Special Sunday

Just a quick reminder that we will be gathering in one combined service this Sunday (October 29) at 10:45 AM. All Sunday school classes will meet during the early hour at 9:15 AM.

This week will also be week in which Legacy Campaign cards will be accepted during the wo...

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Five Adjectives

Throughout our series on 1 Peter, we have discussed the changing dynamics of our world. We are finding ourselves in a very different place as a church these days. Church no longer finds itself in a privileged place in our social order. Before we get too stressed out about this dynamic, we must...

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Household Instructions

We come, this week, to a passage in 1 Peter that might seem disconnected from the other texts. Peter seems to shift gears addressing husbands and wives. Some might think that these words have little to do with their situation. Yet as we connect his words to the rest of the letter, we find a co...

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Two Hard Words

For the past several weeks, we have been discussing the dynamics of our changing culture. Our world is not as different from the first century as it was 50-100 years ago. I am referring to the way in which Christians are in the minority and the church no longer holds a place of prominence in o...

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Lasting Impact

This series in 1 Peter has been a rich and applicable study. We have found Peter’s words to the first century church particularly pertinent in 2017. This week, we come to another valuable text. As we study 1 Peter 2:4-10, we will find Peter’s use of familiar images especially helpful as we con...

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Living Holy Lives

This past Sunday, we began our 11-week study in 1 Peter. This letter is especially pertinent to our shifting culture. The church is becoming increasingly sidelined in culture. People no longer look to the church as a primary influence in society. For example, sporting events are often schedule...

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Back

It is nice to be back. As many of you know, I began working last week. While I did not preach yesterday, it was good to be back in the building. It is a little strange to sit in a pew during the sermon, but I am thankful for the wonderful sermon that Neil delivered.

This week, I will b...

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The Essence of the Church

Building, Community, and Presence are rooted in the present (the needs of our community and places where we see God working), in the past (history and tradition), and in the future (imagining life under the rule of Jesus the King). This week we’re going to look at the first church which was fo...

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Children

For the past few weeks, we have been talking about our mission as a church. We have discussed our building, our living in community with one another. Last week, we centered on the word presence. God is present with us; as his children, we are called to practice prese...

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Impact vs. Presence

It has been good to spend time on our focus words during this season of sabbatical preparation. Two weeks ago, we considered the word building. Last week, we talked about comm...

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