Apr 30, 2023
Sermon: God’s Hunger for Fellowship
Psalm 50: God's ultimate desire is to restore fellowship with his people. He will die for this. But sometimes we forget this and see our connection with God as first not about fellowship with him, but about him providing for our desires. He is gracious to provide for us, but he doesn't want us to forget the end goal - connection with God. Without that, we lose everything no matter how much we gain in this life. We must have an attitude of thanks, of contentment and not of discontent to recognize all that we have been given and to rest in him.
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  • Apr 30, 2023Sermon: God’s Hunger for Fellowship
    Apr 30, 2023
    Sermon: God’s Hunger for Fellowship
    Psalm 50: God's ultimate desire is to restore fellowship with his people. He will die for this. But sometimes we forget this and see our connection with God as first not about fellowship with him, but about him providing for our desires. He is gracious to provide for us, but he doesn't want us to forget the end goal - connection with God. Without that, we lose everything no matter how much we gain in this life. We must have an attitude of thanks, of contentment and not of discontent to recognize all that we have been given and to rest in him.
  • Apr 23, 2023Sermon: Mouth Guarded, Eyes Fixed
    Apr 23, 2023
    Sermon: Mouth Guarded, Eyes Fixed
    Psalm 141: The life of the Christian contains the experience of feeling surrounded by the evil of world, whether on a grand scale or in smaller ways. It is easy to lose sight of the surrounding witnesses (Hebrews 12) and the faithfulness of God's presence. How do we deal with this? David guides us how to keep our hearts about us in the midst of feeling surrounded by the enemy with his traps and snares that seek to snag us.
  • Apr 16, 2023Sermon: By the Mercies of God
    Apr 16, 2023
    Sermon: By the Mercies of God
    Romans 12.1-2: Scott Johnson from the Seward Seafarers Mission Center led us in God's words this morning as he reminded us of the great mercies of God. Because of his great mercy toward us, it makes sense for us to give our lives as living sacrifices for his purposes.
  • Apr 9, 2023Sermon: By Faith – Eyes Fixed on the Prize
    Apr 9, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith – Eyes Fixed on the Prize
    Hebrews 12.1-3: We are surrounded by witnesses of the gospel life in those who come before us. This urges us to keep moving forward as they did. Their lives encourage us and call us to keep our eyes fixed on the One who leads us - Jesus Christ. (At the end are testimonies of faith given by members).
  • Apr 2, 2023Sermon: By Faith – The Long Strand of History
    Apr 2, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith – The Long Strand of History
    Hebrews 11.29-40: To tie one's own life in time to eternity is the life of faith. This calls for a trust in God's promise of a coming kingdom, one that will overcome all that this world is and bring renewal and victory. Though we might see decay, defeat, and despair all around, we wave our palms of victory - for we know the end of his story.
  • Mar 26, 2023Sermon: By Faith – Moses and Proper Fear
    Mar 26, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith – Moses and Proper Fear
    Hebrews 11.23-28: To live by faith is to live in the fear of God. To live in the fear of God means to not be intimidated by the fear of man. This is a challenging place to live and earthly fears are real and constantly surrounding us. To address fear, we must continually be sober-minded and keep our hearts grounded in Scripture and reverent fear of the Lord.
  • Mar 19, 2023Sermon: By Faith – A People Defined Not by the Grave
    Mar 19, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith – A People Defined Not by the Grave
    Hebrews 11.17-22: Living 'by faith' leads to an ever-expanding horizon of our future. We begin to inhabit our eternal future even now as we face the trials of life. To live opposite 'by faith' leads to an ever-shrinking horizon as our future begins to collapse into our present. Christ opens us up to the sure future of broad vistas of God's eternal kingdom.
  • Mar 12, 2023Sermon: By Faith – Abraham the Alien
    Mar 12, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith – Abraham the Alien
    Hebrews 11.8-16: Abraham is one of the key figures in the Old Testament and his life offers a framework for the life of faith. It begins with trusting God's direction, even though the full map isn't in front of us. It involves engaging his patterns, not the world's. And it involves being part of the church's growing family as God brings to life people who were once dead. To live by faith is to look forward to that which is built by God, not man.
  • Mar 5, 2023Sermon: By Faith – Abel, Enoch, & Noah
    Mar 5, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith – Abel, Enoch, & Noah
    Hebrews 11.4-7: By faith Abel, Enoch, and Noah lived to bear testimony for us of the path of truth. In their brief stories, we are given examples of how to live out our lives of faith.
  • Feb 26, 2023Sermon: By Faith
    Feb 26, 2023
    Sermon: By Faith
    Hebrews 11.1-3: For Lent, we will follow the lives of the Old Testament ancients who are encourage us to live by faith in our current situation. We trust the God who makes thing visible from that which is not seen. In this we hope that this same God will bring our faith to sight, as we anticipate the future of his heavenly kingdom.