- When the Pharisees were face to face with Jesus, like us, they are more concerned with questions of doctrine than what Jesus was looking for - their lives. Jesus showed the Pharisees that they owed to Caesar's what was made in his image (the coin) that they owed to God the thing that was made in His own image - Jesus wanted their hearts! We shouldn’t come before the Lord and be marvelled and walk away unchanged, but be transformed into his image by presenting ourselves as living sacrifices to him. Keywords: Romans 12, Living Sacrifice, Taxes, Pharisees
June 3, 2018 • Daniel Gilman • Romans 12, Living Sacrifice, Taxes, Pharisees
Do You Recognize Jesus? • December 23, 2018 • Pat Sieler
- Do You Recognize Jesus? (Luke 2:21-35) Simeon is one of those men in the Bible who doesn't get a lot of press, though He had a pretty amazing experience. In this message, Pastor Pat tells the unique story of Simeon and his Spirit-led discovery of the God-Baby, Jesus.
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
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