Current Sermon Series

 


Our Adventures with the Bible series continues four hundred years after the stories of Joseph. We enter a time where all is forgotten and the Israelites are enslaved by the Egyptians. The theme for the next five weeks is “Rescue”. As we enter into this Exodus narrative we discover how God is in control and will intervene, using ordinary objects or elements to demonstrate His power and glory. God rescues His people through things such as a basket, a staff, insects and even water. Many of these elements were worshiped with a connection to an Egyptian “god,” yet through each story we see how God breaks down the barriers of who is to be worshiped and what brings enslavement. We see the tension between God that desires to rescue His people and the things or “gods” that keep us from choosing to be rescued. Each Sunday as you worship and respond to this series, it our prayer that you lead with a sense of wonder for the glory of God, a sense of awe for power of God’s intervention, a sense of thankfulness for the freedom God brings and a deeper hunger to trust and surrender to God all of the things that can enslave our lives.

We have all asked deep penetrating questions.  Why does the earth exist?  What is the purpose of human life? Why are we here?  Well, we are glad you asked!  We believe the answer to these questions lie embedded in the Bible. The Bible answers life's most fundamental questions in a remarkable unified story!

 

Over the next year and a half, we are going to experience "Adventures with the Bible" as we walk together as a church family through the story of God and us.  Did you know... The "Tree of Life" in Revelations 22 and the "Tree of Life" in Genesis, serve as bookends to frame this story from beginning to end. The end helps to understand the beginning. The creation of a new earth and a new heaven brings to fulfillment a process that began with the creation of the earth, as described in the opening chapters of Genesis.


Along the way we will also discover the importance of the Temple in the life of Israel, how Jesus became the Temple and we are, as the body of Christ, becoming the Temple of the Holy Spirit.  


Every Sunday, kWorship, and Adult worship will be on the same topic. All the "life-groups" will also be studying the same topic that is covered weekly in the pulpit.  This is a very exciting adventure for all of us!  Are you in?