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Sermon

Do Less, Believe More

February 16th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 1 Corinthians 3, in which Paul chides the people for their divisions, telling them they're not ready for "solid food." How can we talk about spiritual maturity? Whenever Paul confronts bad behavior or immaturity, he does so by stoking faith. In other words, we don't need to do better...we need to believe more.

1 Corinthians 3

Formation

Genesis (Part 4): The Image of God

February 16th, 2020

Michael Neal continues our Formation class studying Genesis 1-11 with a look at what the image of God means. We know that humans were created in this image, but that raises all sorts of other questions: is the image spiritual or physical? Who and what qualifies? And when God says "our" image, to whom is he referring? Michael addresses these questions and more in this fascinating discussion.

Genesis 1

Formation

Genesis (Part 3): Sin

February 9th, 2020

Michael Neal continues this Spring's study of Genesis 1-11 with a look at chapters 3 and 4, the temptation, the serpent, and the entry of sin into the world. And yet, even in the midst of this darkest of episodes, we see foreshadowing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Genesis 3-4

Sermon

Love, Grace, and Rules

February 9th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Matthew 5, in which Jesus asks his followers to be salt and light to the world. How do we reconcile Christ's free gift of righteousness with this call to radical obedience? It is, in fact, that free gift which creates us anew, bringing forth obedience in our lives.

Matthew 5

Formation

Genesis (Part 2): Creation

February 2nd, 2020

Michael Neal continues our study of Genesis 1-11 with a close look at the creation narratives. How is God working? What kind of world is he creating and with what is he filling it? And how does it all point to Jesus?

Genesis 1-2

Sermon

Living and Dying in Peace

February 2nd, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on Luke 2:22-40, in which the boy Jesus is presented in the Temple. Simeon is able to wait, in faith, on God to keep his promise. How? Aren't our lives about striving to fill void after void? The Good News is the God is a promise-keeper, and Jesus is his promise kept.

Luke 2

Sermon

Foolishness...Unless it's True

January 26th, 2020

The Rev. Nick Lannon preaches a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1, in which Paul addresses some divisions in the Corinthian church. Jesus, he insists, is the only important thing, a message which sounds like foolishness to the world, but is the power of God to those who are being saved.

1 Corinthians 1

Formation

Genesis (Part 1): A Book of Beginnings

January 26th, 2020

Micah Childs begins our study of Genesis 1-11 with an overview of the book, a discussion of authorship, and a conversation about two foundational themes: God and his creation are separate and distinct, and that human beings are the pinnacle of that creation.

Genesis 1-11