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Worship

By |2018-12-19T16:06:31+00:00December 19th, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday The Bible never says the wise men were kings, that there were three of them, or that they were present at the manger—but one thing the classic nativity set gets [...]

Roots

By |2018-12-05T15:38:32+00:00December 5th, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday Where did Jesus come from? Last week we considered Jesus’s roots in Matthew 1:1-17. Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus is from heaven and is the eternal Son of God (Heb. [...]

Sing

By |2018-11-20T15:03:38+00:00November 21st, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday The people of God have always been a singing people. “Make a joyful noise to the Lord,” the psalmist cries, and, “Come into his presence with singing!” (Psalm 100). Last [...]

Nameless

By |2018-11-07T12:14:04+00:00November 7th, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday It is often said that the kingdom of God is an “upside down” kingdom. To be first is to be last. To be humble is to be exalted. We saw [...]

Redeemer

By |2018-10-23T21:39:53+00:00October 24th, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday Husbandless, childless, and with no means of provision, Ruth returns with Naomi to a foreign land. She will put her lot in with the God of Israel and seek refuge [...]

Three Ways

By |2018-10-09T11:11:50+00:00October 10th, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday Hardship always bring with it an opportunity and a danger, an invitation to grow or to shrink. Last week in Ruth 1:6-22, we saw three women respond to incredible hardship [...]

Soul Watch

By |2018-09-19T16:06:44+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday Last week Pastor Chuck preached from Matthew 18:15-20. In these verses, Jesus calls the church to take an active role in the discipleship and discipline of its members. We are [...]

Mission

By |2018-09-05T12:55:45+00:00September 5th, 2018|News|

Last Sunday We are three weeks into our series, Jesus on Church. So far we’ve seen from the gospel of Matthew that the church is a distinct people with kingdom values who rightly confess the [...]

This is War

By |2018-08-31T13:32:30+00:00August 31st, 2018|Highlights|

“How goes the fight for your soul?” I wonder, when was the last time someone asked you that question? I suspect few Christians give the sort of attention to this question that it deserves. We [...]

Distinct

By |2018-08-22T11:36:09+00:00August 22nd, 2018|News|

Dear Church Family, Last Sunday In Matthew 5-7, Jesus gives his most famous sermon in which he describes the kind of people that belong to his kingdom. They are a distinct people—a people who stand [...]