Psalms 34:8 says, " Oh, taste and see that he Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!" 

As you listen and receive His word, may you find His goodness and put your trust in Him.

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9/25/22: Submitting to God

Pastor Jon preaches on James 4:7 and what it means to fully submit our lives to the Lord.

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9/18/22: A Heavenly Vision

Pastor Jonathan preaches on the heavenly vision Isaiah had in Isaiah 6, highlighting our need for upward, inward and outward vision for life.

(Soundcloud and Apple podcast in progress)

9/11/22: Hope In the Battle

Pastor Carolyn preaches out of 2 Chronicles 20 on the need to P.U.S.H - Pray Until Something Happens!  When we seek the Lord in the battles of life He is faithful to speak to us and to lead us into victory over the enemy.  

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9/4/22: A Comforting Perspective

Pastor Jonathan shares out of Isaiah 51 on how the comforting word of the Lord brought by the prophet to the nation of Israel in exile also applies to our lives when we are dealing with tragedy and trials of life.  

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8/28: "The Days of Glory"

Pastor Sam preaches a prophetic word out of Isaiah 4:2-6.  The Lord wants to do a beautiful work of separation and sanctification in His church so that His glory can rest on us in these days. 

8/21: Becoming Effective Doers

Pastor Jonathan continues the series on the book of James sharing on the importance of not being hearers only who deceive ourselves, but effective doers by being attentive, receptive and responsive to God's Word.  As we reflect in His Word He reveals to us who we truly are in Him.  

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8/14/22: Overcoming Temptation

Pastor Jonathan continues in James 1:13-18 sharing keys to overcoming temptation in our lives.  We must recognize the source of these temptations, the course of temptation that leads to death, and finally, we must remember the goodness of God. 

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3/6/22: Deeper Life pt 4 - Living in Truth

How do we know the true from the false? How do we avoid being deceived?  As we continue our series on the Deeper Life out of the book of 1 John, Pastor Jonathan shares on keys to Living in Truth. 

Key passages: 1 John 3:24 - 4:6; John 14:15-17 


2/20/22: Deeper Life part 3 - 

Pastor Jonathan

12/5/21: His Kingdom Our Culture - Righteousness

Pastor Jonathan speaks on hungering and thirsting for His righteousness and the blessing of being filled.

Key Passages: Matthew 5:6, 

11/28/21: Our Calling as Disciples

Pastor Jon preaches on getting back to the basics of discipleship - following Hm, 

Key passages: 

11/21/21: His Kingdom, our Culture part 6

What do the parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom of God being like leaven and like a treasure in a field tell us about the culture of His kingdom?  Pastor Jonathan shares on our need to be patient in growth, to allow God to work in our lives from the inside out, the joy of finding the treasure of His kingdom, losing to gain and giving all.   

Key Passages:  Matthew 13:33-35; 44-46

11/14/21: Entering His Kingdom

Pastor Sam continues the series on the culture of the kingdom of God sharing on our need for poverty of Spirit to enter the kingdom of heaven.  

Key Passages: Matthew 5:3, Matthew 19:16-23

11/7/21: His Kingdom Our Culture - Mustard Seed Perspective

Pastor Jonathan continues the series on the culture of the kingdom of God focusing on the parables of the kingdom out of Matthew 13.  How does the parable of the kingdom being like a mustard seed inform our perspective on life and our culture in His kingdom?

Key passages: Matthew 13:31-32, Mark 4:30-32

10/31/21: Missions Sunday

Missionaries Reverend Bruce McDonald from Regions Beyond International, George Otis Jr. from the Sentinel Group and Pastor Kelevi Bulivou from Fiji provide updates on their ministries.  Pastor Jone Cika from the Fijian Fellowship preaches on "Whomever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved"!

Key Passages: Romans 10:13

10/24/21: "His Kingdom, Our Culture: Cultivating a Kingdom Lifestyle"

Pastor Jonathan shares part 2 of the series on the culture of the kingdom of God.  We see in the parable of the sower and the seed in Matthew 13 that it is the condition of our hearts that determines fruitfulness.  How can we cultivate our hearts to allow the seed of God's word to produce kingdom fruitfulness?

Key Passages: Matthew 13:3-11

10/3/21: "His Kingdom, Our Culture"

What does it look like to live a life that reflects the culture of our King? Pastor Jonathan shares on the importance of recognizing, entering into and seeking the Kingdom of God.


Key Passages: Matthew 3:1-2, 4:17, 4:23, 24:14; John 18:36, Luke 17:20-21, Psalm 145:11-13, Revelation 11:15, Mark 10:15, Romans 14:17, Colossians 1:13

9/26/21: "Learning Christ: Loving Obedience"

Pastor Sam speaks on the power of our loving obedience to Christ.  As the prophet Samuel told King Saul "to obey is better than sacrifice".  Just as Jesus delighted in doing the Father's will, so should we.     


