Faithful Fatherhood | June 18, 2017'
Betrayal | June 11, 2017
This Sunday we celebrated Father's Day and talked about Faithful Fatherhood from Genesis chapter 2. The Big Idea was that Faithful fathers take the redemptive responsibility for the people and things around them by providing for, protecting, and pastoring their families. We are able to do this because Jesus perfectly took the redemptive responsibility for everything that God gave Him.
Strength for the Weak | June 4, 2017
In week sixteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about betrayal from Mark 14:43-52. In this text, Jesus is betrayed by flattery and false affection, but respond by making peace rather than reacting by fighting or fleeing. Jesus is the ultimate peacemaker in the midst of betrayal.
The Value of Jesus | May 21, 2017
In week fifteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the need for strength for our weakness from Mark 14:26-42. If we are going to be effective followers of Jesus we need to come to term with our weaknesses. Jesus becomes our weakness at the cross then overcomes in the resurrection.
Stay Awake | May 7, 2017
In week thirteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the value of Jesus from Mark 14:1-11. We talked about how we will either abandon Jesus for what we deem precious or we will abandon what we deem precious for Jesus.
Stay Alert: Be on Guard in False Hopes | Apr. 30, 2017
In week twelve of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about staying awake, being ready for Jesus' return because it will come unexpectedly from Mark 13:24-37. Jesus encourages us to stay alert, committed to the truth of His word, and stay active in His mission on earth.
The End is Not Yet | Apr. 23, 2017
In week eleven of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the end not being here yet from Mark 13:14-23. Jesus warns us because He is gracious and we reject the warnings of Jesus by placing hopes in things other than Jesus who is our only true hope.
He is Risen | Apr. 16, 2017
In week ten of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the end not being here yet from Mark 13:1-13. Jesus instructed the disciples to endure to the end despite many dangers, deceptions, and distractions that keep us from persevering.
An Unexpected King | Apr. 9, 2017
We celebrated an empty tomb and a risen Savior this Easter Sunday. The resurrection of Jesus changes how we relate to everything. Think about it. If Jesus really did get out of the grave, then the way that we approach God, our relationships, and our city all change. Not one aspect of our lives is left untouched by Jesus' victory over death, Hell, and the grave.
Giving All | Apr. 2, 2017
We started off Holy Week 2017, with a Palm Sunday sermon entitled, "An unexpected King." We learned how Jesus came as an unexpected King, bringing an unexpected salvation. More often than not, people approach Jesus with expectations based on things other than the scriptures even though it is the scriptures that authoritatively reveal Jesus.
Jesus is More than a Human King | Mar. 26, 2017
In week nine of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about giving all from Mark 12:41-44. Jesus highlights a poor widow's giving as an example for the disciples on what giving looks like. The lesson Jesus was teaching them was that giving by faith is to hold nothing back.
The Greatest Commandment | Mar. 19, 2017
In week eight of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about how Jesus is more than a human King, He is an eternal saviour. We talked about how a diminished view of Jesus and an exalted view of themselves led to a greater condemnation for the scribes.
In week seven of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the greatest commandment. Jesus summed up the entire law in two commandments, love God and love people. Our hope in being obedient to these commands is that Jesus has perfectly loved the father and fulfilled all of the law on our behalf.