All posts by John Leafgren

When You Suffer for the Cause of Christ – 1 Peter 4:12-29 (Scullion)

How does Peter advise Christians under fire to respond. Jim Scullion explains the text in chapter 4 of Peter’s first epistle

Beyond Bartending John 2:1-12 (Lavalette)

Was  Jesus miracle at the wedding in Cana just an illustration of how Jesus helped save a wedding party from embarrassment?   Or were there deeper, more messianic implications in this account from John’s gospel?  Listen as Pastor Lavalette explains the story.

He Saved Us – Titus 3:1-7 (Scullion)

In his letter to Titus, the apostle Paul instructs this pastor what to teach his church.   In our text this week, Titus 3:1-7, we see Paul turn the focus to the life of Christians in the world.

He Saved Us

Grace and Glory – Titus 2:11-15 (Scullion)

Grace and Glory

 

Faith or Law – Galatians 3:1-9 (Oldaker)

What is the beginning of our faith, the continuation of our faith, and the anchor of our faith?   Listen as Pastor Larry Oldaker answers this from Paul’s epistle to the Galatians.

Faith or Law

 

A King Who Saves – 1 Samuel 11:1-15 (Conrow)

Who is able to save us? The Hebrews of Jabesh-gilead, under seige,  feared they would have no rescuer, just as people throughout the ages, beseiged by sin, have also longed for a savior.  For them, King Saul was their answer.  Who is it for us?  Listen as visiting pastor Alan Conrow explains with the text from 1 Samuel 11:1-15.

A King Who Saves

“The Contrarian Gospel” – Galatians 1:10-14 (Oldaker)

We are often drawn to things that are not good for us, or else we reject things that are good. The gospel is an example of the latter and The apostle Paul describes this in his letter to the Galatians.  Listen to the next installation in our series on Galatians by Pastor Oldaker.

The Contrarian Gospel

Bringing Up the Ark – 1 Kings 8:1-21 (Scullion)

In this week’s text, we see the beginning of the ceremony Solomon decreed to bring the ark to the temple just built in Jerusalem.   This is of great historical interest, but even more, it reveals at least three things in the nature of our God.   Listen as our guest preacher Jim Scullion spells this out.

Bringing Up the Ark