May 8, 2016
Majestic and Mindful, Psalm 8
Series: 2016 Psalms
This praise psalm calls God’s people to worship. The reason for worship is because God is the powerful Creator, yet He is near to us and He cares for us. He is majestic yet mindful. We discover several ways in which the almighty God cares for us, and this moves us to worship.
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  • May 8, 2016Majestic and Mindful, Psalm 8
    May 8, 2016
    Majestic and Mindful, Psalm 8
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    This praise psalm calls God’s people to worship. The reason for worship is because God is the powerful Creator, yet He is near to us and He cares for us. He is majestic yet mindful. We discover several ways in which the almighty God cares for us, and this moves us to worship.
  • May 1, 2016The Pursuit of Happiness, Psalm 1
    May 1, 2016
    The Pursuit of Happiness, Psalm 1
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    We all want to be happy. The question is: how do we experience this happiness we crave? Psalm 1 is a wisdom psalm that introduces the Book of Psalms and describes two paths. One is the path of the fool that leads to unhappiness. The other path leads to blessing and true happiness. We discover from this psalm the key factors for taking the path of the wise that ultimately leads to life.
  • Apr 16, 2016Resurrection of the Past, Present and Future
    Apr 16, 2016
    Resurrection of the Past, Present and Future
    Series: Specials
    In Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, the main character experiences Christmas past, present, and future. In this Easter sermon, we visit the resurrection of the past, present, and future. We talk about how Jesus’ resurrection in the past guarantees our resurrection in the future. However, the only way we can have confidence and hope in this future event is if we experience a resurrection in the present. We learn from 1 Corinthians 15 what this involves and how we can experience this resurrection.
  • Mar 20, 2016If Christ Has Not Been Raised, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
    Mar 20, 2016
    If Christ Has Not Been Raised, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
    Series: Specials
    In this Easter sermon, we talk about the significance of the resurrection. In this text, Paul address the hypothetical question: what if Christ has not been raised from the dead? The ultimate point of his question is that Christ has been raised from the dead and therefore this event is foundational to everything else.
    1 Corinthians 15:12-20
  • Mar 20, 2016At the Cross, Luke 23:32-38
    Mar 20, 2016
    At the Cross, Luke 23:32-38
    Series: Specials
    On the Sunday before Easter, we look at this text that helps focus our attention on the cross. We look at what was happening at the cross, and we discover the meaning and why we should always keep the cross central.
    Luke 23:32-38
  • Feb 14, 2016“How Can You Turn Back?”, Galatians 4:8-20
    Feb 14, 2016
    “How Can You Turn Back?”, Galatians 4:8-20
    Paul asks the Galatians, how can you turn back from the gospel and Christ? We learn we must examine ourselves to see if we have turned back. Like the Galatians, we sometimes turn away from the gospel in subtle ways. We also learn that we must be willing to speak the truth in love to others who have turned back from the gospel. Finally, we are reminded that God is a loving Father who is patient with us.
  • Feb 7, 2016Sons of God, Galatians 3:26-4:7
    Feb 7, 2016
    Sons of God, Galatians 3:26-4:7
    Everyone has a deep desire to be loved. Because of the Son of God, we can become sons of God and experience the love we need and crave. Our desire to be loved is satisfied through divine adoption. How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
  • Jan 31, 2016Why Then the Law? Galatians 3:15-25
    Jan 31, 2016
    Why Then the Law? Galatians 3:15-25
    If we are justified by faith alone and we are cursed if we rely on works of the law (Gal 3:10), why did God give us the law? Are Christians expected to follow the law of God? We discover from God’s Word how Christians should think about the law.
  • Jan 24, 2016Christ Redeemed Us, Galatians 3:10-14
    Jan 24, 2016
    Christ Redeemed Us, Galatians 3:10-14
    One of the ways we return to the gospel and keep it central is simply by talking about the gospel. The gospel includes bad news that we are all under a curse because of our sin. If we understand the problem, we are able to experience the good news of the gospel: Christ redeemed us from the curse by becoming a curse. As a result we receive the blessing promised to Abraham, which is the Spirit of adoption.
