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44 minutes | Mar 27, 2022
SERMON: People Gathering
Jesus, before doing anything else, gathered people. Without people, there is not kingdom. If we are to follow the way of Jesus, we must also gather people.
57 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
SERMON: The Gospel of Matthew Pt II - Genealogy
Today we read and talk through the long list of names that Matthew places at the beginning of his Gospel. What does it all mean? Is it just a boring list, or is there more to it? There's always more to it. References/Sources France, Richard T. The Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010. Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2009. Nolland, John. The Gospel of Matthew: A Commentary on the Greek Text. Eerdmans, 2008. NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
46 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
SERMON: The Gospel of Matthew Pt I - Introduction
Before we can start reading and attempting to understand what Matthew is saying in his gospel, we need to know what the context into which he wrote was and why he wrote it. Today, we spend some time laying the groundwork for an intense study of the Gospel According to Matthew. References/Source France, Richard T. The Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010. Keener, Craig S. The Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2009. Nolland, John. The Gospel of Matthew: A Commentary on the Greek Text. Eerdmans, 2008. NRSV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
24 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
SERMON: Joy - Advent Wk III
This week, as we gathered for the 3rd week of Advent, Mike shared with us some thought on Joy.
45 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
SERMON: Repentance - Advent Wk II
Today we talk about what is sometimes called the Faith Candle or the Prophets Candle, but historically is known as the Repentance Candle. As we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Messiah, we MUST take time to reflect and rethink.
29 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
SERMON: Hope - Advent Wk I
This week, Mike discusses Christian Hope and we try to re-orient our perspectives around a proper understanding thereof.
60 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt VII - Silence & Solitude
There are many benefits of finding time to disconnect from all the chaos that surrounds us. Today, we talk about some of them, including the reality that for many, it is in the quiet moments that we find the voice of God.
42 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt VI - Talking to God
We've come to our discussion of prayer. As a discipline, this is arguably the most fundamental of them, but I hear all too often people who say they don't know how or what to pray. Today we tackle these issues. Nex week, we'll be discussing the listening side of prayer.
33 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt V - Fasting
Largely a lost and forgotten discipline, fasting is in fact an crucial and expected part of the Christian life. Today we talk about what it is and it is to be used.
31 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt IV - Stewardship
How to view "our" stuff? Is it even ours? What are we supposed to do with it?
24 minutes | Oct 24, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt III - Service
Today we talk about living into our calling as servants.
49 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt II Worship
Worship is more than just singing on Sunday. It's a way of life into which we must learn to step.
46 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
SERMON: Spiritual Disciplines Pt I - Bible Intake
At the root of becoming a follower of Jesus (a disciple) is the need to learn the stories of our faith. Today, we take time to look at the variety of ways we can do that.
48 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
SERMON: Evangelization Pt III - Faith Sharing
How do you actually go about sharing the story of God and how he has impacted your life? For many of us, this is a major obstacle in fulfilling the Great Commission. Today, we talk about one way to do exactly that.
51 minutes | Sep 19, 2021
SERMON: Evangelization Pt II - Discipleship
If Evangelization is the process of initiating people into the discipleship process (it is), what does that process look like?
44 minutes | Sep 12, 2021
SERMON: Evangelization Pt I - What is Evangelization?
Over the last 2,000 years the Great Commission has been understood and followed in a variety of ways. Today, we're talking about how we ought to think about it and follow the instruction.
55 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
SERMON: The Atonement - Doctrine Pt VII
We take a look at all of the major theories and ideas about what Jesus accomplished on the cross and make the argument that we need them all in order to have a full picture of what happened. Research sources: Bird, Michael F. , What Christians ought to Believe Bird, Michael F. , Evangelical Theology Gonzalez, Justo L., Concise History of Christian Doctrine Myers, Ben, The Apostle's Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism Wright, N.T.; The Day the Revolution Began
45 minutes | Jul 18, 2021
SERMON: Suffering - Doctrine Part VI
In this discussion, we talk about Jesus's life of suffering and how it ought to inform every aspect of our lives.
43 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
SERMON: The God-Man - Doctrine pt IV
We discuss the orthodox belief that Jesus was both fully divine and fully human.
41 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
SERMON: Creator of Heaven and Earth - Doctrine pt III
Today we deal with the doctrine of creation and how it stood (and stands) in opposition to the many competing religions and narratives of the world. We delve into the problem of evil that we see around us, which was the problem many of these other ideas sought to explain, and how the early Christians dealt with it. Research sources: Bird, Michael F. , What Christians ought to Believe Gonzalez, Justo L., Concise History of Christian Doctrine Myers, Ben, The Apostle's Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism
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