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…

Returning to the Lord – March 29, 2020

“Returning to the Lord”Text: Psalm 116What do we do during those times when there is no one around, we are isolated, and it feels like there is nothing that we can do? The people of God who wrote the psalms for us knew and understood isolation. Psalm 116 is thought to have been written in…

Finding the Way When We Cannot See – March 22, 2020

“Finding the Way When We Cannot See”Text: John 9:1-41The story of Jesus healing the blind man on the Sabbath is a good reminder that in the face of uncertainty, disease, or other hardships, God’s work is ready to be revealed in us if we will let God heal the blindness in our lives.

John 4:5-26, 39-42

Text: John 4:5-26, 39-42Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well shows that unlike others who might listen and make a judgement about us, our Lord takes a look at our life and invites us to share our past so that He can redeem it.

Finding a Way through the Darkness – March 8, 2020

“Finding a Way through the Darkness”Text: John 3:1-21Nicodemus hoped to learn more about Jesus by visiting him in the darkness of night. Amidst our own darkness of a hardship or uncertainty, if we look to Jesus, he will guide us home safely because he has been and is exactly where we are.