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Discussion Questions for Romans 2

On Sunday, we moved into the second chapter of Romans where Paul makes it explicit that God shows no partiality, but judges all sin in every human. Because of this, Eric pointed out that no matter how morally clean you think you are, no one is safe from the wrath of God outside of Christ. […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 1:21-25

You might find it helpful to begin your discussion with an ice-breaker question. On Sunday morning we looked Romans 1:21-25 as the first excursus in our Romans series. In this first excursus we looked at the topic of idolatry. Idolatry, as Tim Keller pointed out, is not merely one sin among many, but rather the […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 1:18-32

You may want to begin your discussion with an ice-breaker. On Sunday, Eric examined Romans 1:18-32, and observed that God’s righteousness is good news because God’s wrath is horrifying news. In these verses, Paul unpacks the word “saved,” and answers the question, “In the gospel, what does God save us from?” Read Romans 1:18-32 How […]

Discussion Questions for Romans 1:16-17

You may want to begin your discussion with an ice-breaker. On Sunday we looked at what John Calvin called the “hinge” of the book of Romans. In Romans 1:16-17 Paul summarizes his message to the Romans and points us toward the many other topics he will cover in his letter. This includes topics like sin […]

Why Church Matters

This past Sunday we concluded our study of 1 Thessalonians.  What a rich and encouraging letter this is; from Paul the Apostle to a church that was living, growing and ready!  We concluded the series with the idea that each of us longs to throw our lives into something bigger than ourselves.  God has wired […]

Think about these things

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 Can hatred produce love? Can contempt and condemnation produce reconciliation and understanding? Can name calling produce unity? […]

Our Vision: The Gospel Creates Community

As a church for all people, our vision is to engage our city with the gospel of Jesus Christ that transforms lives, creates community, promotes justice, and renews culture both locally and globally. If the Gospel of Jesus Christ creates community, how can we engage this practically? First, we can recognize our human longing for community. […]

Predestination as Adoption

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as […]

Competing Accounts

“And you murmured in your tents and said, ‘Because the Lord hated us he has brought us out of the land of Egypt, to give us into the hands of the Amorites, to destroy us. Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our hearts melt, saying, ‘The people are greater and taller than […]

The Gospel According to Abraham: A Wife for His Son

This past Sunday we continued our series through Genesis, looking at the life of Abraham and asking, “What can we learn about God’s work in the gospel here?” Our text was Genesis 24, the longest chapter in the book of Genesis. In this chapter, we see Abraham attempting his last great act of faith: finding […]