The Household of God

Care for Widows

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.”
— Isaiah 54:4-5

1 Timothy 5:1-16

Sunday, July 21, 2016

Roles for All

Jesus is a Bridegroom who loved His wife enough to leave His glory, descend to the earth, and fulfill His Father’s plan of Redemption. And this is what we celebrate when we celebrate the subordination of the Son. We do not celebrate authority. We celebrate sacrifice. We do not celebrate control. We celebrate the submission of our wills. It is this beautiful dynamic between the Father and Son, and eventually between the Bridegroom and Bride, that will set the world right.
— Hannah Anderson and Wendy Aslup

1 Timothy 2:8-15

Sunday, June 26, 2016

(Please note: the last few minutes of Sunday’s sermon didn’t make it onto this recording. We apologize.)

House for All

She saw the streak as a vast swinging bridge extending upward from the earth through a field of living fire. Upon it a vast horde of souls were rumbling toward heaven. There were whole companies of white-trash, clean for the first time in their lives, and bands of black n—–s in white robes, and battalions of freaks and lunatics shouting and clapping and leaping like frogs. And bringing up the end of the procession was a tribe of people whom she recognized at once as those who, like her and Claud, had always had a little of everything and the God-given wit to use it right. She leaned in to observe them closer. They were marching behind the others with great dignity, accountable as they had always been for good order and common sense and respectable behavior. They alone were on key. Yet she could see by their shocked and altered faces that even their virtues were being burned away.
— Flannery O’Connor

1 Timothy 2:1-7

Saturday, June 19, 2016

Gospel Love

The church is the pilgrim people of God. It is on the move—hastening to the ends of the earth to beseech all men to be reconciled to God, and hastening to the end of time to meet its Lord who will gather all into one. Therefore, the nature of the Church is never to be finally defined in static terms, but only terms of that to which it is going.
— Lesslie Newbigin

Erik begins our summer series on 1 Timothy, "The Household of God," with a sermon on...

1 Timothy 1:1-11

Sunday, June 5, 2016