Gospel: My Participation

Passing Through the Waters (1 Peter 3:18-22)

Passing Through the Waters (1 Peter 3:18-22)

The Bible is saturated with water. We scene skip through 5 moments when water plays a huge role in what God is doing…..and then ask what all this has to do with Jesus and with our baptism, in the moment and in the after-effects.

Misfits (Mark 1:14-20)

Misfits (Mark 1:14-20)

They weren’t qualified. They had no business being disciples of a rabbi. But this is by no means the typical rabbi we’re talking about.

We Believe in Jesus (Acts 5:14)

We Believe in Jesus (Acts 5:14)

The early Christians are often simply called “believers.” But when we say we believe, do we really know what we are claiming? Our guest and dear brother Melvin Otey shares what we should mean when we say we believe in Jesus.

Memory: The Supper of Remembrance (Luke 22:14-20)

Memory: The Supper of Remembrance (Luke 22:14-20)

We cap off our series on how the Christian handles Memory by exploring what the weekly sharing of the Lord’s Supper teaches us about our memories. We examine the remembering of our Lord from 3 angles: His Story, My Story, Our Story.

Life on the Vine (John 15:1-17)

Life on the Vine (John 15:1-17)

The implications of life on the Vine of Jesus are exciting. The implications of NOT being connected to Jesus are startling. We explore the multiple aspects of this vine metaphor Jesus uses to describe the contrast of life in Him vs. "life" apart from Him. 

Working Out Your Salvation (Philippians 2:12-18)

Working Out Your Salvation (Philippians 2:12-18)

We tackle the meaning of "work out your salvation" by looking at the surrounding context of Philippians 2.

New Beginnings (Genesis 8:15-22)

New Beginnings (Genesis 8:15-22)

In order to jumpstart 2018, we look at 3 accounts which use almost identical language - one with Noah, one with Abraham, and one with Moses. Each of them occur when God was offering an opportunity for a fresh start. We draw 7 conclusions from the parallels on what spiritual renewal is all about.

Baptism and God's Spirit: 5 Texts (John 3:1-8)

Baptism and God's Spirit: 5 Texts (John 3:1-8)

Why does the Bible so often connect water baptism with the work of the Holy Spirit? And is this the same as "baptism of/by the Holy Spirit"? We explore.

There's Just Something About that Name (Acts 3:13-16)

There's Just Something About that Name (Acts 3:13-16)

We examine the wealth of passages that focus on the name of Jesus - from salvation in His name to prayer in His name to the opposition His name will receive and even how we can be guilty of misusing His name.

The Rechabites (Jeremiah 35:1-19)

The Rechabites (Jeremiah 35:1-19)

We examine an object-lesson that God uses through the prophet Jeremiah to stress the importance of obedience: both the listening and the doing...and we ultimately look at the tough part - the how.