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.]

September 30, 2018

Sent, Yet Separate

Text: John 17:1-19
Rev. Paul Karlberg

In this final gathering of Jesus with his disciples before his passion, He wrestles with His Father in prayer on their behalf and, by extension, on ours. Note that He does not ask for us to be taken out of the world but rather be sent into it, while at the same time being kept separate from evil in the world.

September 23, 2018

The Sovereign Savior

Text: Jonah 4:1-11
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Do you notice how God does not give up on Jonah? As it’s been said, “God can draw a straight line with a crooked stick.” When difficult things happen in our lives, remember that they’re no surprise to our sovereign Lord, and He’s at work teaching us something.

September 16, 2018 – Missions Conference, evening service

The Power of Missions

Text: Mark 5:1-20
Rev. Keith Powlison

The power of missions starts before Genesis, is part of a much bigger story, and we are along for the ride!

September 16, 2018 – Missions Conference, morning service

The Fear in Missions

Text: Mark 4:35-41
Dr. Rod Mays

We all have fearful moments, when something or someone is controlling us. We may fear humiliation, rejection or hurt. But we need not fear because Jesus is in the boat with us!

September 15, 2018 – Missions Conference

The Compassion for Missions

Text: Mark 1:40-45
Dr. Rod Mays

As we consider missions, we must ask ourselves “Do we love people?” From Mark 1, we see “The Compassion for Missions”

September 9, 2018

God is Sovereign and He Saves

Text: Jonah 4:1-4
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Once again, the gospel is clearly proclaimed in today’s passage as we hear that God is gracious and merciful, full of steadfast love, and does not take delight in the death of the wicked. May we be encouraged to see from Jonah and all throughout the Scriptures how God accomplishes His sovereign purposes by means of sinful people, like Jonah, and like you and me.

September 2, 2018

Believing & Receiving God

Text: Jonah 3:5-10
Pastor Curt Stapleton

In the time of Jonah, as is still true today, God’s relentless grace toward wicked people produces repentance and faith, a benefit to us that comes at Christ’s expense.