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The inescapable and elusive glory of God is finally accessible through the Incarnation, the Word became flesh. This week, we’ll explore what the glory of God, made manifest in the person of Jesus, means forr our lives, our relationships, and our work in the world.
God wants to dwell with you. With us. That is one of the great themes of the Scriptures, and all of it is centered in and made possible through the Incarnation of Jesus. This week, we’ll explore this great theme and its implications for our lives, our relationships, and our work in the world.
This week we start a new sermon series on Dwell, as we observe Advent and prepare for Christmas. Over the next weeks, we'll have an extended meditation on one verse: John 1:14. This week we begin by looking at the phrase, "the word became flesh."
This week, we're looking at how Jesus calls us not to just give of our resources, our time, our finances, our families, but actually our whole lives.
This week, we're looking at how Jesus challenges our definitions of family and who is in our families, and also how he calls us to be a part of his "family business."
In this series on giving, we’ve spent the first two Sundays talking about giving our money. But this Sunday we’ll turn to consider what it means to give an even more precious resource: our time.
This week, as we prepare for Faith Commitment Sunday, we'll explore how anything we financially give as Christians is a spiritual investment in a future “harvest of righteousness”
This fall, we have surveyed several New Testament metaphors for the church, and this week, we'll gather for the last one as we explore the metaphor of the church as the bride.
This fall, we have surveyed several New Testament metaphors for the church, and this week, we’ll see explore the church as the body of Christ.
This fall, we have surveyed several New Testament metaphors for the church, and this week, we’ll see explore the church as sheep.
This week we explore another metaphor of the church-- the field--and how, as the church, our purpose is to receive life and nourishment from Jesus Himself and bear fruit in order to bring life to many.
How could we as Third Church be salt and light in our neighborhoods, our city and our world? We’ll explore that together this week.
Join us this Sunday as we continue our series looking at metaphors of the church. This week, we'll explore how the church is now God’s dwelling place on earth, and where people meet him and encounter his shekinah glory.
Join us this Sunday as we look at Ephesians 2 and the metaphor of the church as a household, an image of church as family that calls Christians beyond a once a week meeting to actually living life with one another as an extended family.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Psalm 107, and how this Psalm helps us reorient our thinking about the suffering in our lives and our world, suffering which seems so at odds with the fact of God’s goodness and steadfast love.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Psalm 63. This psalm illustrates how David longs for God, and teaches us how we may too long for him, even when it does not come easy.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Psalm 137. Psalm 137 is categorized as an Imprecatory Psalms, one that calls down curses or judgment upon one’s enemies. This week, we'll talk about what do we do with these difficult chapters.
Join us this Sunday as we dig into Psalm 139 and explore how the realities of God (that he is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent) affect the realities of our hardships.
This Sunday, we'll look at Psalm 32, and how this Psalm models to us how we can speak to God when we find ourselves making a mess of our lives through our own foolish and rebellious choices.
This Sunday, we'll look at Psalm 77, which is among the group of Psalms that are called “Psalms of Lament.” This Psalm drives us to stare grief in the face without jumping to a solution, but also to look to God as the key to where our hope lies.
We are seeing in our study of the Psalms how these poems instruct us to learn how to approach the powerful things we deal with in life and the emotions they produce in us. The Psalms teach us to pray. Join us this week as we explore the call of Psalm 46 as it challenges us to cease our striving and rest in knowing God’s mammoth effort to bring us help and how He is a refuge and strength.
Last week, we heard from Corey about how the Psalms reorient our hearts, reshaping our emotions in light of who God is. This week, we’ll read Psalm 103 together and hear a song from David late in his life. We’ll see that David is reminded of two fundamental truths: that God is forgiving and that God is faithful.
This Sunday we begin a summer series on the book of Psalms. The Psalms are unlike any other book in the Bible because they are meant to be actually used and practiced. Our intent is to learn these Psalms as invitations into prayer and to cultivate a deeper, richer communion and prayer life with God. This week we’ll kick off the series with an introduction to the Psalms, but I’ll also cover Psalm 131, which is one of my most favorite Psalms.
This Sunday we have the privilege of having Fakhri Yacoub, the pastor of the Christian Arabic Church as our preacher. Fakhri will be speaking about Jesus’ invitation to his people to join him in caring for people in need in our community, especially the many immigrants and refugees among us. We’ll hear about the work that the CAC is doing and how we might come along side them.
Up to this point in our Holy Spirit series, we have mostly focused on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the individual believer. In our final week, Pentecost Sunday, we’ll turn to see the Holy Spirit as The Power, specifically the one who empowers the church for its work and mission in the world.
All of us have moments and situations in which we cry out for comfort because we are hurting in some way. Likewise, we all taste discouragement and even hopelessness from time to time. On Sunday we will explore how we can experience the Holy Spirit as the One God sends to help encourage and comfort us.
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