Though we didn’t have a typical full-length sermon on New Year’s Day Sunday, Johnny Vanderhorst did share some thoughts for the year ahead.
Advent, the season of worship leading up to Christmas, is a time of looking ahead, longing for and preparing for Christ our Lord, who has come and is coming again. This year we’re focusing on four Advent themes in Isaiah 40:1-11.
God urges us to “remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated,” because we are all members of Christ’s body (Hebrews 13:3). May Jesus move our hearts and lead us in earnest prayer and action on behalf of our persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ.
Talks and testimones from our 2016 retreat in November, with a theme of “hospitality.”
In this series we’ll look at ourselves—that is, the local church. What does God have in mind for a believer’s relationship to his or her church? What does it mean to belong? Be prepared for some counter-cultural truth!
Our 10-week series “You Can Change” is based on Tim Chester’s book by the same title. Real, lasting, fundamental heart change is entirely possible — but it’s not achievable by pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, grin-and-bear-it types of methods. Heart transformation only becomes possible as we behold Jesus.
Our series “Belonging” considers our identity as inhabitants and citizens of our nation, our identity as citizens of heaven, and our identity as members of a church. We’ve also included “Why Are We Here?” from our first Sunday at the Thompson Barn as a preface to this series.