Marriage, by God’s design, is meant to be a reflection of the relationship between Christ and his bride – the church. And, by God’s design, Christ’s relationship with his bride, the church – is meant to serve as a pattern for our marriages. In this sermon we focus on just two aspects of that pattern, which […]
As we gather to worship for the first time in a new building, we’ll work to establish a few guiding principles: God is a pursuing & sending God. He sent for and pursued us. In turn we are sent. There are No safe spaces for sent people: Jesus sends his people – to live on […]
“Receive every inward and outward trouble, every disappointment, every darkness and desolation with both your hands, as a blessed occasion of dying to self, and entering into a fuller fellowship with your Savior. Look at no inward or outward trouble in any other way; reject every other thought about it; and then every kind of […]
Good is something God is before it is something he does. In other words, all that God DOES is good, because all that he IS is good. There is nothing in him, about him, or from him that is not good. God does not change. Nor can God act contrary to his nature. So, there […]
For the follower of Jesus, thanksgiving shouldn’t just be a holiday that rolls around once a year – thanksgiving should be a way of life. What does the Psalm writer mean that it is good to give thanks to the Lord? How do we cultivate gratitude in our lives? Psalm 92 helps us answer these […]
In this portion of the letter, Paul guides his readers to continue exploring what it means to walk in love, Paul has just explained that as God’s children we are commanded to imitate him, namely by walking in love, and immediately moves to show us how walking in love changes & shapes every area of our […]
Paul wrote to encourage young Christians by pointing them to Christ and their union with him. In this portion of his letter Paul urged his readers to live a life worthy of their calling, and then explains exactly what that kind of life looks like.
Though the title of this book bears his name, Jonah is not the hero of the story. Jonah’s life introduces us to the true hero of the Bible – the God who pursues his children with mercy and grace, even as they turn from him and run.