October 25, 2020
Pastor Brian dwells on the grief the Jews experienced in response to the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple. Specifically, he looks at three different ways the Bible responds to this tragedy: lamenting, questioning God, and calling for vengeance.
October 19, 2020
Pastor Brian reflects on the most traumatic moment in all of the Older Testament: the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the destruction of the temple of Yahweh.
October 11, 2020
Pastor Brian preaches about the years leading up to the destruction of the temple, when the prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Zephaniah had the unenviable task of warning Judah about impending doom which they didn't want to face.
October 4, 2020
Sabrina offers a dramatic monologue entitled, "A Remnant will Return: A Dramatic Monologue," from the period of time we are studying in our Bible readings, with several passages from 2 Chronicles and Isaiah as the background for the text.
September 28, 2020
Pastor Brian helps us take our first steps into a new historical reality that defines the Israelite experience for the rest of the Bible: the emergence of empires. The Assyrian Empire appears in the Biblical story as the most powerful enemy that the Israelites had ever encountered, and how they respond to this threat reveals the depth of their faith. This week, we focus on the Northern Kingdom of Israel responded to this threat.
September 21, 2020
Pastor Brian preaches about the breakdown of the United Kingdom and the Age of the Prophets - who called God's people to peace and justice in the midst of a politically tense time.
September 13, 2020
We skip ahead to the reign of King Solomon. Pastor Brian preaches on the pinnacle moment of the Older Testament - the commissioning of the Temple in Jerusalem.
September 6, 2020
Gemima preaches on how to defeat the giant, based on the story of David in 1 Samuel 17. This sermon is in Spanish with an English translator.
August 30, 2020
We take a break from "The Story of the Bible" series this week as Frank preaches about how we need to yield ourselves to God’s enabling Spirit in order to walk in God’s ways.