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“Abandoned by God” (Mark 8:10-13)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on August 12, 2018.

The most sobering reality in a fallen world is the judgment of God. Far from the simpering, therapeutic, effeminate God of contemporary American culture (and much of diseased modern evangelicalism), the God of Scripture is gloriously holy and just and insists upon punishing sin. He is also love and loveliness’s essence, and so offers a way out of the appointed judgment for all who will repent and trust the Savior. But for all who will not come to Him that they may have life (John 5:40), the Lord has only conscious hellfire forever. Read more

“A Divine Sequel” (Mark 8:1-9)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on August 5, 2018.

One of the grand themes of Scripture is that the Lord is the Provider for His people. This is a chief way of glorifying Him, for as we look to Him for all we need, and away from ourselves (not denying that we often have a responsible role to play, just that we are not the ultimate Source), we exalt and honor Him as the All-Sufficient, Self-Sufficient One who out of His own glorious fullness meets our needs. In other words, we need Him, but He could never need us. He glorifies His utter sufficiency by coming to our aid and rescue as our wonderful Patron Lord. Read more

“A Shepherd’s Goal for Repentance” (2 Corinthians 7:5-11)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Marty Crocker on July 29, 2018.

Repentance is at the heart of the lived Christian life. Martin Luther famously wrote as the first of his 95 theses that our Lord “willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” Augustine, in one of my favorite quotes of his, prayed, “Lord, save me from that wicked man—myself.” Repentance and faith are inseparably related—distinguished, but not separable. Both are necessary for true conversion, and both (and their increase and refinement) are necessary for the living and maturation of the Christian life. Read more

The Man Who Couldn’t and Shouldn’t Speak — But Did (Mark 7:31-37)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon given by Pastor Erik on July 22, 2018.

The grand theme of Scripture is the kingdom of God. God has always intended an earthly kingdom inhabited by His obedient worshipers who glorify and image Him and who cultivate His world into a robust civilization overflowing with art and culture and music and food and rich relationships and joy. Some spiritual and material aspects of this kingdom are here in its present, initial form, as Jesus draws sinners to Himself from among the nations while He rules from heaven, but they will be completed to glorious fullness in that final day when He returns in power and glory. Read more

“Great Faith of an Outcast” (Mark 7:24-30)

Following is a reflection by David Alves, one of our members, on the sermon preached by Pastor Erik on July 15, 2018.

Long promised and declared in the older Testament is God’s love for the world. The Seed Promise in Genesis 3 is a ringing declaration of God’s promise of victory over sin and death for all humanity through the Seed of the woman. In Genesis 12 God takes the pagan Gentile, Abraham, and assures him that through him will come a nation that will bless all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:3). Genesis 35 hints at a “congregation of nations” that will come from Jacob (v. 11). Psalm 22 says all the ends of the earth will turn to God because of the Messiah (v. 27); Psalm 67 that His salvation will be known among all nations and that all the ends of the earth will fear Him (vv. 2, 7); Psalm 86 that all the nations He has made (all of them!) will come and bow down before Him in worship (v. 9); and Psalm 138 that all the kings of the earth will give thanks to Him when they have heard the words of His mouth (!) and will sing of His ways (vv. 4-5). Read more

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Thu 16

Choir

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 17

Men’s Bible Study

August 17 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Sat 18

Brookdale Assisted Living Ministry

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sun 19

Sunday Morning Worship

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Sun 19

Church Picnic

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm