A Man’s House is the Lord’s Castle (1 Peter 2: 18-3:7).

Sermon preview: I recall hearing the phrase “a man’s house is his castle” as I was growing up. Peter takes a very different view as to who is King in the family and home. Come hear how Peter addresses how family life is actually a testimony to the world about...
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Your Chosen Identity (1 Peter 2: 4-10)

“You are following a reject.” There was a time in the life of many of us when someone saying that would cause embarrassment or shame. A rejected person is a “loser” in the minds of most people. Most of us do not even want to pick the losing team in a hockey pool- never mind...
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How Do Christians Obey God?

Last week we asked the question of if a believer could live any way they desired and still be confident of their salvation. It seemed, though, to precipitate this question: how does a Christian obey? Personally, one of my biggest struggles is the crushing thought that I’m just...
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Does the Cross Mean I Don’t Need to Obey?

Is it possible that the Christian can live any way they’d like, and still be saved? The idea behind that question is, “Jesus paid it all; it is finished, and my salvation is secure”. So, is it possible? – No. It’s a false question, attempting to give dangerous consolation, or to...
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How Can a Good God Allow Suffering?

A question that seems to stump and puzzle many – even the most resolute of Christians – is how a good God can exist with a world filled with so much pain. How can God allow miscarriages, diseases in children, unexpected deaths, wars, fighting among spouses, divorces, loneliness,...
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What does it mean to be the “Church”?

One of – if not my favorite – pieces of theology is the study of the Church. It’s a rather endless venture to look at the breadth of what the Church is, and the depth of promises given to it alone, but we looked at a small portion of it last Sunday. As we concluded our study on...
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What does it mean to be a “community” church?

J.I. Packer once said that somewhere along the line we’ve replaced the gospel message with something far too therapeutic. That is, he says, “It fails to make men God-centered in their thoughts and God-fearing in their hearts because this is not primarily what it is trying to...
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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

King David once wrote, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Isn’t that a wonderful and beautiful thought? Every life, whether in the in womb, freshly born, young, old, or moments from their last breath, is made with intimate care and love by...
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What is Grace?

If you read our blog on what the Gospel is, you’ll know that we started a series focusing on the words “Gospel”, “Grace”, “Community”, and “Church”. The next week we then we sought to look at grace, and while we all know what...
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