Monday, July 16, 2018

The Sermon Arc

Here is the sermon cycle for this summer and fall:

God’s Inexhaustible Pursuit
July 1: Genesis 1 & 2: "The Purpose of our Being"
July 8: Genesis 3: "What Went Wrong?"
July 15: Genesis 15:1-18: "The God Who Walks through Blood"
July 22: Genesis 22:1-14: "God Will Provide"
July 29: Genesis 32:22-52: "The Wrestling God"
August 5: Exodus 12:1-13 & 21-23: "The Effective Blood of the Lamb"
August 12: Exodus 20:1-17: "Love’s Boundaries"
August 19: Exodus 24:1-12: "How Can We Approach the Unapproachable God?"
August 26: Exodus 30:11-16: "A Miraculous Atonement"
September 2: 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 & 11-16: "The Glory of God Among Us"
September 2 9: Isaiah 53: "The God with a Basket"
September 2 16: Ezekiel 34:7-16: "A Shepherd to Care for Us"
September 2 30: Luke 2:8-15: "The God Who Infiltrates"
October 7: Matthew 26:26-29: "A Wedding Proposal"
October 14: Luke 15:11-32: "The God Who is Willing to be Embarrassed"
October 21: John 19:28-30: "It is Finished"
October 28: Revelation 22:17: "An Invitation"

Please join us for Pastor Tom's insightful and inspirational messages!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Come meet our new pastor, Tom Tripp!

Here's what he has planned for sermons this month:

“[Starting July 1,] I want to begin with a series of sermons on God’s Inexhaustible Pursuit. I believe the Bible presents a picture of God as continually (and un-tiringly) pursuing us out of His love for us, so I want to run through 16 or 17 passages from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 (in 16 or 17 weeks) that enable us to see this inexhaustible pursuit of God toward us. I want to begin at Genesis 1 & 2 which describe us being formed in the image of God for relationship with God. I want to present that we are made out of love for love. At the core of our being is a built-in capacity for and longing for relationship with God.” ∼Pastor Tom

July 1: Genesis 1 & 2: “The Purpose of our Being”
July 8: Genesis 3: “What Went Wrong?”
July 15: Genesis 15:1-18: “The God Who Walks through Blood”
July 22: Genesis 22:1-14: “God Will Provide”
July 29: Genesis 32:22-52: “The Wrestling God”

We hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fourth of July Cookout

OK, so it's really more of a cook-in.

Nevertheless, we hope you'll join us in Swain Hall at noon on the Fourth of July for fried chicken, homemade peach crisp, and a patriotic sing-along.  We promise you a good time - and good air conditioning!

Just call us at 623.974.3605 to let us know you're coming - we want to be sure we have enough food!