Category Archives: Sermons

June 2, 2013 – Judges 3 – In Testing

Today’s passage: Judges 3:1-4

Pop quizzes, possibly the most dreaded of all forms of tests, are effective in allowing us to learn just how prepared we really are. When was the last time you experienced a pop quiz? What about ones from the Lord? Why does the Lord test us? What does the Lord hope to achieve through testing and trials?

We find plenty of examples through Scripture. Here, we focus on Israel’s test of character and trust in the Lord as they look towards taking the land God has given to them. As frustrating as tests are, this message speaks of how tests serve great purposes for teaching and training the people of the Lord.

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May 26, 2013 – 2 Corinthians 9 – In Unselfishness

Today’s passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

When it comes to unselfishness, it’s not just about money, but about giving ourselves. It is as much about generosity as it is about joy. Do we anticipate and look forward to giving, or do we count the lost pennies?

There are plenty of models of generosity throughout the Bible, the greatest of which was Jesus’ sacrifice. Do we follow these examples? Though tithing and giving is sometimes a touchy subject in church, an honest message on the blessing of generosity is coupled with the acknowledgement that giving is ultimately a personal issue between ourselves and God.

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May 19, 2013 – Psalm 90 – In Overcoming the Blahs

Today’s passage: Psalm 90

How do we overcome “the blahs”, doing the same thing over and over again, getting weary and feeling empty? What does the Lord say about this matter in how we are to act, react, and interact with the Lord and our neighbors? The best thing to do is to turn to Scripture to remember where we should be instead of being in the blahs, so tune in and find out what’s next!

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May 5, 2013 – Luke 5 – In Complacency

Today’s passage: Luke 5:27-39

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead, whereas traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.” – E. E. Cummings

Complacency, traditionalism – “the surest formula for mediocrity”, “let’s do it that way because we’ve always done it that way”, “rituals that have become rightly set into a cast iron matrix of rules and regulations”

How have we restricted God’s work and relationship with us because of our contraints of traditionalism? How does old and current forms of traditionalism oppose God’s progressive work in us?

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April 21, 2013 – Romans 14 – Accountability

Today’s passage: Romans 14:10-12

Accountability is generally a word that makes us squirm, but it is important in relating with the Lord and how we relate to each other. Accountability asks for vulnerability, teachability, availibility and honesty. How do these play in our relationship with God and why do they matter?

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