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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 6 From Barrenness to Hope Samuel Audio Video
 January 13 The Call Samuel Audio Video
 January 20 Give Us a King Samuel Audio Video
January 27 God's People Samuel Audio Video
February 3  Today (Guest preacher Renee Roederer) Audio Video
February 10 Dust in the Wind  Ecclesiastes Audio Video
February 17 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Ecclesiastes Audio Video
February 24 Turn! Turn! Turn! Ecclesiastes Audio Video
March 3 A Change Is Gonna Come Ecclesiastes Audio Video
March 10 Passing the Test (Guest preacher Rick Peters) Audio Video
March 17 Creation & Chaos Long Story, Short Audio Video
March 24 Covenant Long Story, Short Audio Video
March 31 Christ Long Story, Short Audio Video
April 7 Church Long Story, Short Audio Video
April 14 Consummation Long Story, Short Audio Video
April 18 Maundy Thursday   Audio Video
April 21 The Other Side (Easter Sunday)   Audio Video
April 28 Christian Community Our Identity Audio Video
May 5 Growing in Faith Our Identity Audio Video
May 12 Serving in Love Our Identity Audio Video
May 26 Living in Christ Our Identity Audio Video
June 2 God's Gracious Welcome Our Identity Audio Video
June 9 Extended to All Our Identity Audio Video
June 23 Extreme Makeover (Guest preacher Marjorie Wilhelmi) Audio Video
June 30 The Church's First Love 7 Letters Audio Video
July 7 The Church's Struggle 7 Letters Audio Video
July 14 The Church's Teaching 7 Letters Audio Video
July 21 What Are You Waiting For? (Guest preacher Jim Russell) Audio Video
July 28 And the Spirit Rests (Guest preacher Renee Roederer) Audio Video
August 4 The Church's Tension 7 Letters Audio Video
August 18 The Church's Life 7 Letters Audio Video
August 25 The Church's Hope 7 Letters Audio Video
September 1 The Church's Temptation 7 Letters Audio Video
September 8 Fast Food Dinner with Jesus Audio Video
September 15 Food Fight Dinner with Jesus Audio Video
September 22 Soul Food Dinner with Jesus Audio Video
September 29 Comfort Food Dinner with Jesus Audio Video
October 6 Food Network Dinner with Jesus Audio Video
October 13 Food for Thought Dinner with Jesus Audio Video
October 20 How Can Sinful Man Love God's Law? (Guest preacher Byron Perrine) Audio Video
 October 27 Receivers James Audio Video
November 3 Doers James Audio Video
November 10 Speakers James Audio Video
November 17 Peacemakers James Audio Video
November 24 Pray-ers James Audio Video
December 1 (Not Yet) Fulfilled (Not Yet) Advent Audio Video
December 8 (Not Yet) Whole (Not Yet) Advent Audio Video
December 15 (Not Yet) Enough (Not Yet) Advent Audio Video
December 22 (Not Yet) Overcome (Not Yet) Advent Audio Video
December 24 (Not Yet) Here (Not Yet) Advent Audio Video
December 29 Compassionate Joy (Guest preacher Sherry Foster) Audio Video