November 2015

The Story: The End of Time

As we gather in worship we conclude our journey through The Story.  This weekend we walk into the Book of revelation.  Through this book the Lord calls us to be His faithful people in the midst of a world that is increasingly intolerant of His followers.  All the while the Book of revelation reminds us that […]

The Story: Paul’s Final Days

As we gather in worship we consider the conclusion to Paul’s ministry.  Paul travels throughout Asia Minor sharing the Good News of Jesus.  The results are mixed as some people believe and others scoff.  He encourages the believers to “fight the good fight of faith.”

The Story: Paul’s Mission

As we gather in worship and continue our journey through “The Story,” we hear how St. Paul, once a persecutor of the Church, is now counted among its greatest missionaries.  Often we question whether we are qualified to be one’s who can share the Gospel.  Paul illustrates that all believers as enabled by God to […]

October 2015

The Story: New Beginnings

As we gather in worship we address this week’s chapter of “The Story,” in which we hear how St. Paul brought the Word of God to the lost, offering the promise of life and life eternal that comes only through a relationship with Jesus. On this Festival of the Reformation we hear how important it is […]

The Story: The Hour of Darkness

As we gather in worship, we stand beneath the cross of Jesus.  Chapter 26 of “The Story” directs our attention to the reason Jesus was born of the Virgin.  He came into this world and into our flesh so He could live the perfect life in our stead and die on the cross to forgive our […]

The Story: Jesus, the Son of God

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 25, we are reminded that Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior of the world.  As Jesus proclaims His true identity the leaders of the church seek to destroy Him.  He who comes in the name of the Lord is rejected […]

September 2015

The Story: No Ordinary Man

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 24, Jesus continues His ministry, teaching through parables, performing amazing miracles and in reminding the people that He is the “Bread of Life.”

The Story: Jesus’ Ministry Begins

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 23, Jesus begins His ministry with the intent to seek and save that which is lost.  Through His baptism He is commissioned to preach the Gospel.  In His love He displays His power through words of authority and works of power and […]

The Story: The Birth of the King

As we gather we celebrate Christmas in September.  It feels a little strange, yet as believers in Jesus why not celebrate his birth often?  Without His birth there is no cross.  Without the cross there is no empty tomb.  Without the open tomb there is no eternal life!  Without the birth of Christ, God’s plan […]

The Story: Rebuilding the Walls

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 21, the Lord has called His people out of captivity and back to the Promised Land where they are to rebuild the Temple and the city walls.  Having been given this mission, the people face strong opposition from their surrounding neighbors.  By […]