Arrival at Last Psalm 122
February 23, 2020 Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
The pilgrim, having arrived, is gripped by praise, the place, and peace.
Joining with the Persecuted Church
Jeremiah 38: 1-13 Hebrews 13: 1-9
February 16, 2020 Rev. Jonathan Holst
Persecuted believers are to be called to mind with compassion and sympathy as if you were suffering with them. Pray for them.
The Door John 10: 7 – 10
February 2, 2020 Rev. Richard R. Gerber
You’re outside — cold and wet. How wonderful to come through the door into your home. It’s warm and welcoming. Jesus is the door of welcome into the household of God.
Giver, Redeemer, Purifier Titus 2: 14
January 26, 2020 Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
Jesus gives himself for his people. Jesus makes those he rescued from evil his treasure. Jesus makes us God’s people that we might act like God’s people – zealous for good works.
The House That Christ Builds 1 Corinthians 12: 12 – 31
January 12, 2020 Rev. Richard R. Gerber
The Lord designs and builds the church. He adds each part as he sees fit. Each addition, sent by him, is to be embraced as needed and useful.
Remember Psalm 78: 11
December 29, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
Psalm 78 calls us to remember God and his mighty works. Failing to remember can have serious consequences, but failing to remember God’s mighty and wondrous works of salvation has the most serious consequences. The Christian life is one of a memory fed and refreshed by God’s mighty work of salvation.
The Appearance of Grace Titus 2: 11 – 14
December 22, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
In the grace that appeared in Jesus Christ, God has broken in and made a mighty demonstration of his power. That grace is your trainer that you might live a self-controlled and godly life.
A Savior Is Given Luke 2: 1 – 20
December 15, 2019. Rev. Richard R. Gerber
God sent the world a rescuer. He doesn’t put a band aid on our gaping wounds. Rescuing his people from sin and death and hell requires that he send his only begotten Son to die as an atoning sacrifice.
The Word John 1: 1 – 18
December 1, 2019. Rev. Richard R. Gerber
Jesus Christ is eternal, a personal being, and divine. He is worthy of your worship.
A Living Sacrifice of Praise Hebrews 13: 15 – 16
November 24, 2019. Rev. Richard R. Gerber
Because of what Jesus Christ has done for you, you are called to live your life as a sacrifice of praise to him.
Deliverance from Sin Matthew 6: 13
November 17, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
The final request in the Lord’s Prayer fixes our eyes on our Father, who is able to protect and deliver us from temptation and evil.
Forgiven, Forgiving Matthew 6: 12
November 10, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
We all need forgiveness. In the 5th petition, we learn that we are debtors to God and one another, but there is hope in a forgiving Father.
The Gospel and Bread Matthew 6: 9 – 13
November 3, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
You can be free from anxiety because you have a Father who cares for you.
The Gospel of Obedience Matthew 6: 9 – 13
October 13, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
As you pray “your will be done,” you may wonder how you can know God’s will. God’s word, the Bible, reveals his heart and his mind – his will. In doing the will of our loving, gracious God there is perfect freedom.
Your Kingdom Come Matthew 6: 9 – 13
September 29, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
God’s kingdom has come. His time of salvation and grace has come. We pray for the full glory of that kingdom to come to us.
Hallowed Be Your Name Matthew 6: 9 – 13
September 8, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
The praise of God is to be your highest desire.
When You Pray Matthew 6: 5 – 9
August 25, 2019. Pastoral Intern Jeremiah Dickinson
Your prayers are shaped by the God to whom you pray.