October 2015

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 […]



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 […]



August 2015

The Story: The Queen of Beauty and Courage

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 20, we find that a young Jewish girl named Esther becomes the wife of King Xerxes.  She becomes influential in saving the Jewish people from destruction as the LORD uses her as an instrument of His hand.



The Story: Daniel in Exile

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 18, the people of the Southern Kingdom (Judah) have been taken into captivity by the powerful Babylonian empire.  While in captivity the Hebrews lived under the hand of oppressors who did not want them to worship the LORD.  However, men like Daniel, […]



The Story: The Kingdoms’ Fall

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  In chapter 17, the people of the Southern Kingdom (Judah), are drifting from their worship of the Lord.  Like the people of the Northern Kingdom (Israel), which followed false gods and ended up defeated by the Assyrians, so the people of Judah do not […]



July 2015

The Story: The King Who Had It All

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  This week we follow David as he establishes his rule over the Children of Israel.  The Lord noticed that David was a man after His heart, but that didn’t mean David was perfect.  When confronted by sin David repented and found in his Lord […]



The Story: The Trials of a King

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  This week we follow David as he establishes his rule over the Children of Israel.  The Lord noticed that David was a man after His heart, but that didn’t mean David was perfect.  When confronted by sin David repented and found in his […]



June 2015

The Story: From Shepherd to King

As we gather in worship we continue our initiative called, “The Story.”  Today we hear how David is called by God to become King of Israel.  However, the time between David’s anointing and his actual coronation is a number of years, which are filled with danger.  It is through David’s relationships with God and Jonathan that […]



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.





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