Sermon: Philadelphia

I invite you to open your Bibles with me to Revelation, chapter 3, beginning in verse 7. Revelation is in the New Testament - the last book in the Bible. We have been listen to God’s word this summer from the book of revelation in order to tune our hearts to the gospel in a... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Messy Hospitality

I invite you to turn in your bibles with me to Luke, chapter 14, beginning in verse 1. Luke 14, beginning in verse 1. Luke is in the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. If you do not have a bible with you, feel free to grab one from the pew in front... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Remember the Mission

This last Wednesday, we entered the season of Lent - the 40 days before Easter where we intentionally join our steps with the steps of Jesus as he heads to the cross in Jerusalem. At all times, our worship is about Christ, leads us to Christ, is empowered by the Spirit in union with Christ,... Continue Reading →

Sermon: Living After Easter

What do we do now? Many of us had to get up and get to work on Monday. Sunday was Easter. We heard the amazing true story that Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, died and then rose again from the dead. He who had died was now alive again. The tomb is empty. Jesus... Continue Reading →

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 →

First Glance: Acts 15:1-35

For Moses has been preached in every city since the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath. (Acts 15:21) Acts 15 begins with the church in conflict about entrance in the community. The members of the party of the Pharisees believed that the Jewish rite of circumcision should be required of... Continue Reading →

First Glance: John 9:1-41

"Go," he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam." (This word means Sent). John 9:7 The ninth chapter of John tells the story of a healing and its aftermath. Jesus is traveling with his disciples when they come upon a man who has been blind from birth. The disciples inquire whether there is some... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Jonah 4

But God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the bush?" And he said, "Yes, angry enough to die." Jonah 4:9 Chapter 3 of Jonah ends with what would have seemed the perfect opportunity to celebrate. The disaster is averted, the people saved, God decided not to destroy Nineveh! People should... Continue Reading →

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