Separate, Yet Present (A Survey of the Book of Leviticus)

INTRODUCTION: Over the last several weeks, during worship, Pastor Bob has been taking us through his “Church Essentials” sermon series. And in that series, he’s been preaching about those things which identify the local Church. The functionality of it, the importance of membership, and this past Sunday, we saw the role of discipleship within the … Continue reading Separate, Yet Present (A Survey of the Book of Leviticus)

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From Image-Bearers to Sin-Bearers (A Study in the Magnitude of Sin)

INTRODUCTION: There’s a bit of a folk tale told in the realm of science; one that goes back almost three centuries before Christ. It’s a story about a Greek king, Hiero, who had commissioned a goldsmith to create a golden crown in the shape of what’s called a laurel wreath (which is two branches crossed … Continue reading From Image-Bearers to Sin-Bearers (A Study in the Magnitude of Sin)

The Portrait & the Painter: The Image of God in Man (A Study in the Doctrine of Man and Sin)

INTRODUCTION: Let’s talk art. I for one have no real artistic ability. I can’t paint. I can’t draw. Even my stick figures leave something to be desired. I remember when I was younger, my father and I used to watch Bob Ross paint on TV. And we’d watch him (with that amazing head of hair), … Continue reading The Portrait & the Painter: The Image of God in Man (A Study in the Doctrine of Man and Sin)

The One Who Was, and Is & Will Be Merciful (The Mercy of God – A Study in the Attributes of God)

Introduction: I’m sure many of you are familiar with the poem, “Footprints”. It is one of the most famous quote, unquote “Christian” poems out there; and in this poem, a person is walking along the shore, at the beach, with God. And the poet uses this illustration as a picture of their entire life, as … Continue reading The One Who Was, and Is & Will Be Merciful (The Mercy of God – A Study in the Attributes of God)