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A Missionary Letter
While in his second letter, the Apostle John warned the church against showing hospitality to the bad guys (vv. 10, 11), in his third letter he encourages hospitality for the good guys. In so doing, John describes four archetypal characters that exist in every work of the gospel—the professors, the providers, the prohibitors, and the preachers—and invites you and I to ask ourselves: Which one am I? Key Passage: 3 John Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
29:30
June 27, 2020
Faith Invaders
Short doesn’t necessitate insignificance. Brevity doesn’t mean a lack of gravity. Today we begin our series, “Biblical Postcards,” in which we are studying some of the shortest—and, thus, oft overlooked—books of the Bible. First up is Second John, a brief note from the Apostle to a church family encouraging them to follow Christ’s commands to love according to the truth. Key Passage: 2 John Speaker: Andrew Longmire
30:29
June 21, 2020
Look Both Ways, then Cross the Street
God’s people are blessed to be a blessing. That’s been the over-arching theme of the Joseph narrative and its a main thrust of Genesis as a whole. So, it comes as no surprise that, as we now arrive at the final three chapters of the book, the same message is highlighted in unmistakable fashion. Key Passage: Genesis 48-50 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
36:50
June 14, 2020
How to Change the World
The world in which we live is marred by hurt and fear, imperfection and  injustice, brokenness and frustration. Some people don’t merely notice  this, they experience it. So, the big question is, how does God invite  us to change it? Key Passage: Genesis 46-47 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
39:12
June 7, 2020
How God Makes the Impossible Possible
God’s people have been given a number of difficult tasks—assignments  that, at times, appear overwhelming and nearly unachievable. However, as  we study them in the pages of Scripture, without exception we see that,  along with said charges, God provides resources to assist and promises  rewards to incentivize. Key Passage: Genesis 44-45 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
34:30
May 31, 2020
When the Past Won't Stay in the Past
As the Joseph narrative arrives at one of its climactic moments, the  spotlight lands on the brothers. While, back in chapter 37, these men  had schemed and lied to get rid of Joseph, now, by God’s providence,  they find themselves face to face with him who they betrayed. How will  they respond when confronted and convicted by their past sins? And, what  can you and I learn from their example? Key Passage: Genesis 42-43 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
41:25
May 24, 2020
Victory Over Fear
While the battle with fear and anxiety is not unique to the days in  which we’re living, our current cultural reality has exposed and  exacerbated these struggles in many. What does God say about a “spirit  of fear” and how are we to, by His power, defeat such a foe? Key Passage: 2 Timothy 1:7 Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
22:53
May 17, 2020
Working Behind the Scenes though Unseen
It’s a question that all of God’s people must ask and answer for  themselves: Is the God we serve and worship worthy of our trust even  when it seems he’s nowhere to be found? Key Passage: Genesis 40 & 41 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
38:15
May 10, 2020
The Importance of Integrity
God’s people are agents of divine blessing when we demonstrate, share, and defend the life-giving, thirst-quenching water of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What happens, though, if our personal water reservoirs, our lives, becomes polluted? What happens to my ability to be a conduit of God’s blessing if I use my life as a waste disposal site for ungodly living, fleshly thought-patterns, and justified sin habits? