SERMONS

 
 
AUDIO SERMONS

Sep 20, 2020
The Remedy of Totality
All things are reconciled in Christ.
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  • Sep 20, 2020The Remedy of Totality
    Sep 20, 2020
    The Remedy of Totality
    All things are reconciled in Christ.
  • Sep 13, 2020Overflowing
    Sep 13, 2020
    Overflowing
    A strong foundation in Christ leads to an overflowing life in the Spirit.
This year we’ve been focusing on Jesus Christ — starting out with his words to the 7 churches of Revelation, then reading the entire Word of God, then looking at Jesus’ radical claims about himself in John 14:6-7. We now turn to Paul’s letter to the Colossians, a letter in which Paul proclaims that Jesus is the source, the means, the point and the end result of, well, everything. It’s a short but powerful letter that encourages and invites us to move deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sep 6, 2020
Any Minute Now
In the midst of the confusion about how and when Christ will return, we are invited to stay awake, pay attention and be ready.
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  • Sep 6, 2020Any Minute Now
    Sep 6, 2020
    Any Minute Now
    In the midst of the confusion about how and when Christ will return, we are invited to stay awake, pay attention and be ready.
  • Aug 30, 2020Hidden Reefs, Waterless Clouds & Wild Waves
    Aug 30, 2020
    Hidden Reefs, Waterless Clouds & Wild Waves
    True ‘freedom of conscience’ begins and ends in submission to the authority of the Lord.
  • Aug 23, 2020Removing the High Places
    Aug 23, 2020
    Removing the High Places
    When we turn to the Lord for our help, we find the power, provision and protection for which we yearn.
  • Aug 16, 2020Watch Your Vow
    Aug 16, 2020
    Watch Your Vow
    When we live with integrity, our beliefs and actions will be consistent and others can trust in our word.
  • Aug 9, 2020Divine Regret
    Aug 9, 2020
    Divine Regret
    Through the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we can know God’s love for us is eternal and unchanging.
  • Aug 2, 2020The Body of Christ
    Aug 2, 2020
    The Body of Christ
    Have you ever wondered about the phrase, the body of Christ? If so, you're not alone. This morning, we look at how the Bible uses this phrase.
  • Jul 27, 2020Did Jesus Drink Coffee?
    Jul 27, 2020
    Did Jesus Drink Coffee?
    The mysteries of Creation are revealed in Christ and in humility we trust in Him who knows all when we cannot explain something.
As we walk with Jesus over the years, and particularly when we read through the Bible, there are a lot of questions that come up.  Some of them are kind of silly or fun, like wondering if Jesus drank coffee.  Some of them are more serious and difficult, like wondering what it means when we read that “God regretted making mankind” (Genesis 6:6) or that there are sins that “lead to death.” (1 John 5:16).  Through this series, we are looking to answer some of the questions that you’ve been asking as a result of reading through the Bible in 90 days, as we did earlier this year.   

Jul 19, 2020
Show and Tell
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  • Jul 19, 2020Show and Tell
    Jul 19, 2020
    Show and Tell
  • Jul 12, 2020Known
    Jul 12, 2020
    Known
    Through Jesus Christ, the deepest yearning of the human heart is met.
  • Jul 5, 2020Except Through Me
    Jul 5, 2020
    Except Through Me
    There is only one way to the Father. Jesus.
  • Jun 28, 2020From Death to Life
    Jun 28, 2020
    From Death to Life
    Through our union with Christ, we are set free to truly live.
  • Jun 21, 2020What Is Truth?
    Jun 21, 2020
    What Is Truth?
    All we need to know is found in and begins with the Truth of Jesus Christ.
  • Jun 14, 2020Walk This Way
    Jun 14, 2020
    Walk This Way
    When we follow the way of Jesus, we find a freedom that enables us to truly love our neighbors as ourselves.
  • Jun 8, 2020Too Many Choices
    Jun 8, 2020
    Too Many Choices
    In a world of limitless options, there’s only ever been one — Jesus.
We live in an age where there are an infinite number of places and ways to find meaning, purpose, life, truth, etc.  We also live in a culture where we’re taught and told that any of these options are equally valid.  And yet, 2,000 years ago, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).  It was a radical statement then, and it’s perhaps even moreso now.
 
Through this series, we’re taking a deeper look at just what Jesus meant in this verse, and what it means for us and our lives today. As we do so, we’ll gain a better and deeper understanding of who Jesus is and what following him looks like 2,000 years after he walked the earth.  Jesus isn’t one option among many, Jesus is the way, the truth, the life.  

