John the Baptist knows who he is before the Lord. Better still, he knows who he is NOT. Do you? Click to hear the full audio of "A Voice of One Crying Out" A sermon on John 1:19-28 / Fourth Sunday in Advent / 22 December 2019 John 1:19-28 (ESV) 19 And this is the testimony … Continue reading The Voice of One Crying Out
People-pleasers come in all shapes and sizes, even when the the one person you're trying to please is you. Christ enters in to call us to yield to his judgment, even concerning ourselves. We are freed from chasing the likes, shares, favor and approval of anyone but Jesus--by Jesus who justifies the ungodly. Click to … Continue reading Big Deal, or Small Thing?
The Church endures, but faces serious temptations to compromise the Gospel in an ancient intellectual, cultural and religious center hostile to its inclusive salvation found exclusively in Christ alone. Welcome to Pergamum! Hear the full audio of Revelation Session Eleven: The Letter to Pergamum A Sanctuary Bible Study on Revelation 2:12-17 / 24 November 2019 … Continue reading Revelation Session Eleven: The Letter Pergamum
Our focus tends to be on the past, where we once were. God is leading forward, into contentment! Hear the full audio of "The Land Where God is Bringing you" A sermon on Deuteronomy 8:1-10 / Service of Thanksgiving / 24 November 2019 Deuteronomy 8:1-10 (ESV) 8 “The whole commandment that I command you today … Continue reading The Land Where God is Bringing You
The former things are gone. Our God is making something new for you--fully worthy of your joy and delight! Hear the full audio of "Rejoice in That which I Create" A sermon on Isaiah 65:17-25 / Last Sunday of the Church Year / 24 November 2019
Personal self-examination is important. Here, Christ prepares His congregations for His corporate 'self-examination' with the seven letters to the seven churches. The Living Lord Jesus holds the keys of Death and Hades, but entrusts the keys of the kingdom of heaven to His Church. We revisit and conclude our conversation on the mission of the … Continue reading Revelation Session Eight: Seven-fold Structure of Seven Letters
We rejoice in the unsung saints of centuries past and recent memory. Praising God for His blessing pronounced, received and fulfilled--we now lay hold of our Lord's "Blessed" for ourselves, with special attention to the gift of Peacemakers in our midst. Hear the full audio of "Blessed are the Peacemakers" A sermon on Matthew 5:9 … Continue reading Sermon: Blessed are the Peacemakers
Session Seven: The Living Son of Man [slides video] 10.27.19 For the full series, visit the REVELATION: A SANCTUARY BIBLE STUDY page.
We pray: “Almighty and gracious Lord, pour out Your Holy Spirit on Your faithful people. Keep us steadfast in Your grace and truth, protect and deliver us in times of temptation, defend us against all enemies, and grant to Your church Your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with … Continue reading Readings for Reformation Day (Observed 10.27.2019)