Continuing our series on Advent's vision and values, we look at Jeremiah's account of the Israelites in exile and what it means as a church to seek the flourishing of the city to which we're called.
Beginning a new series on Church of the Advent's vision and values, Pastor Tommy looks at what it means to be a church, and how we are built together on God's word with Christ as the cornerstone.
As the season of Lent begins, we see how the ashes placed on our foreheads tell the truth about who we are as sinners and the truth about God's faithfulness and love for us.
In our last week studying Jesus' prayer to the Father on our behalf, we look at his prayer for our sanctification - that we may grow in our "set-apartness" as we align with God's unique and holy purpose.
Beginning a new series looking at what Jesus prays on our behalf to the Father, we see that Jesus prays for our protection in the world, and how we receive that protection.
Looking at the account of twelve-year old Jesus found in the Book of Luke, we see that Jesus was both fully God, and fully human, and he is the Wonderful Counselor who can sympathize with our weaknesses and frustrations -- not just in the big things.
To all of us who are desperate for God, and those determined to remain in control of our own lives, this invitation remains: to lay our crowns at the feet of the God who lay His crown down for us.
Daniel Beilman examines Luke's account of the infant Jesus' presentation in the temple, and how He fulfilled Simeon's longing.
Rev. Hinson examines what the visit of the Magi to Jesus, as seen in Matthew 2, signifies for both seekers and Christians.
Allison McGill of Lazarus teaches practical tools that can be put into practice on a daily basis as we relate to the homeless around us with dignity and kinship, and gives us a long-term vision for how we can care for the homeless in our neighborhoods.
Examining one of the most philosophical passages in the Bible, which illustrates that the highest thing that you can say is love, and the highest thing you can love is God.
What is this gift of grace, and what are we to do with it?
This Advent season, we find hope in the presence of Immanuel - which means 'God with us.'
The message of Christmas is the way to address the sense of homesickness and longing we feel for our true home.
In a time of deep cynicism and promises that are never fully realized, how can we focus on the real and lasting hope that comes from the promises of God?
How can the Lord bring peace into our hearts, our families, and our communities in the midst of uncertain and anxious times?
What is God trying to teach us through Daniel's vision about the time of the end? To trust Him, and that He is in control - the King has appointed all things.
Moving forward from a traumatizing election, what does it mean to be a Christian who has a faithful missionary presence in our culture? Scripture offers us the example of Daniel, who in turbulent times is thoughtfully biblical and prayerfully repentant.
God gives Daniel a vision that not only describes a number of historical events, but cuts through his – and our – perceived reality to illuminate a spiritual truth.
After the first six chapters, Daniel begins to shift in tone, becoming more difficult to understand but offering beauty, epic drama, horrible enemies, and resplendent heroes. If we can unlock its meaning, we can draw unceasing encouragement from its message.