Current Sermon Series

Join us this Sunday, July 12, as we welcome guest preacher, Russell Jeffares,
with the sermon, “Our Glorious Adoption,” as we look at Romans 8:14-17.

Our summer sermon series, “How Long, O Lord?” will resume on Sunday, July 19.

2020 has been filled with constant reminders that we are a broken people, living in a broken world. Australian wildfires, a global pandemic, instantaneous economic collapse, societal shut-downs, rampant political division, and racial strife have enveloped the landscape of our lives in these months, leaving many of us with a sense of fear, uncertainty, and dread. In addition, many people are dealing with individual realities of grief, relational difficulty, financial instability, and mental or physical health challenges that mark life in a broken world. Where are we to turn in these times?

Lament is the language of faith in the midst of a broken world. Lament is the biblical pattern for the people of God, living in the tension of the the redemption that is already ours through Jesus and the brokenness of our lives and our world, as we await his return to make all things new. The laments of Scripture provide language for honest prayer that we might otherwise be embarrassed to bring before the Lord, and they remind us that He is the Creator and redeemer who can be trusted in the midst of our troubled lives.

This summer, join us, as we learn to lament as individuals and as a congregation, through our sermon series, “How Long O Lord?” For four Sundays, we will consider different Psalms of lament, followed by a four-week study of the book of Lamentations. In addition to our weekly sermons, our Life Groups will be reading and discussing the book Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy by Mark Vroegop. May God give us hope, as we turn toward Him in the grace of lament.


To help you prepare, the scripture for this Sunday will be:
 

Romans 8:14-17 (ESV)

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016).