Reputation Transformation

After a few years of listening, learning and preparation, Paul decides to pay a visit to Peter in Jerusalem. This surprise visit must have been quite a shock to Peter, but the men spend 15 days getting to know one another and hearing each others’ stories. We find out that the churches in Judea had […]

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People Pleasers

This was a unique Sunday as we arrived to our church building in the morning only to find that we had no power! For our 8:30 service, we worshiped in the gym using hymnals, a piano, and an acoustic guitar, since it was the room with the most natural light. Sunday School classes then met […]

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Guard Your Gospel

In the opening sentences of his letter to the Galatians, Paul is clear that two themes will be crucial at the outset: apostleship and gospel. In addition to establishing his authority to act as an apostle for the early churches, Paul emphasizes the necessity of guarding the purity of the gospel. Listen in to learn […]

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Skeptics, Nostalgics and Desperate Divers

On Easter Sunday, we take one last look at a few “fresh starts.” In this sermon, we see three different interactions with the resurrected Christ: Thomas, Mary and Peter. Jesus met each of them, exactly where they were, and offered each what they needed to move forward in faith.

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Untouchables

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** About this Series: All of us need A Fresh Start from time to time. Sometimes we suffer the consequences of our own poor choices. Sometimes we suffer because of the choices others make. Sometimes we are the victims of chance, or […]

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Not Strong Enough

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Sampson is one of the strongest people in Scripture, from a physical standpoint. However, from a moral and relational standpoint, his weaknesses are apparent and consistent. This sermon explores the final scenes of his life, including his relationship with Delilah, and […]

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Glorious Light

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** This man went from a persecutor of Christians to a leader among them. Saul got his “fresh start” when Christ met him on the road to Damascus. What can we learn from the life Saul/Paul lived before and after his enlightening […]

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Stealing Sheep

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Strangely enough, one of the people who needs a “fresh start” in Scripture is the person about whom Scripture says “he was a man after God’s own heart.” King David had some unprecedented high points in his life, but also a […]

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An Intriguing Invitation

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** While Jesus is just “passing through” Jericho, he spots a man in a tree and invites himself over for a meal. A crazy story? Yes! And one that is packed full of more meaning than the children’s song about the “wee […]

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Bread and Water

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** In this sermon, we will revisit an ancient story of one of the Jewish prophets of the Old Testament. Elijah, under God’s direction, pronounces judgment on the Northern Kingdom of Israel, then flees into seclusion. When he is divinely inspired to […]

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