Even when we don’t deserve it, God shows us mercy. The story of the flood demonstrates three mercies that God provides for Noah, and ultimately all of mankind. In this story of great destruction, we catch glimpses of God’s merciful, saving nature: God provides salvation, God protects His people, and God is faithful to His … [Read More…] The Great Flood
Jesus loves me, this I know… What if that’s actually the key to an identity so free, so abundantly full of life, so solid and lasting that all other identities fade into insignificance? For John, his most defining, grounding, and meaningful identity was found in the simple fact that he was and always would … [Read More…] The Logos
For those of us familiar with Scripture, we may be quick to gloss over the life of Noah and think we already know the story. But there’s so much more to it than you may think. In this sermon, we explore three characteristics of a gracious God that motivates us to remain righteous in a … [Read More…] A Righteous Man in a Wicked World
If you read the Bible, you will find numerous stories where in God’s goodness despair is turned to deliverance, misery is turned to majesty, brokenness is turned to beauty, and grief is turned to glory. These stories are not here to stoke our wishful thinking. These stories show us, in compressed form, the redemption God … [Read More…] Sovereign Stories
As we wrap up our series , featuring conversations on race between panelists representing members of our staff and congregation, we conclude with two important question: what does the Bible say about race, and how should we respond to this issue? Pastor Best helps guide our thinking on this important issue by encouraging us … [Read More…] The Bible and Racism
The Bible is a masterpiece with a central message, from beginning to end, about Jesus and the redemption that He brings to humanity. And this is true of the Old Testament story of Ruth, as well, as it foreshadows the redeeming love of Jesus. As the story unfold, we see five aspects of Boaz’s redemption … [Read More…] Redeeming Love
In this conversation on race, Pastor Philip Miller, Elder Tony Durns, and Charlie Miles discuss what the Bible says about justice, equality, and advocacy.
Sometimes doing the right thing is the last thing we want to do. Anyone can do the right thing when there’s no pressure. But doing the right thing when the pressure’s on, that takes character. In this passage, we find four bold moves of obedience that change the trajectory of potentially tragic circumstances for … [Read More…] Providence in Waiting