Grief and Guilt (2 Samuel 18:17-33)

Grief and Guilt (2 Samuel 18:17-33)

David’s reaction to his son Absalom’s death is gut-wrenching. For those who have lost someone close to them, a wide range of feelings can accompany grief. One of these is often guilt. We use David’s moment of grief as a springboard for considering the types of guilt we may experience after losing someone.

Lamentations and Jesus

Lamentations and Jesus

As part of our series of looking at how each Bible book finds resolution in Jesus, we examine Lamentations and its themes of godly repentance and the hope which is tied to God’s faithfulness.

War Against the Darkness 2: Angels, Giants and Conquest (Genesis 6:1-4)

War Against the Darkness 2: Angels, Giants and Conquest (Genesis 6:1-4)

In the second lesson in our series exploring spiritual warfare, we take a look at a passage which has been problematic or at least strange for biblical interpreters - the origin of some unusually large people called the Nephilim in Genesis 6. And they actually show up again in and around the land of Canaan when it’s time for the Conquest of the land. So where did these giant people come from? Why are they targeted in the Conquest of Canaan? And what does all this have to do with war in the heavenly realm?

Five Languages of Atonement (Romans 5:6-10)

Five Languages of Atonement (Romans 5:6-10)

Since “Atonement” is one of those words which may strike us as too theological to comprehend, the Bible gives us several “languages” which communicate what atonement means using scenarios we can relate to. We explore 5 of these languages: The Battlefield, The Marketplace, The Temple, The Law Courts, and Exile. And we ask 3 questions of each: Where does this language place me w/out Jesus? Where does this language place Jesus? And where does this language place me once I am in Jesus?

War Against the Darkness 1: Introducing Spiritual Beings (Psalms 82:1-8)

War Against the Darkness 1: Introducing Spiritual Beings (Psalms 82:1-8)

In the first of a series on spiritual beings and spiritual warfare, we introduce the angelic realm. Who are these “sons of God” or “host of heaven”? What is their origin? And what is their purpose? How does God desire to use them?

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 2 (Philippians 4:4-8)

Redeeming our Thoughts: Part 2 (Philippians 4:4-8)

In the second of two sermons, we move beyond diagnosis of the problems with our thinking and work toward the solutions which are available in Christ. If Christ is the redeemer of our entire being, then He is also the redeemer of our minds. We explore 8 categories of thoughts from Philippians 4:8 on which we should be focusing our thinking.