Becoming God’s People III: Being God’s Treasure

to download a pdf copy of this message, click here: You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole …

Becoming God’s People II: Relationship and Responsibility

to download a pdf copy of this message, click here: You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the …

Becoming God’s People I: A Time of Transformation

Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites. – Exodus 19:5-6 Dormant …

Tents, Tabernacles and Testimonies

Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you. – Exodus 25:1-16 (8-9 shown) Greener Grass is No Grass After 400 years, Israel was finally out of Egypt. Freedom was good, on the one hand, …

Do You See What I See

Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations – a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people …

Advent III – Joy Comes..

Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice and your joy no one will take from you – John 16:12-24 (22 printed) Background Jesus and his disciples were in the transition point from ending the Passover meal and going to the garden to pray. In this time, …

Advent II: A Peace That Keeps

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:1-9 (6-7 printed) Background Paul speaks so warmly of the Philippian church, using …

Advent I: My Hope Is Built

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “so shall your offspring be” – Romans 4:16-24 (18 shown) Looking Ahead The holidays are upon us. For many of us, this means looking forward to cooking all day, Black Friday, Cyber …

Discipleship Series V: You…Through the Eyes of the Teacher

Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. – Luke 22:31-32 Background When we last left our group of disciples they were coming off of an argument about who among them …