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Joy of Every Longing Heart: “Love” – December 10, 2023

Joy of Every Longing Heart: “Love”Text: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13We continue looking at the book of Psalms this Advent season. Psalm 85 is a lament that is focused on faithfulness and in recognizing that God desires to restore relationship with His people. God’s salvation is not just a future that we look forward to. It is…

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Joy of Every Longing Heart: “Light” – December 3, 2023

Joy of Every Longing Heart: “Light”Text: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19We begin the season of Advent and the new church year by hearing messages from the book of Psalms. Psalm 80 is a lament filled with grief, anger, sadness, and despair, with those feelings directed at God. Despite this, it also affirms that God is trustworthy, loving,…

Second Chances – November 26, 2023

“Second Chances”Text: Ezekiel 34:11‐31As we mark the end of the church year with Christ the King Sunday, we testify to God’s primary place in our lives through Jesus Christ. This passage from Ezekiel emphasizes that our God desires to be known to His people and, like a good shepherd, is always seeking for us. God’s…

Season of Faithfulness – November 19, 2023

“Season of Faithfulness”Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11This week we study a passage from Thessalonians, and as much as it is a passage that hints at the time when Christ comes again, is actually a passage that does not have that have a whole lot to do with the end times. Rather, it has far more to…

Giving Grace vs. Manipulating Magic – November 12, 2023

“Giving Grace vs. Manipulating Magic”Text: Acts 8:9-24This week, we review the story about Simon the Sorcerer, a trickster magician who tries to take advantage of the Gospel and the disciples to gain power for himself. In an unconventional message, Pastor Tim expresses a concern about the number of “Simon the Sorcerers” that exist in the…

Redemption Story: Surprised by Grace – October 29, 2023

“Redemption Story: Surprised by Grace”Text: Ruth 2:1-13We continue our series on the book of Ruth by studying chapter 2, where Ruth first meets Boaz. Hearing of Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi, Boaz extends grace to her in the grain fields. Like Boaz, we have the opportunity to lavish “hesed” — grace and loving kindness — to…

The Kingdom: Ready to Feast – October 15, 2023

“The Kingdom: Ready to Feast”Text: Matthew 22:1-14This week, we study the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. God invites all to His celebration by name, and when we respond faithfully to that invitation, we become His servants. As servants, we become those are called to go out and invite anyone else to come and share in…

The Kingdom: In God the Son – October 8, 2023

“The Kingdom: In God the Son”Text: Matthew 21:33-46This morning we study the parable of the landowner and the vineyard. His tenants did not give the landowner the produce and instead killed his servants and even his son. The parable was a warning to the chief priests and Pharisees and a reminder to us that we…