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“Mortification of the Flesh…’Way of the Master’ Style” (Mark 9:42-50)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on November 4, 2018.

One of the chief things contemporary culture, and perhaps even evangelicalism, does not grasp about the Lord Jesus is how deadly serious He is about sin. Sin is not a trifle. Sin is rebellion. Sin is disobedience. Sin cost God His Son and Jesus His life. It is not to be tolerated, excused, rationalized, or coddled. It is to be fought against as that which assaults God’s lordship and glory, and our worth as those created in and as the image of God. Read more

“Misplaced Zeal” (Mark 9:38-41)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on October 28, 2018.

If there is one thing that can be safely said about American evangelicalism today, it is that we largely do not care about doctrinal purity and truth. That isn’t to say there are not lovely pockets of resistance, to varying degrees, here and there. Nor is it to say that only five people in America are saved and poor God is hindered because nobody has good theology. (Such ideas ought to be anathema to any Calvinist.) But it is to say that the American church as a whole is increasingly, and stubbornly, atheological, culturally compromised, worldly, equally liberal and legalistic, and paralyzed by unbelief—and all of that is rooted in, and leads to, a disregard for sound and robust theology and obedience to it in life. Read more

“Greatness Redefined” (Mark 9:30-37)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on October 21, 2018.

In every human heart lies the desire for greatness. Most of us grew up wanting to be famous athletes or actors, and I’m convinced every child goes through a phase of wanting to be an astronaut (I never did!). I do not believe this is in itself a sinful desire. It can be twisted or expressed in inordinate ways so that it becomes sinful, and because it arises from a fallen heart it has the potentiality of being fallen, but I do not believe this is something that in itself must be mortified. In fact, much like with out inborn desire for joy and happiness, our Lord does not tell us to repent of this desire, but to redefine how we understand and express it. Just as our ultimate joy must be in God, so our desire for greatness must be radically God-centered. Read more

“Fortifying Your Faith” (Mark 9:14-29)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on October 14, 2018.

The center and citadel of the Christian life is faith in the person and Word of God. This cannot be stated enough, and it is likely that it cannot be overstated! We are saved by faith (Eph. 2:8), and we live by the same faith with which we first trusted Jesus as Lord (Col. 2:6-7). While we are not sanctified by faith alone, faith in the person and promises of God is a fundamental enablement of practical growth in holiness. The daily, practical, lived-out righteousness without which no one gets into heaven (Heb. 12:14; cf. Col. 1:22-23; Rom. 8:13) is at its root a work of faith (1 Thess. 1:3; cf. 2 Thess. 1:11), because it is an expression of personal, daily trust in the Lord and is performed by faith as the animating power. Read more

“The LORD is Our Shepherd” (Psalm 23)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Elder Tim Knotts on October 7, 2018.

The sections of Scripture most familiar to us are the ones we ought to observe most closely. That is because the more familiar the passage, the more we tend to think we have seen all there is to see, and the less likely we are to engage with it intellectually and thoughtfully. Familiarity might not breed contempt in this case, but it often breeds laziness and lack of engagement! Read more

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Sun 18

Sunday Morning Worship

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sun 18

Thanksgiving Sunday Evening Worship

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Sun 25

Sunday Morning Worship

November 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 25

NO Evening Worship

November 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed 28

Ladies of Grace Daytime Bible Study

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm