Advent shows us the shortcomings of our culture’s celebration of Christmas. Rather than a false merriment, and escapism, Advent is meant to sober us, to confront the darkness in our world, and cry out to a God who is our only hope. Mary recognized that, and sang a song praising God for answering their prayers and sending the Messiah.
In Chapter 4, Jonah sets up camp outside of Ninevah, and waits to see what God will do. God meet Jonah there, and has a conversation with him about God’s love and grace.
In Jonah 3, Jonah finally makes it to Ninevah, where the entire city repents.
In the second chapter of the Jonah story, Jonah gets tossed overboard, and finds himself in the belly of great fish. Pastor Jake preaches on what we can learn as God saves Jonah
Pastor Jake kicks off a new series on Jonah. When God speaks, do you listen, or do you run?
We finished our marriage and family series this week. Pastor Eric used the story of Joseph to talk about how our past mistakes with our families don’t have to define our future.
We all come from a family. In that family we learn both good and bad things about God and about ourselves. Pastor Jake looks at the story of David, and helps us to learn what happens when those family systems fail.
Siblings have fought since the beginning of Genesis. Today we look at the story of Esau and Jacob. How do we love our siblings like Jesus?
Pastor Eric preaches our second sermon on parenting. One of the biggest barriers to parenting is fear. Our culture trades in fear. It loves to tell us all the things we should be afraid of. But if we are parenting out of fear, we are missing what God wants from us as we lead our children to worship God. This week we learned we can trust God with our kids.
This week we have the first of two messages on parenting. This week Pastor Eric speaks about the primary role of parents. What is the most important thing you can do for your kids as a parent? It’s to love God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.
In the 10 commandments, God tells us to “honor our parents.” This is an important command. Pastor Jake teaches on what it means for us to honor our father and mother today.
What do we do about marriage? Today, many people have a bad view of marriage, or think it should be abandoned all together. Today we explore some truths about marriage from God’s word.
Why is discipleship important? Why should you get up early to come for Sunday School, or be a part of a small group? Pastor Eric looks at the story of the apostles in Acts 3 and 4 to show the difference it can make it we prioritize time with Jesus, and his body.
We wrap up our series on the 7 deadly sins with the sin of gluttony? What is behind our desire for more and more and more, even when we know it isn't good for us?
Money is at the heart of so many of the worlds problems, so its no wonder that Greed is on the list of the seven deadly sins. Pastor Jake teaches us about what is behind the sin of greed, and how we can find freedom from it.
Pastor and Church Planter Mike Moore joins us this morning to share a little bit about his ministry in the Bridgeport neighborhood in Chicago. He connects the work of the church to the work of the Priests in Leviticus 9.
We are grateful to have heard him preach the word, and pray that God will bless his ministry.
Anger is one of the deadly sins that we all relate to. How can we learn to get a handle on our anger? How can we let Jesus turn our anger into love?
Most people think about laziness when they think about sloth. But Sloth is about more than just not doing anything. Sloth is about avoiding what is important to God.
Our culture is happy to show us how much better things could be. We could have a better house, a better job, a better car, better friends, better everything. It's the American dream. But that dream sometimes leads us to envy. When we aren't satisfied with what God has given us, and desire something he has given someone else. Pastor Jake shows us what the Bible has to say about envy, and how we can respond when we experience this deadly sin.