We Believe in the Life Eternal | 1 Corinthians 15:12-28 | Pastor Lionel Young
“...godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come,” Paul wrote to Timothy (1 Timothy 4:8). As Christians holding tight to the promise of eternal life and living with hope in the present, we are people living in two worlds. And in these intervening years, as we make our way to the far country that will someday be our home—the new heaven and the new earth, God is at work in us. The journey is not wasted. The waiting is not wasted.
We Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins | 1 John 1:5-10 | Pastor Lionel Young
Pastor Lionel Young lays out the simple premise of the doctrine of sin and the enduring promise of forgiveness. Adding in the role of the faith community to encourage those who are struggling, he offers a reminder that we are all sinners, that forgiveness is a gift to everyone, and helping one another is part of what we do as a church community.
We Believe in the Church | Pastor Lionel Young
God is working all over the world, growing the church everywhere. Being part of this “body of Christ” in its local and global forms is essential to the Christian life. In each other, we find relationships that sustain, encourage, and help transform.
The Power of the Spirit | Ephesians 3:14-19 | Pastor Jon Nitta
Paul prays in Ephesians 3 that Christ-followers will “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” And for that we have the Holy Spirit, who pushes that love down deep into our hearts. Pastor Jon Nitta shares how we tap into the power of the Spirit and let him grow our faith and transform our character.
We Believe in Jesus Christ | Matthew 16:13-17 | Pastor Josh Reasoner
Jesus fills the deepest longing of the human experience: a secure love, a strong hope, and a significant purpose. In this sermon, Pastor Josh Reasoner walks through the life of Christ and the 10 lines of the Apostles’ Creed devoted to him to remind us what the Bible has to say about Jesus’ sacrificial work for us.
Father, Almighty, Creator | Pastor Lionel Young
Our understanding of everything—everything—comes back to what we believe about God. Diversity, identity, pleasure, work and rest, injustice and suffering, and on the list could go. The most important fact about anyone, A. W. Tozer wrote, is not what he might say or do in a particular circumstance, but what he “in his deep heart conceives God to be like.”
Here We Stand | 2 Peter 1:12-21 | Pastor Lionel Young
What do we believe, and why is it important that we know the truths we stand on? Pastor Lionel Young answers that question in this introduction to the 8-week series, Credo: Here We Stand. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we take a look at where our feet are planted and what that means for our personal faith and the present and future of the church.