The Gospel According to Abraham

Many people today hunger for spiritual encounter, but also want to be part of something that is bigger than themselves. The book of Genesis tells the harrowing story of God encountering one man – Abraham – and through his family changing the entire world. He was an unlikely candidate. In fact, he came from the wrong…

That’s My King

For the last six weeks during Lent, we’ve been reflecting on the sin of humanity and Christ’s work on the cross for us. During the Genesis sermon series, we contemplated the lies that Adam and Eve believed about God and about themselves. We learned about Cain’s offering and how it was really for himself. Through the flood we recognized…

Genesis: A Video Overview

As we continue studying the book of Genesis together on Sunday mornings, it is helpful to keep each chapter in perspective as to how it fits into the whole Biblical narrative. Here is a link to a video that is a helpful visual overview of Genesis 1-11. This video is created by The Bible Project,…

Sermon Scraps: True Repentance

Pastor Bobby continued in our Genesis series yesterday and preached from Genesis 4 about Cain and Abel. We learned that Cain was only sorry for himself, not truly repentant for what he had done. Tim Keller wrote this article about repentance, which is helpful as we continue to reflect on how we can have hearts that…

Serving the Image of God

Our church hosted a temporary shelter program for families experiencing homelessness a couple weeks ago. We shared simple moments with the families: waiting for dinner to arrive, cleaning up the kitchen, coloring with the children. These are the mundane moments of day-to-day life . . . and yet our families have been through a lot…

Sermon Scraps: Secrets and Trees

In Pastor Bobby’s sermon yesterday, he referenced Post Secret, which was founded by Frank Warren. Warren received a surprising number of postcards that people had mailed to him with their secrets written on them. Some were silly. Some were serious. Some were shocking. Warren declared: “After seeing thousands of secrets, I understand that sometimes when we believe we are…

Why Am I So Busy?

We often feel too busy, but sometimes we don’t even know why! As we continue to reflect on themes of image, work, and rest in Genesis, check out this article by Tim Chester, a pastor and author in England.

Sabbath Rest

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he rested from all the work…

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