Church Cancelled for Feb 14, 2016

Church is cancelled for Feb 14, 2016 because of a predicted glaze of ice on the roads during church-service times.  We recommend staying at home until afternoon when the roads are predicted to be free of ice.   Here is the weather advisory: Winter Weather Advisory in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST Sunday... The National Weather… [more]

Church Cancelled for Feb 14, 2016 Church Cancelled for Feb 14, 2016

Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 4: Job’s Redeemer—and Ours!

Intro and Recap Last week, we explored what God works through the suffering we experience, realizing that at suffering’s deepest root is sin. Nonetheless, God will work what we suffer for our eternal good, just as He worked our salvation through His Son’s suffering on the cross (Romans 8:28, John 3:16). Through faith, then, the Christian approaches… [more]

Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 4: Job’s Redeemer—and Ours! Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 4: Job’s Redeemer—and Ours!

Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 3: Counsel from Job’s Friends

Intro We now explore the counsel of three friends of Job. As a backdrop, realizing that Job comes to us in to form of poetry, and also as a story, we should ask, “Why are three friends, not two or four, giving their counsel to Job?” If we look at job as “history,” we would say that three friends counseled Job because three friends actually… [more]

Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 3: Counsel from Job’s Friends Suffering Through the Lenses of Job, Lesson 3: Counsel from Job’s Friends

Luke 23:33-34: Father, Forgive Them, For They Don’t Know What They are Doing

Epitaphs: carved into stone, whittled in wood, burnished into bronze. They’re a message for someone to read, long after the bodies below them are dust and ash, and the memories are faded and no longer shine. Gravestones may read: Loving Mother and Faithful Wife; He Gave His Life Defending His Country; Beloved Daughter.   In prose and… [more]

Luke 23:33-34: Father, Forgive Them, For They Don’t Know What They are Doing Luke 23:33-34: Father, Forgive Them, For They Don't Know What They are Doing

Our Focus During Lent: Final Words From the Cross

This year, our midweek Lenten services and sermons will have this focus: Jesus' Final Words from the Cross. Each "word" (sentence) will shape each midweek service, although every service will have a traditional, liturgical form.   Here are the Scripture readings and focus for each service: February 10: Ash Wednesday: “Forgive”:… [more]

Our Focus During Lent: Final Words From the Cross Our Focus During Lent: Final Words From the Cross