KINGDOM

This sermon will focus on the Kingdom of God. FOCUS: The history of the idea of kingship/kingdom through the Old Testament. First, Israel’s desire for a king was basically a rejection of God’s kingship. But God proceeds to honor and use human kingship, calling David and promising that his descendants would reign forever. When David’s line appears to end several …

BODY

Having lived, died, risen again, and poured out his Spirit on us, God is now in a position to really carry out his plan for humanity. God’s people, saved and continually sanctified, can truly live into their mission—representing God in the world as one cohesive Body. Next Sunday Pastor Ryan will dive into how this Body is supposed to work, …

SPIRIT

What should come as no surprise is that our Christian experience of holiness is simply life under the Lordship of Jesus Christ – in the power and purity of the Holy Spirit. Next Sunday Pastor Terry will look at what God’s Word says about our sanctification – to make holy or sacred – to set apart – to be forgiven …

RESURRECTION

Without the RESURRECTION, Jesus becomes merely another Jewish teacher with some good ideas. Next Sunday Pastor Terry will look at the Gospel of John 20, to show both the historicity of Jesus’ RESURRECTION, and the LIFE it brings. For if it is not true, then as the Apostle Paul put it so well in 1 Corinthians 15:14: “If Christ has …

DEATH

  The sermon will lean heavily on the Romans 5:6-21 passage, which is rich with material. It addresses the symmetry between the sin of one man (Adam) leading to the death of all, and the sacrifice of one man (Jesus) leading to the salvation of all. It also addresses how the sacrifice of the Cross meets us while we were …

LIFE

Pastor Terry continues the Focus series next week as he looks at the amazing account in John 13 of Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. We get a hint into what this means for us today when Jesus says in vs. 35 “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples.” Join us next week …

PEOPLE

Pastor Ryan continues to FOCUS on the PEOPLE of God. Early in the biblical story, God’s good world was broken by human sin. But lest we think God twiddled his thumbs for a few millennia, waiting for Jesus to come and save us, in week 4 we will dive into discovering what exactly God was doing in the Old Testament. …

SIN

Genesis 3 Romans 3:9-23 5:12-21 Pastor Ryan  continues FOCUS, taking a look at the topic of SIN. God created a good world, and humans in his image, so…what happened?! The world we look at certainly doesn’t seem good, and there seems to be something fundamentally wrong with human beings. Together we’ll look at how the Bible makes sense of the …

CREATION

Genesis 1-2. Human beings are the pinnacle of God’s creation, created not because He needed us but because He wanted to be in community with us – and to involve us in tending to His creation. All human beings are lovingly made in the image of God, and are therefore created with both the capacity for community and the responsibility …