Sermon audio is typically posted on Sunday afternoons soon after the last worship service, while the sermon video is typically posted on Monday afternoons.

New World Coming

Today we move into a special Christmas series. Every year, we need to be reminded to pull back the Christmas lights to reveal the deeper excitement of the redemption story. We use many symbols to represent the story, but how many of us think about a tree stump? On this first Sunday of Advent, we…

God’s Work of Art

Works (good deeds, the fruit of the Spirit) are an essential part of the Christian life. They do not justify us before God, but they do define us after we have been forgiven. Forgiveness (justification) and life transformation (sanctification) are separate but dynamically linked. It is inevitable that a true Christian will visibly demonstrate evidence…

But God

After coming through the gloom and stark reality of our basic fallen nature in Eph 2:1-3, Paul is now able to demonstrate the contrast between what we were by nature and what we are by grace. He describes the reason God rescued us (his own mercy), our status as coheirs of Christ (seated with him),…

Dead

We begin a three-part series called “Immeasurable” that celebrates the amazing, far-reaching grace of God toward us. This good news is set against the reality of the bad news of Ephesians 2:1-3. This description of human nature is so catastrophic that we are rendered hopeless apart from a divine intervention. This is the whole wonder…

Compassion

The book of Jonah concludes with a contrast between Jonah’s pity on a mere plant and the Lord’s compassion on people who have lost their moral compass. It is evident throughout scripture that the Lord displays compassion toward lost sinners, such as Romans 5:6-11. In fact, compassion is so amazing precisely because the people God…

Failing Forward

Have you ever failed repeatedly? What about failing in such grand form that you felt you could never get up? One thing is for sure in this life…you and I will fail. Spiritually-speaking that is because we are failures. But God is rich in mercy, and He is the God of second chances who is…