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According to Plan – Atonement

Text: Leviticus 16:6-22 Atonement is one of those words we don’t use much anymore; in fact, it can sound downright archaic. However, Scripture argues that atonement is the key both to receiving God’s forgiveness and to experiencing that forgiveness in our hearts and minds.

By | March 17th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

According to Plan: Jesus in My Place

Text: Exodus 11:4-12:13, 21-29 A central element of the Bible is the theme of substitution--of one who would die in the place of sinners. But why is that necessary? That’s what we’ll discuss in this sermon on one of the most famous passages of the Old Testament.

By | March 10th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

According to Plan: The One Who Covers Our Shame

Text: Genesis 3:1-21 Shame. Hard to define, universally experienced.  What is shame? What does it do in our lives? Is there any way to combat it? In this sermon, we’ll talk about all these issues, and discuss how the gospel gives us the resources to break the grip of shame in our lives.

By | March 3rd, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Antidote of Compassion, Part 2

Text: Jonah 4:1-11 How does God show his compassion to--and through--Jonah and his ministry in Nineveh? That’s what we’ll look at as we conclude our series, Big Fish, Bigger God.

By | February 24th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Antidote of Compassion, Part 1

Text: Jonah 4:1-11 Compassion only does us lasting good if the one who is compassionate is also powerful enough to do something about our problems. That’s exactly the kind of God we have, as we’ll see in this message.

By | February 17th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Poison of Self-Righteousness, Part 2

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. [...]

By | February 10th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: The Poison of Self-Righteousness

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 [...]

By | February 3rd, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: What is Repentance All About?

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.

By | January 28th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: Backed into a Corner

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 [...]

By | January 20th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments

Jonah: A Severe Mercy

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

By | January 13th, 2019|Sermon|0 Comments