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No Greater Joy
Join us for four weeks in the shortest book of the Bible as we listen in on the aged Apostle John's encouragement for a local church. We'll consider what it means to find great joy in seeing others flourish in addition to consider our mission as the church, how to deal with opposition, and finally what it means to live out a good testimony.
Join us as we study the second half of Exodus. God has already saved his people out of Egypt and now he is bringing them into his presence to learn what it means to live, worship, and serve as his people.
How to Pray
Join us as we spend 9 weeks in the Lord's Prayer being reminded how Christ desires us to pray. In this first sermon, we examine Jesus' warning against proud prayer.
Out (Exodus Part 1)
What does it mean to be rescued? To be saved? To be redeemed? Only when we understand God's rescue of Israel out of Egypt can we fully appreciate Jesus' saving work in the New Testament. Join us as we walk with Israel in both their suffering and celebration in the first half of Exodus.
Too Much (Lent 2018)
As we consider Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, we often imagine a Jesus of our own making. Rarely do we remember his uncomfortable boldness on Palm Sunday, his shocking humility on Good Friday, and the hard-to-believe wonder of Easter. Join us in this three week Lenten series as we explore why Jesus makes us uncomfortable and learn why it's great news.
Hope Has a Name (The Gospel of Matthew)
In this Advent series, we'll be examining the early chapters of Matthew's Gospel to better understand the hope that we have in Jesus. Join us as we seek to uncover the history behind and reaction to Jesus' arrival in this world as a fully divine yet fully human infant.
The Household of God (1 Timothy)
What does it mean to be the Church? What should we believe? Who's supposed to be in charge? How are we supposed to care for those both inside and outside our doors? How do we handle problems? Join us as we dive into the Apostle Paul's teaching on Church life in 1st Timothy.
The Lion Roars (Amos)
The Lord speaks to his people with both whispers and shouts, depending on what the situation requires. Through the Prophet Amos, the Lord roars like a lion as he uncovers Israel's decadence, unjust practices, and overall lack of love for the Lord and others. Join us as we humbly examine what it means to be a group of people who pursue God's heart for justice in our own communities.
Follow Me (The Gospel of Mark)
What does it really mean to be a follower of Jesus? What did it mean in the first century and what does it mean now? Join us as we work through the Gospel of Mark by following Jesus' footsteps as he shows us the path for genuine, faithful, and meaningful discipleship.
Every Fall the Church is reminded of that providential day in October 1517 when Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation by posting his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg Church. Each year we'll examine the life of an influential Reformer through the lens of a biblical text that influenced their life in a powerful way. Reformation Sunday is a day to remember and give thanks for God's faithfulness as he pulled his Church back to the Gospel of grace and away from a false gospel of legalism.
WISDOM THAT WORKS (PROVERBS)
How is our faith supposed to intersect with and speak into our daily lives? As we turn to the book of Proverbs we will learn that we desperately need wisdom, which can be described as skill in the art of godly living. We'll explore topics such as money, sex, justice, alcohol, work, and more as we seek to connect our faith to our daily lives in a way that benefits from the very wisdom of God.
STAND FIRM (1 PETER)
How should Christians respond to suffering, persecution, and the daily challenges of living in a non-Christian culture? Pointing to our suffering Savior as the only source of hope, the Apostle Peter addresses this very question in his first epistle. While the Church should expect challenges, Peter writes, the riches of the gospel provide everything we need to stand firm in faith.
REIGN OF THE KING (2 SAMUEL)
Continuing from the Rise of the King Sermon Series we'll pick up in the second half of King David’s story in Second Samuel. Here we’ll finally get to see him rule and reign over Israel. How will his rule reflect the righteous rule of Christ? How will his shortcomings show us our need for a greater King? How will his life model faithful Christian living, repentance, and dependence upon grace? Join us to hear, learn, and grow together through God’s Word.
While there are certain topics within Christianity that faithful believers disagree about, which beliefs are essential? What topics are non-negotiable? Join us for a two-month sermon series that explores the most foundational beliefs of the faith showing why these beliefs are essential and how they change everything about life as we know it.
RISE OF THE KING (1 SAMUEL)
Who was King David and how did he become King of Israel? What does David teach us about Christ our King? At the same time, what can he teach us about being truly human? As we work through the second half of 1st Samuel we will be asking these questions and more.
KING & KINGDOM ( THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW)
In this Lenten series we'll be examining three parables from the Gospel of Matthew that help us better understand the kingdom that Jesus brought and established for us in his life, death, and resurrection.
WAITING (THE GOSPEL OF LUKE)
In this Advent series we'll be examining the early chapters of the Gospel of Luke to explore four different people’s experiences with waiting for Jesus. Although we don’t have to wait for Jesus’ birth, we are still waiting for his return. Therefore, we too are a people of waiting. May we wait for his return with trust, hope, longing, and devotion.
LEARNING TO LOVE
The Church is foundationally called to evangelism. However, to some, evangelism is a dirty word. To others, it is everything. Indeed, thousands of methods, approaches, and views about this topic can be found throughout Christian literature. But how did Jesus go about evangelism? How did he share his good news with those who hadn’t received it? During this 11 week series we’ll be exploring the ways Jesus teaches us to love those who don’t know him.
THE PROMISE (GENESIS)
Starting in the middle of Genesis, the story of Abraham and Sarah tragically and yet beautifully encapsulates God’s foundational promises for his people. In turn, these promises reveal God’s purposes for us regarding our relationship with him, our relationships with one another, and our mission to the world around us.
GOSPEL IN GALATIANS
There are certain Christian words that we hear so often that they start to lose their meaning and “Gospel” is at the top of the list. However, this is quite possibly the most important word and truth in all of Scripture. Understanding the Gospel is crucial not only for salvation but also the entire Christian life. Thankfully, in his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul fleshes out this important yet misunderstood and under-appreciated truth in a variety of helpful and beautiful ways.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND GUEST SPEAKERS
These sermons come from a variety of occasions and, in addition to including guest speakers, include sermons that Pastor Stephen has preached independently of larger sermon series.