June 18, 2017

Mercy Wins

Text: James 2:1-13
Pastor James Pavlic

We see evidence of partiality on all sides beginning at a very early age. However, the reality of how we attain a right standing before God leaves us no grounds for showing partiality, and leaves us condemned. The beauty of the gospel is that Christ’s mercy toward us triumphs over judgment.

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June 11, 2017

The Greatest Banquet

Text: Luke 14:12-24
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Today’s parable of the Great Banquet captures what God’s whole mission is. All Christians are called to be ambassadors and witnesses for Christ, and we are to represent Christ wherever we go.

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June 4, 2017

Humility & Exaltation

Text: Luke 14:1-11
Pastor Curt Stapleton

There are elements of our faith about which we may be dogmatic, as they’re made explicit in the pages of Scripture. Other areas deal with disputable matters to be approached studiously but less absolutely. We’re reminded from today’s parable that in all things, with Christ as our example, we are to approach them in humility trusting in His exaltation which we who are in Christ will also share (Philippians 2:1-11).

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May 28, 2017

Strive to Enter!

Text: Luke 13:22-30
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Two theological concepts that fallen human minds will never fully comprehend are the Trinity and the tension between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility. In today’s parable, Jesus calls His followers to strive, to agonize, to deeply desire to enter into His Kingdom through the narrow door of Christ our Savior.

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May 21, 2017

Loving and Living Out the Gospel by Never Leaving It

Text: James 1:22-27
Pastor James Pavlic

Are you a Gospel junkie, or are you prone to Gospel amnesia? We’re exhorted from today’s Scripture passage to set aside worthless religion so that we can exegete Gospel love in the world by living out our love for God.

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May 14, 2017

The Kingdom of Heaven

Text: Luke 13:18-21
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Jesus is so good at speaking divine truths in human terms. Using familiar language, we see how the Kingdom is growing and permeating to world, and calling us to a response of sharing God’s grace.

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May 7, 2017

Choose Judgment or Mercy

Text: Luke 13:1-9
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Today’s parable from Jesus is very straightforward: judgment is coming, mercy is offered to us in Christ, so repent and bear fruit that comes from faith.

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April 30, 2017

Christ the King Will Return

Text: Luke 12:35-56
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Christ will return and we must be ready. Are we looking forward with expectation, or do we often forget that Christ will return?

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April 23, 2017

Single-mindedness in Our Interactions with Others: Living Out Who We Are

Text: James 1:19-21
Pastor James Pavlic

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is one of the most ridiculous — and false — aphorisms of all time. We are instead called to display the righteousness of God in our listening, speaking and controlling anger in our interactions with others.

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April 16, 2016 – Easter

Christ Jesus Conquers Death

Text: John 19:31-20:8, 19-22
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Whether you realize it or not, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most significant event in your life. The most crucial question one can ask is “Who is Jesus?”, with eternal destiny hinging on the answer.

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