June 2015

The Story: Standing Tall, Falling Hard

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we hear about two men who lead the people of Israel.  These men stand in stark contrast to one another.  Samuel, the prophet/priest, is one who listens to the Lord.  Saul began his reign as king by listening to the Lord, but then forgets to follow the Lord’s leading.  The results of each man’s path also stand in stark contrast.




The Story: The Faith of a Foreign Woman

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we hear how God uses a foreign woman to accomplish His “upper story.”  Ruth, born and raised a Moabite, emerges as a shining example of loyalty and faith.




THE STORY: A Few Good Men…and Women

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we find that the people of Israel have been in the Promised Land for a generation and have already forgotten the Lord.  Because they have wandered they fall into trouble.  The Lord sends Judges to rescue them.  We hear how God calls us to follow Him and grants His repentant people forgiveness when we don’t.




May 2015

The Story: The Battle Begins

As we gather in worship we join with the Children of Israel as they leave the Wilderness to enter into the Promised Land.  As they take possession of this land that was long promised to them by the Lord, Joshua calls to people to a life of faithful ness as he proclaims to the congregation, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”




The Story: Wandering

As we gather to continue our journey through “The Story,” we find ourselves in the Wilderness with the Children of Israel.  On the doorstep to the Promised Land, they question God’s guiding, God’s power and their own faithfulness.  Their journey causes us to pause and examine our journey in the Wilderness of this world as we trust in Jesus to bring us to the Promised Land.




The Story: New Commands and a New Covenant

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we join the Children of Israel as they receive from the Lord His Law.  As we view His holy Law we notice that we fall short of its demands, but we also hear the Good News of Jesus, who lived the Law for us, died to forgive our guilt and rose to open the gates of heaven to all who believe in Him.




Ascension: Power!

As we gather on this day of celebration we praise the Risen Lord Jesus Christ who, through His ascension, is with us always, protecting us and blessing us by His power. It is important that we keep our minds on Him, living as His holy children.




The Story: Deliverance

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we hear how the Lord sends Moses to call the Children of Israel out of the bondage to the Egyptians and sends them on their way to the Promised Land.  In like manner, our heavenly Father sends His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from the bondage of sin and carries us to the Promised Land of heaven.




The Story: Joseph: From Slavery To Deputy Pharoah

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we hear how Joseph falls into times of trouble and unfair treatment.  Yet, he continued to trust in the Lord, believing that the Lord uses all things for good (Romans 8:28).




April 2015

The Story: God Builds A Nation

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we hear how God builds a nation in a most peculiar manner.  As the Lord calls Abraham and Sarah He gives them great promises.  Those same promises are given to us as the Lord calls us to follow Him.