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.

October 29, 2018

The Unforgiveable Sin

Text: Matthew 12:22-32
Pastor Curt Stapleton

There is no neutral position in your relationship to God.

October 21, 2018

What the Psalms Teach Us About God

Text: Psalms
Rev. Peter Green

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired word, not only at the micro level of the individual words, but also at the macro level of structure, genres, the use of human authors and more. Today as we consider different “macro” aspects of the Book of Psalms, we see that it all is structured to lead us toward praising God in any and all life situations.

October 14, 2018

The King & His Kingdom

Text: Matthew 12:9-21
Pastor Curt Stapleton

When the King comes, He brings His rest and His righteousness. This leads, through Jesus’ perfect submission, to our enjoying the King’s Redemption, our justification, by resting in the alien righteousness of Christ applied to us.

October 7, 2018

Gospel Rest

Text: Matthew 12:1-8
Pastor Curt Stapleton

The fourth commandment causes us to stop and think, “What is the point of the Sabbath, both historically and for us today?” We learn today that the Sabbath points us toward Jesus, in Whom we find our rest.

[Please forgive the audio quality today which is not quite up to our usual standards.]