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The Embrace of Grace

Scandalous Grace

The Embrace of Grace

Luke 7:36-47

The Pharisees thought that Jesus’s proximity to such a great sinner discredited him. Jesus, on the other hand, came to save sinners, no matter how much they have sinned.

Great forgiveness provides the opportunity for great love.

The Legacy of Grace

Scandalous Grace

The Legacy of Grace

Joshua 2

We are taught from an early age, that we need to work for everything in our lives, but the favor of God cannot be earned. The church isn’t a club for the righteous, but a refuge for needy sinners.

Joins us as Steve shares a story of God’s pure grace to a enemy prostitute who would be spared, rescued, and become one of the women named in the lineage of King David.

Help!

Psalms: Life as Worship

Help!

Psalms 2 & 3

How does prayer create the possibility of rest?

  • Engaging us in a Conflict
    • How can a “War Song” allow us to sleep?
    • What does prayer have to do with fighting?
  • Involving us in a Conversation
    • How can David say that God answered him?
    • How are the promises of prayer fulfilled?

Confession

Psalms: Life as Worship

Confession

Psalm 130

Join Jon as we receive our weekly dose of misery and depression! Don’t worry, we won’t stay there.

Why is confession so important? Our lives and this world are not what they should be, yet we prefer the lie and run toward the depths. Fortunately, the destination of our confession is The One who loves to forgive.

 

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Fighting the Good Fight of Faith

I Timothy 6:11-16, 21-21

  1. Fight the good fight of faith
    • Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness
    • Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
    • Keep the commandments
  2. Guard the deposit (the Gospel)
    • vs. Moral/Legalist Gospel
    • vs. Pietist Gospel
    • vs. Social Justice/Activist Gospel
    • vs. Prosperity/”Health & Wealth” Gospel
    • vs. Unity/Unitarian Gospel
    • vs. “All Roads Lead to Heaven!” Gospel
    • vs. Self Help/”Word of Faith”/Positive Gospel
    • vs. Mystical Gospel

The Life You Never Expected

The Life You Never Expected

Psalm 130

What do you do when the life you expected, isn’t the life you have? What do you do when you are shaken to the very core?

  1. Weep
  2. Worship
    1. God is personal
    2. God is merciful
    3. God acts in our lives
    4. God is inexhaustible
  3. Wait
    • Morning is coming
  4. Witness

Prayer and Worship

Blueprint: God’s Design for the Church

Prayer and Worship

I Timothy 2:1-15

  1. Men & Women of Prayer (2:1-7)
    • Everyone: Pray for all especially authorities, pursue a peaceful & quiet life.
  2. Men in Worship (2:8)
    • Men: Avoid divisiveness, pursue holiness & prayer.
  3. Women in Worship (2:9-15)
    • Women: Avoid distraction, pursue modesty & good works.