Aug 20, 2017
Hope in Grief
Series: The Psalms
After opening the Psalms with the statement that those who follow the Lord are blessed we find David crying out for help and facing trouble for Psalm after Psalm! As we read Psalm 13 we consider the place of grief in the Christian life and note how David faced his own sorrow.
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  • Aug 20, 2017Hope in Grief
    Aug 20, 2017
    Hope in Grief
    Series: The Psalms
    After opening the Psalms with the statement that those who follow the Lord are blessed we find David crying out for help and facing trouble for Psalm after Psalm! As we read Psalm 13 we consider the place of grief in the Christian life and note how David faced his own sorrow.
  • Aug 13, 2017Seeing Reality
    Aug 13, 2017
    Seeing Reality
    Series: The Psalms
    Words have power, especially when used to tell the story of our world. The stories we tell frame our experience of reality and cause us to interpret and respond to events differently. We must take care, then, who we listen to. Psalm 12 shows us this by the example of David when he saw that the godly had vanished. The audio on this file is missing the first minutes of introduction but picks up with the beginning of the Psalm.
  • Aug 6, 2017Refuge
    Aug 6, 2017
    Refuge
    Series: The Psalms
    There is much to be concerned about in our current cultural moment and in our individual lives. It can be tempting to want to flee and to retreat from this life and some even advise us to do so. Psalm 11 shows us a greater way and a comforting truth for troubled times.
  • Jul 23, 2017Astounding Love
    Jul 23, 2017
    Astounding Love
    Series: The Psalms
    It is easy to take for granted the amazing things the Bible says about God's love for us. Psalm 8 points us to the full scope of God's creative and redemptive work for humanity and reminds us of the incredible love which God has for us.
  • Jul 16, 2017Protection
    Jul 16, 2017
    Protection
    Series: The Psalms
    In Psalm 7 we find David facing an enemy who hated him without cause. Christians face similar situations in this world and David shows us what our hope is in such a time.
  • Jul 9, 2017Lessons for Trials
    Jul 9, 2017
    Lessons for Trials
    Series: The Psalms
    In Psalm 6 we find that David is facing an ongoing, intense trial of some kind. In the midst of this trial he prays to the Lord and we learn from him how we should view suffering in light of who God is. The audio is missing the first few minutes of the sermon where the Psalm was read in whole and begins with the statement that David faced ongoing trials.
  • Jul 2, 2017Delightful Wrath
    Jul 2, 2017
    Delightful Wrath
    Series: The Psalms
    In Psalm 5 we find David praying for deliverance from his foes. In the midst of this, he makes a surprising request for God to act in judgment. Is this request acceptable? Can Christians pray this way? Should they? We discuss these things and more as we work through Psalm 5.
  • Jun 25, 2017Facing Silence
    Jun 25, 2017
    Facing Silence
    Series: The Psalms
    In Psalm 4 we find encouragement for those times when God seems distant and as if he is ignoring our prayers and cries for help. 
  • Jun 12, 2017Peace in the Storm
    Jun 12, 2017
    Peace in the Storm
    Series: The Psalms
    Amidst all the turmoil of our world, is it possible to have peace that is neither willfully ignorant of the world nor foolish?  Psalm 2 answers this question and Psalm 3 shows us how to experience the reality. 
  • Jun 5, 2017The Pursuit of Happiness
    Jun 5, 2017
    The Pursuit of Happiness
    Series: The Psalms
    This is the beginning of our new series on the Psalms.  In Psalm 1 we are told the path to blessedness.  If you desire happiness, this sermon has answers. 
  • May 28, 2017The Keys
    May 28, 2017
    The Keys
    This is the final message in our series on evangelism.  In it, we ask how necessary the church is to people's salvation beginning with the quote from Cyprian: "He can not have God for his Father who has not the church for his mother."  Is this true?
     
    -The audio quality is poor for the first two minutes and then changes due to a technical issue during recording. 
  • May 21, 2017Together for the Gospel
    May 21, 2017
    Together for the Gospel
    In the Bible we find God working in a certain way.  He does not change and so his methods are constant.  This points us to a particular truth about our evangelism that we consider in this sermon. 
  • May 14, 2017Understanding the Times
    May 14, 2017
    Understanding the Times
    We continue to discuss evangelism but come at it from a different angle in this sermon.  Rather than looking directly at evangelism, we allow Jesus to explain history and our place in it from Matthew 13.  When considered in light of the Kingdom of God, evangelism is both urgent and vital.   
  • May 7, 2017Miracle Needed
    May 7, 2017
    Miracle Needed
    We continue our theme of evangelism this week.  Sometimes we grow discouraged by a lack of tangible results when we engage in evangelism.  Others grow proud as they count signature cards!  If either of these are temptations for you, then you need the reminder of Ephesians two which we look at today.   
  • Apr 30, 2017Invited to Work
    Apr 30, 2017
    Invited to Work
    Jesus called four men to be fishers of men.  These four immediately left everything to follow him.  How did they do this?  What can we learn from these men?  We consider the accounts from Matthew and Luke and our call to make disciples.