The Life of Bathsheba

Bathsheba is a mysterious figure, an almost blank slate whose actions are not always explained in the biblical record. The interpretations we have of her may say more about the men who wrote those interpretations than about Bathsheba herself. In this Sunday’s sermon, Pastor Carolyn Hansen will discuss “The Life of Bathsheba,” wife of David, mother of Solomon, and ancestor of Jesus—and what she can teach us today. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday!

A Man After God’s Own Heart

Continuing our sermon series on Bible characters, Pastor Wayne will preach on David this Sunday. David was perhaps the greatest of all the kings of Israel. He built up a large Kingdom; his desire was to follow the Lord. Even after he faltered, he eventually returned to the Lord with a broken spirit. There are great lessons for us in observing his spiritual journey.

We hope to see you Sunday morning!

Moses the Law Giver

We’re continuing our sermon series on men and women of the Bible. And certainly one of the most important characters in the Bible was Moses.  He led the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt, and to the very edge of the Promised Land.  He gave God’s chosen people the law of God that reflected the will of God.  He was another imperfect man that was used by God in a mighty way.  While God may not speak to us through a burning bush, there are some important lessons to be learned from this man of God.

The Scarlet Cord

Rahab the prostitute is one of the women with questionable pasts who are part of the lineage of Jesus Christ. Her story is dramatic and inspiring—and is the topic of Sunday’s sermon in our series on Men and Women of the Bible. Join us at 9:30 a.m. for our sermon titled Be Strong and Courageous.

The Integrity of Joseph

Our upcoming sermon on October 10 is about Joseph, one of the youngest sons of Jacob. His older half brothers were jealous of him.  They threw him in a pit and eventually sold him slave traders headed for Egypt.  He was a man that faced many struggles, but God’s hand was upon him.  His hardships did not lead him to bitterness, but instead to a godly character. The integrity of his life can help to mold us as well.

Who was Tamar?

If you tend to skip over the “begats” in the Bible, you may miss some fascinating stories. In Matthew’s gospel, nearly 50 people are named as Jesus’ ancestors. Surprisingly, that list includes five women. (No women were included in the genealogy given by Luke.) Even more surprising, only one of the five, Jesus’ mother Mary, was Jewish. This week, we will hear about Tamar, the first woman mentioned in Matthew’s genealogy in our sermon on “Deception: How Tamar Became An Unlikely Heroine” using Genesis 38 as the text. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday!

Lessons from Abraham

On Sunday, September 26, we are starting a new sermon series on men and women of the Bible. Abraham is first.

To the Jews, Abraham was their biological father; to Christians, he is a spiritual father. He was not perfect, but he was called a friend of God. His spiritual pilgrimage began when God told him to leave Ur and go to the place where He was going to lead. There are important applications for us for we are called to a similar journey.

We hope to see you at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday!

How to stop worrying

The serenity prayer says: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Jesus told us not to worry and to simply trust in God to take care of us. In Philippians, Paul tells us how he learned to avoid worry and to be content in all circumstances. This week, Dr. Wayne Cook’s sermon is titled “How to Stop Worrying” with Philippians 4:1-15 as the text.

If you need transportation to and from church on Sunday, please call 376-106-0853 during our weekly office hours, 8:30 to 4:30 Tuesday through Friday and we will arrange a ride for you.

What are you waiting for?

It often seems that the happiest people are the ones who live in anticipation. Those who live in the past are disappointed by the present. They prefer the good old days. But those who foresee a better future and work toward it have purpose and joy. The apostle Paul tells us about the future that “we eagerly await” in his letter to the Philippians. This week, Associate Pastor Carolyn Hansen’s sermon is titled “What Are You Waiting For?” with Philippians 3:17-21 as the text.

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