Sermons

God’s Assurance of Peace

In this week’s sermon, we look at the theme of peace. Isaiah, The Old Testament prophet, called the promised Messiah the Prince of Peace. But if Jesus is God's assurance of peace, don’t Jesus’ own words about his coming to bring a sword, rather than peace contradict...

Trust in God, Not in Outcomes

Traditionally, the first Sunday of Advent is about hope. So in this week's sermon, we examine the nature of hope. Hope is built on expectation. But how often does reality fall short of our expectations? In this sermon, Peter looks at how believers need to trust in...

Kingdom Prayer

Kingdom prayer is prayer that calls God's kingdom to earth. It is a way of praying that makes requests of God while recognizing that its fulfillment involves my faithful obedience. The most striking example of Kingdom Prayer in the New Testament is the Lord's Prayer....

Interdependence In the Church

In Ephesians Chapter 4, Paul lays out a vision for Christian leadership that values interdependence in the church. Since we tend to evaluate leadership by the skills of individual leaders, Paul asks the church to change paradigms. Rather than trying to create singular...

Showing Mercy to the Least of These

In Matthew 25 Jesus says that he will judge believers according to whether they showed mercy to those at the margins. What is going on here? It seems that Jesus is telling believers that they must treat others like family. Since the church is a family its members...

Proclaiming the Gospel

What does 'Proclaiming the Gospel' Mean? The gospel is the good news of what God has done and is doing in the world. But it is also a way of viewing reality differently. Just as natural eyes see Jesus' death as a failure, eyes of faith see it as God's greatest...

Reconciliation

At times, Christians are not sure if they're supposed to be for justice or reconciliation. After all, God is just, be he is also loving. But biblical justice isn't about retribution, but rather reconciliation. Since God's greatest desire is to restore broken...

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord's Supper This week we'll be starting a new sermon series looking at disciplines that prepare the church for mission. To do this, we'll structure the series around David Fitch's book Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission. The...

The Importance of Church Unity

The Bible says that the church should be unified, but that can be hard in today’s fractured society. In this sermon, Peter Law examines why unity is so important (the church’s unity reflects the collective nature of the three-in-one God) and how individuals must work together in a coordinated way to bring about the church unity necessary for the church’s work to be successful in the world. 

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