January 13, 2019

God’s Providence in Every Circumstance

Text: Philippians 4:10-20
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Paul had to learn contentment and for us, as well, it may not come easily. The secret, with Paul, is to learn God’s sovereignty that can release us to confidently move out in partnership with Him.

January 6, 2019

The Peace Promise of God

Text: Philippians 4:2-9
Pastor Curt Stapleton

As we stand at the threshold of a new year, one of the things we can be certain of is that new cares and stresses will come our way. As followers of Christ, we enjoy the promise of His peace as we draw near to Him in worship, prayer and right thinking.

December 30, 2018

The Lord’s Messiah Enthroned on Mount Zion

Text: Psalm 2
Dr. Peter Green

This Christmas season, we recall that the birth of Jesus was a royal birth. Today’s text reminds us that God has enthroned His Son on His heavenly throne. We can rest confidently in His reign even as we enter into His invitation to relationship and refuge in Him.

December 23, 2018

The Presence of Christmas

Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Pastor Curt Stapleton

As we consider the reality of what took place at the first Christmas, in the incarnation of the Son of God we see the fulfillment of hundreds of prophecies, the object of worship of the Wise Men, the eternal plan of redemption and peace with God, and the one who is the Shepherd King of His people. The only appropriate response is to join the Wise Men and worship.

December 9, 2018

The Promised Son of David

Text: Matthew 9:27-31
Rev. Paul Karlberg

Our greatest need for shalom and wholeness in our lives is not physical or external, but rather internal and spiritual, our redemption from sin. With the eyes of faith, the two blind men in today’s text recognized Jesus as Messiah as indicated by their use of the Jewish messianic title “Son of David”. The central question for each one of us is, “Do you believe?”

December 2, 2018

The Definite Plan

Text: Acts 2:22-41
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Life teaches us that we can’t guarantee anything. Yet from Genesis 3 onward, God does not speak with “maybe” but is at work accomplishing His definite plan. In response to the coming of the King at Christmas, may each of us respond by coming to the King.

November 25, 2018

Who is Worthy?

Text: Revelation 5
Pastor Curt Stapleton

All of history is the outworking of a divinely written script. As we were overwhelmed last week by the worship of God as our creator, this week in Revelation chapter 5, we’re again falling down in worship before the Lamb who was slain as our redeemer.

November 18, 2018

Seeing Heaven

Text: Revelation 4
Pastor Curt Stapleton

God was on His throne in A.D. 90 when John wrote the book of Revelation, and He’s still on His throne ruling today. The purpose of the book of Revelation is to help us see God in heaven and lead us to worship Him.

November 11, 2018

The Christian Life

Text: 1 Peter 2:1-12
Pastor Curt Stapleton

“If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good…” you will know the Cornerstone, Christ Jesus and how He leads us in a new greater affection, in a life of repentance and godliness with purpose. That purpose is making God’s mercy, holiness, and glory known to the watching world.

November 4, 2018

Christ’s Church Living Out the Gospel in the Fallen World

Text: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Through the Apostle Peter, God’s Word speaks timeless truths to us today. Because of Christ, we have been set free from the guilt and the power of sin. Now we can live freely as His servants for His sake, trusting His instruction for us in a fallen world, including its politics. Think Nero when you hear Peter’s exhortation.