February 17, 2019

The Gift of the Gospel: Entrusted, Part 3

Text: 2 Timothy 1:6-18
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We continue to reflect on how we are to steward the precious gift of the gospel that has been entrusted to us. In His sovereignty, God had a purpose in calling us to guard the gospel and to extend it to others. Even in the face of opposition, we are called to serve and to suffer with hope.


February 10, 2019

The Gift of the Gospel

Text: 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Those of us who are Christians have been entrusted with a covenant faith, a faith marked by promise. It brings with it a gift which we are instructed to fan into flame, not in fear but in a spirit of power and love and self-control.


February 3, 2019

The Gift of the Gospel

Text: Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor Curt Stapleton

We learn some profound truths today from the parable of the talents. All who believe in Christ have received a tremendous investment from God, the gift of the gospel. In grateful response, may we be faithful stewards of the gift entrusted to us and work to multiply that precious gift in the lives of others.


January 27, 2019

Fear & Hope

Text: Psalm 147
Pastor Curt Stapleton

Fear and hope belong together in the life of a Christian. As we approach our holy God in reverent fear and awe, we are able to see the beauty and goodness of His law as an act of God’s kindness toward us.


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.