- Colossians 4:2-6
The massive question hanging in the air after the resurrection of Jesus is: now what? Jesus has won, grace has won, now what? And Jesus answers the question with crystal clarity - mission! This is the first sermon in our series on what it is to be a ’Sent’ people, a people on mission, and explores the call to mission in the Great Commission.
We have a love hate relationship with judgment - we hate the idea that God judges, and yet we love the idea that we could bring justice where there is injustice. Zephaniah is a prophet who wrestled with the judgment of God, and who teaches us how to more deeply trust the just judgment of God.
The end of Habakkuk is absolutely inspiring. But how does he get there? Surprisingly, he gets there because he complains to God, a godly complaining, a complaining that is the product of deep faith. Walk with Habakkuk as we continue this short series on the Minor Prophets.
The Minor Prophets give us tremendous resources for handling the challenges, suffering and pain that comes into our lives. But they are not the normal strategies! Joel has some particularly beautiful - and counter intuitive - guidance for us, and in this sermon, we shrink form his wisdom.
In our culture we often experience hostility and skepticism toward religious ideas - let alone the person of Jesus. How could anyone in a culture like ours overcome their hostility and skepticism and see Jesus for who he really is? As we round out our series on the Holy Spirit, we investigate how he works in our world: he’s the one who reveals spiritual realities to unspiritual people, overcoming the hostilities and skepticism to bring glory to Jesus.