Nov 13, 2016
Sin, Savior, Repeat | Judges 3:5-11
This Sunday we finally get to the first Judge in the book of Judges. Othniel is presented as the ideal judge who sets the standard for every other judge. Othniel was a great leader and God used him to deliverer his People. Even though Othniel was a great leader, he like every other leader eventually die. Othniel points us to a greater leader, Jesus Christ who gave of himself to die not for political or military peace, but for our salvation. 
 
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  • Nov 13, 2016Sin, Savior, Repeat | Judges 3:5-11
    Nov 13, 2016
    Sin, Savior, Repeat | Judges 3:5-11
    This Sunday we finally get to the first Judge in the book of Judges. Othniel is presented as the ideal judge who sets the standard for every other judge. Othniel was a great leader and God used him to deliverer his People. Even though Othniel was a great leader, he like every other leader eventually die. Othniel points us to a greater leader, Jesus Christ who gave of himself to die not for political or military peace, but for our salvation. 
     
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  • Nov 6, 2016It’s About Who You Know | John 7:25-31
    Nov 6, 2016
    It’s About Who You Know | John 7:25-31
    Series: I AM

    This Sunday we looked back again at John 7 and we see again the people's doubt of who Jesus is. They question him about being the messiah and Jesus says that they know him but that they don't know the One who sent him. They seek to arrest him, but Jesus' time has still not come for him to be taken and to give his life so that the kingdom of God may come.

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  • Nov 6, 2016Proving Faith | Judges 2:20-3:4
    Nov 6, 2016
    Proving Faith | Judges 2:20-3:4
    This Sunday we finished the 2nd chapter and began the 3rd chapter of Judges. Things are pretty chaotic in this book and we see this Sunday how God is angry with his people. For some reason most people think that God is just angry towards sin and not towards sinners but Judges shows us the opposite. God is indeed angry with sinners and will judge sinners accordingly. If we miss this then we miss the grace of the cross.
     
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  • Oct 30, 2016Cycle of Unfaithfulness | Judges 2:6-19
    Oct 30, 2016
    Cycle of Unfaithfulness | Judges 2:6-19
    This Sunday we finish chapter 2 of Judges. We looked at the complete downward spiral of God's people being unfaithful to God. This chapter sets us up to see how God uses others to judge Israel and how he raises up judges to deliver Israel. Of course, none of these deliverers can ever fix the sinful nature that his people have and so they will through the story of the Bible continue to be unfaithful. These deliverers can only point to a future deliver who will perfectly forgive God's people once and for all.
     
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  • Oct 23, 2016Appearances Aren’t Everything | John 7:14-24
    Oct 23, 2016
    Appearances Aren’t Everything | John 7:14-24
    Series: I AM
    This Sunday we looked again at the scene of Jesus being at the Feast of Booths. We see more rejection from the people as Jesus goes into the temple to teach. He reasons with the religious leaders about their anger against him for healing a man on the Sabbath while they would circumcise a boy on the eighth day even if it fell on a Sabbath. The interesting thing is that if a boy wasn't circumcised then he wasn't able to be a part of the covenant community and wasn't able to worship in the temple, but Jesus heals a man who also couldn't go into the temple and be a part of the covenant community. Jesus is the one who brings us into the covenant community by faith and we are able to approach the throne of grace with confidence. 
     
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  • Oct 23, 2016Weeping Over Disobedience | Judges 2:1-5
    Oct 23, 2016
    Weeping Over Disobedience | Judges 2:1-5
    This Sunday we look at chapter 2 of Judges and begin to see a major theme in the book: disobedience. The people of God had failed to drive out the enemies of God. Although God has promised never to break the covenant he has made with his people, his people have broken the covenant and deserve punishment. The reality is that there has only been one person who has been faithful to the covenant and he took the punishment we deserved for breaking the covenant. Now in Jesus, those by faith are included in the blessings of one who has been faithful to the covenant. 
     
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  • Oct 16, 2016Despised & Rejected By Men | John 7:1-13
    Oct 16, 2016
    Despised & Rejected By Men | John 7:1-13
    Series: I AM
    We started a new section of teaching in John 7 as we talk about a new Jewish festival, the Feast of Tabernacles, that Jesus teaches at. In these verses we see the rejection of Jesus both by his family and by the people of Judea. What is surprising about this passage is that the very things that the people are doing to celebrate the festival to remember what God had done for them are rejecting the very God himself as he walks among them.
     
