Good God Evil World

Text: Romans 8:16-39 In 1755 on November 1st, All saints day, in Lisbon, Portugal Christians were gathered together in worship when an earthquake struck the city. 85% of the buildings were destroyed. Of course, the churches were the tallest buildings in the city so naturally the greatest loss of life happened there. It’s known as one of the deadliest earthquakes ever recorded. But the day of terror wasn’t over. Forty

A Tale of Two Cities: Is there really a heaven and hell?

Luke 16:19-31   Not to put a damper on our services today, but over the past 30 minutes, while we have been singing and shaking hands and listening to announcements 3,158 people have died (look around you, that almost four times the number of people present today). Can you imagine, if we all dropped dead right now, four times over, and that number just keeps turning over like an odometer

For Greater Glory

Today we end a three week series on Christian Liberty: Week One: How do use my freedom to love my Christian neighbor? It was a call to give up your rights for your neighbor Week Two: How do I use my freedom to Love unbelievers? It was a call to give up your rights for the lost Today: How do I use my freedom to love Christ? It’s a call

Sex, Singleness, and the Sanctity of Marriage.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7   Topic: Marriage and Singleness I’m terrible at opening gifts, mainly because I’m really hard to buy for. Most of the gifts I receive…I just don’t like. My first Christmas with Jenni’s family was horrible because I hadn’t yet learned how to fake excitement. One by one each family member went to her and worriedly asked, “Did TJ like the gift I got him?” Needless to

Come and Walk Among Us

Is there a people group that is calling out to you: “We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.” Will you, like Patrick and so many before and after him, be willing to walk among them?

30 Days of Prayer & Fasting

Starting on March 23 we are asking you to join us in us in a time of focused intimacy with Jesus as we prepare our hearts for Easter. We are asking you to go on a thirty day journey with us. As journeys go, it will be rewarding, but difficult at times. You will journey through the book of Matthew and hear the very words of God Himself. You will

Expat to Expat Diaspora Missiology

She was dressed in her traditional hijab; the thin blue veil covered everything except for her eyes. I noticed that she was with a group of women who were walking towards the exit of a local Wal-Mart. It just so happened that as this group of Muslim women was exiting, an Indian couple was entering. They were middle-aged and obviously not locals. She wore a sari and he a sarong.