After receiving the law and building the tabernacle the people of Israel set out for the promised land. After refusing to enter the land, God tells them they must wander in the desert for 40 years. What can we learn from these desert experiences, and how can we use them to learn to trust God?
The Story jumps ahead 400 years now. In Egypt the people no longer remember who Joseph was and how he saved them. But Joseph’s family have grown and are now threatening the balance of power in Egypt. In this chapter of the story God rescues his people from bondage in Egypt
God continues to build a nation through the descendants of Abraham. In this story, Joseph’s brothers try to get rid of him by selling him into slavery. However, rather than being the end of Joseph, God still works through Joseph to save the entire region
Week 2 in The Story, covers Abraham, as God chooses a nation from whom he will save the world.
We kick off THE STORY series by looking at the creation and fall narratives of Genesis 1-9. From creation, to Adam and Eve to Noah. We see both the prevalence of sin, and heart of God.
Our former pastor, Rev. Pete Dejong is with us this morning to preach God’s word about how our faith helps us to dance with giants
As we get ready to start The Story in 2 weeks, Pastor Eric gives us an introduction to The Story, why we think it will be important for every member of our church, and how we are going to use The Story to help us learn more about God
At the end of Ruth, we see Ruth and Boaz get married and have a son. That son becomes the grandfather of King David.
The story of Ruth and Boaz and Naomi ends with God rescuing Naomi’s family, providing a son to her. A son that would be the most important king of Israel, and an ancestor of the Messiah.
God’s faithfulness and provision shines through again.
Dr. Rick Anderson is with us this morning to share God’s word. He preaches the gospel from Psalm 100.
In Ruth 3, Ruth proposes to Boaz, and we see how God’s hesed (lovingkindness) permeates the entire story of Ruth, and enables Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz to love each other well.
Scott and LIsa Neumann are missionaries in Lithuania. They are spending the summer here in the States. We are thankful to be able to partner with them in ministry, and they are going to give us an update on the ways in which they see God working in Lithuania.
In Ruth 2, we begin to see the ways that God is providing for Ruth and Naomi. His good law provides a means for Ruth to go into the field and glean behind the harvesters. But there is more going on in this passage in Ruth
We are starting a new series for the summer working through the book of Ruth. We will learn how God’s providence and love are always working for the good of his people.
We have made it to the end of the book of Colossians. Paul gives one last word of instruction to the church. To pray, to be watchful, to and to look for God to give opportunities to share the gospel.
Pastor Eric continues our Colossians series by preaching about how we should live, if what Paul has already said about us is true. If we have died with Christ, and raised with Christ, what should our lives look like.
Ken Ross has been an elder at Grace Valley for many years, and a member his whole life. We are thankful for his willingness to be stretched and preach the word to us today. He is going to share with us some Biblical examples of God stretching his people.
Paul teaches the Colossians church what it means to view everything through the lens of the cross. To let the cross shape every aspect of our lives. To let Jesus be Lord over everything. And the result is freedom.
Dr. David Seymour, from Dekalb is with us this morning to preach the word. He taught us how God is bigger than the shipwrecks in our lives.
Pastor Eric kicks off a new series on Colossians. We looks at how the gospels come to us, and leads to the fruit of the Spirit, particularly Love, Joy and Peace
Mike Moore Pastor and Church planter is with us this morning. We are glad to have Mike with us for an update on his life and ministry.
Here is his sermon from John 20