07-20-14 sermon

Stay With the Ship!

Acts 27 The Bible contains some well-known, real-life “adventure” stories. Many people have heard the stories of David and Goliath or Daniel in the lions’ den. Our passage for this coming Sunday (Acts 27) is an exciting, real-life adventure story that involves a ship caught in a storm, fighting for survival on the sea and […]

07-13-14 sermon

Frustration or Fruitfulness?

Acts 25:1-12 Life doesn’t always pan out the way we think it should – the way we want it to. Often our hopes and plans are tripped up with unexpected and undesired delays and disappointments. There are those comparatively minor delays and disappointments that most of us have encountered along the way: the traffic jam […]

sermon slide 06-29-14

Let Us Draw Near

Hebrews 10:19-22 Have you gone through periods of your life as a Christian in which you would honestly describe your relationship with God as “distant”? Why is that? Is it guilt over past sin? Is it just plain old apathy? Or maybe you’ve gradually been distracted by lesser things. Hebrews 10:19-22 gives us gospel hope in […]

06-08-14 sermon

When Good Intentions Go South

Acts 21:15-36 Have you ever made the hard decision to do the right thing, only to have the results “go south”? You’re faced with a decision: you could do what you would actually prefer, maybe what would be easiest for you personally. Or, you could sacrifice your personal preferences, your time, your resources (or whatever) […]