SERMONS & BLOG

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A series in which we look at the mysterious but absolutely foundational reality of The Trinity.
 
 
 
 

Oct 13, 2019
THE Kingdom Virtue
Matthew 18:1-14
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  • Oct 13, 2019THE Kingdom Virtue
    Oct 13, 2019
    THE Kingdom Virtue
    Matthew 18:1-14
  • Oct 6, 2019The King’s Faith
    Oct 6, 2019
    The King’s Faith
  • Sep 29, 2019The King’s Glory
    Sep 29, 2019
    The King’s Glory
    Matthew 17:1-13
  • Sep 22, 2019The King’s Call: A Cross
    Sep 22, 2019
    The King’s Call: A Cross
    Matthew 16:13-28
  • Sep 15, 2019The King’s Warning
    Sep 15, 2019
    The King’s Warning
    Matthew 16:1-12 Romans 3:21-25
  • Sep 8, 2019He is Faithful
    Sep 8, 2019
    He is Faithful
    Series: (All)
    Hebrews 10:23-24
  • Sep 1, 2019Spiritual Blindness
    Sep 1, 2019
    Spiritual Blindness
    Series: (All)
    John 9
  • Aug 25, 2019The King’s Table
    Aug 25, 2019
    The King’s Table
    Matthew 15:21-39
  • Jul 14, 2019Divided Kingdoms
    Jul 14, 2019
    Divided Kingdoms
    Matthew 12:22-42
  • Jul 7, 2019The Kingdom’s Rest
    Jul 7, 2019
    The Kingdom’s Rest
    Matthew 11:25-12:21

Blog Posts:

Learning from Lazarus

In the book of John, chapter 11, Jesus does something wild! He raises his good friend Lazarus from the dead. It’s quite a spectacle and is the final straw for those wanting Jesus dead. The entire situation is spelled out in detail throughout the chapter and I believe reveals so much about God’s character and His relationship with us. Here are a few scriptures at the height of it all.

v. 40-44
40 Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” 41 So they rolled the stone aside. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. 42 You always hear me, but I said it out loud for the sake of all these people standing here, so that they will believe you sent me.” 43 Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!”

There are four things that really grabbed my attention about God’s character and how He feels about us just from these few scriptures.

1. Jesus’ prayer allows us to see His ongoing and intimate relationship with the Father. This prayer seems to signify their oneness.

2. Jesus prays this prayer aloud so that the people standing there would believe that He has been sent as Savior; that He is the One they’ve been waiting for to restore all things. In this I see how much He cares for and about the hearts of His people.

3. I am amazed at the power of God to raise anyone from the dead! From this I am reminded that even though it may feel like it sometimes and as cliche as it may sound, there is truly nothing too big or too small for God to work in and through.

4. We don’t have to lay in our grave clothes! Jesus didn’t just raise a man from the dead, He said “unwrap him and let him go!”. In Jesus we have new life and are free from slavery to ourselves and the things of this world!

-Rushia


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Championship Reflections

There is a connection between sports and faith. I’m not just talking about players who profess to be believers, but also the connection between how fans of teams respond after their teams win or lose. During the past few weeks, I have been wondering why sporting events can be so important to me at times, and whether it is healthy to get so emotional about the results of these games.
Athletes and the sports they play have been held in great esteem for hundreds of years. Paul the Apostle used metaphors to compare the Christian faith and athletic training. God created the human body to do some amazing feats, and it is fun to watch other humans push the envelope on what is physically possible. I believe God gave me a passion for sports, and that is a good thing.

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