Contributed on Jan 10, 2016
This is a four week series looking at some hard stories from the bible. In our first week we examine why we need to look into the closet.
Skeletons in God’s Closet, intro They are lurking in of our closets, things that we wished we had never done, words we wished we had never spoken. Families have them, churches have them and individuals have them. Because we all make mistakes. We all have skeletons in our closets. Some ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2016
This message looks at why Ananias and Sapphira had to die after giving half of the price of their field to the early church.
It’s one of those bizarre stories in the Bible that make you scratch your head and say: Huhh? And it’s one of those stories that people sometimes ask me about, it really seems more fitting in the Old Testament than as one of the first stories about the early church in the New ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2016
This sermon looks at the question: How can a loving God send people to hell?
Long before I knew about God’s grace I knew about Gods’ wrath. Long before I had encountered a loving God I knew about the fires of hell. Some of those images came from culture and some came from art. All in all I think I prefer Larson to Michelangelo, but I’m that kind of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2016
This message looks at the story of the Vow of Jephthah, what he could learn looking back, and what we can learn looking ahead.
A Tough Promise to Keep Have you ever made a promise you regretted? Given your word and then realized the price was way too high but couldn’t find a graceful way to back out? Happened different times in the bible. Herod had John the Baptist arrested because John wouldn’t stop ...read more