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Ephesians: Salvation for Service

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus is less anchored in the actual circumstances of a particular faith community than some of Paul’s other letters are. Instead, Ephesians reads almost like a sermon, with Paul hitting head-on some of the most important theological issues of the early...

Holy Habits

Devout Christians have long sought after something called “holiness.” We have misunderstood this pursuit as a striving toward perfection, which is obviously out of our reach in this life. Holiness is better understood as spiritual strength or fortitude, and our spirits are not made strong...

Upside Down

Life in the midst of a global pandemic is not at all what we have come to expect it to be. In fact, it feels in some very significant ways that the world itself has been turned upside-down. This is disorienting and disconcerting. It changes our outlook, our actions, and our relationships. And it...

Grace in the Wilderness

The prophet Jeremiah declares that the people of God "found grace in the wilderness" (Jer. 31:2). Although Israel's years of wandering were filled with challenges, the wilderness was where God shaped them and where God's abundant grace was made manifest to them. We are living through our own kind...

Origins

Before the particular history of the people of Israel begins in earnest with God’s call to Abraham in Genesis 12, there is another history—a prehistory. The stories of Genesis 1-11 which make up this prehistory are origin stories: stories that invite us to think about why the world is the way that...

Maundy Thursday 2020

Everyone Will Know Thursday, April 9, 2020

Last Words

When the four gospel accounts are combined, Jesus speaks seven times from the cross, commonly referred to as the "Seven Last Words" of Christ. During the weeks of Lent we take a careful look at these important sayings of Jesus, spoken in his dying moments. In so many ways, they distill not only...

20/20 Vision

Jesus said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light" (Matt. 6:22). At the start of a new year and a new decade, it's a good time to get our (spiritual) vision checked. Are we seeing things clearly, or has our vision been blurred, blocked, or...

(Not Yet) Advent

"Advent" means arrival, and in the life of the church Advent marks a very special arrival: that of the Christ child, born to a poor family in a rural backwater of the Roman Empire. But the fact that Jesus has already arrived is only half of the story—the "already" of Advent is balanced by a deep...

James

The biblical book of James is a letter quite unlike any other, sometimes appearing to argue with other parts of the New Testament while still relying on the teaching of Jesus. This letter addresses the Christian community in the midst of trying circumstances and urges a faith that grows out of...
Date Title Series    
January 5 A Ruler from Bethlehem (Doug McMunn, guest preacher) mp3 Video
January 12 Maker of Heaven and Earth The God of Old mp3 Video
January 19 I Am The God of Old mp3 Video
January 26 God of the Oppressed The God of Old mp3 Video
February 2 God of Law The God of Old mp3 Video
February 9 Is God Violent? The God of Old mp3 Video
February 16 A God Who Speaks The God of Old mp3 Video
February 23 God of Grace The God of Old mp3 Video
March 2 Wrestling with God The God of Old mp3 Video
March 9 Into the Wilderness   mp3 Video
March 16 Born Again   mp3 Video
March 23 Is There Enough?   mp3 Video
March 30   (Lindsay Conrad, guest preacher) mp3 Video
April 6 What Does God REALLY Want? (Rick Peters, guest preacher) mp3  
April 13 (Palm Sunday) Jesus Was Left-Handed   mp3 Video
April 17 (Maundy Thursday) Love One Another   mp3 Video
April 18 (Good Friday) It Is Un-Finished (Tom Hawkins, guest preacher) mp3 Video
April 20 (Easter Sunday) The Joy and Fear of Easter   mp3 Video
April 27 Fishing with Jesus Bethany Peerbolte preaching mp3 Video
May 4 Not at the Table! Dispatches to the Church in Exile mp3 Video
May 11 Functional Families Dispatches to the Church in Exile mp3 Video
May 18 The Omnivore's Dilemma Dispatches to the Church in Exile mp3 Video
May 25 Who's in Charge Here? Dispatches to the Church in Exile mp3 Video
June 1 Hopefully Dispatches to the Church in Exile mp3 Video
June 8 (Pentecost) The Only Thing That Counts Dispatches to the Church in Exile mp3 Video
June 15 It's All Greek to Me The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
June 22 The Prodigal Father The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
June 29 Pouting at the Party The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
July 6 All In The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
July 13 What Is the Chief End of Man? (Dave Mihocko, guest preacher) mp3 Video
July 20 God's Courtroom Bethany Peerbolte preaching mp3 Video
July 27 Unless You Forgive The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
August 3 Saying and Doing The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
August 17 A Meal as Mad as a Hatter's The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
August 24 Always Be Prepared The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
August 31 Go and Do Likewise The Parables of Jesus mp3 Video
September 7 Micah: The Illusion of Safety Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets) mp3 Video
September 14 Amos: The Day of the Lord Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets) mp3 Video
September 21 Hosea: Relentless Love Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets) mp3 Video
September 28 Habakkuk: Waiting for an Answer Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets) mp3 Video
October 5 Malachi: Pointing the Way Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets) mp3 Video
October 12 Persecution, Kingdom, Endurance The World of the End (Revelation) mp3 Video
October 19 Everything Is Connected to Everything (Clint Cozier, guest preacher) mp3 Video
October 26 Worthy Is the Lamb The World of the End (Revelation) mp3
November 2 The Four Horsemen The World of the End (Revelation) mp3 Video
November 9 The Mark of the Beast The World of the End (Revelation) mp3  
November 16 Armageddon The World of the End (Revelation) mp3 Video
November 23 The World of the End The World of the End (Revelation) mp3 Video
November 30 Waiting A Light Is Dawning mp3 Video
December 7 Expecting A Light Is Dawning mp3 Video
December 14 Hoping A Light Is Dawning mp3 Video
December 21 Living A Light Is Dawning mp3 Video
December 24 (Christmas Eve) Seeing A Light Is Dawning mp3 Video
December 28 God in a Trough   mp3 Video