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God’s Promise to Abram and Sarai

Genesis 15 Genesis is a book of origin stories, especially the first 11 chapters. These are stories not primarily about HOW things happened in the past (although we read them…

“The Fall” is Good News

Genesis 3 Each autumn, after Labor Day, as a church we turn our hearts and minds back to the Old Testament and begin another journey through the Bible. From now…

Spiritual Warfare is for Everyone

Ephesians 6:10-17 This morning I want to talk to you about spiritual warfare. To which some of you are saying, “Yes! Finally!” And others of you are saying, “Oh I…

Submit to One Another

Ephesians 5 On Wednesday of this week, we observed the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in all US elections. Before that point, each state decided for…

Keeping the Unity of the Spirit

Ephesians 4 As we continue our journey through Ephesians, this morning we come to chapter 4. The city of Ephesus was hugely influential in the ancient world. Although it all…

God’s “Multi-colored” Wisdom

Ephesians 3 This morning we are picking up in Ephesians, studying chapter 3. Ephesians is a letter of encouragement, probably written in the apostle Paul’s name by one of his…

Themes of Ephesians

Ephesians 1 This morning I am really excited to begin a new series with you, studying the book of Ephesians. We are going to study one chapter per week from…

Our Faith Is Not Magic

Acts 19:11-20 This is our last Sunday in the book of Acts, and we are going to read one of my favorite stories. It’s a short but very rich little…

Fighting Fire with Snow

Acts 15:1-35 We only have two more weeks in our series following the adventures of the early church in the book of Acts. In August we are going to follow…

Conversion and Community

Acts 9:1-31 As we continue following the adventures of the early church, I want to invite you to think this morning about what it takes to change your mind. One…