Key passages: 1 Samuel 15:22-23; Psalm 40:6-8, Psalm 51:16-17, John 14:15, Luke 22:39-46

9/19/21: "Learning Christ: Overcoming"

Pastor Carolyn shares out of John 16:33 about how Jesus helps us to overcome in this world and experience His peace even in the midst of trials and tribulations that come in our lives.

Key passage: John 16:33

9/12/21:  "Learning Christ: Fruitfulness"

Pastor Jonathan continues the Learning Christ series focusing on John 15 where Jesus speaks of us being branches, abiding in Him and experiencing fruitfulness, being filled with His joy. 

Key Passages: John 15:1-11

9/5/21: "Joy From Sorrow"

Pastor John speaks on how the joy that the Lord gives us strengthens us. 

Key Passages: Nehemiah 8:10, Psalm 16:11, Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 61:3, 

8/29/21: "Learning Christ: Mercy Personified"

Pastor Jonathan continues the series on "Learning Christ" from Matthew the tax collector's encounter with Jesus, showing us how transformative Jesus' mercy can be in and through our lives.

8/22/21: "Commandments Condensed"

Pastor Jon ministers out of Micah 6:8 sharing on the simplicity of "what is good" - doing justly, loving mercy and walking humbly. 

Key passages: Micah 6:8, Galatians 5:16, Jer 29:11, Romans 12:21

8/15/21: "Learning Christ"

Pastor Jonathan speaks on the call to discipleship and what it means to learn Christ - being teachable, responding to His invitation, committed to Him, and attentive to His voice.

Key passages: Matt 11:25-30; Ephesians 4:20-21

8/8/21: "To The Uttermost" 

Pastor Sam shares on "sozo" - the facets of salvation that God gives us to bring us to a place of wholeness, saved to the uttermost.

Key passages: 

8/1/21: "The High Calling to Serve"

Pastor Jonathan shares on our vision to serve together as a church and having the right ambitiions, understanding the cost of serving God and seeing in the life of Jesus what it really means to serve.  

Key passages: Matthew 20:20-28, James 3:14-16, Phillippians 2:2-8

7/25/21: "This House Will be Full"

Guest speaker Pastor Cleve Masten from Tracy, California shares a prophetic word for our church on God's desire for His house to be full and our role as servants in His house.

Key passage: Luke 14:16-24


7/18/21: "Stand Firm"

Pastor Jonathan ministers on how to Stand Firm during these shaky times we are living through God's strength and putting on/taking on His armor that He has given us.

Key passages: Ephesians 6:10-18

7/4/21: "America, God Shed His Grace on You"

Minister Jon Cika ministers on the blessing of God on America throughout history and our need to turn to Him again as a nation.

Key passages: Psalm 33:12, 18; Isaiah 59:1-2, 13-14, Ephesians 3:14-19

6/27/21: "Witnessing To Him"

Guest speaker Lonnie Riley from Meridzo Ministries in Lynch, Kentucky ministers on the power of witnessing to Christ by sharing what God has and is doing in our lives.  

Key passages: Acts 1:8, Revelation 3:20, John 6:25-29, Matthew 6:33

6/20/21: "Show us the Father"

Pastors Jonathan and Jon team up on Father's day to share on the need for godly fathers to reveal the Heavenly Father to our families, to the next generation. 

Key passages: John 14:7-10; 1 John 1:1-3; 1 John 2:12-14

6/13/21: "Revival is a Family Ordeal"

Pastor Sam ministers on keys to experiencing revival in our families. 

Key passages: Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 133

6/6/21: "Cry for Revival"

Pastor Jonathan ministers on the cry, the posture and obstacles to experiencing personal revival in your life.  

Key passages: Psalm 85:6-7; Isaiah 64:1-9

5/23/21: "This Is That"

Pastor Jonathan preaches on the power of Pentecost - being reminded of the origin of the church and who we are called to be.  Are we living the "this is that" life of prophetic fulfillment, powerful demonstration of His power? 

Key passage: Acts 2:14-36

June 2020: Word for the Day

Encouraging words shared by CTRF pastors during the pandemic and social unrest in 2020.

Past Messages

Dr. Chris Lodewyk July 8, 2018


Pastor Jon Engstrom June 17, 2018

Father's Day

Pastor Jonathan Engstrom June 10, 2018

For This Reason

Pastor Sam Branson  February 4, 2018

Liberty From Bondage

Pastor Jon Engstrom February 11, 2018