Restoration Rejoicing

After many years and much adversity and afflictions, the returning exiles were able to rebuild the House of God. Upon the completion of the Temple, the people celebrated with worship because it was God that had orchestrated their restoration, while also remembering...

Resuming Restoration (Part 2)

The efforts to rebuild the Temple have undergone a number of ups and downs, starts and stops. But with the favor of King Darius, the people of God can complete their calling. As we study this passage, we learn a number of lessons about God’s providence, our...

Restoration Set-backs

Ezra chapter three ends with celebration as the people of God restore the foundation of the Temple.  But soon after, progress is replaced with discouragement as they are hindered from worshiping God. In our study of Ezra chapter 4 we take a closer look at its message...

Jesus Willingly Suffers (Pt1)

Even before Jesus goes to the cross on Good Friday, plenty of things happen that are significant. In this first message of two that study the events of the Friday that Jesus dies, we find that Jesus willingly endures mistreatment for the sake of saving us from our...

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...