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  • This Sunday in Ezra 2, we will be looking at the covenant renewal of God's people, by name and function, that every person has a role in the worshipping community.


  • For the next ten weeks we are back in the Old Testament in the book of Ezra. God's people were isolated and in exile for 70 years, and had just returned to Jerusalem (the holy city of God's worship). And in their return, they are questioning their identity as people of God in the midst of strangers.

    Church, we need revival in our spirit and in our community. And Ezra shows us that through worship and through the Word, God's people are formed individually and fused collectively into a single body. There's no more time to wait, the time is now. The Lord is ready to revive and bring healing.


  • This Sunday was the last week of our sermon series on the hardest questions of faith, and we  looked at the objection that the church (and organized religion) has done more damage than good.


  • Why does the Bible say (and Jesus himself say) that He is the only way to heaven? Read through Matthew 7:21-27 devotionally this weekend, and we will see you at church.


  • Can any of us understand the gravity of hell, a complete separation from God and punishment for an imperfect life?

     

    Consider Jesus's words, and be reminded of the good news of the hope of heaven.


  • Can any of us understand the gravity of hell, a complete separation from God and punishment for an imperfect life?

     

    Consider Jesus's words, and be reminded of the good news of the hope of heaven.


  • One of the most challenging objections to the Christian faith is the problem of suffering and evil.

    As we shared last week, these hard questions have both an intellectual and emotional challenge to them.

     

    This will be a great discussion for Christians and non-Christians to consider the origin of evil and suffering, and how the death and resurrection of Jesus give us hope that the end is not as it is at present.


  • Leading into Easter this year, I wanted to have a bit more lead up to why we had such reason to celebrate the resurrection, and why it is such great news for us. God is good, and he is kind, and he works all things for his glory. As we study these questions, through the lens of the death and resurrection of Jesus, we can have great hope and great confidence in God.


  • To wrap up our series on the fruit of the Spirit, guest pastor Jim Kallam will be preaching on the connection between spiritual and emotional health.


  • Gentleness is not a synonym for timidity or cowardice. Gentleness is an active character trait of attitude. It is an approach and lifestyle that builds trust with others while also influencing them towards the life of God.


    Hear the gentleness of God toward us, that we would more perfectly live godly and mercifully to the watching world.