Seeing God Clearly
Matthew 5:8 • January 3, 2021 • Pastor Craig Sturm
We unpack one of the most simple, yet profound statements in all of the Bible—Jesus’ call to purity of heart and the subsequent promise of seeing God in Matthew 5:8. What does it mean to “see God”? What does it mean to be “pure in heart”? How does that impact how we understand our life, the genuineness of our faith, and the single-mindedness of our hearts? These are worthy questions to ponder as we enter into a new year!
Training in Grace for Future Glory
Titus 2:11-14 • January 6, 2019 • Pastor Luke Davis
The passage of time has perennially called God’s Image Bearers to assess and aspire. A new year calls us to consider past experience and future expectations. God, in His wisdom, has given the Church Titus 2 in part so that we may orient ourselves within the reality renewing good news of Grace and the blessed hope of Glory. Today, in Titus 2:11-14, we will consider the nature of this present age and the transformative work preparing us for the appearing of the glory of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Growing in the Fear of the Lord
Psalm 34 • December 30, 2018 • Justin Keogh
The Bible describes God as an all-good, all-powerful, just, merciful, and loving creator. How are we to understand our lives in view of this God? Through Psalm 34, David shows us that the fear of the Lord is the posture of heart that we should take to understand our experiences. We can praise God in all seasons and trust him to be who he says he is, which is exactly what we need him to be.
Taking the Lord's Name in Vain
Deuteronomy 5:11 • November 25, 2018 • Mark Dever
This morning we have the privilege of being served by Mark Dever. Mark is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC and the the author of numerous books. Mark is also the president of 9Marks, a ministry that exists to promote healthy churches. Today, Mark will discuss what it means to use the Lord's name in vain in Deuteronomy 5:11 and how we as Christians are called to be ambassadors for Christ in our words and actions during our daily lives.
The Gospel to the Nations
Luke 24:44-49 • September 9, 2018 • Pastor David Parker
What is the mission of the church? What does it mean to go and make disciples? How do we do that and how does God want to use us in those endeavors? As we look at Luke 24:44-49 and answer those questions — my prayer is that we will see from Scripture, that we exist to declare and display the glory of God, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, by living sent lives to those across the street and around the world, for the establishing and building up of His local church among the nations.
The Depths and Heights of the Cross
Matthew 26:1 - 27:54 • March 30, 2018 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
Good Friday and Easter have been set apart for centuries to specifically remember and reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and all that these two events accomplished for those who embrace him by faith. This weekend we remember these two great events and their singular purpose: God reconciling sinners to himself.
Becoming and Being the Body of Christ
Romans 12:4-18 • February 11, 2018 • Justin Keogh
What comes to mind when you think of the church? Do you think of the church as a temple, a family, a priesthood, or a body? All of these metaphors are used in scripture to describe the new reality that is formed when we, by God's grace, through faith in Christ, become believers. These metaphors describe the deeply interconnected nature of our new life together. Today we'll look at how we're made into a new body and what that means for us living and serving together.
What is Real Christianity?
Galatians 6:11-18 • February 11, 2018 • Pastor Ray Ortlund Jr.
“This morning we have the privilege of being served by Ray Ortlund. (His wife, Jani, was serving the women of DCC at the women’s retreat this weekend.) Ray is a pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville. He’s also the author of several books, including Preaching the Word Commentaries on Proverbs and Isaiah, a contributor to ESV Study Bible, and The Gospel: How the church portrays the beauty of Christ—which you should read. Ray serves on counsel of The Gospel Coalition and is a member of the Acts 29 church planting network, just like us. Though there is much to love about Ray, what I admire most is his humility and genuine love of Jesus. I hope you’ll join me in giving him a warm DCC welcome.” - Pastor Adam
Jesus and Our Jobs
Colossians 3:22-24 • February 4, 2018 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
How does Jesus impact how we think about our jobs? What difference should it make if an employee is a follower of Jesus? Or, more personally, would anyone in your office be surprised if they discovered you were a Christian? That’s an important question. Most of us will spend well over 80,000 hours “working” in our lifetime; that breaks down to two-thirds of our waking hours during the work week. Do those hours matter to Jesus? Yes. They matter more than we realize.
From Our Neighborhoods to the Nations
Matthew 28:16-20 • January 28, 2018 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
What is the mission of Jesus’ church? Why does it exist? In a word, what is the church for? What is our role in that? Those are the kinds of questions we’ll explore today in light of Matthew 28:16-20. What we’ll discover is that, yes, Jesus’ church has a massive, far-reaching purpose. His church is central to God’s unfolding story of redemption, across continents and millennia, among the neighborhoods of Seattle and the nations of the world, and every follower of Jesus is called to be a part of it.
The High Places and Healing Hope
2 Kings 18:1-7 • January 21, 2018 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
Today we’re continuing to walk through a set of five standalone sermons which we’re informally calling our ‘new year essentials.’ Again, this week, we wade into controversial waters. This time we discuss the nature of life, from the womb, and our cultural ‘high places’ that do not value it. This is an important word for us as we seek to be a people, in Jesus, who offer healing hope to a world in desperate need of it.
The Racism-Crushing Gospel
January 14, 2018 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
This morning we’re continuing to walk through a set of five standalone sermons which we’re informally calling our ‘new year essentials.’ Today, we’ll wade into the rough waters of racial trauma in our country and our response to it, as followers of Jesus. This topic is messy, controversial, and filled with sorrow — which is exactly why we need to discuss it. My hope is that we would be equipped as a Jesus-saturated, bible centered, multi-ethnic people in a divided world in need of help and healing. Let’s dive in together...
The Unsearchable Riches of the Bible
Ephesians 3:4-9 • January 7, 2018 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
This morning we’re kicking off a fresh series of standalone sermons that we’re informally calling our ‘new year essentials.’ Our aim over the next five weeks is to address the nature of the Bible, racial reconciliation, sanctity of life, God’s mission in the world, and vocation. Today my simple, but profound, goal is to encourage us to read the Bible with an aim to see and savor God’s supreme value, in Jesus. My hope, and that of all the elders, is that we would treasure this book for the treasure it reveals even more deeply this year. The treasures it contains are unsearchable, which makes this book precious beyond value.
Making the Best Use of Your Time
Ephesians 5:15-18 • December 31, 2017 • Pastor Craig Sturm
On this, the final day, the last Sunday of 2017, we want come together to re-orient our view of time to God and his purposes in our lives. The truth of Ephesians 5:15-18 provides a simple framework for living a life that is wisely, joyfully, abandoned to God and His priorities.
1 John 4:9-10 • December 24, 2017 • Pastor Adam Sinnett
Merry Christmas! As you know, this is a particularly unique Sunday as it coincides with Christmas Eve. Christmas, of course, marks the birth of Jesus the Christ, truly God and truly man, who came to save the lost - people like you and I. Though we can't be exactly sure when Jesus was born, what we do know is that his arrival changed the course of human history. Why? Because he was God come in the flesh (Mt. 1:23). While conditions of his arrival could not have been more humble, the implications for us could not be more profound. Therefore, today we are joining with Jesus' people across continents, and millennia, in celebrating his arrival. Friends, our Saving-King has come - and is coming again.