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Listening to God's Story

As theologian Mike Goheen notes in his book, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story, preaching is an element of worship that deserves special attention. It is a powerful means by which God’s people may be nurtured and empowered for their missional calling.

Every Sunday, we seek to preach Christ and for us this means at least three things: “First, wherever we are in the Biblical story, our preaching will be oriented to and from Christ. The goal of preaching is to make Jesus Christ present. Second, Christ himself comes clothed in the gospel, and so the message is more than words; it is the power of God unto salvation. The message itself becomes the power of God to transform lives.” And third, as Lesslie Newbigin has noted, “The business of the sermon is to bring the hearers face to face with Jesus Christ as he really is.” Jesus is not simply a personal savior. He is Creator, Lord of history, Redeemer of all things, and final Judge.

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May 21 Ascension Day 2020

by: Ron Vanderwell | Scripture: Psalm 24:1-2,7-10

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May 17 Grace Not Judgment

by: John Vriesma | Scripture: Luke 7:36-50

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May 10 Prayer Today - Wanting to be Changed?

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Prayer Today | Scripture: John 5:1-6

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May 3 What Prayer Can Do, Part 2

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Prayer Today | Scripture: Acts 9:34-43, Acts 13:1-3

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Apr 26 What Prayer Can Do

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Prayer Today | Scripture: Acts 1:4-8,12-17,23-26, Acts 4:23-31, Acts 12:1-17

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Apr 19 The Prayer of Surrender

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Prayer Today | Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15

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Apr 12 Jesus Returns

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Easter | Scripture: Matthew 28:1-8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

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Apr 9 Jesus Cares

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Lent | Scripture: John 15:9-19, Isaiah 53:4-10

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Apr 5 Palm Sunday Showdown

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Lent | Scripture: Mark 11:1-11

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Mar 29 The Trouble with Trust

by: Ron Vanderwell | Series: Lent | Scripture: Matthew 6:31-34, Philippians 4:4-7