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  • Oct 16, 2016Giving the Enemy Ground | Judges 1:16-36
    Oct 16, 2016
    Giving the Enemy Ground | Judges 1:16-36
    This Sunday we finish the first chapter of Judges. It is surprising and telling that as we end with the first chapter we already see the them of the book: unfaithfulness. God's people have failed to drive out the people God had commanded. Now becuase of their unfaithfulness, God's people will reap the consequences of their disobedience. This will lead Israel to cry out for a deliver when these people rise up against them. This will lead us to the Judges of Israel but it more so points us to the greater deliverer Jesus Christ.
     
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  • Oct 9, 2016Will Ye Also Go Away? | John 6:60-71
    Oct 9, 2016
    Will Ye Also Go Away? | John 6:60-71
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    We finish up chapter 6 and Jesus collection of teaching contained therein. It is so interesting how when people hear of Jesus' teaching that many end up leaving him. That is what happened with many disciples who were following Jesus and he asks the Twelve if they wanted to leave also. We pray that our response will be like Peter who said, "where else can we go?" Jesus is the only one who has the words of eternal life and he is the only one worth following to the end.
     
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  • Oct 9, 2016Slaying the Giants | Judges 1:8-15
    Oct 9, 2016
    Slaying the Giants | Judges 1:8-15
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    This Sunday we continued in the first chapter of Judges and looked at more of how Judah began to conquer the land God had promised to them. Despite the fact that the people they were fighting were giants, they continued to trust God and to take the land. We see multiple people living out their faith in God as they continued to obey God despite how intimidating it must have been to fight these giants. Luckily, even though Jesus Christ was intimidated in the garden by the task before him, he chose to do God's will and to bring salvation to all those who believe in him.
     
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  • Oct 2, 2016Eating Flesh & Drinking Blood | John 6:41-59
    Oct 2, 2016
    Eating Flesh & Drinking Blood | John 6:41-59
    Series: I AM

    I AM sermon-01

    This Sunday we continue to follow the section of John 6 where Jesus talks about him being the bread of life. The Jews do not like Jesus doing this, but Jesus is trying to show them something important about himself and what he has come to do. They know that Jesus saying he is the bread that comes from heaven is a divine statement to make. Jesus goes on to explain that anyone who eats of his flesh and drink his blood will live forever.
     
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  • Oct 2, 2016God Delivers from Chaos | Judges 1:1-7
    Oct 2, 2016
    God Delivers from Chaos | Judges 1:1-7
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    This Sunday we started our new series through the book of Judges. If you would like to see our pastor explain the outline of the book you can go to our blog. In this first sermon we pick up the story of the Bible from where Joshua ends. Joshua has died but people still need to be removed from the land. The Lord calls Judah to finish the task, to bring God's promises of a new land to Israel. We find out that Judah is pretty important in the Bible. David the king will come from Judah's line and so will Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ will come as the fulfillment of God's promises not only to deliver his people from chaos but also to give them a new land where there will be no more pain or chaos.
     
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  • Sep 25, 2016I AM the Bread of Life | John 6:22-40
    Sep 25, 2016
    I AM the Bread of Life | John 6:22-40
    Series: I AM
    I AM sermon-01
    This Sunday we talked about a major I AM statement of Jesus, that he is the Bread of Life. We all know what hunger and thirst feels like in our lives and we know that no matter how much we eat or drink we will at some point need more food and drink. Often times we are so concerned about the temporal things in life. The people talking to Jesus were concerned with the same thing and believed that the Manna that their fathers received came from Moses. Jesus had to show them that their food ultimately came from God and it is God who is sending them Bread from Heaven. Jesus comes to satisfy our deepest longings and to give us a thirst and hunger for him alone.
     
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  • Sep 25, 2016We Believe in the Family | Part 3. God’s Design For Children
    Sep 25, 2016
    We Believe in the Family | Part 3. God’s Design For Children
    Series: We Believe
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    This Sunday we finish our last sermon in the We Believe series. We have looked at all the articles, sometimes having multiple sermons per article, and have finally reached the end. This Sunday we talk about God's design for children and how children are truly a blessing from the Lord. Even though our culture seems to look at children as an accessory to either have or get rid of, God sees children as a blessing and as an opportunity for discipleship. We also looked at the great joy of adoption and how we can pursue adoption of children since God has adopted us through Jesus Christ.
     
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  • Sep 18, 2016We Believe in the Family | Part 2. Sexuality, Gender, Manhood, & Womanhood
    Sep 18, 2016
    We Believe in the Family | Part 2. Sexuality, Gender, Manhood, & Womanhood
    Series: We Believe
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    We began our 2nd part in what We Believe about the Family. We discussed the issue in our culture where feelings and experiences determine what truth is. It is the Scripture that we must interpret the world around us, especially when it comes to our views of gender and sexuality. God designed human beings to be either male or female with having full equality in their nature but having distinct, complementary roles. The Fall has given us a broken sexuality where we distort God's design but for those who trust in Christ we are being renewed after the image of God.
     
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