What is the Spirit Saying?

January 13, 2019
13 Jan 2019

Acts 8: 26-40

Baptism of the Lord

By Rev. Joel Alvis

“What is to prevent me from being baptized?” (Acts 8:36)

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Following the Star

January 6, 2019
06 Jan 2019

Isaiah 50: 1-9; Matthew 2: 1-12

Epiphany of the Lord

By Rev. Joel L. Alvis

And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road. 

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In the Beginning

December 30, 2018
30 Dec 2018

John 1: 1-14

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

How the message becomes the messenger.

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Draw Near to One Another

December 23, 2018
23 Dec 2018

Luke 1: 26-55

Fourth Sunday of Advent

By Rev. Jody Andrade

The story of Mary and Elizabeth illustrates the power of drawing near to one another.

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Rejoice…The Lord is Near!

December 16, 2018
16 Dec 2018

(Isaiah 12: 2-6; Philippians 4: 4-7)

Third Sunday of Advent

By Rev. Andy Acton

What can we learn about “joy” during a time of change in the church, and also in this season of Advent–of active waiting. What do the words of Isaiah and Paul say about joy in our lives? What deep insights can spiritual giants like Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama offer us about this powerful emotion?

Rejoice…The Lord is Near!

Waiting on Wonder

December 2, 2018
02 Dec 2018

(Jeremiah 33: 14-15; Luke 21: 25-36)

First Sunday of Advent

By Dr. Joel Alvis

“Stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

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Not From This World

November 25, 2018
25 Nov 2018

(John 18:33-38a)

Christ the King Sunday

By Rev. Andy Acton

Christ the King Sunday is a time in which we recognize the truth of Christ’s sovereignty and God’s kingdom in our lives—a kingdom that is not from this world because it operates much differently than the earthly one we know.

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Not From This World


November 18, 2018
18 Nov 2018

(1 Samuel 2: 1-10; Hebrews 10: 11-18)

by Rev. Jody Andrade

How does the pursuit of perfection impact the way we live our lives?

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Not Having Enough

November 11, 2018
11 Nov 2018

(1 Kings 17: 8-16; Mark 12: 38-44)

By Dr. Joel Alvis

The truth is that this poor widow gave more to the collection than all the others put together. Mark 12: 43 [The Message]

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Deciding What Is Important

November 4, 2018
04 Nov 2018

(Ruth 1: 1-18; Mark 12: 28-34)

By Dr. Joel Alvis

“Which commandment is the first of all?”  Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’  The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

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