First Glance: John 21

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said, "You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my lambs." (John 21:15) The story of Jesus' breakfast on the beach with the disciples is one of restoration. Peter, who... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Learning to Kneel

We have spent the last couple weeks looking and listening together to what God’s word has to say about our place in the body of Christ (all of us have gifts to be used for God’s service) as well as the particular roles of elder and deacons. As we finish this focused time, I want... Continue Reading →

First Glance: 1 Timothy 3:8-13

“Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 3:13 It seems rare to find someone genuinely excited to serve in church leadership. Many elders and deacons sigh when ‘their turn’ comes around. We all do the work well, but the work can be... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Many Gifts

I’m excited this morning. It’s good to be back here with you. It’s good to see your faces. But I’m also excited because as we kick off 2016, we will be listening together and pondering God’s word about leadership in the church - elders, deacons - who they are and what is our relationship to... Continue Reading →

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