May 31, 2020
Further Up and Further In
In the great climactic promises of history we are given a bright hope for today as well.
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  • May 31, 2020Further Up and Further In
    May 31, 2020
    Further Up and Further In
    In the great climactic promises of history we are given a bright hope for today as well.
  • May 24, 2020God-Breathed and Useful
    May 24, 2020
    God-Breathed and Useful
    What does it mean when the Bible says it is "God-breathed and useful"?
  • May 17, 2020Defining Hell
    May 17, 2020
    Defining Hell
    As we gain a clearer understanding of the reality of Hell, we also gain a clearer picture of the splendor of Heaven.
  • May 10, 2020How to Overhaul Your Priorities
    May 10, 2020
    How to Overhaul Your Priorities
    When we align our priorities with God’s, we find the blessings and life He intends for us.
  • May 3, 2020When The End Is(n’t) In Sight
    May 3, 2020
    When The End Is(n’t) In Sight
    Whether the end is in sight or not, we can take hope in and trust God.
  • Apr 26, 2020Holy Lament
    Apr 26, 2020
    Holy Lament
    In the holiness of lament, we find the God of all comfort and a love that overflows.
  • Apr 19, 2020Gödel, The Bible, and God
    Apr 19, 2020
    Gödel, The Bible, and God
  • Apr 12, 2020The Plot
    Apr 12, 2020
    The Plot
    In spite of how things might look, through Christ’s death and resurrection God has won the final victory.
  • Apr 5, 2020What’s In A Prayer
    Apr 5, 2020
    What’s In A Prayer
  • Mar 29, 2020God Saves
    Mar 29, 2020
    God Saves
    No matter the circumstance or situation, when we turn to him, God saves.
The legend of the phoenix is a fascinating one.  At the end of its life-cycle, it bursts into flames, reducing the once-glorious bird to ash. But out of those ashes is born a brand-new phoenix.  The resurrecting imagery of the bird is one that has been embraced by the church since the early church father, Clement of Alexandria.  There is even a possible  reference to the phoenix in Job 29:18, which the NRSV translates as, “Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days like the phoenix.”
 
During the seasons of Lent and Easter, we are going to follow the Path of the Phoenix, from the ashes of Ash Wednesday to the flames of Pentecost, by reading through the entire Bible in those 90 days (you can learn more about B90 here).  The sermons each Sunday during this series will come out of our reading from the previous week. Whether you are reading every page of the Bible as part of B90, or follow along with the sermons each week, we’re glad you’re joining us on this journey.

Feb 23, 2020
Lukewarm
When we hear Jesus’ voice and open the door, we are invited to move past a tepid, lukewarm faith.
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  • Feb 23, 2020Lukewarm
    Feb 23, 2020
    Lukewarm
    When we hear Jesus’ voice and open the door, we are invited to move past a tepid, lukewarm faith.
  • Feb 16, 2020Pillars
    Feb 16, 2020
    Pillars
    In shaky and uncertain times, listening for the voice of Jesus will provide the surety we need.
  • Feb 9, 2020The Walking Dead
    Feb 9, 2020
    The Walking Dead
    When we ‘wake up’ and embrace the living Spirit of God, we will share in Christ’s victory, vibrancy and voice.
  • Feb 2, 2020If It Makes You Happy
    Feb 2, 2020
    If It Makes You Happy
    When we listen to and hold fast to the words of Christ, we find a joy and fulfillment far deeper than mere happiness.
  • Jan 26, 2020The ‘Little’ Things
    Jan 26, 2020
    The ‘Little’ Things
    When we attend to Jesus in the big and “little” things of life, we find our needs being met in ways we never dreamed.
  • Jan 19, 2020‘Til Death Do We Believe
    Jan 19, 2020
    ‘Til Death Do We Believe
    Our ability to hear what Jesus is saying is directly related to our willingness to follow where he is leading.
  • Jan 12, 2020First Love First
    Jan 12, 2020
    First Love First
    We are able to listen attentively to Jesus when we remember the love we first had.
  • Jan 5, 2020Is Anyone Listening?
    Jan 5, 2020
    Is Anyone Listening?
    We are able to hear Jesus more clearly when we see Him as He truly is.
I think if I were to ask you if God is still speaking to us today, most all of us would probably say, “yes.” At the very least, we would all agree that at least theoretically God is still speaking to us today. But if I were to ask you what he’s saying, would you have an answer? Once we move out of the theoretical, it gets a little trickier. So the question isn’t really, is God still speaking, but rather, “Are we listening to what God is saying?” Over the course of this series, we are going to look at what Jesus had to say to the seven churches in Revelation 2 & 3 to help us “tune in” to what God is saying to the church, and to us, today.