April 2018

The Father’s Perfection, Part 4

Text: Isaiah 6:8-13   We love to quote Isaiah 6:8, “Here I am. Send me.”  It is such a motivating and climactic passage of Scripture, but we must remember that it is not the end of this passage.  God has only drawn Isaiah in to send him back out.  God sends Isaiah to the people of […]

The Father’s Perfection, Part 3

Text: Isaiah 6:6-8a   Last week we asked, why are we not motivated to LIVE SENT?  What is it that is holding us back from lives sold out for the Lord and for his work?  We learned that we cannot give what we do not have.  In these verses, Isaiah recounts the work of the Lord […]

The Father’s Perfection, Part 2

Text: Isaiah 6:5   Why are we not motivated to LIVE SENT?  What is it that is holding us back from lives sold out for the Lord and for his work?  For many in our churches today, I fear it is because we have never had a genuine encounter with the Lord.  No one would believe […]

The Father’s Perfection, Part 1

Text: Isaiah 6:1-5   Jesus has entrusted his followers with the most important task in the universe: the proclamation of the gospel.  After the resurrection he commissioned his disciples, “As the father sent me, so I am sending you.”  (John 20:21)  We are meant to live as those sent out as Jesus’ representatives and messengers into […]

April Fools

Text: John 20:19-31   Happy Easter!  There are many in the world today who will look at Christians gathering to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and call us “April Fools.”  Does the Bible actually teach that Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead and is alive today?  If so, what evidence is there in Scripture […]

March 2018

Strengthening Relationships, Part 4: Healing Hardships

This week, our Student Minister Joel Baker closes out the “Knotted: The Bible & Marriage” series with a sermon entitled “Healing Hardships”, looking at some of the struggles of deployed soldiers and their families, and how we as a church family can help minister to them.

Strengthening Relationships, Part 3: Constructive Communication

Text: Ephesians 4:25-5:2   Practically every problem in marriage-whether financial, sexual, or relational-can be solved through healthy communication.  Our problem is that we all come to into marriage with patterns of communication shaped by our lives and bent by our sin.  Pastor Will is joined by his wife Sarah this morning to take a look at […]

Strengthening Relationships, Part 2: Sexual Unity

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9   There has historically been a wall of silence around the subject of sex in church.  When we are not sending the message that sex is evil, bad, or dangerous, we ignore it and assume that it will just go away.  But God has created us as sexual beings to drive us […]

Strengthening Relationships, Part 1: Financial Faithfulness

Text: Luke 16:10-13   Every couple struggles over the subject of money.  Studies have shown that disagreements over finances are the #1 indicator of divorce.  Why is the subject of money so volatile?  How can we reconcile our competing views over money and bring glory to the Lord in our finances?  The Bible is clear, God […]

Ps 119-God Is Good