February 23, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

Sermon Notes & Slides The Last Enemy to be Destroyed is Death 1 Corinthians 15:12-28 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: The Christian belief in the resurrection is neither a coping mechanism to deal with death nor wishful thinking that imagines a better life, but is rooted in the historical reality of the risen Christ and… Continue Reading

February 16, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

We Have Passed Out of Death into Life 1 John 3:1-18 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: The Apostle John describes Christians as those who have passed out of death into life, referring primarily to our status before God as once-condemned sinners who are now children of God. While it is true that the physical reality… Continue Reading

February 9, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

Sermon Notes & Slides We Proclaim the Lord’s Death 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: The institution of the Lord’s Supper occurred on the night Jesus was betrayed and was subsequently observed by the early church on a regular basis. The symbolism of the bread and cup were visible reminders of the great… Continue Reading

February 2, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

Sermon Notes & Slides Death Will Not Separate Us from the Love of God Romans 8 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: The Christian claim that God is love seems to go against our human experience in a world where suffering is a present reality. Yet, the Bible reinforces this truth by claiming that nothing—not even… Continue Reading

January 26, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

Sermon Notes & Slides Is It Nothing to You, All Who Pass By? Lamentations Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: The book of Lamentations invites us to feel the brokenness of God’s people as they express grief over the destruction of Jerusalem, a national tragedy of epic proportions. The once-thriving city is now abandoned; laughter has… Continue Reading

January 19, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

Sermon Notes & Slides Set Your House in Order Isaiah 38-39 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: Hezekiah lived a remarkable life during very remarkable times. He was King over Judah, he initiated religious reforms, resisted Assyrian aggression, and oversaw major construction projects. In spite of all his successes, however, he faced an enemy—death—over which he… Continue Reading

January 12, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

The Invitation of the Savior Isaiah 54-66 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: In our final study of Isaiah, we are again reminded that only God can save. The book began with God calling the heavens and earth as witnesses against sinful humanity, and it ends with a new heavens, and a new earth prepared for… Continue Reading

January 5, 2020 Sermon Notes and Slides

The Victorious Death of the Savior Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Dr. Tamene Menna Overview: From the beginning, God’s purpose in choosing Israel was that they would be light to the nations. However, they themselves were caught in spiritual bondage because of their sin. Throughout the book of Isaiah, they are accused of their blindness and idolatrous tendency.… Continue Reading

December 29, 2019 Sermon Notes and Slides

There is No Rock like Our Rock Isaiah 42-49 Pastor Taylor Mendoza Overview: The threat of exile is here, Assyria and Babylon threaten to overthrow the Israelites and so Isaiah looks into the future prophesies about the time of exile and even after the exile. Isaiah continues to reveal the glory of God as he… Continue Reading

December 22, 2019 Sermon Notes and Slides

The Comfort of the Savior Isaiah 40 Tony Chute, Interim Pastor Overview: The book of Isaiah is traditionally divided into two main sections, chapters 1-39 and 40-66, reflecting pre- and post-exilic settings. This is an appropriate division based on historic and thematic clues from the text, but it can be carried too far by those… Continue Reading