Sermons in the Woods

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our church services haven’t been the same. For some time, we haven’t been able to meet at all, and when we have met, many of our members are choosing to stay home. So, I’ve taken the pulpit out to the woods in and around McCreary County, Kentucky. Every week, we upload another sermon in the woods, and now I’m inviting you to watch and listen in. We’re exploring some of the most beautiful parts of God’s creation in southeastern Kentucky! Best of all, though, we’re exploring some of the grandest themes and stories of God’s Word–the Holy Bible! Click any of the links below to read, watch, and listen to the messages. Be sure to subscribe to our email list, follow us on Facebook and add our YouTube channel to your list so you won’t miss a single message.

~Pastor Daniel McFeeters

Tar on a Basket

Who was the most influential person in history? Today, Pastor Daniel’s message takes us back to an ancient story of faith and heroism as we celebrate perhaps the most influential yet overlooked people in our lives: our Mothers.

McCreary Reservoir

May 8, 2021
Lights of the Heavens

This week, many of us saw the beauty of the “Pink Supermoon,” this April’s extra-large full moon! How is it that the sun and moon came to bring light, life, and beauty to our world? How do they guide the rhythms of life, and what lessons do they teach for our lives today? Listen as Pastor Daniel explores the fourth day of the creation story!

Cumberland Falls / Panoramic Trail

May 1, 2021
Foundations of the Earth

What is the most solid thing you can think of? What do the rocks under our feet tell us about their Creator? Join Pastor Daniel as we explore the wonders of the third day of creation!

Laurel Lake / Straight Creek

April 24, 2021
Bubble of Life

What exactly is the “firmament” or “expanse” mentioned in Genesis 1? Scientists may ridicule the “naive” concepts in the Creation story, but today Pastor Daniel explores the wonderful design God made to protect our planet on the second day of creation!

Laurel Lake / Short Creek

April 17, 2021
Light in the Darkness

Where did we come from? How can we know, since experts have disagreed about the subject of origins for centuries? This week, Pastor Daniel begins a new series focusing on the story of creation: “Revisiting the Beginning.” Join in to discover the light that still shines in the darkness.

Natural Arch

April 10, 2021
Almost Too Late

Experience the gospel story through the eyes of an unlikely witness–one who waited until it was almost too late. Join Pastor Daniel for a walk through the wildflowers along the banks of the Big South Fork as he shares a first-person narrative of the gospel story.

Sheltowee Trace near Yahoo Falls / Marcus Falls

April 3, 2021
A Time to Watch and Pray

When Jesus led His disciples into that wooded garden after the last supper, he admonished them to “watch and pray.” Join Pastor Daniel as we witness Jesus’ agony in the garden and discover the importance and power of prayer!

Sheltowee Trace near Yamacraw and Princess Falls

March 27, 2021
In His Temple

Since the dawn of creation, God has made known His desire for relationship with us. But why should God want to dwell with humankind? What’s more, are we willing to receive Him? This week, Pastor Daniel explores these questions and more through the story of Jesus coming to His temple!

Sheltowee Trace near Sand Hill / Mouth of Indian Creek

March 20, 2021
The Coming King

They had waited with longing anticipation for years. Finally, their hopes were realized as he rode in triumph into Jerusalem, but at the peak of their excitement and joy, he paused to look and weep. Join Pastor Daniel as we journey back in time to Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will not only study why Jesus wept, but we’ll uncover a promise of His second coming in even greater triumph and glory!

Blue Heron & Devil’s Jump

March 13, 2021
Love at Home

Nothing can bring greater joy or deeper hurt than hearing a complement or criticism from one whom we love the most. In this week’s Sermon in the Woods, Pastor Daniel and Kristina explore an important aspect of love: the need for respect and boundaries in our marriages and in relation with our leaders, church, and family.

Yahoo Falls

March 6, 2021
Do You Trust Me?

What does trust have to do with love? God asks us to trust Him, but first He does something incredible… Listen as Pastor Daniel explores this theme through the story of the life of Abraham.

Laurel Lake Spillway

February 27, 2021
Covered by Love

As wonderful as love is, often the ugly faults in our lives–and in others–get in the way of love. This week, Pastor Daniel explores with us one of the hardest ways to love as we seek a deeper picture of how much God loves us!

Natural Arch

February 20, 2021
Love in Every Way

We know that God loves us, but have you ever stopped to appreciate all the different ways He communicates His love toward us? Listen as Pastor Daniel & Kristina explore the five languages of love through the Song of Solomon–how God shows His love to us, and how we can show that love to those who mean the most to us!

