A Prayer for the Church

John 8:31-36 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Whose Children Jesus’ Opponents Are 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. […]

Free in Christ?

Jeremiah 31:31-34 New International Version (NIV) 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,     “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel     and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant     I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand     to lead them out of Egypt, because […]

Depending on the Holy Spirit

Sermon Audio Philippians 2:1-4 New International Version (NIV) Imitating Christ’s Humility 2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit,if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing […]

Affirmation #4

Sermon Audio Isaiah 61:1-6  (NIV) The Year of the Lord’s Favor 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor     and the day of […]

Affirmation #3

Sermon Audio On Sound Cloud Matthew 22:37-40 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 28:16-20 […]

In Christ Alone

Psalm 130 New International Version (NIV) Psalm 130 A song of ascents. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; 2     Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive     to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness,     so that we can, with reverence, […]

Affirmation #1 Bible

1 Samuel 3:1-10 New International Version (NIV) The Lord Calls Samuel 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was […]