Posts with the category “sermon-series”
Seeing Is Believing: Returning to John's Gospel
by David Schrock on February 2nd, 2022
In the Spring of 2020, we began a new sermon series on the Gospel of John. Little did we know that things would get really weird in March of that year, when the onslaught of Covid-19 led us to stop gathering for eight weeks. During that time and after, we looked at Psalm 90–106 and Joel. Thereafter, we studied Daniel, 1 Peter, and Proverbs 1–9, to name a few. Yet, it has always been the hope to re...
The Lamb of God
by David Schrock on September 24th, 2021
I once heard it said that the Passover instructions found in Exodus 12 are like planning a family reunion as your house burns down. Imagine the oddity—the absolute insanity!—of setting your children down at the kitchen table as flames engulf your house and telling them, “Get out your notebooks. I have a few things to say. At this time next year, we are going to gather our family to remember this e...
by David Schrock on September 17th, 2021
God said what? He told his servant Abraham to go and sacrifice his son, only son, Isaac, the one whom he loved. And did he? Is that what God requires? Why would God do that? And why would Abraham obey?If the conversation about Genesis 22 is challenging, imagine how difficult the conversation between father and son was between aged Abraham and Isaac, his teenage son. As they walked for three days t...
It is Finished: Beholding the Cross of Christ From All of Scripture
by David Schrock on September 9th, 2021
. . . it is vital to understand what Christ did on the cross and what it means when Christ said on the cross, “It is finished” (John 19:30). To that end our church is beginning a sermon series this Sunday which will look at the cross and all the ways that John shows Christ’s death as fulfilling Scripture.
The House that Wisdom Built (Proverbs 8:1-36)
by David Schrock on August 27th, 2021
Wisdom rises or falls in relationship to God. As we have seen throughout Proverbs 1–9, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And any attempt to live without God will result in folly and futility. Even the smartest, the strongest, and most skilled are only building on sand when they deny or ignore their all-wise Creator.
Get Wisdom: The Beginning of a New Sermon Series
by David Schrock on July 2nd, 2021
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Proverbs 4:7 In Proverbs, wisdom is likened to precious metals and pleasant fruit (3:13–18), it is personified as a radiant woman (9:1–12), and it is offered as a way of everlasting life and immediate beauty (3:21–22). In short, wisdom is to be pursued with intensity, integrity, and endurance. For nothing else in crea...