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April 2018

Easter Surprises

The Gospel of John masterfully weaves together how the resurrected Jesus appeared to people in the midst of their grief, failures, fears, and doubts to reveal the peace he secured for them on the cross. The sermon will guide us into celebrating Communion together.




March 2018

The Messiah’s Exaltation

The “Song of the Suffering Servant” recorded in Isaiah 52-53 poetically moves from: (1) The Messiah’s Mission of revealing God’s redemption throughout the world. (2) The Messiah’s Humiliation as a sacrifice for the sins of the world that has wandered away from God. (3) The Messiah’s Exaltation to bring eternal life and restore the broken world. 




The Messiah’s Humiliation

The “Suffering Servant” song of Isaiah 52-53 continues with vivid poetry portraying the humble birth, appearance, rejection, suffering, and death of Messiah to take upon himself our transgressions, even though like sheep we have wandered away from God, to bring us peace. 




Suffering Servant

“Suffering Servant” is this Sunday’s message from Isaiah 52:13-15.




The Cost of CompromiseWe’ll watch the tragic sequence of compromises during Jesus’ trial that led Pilate to change from proclaiming Jesus as innocent to sentencing Jesus to death. Along the way we’ll explore how we can protect ourselves from yielding to what seem like “small” compromises in our lives.

We’ll watch the tragic sequence of compromises during Jesus’ trial that led Pilate to change from proclaiming Jesus as innocent to sentencing Jesus to death. Along the way we’ll explore how we can protect ourselves from yielding to what seem like “small” compromises in our lives.




February 2018

The Seven ‘Meh’-dly Sins

Pastor Josh Raskin, our Student Ministries Pastor will be preaching from Matthew 23:1-7.




See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Think No Evil

We encounter stimuli every day and make decisions based on what we notice and what remains in our thoughts. We have to be careful about what we allow to take hold of our minds because it can become a formidable seduction into temptation. Let us learn together how to guard our hearts and minds so that what our minds dwell on will lead us to life.




It’s a Miracle!

We are blessed to have Torli Krua as our guest speaker this Sunday! Torli is a Director of “Mission Door” ministry with refugees in Boston. He was a refugee, fleeing Liberia during the civil war, before settling in Boston. His work meeting needs, planting churches among refugee communities, and advocating for immigrants has been honored by Congress. His message is: “It’s a Miracle!” from Hebrew 10:16-25.




January 2018

Sexual Sanity

We live in a sexualized society. Ads filled with sexual themes to grasp attention. Pornography shaping people’s view of sex. Sexual harassment in the news every day. Women living in fear of rape. Sexual slavery to meet the whims of customers. How did we get here? What does God have to say? We’ll study God’s vision for the beautiful gift of sex, God’s warning against taking advantage of anyone, and God’s grace that can heal our wounds and change our future.




The Sin Cycle

James vividly describes the “life cycle” of sin that begins with temptation, which evokes our desires, then seduces us to sin, which ultimately leads to death. We’ll explore this tragic progression and learn how to break the sin cycle within our hearts and the destructive generational cycles we might have inherited.