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John 3:16 is the most famous passage in all of Scripture. It has become so common that we might think we have tapped all of its potential. And yet there…
With a power outage that lasted two days, many in our congregation have been scrambling all weekend to get their houses in order. And though we are technically in the…
Mark 9:2-10, the transfiguration of Jesus, is a story of the confusion of Peter and the disciples. While Peter understands that Jesus is the Christ (i.e., the long-awaited King), he…
We have all been in a spiritual wilderness at one time or another. It is a time of testing, of temptation, and of trial. But our times in the wilderness—if…
Throughout Jesus’ life, he is routinely breaking down barriers that keep us from true communion with God and true communion with each other. In the case of the man with…
Mark 1:29-39 tells of Jesus building a successful ministry in which people were coming to him in droves, people were being healed, his disciples were active and engaged, and, as…
In Mark 1:21-28, Jesus meets a man possessed by an unclean spirit. Jesus does not make the mistake that we often make. He understands that the battle is not with…
We all follow something with a passion. The news. Our favorite sports teams. Political leaders. But how passionately do we follow Jesus? Mark reports that when Jesus called the disciples,…
While it is true that Jesus is "King of Israel” (as Nathanael confesses in 1:49), it turns out his anointing and kingship means even more than the disciples are ready…
Over the next few months, we will bridge the birth of Jesus (Christmas) and the death/resurrection of Jesus (Easter) with a deep dive into the person, work, and teachings of…

The Presence of God

December 31, 2017
In this third week of Advent, we discuss the topic of joy. The sermon can be summed up in just three words: Joy requires selflessness. When the wise men see…
In this second week of Advent, our attention is turned toward the angelic pronouncement of “peace on earth.” With Jesus’ birth, a peace is born into the hearts of humanity…
In this first week of Advent, we discuss the waiting and hoping that often accompanies this time of the year. What are you waiting for? A simple question with not-so-simple…

The End

November 27, 2017
In this final sermon of our series, The Story of the Bible, we look forward to the future hope of the redeemed world. Exploring how the book of Revelation uses…

The Way

November 19, 2017
As we find ourselves in the home stretch of our sermon series on the Story of the Bible, we turn our attention to the story of the Church as it…
As we continue to look at the Story of the Bible, we turn now to the person of Paul and take a close look at the way Paul’s life get’s…
The story of the Bible reaches its apex in the death and resurrection of Christ where Jesus is enthroned as King inviting us into the kingdom of heaven. It is…
In our 21st century world, the title, Messiah, has lost some of the meaning it once held in first-century Palestine. For the first Jewish followers of Jesus, the claim that…
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