Sermons

The Good & Beautiful God

Feb. 18, 2018 / God Is Good
This weekend we launch a message series for the season of Lent based on the book The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith. We begin with the crucial issue of how we see God. Given the evil in the world and the disappointments of our own lives, can we believe that He is good? Today we will find a reason to affirm his goodness.
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Reading the Bible

02.11.18 / Reading Backward
Most books, including the Bible, we read “forward”…understanding later texts like the New Testament on the basis of what has already taken place and been revealed in the Old Testament. But there is also a strong tradition in Christian theology of reading Bible backwards: of coming to a Christ-centered understanding of the Old Testament by reading it through the lens of the New…through the lens of God’s grace and truth poured out through Jesus Christ. Today we learn to find Jesus in Old Testament stories and practices.
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02.04.18 / Guest speaker, Brad Gray


Love Your Neighbor

01.28.18 / No More "Us" and Them"
Millions – even billions – of people throughout the world suffer from poverty, hunger, slavery, and homelessness. But these are merely the symptoms of a deeper problem: injustice. Injustice results when any person thinks he or she is somehow better than others. We conclude our series by considering that the best way to love our international neighbors is by knowing who we are in Christ and to whom we belong.
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01.21.18 / Out of Poverty
In his book “When Helping Hurts,” Bryan Fickert asks, “What causes poverty?” He states that most Americans assume poverty results from a lack of money. According to Fickert that is only one part of the equation. He argues that poverty is about broken relationships, a broken economic relationship, broken social relationships, and broken spiritual relationships.
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1.14.18 / Loving Your International Neighbor
Over 100 passages in Scripture call Christians to seek justice. Why does God passionately encourage Christians to do the work of justice? Gary Haugen argues that violence is like locusts devouring a field. Injustice prevents humanitarian work and sharing the Gospel. This week we explore the connection between justice and sharing the Gospel.
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Out of the Overflow

1.7.18 / Time and Treasure
The Magi brought significant and valuable gifts to Jesus. Their gifts spoke the mission and ministry of Jesus, they honored him and furthered the mission of Christ. What gifts will you bring to the newborn King?
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12.31 / Salt and Light
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12.24 / The Greatest Gift

12.24 / The Father's Gift of Overflowing Love

12.17 / The Generosity of the Shepherds
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12.10 / Surrender
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12.3 / Anticipation
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The Mystery of the Sacraments

11.26 / The Lord's Supper
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11.19 / Baptism

11.12 / The Mystery of the Sacraments
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11.5 / Orphan Sunday
  


The Reformation: Why Does It Matter?

10.29 / A Calling for Everyone!
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10.8 / Grace Alone
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10.22 / The Authority of Scripture
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10.15 / Faith Alone
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