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    December 10, 2017
    Advent Scripture:
    Isaiah 40:1-11
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    In Isaiah's time, Israel had a long, persistent history rebellion, immorality, cruelty to the poor, and idolatry. By the time we get to Isaiah 40, Israel was about to be destroyed as a nation. Life was insecure, with maj...
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Sun, Jun 16, 2013
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52 mins 4 secs
Just before Christ ascended into heaven, his disciples asked, (Acts 1:6) “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom…” The kingdom they were wondering about was the kingdom in which Jesus Christ would be universally acknowledged as King of kings and Lord of lords.  They were longing for the physical, earthly, Messianic Kingdom.  In Scripture, the “kingdom” is presented in three ways.  There is a universal kingdom in which God is presented as the sovereign ruler of the world from beginning to end (Psalm 145:10-13) “All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD… they shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power… Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your domain endures throughout all generations.”  There is also a spiritual kingdom in which Christ rules as Lord and king in the hearts of redeemed believers (Col. 1:13) “He [God] has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.”  But there is also a messianic kingdom in which Christ rules as king in a literal and physical realm here on earth (2Sam. 7:12-13) “I will raise up your offspring after you [David], who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom… I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.” This morning we will be focusing in on the Messianic kingdom, but if we wish to accurately understand the kingdom, the journey starts by accurately understanding the King.
The Names of God
Sun, Jun 16, 2013
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20 mins 30 secs
Standalone Messages
Sun, Jun 09, 2013
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54 mins 4 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Since the days of the disciples, people have wondered WHEN Christ would return and establish his Kingdom.  (Matt. 24:3) “As he [Jesus] sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately saying, ‘Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus’ response was summarized a few verses later. (Matt. 24:36) “Concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” It seems clear from that text that we don’t know, and can’t know when Christ will return.  If that’s the case, what should we do while we wait?  The answer to that can be found in Matthew 6.  There we find that we are not supposed to PREDICT his coming, nor are we supposed to swing the pendulum and simply IGNORE his coming.  Instead, Jesus taught us to PRAY for his coming.  We are to pray for his return; pray that his Kingdom would come. 
The Names of God
Sun, Jun 09, 2013
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17 mins 55 secs
Speaker: Nic Higgins - We often choose names today based on how they sound, originality, or maybe to keep with family tradition. Names today are not chosen or viewed with the same significance as they were during the days of the Old Testament. Remember names like Noah (rest), Shem (name), Abraham (father of many nations). Even in the New Testament we see examples of the importance of names, like when Jesus changes Simon’s name to Peter. So as we begin to discover a few of the names that are given in Scripture of God, we do so in a way that will intimately intersect with our lives. You see, when God revealed His name to His people, He didn’t do so at an arms-length and with basic academia. God’s names are revealed through narrative. And so it will be with you, if you allow the Lord to reveal Himself to you.
Standalone Messages
Sun, Jun 02, 2013
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47 mins 51 secs
Speaker: Jonathan Albright - Crisis crushes, and in its crushing, two otherwise neglected operating principles suddenly kick in: urgency and simplicity.  When people discover that they don't have long to live, for example, their relationships with loved ones take center stage and their schedules become simplified.  They don't pull out a croquet game or start landscaping the backyard. Instead, they grab the essentials and head for cover immediately! Being short on time clarifies what is essential and of utmost importance. Scripture treats the end of time in the same way.  Over and over again it reminds us that the time is short or that the end is near, and in this passage this morning we are brought face to face with essential actions we must take in response to the reality of the return of our Savior.
Gospel Defined
Sun, Jun 02, 2013
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23 mins 29 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - The airport atrium was packed with people. Many had signs, others were holding balloons. It was a party...and the guest of honor hadn’t even arrived yet. Our friends were bringing their son home from Russia, and we were part of his first ever gotcha party. Adoption is an incredibly beautiful picture. In a few short seconds you can get a glimpse of costly deep sacrificial love, a life-altering new relationship and unbelievable joy all wrapped up in a new family. As sinners, we are without a family--lost in far off hostility from our Creator, but the gospel defined tells us that God offers adoption--sonship to His people. Adoption is God’s work in making sinners members of His family.
Beginning - Genesis 1-12
Sun, May 26, 2013
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1 hr 8 mins 43 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Today, we continue our study in the book of Genesis. In chapter 11, we see the unified population of humanity bound together in defiance against God.  He had commissioned them to disperse and fill the earth.  He had commanded them to scatter and display his image throughout creation.  Yet in their pride and arrogance, they disregarded God’s will and decided to build a city that would exalt their name.  They settled and clumped together at Babel and attempted to build a tower that would elevate them to the heavens.  The people of earth were set on building a nation and a name for themselves. But that is not why man was created.  In Isaiah 43:7, God says, “Whom I have created for my glory.” You see, man was created to exalt God’s name.  He was given the breath of life so that he could declare God’s greatness.  So the Lord came down and confused the languages of man.  He caused them to scatter across the face of the earth and abandon their idolatrous project at Babel.  Out of the dispersed people God decided to make a nation for himself.  He would consecrate a people who would declare his name to the world. In Genesis chapter 12, we are introduced to a man named Abram.  He would be called by God, and through obedient faith he would become the father of a new nation – a nation known to this day as Israel.  They would be a lighthouse to the world.  They would be the people from whom the Messiah would come.  
Gospel Defined
Sun, May 26, 2013
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23 mins 26 secs
Speaker: Jon Kopp - Everyone loves babies. There is something unique about seeing new life and first steps and God’s handiwork all in a tiny little package. The noises they make, their determination to eat, their movements, and even their clutch to their mom capture stares and sighs from even the most rugged around us. Signs of new life are beautiful. Birth is a very interesting picture that God uses to describe what happens when He gives life to dead sinners. It’s called being born again, and the gospel defined says that for those that are dead in their sin running hard away from Him, God can and does make us alive to respond to Him. That is regeneration and conversion.
Beginning - Genesis 1-12
Sun, May 19, 2013
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1 hr 8 mins 21 secs
This morning, we return back to our study through the book of Genesis. Even after a warning the size of a world-wide flood, mankind still spurned God’s commands and rebelled against his created designs. It turns out that humanity was no better after the deluge than they were before. In today’s text, the sons of Adam think they know what’s best for their lives. Instead of scattering and filling the earth with the image of God, they decide to converge on the plains of Shinar. They plan to build a tower and a city that will magnify their name. They even think that such a project will exalt them to the place of God. The irony is that what men most desired would have destroyed them, and what they most dreaded would prove to be part of their deliverance. The Lord would prevent the unbridled unification of godless society and instead He would separate nations across the face of the earth...but not without a guiding light of hope and salvation.
Standalone Messages
Sun, May 19, 2013
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26 mins 24 secs
Pastor Lukus leads a family meeting.