The Gospel-Centered Church

Seven Shared Values: 1. Gospel-Centered 2. Complementarian 3. Continuationist 4. Elder-governed 5. Missions 6. Interdependence 7. Reformed “Every passage of Scripture predicts, prepares for, reflects or results from the person and/or work of Christ.”—Bryan Chapell 1....

Wisdom from Above

James 3:13-18 “Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.” —Benjamin Franklin 1. Who is wise and understanding among you? “The Christian meekness involves a healthy...

The Power of the Tongue

James 3:1-12 The tongue is powerful, destructive, uncontrollable, and revealing. We do not have the ability in and of ourselves to control it; therefore, we must trust Jesus to change our hearts and our speech. 1. The tongue is powerful. 2. The tongue is destructive....

The Ordination of Phil Friesen

Public Ordination Promises: Phil Friesen Do you promise to care for the flock of God, not as a hireling, but as an under shepherd of the Great Shepherd, caring for his sheep as the precious ones for whom he died? (Ezek. 34) Do you, in the presence of God and of Christ...

Making God Our Refuge

Psalm 16 I.  “Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge” (v.1). II.  “Making God our Refuge” means we have (vv.2-8) … A. …a new way to define our “good” and determine our “heroes” (vv.2-4). B. …a new way to evaluate the “boundary lines” that have...

The Resurrection of the Son of God

1 Corinthians 15:3-28 Easter changes everything!  1. The Story of Easter “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in...