We were privileged today to have our ruling elder Abraham Lee preach God’s Word to us. His text was Gen 29 – the story of Jacob negotiating with uncle Laban and experiencing 20+ years of “problems” that he never anticipated. Yet in all these “problems” and “issues”, God was working to conform Jacob into the […]
3rd Sunday of Advent
Magnificat: Mary’s Song- Luke 1:39-55 (S
The second Sunday of Advent Pastor Dan explores on of the best known and well loved ‘songs’ in all Scripture: Mary’s Song which we also know as the “Magnificat”. Mary’s entire being erupting in adoration, in wonder, in praise, in glorifying the Lord of Hosts who has blessed not only she- a humble peasant teenager […]
Be Ready- Matt 15:1-13 (Whalen)
You can have a lot of things right; be in the right place; be with the right people… but you might still not really ‘be ready’. In the parable in Matthew 25 10 virgins were had so much in common, yet only 5 entered the chamber of the bridegroom for the wedding celebration. 5 others […]
Seek the Welfare of Your City- Jer 29:1-...
How are we to relate to where we live? We get a pretty good sense when we read Jeremiah. The Jews were ‘captives’ in Babylon- a representation of the God-hating world -yet Jeremiah encourages them to… ‘ settle down… plant gardens and eat the produce…give your sons and daughters in marriage… have grandchildren…’ . They […]
Can I Have a Witness?- John 1:29-42 (Lon...
Its can surprise us when we get animated or emotional about a team or personality that we really care about or want to win. We can equally turn into a negative naysayer about people we don’t care about. John the Baptizer demonstrates a similar disposition: he was anxiously looking for the Messiah and when he […]
The Unshakable Kingdom – Heb 12:25-29 (S
Why should anyone believe? Why should the Bible’s claims get our attention and action? Pastor Dan addresses these questions in the last in his series on The Kingdom of God.
True Riches of the Kingdom – Mark 10:17-
The passage that Pastor Dan preaches on today in not primarily about wealth, but about anything that keeps you and me from following Jesus with our entire being. What is it for you: money, family, sex, power…? This is the story of the rich young man. But notice as we read that the fact of his […]