Ascend: Series Introduction

Emotion. Feeling. Sensation. Experience. What role do these play in the Christian life? We may push away emotion, experience, and feeling as too easily deceived by present circumstances, but the Psalms show us that God created us as emotional beings. Although we should avoid emotionalism, where our emotions drive our view of God, we alsoContinue reading “Ascend: Series Introduction”

To Be Disciples, That Make Disciples

“18 And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I haveContinue reading “To Be Disciples, That Make Disciples”

Fulfilled: Prophet, Priest, & King

Christmas time is a  special season, drawing out the nostalgia of our childhood. The anticipation of Christmas day, the presents that await, the beauty of lights throughout our neighborhoods and cities, and tasty treats that are shared between friends and family. Moreover, the beauty of Christmas draws us back to our Savior, and His workContinue reading “Fulfilled: Prophet, Priest, & King”

Why 1 Peter?

Beginning Sunday, September 19, we will launch an eleven week sermon series in the book of 1 Peter. Peter is an often neglected book of the New Testament, unfortunately overshadowed by Paul’s writings, the excitement of the Gospels, and the mystery of Revelation. However, this book is profitable, as is all of Scripture, for ourContinue reading “Why 1 Peter?”

How to Study the Bible? 

The Word of God, as the psalmist proclaims, “is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” We speak often of the Bible as the “Truth,” His Word as being “God-breathed,” and “living and active.” Christians revere the Word of God, and understand it’s importance in instructing in all truth. But, haveContinue reading “How to Study the Bible? “

God’s Faithfulness to His Church: Faith Alone

This month, we will be journeying through the differing ways that God has been faithful to His Church, and will also be celebrating ways that He has been faithful to our particular church. It is important within our modern day in age, to look first at the reason for the Church, and the scriptural mandateContinue reading “God’s Faithfulness to His Church: Faith Alone”

Your Name is Known

In our weekly worship gathering, we plumbed the depths of discouragement in Exodus 5, and were brought back into joyous remembrance of God’s promises in Exodus 6. If you have been reading along with us, you’ll notice that we did not discuss the genealogy located in Exodus 6:14-26.The passage is bracketed with, “These are theContinue reading “Your Name is Known”