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) […]

05-18-14 sermon

Impacting Our Culture

Acts 19:21-20:1 Throughout history, there have been all sorts of riots—times where groups of people been riled up and rallied together to show their anger or frustration (often in rather violent ways). As we keep rolling along in our journey through Acts, we read about one such riot. Although the end result was rather tame […]