Esther: Winning Favor

This past Sunday we began a 5-week series in the book of Esther.  This book chronicles the providential work of God in the lives of His people, even though God isn’t even mentioned or referenced in the book!  As we pressed into the first two chapters of Esther, we saw...

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Easter: The Hope of a New Life

As I reflect back upon this past Resurrection Sunday, a few things come to my mind that I’d like to share in this space this week in lieu of recapping the sermon.  Here are some takeaways for me as we wrap up Easter for this year. Living on Mission: This...

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Mercy in Judgment: Responding to God’s Work

This past Sunday we concluded our series in the book of Habakkuk.  In these final few verses Habakkuk responds to God’s work, both past and future.  His main idea is simple and clear: We respond to God’s work with waiting and rejoicing in Him. There’s an interesting pattern that unfolds in...

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Mercy in Judgment: A Response to Sin

As we continue through the book of Habakkuk, this past Sunday we came to a text that was both pointed and difficult.  The understanding that God was looking ahead and would deal with the Chaldeans, helps us to understand what is happening.  More specifically, Habakkuk makes clear this point: God will...

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Mercy in Judgment: Wait in Faith

On Sunday, we continued in our sermon series through the book of Habakkuk.  We saw the prophet of God engage in his second interaction with God and a portion of the Lord’s response to him.  We looked at Habakkuk 1:12-2:5, where the prophet wrestles with God as he awaits the...

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Mercy in Judgment: A Cry for Help

This past Sunday we began a 5-week series in the book of Habakkuk.  This Old Testament prophet speaks into a context of great wickedness and violence in Judah.  Habakkuk is struggling to reconcile what he knows to be true of God with what he is seeing all around.  Isn’t it amazing how...

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