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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 4 Epiphany (Sherry Foster, guest preacher) Audio Video
January 11 Salvation The Great Ends of the Church Audio Video
January 18 Fellowship The Great Ends of the Church Audio Video
January 25 Worship The Great Ends of the Church Audio Video
February 1 Truth The Great Ends of the Church Audio Video
February 8 Justice The Great Ends of the Church Audio Video
February 15 Witness The Great Ends of the Church Audio Video
February 22 Remember the Sabbath? Sabbath Audio Video
March 1 Eternity in Disguise Sabbath Audio Video
March 8 (Don't) Seize the Day Sabbath Audio Video
March 15 Swimming Upstream Sabbath Audio Video
March 22 The Meaning of the Risen Christ (Clint Cozier, guest preacher) Audio Video
March 29 (Palm Sunday) Recreation & Re-creation Sabbath Audio Video
April 2 (Maundy Thursday) Make Preparations   Audio  
April 5 (Easter Sunday) To Be Continued...   Audio Video
April 12 Pity & Anger The Healer Audio Video
April 19 Your Faith Has Made You Well The Healer Audio Video
April 26 The Power to Forgive The Healer Audio Video
May 3 The Grateful Samaritan The Healer Audio Video
May 10 Help My Unbelief! The Healer Audio Video
May 17 Blessed? The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
May 24 But I Say to You... The Sermon on the Mount    
May 31 Holier than Thou The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
June 7 Mammon The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
June 14 Judge Not The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
June 21 Good Things The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
June 28 The Narrow Gate The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
July 5 Foundations The Sermon on the Mount Audio Video
July 12 Generosity (Eldon Beery, guest preacher) Audio Video
July 19 (Dis)Obedience Jonah Audio Video
July 26 Better Late than Never Jonah Audio Video
August 2 Front Row Seat Jonah Audio Video
August 16 The Bread of Eternal Life (Al Timm, guest preacher) Audio Video
August 23 When One Boy Shared His Food (Eldon Beery, guest preacher) Audio Video
August 30 Cleanliness or Godliness   Audio Video
September 6 Be Opened   Audio Video
September 13 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty Songs of the Faith Audio Video
September 20 Amazing Grace Songs of the Faith Audio Video
September 27 Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us Songs of the Faith Audio Video
October 4 In Christ There Is No East or West Songs of the Faith Audio Video
October 11 Be Thou My Vision Songs of the Faith Audio Video
October 18 Great Is Thy Faithfulness Songs of the Faith Audio Video
October 25 Hard Teachings, Harder Choices   Audio Video
November 1 The Walking Dead   Audio Video
November 8 Neighbors with Names (Renee Roederer, guest preacher) Audio Video
November 15 All Will Be Thrown Down   Audio Video
November 22 Not from This World   Audio Video
November 29 The Miracle of the Margin The Miracle of Christmas Audio Video
December 6 The Miracle of the Moment The Miracle of Christmas Audio Video
December 13 The Miracle of the Message The Miracle of Christmas Audio Video
December 20 The Miracle of the Method The Miracle of Christmas Audio Video
December 24 The Miracle of the Manger The Miracle of Christmas Audio Video
December 27 The Miracle of the Morning The Miracle of Christmas Audio Video