saying, "What then will this child become?" For, indeed, the Lord's hand was with him.
Zechariah's Prophecy
67 Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
68 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel,
because He has visited
and provided redemption for His people.
69 He has raised up a horn of salvation [b] for us
in the house of His servant David,
70 just as He spoke by the mouth
of His holy prophets in ancient times;
71 salvation from our enemies
and from the clutches [c] of those who hate us.
72 He has dealt mercifully with our fathers
and remembered His holy covenant —
73 the oath that He swore to our father Abraham.
He has given us the privilege,
74 since we have been rescued
from our enemies' clutches, [d]
to serve Him without fear
75 in holiness and righteousness
in His presence all our days.
76 And child, you will be called
a prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord
to prepare His ways,
77 to give His people knowledge of salvation
through the forgiveness of their sins.
78 Because of our God's merciful compassion,
the Dawn from on high will visit us
79 to shine on those who live in darkness
and the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.
80 The child grew up and became spiritually strong, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.

Dec 11, 2011

Orchard Church - 12/11/2011 - Christmas Gratitude - Pastor Nathan J Norman

Luke 1:39-56
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Mary's Visit to Elizabeth
39 In those days Mary set out and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judah 40 where she entered Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped inside her, [a] and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she exclaimed with a loud cry:
You are the most blessed of women,
and your child will be blessed!
43 How could this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For you see, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped for joy inside me! 45 She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!"
Mary's Praise
46 And Mary said:
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
47 and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,
48 because He has looked with favor
on the humble condition of His slave.
Surely, from now on all generations
will call me blessed,
49 because the Mighty One
has done great things for me,
and His name is holy.
50 His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
51 He has done a mighty deed with His arm;
He has scattered the proud
because of the thoughts of their hearts;
52 He has toppled the mighty from their thrones
and exalted the lowly.
53 He has satisfied the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped His servant Israel,
mindful of His mercy,
55 just as He spoke to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his descendants [f] forever.
56 And Mary stayed with her about three months; then she returned to her home.

Dec 8, 2011

Doubt and Trust Orchard Church 12-4-2011

Doubt and Trust - Pastor Nathan J. Norman delivered on 12-4-2011.


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Nov 27, 2011

Discover Christmas: The Sacrifice of Christmas

Discover Christmas: The Sacrifice of Christmas - Pastor Nathan J. Norman delivered on 11/27/2011.

Philippians 2:1-11

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Nov 20, 2011

Love and Deception: The Honest Life in 2 John - Never Stop Watching

Love and Deception: The Honest Life in 2 John - Never Stop Watching- Pastor Nathan J. Norman delivered on 11/20/2011.

2 John 7-13

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Nov 13, 2011

Love and Deception: the Honest Life in 2 John - One Old Commandment

Love and Deception: The Honest Life in 2 John - One Old Commandment, Pastor Nathan J. Norman delivered on 11/13/2011. 2 John 1-6 HCSV
1 The Elder:

To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth—and not only I, but also all who have come to know the truth — 2 because of the truth that remains in us and will be with us forever.

3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Truth and Deception
4 I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, in keeping with a command we have received from the Father. 5 So now I urge you, lady—not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another. 6 And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.

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Nov 6, 2011

Orchard Church - Pastor Nathan Norman - 11-6-2011

"The Story" Pastor Nathan Norman delivered on 11-6-2011.

Genesis 1-2

Ezekiel 28:12-18

Isaiah 14:12-15

Genesis 3

Genesis 6-8

Genesis 11:1-9

Genesis 12

Genesis 13-50

Exodus 2-14

Numbers 13-14

Joshua 1:1-9

Judges 1

Judges 3:5-16:31

1 Samuel 8

2 Samuel 11-12

1 Kings 12

2 Kings 17

2 Chronicles 36:15-21

Matthew 1:18-25

Matthew 11:4

Mark 14:1-2

Luke 22:3-4

John 19

John 20-21

Acts 1:8

Matthew 28:18-20

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Revelations 20:10

Revelations 21-22

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Oct 30, 2011

Orchard Church - Pastor Bruce Sheets - 10-30-2011

Orchard Church - Pastor Bruce Sheets - 10-30-2011

"Jesus Must Increase & We Must Decrease"
John 3:25-36

New International Version (NIV)
25 An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. 26 They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.”

27 To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. 28 You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ 29 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”

31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. 34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.

Oct 23, 2011

Orchard Church-Bruce Sheets - 10-23-2011

Sunday October 23, 2011
Bruce Sheets
The Armor of God
Ephesians 6:10-20
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.

