This is the final sermon in ERC’s Lenten series, CO▽EN△NT, on God’s relationship with Abraham. The sacrifice that God asks of Abraham is shocking. To give up his son, his only son, Isaac, would have been heartbreaking. And to give up the son of the promise, God's chosen means to save the entire world, must … Continue reading “Sacrifice”
This is the fourth sermon in ERC’s Lenten series, CO▽EN△NT, on God’s relationship with Abraham. Recommended readings: Genesis 16, Genesis 21:1-21, Galatians 4:21-31, Galatians 5-6.(Sorry for the abrupt ending on this audio file: the communion liturgy followed immediately afterward.) God's story with Abraham intersects with the stories of others in Abraham's life: Sarah, Hagar, Ishmael. … Continue reading “Sons”
This is the third sermon in ERC’s Lenten series, CO▽EN△NT, on God’s relationship with Abraham. The covenant relationship is founded on an agreement or commitment, filled with promises, and marked by a sign. God has committed to being Abram's God, and God has promised to bless Abram and multiply him into multitudes. Now God gives … Continue reading “Sign”
This is the second sermon in ERC’s Lenten series, CO▽EN△NT, on God’s relationship with Abraham. God makes His covenant with Abram in Genesis 15. The central promise God makes in this covenant relationship is offspring for Abram, as many as the stars. But the powerful hinge of this chapter is verse 6: "And he believed … Continue reading “Offspring”
This is the first sermon in ERC's Lenten series, CO▽EN△NT, on God's relationship with Abraham. At 5:33, my batteries died. Sorry for the clicking and silence. You can read God's call of Abram in Genesis 12:1-9. Out of all the people in the world, out of “every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation … Continue reading “Go”
Let today be your restart, your new beginning with God through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. He has removed your sin in the death of His Son Jesus, and just as Jesus rose again to new life, so can you.
Due to winter weather, there will be no church activities held this morning, February 24, 2019.
In the genealogy of Adam's descendants, we see the beginnings of God's victory over death in Christ Jesus.
God finds us where we are, and invites us to repent: to change our lives by changing our minds. God welcomes us back to Him with love, not wrath, ready to show us His unfathomable mercy.
The fall of Adam & Eve (Genesis 3) is the fall of all humanity. We are not now what we ought to be, what God created us to be. Since Adam, we have been dead in sin (Ephesians 2:1). But Jesus Christ has begun the curse's reversal, winning life for all who trust in Him.