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A New Sermon Series in Mark’s Gospel

When we started as a church, we began our first sermon series in the Gospel of Mark. From chapters 8-16 we considered that the way of discipleship for the Christian is the way of the cross. Those were important weeks in the life of our church. We started out with the sober call from Jesus […]

A New Sermon Series in the Book of James

What does faith look like? It’s common for many people to claim they have faith in Christ, and simply mean that they assent to certain theological facts. But this is not faith as the Bible defines it. Faith is eternally important. Our sermon series in Galatians last year made that abundantly clear. The question still […]

Faithful in the Famine: The Story of Ruth

The story of Ruth is about an immigrant widow who seeks a new life after bitterly losing much that she has loved. It’s a story of uncertainty, risk, and resolve. It’s a story of God’s love and faithfulness in the midst of sorrow and confusion. It’s a story, amongst many in the Bible, that shows […]

The Church Gathered

Why do we gather for worship? Why do we sing? Why do we listen to a sermon? Why do we do all the things we do on Sunday mornings? From stuffy traditionalism to glitzy¬†emotivism (and everything in between), every church has a liturgy. Liturgy not only is formative in the life of the church, but […]

Advent 2016

The Christmas season is often marked by stress and busyness leading to exhaustion. When we consider what Christmas is all about, this should not be so. Christmas is certainly a special day, but the season of Advent helps orient our hearts and prepares us to take in the beauty of that day, as we are […]

Prologue of Promise

Why are we here? What does it mean to be human? Why are we and the world we live in broken? Does God plan to fix it? These are foundational questions to life. Genesis, the first book of the Bible, gives answers. As we enter the fall season, we will be looking at the prologue […]

One Beautiful Gospel

Have you ever received good news? Perhaps it was the reversal of bad circumstances or a surprising announcement. Good news has the power to change our whole perspective in the present and give us hope for the future. And at the center of the Christian faith is good news – what we call “the gospel.” […]

Rebels Rescued

The Book of Jonah has often been enjoyed as a children’s story with its vivid imagery of storm-tossed seas, a hungry whale, and a reluctant prophet. Yet, a closer look at this Old Testament narrative reveals something more shocking and more beautiful. At the center of this little book is the declaration “Salvation is from […]

The Way of the Cross

What does it mean to follow Jesus? In the season leading up to Easter (Lent), we will examine this theme as we look at the turning point of Mark’s gospel – Jesus’ path to Jerusalem where He would lay down His life for His people. His cross is our gain. Our cross is our joy. […]