January 2019

Psalm 2: The Rightful Ruler

Text: Psalm 2   Rebellion leads to destruction but repentance leads to refuge.   The power of the Psalms lies within their honesty.  They are honest about who we are as human beings, what we experience, and what we feel.  They are honest about who God is, what he is like, and what he intends.  In the […]

Psalm 1: The Rewarding Road

Text: Psalm 1   There is great reward in a relationship with the Lord.   The Psalms stand out from any other book of the Bible in one primary sense: they are the Spirit inspired words of men to God.  So, in a profound and unique way the Psalm connect the reader to the Lord in […]

December 2018

The Promised Joy

Text: Isaiah 9:1-7   We have reasons to rejoice.   Despite the impending darkness faced by the people of Israel because of the judgment of the Lord, the faithful remnant has hope.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit and by the grace of the Lord, Isaiah is given a vision of a people who have […]

The Promised Ruler

Text:  Micah 5:2-6   We need King Jesus!   What happens when there is a void of godly leadership?  Should we buck the system altogether and give embrace spiritual independence, or worse, spiritual anarchy?  The testimony of Scripture is clear, we are creatures created to be ruled by a good and righteous king.  Last week, we […]

The Promised Throne

Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-17   Even plans made with the best intentions must sometimes be put on the back burner.  David was facing a crisis of conscience.  He was living in a palace while the ark of the Lord, the physical representation of the Lord’s presence with his people, was sitting in a tent.  How was […]

The Promised Presence

Text: Isaiah 7:14   Trust in God.   What happens when the promises of God are threatened?  For Ahaz, King of Judah and descendant of David, that is exactly the question that he faces in Isaiah 7.  Will he trust that God will keep his word no matter how dire things might look around him or […]

November 2018

The First Promise

Text: Genesis 3:15   The promise is bigger than the problem.   So often when we come to Christmas, we jump into the joy of celebrating the birth of our Savior and neglect to properly reflect on our need for a Savior in the first place.  Though we have the clarity of hindsight when looking at […]

Deacons Do What?!

Text: Acts 6:1-7   The best offense is a good defense.   The early church experienced tremendous success in the spreading of the gospel but they experienced their fair share of challenges as well.  In Acts 6 we meet the early church in conflict.  Two subgroups have developed within the church and they have come into […]

Bonds Of Brotherhood

Text: Acts 15:1-21   Believe, Belong, Behave.   What makes a family?  Is it blood?  Is it shared DNA? Or is it something far greater?  The modern church is struggling with this very question, “At what point does someone belong to us?”  This issue of belonging isn’t new to the church, however, but is a question that the […]

Peace To All Of You

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-14   Stand humbly.   The best coaches spend significant time and effort teaching their players fundamentals.  One such fundamental is the proper athletic stance that allows an athlete to respond and move appropriately.  As Peter concludes his first letter he is concerned with how we will stand in faith against the inevitable […]