You can't really understand Christmas without understanding the Old Testament. And that means you can't truly sing about Christmas without first singing the songs of the Old Testament, the Psalms. And at Christmas time, you've got to sing! This is the first of four sermons based on four different psalms that speak powerfully about the promise and hope of Christmas in a series we've entitled, The Psalms of Christmas. This sermon examines Psalm 2.
As we move fully into the Advent season, this is a fitting conclusion to our series on the Minor Prophets as we explore their understanding of the coming Messiah, based on Micah 5:1-9.
"A Prophet's Thanksgiving" based on Micah 7:14-20
This portion of our worship service called “Out on a Limn*” is designed to give a “visual or practical application” of our main theme for a particular worship service. This “Limn” was part of our series, Major Hits of the Minor Prophets, and you can listen to the accompanying sermon, "Just Believing," by clicking here. *limn–to depict or illustrate visually or in words
Sermon that passionately reminds us that God is a God of justice and desires that His followers fight for social justice, too. Based on Amos 5:10-15, 21-24. To hear the accompanying “Out on a Limn” and to learn more about this part of our worship, click here.
As we celebrate the 14th anniversary of our church, it is a good time to reflect on God's blessings of where we've been, where we are and also to consider the challenge from God's Word (Galatians 6:9-10) for where we are going in the year ahead. To hear the accompanying "Out on a Limn" and to learn more about this part of our worship, click here:
This portion of our worship service called "Out on a Limn*" is designed to give a "visual or practical application" of our main theme for a particular worship service. In this "Limn," Dane first rehearsed a little of the history of how God blessed our church from our earliest days by directing our steps to the Community Center as a worship space. Then, two of our wonderful volunteers, Beth Shaw and Jesus Caban, gave testimonies of what volunteering means to them at River's Edge. This "Limn" was part of our annual "State of the Ministry" Sunday, and you can listen to the sermon for this service by clicking here. *limn--to depict or illustrate visually or in words
How we understand the "Day of the Lord" will be either as a day of judgment OR as a day of deliverance and rejoicing depending on whether we are willing to repent and return to the Lord as described in Joel 2 (and then also quoted by Peter in Acts 2).
While we often think of the minor prophets as only preaching judgment and doom, here we are reminded of the lengths to which God goes to show us his unrelenting love and grace as we turn to him in repentance. Based on Hosea 14:1-9.
New teaching series on the "Major Hits" (key messages) of the Minor Prophets. This first sermon is based on Amos 4:4-12.
Chris Zang, our Director of International Ministries, explores our New Worship priorities based on Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman in John 4:4-18.
Being made new in Christ gives us a new allegiance to God's kingdom based on Mark 12:13-17.
Since all things are made new in Christ, we have a new status to be like Jesus in our humility (Philippians 2:3-4).
The Bible tells us we have been made new in Christ, and this means we now have a new way of serving others. This sermon is based on Romans 7:4-6.
When we become a "new creation" in Christ, we are given a new commandment based on John 13:34-35.
Zach Rallo, Director of Youth Ministries, shares God's Word about the overarching story of Jesus in the Bible based on Hebrews 1:1-5, 8-13.
In this series, we trace the big story of the Bible from cover to cover. This sermon examines the story of Israel using 1 Peter 2:9-10 as our launching pad.
How to deal with the greed that is in our hearts based on 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Sermon based on James 3:13-18 in the series, "Straight from the Heart."
Sermon to help us understand the root of pride in our hearts, based on 1 Peter 5:15-16, in the Straight from the Heart series.