Sermons and Lectures


Sermon Audio:  Central Valley Community Church, the church Stephen pastors at provides it’s sermon at Sermon Audio.  If you would prefer to access these sermon from there at your convenience we have provided you with the link below.  By clicking on the sermon audio icon you will be directed to CVCC’s page there.

Joyful Orthodoxy: A Preaching Series at the church I pastor where we went through the major doctrines of the Christian Faith in a Systematic Theological format.  Of particular note is the amount of time we devoted to the doctrine of the Church because of  the need in our church as well as the increasing need in our culture.

Joyful Orthodoxy

Exodus: This is a exposition series through the book of Exodus.  We have taken a brief break from preaching this book to do our “Joyful Orthodoxy” series but will be return where we left off in a few weeks when we finish Joyful Orthodox series.


Advent 2014 Series: In this Christmas series we preached expositionally through Revelation 12.  What are we to learn and what hope is the Christian to have because of the incarnation and 1st advent of Jesus Christ?  This series seeks to bring true hope to the believer!

Advent 2014

Good Friday 2015: On Good Friday I preached on whether the death and atonement of Christ was necessary from Matthew 26:36-46 where Jesus prays to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Was Atonement Necessary?

Jonah: God’s Sovereign, Unfailing Love – In this book we see at what lengths God goes to save those whom He loves.  God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy and compassion and whom He will have compassion.  This lesson is one Jonah had to learn, that salvation belongs to the LORD!  God continues to show Jonah this love throughout the book whether it be to the sailors in the boat, the Ninevites, or continually to him.

Jonah: God’s Sovereign, Unfailing Love

Pressing on to Maturity:  Nobody wants to be called a “baby” or a “child.”  Especially if you are of age to be an adult.  Sadly, the recipients of the epistle “Hebrews” were labeled as such.  Though they had ought to be have been teachers they were in need to someone to teach them the ABC’s.  What is the mark of a mature Christian?  Why is it not okay to remain a spiritual babe?  And what is the purpose to press on to maturity?  These questions are answered in this sermon.

Pressing on to Maturity: The Mark of a Mature Christian

Starting Point: What it Means to Be a Disciple of Jesus Christ. In this series Pastor Stephen explains the fundamental concept to Christianity to what it means to be a Christian or follower of Jesus Christ.

Starting Point: What it Means to Be a Disciple of Jesus Christ


The Authority, Inerrancy, and Inspiration of the Bible:  In this sermon we examine what the final authority is in all matters.  God the creator of all things has spoken and we are to not only hear Him, not only hear Him and believe Him, but hear Him and believe Him and obey Him.

The Authority, Inerrancy, and Inspiration of Scripture

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Does God have a design and purpose for making man as both male and female.  Are roles for gender merely cultural constructs or did God have a goal and purpose behind them from the beginning.  Find out in this sermon.

Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Justification and Conversion:  This exposition of Philippians 3:2-9 examines the life and profession of the life of the Apostle Paul and what it means to find our hope in the righteousness of  Jesus Christ ALONE.  Today Christians use the word “saved” quite commonly and perhaps even flippantly.  In this sermon, Stephen seeks to bring back the miracle in the Salvation that God has wrought through his Son Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Surpassing Worth of Christ

Sanctification:  This exposition of Galatians 3:1-6 demonstrates that the faith that God entrust to us that we may be justified is the same faith that God uses to sanctify us and make holy as He is holy.

The Same Faith that Justifies Is the Same Faith that Sanctifies


Millennial Perspectives:  A fellowship (known as the Black Sheep Fellowship) of pastors and the churches they pastor had an event where we discussed the three perspectives on the Millennial Kingdom.  The discussion was preceded by three lectures from the three dominant views within Christendom.  Premillennialism, Amillennialism, and Postmillennialism were all presented by those who hold to those perspectives.  I had the honor of presenting the Postmillennial view.  Enjoy!

The Millennial Kingdom

The Law of God:  The Black Sheep Fellowship has had another Colloquium this time to discuss different perspectives concerning the Law of God and its relationship to the New Covenant believer.  I presented the Theonomic perspective while Ryan Franchuk presented the New Covenant perspective.  The third presentation was not able to be recorded sadly.  We trust this will be a blessing to you whether you be a pastor or layperson.

The Law of God


Drinking Our Golden Calf with Pastor Stephen & Friends: If you are looking for a Christian medium that discusses deep theological truths about the attributes of God, work through common platitudes that Christians use, and answer questions that have been sent in to us.  You can listen to us on iTunes under the Central Valley Community Church channel.  You can also access it through SermonAudio.

Drinking Our Golden Calf w/ Pastor Stephen & Friends

Now That’s A Good Question:  The pastoral staff at Central Valley Community Church provide an outlet for members to submit there questions to the pastors and then they answer those questions on a podcast that is made available through Sermon Audio.  You can access those episodes by clicking the link below.

Now That’s A Good Question!


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