Short Series & Guest Preaching
October 2017 Business Meeting
Finance/Building Update; Ryan Welsh with Sojourn Network; Elder Team Q+A • October 29, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
On Sunday, October 29th, we held a business meeting for anyone who calls Refuge home. In the meeting, we covered the items listed below: Dan Berkholder gave us a Financial update on giving, expenses, and savings—as well as our current process with our building purchase. Pastor Ryan Welsh visited us from Sojourn Network, a church planting network we have been exploring partnership with for about a year now. He gave a short, informational talk about what Sojourn Network is and what partnership would look like for us. The Elder Team and Ryan Welsh then held an open Q&A about Sojourn, Finances, or any other subject people had questions about. If you have any questions after watching, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com and we'd be happy to talk!
The Plundering of Hell
Easter 2017: Revelation 1:17–18 • April 16, 2017 • Brian Sauvé
Pastor Brian preaches the resurrection of Jesus from Revelation 1:17-18 on Easter Sunday, 2017, the vindication and exaltation of the Serpent-crushing Seed of the Woman, the one with the keys of Death and plunders Hell.
Salve for the Suffering
Psalm 88: The Song Without a Spark • October 16, 2016 • Tom Jones
Let the infallible, inspired, infinitely glorious Word of God tell you that it's ok to bring God your sadness, hurt, depression, downtrodden soul, crushed spirit, and yes—even your hopelessness. The goodness of God will hold. There is salve for the suffering. Hear Tom Jones preach part two of the 88th Psalm, this song without a spark. To the depressed, the hurting, the suffering, and the lost—hear the psalmist give voice to your heart.
A Darkness Felt
Psalm 88: The Song Without a Spark • October 9, 2016 • Tom Jones
Of the 150 Psalms in the book bearing that name, 149 include some spark of hope or trust in God to resolve even the deepest lament. One, however, does not. This week, Tom Jones preached that one Psalm, the 88th. To the depressed, the hurting, the suffering, and the lost—hear the psalmist give voice to your heart.
Lift Your Eyes
Suffering, Sovereignty, & Divine Love • July 31, 2016 • Darren Colwell
Pastoral candidate Darren Colwell preaches on the love and grace of God in the midst of suffering. How can God be both utterly good, utterly sovereign, and utterly for me, even when he allows the deep pain and darkness into my life?
Good Friday 2016 • March 25, 2016 • Brian Sauvé
Scripture tells us that Jesus endured the pain and shame of the cross "...for the joy set before him." What joy could there possibly be in the cross? The answer is found in one word, a word Jesus uttered from the cross: Tetelestai. It is finished. That's what Tetelestai means. The joy of the cross is the joy of "Tetelastai," the joy of completing the mission proclaimed by his very name, which means, "He will save his people from their sins." And that he did. It is finished!