Embracing Christ as First

It is one thing for Christians to say that Jesus Christ is first in their lives, but it is a very different matter to live it out.  In this sermon, we take a closer look at Paul’s life as he shares about himself in order to see a number of different ways that...

Go Get’em Jesus!

Our world is full of injustice and the believer can feel at many times, as if there is no recourse but to take matters into his or her own hands.  In this message, Paul instructs us on how to respond in the midst of worldly trials and the anticipation of...

Peculiar Gratitude

Life can be hard.  How can we be thankful to God while we may have various kinds of trials and setbacks in life? We may even conclude in a given situation that there is nothing to be thankful about?  In this message we discover that gratitude can be found, but like a...

The Faith of True Conversion

The book of 1 Thessalonians begins with a wonderful recollection by the Apostle Paul about the conversion and faithful conduct of the church in Thessalonica. It is here that we learn what it means to have a faith of true conversion.  In a time when believers are...

The Church at Smyrna

How do we continue to fight for our faith in a world that opposes Christianity so aggressively?  This is not just a valid question for today, but was on the minds of the church in Smyrna as they faced threats to following Christ.  From Christ’s words to them, we...