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November 15, 2017

Guard against hopeless

Guard against hopeless

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that […]

November 7, 2017

Control forces compromise

Control forces compromise

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.   But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be […]

November 1, 2017

David’s polygamy

David's polygamy

And Abigail hurried and rose and mounted a donkey, and her five young women attended her. She followed the messengers of David and became his wife. David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel, and both of them became his wives. | 1 Samuel 25:42-43 In the sermon Sunday, the beautiful story of discerning Abigail and the […]

October 31, 2017

Happy Reformation Day!

Happy Reformation Day!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set […]

October 25, 2017

Grieving sin

Grieving sin

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the […]

October 17, 2017

Unifiers and Dividers

Unifiers and Dividers

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. | 1 Peter 4:7-9 One of the things that pops up whenever anything bad happens […]

October 10, 2017

Finding strength in weakness

Finding strength in weakness

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, […]

October 10, 2017

EQUIP 4 | Homosexuality and Hospitality

EQUIP 4 | Homosexuality and Hospitality

This Fall, our 4 week Equip class is on the topic of Homosexuality. This is not a class to learn how to FIGHT, but a means for us to get a Biblical perspective on what it means to be same-sex attracted and how we should all respond with compassion. The hope is that in the […]

October 3, 2017

Living Institutions

Living Institutions

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards […]

September 28, 2017

Equip 3 | Dealing with same-sex attraction

Equip 3 | Dealing with same-sex attraction

This Fall, our 4 week Equip class is on the topic of Homosexuality. This is not a class to learn how to FIGHT, but a means for us to get a Biblical perspective on what it means to be same-sex attracted and how we should all respond with compassion. The hope is that in the […]

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