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 11, 2024Sermon: Gotta Serve Somebody
    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.
  • Feb 4, 2024Sermon: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ
    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.
  • Jan 28, 2024Sermon: Watchful and Faithful
    Jan 28, 2024
    Sermon: Watchful and Faithful
    Luke 12.35-48: Right before this passage, Jesus promises the inheritance of the kingdom to his flock. To be a part of his flock means to be a people of watchfulness and going about the master's business. We are to be watchful of his coming, keeping before us the eternal kingdom and the character of the God who brings it. To be about the master's business is to bear the kingdom in the world - fulfilling our responsibilities to act out of God's character, his generous character of grace and blessings.
  • Jan 21, 2024Sermon: The Earth Has Nothing I Desire
    Jan 21, 2024
    Sermon: The Earth Has Nothing I Desire
    Psalm 73: Within the challenges of life, it is very easy to hear the whisper of the serpent that leads us to envy of others. Essentially, this is a frame problem, of not visioning correctly reality around us. Reality begins with the goodness of God and trusting in him to lead us to glory. When our feet begin to slip, we must seek the presence of God, a God that loves us in spite of our weaknesses and leads us to the path of glory.
  • Jan 14, 2024Sermon: More Precious than Gold
    Jan 14, 2024
    Sermon: More Precious than Gold
    I Peter 1.13-25: Because of the frailty of human life, it is natural for us to seek that which seems lasting and promising. Gold has served this purpose in a significant way for millennia. But here Peter dismisses it so quickly and points us to that which truly offers sustainable and lasting even unto eternal life - the precious blood of Jesus. Let us continue to look to the perfect and unblemished lamb for life, even eternal life.
  • Jan 7, 2024Sermon: The Time Fully Come
    Jan 7, 2024
    Sermon: The Time Fully Come
    Galatians 3.23-4.7: When the fullness of time speaks to Christ coming into the world, but also Christ inviting us out of the meaningless of the daily grind into the eternal reality where our lives are given meaning. This gives us hope as we move through the hardships of life. It can give us a taste of joy that we will someday know fully. Christ coming raises us up and invites us into the inheritance of the eternal kingdom.
  • Oct 22, 2023Sermon: Promises Made, Promises Kept
    Oct 22, 2023
    Sermon: Promises Made, Promises Kept
    II Samuel 9.1-13: Guest speaker, Elder Jasper Hall, leads us through the story of David and Mephibosheth. It is a demonstration of faithfulness, grace, and love.
  • Sep 3, 2023Sermon: An Inheritance of Prime Real Estate
    Sep 3, 2023
    Sermon: An Inheritance of Prime Real Estate
    Psalm 16: "Keep me safe" is a simple, yet deep prayer of our hearts. Life is filled with threats that trigger our feelings of insecurity and of fear. How do we stay steady in the midst of it all? David leads us to recognize the confidence and contentment we can have as we fix our eyes on the Lord. He will not abandon us to decay, but will lead us to an eternal inheritance through Jesus.
  • Jul 2, 2023Sermon: Plant Your Hope with Good Seeds
    Jul 2, 2023
    Sermon: Plant Your Hope with Good Seeds
    Luke 6.43-45: Jesus gives us a convicting teaching about watching the seed souls we plant and the fruit born in our lives. Bad trees don't produce good fruit. The call is to inspect ourselves and seek to be those who are bearing good fruit as disciples of Christ.
  • May 21, 2023Sermon: The Home He Makes In Us
    May 21, 2023
    Sermon: The Home He Makes In Us
    John 14.15-31: Jesus tells us that we will deal with trouble in this world, but take heart because he has overcome the world. The gift of the Spirit is to help us navigate this trouble and the Spirit serves as a spiritual suspension system that allows us to find peace in the midst of the challenges. We often forget the presence of the Spirit, but he is there to smooth our road and to guide us with peace through bumpy spots.