Living as Exiles

August 9, 2020 | Series: Special. Scripture: Jeremiah. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Jeremiah 29:1-14

Over 2,500 years ago, God’s people were uprooted and sent into exile, to live among a hostile pagan culture.  God did not leave them without instruction, however, sending word through the prophet Jeremiah on how they were to live as his people in exile.  Today, every assembly of believers is an outpost embedded in a pagan culture, and so Jeremiah’s message stands to guide us in how to live during the years of our sojourning.

https://youtu.be/jnbO6zVjLEM?t=851

God’s Greatness Made Known, Even in Apostasy

August 2, 2020 | Series: Special. Scripture: John. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

John 13:21-31

Sensational “deconversion stories” make the news, and seemingly threaten to undermine the faith.  The Bible teaches us better than that.  Certainly, it warns us to expect it and to guard against it.  But it also shows us how great our God is, and how he glorifies himself even in the most egregious example of apostasy in history.

https://youtu.be/W5zF4rwEBUE?t=1115

Help for the Helpless

March 24, 2019 | Series: Matthew. Scripture: Hosea and Matthew. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Matthew 9:9-13

We are all in dire need of knowing God, so it is great good news that Jesus acts to meet the greatest need of those who are powerless to help themselves.

Where Is Your Trust?

December 30, 2018 | Series: Special. Scripture: Ezekiel. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Ezekiel 17

In the midst of disciplining his people for their faithlessness, God sent a parable against King Zedekiah, condemning his misplaced trust and dishonoring of the name of the Lord. Yet, in the context of further coming judgment, God promises a wondrous deliverance. This lesson was not only for the people in Ezekiel’s day, but all the more for us today.

The Sufficiency and Unity of Scripture

July 29, 2018 | Series: Special. Scripture: 2 Timothy. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

God graciously provides his entire inspired word to His people, for the accomplishing of his purposes for salvation and for growth. It is therefore important that we understand and embrace all of it, for all that He calls us to do and to be.

Mark 4:1-11

March 4, 2018 | Series: Marching To The Cross. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Mark 4:1-11

Strength and Transformation

August 13, 2017 | Series: Special. Scripture: 1 Timothy. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

1 Timothy 1:12-17

Left to ourselves, we are all bad, but God is greater. He displays this in His transforming of the vile and strengthening of the weak, to do what only He can do.

Message – 6/18/2017

June 18, 2017 | Series: Special. Scripture: Numbers. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Numbers 12:1-16

Why Suffering?

January 1, 2017 | Series: Special. Scripture: John. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

John 11:1-44

The raising of Lazarus from the dead is a well-known and precious text from the earthly ministry of Jesus. Examining the setting, the theme, and the purpose of this account, we see a far-reaching and decisive response to the age-old problem of evil, and a response to our suffering that takes place under the power of a sovereign God.

The Threads of Divine Providence

June 12, 2016 | Scripture: Philemon. Speakers: Jason Donaldson.

Philemon

For those with eyes to see it, the scriptures referral the threads of God working out his purposes, in history and in human lives. While we usually see this clearly only in retrospect, the knowledge that he works good for his people in the worst of circumstances (as seen most clearly in the cross of Christ) servers to strengthen our ability to trust in him looking forward.
(With thanks to the artist Propaganda for his album, Crimson Cord)