If God is love, then why do we suffer? Is God trying to punish us? Is he trying to crush our spirit? How do the love of God and suffering fit together? Join us as we take a frank look at Hebrews 12 and see that sometimes (not all the time) God uses suffering as a tool to cause growth in our life, because he sees us as his sons and daughters! Sermon originally preached on November 30, 2014.
Why should we finish the Christian life well? What does it mean to finish the Christian life well? How can we finish well? The author of Hebrews is extremely interested in answering these questions. Join us as we look at the climax of Hebrews and find a few strategies on how to run the race of the Christian faith and keep putting one foot in front of the other no matter the difficulty, as we follow the perfect example of Jesus. Sermon originally preached on November 16, 2014.
What drives you to make decisions? What is right in front of you? Something in the future? What do you do when you face the impossible? What will God do if we trust him in the face of the impossible? Join us as we look at some wonderful examples of people who were faithful, even though they were facing impossible situations, and see how God worked in their life and their future. Sermon originally preached on November 9, 2014.
How do we make choices when we face difficult times? Do we take the easy road or do we put it all on the line and trust that God will catch us? Join us as we discuss the risky faith of some of these heroes of he Old Testament and see how their unflinching trust in God enabled them to look beyond fear, failure, and even death, because they trusted in the promises of God. Sermon originally preached on November 2, 2014.
What is faith? How is it linked to trust in God and obedience to God’s will? How is it linked to perseverance which is the topic of the book of Hebrews? Join us as we wrestle with these questions and begin to take a look at the great hall of faith chapter (or hall of faithfulness)! Sermon originally preached on October 11, 2014.
Hymns or choruses? Organ or Praise Brand? Chairs or Pews? Topical Preaching or Exegetical Preaching? Liturgy or Congregational Singing? People worship in so many different ways, BUT is there a right way. We learn from Jesus himself that there is a right way to worship. Join us as we look at John 4 and hear about the kind of worship that God desires and expects. Sermon originally preached on June 29, 2014.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Herbert W. Bateman IV, Ph. D. Sermon originally preached on June 8, 2014.