Pastor Chris Seay continued our Lenten series in the story of the Exodus; sharing an important and heartfelt word on God's desire for intimacy with us. We've been raised to merely follow rules, when what God truly wants from us is relationship
Pastor Chris Seay begins a conversation that we pray will guide us through the upcoming season of Lent. How might the weeks ahead be for us an exodus from the pharaohs that have taken hold of our hearts and lives?
Pastor Sean Palmer considered what the story of the paralyzed man and the film Lars And The Real Girl have to teach us about the demands of love, and how communities are called to carry the lost and hurting by way of loving acts that may seem radical, or even foolish, to the world.
Pastor Sean Palmer closed our series in Nehemiah with a challenging message of the nature and purpose of worship. We are designed to orient our lives around worship; but if we choose not to worship God, we will either worship ourselves, or idols that will inevitably devour us.
Pastor Chris Seay continued our series in Nehemiah, considering the various ways he modeled leadership, and how we are a people called into rhythms of curiosity, hospitality, focus, and celebration.
This week, Pastor Sean Palmer follows last week's message by defining what is a wall in our lives. As we examine Nehemiah's story of faithfulness and continue to build our wall, we learn from Nehemiah the need to discover the why.
Pastor Chris Seay continued our series in Nehemiah; considering his story of faithfulness, focus, and leadership in the face of discouragement and conflict. God is calling us to vital and transformative work, individually and collectively, and we cannot allow ourselves to be distracted from that command.
Pastor Sean Palmer continues our engagement with the story of Nehemiah; asking us to consider our goals for the "new year", WHY we make resolutions, and what we can expect as we seek to faithfully follow God's will in the months to come.
Beloved family, we pray blessing and peace upon your Christmas celebrations. As we pause in remembrance of the Incarnation, we're each called to consider anew the implications of Jesus' arrival in our hearts and lives. May this unexpected gift disrupt us. May we be changed in ways that propel us forward in greater faithfulness, hope, and love, throughout the year that lies ahead. God bless you, Ecclesia. Merry Christmas.
Note: No audio this week. Our weekly sermon podcast will return next weekend on 12/31.
Pastor Chris Seay prepared us for the final week of Advent with a message on the kingdoms vying for our hearts; those consumed with wealth, power, and influence, and that of our true King. Living in a world of "Herods", are we prepared to pledge full allegiance to Christ, knowing that he comes to upend a great deal in our hearts and lives?