Sun, Aug 09, 2020
Duration: 38 mins 11 secs
Jesus confronts a demon-possessed man and sends the evil spirits into a bunch of pigs who then promptly drown.
The dead pigs catch our attention, but there's an even more powerful aspect to this story.
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
"Mighty God" seems to us like an obvious statement of the Messiah's divinity.
But in reality, refering to human leaders as "gods" was fairly common, even in the Old Testament.
We trace the stages of how this hyperbolic title of honor became literally embodied by Jesus, the God-man.
Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Duration: 33 mins 30 secs
God raises up prophets like Elijah, not as fortune-tellers but rather as key messengers to confront and encourage his people.
In this part one, we see how Elijah's life demonstrated how God powerfully provides like no one and nothing else.
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Duration: 38 mins 43 secs
Details matter - from basketball, to business, to building a Temple.
Solomon's efforts to construct the Lord's temple as one of his life goals offers us a chance to consider what is important in our worship.
Even though we are centuries later and our worship takes a different form, the principle remains that details matter and will determine our worship flourishes or fails.
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
King Hezekiah was a model king for much of his life. He has faith in God as the Trustworthy King and is rewarded both politically and personally.
His faithfulness wasn't total however and Isaiah uses Hezekiah's life to point us to the perfectly faithful King who is to come - the one celebrated on Palm Sunday - Jesus.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Due to car issues that stranded Pastor Lee and Stephanie in the Chicago area over the weekend, we had to resort to emergency measures for our service.
Thankfully, there was a backup plan in place, as Pastor Lee had recorded this standalone sermon on David and Goliath just in case.
It's a familiar story, but you are bound to learn something new.
Here's the Youtube link if the video below won't play:
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Duration: 39 mins 10 secs
Power and success are so tempting to pursue. Through the examples of Naaman and Nebuchadnezzar, we discover that power, ironically, is a weak god.
Thankfully, their stories offer us remedies and alternatives to worshiping power.
Sun, Feb 19, 2017
Duration: 19 mins 52 secs
Jesus' last official 'sign' miracle was his greatest. He raises Lazarus from the dead, leaving no doubt about who He is.
Sun, Feb 05, 2017
Duration: 36 mins 45 secs
When Jesus walked on water, it was a sign for only his disciples. It revealed that he is the divine Son of God and his presence brings us reassurance and encouragement.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Who is Jesus?
This miracle story demonstrates that he is the Giver of Life. And in order to receive this life, this story gives us three important lessons to apply.