Sunday, December 29, 2019 •
With a new year just around the corner, it is important to remember the reason for our church's existence. We carry the treasure of the Gospel in earthen vessels (our bodies) and have been left on earth with an important task until Jesus returns. This morning, I want to share four reasons why we must share the Good News in the new year.
Sunday, December 22, 2019 •
Isaiah was a "Major Prophet" in Israel whose message was written 800 years before the prophesied Messiah's birth. Isaiah's titles for the Messiah (Christ) have inspired hymns of praise as well as intense reflection. Today we will explore the four titles found in Isaiah 9:6.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 •
Despite the love manifested by God (1 John 4:9) and the joy elicited in response (Luke 2:10-11), there are still many pitfalls to avoid at Christmas. Where do God's people go for wisdom to circumnavigate these pitfalls? Where else but Proverbs!
Sunday, December 08, 2019 •
Love and Joy are two emotions that should be experienced at Christmas. But if we don't appreciate God's love, expressed in the miracle of the incarnation, can we really hope to experience the joy God intends?
Sunday, December 01, 2019 •
It's Christmas time and that means decorating and shopping and baking and... Hallmark movies! But if one could boil it down to its purest essence, what is Christmas? The apostle John would give a precise answer.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 •
Joshua and the Israelites faced strong resistance from the kings of northern Canaan. How would Israel respond? Would the nation settle?
Sunday, November 17, 2019 •
To some people, the God of the Old Testament appears very different from the God revealed in the New Testament. This discontinuity has confused many people and evoked different interpretations. How do Christians reconcile the God of the Old Testament with the God of the New?
Sunday, November 10, 2019 •
Israel's ill-advised treaty with the Gibeonites was challenged by neighboring city-states in southern Canaan. How would Israel respond?
Sunday, November 03, 2019 •
Israel's reputation preceded them into the Promise Land inciting fear in the inhabiting peoples. This fear compelled one group to attempt an alliance which Israel, an alliance which was forbidden by God.
Sunday, October 27, 2019 •
Now that Achan's sin had been properly dealt with, God was once again ready to lead His people to victory in the land He promised.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 •
Thanks to God's "weird yet winning" strategy, Israel defeated Jericho. But Israel had failed to obey God's commands with respect to His ban on spoils (6:18). This was a HUGE problem and had to be addressed.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 •
Israel was finally ready to claim God's promise of Land, and Jericho was the first city to be attacked. But this would not be a normal battle because God's battle plan for Israel's victory was anything but.