Jun 9, 2024
Sermon: Seek His Presence
Psalm 116: In moments of trial and struggle, our best turn is to the Lord to return to rest. He is the soother of souls, the one who guides us to hope in the midst of trial.
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  • Jun 9, 2024Sermon: Seek His Presence
    Jun 9, 2024
    Sermon: Seek His Presence
    Psalm 116: In moments of trial and struggle, our best turn is to the Lord to return to rest. He is the soother of souls, the one who guides us to hope in the midst of trial.
  • Apr 28, 2024Sermon: He Gives More Grace
    Apr 28, 2024
    Sermon: He Gives More Grace
    James 4.6-10: Scott Johnson, director of the Seward Seafarers' Mission came to lead us in God's word and give report on the ministry. God gives more grace as challenges mount. Our call is to recognize the grace he gives, revel in it, and stay committed to his voice as he leads us through life even with challenges and hardships.
  • Apr 7, 2024Sermon: The Soul’s GPS
    Apr 7, 2024
    Sermon: The Soul’s GPS
    Psalm 84: Life is a journey, but ultimately defined by setting the journey's correct destination. In life, simply the joy of the journey is meaningless without the right end. This psalm guides us to the proper end to desire and also the means to endure the journey.
  • Mar 31, 2024Sermon: “Truth is Stranger than Fiction”
    Mar 31, 2024
    Sermon: “Truth is Stranger than Fiction”
    Matthew 27.62-28.15: The resurrection of Jesus is not an earthly imagined reality, but one that must be brought to us from heaven above. But, it also calls for us to believe heaven's witness, that gets passed onto the women, and then the disciples, and then the world. By believing this 'strange' truth, our lives become reoriented around what is real and lasting. In the hardship of this life and its letdowns, the resurrection reorients us around hope, light, and life evermore.
  • Mar 24, 2024Sermon: The Trial
    Mar 24, 2024
    Sermon: The Trial
    Matthew 26.57-27.26: We have a longing for a true Judge deep in our hearts. Feelings of injustice well up within us when we notice something off. But as the true Judge came before us, the collective of humanity tried him unjustly and sentenced him to death. But Jesus accepts the unjust trial in order to establish justice into eternity. And in order to face the last judgment, we can have comfort if we are found in him as those who believe and are covered in his righteousness.
  • Mar 17, 2024Sermon: The Arrest
    Mar 17, 2024
    Sermon: The Arrest
    Matthew 26.47-56: Jesus wakes the disciples up as Judas arrives. In reality, the disciples are being woken up to the words of Jesus coming true. This hour is a dark hour that rattles them, but the words of Jesus about life also will be known. But now, Jesus must follow the path through the darkness, to bring the light to all who believe.
  • Mar 10, 2024Sermon: The Garden
    Mar 10, 2024
    Sermon: The Garden
    Matthew 26.31-46: Jesus enters into the path of isolation as he moves toward the Mt of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. Gethsemane means oil press, which speaks to the pressure that Jesus is experiencing as he is overwhelmed to the point of death. Because he has walked this path of isolation to victory, we can have confidence that he is present in all our sufferings, keeping us from being isolated and alone.
  • Feb 18, 2024Sermon: The Old, the New, the Eternal
    Feb 18, 2024
    Sermon: The Old, the New, the Eternal
    Elder Jasper Hall leads us through considering the gift of Christ as our new and eternal blessing.
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    Feb 11, 2024
    Sermon: Gotta Serve Somebody
    Romans 6.15-23: The life of the Christian is marked by being freed from under sin's slavery. But that does not mean that since offense is taken away that we can continue to act in similar ways as before. Redemption leads us to a different place that are managed by different actions - actions that are righteous and filled with life. We are to be slaves of God, for he leads us to eternal life by his path of obedience.
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    Feb 4, 2024
    Sermon: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
    Romans 6.1-14: The Christian life involves the constant remembrance of our state as being in Christ. The opposite is the old reality of being in sin. For Paul, sin in this sense is a brutal slave master who desires to bring harm. He can deceive us though into believing that his way is the best way and Christ's path toward righteousness is undesirable. We must trust the shepherd, who will take us down roads that are hard, but it is for our sanctification and growth. We must not be fooled and move back under the 'sin' master, for he desires to take our joy.