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December 2020

The Redemption of Scrooge: Hindsight for the Future

This Advent we are examining the idea of redemption in a series called “The Redemption of Scrooge.” Today, we look at Scrooge’s time with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. We see that this ghost gives Scrooge a stern warning about where his life will end.  The final hours of the life of Jesus give us the same warning about what could be. We will look at the passages of Mark 14:32-36 and Matthew 27:45-46.

The Redemption of Scrooge: Hope from Fear

This Advent we are examining the idea of redemption in a series called “The Redemption of Scrooge.” Today we see just how important Nephew Fred is in Scrooge’s transformation. We also explore how God can transform fear into hope.  We will use Matthew 2:13-15 as an example of this of this transformation.

The Redemption of Scrooge: Ghosts of our Past

This week, we continue our examination of the Redemption of Scrooge. Scrooge’s time with the Ghost of Christmas Past is memorable. But what does it mean? We talk about the idea that our past does not define us. In the eyes of God, our past can be wiped clean. We read John 4 to help in this discussion.

November 2020

The Redemption of Scrooge: Bah Humbug!

This Advent we are examining the idea of redemption in a series called “The Redemption of Scrooge.” Today we look at the notion that we are all children of God, all equally worthy of God’s love and grace. We will use Luke 16:19-31 to help us

Commentary for A Flintstones Christmas Carol

Here is our commentary for “A Flintstones Christmas Carol.” This commentary is part of our Sermon series “The Redemption of Scrooge.” Look for the corresponding sermons here on this page. 

Answering Your Questions: “Science and Faith”

This week, we finish up our series examining some of your biggest questions by talking about science and faith. How do they relate? How are they different? We will look to the book of Jonah and Psalm 16:7 for some help.

Answering Your Questions: “Finding Peace in the Midst of Turmoil”

This week we tackle a very common question: “How can I have peace in a world of turmoil?” Paul walks us through what the Bible can tell us in the midst of hardships. We will look at several passages, including: John 14:27 and Romans 5:1.

Answering Your Questions: “Created in Love to have a Thanksgiving Nap”

We continue our series answering the questions you submitted to us. This week is a double header, as we talk about two questions: “What happens when we die—do you go to Jesus directly or do we wait until the second coming?” and “Why did God think to make the universe?”  We will look at several passages including: Eccl. 9:5-6, John 14:1-4, and Isaiah 45:5-7.

Answering Your Questions: “These are the Days of Our Lives”

We kick off a series answering your questions! This week’s question is: “Is my time on earth preset—can anything I do lengthen or shorted that time?” We examine a few passages including: Psalm 139:15-16, Job 14:1-6, and Isaiah 38:5.

October 2020

“’Mask of the Red Death’ and Our Pride”

For the spookiest Sunday of the year, we look at Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Mask of the Red Death.” We examine what this story reflects about our own pride. Then we compared it to what the Bible says about our pride in I Thessalonians 5:1-8.