Oct 18, 2011

Bruce Sheets 10-16-2011

Here is Pastor Bruce's message from 10/16/2011

Oct 11, 2011

Bruce Sheets_10-09-2011

Here is Pastor Bruce's message from October 9. Sorry for the delay but the website used for posting the sermons has been down for a few days.

Oct 2, 2011

BRUCE SHEETS_10-02-2011

Enjoy the message from Pastor Bruce Sheets that was preached on October 2, 2011.

Sep 25, 2011

Bruce Sheets_09-25-2011

Here is the message from Pastor Bruce Sheets from September 25, 2011.

Also the Orchard Church would like to welcome Pastor Nathan Norman and his wife Kristin to the Orchard. Pastor Nathan was elected unanimously by the church membership as the new senior pastor.

Sep 18, 2011

Pastor Nathan_09-18-2011

Here is the message brought by Pastor Nathan on September 18, 2011.

Sep 11, 2011

Bruce Sheets_09-11-2011

Here is Pastor Bruce's sermon from September 11, 2011.

Sep 7, 2011

Bruce Sheets_09-04-2011

Here is Pastor Bruce's message from September 4, 2011

Aug 28, 2011

Luke Wilson_08-28-2011

Here is the message preached by Luke Wilson on August 28.

Aug 21, 2011

RICH RATTS_08-21-2011

Here is the message from Pastor Rich Ratts on August 21, 2011.

Aug 14, 2011

BRUCE SHEETS_08 14 2011


Aug 8, 2011

Bruce Sheets_08 07 2011

Here is Pastor Bruce's sermon from August 7, 2011.

Aug 1, 2011

BRUCE SHEEETS_07-31-2011

BRUCE SHEEETS_07-24-2011

Ken Wilson_07-17-2011

Due to technical problems Pastor Ken's message is not available at this time.

Jul 26, 2011

Bruce Sheets_07 10 2011

July 10, 2011 Sermon

Bruce Sheets_07 03 2011

July 3, 2011 message from Pastor Bruce Sheets.

Jun 14, 2011

Corey Lecureux_ 06 12 2011

Here is Pastor Corey's message from June 12, 2011.

Jun 5, 2011

Lyle 06-05-2011

Here is the Sermon from guest Pastor Lyle to The Orchard Church on June 5, 2011

Jun 1, 2011

Dan Seidelman 05-29-2011

Here is Pastor Dan's sermon and the audio from his licensing ceremony.

Bruce Sheets 05-22-2011

Here is Pastor Bruce's sermon from May 22.

Corey Lecureux 05-15-2011

Here is Pastor Corey's message from May 15, 2011.

May 8, 2011


Here is pastor Corey Lecureux's sermon about Communion.

May 2, 2011

BRUCE SHEETS_05-01-2011

Have a listen to Pastor Bruce's message from May 1, 2011.



Apr 18, 2011

CORY LECUREUX 04 17 2011

Here is Pastor Cory Lecureux's message from Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011.

Apr 10, 2011

Bruce Sheets_ 04 10 2011

The message Pastor Bruce gave to The Orchard Church on April 10, 2011.

Apr 5, 2011

CORY LECUREUX_04-03-2011

Pastor Cory's Message to The Orchard Church on April 3, 2011.

Gary MacManamy_03-27-2011

Pastor Gary's message to the Orchard Church on March 27, 2011.

Mar 20, 2011

BRUCE SHEETS_03-20-2011


CORY LECUREUX_03-13-2011

Have a listen to guest speaker Pastor Cory Lecureux's message to The Orchard Church on March 13, 2011.

Mar 7, 2011

BOB WOOD 03-06-2011

Pastor Bob Wood's Message to the Orchard Church on March 6. Pastor Bob came to The Orchard from the SBC Michigan State office provided this message for the first Sunday of Missions Month. Thank you Pastor Bob.

BRUCE SHEETS 02-27-2011


Feb 20, 2011

Gary MacManamy_02-20-2011

Pastor Gary MacManamy's message on "The Harvest" to the Orchard Church on February 20, 2011.

Feb 13, 2011

Bruce Sheets_02-13-2011

We hope you enjoy the message from Pastor Bruce Sheets to The Orchard Church on February 13, 2011.

Feb 6, 2011

Gary MacManamy_02 06 2011

Pastor Gary MacManamy's message on February 6.

Feb 1, 2011

Gary MacManamy_01-30-2011

Pastor Gary's message from January 30, 2011.

Jan 24, 2011

Gary MacManamy_ 01-23-2011

Pastor Gary MacManamy's message to the Orchard on January 23, 2011.

Jan 16, 2011

Gary MacManamy 01-16-2011

Pastor Gary's message on January 16, 2011.