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EXHORTATION - Repent by God's Kindness
Sin tempts us to turn away from following our savior, Jesus Christ. Every week we receive an exhortation so that we will turn back, confess, and repent. What is it ultimately that leads you to repent? God's kindness. It is the kindness of our God that is meant to lead you to repentance. Listen as Pastor Zach exhorts us to let God's kindness lead us to repentance.
SERMON - Death Has the Final Word … ?
The Most High God deals with us in anger for our sins while remembering mercy. Genesis 2:17 reveals such anger, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” The story of the beginning ends with death. Jacob’s death. Joseph’s death. The final word is ... death. But does death really have the final word? Listen to Pastor Brett's sermon on Genesis 50 for more.
EXHORTATION - Be a Hospitable Guest
Jesus set about the work of his earthly ministry with “nowhere to lay his head,” but despite his lack of a home, he models generous hospitality for his followers—specifically, the hospitality of a gracious and selfless guest. Listen as Pastor Brett exhorts us to pursue the greater flourishing of giving rather than receiving when we are the guest of another.
SERMON - Our Hope in Life and Death
We are fascinated by the last words. While the living delude themselves with many things, none of us will ultimately escape the reality of death, and the words that overflow from the heart of a dying person reveal where they have set their hope. As Jacob enters his final hours, he blesses his sons and shows us how a sinful yet faithful man faces death. Listen to Aaron White’s sermon on Genesis 47:27-49:33 to see God’s promise of blessing as the foundation of the believer’s hope in life and death.
EXHORTATION - Praying for our Pastors
When the people of Israel fought against Amalek, God allowed Israel to prevail as long as Moses lifted up his hands overlooking the battle, but Moses’ steadfast leadership depended on the physical support of Aaron and Hur. Similarly, our prayers hold up the hands of our pastors so they can continue to carry out their sacred responsibility to lift up the Word of God. For more, listen as Pastor Zach exhorts us to pray for our pastors.
SERMON - God's People are Sojourners
“You’re not from around here, are you?” This comment exposes its recipient’s lack of belonging, whether in an unfamiliar culture, a new life stage, or a new academic or professional challenge. We should embrace that feeling of not belonging when it’s stirred up—because we don’t belong. God’s people are out-of-place sojourners meant for another world. Listen to Pastor Brett’s sermon on Genesis 45-47:26 to see God’s sovereign provision, his abiding presence, and his fulfilled promise displayed through Israel’s long sojourn in Egypt.