Genesis 1-12 – Covenant of Grace

The first chapters in the book of Genesis clearly display how sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned (Romans 5:12). Mankind was separated from God and without hope in this world. But in these same chapters we learn that God […]

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Last week we learned mankind is created in the image of God or, imago Dei. Immediately we want to ask what it means to be created in God’s image? But, the author of Genesis seems to be more concerned with purpose, moving immediately to the implications of being created in the image of God. In […]

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Genesis 1-3 – Imago Dei

Where do we turn to answer life’s ultimate questions? One of the most common world-views of our day, existentialism, teaches that all meaning and purpose originates from the individual. If that is true we should set out to answer life’s most important questions by looking inside. Deepak Chopra proposes that “all the great spiritual guides” […]

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Genesis 1 – Origins

Jean-Paul Sartre defines “existentialism” as the philosophical perspective that all meaning and purpose originates from the individual. This is one of the predominate beliefs of our day. We hear this belief articulated in words like self-realization, self-actualization, self-exploration, and so on. Deepak Chopra encourages his followers to “go inside of themselves” arguing: “All the great spiritual […]

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Be Constant in Prayer – Mark 10:46-52

Jesus is the Son of David – The rescuing king, who gives mercy to all who ask. Why did Bartimaeus call out to Jesus for mercy? He recognized truth about himself – had a great need for God’s mercy. He was blind. He recognized truth about Jesus. He is the rescuing king who gives mercy […]

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At the start of 2017 we find ourselves in a new season of life. Our young church family has experienced significant change in just nine months of existence. By God’s grace, we are growing as his gospel takes deeper and deeper root in our community. As we press into a new season, leaving our infancy […]

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Christians are completely dependent on Christ for the strength required to be and do all that we are called to be and do as followers of Jesus. The Christian life does not require great personal strength. It does however require that one is willing to acknowledge great personal weakness, and a turning to Christ in […]

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Christians, of all people, should be killing it on resolutions aimed at bringing the gospel to bear on our relationships. Let us resolve to keep our eyes on Christ in this new year. He is our King, example, strength, rescuer. Resolutions are good. They should be made. But, studies suggest that only 8% of us will […]

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