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The Feast

Dr. Branson Parler

The End of Faith Alone

Dr. Branson Parler Today is Reformation Sunday. The Reformers were known for their insistence onsola fide,that we are justified by faith alone. James, however, appears to contradict this in his letter. Today we will think about the centrality of justification by faith alone while also remembering that faith alone is not an end in itself.…
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Who Are We…?

Pastor Tim Meendering We are celebrating 20 years of ministry together today and as we do so, we will turn to God’s covenant with David in 1 Samuel 7 for God’s perspective. David said, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me thus far?” As your pastor…
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God Thirst

Pastor Tim Meendering Every Christ-follower will struggle through seasons of thirst or spiritual dehydration. Psalms 42 and 43 will help us to understand some of the causes and the cure.

Christ & Criticism

Pastor Tim Meendering The giving and receiving of criticism will often be harmful and avoided but the Bible shows us that criticism can be wisely received and given so that it gives life rather than tears down. God’s Word will show us the way to thrive with good criticism in our marriages and other relationships.

The Power of Jesus in Your Story

Pastor Tim Meendering When Jesus forces the demons out of a man and into a couple of thousand pigs, we see his great saving power for anyone and at the same time, we will see the power of sharing our story of Jesus’ mercy.

What Can I Say?

Pastor Tim Meendering One of the greatest temptations for our sinful hearts is to use our tongues in ways that tear down rather than to build up. Our look at Scripture this morning will help us to understand why this happens and then equip and encourage us to speak words of life.

Redeemed to Redeem

Pastor Tim Meendering Isaiah 61 provides a glorious description of Jesus’ ministry and at the same time, it shows us the way for our work and ministry. As we begin this new fall season of ministry together, we will see how we are “redeemed to redeem our community” and called to take up our post…
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Hope and Disappointment

Pastor Tim Meendering We all struggle through times and even seasons of deep disappointment. Jacob and Leah’s story will reveal some factors that make these times worse and how God works to lead us out into hope.

Salvation Out of Darkness

Jake Parks This morning Jake Parks, our intern from Western Seminary, will spend time in Genesis 45:1-15 helping us to explore the story of Joseph’s reconciliation with his brothers who sold him into slavery. We will specifically examine what it means for us that Joseph consistently makes the claim that God was working through his…
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