“God’s Temple”

This week I’m continuing a new sermon series on “The Church at Its Best.” As I take my place at Oak Hill amid a global pandemic, economic insecurity, and racial unrest, I want us to spend a few weeks reflecting on what “the Church” looks like when we are living at our best. I do so fully knowing that for many […]

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“United by Christ”

This week I’m beginning a sermon series entitled, “The Church at Its Best.” I believe that God works in and through the community called “the Church” to bless the world. Amid a global pandemic, racial inequality, social unrest, economic disruption, and a looming political season, what does the Church look like when we are living at our best, our very best? I’m reflecting on […]

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“Cutting Down Giants”

Have you ever come face-to-face with a “giant”? It could be someone powerful and imposing who stands in your way. Or a situation that arises that stops you in your tracks. Or an obstacle that blocks you from where you wanted to go. Most of us have faced “giants” at some point in our lives. The Jewish people faced “giants” of their own. After God […]

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“Water in the Desert”

Over the last few weeks I have been reflecting on stories of the Jewish wilderness experience. After being freed from a brutal life of slavery in Egypt, the Jewish people embark on a 40-year journey through the Sinai wilderness on their way to a New Life in a New Land. Unfortunately, seasons in the wilderness are part of human life. One thing ends […]

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“There is Enough”

Have you ever looked at the world and assumed, “There isn’t enough”? There isn’t enough money. There isn’t enough time. There isn’t enough _____. (You fill in the blank). We live in a world of finite resources. Sometimes there isn’t enough. As the Jewish people travel through the Sinai wilderness on their 40-year journey from Slavery in Egypt to a New Life in a […]

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“One Day at a Time”

One of the central events in our Old Testament is the story of the Exodus. After God works through Moses to deliver the people of Israel from a Life of Slavery in Egypt, God begins to lead the people to a New Life in a New Land. Unfortunately, what could have been a two-week hike turns into a 40-year journey through the […]

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In the 13th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells a series of seven parables about the Kingdom of Heaven (also known as the Kingdom of God). Essentially, the Kingdom of Heaven/God is whenever and wherever the world is operating as God intends. Why so many parables about the Kingdom of Heaven? Perhaps because the Kingdom […]

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