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Called together for the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ

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Called together for the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ

    Mothers of Jesus: Tamar

    Mothers of Jesus: Tamar

    This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent! We begin again a new cycle of the Christian year, retelling the most important story of our lives. Advent means “arrival.” We look back on those who waited for the coming of the Messiah, and we look ahead as those who continue to wait for his return. This Sunday we are excited to begin a new Advent series called “The Mothers of Jesus.” We’ll be looking each week at one of the five women who are named in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew chapter 1, and what each of them tells us about the mystery of the incarnation and the grace of God. Our pastoral resident Elisabeth Hayes put this series together, and she’ll be preaching the first message this Sunday on Tamar.

    • 33 min
    An Eternal King

    An Eternal King

    This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Christian calendar year, which has historically been called "Christ the King" Sunday. On this day we celebrate that Jesus is King over all nations and all creation, and that he will one day come to reclaim his Kingdom forever. It feels especially fitting this Sunday as we have been working through our series on 1 and 2 Samuel called “Longing for the True King.” We’ll finish the series this Sunday in one of the most significant chapters of the Old Testament, 2 Samuel 7.

    * This sermon was co-written with Rev. Kevin Germer, Christ Presbyterian Church, Richmond
    Sermon Sources:
    - Tim Chester, 2 Samuel for You
    - Robert Alter, “The David Story”
    - Walter Brueggemann, “1 and 2 Samuel”
    - “The Promise of David,” Sermon by Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church 12/14/2003, logos.com
    - “The Ineluctable Love of God,” Sermon by Rankin Wilbourne, Pacific Crossroads Church, 5/2/2010

    • 32 min
    A King Who Unites

    A King Who Unites

    This Sunday we’ll look at the climax that we have moving toward since 1 Samuel 16, when the young shepherd boy David was pulled from the fields and anointed as the future king. David takes a fragmented collection of warring tribes and pulls them together as a united Kingdom. We’ll look at what this tells us about the unique kind of unity that God creates for his people.

    • 33 min
    A Merciful King

    A Merciful King

    This Sunday we’ll continue the story of David the King. Pastor Fakhri Yacoub will be preaching on “A Merciful King,” looking at the remarkable way that David chose to show mercy in his role as King rather than behave like the kings of the nations.

    • 34 min
    The Suffering King

    The Suffering King

    This Sunday we continue with the story of the kings of Israel. The story takes a surprising turn when just after David defeats Goliath and experiences great success in Israel, he is driven into the wilderness by Saul’s jealousy. We also look at what this says to us about our own Christian experience.

    * This sermon was co-written with Rev. Kevin Germer of Christ Presbyterian Church, Richmond VA

    Sources:
    - Tim Chester, 1 Samuel for You
    - Rankin Wilbourne, “The Cave, The Community, The Sacrifice,”Sermon preached at Pacific Crossroads Church, 4/18/2010
    - Robert Alter, “The David Story”

    • 35 min
    A King After God's Glory

    A King After God's Glory

    This Sunday we’ll continue in the story of the monarchy as the spotlight now swings to the king-elect David. In 1 Samuel 17, he is confronted with his first challenge, and it’s a big one: a giant of a man named Goliath. We’ll see this week how this same theme of God’s upside-down Kingdom gets played out in this story- that God’s deliverance is not based on sword or spear or any other human conventions, but that God delights in using the small to bring down the great, using the seemingly weak to turn the table on the so-called strong.

    • 32 min

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