Paul's Journey

Paul's Journey

The apostle Paul took many journeys in the course of his ministry, but in reality his whole life was a spiritual journey that continually formed and transformed him.  The same is true for all Christians.  And a key point in that journey, a point that must be recognized by any true follower of Christ, is the point of conversion.  This is that moment when the true God collides with the gods we have created for ourselves and we realize that our gods are too weak to change our hearts.  Then the miracle of spiritual light comes to us and we see the truth about Jesus, about ourselves, and about the church.  And once we know that truth we embrace new, selfless relationships and allow God to do His transformative work in us.

Why Die? The Scope of the Cross

Why Die? The Scope of the Cross

The scope of the cross of Christ is so much greater than many Christians realize. The impact of Christ's crucifixion is so much more revolutionary than we might believe or expect. We often speak of Christ's death simply as the atonement for our sins, an event by which we can get our ticket to heaven punched and then just wait for the Gloryland Train to come for us when we die, or when Christ returns...

Elijah and Elisha

Elijah and Elisha

This sermon begins a series on Elijah and Elisha. In I Kings 17 we find Elijah bringing the Word of the Lord to Israel that it would not rain there for three years in punishment for their sinful ways. We also find Elijah being provided for by the hand of God and bringing a widow's son back to life...