“Defined by Love”

Love is central to our identity as Jesus’ disciples—it is the defining quality a Christian, but we must first receive God’s love for us, before we can truly love others. 

“Perfect Love” – various texts

The brokenness of this world makes us doubt wether love can be a solid enough foundation on which to rest our deepest hopes. But God’s perfect, unfailing loves perfects our own love so that we are no longer driven by our fears and is the greatest love we could have ever hoped for.

“The Faithful Son” – various texts

It’s not until we realize how utterly impossible it is to meet God’s demands through our own strength that we begin to truly understand why we need God’s grace in order to be saved. As our Champion, Jesus not only paid the penalty for our sins, but also lived the perfectly righteous life that we couldn’t live and credited it to …

“A Needed Gift” – various texts

The gospel is the story of God’s forgiveness, but why did God sacrifice His Son to accomplish this forgiveness? God saw that the only solution to this problem is that He himself must pay the penalty for our sins.  

“God in a Box” – 2 Samuel 6

Superstition attempts to manipulate God’s power through our actions but the fear of the Lord is the only proper foundation for a life of faith.

“Israel’s Shepherd” – 2 Samuel 2-5

In the chaos of life, God does not call us to take control of what we believe His plan for us to be, but to yield control to Him and grow in our faith through a posture of patience, waiting and trusting in Him.  

“The Journey of Lament” – Psalms of David (Steve Lee)

How has your faith played a role in processing your pain? Do you know how to lament in the Lord? To lament is to honestly acknowledge and express our emotions to God and seek God’s understanding and help in processing the pain of our past.

“Lament” – 2 Samuel 1

We need to deal with our emotions because they are the most honest windows into our hearts and through lament we are able to express our pain, sorrow, fear, anger, or grief to God. The following message was given by Pastor Steve Lee and is entitled “Lament” and comes from 2 Samuel 1. It comes from our sermon series on the life …

“God in the Mess” – 1 Samuel 27-30

In the messiness and chaos of life in a fallen world, God is still able to accomplish his will. The following message was given by Pastor Steve Lee and is entitled “God in the Mess” and comes from 1 Samuel 27-30. It comes from our sermon series on the life of David entitled, “After God’s Heart”. 

“Playing the Fool” – 1 Samuel 25

The fool lives life with no acknowledgement of God in any of his or her choices and begets greater foolishness, but God often offers us the protection of his wisdom through the counsel of others. The following message was given by Pastor Steve Lee and is entitled “Playing the Fool” and comes from 1 Samuel 25. It comes from our sermon series …