Sermons in the Woods

Hello, friends! I’m pastor Daniel McFeeters. Over the past few weeks, since the start of COVID-19, I haven’t been able to preach in my local churches. So instead, I’ve taken the pulpit out to the woods in 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.

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