This weekend, we begin a Christmas series entitled THE FIVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. We will play off the popular song that counts down from 12 to one as we look at the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. This week’s focus is FIVE GOLDEN KINGS.
Before we move into our Christmas series, we’ll study 1 Timothy 6:6-10 and 17-19 and contrast the cultural “good life” with the biblical “good life”. At the close of the message, we’ll ask which of the two roads we’ll choose.
We conclude the DEEP MERCY series by looking at the incredible mercy that God shows to both Jews and Gentiles. The Apostle Paul becomes so overwhelmed as he writes this that he “breaks into song.”
We continue to study Romans 9-11 and God’s DEEP MERCY. We will look at Israel as the Olive Tree and see the symbol for Jews and Christians being grafted together in that tree.
We will continue our series, Deep Mercy, with Romans 11:1-10. Paul will speak to the question of whether God has finally given up on Israel because of their ongoing rebellion. We will see that He hasn't, and how Paul proves that point. We'll also see that Israel's rebellion is rooted in their insistence that the Law and their effort are what brings life. But, "You can't get there from here."
We continue our series on DEEP MERCY and see God’s amazing patience with Israel — and with each of us. It is interesting to study God’s relationship with the Jews during this current crisis in Israel. We are reminded in these chapters that Israel remains His chosen people and someday they will return to Him.
We continue our series on DEEP MERCY by looking at the plan of God for both Jews and Gentiles. We will be reminded that many are still counting on the “wrong ticket” to have a right relationship with God.
We will step back into our study of Romans by starting a new series that will cover Romans 9-11. After reaching the pinnacle of the book in Romans 8, Paul turns his attention to a few more challenging questions before moving into an extended section of practical application. Romans 9-11 will deal with Israel's relationship with the gospel. But woven into that discussion is a series of big questions that all of us need to work through.
In the last message in this series, our focus will be James 5:13-16 as we double down on the "How" of our WALK. We'll move from a general idea of knowing Jesus through the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings to a more practical conversation of working that out in a specific area of our lives.
We will move to our second of three weeks exploring our core value of HIS WORD OUR WALK. This weekend, we'll unpack Philippians 3:7-12. Last week, we looked at the "What" of our walk; that it's about transformation and participation in Christ. This week, we will begin looking at the "How" of our walk as we work through some of the Apostle Paul's most intense thoughts on the topic. As it turns out, Paul had a lot to say about what is truly gain and what is loss.
We will begin a three-week series celebrating and exploring our core value of HIS WORD OUR WALK. This weekend, we'll focus on 2 Corinthians 5:21. As my life verse, I'm excited to share with you the depth of impact it has had in my life and how it can be an anchor verse for anyone who seeks to walk out God's word.
We conclude our study of Romans 8 by looking at the people and things that CANNOT SEPARATE us from the Lord. It is a powerful passage and contains wonderful promises. We will close the service with Holy Communion.