As our fellowship sets out to be a faithful family rooted in faith, hope, and love, we begin our study of the apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica. Held up in his letter as a model church, we can learn a lot from their fellowship. Paul and Silas spent three weeks getting this church […]
It’s that time of year when the world decides to make changes in anticipation of a new year. How can we create real change in our lives that will stick? It seems like everything in our world is in a state of decay (Romans 8) and creating new habits in our lives usually fade quickly as […]
The creator of the universe became a human being and everything is secondary to this fact. Jesus is God. He walked among us and is called “Emanuel”. Unlike any other world religion Christianity is set apart in these aspects and God is to be praised.
We hope that things will go how we expect them to- that the things we rely on will always be there and will work for us. What can we really count on? We can count on God’s protection, love, and mercy. Near the end of King David’s life, he begins to lose sight of God’s promises […]
King David is on the run yet again. In his lament, the mighty men surrounding him, take it upon themselves to show incredible devotion to David in the face of overwhelming danger. Is David showing disrespect to those closest to him by the way he treats their great sacrifice? What can we learn from the actions of these three warriors? In […]
Here is the problem: life is full of bad news and we often don’t feel grateful. For a disciple of Jesus, though, God works out everything for our good, as promised in the Bible. Why would we not be grateful? In the wake of the Thanksgiving holiday this sermon calls us to reflect on the difference between gratitude and […]
Absalom fled from his father, King David, after murdering his brother, Amnon. Now after years of being apart “the prodigal prince” returns home. All seems well on the surface, but undealt with insecurity quickly grows into sin, as Absalom sets himself up as king. God, like King David, desires us to come back into his presence. He promises […]
Our sin can have an impact far beyond just ourselves. It can spread like an out of control fire if not dealt with immediately. This grim account of Ammon and Tamar is disturbing for us all. Through this sermon we realize that we are all capable of such terrible acts and no one is above creating a chain of sin in their life like King David did. We all must “break the chain”.