Buffalo Canyon Trail

February 13, 2021

My Savior Cares

The Bible gives us beautiful pictures of the loving care and compassion of Jesus. Join Kristina in the woods as we explore God’s unfathomable love in this week’s message: “My Savior Cares”

Buffalo Canyon Trail

February 6, 2021
The Coming Tribulation

Many Christians are frightened by the prospect of a coming tribulation, but what does the Bible actually say? Will Christians have to go through it? What will it look like? How will we endure? Join Pastor Daniel as we explore this topic and discover the Bible secret to surviving the tribulation!

Yellow Cliff Trail & Pilot Rock (McCreary County)

January 30, 2021
A Peg in His Place

When God starts to do a wonderful work for His people, sometimes the enemy is nearer than we think. Come on a journey with Pastor Daniel to a time when God’s work was nearly ruined by the mistakes of the leaders, and the heart-wrenching decisions they had to make to get back on track. Listen as God’s Word appeals to our hearts to dedicate our lives fully to Christ–even in the face of the most difficult decisions.

Eagle Falls

January 23, 2021
Freedom, Faith & Forgetfulness

The principles of Freedom and Faith lie at the foundation of the greatness of this nation, yet recent events have served to shake our nation and our society to the very core. How can we understand the issues at stake? How can we navigate the storm and preserve true freedom for ourselves and those we love? Listen as Pastor Daniel explores these issues and more from God’s Word.

Buzzard Rock

January 16, 2021
Through Affliction

Does it ever seem that God’s ways lead you through paths of affliction? Do you feel like you’re on a dead-end road, and wonder if you should turn around? Listen as Pastor Daniel shares a word of encouragement in this new year from the story of Zerubbabel!

Buffalo Canyon

January 9, 2021
Beginning Again

With all that 2020 has been, what can we look forward to in the New Year? Pastor Daniel takes us on an icy adventure as he shares principles for beginning again with a new series from the story of Ezra.

January 2, 2021
Saved!

Experience the Christmas Story through the eyes of a young girl who, like all those of her country, longed for the coming of the Messiah. Kristina’s first-person narrative will warm your heart as we celebrate Christ’s birth this season!

Princess Falls

December 26, 2020
The Fullness of Time

Why did God give us prophecy? Join Pastor Daniel on the banks of the Little South Fork as we explore one of the most profound prophecies in Scripture–a prophecy of the Coming Messiah!

Ritner Swinging Bridge

December 19, 2020
In The Beginning

Where are you from? Where are we from? What about Jesus–where did He come from? Join Pastor Daniel for a walk through fields and cliffs as we search for the answer to these questions and more in today’s message.

December 12, 2020
Call His Name Jesus

Join Pastor Daniel in a winter wonderland as we explore an angel’s promise to one young couple many years ago. Discover how this ancient promise–and the One Who came as a result–can bring warmth to our hearts and give purpose and life to our worship today.

December 5, 2020
More Than Money Can Buy

What is the secret to happiness and contentment in a world that always clamors for more? This week’s Sermon in the Woods takes us to some hidden forest treasures as we conclude our series on the Ten Commandments–and find at the heart a principle of thanksgiving!

November 28, 2020

Beaver Creek & etc.
The Cost of Truth

What is Truth? In a world where facts are relative, and everyone has their own opinion, does it really matter what we believe? This week, Pastor Daniel explores these questions and more as we discuss the importance of believing, telling, and living the truth–and the cost that comes with doing so.

November 21, 2020

Dog Slaughter Falls
Taking or Giving?

Why has God allowed us to have possessions? What is the importance of the boundary between my things and the things of others? How can we best honor God through the resources He has given to us? Join Pastor Daniel on a colorful mountaintop as we explore these questions and more from God’s Word! “Taking or Giving”

November 14, 2020

Ryan’s Creek Mountain
Fresh & Sweet

What is God’s plan for marriage? What is the secret to enduring love? This week, Pastor Daniel & Kristina share the joys and potential pitfalls of this wonderful gift from heaven. Whether your married or not, learn how you can experience the fullness of God’s love in your life today!

November 7, 2020

North Carolina

Life in His Hands

When we see death all around, we might begin to question the value and purpose of life. In this message, we will discover a promise and assurance of the eternal value God places on our lives!

