The refiner is coming! The washboard is ready! What will it be like when the Messenger of the Covenant appears to take care of business? We’ll explore God’s promises through the prophet Malachi today!
He is coming! The first Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of four Sundays of preparation as we get ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior. How can we prepare ourselves? Some of us decorate our homes. This can be a fitting outward expression the inward preparations we make in our hearts. This Sunday we’ll explore what those preparations might be. Join us!
Our God is the Ruler of the Universe. In these Last Days it sure doesn’t look that way. Times are rough for Jesus’ Christians and his church. None of this means that our God is any less powerful than he ever was. We cry as the church has for thousands of years, “Come quickly, Lord!” We worship Christ the King.
What does it mean to really live? I don’t think we need to hang off the front of the Titanic and feel the wind race through our hair to really live. Jesus tell us that he has life. One day, on the Last Day, life will destroy death for good. Join us as we take a glimpse into eternity on Saints Triumphant Sunday.
Veteran’s Day is a great time to honor those who serve to protect our nation. Freedom isn’t free. That’s a well known truth to Christians. It is also true of every America. This Sunday we’ll take the opportunity to thank our God for the freedoms we enjoy and honor those who have served and fought to preserve those freedoms. Please take a moment to thank a veteran for his or her service to our nation.
Of all the details that surround the end of the world, which is the most important? Is it the natural disasters that may destroy the world? Is it the dead rising from their graves at the trumpet sound? Is it standing before your creator who see all of your life – the good and the bad – like an open book? Join us this Sunday as we sort through these details and see how Jesus can chase away our fears.
“A mighty fortress is our God!” That is the cry of the Reformation. What titanic changes took place a little over 500 years ago? Only a return to grace, Scripture, and faith. That is a recipe for peace no matter what trouble one might face in life. Join us this Sunday as we worship our God and celebrate the reformation.
When King Dave and his people had the opportunity to raise money and the necessarily supplies to build the temple, they responded. It was with joyful generosity that all the materials were gathered. David was never able to see the building completed. That was left for his son, Solomon. Join us this Sunday as we explore David’s heart and why he could be so joyful and generous.
Where your treasure is, there your heart shall be. I’ve misunderstood this phrase for years. It doesn’t mean – “Put your heart in the right place and then everything else will follow.” That’s not bad, but what Jesus is saying is more pointed – “Look where you put your money. That’s how you tell what’s really in your heart.” Think this is easy? Think again. Ask any teenager how hard it is to control the heart. Join us as we learn from our Lord how to turn our heart to him.
This Sunday we begin our 2018 Stewardship Program: Joyfully Generous. The focus this Sunday will be on God’s grace to us. The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. He has given us all that we have. This basic truth is a key to contentment. Join us for worship this Sunday at 10 AM.
“What are you doing? What is going on?!” Why was a crowd pushing this man to the front. He didn’t know what was going on. He couldn’t hear. Jesus shows his compassion here by taking the man away from the crowd and healing him. This wasn’t a sideshow; this was a child of God who needed to be helped.
Hand washing is a big deal in hospitals, school, and in most homes. We understand the value of being clean. But, no matter how clean we try to get on the outside, we can’t wash away, scrub away, scrape away the guilt that stains our heart and soul. Only God can do that. Watch this Sunday to find out how.
Why do we believe the Bible to be God’s word? It is because the consensus of the worlds scholars says that it’s God’s word? No we believe because God’s word says that it is truth and the Spirit convinces us of that truth. Today we will look at taking a stand on the truth. Our example is Moses and Pharaoh.
It’s Back to School Sunday and we are talking about wisdom. The days are evil – anyone watching the news can see that. What can we do with our time? Teaching our children is a great idea. Teaching ourselves is good too. God has some great advice for us as we touch on education.
There is an exhaustion that cannot be cured with sleep. Rest for the soul is an elusive concept. Pleasure, money, or fame cannot energize the soul that is dragged down by guilt. There is only one cure for the weary soul. Jesus is the bread of life. That has always been the case. In our message this morning we will see the prophet Elijah – who should’ve been riding high – hit rock bottom.
Join us as we study how Elijah found rest in his merciful God. So can you!
What does a spiritual make over look like? Before we get there, the Apostle Paul spends some time with us describing our old ugly state. This can be helpful because while we stand before God perfect and holy by faith in Jesus. We can show our love for God by changing our ways. Want to hear more? Check out this Sunday’s message – Extreme Spiritual Makeover.
The meeting with God and his people at Sinai after they left Egypt was unique in so many ways. God’s people actually agreed to obey their God. They sealed the covenant with blood. God was good with this, and showed that he was good with this by enjoying a fellowship meal with the leaders of his people.
The job of a shepherd can be a challenge because sheep aren’t the brightest animals. Jesus our Good Shepherd knows where we are weak and when we get ourselves into trouble. No matter what is going on he will never leave us. Watch as we learn from the Good Shepherd in the Gospel of Mark.