Finding Peace & Forgiveness Amidst Fear – May 31, 2020

“Finding Peace & Forgiveness Amidst Fear”Text: John 20:19-23When Jesus appeared to the disciples after His resurrection and wished them peace, He offered them harmony with God and one another; even in what was a conflict-torn era. The pouring out of the Holy Spirit is always a sending of God’s disciples to a broken world to…

Forgiveness for the Fallen – May 24, 2020

“Forgiveness for the Fallen”Text: Isiah 43:16-44:5We often find ourselves feeling paralyzed by thinking of our sinful past, being unable to move forward by all the times we have fallen short. Isaiah 44 reminds us that God chose His people, and has always been there in times of adversity. As part of the people of God,…

Faith in Exile: “Preparing for Home” – May 17, 2020

Faith in Exile: “Preparing for Home”Text: Isaiah 40:1-11Continuing our “Faith in Exile” sermon series, we turn to the prophecy of Isaiah. God’s people are called to return to the Lord in repentance, forgiveness, and earnestness; seeking Him and what He wants to do in our lives and communities. As we look to the future with…

Faith in Exile: Esther 4:8-17

Text: Esther 4:8-17Is there a message for God’s people when it seems like God is absent and the practices of worship and prayer have been voided from our lives? We continue our “Faith in Exile” series by looking at the book of Esther, which shows us what faithfulness might look like when life is upended…

Faith in Exile: Daniel 2:24-49 – May 3, 2020

“Faith in Exile: Daniel 2:24-49”Text: Daniel 2:24-49We continue our “Faith in Exile” series by looking at King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream from the book of Daniel. On one hand, this prophecy is a warning for kingdoms that cannot work together. If every successful kingdom in history has fallen at some point in time, then what hope is…

Faith in Exile: Jeremiah 24:1-10

“Faith in Exile: Jeremiah 24:1-10”This week, we look at the parable of the figs from the book of Jeremiah. In this parable we find that God does not stop drawing near to us when we most need Him. In moments of hardship we should listen to God for His message of hope and know that…

Faith in Exile: 2 Kings 24:8-25:30 – April 19, 2020

“Faith in Exile: 2 Kings 24:8-25:30”2 Kings 24:8-25:30We begin a new sermon series called “Faith in Exile,” focusing on what it is like to preserve, maintain, keep, and exercise our faith when it seems like we are removed and separated from what we thought that God had for us. This week, Pastor Tim reads the…

John 20:1-18 – April 12, 2020

Text: John 20:1-18This Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus as a separated people. Through His resurrection, we see that even in the midst of sorrow, dark situations, or uncertainty, God is working in the midst of it. Just as He personally addressed Mary Magdalene, Jesus knows us by name, considers us important, and…

Good Friday Message – April 10, 2020

Text: Matthew 27On this Good Friday, Pastor Tim reads Matthew’s account of the crucifixion of Jesus. When we find ourselves in the midst of uncertainty, despair, and feeling that we might have been left behind even by God – know that God has also experienced that aloneness and lament. Just as God entered into humanity…

Philippians 1:27-2:11 – April 5, 2020

Text: Philippians 1:27-2:11What happens when things abruptly shift and what was supposed to be a season of celebrations and remembrances is replaced by isolation and whatever we can make do with by ourselves? On this Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus as King and leader in our lives. In the book of Philippians, Paul reminds us…