“God Isn’t Finished Yet: A New Home” – July 12, 2020

“God Isn’t Finished Yet: A New Home”Text: Exodus 2:11-25Continuing our sermon series on the book of Exodus, we find Moses experiencing a new start in Midian after killing an Egyptian. Despite what Moses did, this is not the end of his story; God still chose to work through him in answering the cries for help…

“God Isn’t Finished Yet: A Hidden Hope” – July 5, 2020

“God Isn’t Finished Yet: A Hidden Hope”Text: Exodus 1:1 – 2:10This week, we begin a new sermon series going through the book of Exodus entitled “God Isn’t Finished Yet.” Through its use of similar language, the beginning of the story of the Exodus is tied to the story of Creation. It shows us that God…

Finding God’s Blessings in the Droughts – June 28, 2020

“Finding God’s Blessings in the Droughts”Text: Genesis 48:1-22Sometimes God blesses in ways we can hardly imagine or perhaps in ways we had not preferred. In preparation for a new sermon series, Pastor Tim looks at the story of Jacob and Joseph. If God can lift up Joseph – who was sold into slavery – to…

“Faith Maintenance” – June 21, 2020

“Faith Maintenance”Text: 1 Timothy 4:1-16If maintenance is necessary in so many areas of our lives – our cars, our homes, our relationships; shouldn’t the same be true of our faith? In 1 Timothy, Paul is preparing Timothy for the start of his ministry, knowing that there will be challenges along the way. Paul suggests that…

You Are Where You Eat – June 14, 2020

“You Are Where You Eat”Sermon Text: Matthew 9:9-13When Jesus ate with tax collectors and sinners at Matthew’s house, He extended mercy to them where everyone else extended judgment. As we are called to embody Jesus is in our lives, this passage reminds us that the defining characteristic of who God is is found in the…

Returning to Worship – June 7, 2020

“Returning to Worship”Text: Romans 11:33-12:2In accordance with state guidelines, this was the first week we could gather together in person to worship since late March. Worship is a centering activity which helps us return to God the work that we’ve done, and also prepares us to enter into the next week reflecting and serving our…

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…