Sermon: The Altar

I invite you to turn in your Bibles with me to Exodus, chapter 27. Exodus is the second book in the Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. Exodus 27, beginning in verse 1. This winter, we are looking at the shape of worship and mission by taking a long look at the tabernacle God…

Sermon: Gospel Laughter

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to the book of Esther. Esther 6, beginning in verse 1. Esther is in the Old Testament – Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, and Psalms. Esther 6, beginning in verse 1. As always, you are encouraged to leave your Bibles open as we read and study God’s…

Sermon: Boasting in the Cross

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Galatians, chapter 6. Galatians 6, beginning in verse 11. Galatians is in the New Testament – Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians. Galatians 6:11-18. This morning we are ending our study of the book of Galatians. We have been taken on an expansive and thrilling journey to…

First Glance: Galatians 6:11-18

“The only reason they want to do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ.” (Galatians 6:12b) The circumcision faction was afraid. This group of Christian believers were actively trying to force Gentile converts to be circumcised and follow the law of Moses. They claimed it was essential for salvation and obedience…

First Glance:Luke 23:46

Jesus called out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:46) Not every gospels account records the same last words as being on the lips of Jesus. What do we make of this? Matthew: Jesus cried out again in a…