October 31, 2020

Cumberland River
Honor Due

Do you want to discover the secret to peace, permanence and stability in your life? Tune in to this week’s message as we explore, in the fall colors and sunshine, the forgotten art of honor!

October 24, 2020

Natural Arch

Emptied

How can our lives be filled with purpose and meaning? How can we truly glorify God in our lives? What one principle embodies all of the Ten Commandments? The answer might surprise you!

October 17, 2020

Day Ridge, Panoramic Trail & Buffalo Canyion Trail
His Time

What is the meaning of time? Can we escape the daily round of toiling for nothing, and enter a realm of time beyond the confines of mortality?

On this earth, in time, all good things come to an end. What is the meaning of time? Can we escape the daily round of toiling for nothing, and enter a realm of time beyond the confines of mortality? Listen as Pastor Daniel explores these questions and more in this week’s Sermon in the Woods!

This is the next message in our series on the Ten Commandments, looking especially at the 4th commandment–the Sabbath

October 10, 2020

Beaver Creek Wilderness
His Name

What’s in a name? Join Pastor Daniel on a unique trip to Cumberland Falls as we explore the story of a man who didn’t quite live up to his name at first–and about Someone Who always has! Don’t miss this second message in our series on the Ten Commandments!

October 3, 2020

Cumberland Falls
Out of Bondage

Have you felt trapped? Alone? Defeated by the devil? This week, join Pastor Daniel in the wilderness as we explore a story of deliverance from bondage–and discover God’s plan to keep His children free!

This is the first part in a series of messages looking at the Ten Commandments within the context of the gospel of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

September 26, 2020

Beaver Creek Wilderness

Swelling River

Have you ever seen a river that grows by itself? Join Pastor Daniel and his friend Robbie for a trip down the Big South Fork as we explore another kind of river found only in the Word of God! 

September 19, 2020

Big South Fork, Blue Heron to Yamacraw
Ripples on the Water

What impact do our lives have on others around us? How long can the influence of our actions last? Join Pastor Daniel at Laurel Lake as we watch these ripples of influence through the story of Hannah in the Old Testament.

September 12, 2020

Laurel Lake
Follow Me

We often speak of how the disciples left everything to follow Jesus, but what brought them to this point? Why would they be willing to make such a sacrifice? Join Kristina on the lake as we take a unique look at the call of Jesus’ first disciples, and learn lessons that affect our lives even today!

September 5, 2020

Big South Fork / Lake Cumberland near Big Creek
Walking on Water

Have you ever tried walking on water? Have you ever stepped out in faith, attempting the impossible, only to utterly fail? This week, join Pastor Daniel at the lake and learn lessons about faith from Peter’s experience with Jesus on Galilee!

August 29, 2020

McCreary Reservoir
The Mark of Cain

What punishment was given to Cain for his sin of murder? What was the mark of Cain, and what did it mean for him, and for us? Listen as Pastor Daniel takes a unique look at God’s mercy, and discovers a solemn message of coming judgment.

August 22, 2020

Buffalo Arch
Our Brother’s Blood

After Cain slew his brother, Abel, God declared that the voice of Abel’s blood cried out from the ground. In today’s Sermon in the Woods, we’ll take a close look at this part of the story of Cain and Abel, and see whether still, today, the voice of our brother’s blood might be crying out from the ground.

August 15, 2020

Dick’s Gap / Koger Arch
Crouching at the Door

It’s easy these days to laugh at sin, but in the Bible, sin is no laughing matter. Take a walk with Pastor Daniel and explore the Bible principles to overcome anger and other sins that are crouching at our doors! This is the second message in a series on the story of Cain and Abel.

August 8, 2020

Yahoo Arch
Sacrifice

Sometimes the beauty of the outdoors can belie the tragedy that lurks close at hand. In the same way, the beautiful Word of God contains tragic stories and difficult instructions that may cause us to ask “Why?” In today’s Sermon in the Woods, we’ll explore the principle of sacrifice through through the Bible story of Cain and Abel.

August 1, 2020

Bear Creek Overlook / Split Bow Arch
An Army Too Large?

When has it ever been a problem to have too many resources? Could you ever have too much money, or many soldiers in an army? In this week’s Sermon in the Woods, Pastor Daniel explores principles of victory through the story of Gideon’s miraculous triumph over the forces of Midian!

July 25, 2020

Cumberland River

When You Need to Be Sure

Have you ever prayed to know God’s will? Asked God for a sign? Put out a fleece? Take another walk in the woods with Pastor Daniel as we explore the story of Gideon, and discover how we can be sure of God’s will for our lives today!

