November 22, 2020 Pastor David Welch brings the message that Worship is the fifth of the five essential tools you need as a Christian, to grow through anything. Pastor David reminds us that there are five essential, spiritual disciplines that help us fill the gap between our beliefs and our character. However, it takes more than just knowing what they are, we must fully engage with them. Can you name all five? The fifth and most important essential is Worship...the goal of a
November 12, 2020 Isaiah sings four "Songs of the Servant of the Lord," whom God sends with a vocation and a mission to set right all that is wrong in our lives and in our world. But rather than just burn it all down or wipe the slate clean, hear how the Servant comes tenderly to redeem and restore us. The Servant works with a passion for God's glory and a compassion for God's people that is unlike anything the world has ever seen. #Isaiah #growgroups #Jesus #servantoftheLord
November 5, 2020
We can all be tempted to disbelieve that God alone is God, that he is who he says he is. In God's kindness, he spoke to our doubts before they were thoughts in our minds or questions on our lips. God IS. He acts. He creates. He wills and knows what will be. And no one else is or does like him. And because of Jesus, this God is our God—all of who he gloriously is for our good. #Isaiah #growgroups #theology #worship #glory #idols God knows that, when his pe
October 15, 2020 Our lives experience the greatest satisfaction and peace when the singular, all-encompassing desire of our souls aligns with the desire of God’s heart: the enjoyment of God’s glory by all peoples. In this “Encouragement from Isaiah,” Pastor Scott shares how this truth from Isaiah 26:8 has shaped his own life over the last two decades and how the the gospel hope and joy in Isaiah 26:12–13 can sustain us as we turn again and again to be satisfied in Christ. #Is
October 8, 2020 Hope is an exercise in expecting God to do what seems like the least likely thing possible—maybe even the thing that is impossible. But hope is exactly what we need because what could be more unlikely, more impossible, than people like you and me overcoming sin on our own and making a way to be right with God again. These verses in Isaiah 19 illuminate how God’s purposes—even his judgment—always aim towards salvation and reconciliation, even of those who seem
October 1, 2020 At the close of the opening section of Isaiah, he breaks into a song that pulses with the rhythm of the gospel, set in the key of grace. It’s a song of how God saves us by giving us himself. And when we know this salvation, we can’t keep ourselves from singing—in worship to God, in witness to everyone we can.
#Isaiah #growgroups #missions #evangelism #worship #gospel #salvation At the close of the opening section of Isaiah—after he has spoken of the judgment