Christ-Centered: A Christ-Led Mission

This past weekend we wrapped up the book of Colossians and saw Paul’s final exhortations to this church.  In short, he was pushing the church in Colossae, because of their faith in Jesus, to make their mission the pursuit of Jesus and to make Him known.  In the context of...

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Christ-Centered: A Christ-Led Home

As we continue through our sermon series in Colossians we came to a text this past week that focused its attention on our submission to the Lordship of Jesus, but was manifested in human relationships.  Those relationships were focused around our home and work life.  We saw the emphasis of...

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Christ-Centered: Making Jesus Known

When something really exciting happens, what do you do with that? One of the most natural responses to that is to tell people about it. You share your news with others. This reality is what plays out at the end of Colossians 1 as Paul is exhorting the church to...

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Christ-Centered: Thanksgiving and Prayer

This past Sunday we began our sermon series in the book of Colossians and our series titled Christ Centered.  This week we looked at Paul’s introduction to the letter and his thanks and prayer for the Colossian church.  In short, we saw the main idea of the sermon as: Our...

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Prayer

This past weekend we took a Sunday to engage the very important topic of prayer.  We looked at a few different passages to help us understand the foundational aspects of prayer.  We wanted to understand the root dynamics of prayer before ever getting at the practical and tangible aspects of...

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God at Work: Humility

As we continue through the book of Esther, we came to what is arguably the high-water mark of the book.  As the drama climaxes in the ultimate demise of Haman and vindication for Esther and Mordecai.  While the story is quite compelling, we learn a lot about ourselves and our...

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God at Work: Unrewarded Loyalty

As we continue through our sermon series in the book of Esther, we saw the story escalate as Haman laid out the plan to destroy the Jews.  Not only did we see the story escalate, but we saw aspects in the story that speak into our lives.  The main idea...

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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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