  • Jan 17, 2016Who Has Bewitched You? Galatians 3:1-9
    Jan 17, 2016
    Who Has Bewitched You? Galatians 3:1-9
    We are all prone to wander. Like the Galatians, we are capable of being bewitched. We discover several reasons why we should continue to return to the gospel and keep it central in all things. The gospel is the beginning, middle, and end of the faith, and it always has been and it always will be.
  • Jan 3, 2016Disciples Make Disciples, Matthew 28:18-20
    Jan 3, 2016
    Disciples Make Disciples, Matthew 28:18-20
    Series: Specials
    On the first Sunday of the year, we return to the simple mission Jesus has given His disciples. He calls us to make disciples. We discover what this looks like and we are encouraged to grow in our discipleship as we make disciples.
    Matthew 28:18-20
  • Dec 27, 2015For Unto Us, Isaiah 9:6-7
    Dec 27, 2015
    For Unto Us, Isaiah 9:6-7
    Although Jesus was born like everyone else, He was not like anyone else. Isaiah tells us of His uniqueness. Isaiah shows us: that His birth was prophesied, that He is divine in nature, that He is Holy because He is virgin born, and that He has a glorious destiny. His destiny includes us if we are willing to recognize who He is and trust what He has done.
  • Dec 20, 2015The Three Responses, Matthew 2
    Dec 20, 2015
    The Three Responses, Matthew 2
    In our text, we see three responses to the birth of Jesus. We see these same three responses today. Will you respond to Jesus with opposition, indifference, or worship?
  • Dec 13, 2015Christmas in Revelation, Revelation 12
    Dec 13, 2015
    Christmas in Revelation, Revelation 12
    When we think of the Christmas story, we usually think of Matthew’s or Luke’s account and we think about a manger, shepherds, and angels singing. In this sermon, we look at the Christmas story according to the book of Revelation, and we discover there is a lot more happening behind the scenes. Christmas is about a cosmic battle that continues to this day. We can be confident in the battle, and this text gives us good reasons why we can be confident even when it seems like the enemy is winning.
  • Dec 6, 2015Crucified with Christ, Galatians 2:17-21
    Dec 6, 2015
    Crucified with Christ, Galatians 2:17-21
    If we are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone, will this encourage sin and disobedience? What compels us to obey? In this sermon, we discover that the gospel gives us a new perspective, a new identity, a new power, and a new motivation. The gospel of justification by faith leads to obedience.
  • Nov 29, 2015Justified by Faith, Galatians 2:11-16
    Nov 29, 2015
    Justified by Faith, Galatians 2:11-16
    In this important text, we hear the good news that we can be justified by faith in Christ.  In order to truly understand this good news, we must first recognize the bad news that comes with the gospel.  When we embrace the bad news, we are ready to experience the sweetness of justification by faith.
  • Nov 22, 2015The Right Hand of Fellowship, Galatians 2:1-10
    Nov 22, 2015
    The Right Hand of Fellowship, Galatians 2:1-10
    We learn about one of the most significant decisions in church history that continues to impact us today. The church remained unified through this event and we discover some key principles for experiencing church unity.
  • Nov 8, 2015But When He, Galatians 1:11-24
    Nov 8, 2015
    But When He, Galatians 1:11-24
    We discover the important distinction between the story of the gospel and our story. We learn how God’s story can give life and meaning to our story. God’s story gives us a new passion, a new mission, a new confidence, and a new purpose.
  • Nov 1, 2015I Am Astonished, Galatians 1:6-10
    Nov 1, 2015
    I Am Astonished, Galatians 1:6-10
    We are supposed to be the people who know the truth and speak the truth in a world that is very confused about the truth. We learn that we are prone to wander from the truth, but we also learn there is a clear way back. We have a strong motivation for returning to the truth of the gospel.
  • Oct 25, 2015Grace to You, Galatians 1:1-5
    Oct 25, 2015
    Grace to You, Galatians 1:1-5
    The book of Galatians has two major themes, and we see these themes in the introduction to the letter. First, we learn about the authority of the messenger. Paul had authority as an apostle, and his inspired writings are our authority today. If we disobey and disbelieve the Scripture, then we disobey and disbelieve God. Second, we learn about the good news of the message. We experience God’s grace and we become His sons and daughters because Jesus "gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age."