July 18, 2020

Cumberland River
Undivided Allegiance

In our pluralistic society today, a message of absolute allegiance to an unseen authority isn’t exactly popular. It wasn’t in fashion in the times of the judges of ancient Israel, either. In today’s Sermon in the Woods, we’ll begin exploring the story of Gideon, and learn what it means to give Undivided Allegiance to the true God of Heaven!

July 11, 2020

Eagle Falls
Building Bridges

As we celebrate independence day today, it seems our society is more fragmented than ever before. Why is that? Why do we love to hate, and what can we do about it? This week’s “Sermon in the Woods” with Pastor Daniel takes us to an old coal-mining camp, where we’ll explore some American and Bible history. We’ll be looking at some different kinds of bridges, and discover the secret power of bridge-building in our lives.

July 4, 2020

Blue Heron
Searching for Rest, Part 2

The New Testament speaks of the “rest” that remains for the people of God. In this world of ceaseless work, how can we find and enter God’s true rest? Listen as Pastor Daniel shares part two in this series, Searching for Rest.

June 27, 2020

Natural Arch / Buffalo Canyon Trail
Searching for Rest, Part 1

Our world is hurdling forward at breakneck speed, but where are we going? With all the chaos and even violence, what lies at the heart of man’s search for meaning? Listen as Pastor Daniel explores these questions and more from the Bible.

June 20, 2020

Buffalo Canyon Trail / Natural Arch
What is in Your House?

Are you ever overwhelmed by the feeling that your need is so great, yet your resources are so small? Listen as Kristina McFeeters shares two beautiful stories from God’s word that teach us how God can supply our needs today. It starts with one simple question: What is in Your House?

June 13, 2020
Hope in Discouragement

Have you ever been on a mountaintop high, only to find yourself later discouraged and disheartened? This week’s encouraging sermon in the woods is brought to us by Kristina McFeeters (Pastor Daniel’s wife). Listen as Kristina tells the beautiful story of one Old Testament prophet, and how his life speaks encouragement into our lives today!

June 6, 2020

Gorge Overlook / Cracks in the Rocks
Hope in the Judgment

One of the biggest themes of the Bible is the certainty of a coming “day of judgment.” The very thought strikes fear to the hearts of many. What does the Bible say about this day of Judgment, and how can we have hope, confidence, and true assurance in this solemn day?

May 30, 2020

Yahoo Falls
Coming Again

Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised to return again. But what does the Second Coming of Christ mean? What will it look like, and when can we expect Him to return?

May 23, 2020

Buzzard Rock

Clinging to the Threshold

Join Pastor Daniel as we explore one of the most difficult and gut-wrenching stories of the Bible: Judges 19. Watch the forest weep as we consider the sober yet important lessons for us today. How many people in our world may be clinging to our very thresholds today?

May 16, 2020
The Believer’s Reward

As Christians, we often talk and sing about a place called “heaven.” But what is this place? Is it real, and if so, what kind of place is it like? What can we do to be sure we have a place in this heavenly home?

May 9, 2020

Buffalo Canyon Trail
Giver of Good Gifts

Take a walk with Pastor Daniel as we find some remote scenic vistas and explore the Gifts of the Spirit from the Word of God.

May 2, 2020

Panoramic Trail
Fire & Rain

Take a walk through the woods with Pastor Daniel as we continue the story of the Holy Spirit! Discover the power of Pentecost, and how we can still experience that power in our lives and churches today!

April 25, 2020
Like The Wind

Comforter–Helper. These are just two of many names and many roles that He plays in the life of the Christian. Join Pastor Daniel on another walk in the woods as we explore the Bible teaching on the Holy Spirit: Who Is He? What is His relationship to Jesus and to the Heavenly Father? What does it mean to receive the Holy Spirit, and how can we invite Him to transform our lives today?

April 18, 2020
Triumph over Darkness

Explore the incredible story of Jesus’ resurrection, and learn how that changes everything for us, today!

April 11, 2020
The Only Begotten Son

Discuss one of the oldest and grandest stories of the Bible. See how it illustrates the meaning of John 3:16, and helps us understand the heart of the Father and His “Only-Begotten” Son.

April 4, 2020

Real or Not?

What is really real? Can we even know what is real? Is it worth the effort?

March 28, 2020
Coronavirus and the Bible

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers…

March 21, 2020