Aug 26, 2018
The Steadfast Promise
Isaiah 40:27-31

It's easy to get lost in uncertainty. The people of God are no strangers to having their faith tested and for the Jews that Isaiah writes of in chapter 40, they had every reason to despair. Yet, Isaiah reminds them that God is faithful, God is able, and God has promised. We only need to wait on Him.

WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Aug 26, 2018The Steadfast Promise
    Aug 26, 2018
    The Steadfast Promise
    Isaiah 40:27-31

    It's easy to get lost in uncertainty. The people of God are no strangers to having their faith tested and for the Jews that Isaiah writes of in chapter 40, they had every reason to despair. Yet, Isaiah reminds them that God is faithful, God is able, and God has promised. We only need to wait on Him.

  • Aug 19, 2018The Main Thing
    Aug 19, 2018
    The Main Thing
    1 Corinthians 15:1-8
    Churches today have lots of moving parts. So many that it's easy to drown out the most important thing. No matter how many good things are going on, it's important to keep the main thing, the main thing. Paul communicated as of first importance the gospel: the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, and so should we.
  • Aug 12, 2018Love Is Greater Than Gifts
    Aug 12, 2018
    Love Is Greater Than Gifts
    1 Corinthians 13:1-13
    There is a very Western way of thinking, where we value individuality and individual accomplishments over the function of the group or team. It is everywhere, from fashion, to investment advice/business success, to the self help marketing machine but this focus on self is killing the church. More than anything else, the prescription for God's people is LOVE. With love, the church triumphs over selfish and vain ambition, even when it is cloaked in religious pretense.
  • Aug 5, 2018A Strange Gift
    Aug 5, 2018
    A Strange Gift
    1 Corinthians 12:4-12
    The church is a body, made up of many parts. Christ is the head, while the Spirit organizes and directs the function of this body. But this truth is difficult to understand and live up to in the church, because it means we all have value and purpose in the body.
  • Jul 29, 2018A Vegetarian Faith
    Jul 29, 2018
    A Vegetarian Faith
  • Jul 22, 2018A No Strings Gospel
    Jul 22, 2018
    A No Strings Gospel
    1 Corinthians 9:13-18
    There is a very clear case in the Bible for evangelists receiving pay from the local church. Paul makes this point, but continues on to claim that the gospel is better served by him when he preaches without pay. It was true 2,000 years ago, and it is especially true today.
  • Jul 1, 2018Christians in Conflict
    Jul 1, 2018
    Christians in Conflict
    1 Corinthians 6:1-8
    Jesus spends a good amount of time explaining the right way to address conflict in the church.  Most of it gets ignored.  This is certainly the case for the church in Corinth.  In their case, and ours, failure to live at peace in the church is ultimately a failure to adopt and enjoy the values of the world yet to come.  A church filled with the work of the holy spirit, and peacemaking, is a slice of heaven.
  • Jun 24, 2018Pride: A Little Leaven
    Jun 24, 2018
    Pride: A Little Leaven
    1 Corinthians 5:1-8
    Believers have a sexual ethic, but as Paul begins to engage the church on this, he really has to address a bigger underlying issue: pride.  Pride, in it's essence, cannot acknowledge wrongdoing.  Pride even keeps us from seeing our own sin.
  • Jun 17, 2018Fatherhood
    Jun 17, 2018
    Fatherhood
    1 Corinthians 4:8-16
    Fatherhood is a complicated thing. It begins for most of us as terror. Then it moves to love, protection, devotion, and (hopefully) leading our children, but along with that comes anxiety, depression, and even rejection. This morning we will look at several of the ways Paul's relationship with Corinth parallels our own experience as fathers
  • Jun 10, 2018Know Thyself
    Jun 10, 2018
    Know Thyself
    1 Corinthians 2:10-13
    Ancient Greek philosophers spent a tremendous amount of self reflection. The axiom know thyself is ancient, and yet it still sways over philosophers as both a warning and a mission. Paul says that the reason Christians are a mystery to others is that they can never truly understand what motivates us - our life, our code of ethics, and even our reward. This is because we are not only moved by our own spirit, but by the spirit of God.
Gatherings
Sunday - Bible Class: 9am, Worship: 10am
Wednesday - Bible Class: 7pm
Contact
1709 South 112th Street South
Tacoma, WA 98444
253-537-5181