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1 Peter 2:19-25

Unjust Suffering

September 16, 2018 • Andy Falleur

- We took a diversion from Matthew this weekend and took a look at Peter’s reflection from the Garden of Gethsemane in 1 Peter 2:19-25. Peter talks about unjust suffering, and how we are all as Christians called to unjust suffering, because Jesus suffered for us and gave us an example to follow. It’s an intense study, but an important study. In it we referenced Jin Migra, “Pastor Ezra” and the news articles (https://nationalpost.com/news/world/group-officials-destroying-crosses-burning-bibles-in-china) that he was in last week. Keywords: Abuse, Suffering, Persecution, Injustices

Ephesians 2:1-10

Grace • December 9, 2018 • Jon Ruby

- Our guest speaker this week was Pastor Jon Ruby from Union City Church. Jon led us through the passage, and he has such an interesting and refreshing perspective because of his background in recovery. In addition, his insights on the law of sin and the fuel of grace were insightful. Keywords: Recovery, Different, Grace, Addiction

Matthew 28:18

All Authority • December 2, 2018 • Andy Falleur

- I wanted to go back and focus our attention on two words in verse 18, where Jesus says “all authority” has been given to him. To discover what that means, we went back through the gospel of Matthew looking at all the ways that the word “authority” is used in relation to Jesus. It was an incredibly rich study for me, and I hope it was the same for the church. I took the opportunity because of the move, and because the focus was on “go and make disciples” to tell some of the early stories from Calvary, in how we got here, and what the Lord has done. Keywords: Authority, Power, John Allen Chau, Justice

Matthew 28:16-20

Making Disciples and Redeeming Christmas • November 25, 2018 • Pat Sieler

- Matthew ends his gospel by documenting the account of Jesus commissioning the eleven disciples. But what is a disciple? And how do we make one? And what about Christmas? Is it possible to use the Christmas season to make disciples?