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Sun, Feb 23, 2020
With the abundance of grace that has been lavished on us, how should we respond? Paul outlines two key expectations that come with God's grace. God's grace isn't a hall pass to sin, it leads us to a transformed life where we are freed from sin's enslavement. (PowerPoint only)
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
Having established that we become members of God's family through faith in Christ, Paul focuses our attention on all that God has done for us in Jesus. (PowerPoint notes only)
Sun, Feb 09, 2020
Who gets to sing "Father Abraham" and really have it be true? Paul applies this idea of God's level playing field to redefine who gets to be part of God's family. It's all about God's grace, our response of faith, and his keeping his promises through Jesus. Or in other words, it's all about God's faithfulness. (See "Live" page on our website for the sermon video)
Sun, Feb 02, 2020
Passage: Romans 2-3
Duration: 39 mins 30 secs
We are all on the same level playing field before God. None of us are exempt from the failures of sin and the reality of death. Thankfully, all of us are invited by God to find salvation in Christ. Our unfaithfulness does not cancel out his faithfulness to his redemption promise.
Sun, Jan 26, 2020
Duration: 39 mins 19 secs
Romans 1:18ff describes the negative side of our spiritual level playing field before God. In other words, all people make the same fatal mistake - we've traded worship of God for the worship of creation. Whether it's literal graven images or idols of our hearts, mankind has embraced sinful worship of false gods. We are all equally guilty and have strayed in a completely comprehensive way. The good news about Jesus stands out in relief to the darkness of the bad news. And we can't understand one without the other. *Sermon starts around the 10:40 mark.
Sun, Jan 12, 2020
Duration: 35 mins 34 secs
Our annual New Year's "Year in Review/Year Ahead" considers what God did in 2019 and what God might have for us in 2020.
Sun, Dec 29, 2019
Jim Strube points us to important biblical wisdom for the new year. Specifically, James 4 shows us the right way and the wrong way to go about preparing for the future.
Sun, Dec 22, 2019
Both Isaiah's prediction and Jesus' embodiment of the Prince of Peace title have surprising layers. Ultimately we are reminded how special it is that God meets us in the middle of our chaos with peace that passes all understanding.
Sun, Dec 15, 2019
How is Jesus, the Son of God, an "Everlasting Father"? Have we mixed up the Trinity? What's going on with this title of Isaiah's prophecy? We unpack what this term means and how Jesus fulfilled it in this morning's message.
Wed, Dec 11, 2019
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