May 22, 2016
If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
Series: 2016 Psalms
Praise psalms usually follow a consistent pattern. Psalm 95 breaks the pattern and concludes with an abrupt warning instead. We need to hear and respond to this warning. God provides the rest that we all long for and need, but we must not presume on God's grace. We discover how to experience God's rest and we are challenged to pursue his rest with a sense of urgency.
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  • May 22, 2016If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
    May 22, 2016
    If You Hear His Voice, Psalm 95
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    Praise psalms usually follow a consistent pattern. Psalm 95 breaks the pattern and concludes with an abrupt warning instead. We need to hear and respond to this warning. God provides the rest that we all long for and need, but we must not presume on God's grace. We discover how to experience God's rest and we are challenged to pursue his rest with a sense of urgency.
  • May 15, 2016His Love Endures Forever, Psalm 136
    May 15, 2016
    His Love Endures Forever, Psalm 136
    Series: 2016 Psalms
    What are we supposed to do when life is challenging and we start wondering why God allows this and does He still care? Psalm 136 teaches us how to look to the past at God’s great wonders. When we remember all God has done for us, we are encouraged to keep trusting and following Him. We are encouraged that His love clearly demonstrated in the past continues to this day and endures forever.
  • 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