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EPISODE - Discipleship Group Refresh
The different rhythms and pace of a Minnesota summer are a beautiful thing. As many of the things we give ourselves to during the rest of the year are put on pause or slowed down, we don't let off the gas in following Christ in all of life. Listen to Pastor Brett give a quick refresh on how Discipleship Groups are aiming to help us do that well.
EXHORTATION - Turn & Worship
As we come upon our second anniversary as a church, it is good to be reminded about what we're doing in public worship and especially during the exhortation portion of our liturgy. We gather to reorient on the gospel, worshiping God. To do so, we must confess and turn from sin. Listen to Pastor Haakon's exhortation for more.
SERMON - He Saved Us
Paul makes a similar argument in Titus 3:1-7 as he does in 2:1-14—why the repetition? He's pressing the only viable path of godly living, the gospel, out from church life and into all of life. We ought to adorn the doctrine not just among the purified people purchased for his possession but in all spheres of life—don't withdraw from the marketplace or public square. Rather, embrace the eschatological reality that you are heirs. Listen to Pastor Brett's sermon for more.
EXHORTATION - Trust God Not Understanding
In the face of significant suffering, what is it that we think will provide respite? So often we think it is if we knew why or how long, our suffering would be more tolerable. At the greatest experience of suffering, Christ on the cross, no one looking had the understanding of what was happening. In suffering, it is better to trust God rather than know more. Listen to Pastor Zach's exhortation for more.
SERMON - Training in Grace, Waiting for Glory
The agave plant grows in the western deserts of North America. It only blossoms once in the final year of its lifespan, which at times can be up to twenty years. When the blossoming stock develops, it shoots up at a rate of a foot per day. The kingdom of God is like an agave plant. It can be a lifetime in the desert, waiting, but glory is coming. Listen to Pastor Brett's sermon on Titus 2:11-15 for more.
EXHORTATION - Good Not to Know
The iPhone's "portrait mode" focuses on the picture's subject and blurs everything else. We can do the same thing in our lives by focusing on something we don't know if, when, or how it will turn out to the neglect of all the other good things God is doing. There are times when God restricts our knowledge, and we have to trust him that it is good not to know. But do we? Listen to Pastor Haakon's exhortation for more.