As we consider the tragic murder of George Floyd and the massive impact it has had on our black brothers and sisters will we listen and lament the racial divide in our country and all of the pain and suffering it has caused? Psalm 22:24 reminds us that our God does not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted. The question we will address today is will we join Him in sitting in solidarity with the suffering. One day our God is going to come and wipe every tear away which means that if we are ever going to weep with those who weep, now is the time.
Listening and Lamenting
Psalm 22/Nehemiah 1:1-4
June 13, 2020 • Tim Cain
June 20, 2020 • Tim Cain
Is it right to confess the sins of our fathers? We see Nehemiah and Ezra and Daniel and the Psalmist doing it, but still, the practice seems strange. I mean do we really need to be forgiven for things we have never personally done? In this sermon, we will look at what the Bible teaches about the corporate confession of sins both past and present. We will also seek to apply that teaching to the long history of racial injustice that has plagued the church in America.
White privilege and the Gospel
June 27, 2020 • Tim Cain
I know the topic of white privilege isn’t something you would expect to hear about in a sermon but over the past week, I have found that God has used this precise topic to give me a better understanding of the Gospel. In this sermon, I hope that you will come along on that journey with me. In the end, we will consider different ways that we might lay down privilege in solidarity with those who are suffering as well as ways that we might take up privilege in order to leverage it for the sake of others.
Allegiance to the Man on the Tree
June 6, 2020 • Wes Van Fleet
Our world is in the midst of civil unrest, racism, and injustice. What is our role as followers of Jesus and how do we figure out what to do? It may sound odd but we need to learn from the trees. Listen and hear how the Gospel and trees creates a people whose allegiance causes them to bear fruit for the King.