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September 17, 2017

The Charismatic Community

The Charismatic Community

Perhaps the greatest privilege that God’s people have enjoyed since the coming of Jesus is the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit indwells every believer and has been given to satisfy the thirst of our souls through Spirit-empowered worship and fellowship. As the Spirit fills God’s people, a credible gospel community is formed.

March 5, 2017

Be Filled by the Spirit

Be Filled by the Spirit

Because of the great privileges that have been bestowed on Christians, we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in certain ways. We should live wisely, capitalizing on the opportunity to make a difference in an evil world. We should live with understanding, knowing how to discern the will of God in every matter. And most […]

October 23, 2016

The Holy Spirit of Promise

The Holy Spirit of Promise

God has made known his plan of bringing everything into unity in his Son, Jesus Christ. Now we are told how God will bring that plan to pass. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God will make good on his promise by bringing his people to faith and giving them a taste of the […]

September 4, 2016

Made for Worship

Made for Worship

Proper worship must begin with God—who he is and what he has done for us. Only then can we offer a proper response of worship. Until we receive from God what he has determined to give, our worship will be improper, focused mainly on ourselves and limited in its scope. And with ourselves at the […]

August 28, 2016

Saved by Signs of Grace

Saved by Signs of Grace

Salvation is entirely due to God’s free grace. Human effort receives no credit. But throughout history God has been pleased to communicate his grace to his people through physical, visible signs. Although we may be tempted to worship the signs rather than that which they signify, we must not make the opposite mistake of despising […]

August 7, 2016

Wonderful Worship

Wonderful Worship

As the Psalms of Ascents come to a close, we hear the call to worship and are given the basic elements of what worship is and how it is to be done. Far from being a boring ritual, the worship of God ought to be a joy-filled celebration of who God is and what he […]

May 15, 2016

Why We Worship

Why We Worship

God’s people are supposed to look forward to worshiping him together. Although God commands his people to worship him, he also gives them all the reason they need to worship him with joy. And when God’s people find delight in worshiping God, the world is drawn into this worship as well, so that everyone is […]

May 1, 2016

Longing for Home

Longing for Home

For the Christian, the world is not our home so we can never become comfortable with life here. We live East of Eden, in a place that cannot achieve peace but is quick to go to war. The Christian sojourner is a frequent target. But salvation will come in the truth of God that, like […]

July 26, 2015

Worship in a Better Sanctuary

Worship in a Better Sanctuary

A sanctuary is a holy place. In the Old Testament it was the specific place where God revealed his presence. But the tabernacle and temple of the Israelites were only replicas of the true sanctuary. The work of Jesus opened up access for us to the actual presence of God – the True Sanctuary. Hebrews […]

May 24, 2015

A Conversation with Jesus

A Conversation with Jesus

Jesus’s conversation with the Samaritan woman is filled with historical, religious, and cultural allusions. Once we are familiar with these pieces, it will help us better understand the dialogue. Pastor Clint follows the movement of the conversation from skepticism to belief and considers the implications of two spiritual principles that Jesus introduced, Living Water and […]