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35 minutes | 21 days ago
The Four Beasts and the Ancient of Days
Pastor Mark leads us into the next section of Daniel, exploring the pivotal chapter 7. Join us in understanding the four beasts of chapter 7, their relationship to the kingdoms of chapter 2, and their significance to our modern world.
33 minutes | a month ago
Reclaiming the Beauty of the Doctrine of Salvation
As followers of Christ, we are to be filled with hope and devoted to doing what is good, knowing that we have been saved by grace through faith in Christ.
31 minutes | a month ago
Lions, Liars, and Lairs: Oh, my! pt 2
Pastor Mark leads us in considering the next chapter of Daniel in the second of two sermons on this chapter. Daniel's uncompromising devotion forces Kind Darius to reluctantly throw him in the lions den. In one of the most well known and powerful stories in scripture we see God glorified as he delivers the faithful, judges the wicked, and foreshadows Christ's sacrifice for us.
30 minutes | a month ago
Lions, Liars, and Lairs: Oh, my!
Pastor Mark leads us in considering the next chapter of Daniel in the first of two sermons on this chapter. As the Medes & Persians take over what had been Babylon, the new king is prompted by men with Daniels rank to prohibit prayer for 30 days to any god other than the king. Considering with us Daniel's response of living his life as always: in obedience showing uncompromising devotion to God that is defiant to the law against God.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
The Sovereign King
Today Pastor Mark leads us in considering chapter 4 of Daniel and listening to what God has to tell us. Who was truly sovereign in this narrative: Nebuchadnezzar or God?
32 minutes | 2 months ago
The Miracle in the Furnace
In our study of the book of Daniel, today Pastor Mark leads us in considering the events of chapter 3 and the fiery furnace. Consider with us current pressures to serve things/people other than God, the courage it takes to resist, and the power that God has to deliver us from it. Will God prove to be worthy of our devotion?
30 minutes | 2 months ago
The Mountain and the Chaff
Today in our second week considering Daniel 2, Pastor Mark leads us in exploring Daniel's revelation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream and its interpretation. How does the rise and fall of earthly kingdoms affect us today and what can we cling to from Daniel regarding political unrest?
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Today Pastor Mark leads us in considering the first half of Daniel 2 where we encounter the first of several dreams or visions found in Daniel. Today Daniel stops to praise God despite being in a position of uncertainty regarding his life.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Standing Firm in Babylon
Today Pastor Mark leads us into diving into the Book of Daniel. We consider today the beginning of the exile, where Babylonian tactics of isolation, indoctrination, and compromise are resisted by Daniel and a few notable others. Consider with us today how God's sovereignty includes the need for individual resolve by people to resist pressures to conform towards the world and away from God's Kingdom, away from the enduring and toward that which will be rubble.
39 minutes | 3 months ago
An Introduction to Daniel, part 1
Today Pastor Mark begins a new sermon series in working through the book of Daniel. His sermon this week as well as Stephen Peel's sermon next week focus on teaching (imparting knowledge, educating) rather than preaching (announcing, proclaiming). Today we hope to learn about the historical setting, theological matters, and literary matters associated with Daniel, a necessary foundation for understanding.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Living in Light of the End, pt. 2
Today Pastor Mark finishes the second look at this passage in Peter in considering what it means for Christians to live expecting Christ's return. Consider with us spiritual gifts and how believers are to build up the Church to God's glory.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Living in Light of the End
Today Pastor Mark has us consider a portion of 1 Peter in considering how Christians are to live considering that we await Christ's return. How might Peter's exhortation to "love each other deeply" be lived today in a COVID-19 world?
31 minutes | 4 months ago
The Careful Life, pt. 2
Today Mark concludes this 2-part sermon considering this section of Ephesians. Consider with us today the Spirit-filled life, what it looks like and the command to live out Spirit-filled lives.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
The Careful Life, pt. 1
This week Pastor Mark leads us in the first of a 2-part sermon considering this chapter in Ephesians. Consider with us what it means to "live carefully" or "walk carefully".
44 minutes | 5 months ago
The Prowling Lion
Today Pastor Mark begins a 2-part examination of 1 Peter 5:6-11, today focusing on verses 8 & 9. Consider with us how Satan is active in the world. What should we do against this prowling lion?
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Christ, Our Peace - pt. 2
Today Pastor Mark continues leading us in considering the peace Paul talks about in this text in Ephesians. Last week we considered how it is a reconciling peace. Today we consider that: it is holistic; it is accomplished through the cross; and that it is distinctively Christian.
38 minutes | 5 months ago
Christ, Our Peace - pt. 1
Today Pastor Mark leads us in considering part of Paul's letter to the Church at Ephesus. The central theme of this passage is peace, focused not on an absence of violence or conflict (though these flow from it) but rather that of reconciling opposing people together. That reconciling peace is possible through Christ to those in Christ regardless of ethnicity, race, color, or gender. Consider this peace with us today as the first of a two-part sermon.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Secure in the Hands of Our Sovereign God
Continuing his sermon series Pastor Mark today considers a text from Isaiah 41 considering how God's sovereignty is the only answer to instability in the world. What are three grounds of assurance of stability for God's people? Pastor Mark has us consider the answer provided in today's text.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Let Them Be One
On the night that Jesus was betrayed, he prayed for his disciples and also for all believers who would follow. In Jesus' "high priestly" prayer he prayed for the unity of all believers. Pastor Mark leads us into considering what unity is NOT and also what it IS.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Jesus calls his followers to a fearless faith based on who he is and the nature of his kingdom.
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