Grace

Messages about Grace

05/24

The door, the Christ, the curse and me

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: curse, Grace, Salvation, sin

A pandemic reveals the far reach of the Fall. Consider what a pandemic might teach us about ourselves and the Christ. Despite the curse, Jesus is found standing at our door…knocking.

Text: Revelation 3:14-22

09/22/19

Evil, suffering & the crisis of faith…even in Gethsemane

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: evil, Grace, redemption, suffering

#1 of 4 in Series:  When Life is Hard and God Seem Cruel

“Where is God!? This timeless question continues to cry for an answer amidst a world filled with evil and suffering. The first of four messages will explore this faith tension of God’s redeeming presence even as one experiences the felt abandonment of God.  Text: Luke 22:39-45

03/24/10

In our messiness, belonging is essential–even in the Upper Room it was messy

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Grace, messiness, story

As we consider our final measurable, one discovers that even in the upper room it was messy-yet a “God story” was being written. Consider the grace-filled invitation of Christ in this messy space.  Text: Acts 9:22, Luke 22:14-27

09/30/18

God is for you!

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: Faithfulness, Grace, journey

“God is for you” easily becomes a nice-sounding cliche. Is it true? Consider this Old Testament story which provides applications for today at how far God will go to prove this truth.  Text: Number 22:22-35

06/17/18

Restoring Lives by Encountering God

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Grace, healing, restoration

An encounter with God’s majesty, transcendence, and holiness brings us quickly to an end of ourselves. Only there, at the end of our “good” efforts, do we experience the restoring, forgiving grace of God. With that restoring grace comes a new orientation and profound mission in life. Isaiah’s encounter with God shows us how God restores lives. Text: Isaiah 6:1-13.

06/03/18

Trip Hazard

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: error, Grace, pride, redemption

King David, was often known as a “man after God’s own heart” yet made grievous and very costly mistakes. Consider God’s grace in the midst of David’s humanity at such a time and the application this provides today.  Text: 2 Samuel 24:1-25

03/04/18

A Study of the Hebrew Tabernacle

Speaker: Leon Hurst
Topics: atonement, Grace, holiness

The infinitely Holy God comes to dwell among the people of Israel.   Text: Hebrews 9, Exodus 25-27, Leviticus 24:1-9

02/04/18

Restocking our fridge…blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness

Speaker: J. Carl Sensenig
Topics: Grace, journey, transformation

We are brought into right relationship with God through the transforming grace of Jesus Christ. Yet we know that there is unfinished work in our own lives, and much is awry in our world. We follow Jesus in obedience and in the hope of the coming perfection.  Text: Matthew 5:6.