Hope is an elusive concept to those ravaged by sin. Despair of anything ever improving is the more common narrative. Yet hope can be the catchword of anyone who is willing to face his struggles through God's methods and in His power. But hope for someone who has endured years of habitual sin does not come about through self-improvement. It comes as God overturns the person’s life and rebuilds it on the sure foundation of His grace.
You Have Every Reason to Hope
October 31, 2021
God With Us
January 5, 2022
In the beginning, man lived in unbroken fellowship with God. But when sin entered the world, that relationship broke apart. Despite this separation, God still desired to be with us, and He knew that we needed Him with us. So, he began a long campaign to restore that fellowship. God’s greatest step in drawing near to us came through Jesus Christ. Nate Danser helps us see this mission of God, beginning with Noah and culminating in Jesus. He also shows how our lives are completely changed when we allow Him to be with us.
Come Unto Me
December 29, 2021
In Matthew 11, we see the heart of Christ when He says, “Come unto me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." These words reflect His heart for sinners, for those who are broken, those needing healing, and even His heart for the hypocritical Pharisees. Some would heed that call, but many would reject it. That’s still true today. We’re excited to begin a new sermon series where our chapel speakers will be preaching through the life of Jesus. And this week, Pastor Ed starts us off by examining this great call of Christ in the gospels and how it isn’t an invitation to religion, dogma or denomination. It’s an invitation to Jesus Himself.
Living for God in Dark Times
December 12, 2021
We live in dark times where it’s easy to despair of being able to live a life pleasing to God. But the struggle to live righteously in a wicked culture is nothing new for God’s people. In the kingdom of Judah, during the reign of evil kings such as Manasseh and Amon, many saints may have had similar doubts. But in 2 Kings, we learn of a King named Josiah who, "turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul and with all his might." What made Josiah stand out from the kings before him? How could he receive such a testimony after growing up in such a dark and evil kingdom? The answer to these questions helps us learn what it will take to live for God in a godless culture.