May 23, 2021
Sermon: The Fresh Water of Life
I Kings 18.30-46: On Pentecost, we celebrate the pouring out of God's Spirit upon his people. Elijah's symbolic action at Carmel and God's power display this life that he desires for his people to enjoy. But it comes only through trusting in him alone.
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  • May 23, 2021Sermon: The Fresh Water of Life
    May 23, 2021
    Sermon: The Fresh Water of Life
    I Kings 18.30-46: On Pentecost, we celebrate the pouring out of God's Spirit upon his people. Elijah's symbolic action at Carmel and God's power display this life that he desires for his people to enjoy. But it comes only through trusting in him alone.
  • May 9, 2021Sermon: Stand Centered in Jesus
    May 9, 2021
    Sermon: Stand Centered in Jesus
    I Kings 18.16-24: We see what happens when the powers of darkness are placed in the center, hardness and famine. But, the good news that Elijah shows us is the surrounding and life-giving power of the Spirit that brings life. Elijah foreshadows Jesus, who through his death and resurrection becomes the new center on which to base our life.
  • May 2, 2021Sermon: The Merciful Troubler of Our Souls
    May 2, 2021
    Sermon: The Merciful Troubler of Our Souls
    I Kings 18.1-21: Elijah is a character that displays the disrupting character of God. God, through his Spirit, disrupts in order to bring forth new life where death holds the world in the grip of status quo. Elijah is a foreshadowing of Jesus as the disrupter who conquers death.
  • Apr 25, 2021Sermon: The Son Is Alive!
    Apr 25, 2021
    Sermon: The Son Is Alive!
    I Kings 17.17-24: God shows that he is not merely the God who can give us physical sustenance, but also give us life from above. In his resurrection power, he continues to offer hope for individuals and for the church.
  • Apr 18, 2021Sermon: Not Running Dry
    Apr 18, 2021
    Sermon: Not Running Dry
    I Kings 17.7-16: God sends Elijah to an unusual place for help, where are given insight into what God sees. He sees those who others don't see. He cares for those other have passed by. This is the call of Christ and the church.
  • Apr 11, 2021Sermon: Making It Not Rain
    Apr 11, 2021
    Sermon: Making It Not Rain
    I Kings 16.29-17.6: In Elijah, we see God confronting the idolatries of the age. He is showing the internal rot of turning from God that will eventually lead to destruction. As Christians, we are called to be prophetic in the way we live, showing the world a better way toward blessing - the way of the living water of Jesus Christ.
  • Apr 4, 2021Sermon: No Longer Governed by Fear
    Apr 4, 2021
    Sermon: No Longer Governed by Fear
    I John 4.7-21: Jesus' death and resurrection give us freedom from living in fear of punishment. Perfect love drives out fear, John says. With this eternal stability, we can live lives of love in the here and now.
  • Apr 2, 2021Meditation: Destroying the Devil’s Work
    Apr 2, 2021
    Meditation: Destroying the Devil’s Work
    I John 3.4-10: Good Friday meditation
  • Mar 28, 2021Sermon: Cain or Christ
    Mar 28, 2021
    Sermon: Cain or Christ
    I John 3.11-24: Christ comes to give solid foundation to a life built on confidence in his righteousness. This enables us to resist the temptation of Cain and to live out lives of love toward our brothers and sisters.
  • Mar 21, 2021Sermon: Overcoming the World
    Mar 21, 2021
    Sermon: Overcoming the World
    I John 5.1-5, 13-15: Though the world tempts to bring us to despair, in Jesus Christ we are victorious. He promises us victory and his continuing presence in our life. He hears us when we cry out and gives us hope in his promise.