John 12 is the passage where gentiles, “some Greeks”, asked to see Jesus. What is Jesus’ response? Pastor Alex Young helps explain why Philip responds as he does, and what Jesus response should help us understand about glory: God’s glory.
Psalm 6 is one Psalm that has left many questioning its author or, if it was King David, if he really could have been in such a depressed state. Pastor Croyts, continuing he series in Psalms, pointed out that often when we are in deep dispair it confirms that God is still at work. Yes, that is hard to believe. Better hear Pastor Croyts explain it in his own words.
Some sins appear, at least superficially, to be more easily avoided than others. Think of murder or adultery; these seem to be pretty ordinal. You either commit them or you don’t.* But when the Bible commands us to “put away anger”, hmm, that presents a real problem for us. Anger is an emotion every human being experiences. And every human responds to that emotion, or lives out that emotion is some fashion or another. So what to do? For one, you can listen to Randy’s talk about it.
Have you become paranoid about what “they” know about you – that is, if you spend any time at all online? Well, its been said, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you!” Robert Knuth reminds us of the fact that God know everything, that’s E V E R Y T H I N G about you. His sermon based on Psalm 139 is quite amazing, since in it, the Psalmist, King David, expresses his “pleasure” at being fully known by God. Now, why might that be? You’ll need to listen to learn that.
On what basis should a “Philosophy of Missions” be founded? Pastor Alex Young used Chapter 13 from the Acts of the Apostles to explain. And the elements include: Election, Obedience, Humility and Perseverance in Persecution.
In all the gospel narratives the issue of fear is addressed by Jesus and heavenly messengers (angels). We hear things like “Fear not”, “Do not be afraid!”; “…and the doors were locked because they were afraid.” Fear has been with the human race since the garden of Eden. But what does Easter have to do with fear? In his sermon, Martin Rossol, wants us to recognize that Easter has a lot to do with the fear of being abandoned; the fear of judgement; and the fear of death.
Randy Meyers draws the attention of the congregation to what may not be the most well-known event of Genesis, but arguably one which most explicitly foreshadows the work of Jesus on the Cross. Randy’s hope is that it will lead us to desire to respond to the testing of our faith in a way that grows our confidence in God’s promises.
St Paul’s concern about what people are thinking about hold true, very true, to this day, this age, and this place. What is controlling our thoughts? Who is directing and prioritizing your mind? Pastor Frison shares his thought on St Paul’s words from his letter to the Phillipians.