Jonah Pt. 4- The Scandal Of Grace

In this final encounter the book comes full circle. At the beginning it was the story of just two personalities: Jonah and God. After Jonah had run away, the sailors came into the story and then eventually all the people of Nineveh. Now, at the end, we are again back to God and his rebellious prophet. It is always that way. God gives us work to do; the work involves other people. But in the end, when it gets right down to basics, it is always a question of each of us as an individual and God. It is a question of whether or not we have obeyed him. – James Montgomery Boice

Christmas: The Rescue Mission- Secure

I am sure He wouldn’t have loved me for this long if He hadn’t been a changeless Lover.  If He were going to grow weary of me, He would have been tired of me long before now.  If He hadn’t loved me with a love as deep as hell, and as strong as death, He would have turned away from me long ago.  Oh, joy above all joys, to know that I am His everlasting and inalienable inheritance, given to Him by His Father even before the earth existed!  Everlasting love shall be the pillow for my head this night.  – Charles Spurgeon.

Christmas: The Rescue Mission- Search

An “impersonal God” – well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness, inside our own head – better still. A formless life-force surging through us, a vast power which we can tap – best of all. But God Himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps, approaching an infinite speed, the hunter, king, husband – that is quite another matter. There comes a moment when the children who have been playing at burglars hush suddenly: Was that a real footstep in the hall? There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion (“Man’s search for God!”) suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us? – C.S. Lewis

Armed For Battle (Ephesians 6:10-24)

All of our warfare and all of our activity must take place in the context of constant, unceasing prayer. Just as a soldier on the battle line has to keep in constant communication with his general headquarters and his commanding officer, so the Christian who is on the battle line must be in constant communication with his Lord. He might be fully equipped with all the armor, but if he is cut off from personal communication with his own commander, then he will be isolated and vulnerable. – R. C. Sproul

The Gospel Impacted Workplace (Ephesians 6:5-9)

Grace makes us the servants of God while still we are the servants of men: it enables us to do the business of heaven while we are attending to the business of earth: it sanctifies the common duties of life by showing us how to perform them in the light of heaven. – Charles Spurgeon

Below is preview footage of our new video equipment set up. We plan to go live and film consistently starting December 2. The sermon begins around 26:44

The Gospel-Impacted Home (Ephesians 6:1-4)

When a young mother cannot bring herself to discipline her child, when a father will not supply the time or attention to discipline, when the latest childrearing book has made us question whether we should just ignore some improper outburst from a child—in each of these moments we need the straightforward simplicity this Scripture supplies. If we love our children too much to require them to do what is right, then we have not really loved them enough. - Bryan Chapell