What is "the good work" which God the Father began in us? When did He begin this work? How will we know when this work is completed? In this message we examine the broad scope of the Trinity's work in saving us: the commencement of the work, the continuation of the work, and the consummation of the work as described by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians.
He Who Began A Good Work in You
November 11, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Sin's Deceptive and Destructive Progression Displayed in Our Speech
1 John 1:1-2:3 • June 24, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
James tells us that the "tongue is a world of iniquity, set on fire of hell." In 1 John 1:1-2:3, the Apostle John reveals the progression of sin's deceitfulness: from hypocrisy, to duplicity, to apostasy. This progression is on display as our tongues reveal our hearts in what we say.
Between Babylon and Jerusalem: Remember
Psalm 137 • May 27, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In 600 BC Jerusalem was sacked in a ravage attack by the Babylonians. Psalm 137 is a beautiful song of lament by the Jewish remnant who were carried away from their homeland to captivity in Babylon. The Psalm moves from reflective longing rooted in emotion at the beginning to recollected learning rooted in God's word at the end. Memory is a powerful emotion that must always be kept in check by the promises of God.
Missing Millennials in the Church
May 20, 2018 • Pastor Paul Edwards
The Millennial Generation (ages 21 - 37) is abandoning the traditional forms of worship for new forms of community that often fulfill the same functions as traditional religious communities. Pastor Edwards analyzes research from Harvard on this trend, and shows how a properly functioning, healthy church as defined by the Bible provides everything and more that the Millennial Generation is looking for.