The only way to have the vulnerability necessary for intimate relationships, but be able withstand the possibility of pain and loss, is by building our relationships on the foundation of the only person who will never forsake us -- Jesus Christ.
Beginning our sermon series on the Song of Songs, we examine it through two lenses - as wisdom literature that instructs us on love, sex, and marriage, and as a window that we can use to look into the deeper intimacy that is possible with God and his people through Jesus Christ.
Mary's response to the angel's proclamation that she would bear the Christ child challenges us to relinquish our plan for our life in favor of God's perfect plan.
How do we live faithfully in the "already but not yet," as we wait for Jesus to return and make all things new?
How does Christmas enable us to deal with the darkness in our world -- not just escape it, but actually face it?
Where do we find our confidence and trust? Victor Sheldon explores how we can face the future unafraid, even when all is shaken and swept away.
We were blessed to hear from Pastor TL Rogers at the Columbia Heights Parish, on how we can rest in God's promises and learn how to wait patiently.
What does faithful stewardship look like when it comes to grace?
Faithful stewardship can be boiled down to one concept: generosity. We learn how true generosity is evidence of spiritual health, an exercise of faith, and that it flows out of an abundance of joy in the Lord.
What does it mean to be stewards of our bodies -- to recognize that our bodies themselves have been entrusted to us?
How can we cultivate a healthy relationship with the time that God has given us? Stewardship of time requires we relinquish control, rest in the Son of God and then restructure our lives around God.
We look at what it means to be a steward -- how stewards cultivate while consumers take, and how that mindset is countercultural in today's world.
In the first sermon in our new series, we see that though God owed us nothing, He gave us everything. That influences how we live out our calling to serve as a steward of what God has created.
Looking at Jonah's reaction to God sparing the people of Ninevah, we receive the invitation to embrace God's love for our enemies.
We were blessed to hear from Chuck DeGroat, Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Western Theological Seminary and author of Wholeheartedness. Looking at the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, we examine how to move from a life of hiddenness to one of wholeness.
In the worst of times, Habakkuk teaches us how to still rejoice in God and take joy in Him.
We look at how the sin of pride affects our world and our relationship with God and others, and how the glory of Jesus on the cross burns our pride away.
How do we endure when life is overwhelming and difficult? We examine the Bible's call for us to keep "living by faith" despite insurmountable odds.
Beginning a new series on the Old Testament book of Habakkuk, we look at the role doubt plays in our faith and the promise in our pain, as we cry out, "how long, Oh LORD?"