It is easy to mistake the Old Testament for being the part of the Bible all about rules and a frustrated God working on a broken world. But what if we took time to see how God's plan of forgiveness and restoration started at the very beginning - all the way back in Genesis?
As we begin our 40-day journey toward Easter on February 18th, join us in our series Broken. During this series, we will explore key figures in Genesis and see how God takes broken people, brings forgiveness and ultimately brings restoration to them and us through Jesus.
Jesus had much to teach about wisdom and what it means to live in this world. In this world, we look around and see negative actions that can creep into our lives. Actions like anger, lying, cursing, arrogance, and worry. Jesus shares His wisdom about these in His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7. At the conclusion of this section of teaching, He said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does this will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24) We want to be like the wise man. Over the next five weeks, we will reflect on Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount and, we will take on some practical habits that can help us live in His wisdom today. We do not do these things to earn God’s love but instead because, as Jesus says of His own teaching, “those who hear My words and do them is like a wise person.” I pray that this season will be one where we reflect and learn from Jesus’ wisdom as we live our lives built on the rock of Jesus. ~ Pastor Dave
The anticipation of Christmas can lead to re-evaluating what matters when it comes to our relationship with God. This year, we will focus on what it means to be with God - or more importantly, what it means for God to be with us
It is Reformation Sunday! This weekend we celebrate when God reformed His church from thinking that their good works led to salvation, to knowing that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone. We sing proudly 'A Mighty Fortress Is Our God' and declare that God alone is our refuge, our strength, and our fortress.