Who Do You Stand With?

Reading: 2 Chronicles 24:1-4, 15-19 Dear Friends,  The most famous line from the reformation is Luther saying, “Here I stand.” This bold confidence only comes from who he stands “with”. As we look at the life of King Joash we will explore who he stood with and examine who you stand with as well as […]

Power Of The Reformation

Reading: Exodus 15:1-18 Dear Friends, We know it in our heads but we so often fail to live it out.  God is the power source to any and every reformation. Duh.  But – interestingly – Moses needs to learn this truth.  And God himself graciously instructs him.  Let’s learn and relearn alongside of Moses this morning. Peace, Pastor Dave

God Reforms

Reading: Exodus 3:1-10 Dear Friends, In Exodus 3 and 4 God reforms or promises to reform 7 things.  An 8th reformation is implied.  Interestingly the 8th and most important reformation is resisted. As we consider these mini and very temporary reformations we will consider: how might God be desiring to reform us? Peace, Pastor Dave

The Right Question

Reading: Ephesians 5:15-21 Dear Friends, We get asked to participate, or even lead, a lot of things.  When we get asked we usually ask ourselves some questions.  Today, we will try to simplify the process.  Which one      question will help us say “yes” or “no” to   opportunities. Peace, Pastor Dave

One Thing Necessary

Reading: Liuke 10:38-42 Dear Friends, There are few places where Jesus is more simple and more redirective than these verses.  Wow.  It’s just a couple of verses but we can see ourselves in this story.  We can see ourselves in a bad way.  The words of Jesus leave a little bit of punch to the […]

Number My Days

Psalm 90 Dear Friends, Psalm 90 is all about time.  Moses wrote it and he lived a full, rich 120 years.  He experienced God in amazing ways. It’s a great Psalm, with a lot of rich truths.  This morning, we can boil it down to one simple truth:   Our days are numbered, God’s days are […]

Identity and Aim

Reading: Colossians 3:1-17 Dear Friends, Colossians 3 is awesome.  Paul does just one profound thing.  He reminds us of our identity.  He tells us who we are – in Christ. Identity is important because it informs what we do or don’t do.  So of course, Paul talks about those things today to. Let’s remember and be challenged together. Peace, Pastor […]

Welcome One Another

Readings: Romans 15:5-7 & Luke 11-32 Dear Friends, Paul gives us a short, powerful and (if we really think about) challenging command!Welcome one another.  What does that mean? What does it look like?  Why and how should we do it?  We will cover all of that this morning and celebrate a Jesus that welcomes us.   Peace, Pastor Dave

Actions Matter

Reading:  Matthew 25:31-46 Dear Friends, Actions matter.  Not because they earn us anything or even because of what it reveals about our identity.  Our actions matter  because Jesus spends a lot of time talking about our actions, especially in the final days.  But these verses are not just about our actions, they are also about the […]

Cross and Crown

Reading: Matthew 16:21-28 Dear Friends, Matthew 16 is a turning point in the story.  We learn something important about Jesus.  He isn’t just the Christ, the victor, the one who conquers all.  He’s also the suffering servant, the one that would be tortured and then crucified.  He would suffer as a way of serving and […]