Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Not only does self-righteousness cause us to see God as our debtor, but it causes us to see ourselves as better, stronger, and wiser than we really are. At the same time, it causes us to see people not as people, but merely as yardsticks by which we can (favorably) measure ourselves. [...]
Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Self-righteousness--the attitude that says we don’t need God or other people, and that we’re wiser, holier, and better than we actually are--is so devastating because it poisons the way we see God. We begin to see him not so much as our savior, but as our debtor. When that happens, pain and [...]
Text: Jonah: 3:1-10 Repentance. That word--and it’s verbal form, repent--is all over the Bible. But what does it mean? And what does it look like in actual practice? That’s what we discuss in our look at in the fourth week of our series Jonah: Big Fish, Bigger God.
Text: Jonah 2:1-10 What do you do when you have nowhere else to go? What will you hang your hopes upon? What will dictate your mindset (and, in turn, your actions) moving forward? God put Jonah in a spot where he had nowhere to look but up. And the truth he re-discovered was the same [...]
Text: Jonah 1:4-17 The words “severe” and “mercy” don’t seem to go together. But if you read the Bible, you find that many of the greatest things people does in the lives of his people are also the hardest. That was definitely the case for Jonah, as we’ll discover in this sermon
Text: Jonah 1:1-3 In this sermon, we get an introductory look at the prophet Jonah--a guy who looks eerily like us in a lot of ways we’re probably not proud of. We talk both about who Jonah was and what he did, but more importantly, we discuss what we can learn about God’s character in [...]
Text: Luke 2:22-35 The story of Christmas is the story of expectancy. The expectation that God would one day rescue his people. The expectation that he’ll one day make all the sad things come untrue. Simeon, too, was filled with expectancy. He had been promised that one day, he’s see the Messiah face-to-face. Little did [...]
Text: Luke 2:8-14 If you’ve ever seen a Christmas card--or watched A Charlie Brown Christmas--chances are you’re familiar with the song the angels sang announcing the birth of the Messiah to an audience of shepherds. Listen along and find out more about just how good the message was the angels delivered that night so long [...]
Luke 1:57-79 In this sermon, we learn about the song Zechariah--John the Baptist’s dad--sang after the birth of his boy. A song, surprisingly, not about his son! What could make a new dad shift focus to something other than the birth of his own child? Even bigger news.
Text: Matthew 6:5-15 The last of our series on the Lord’s Prayer, in this message we discuss the continual need for rescue people have--and that only God can provide. Listen along to find out more about what sin and forgiveness are, what “lead us not into temptation” means, and how we are rescued from the [...]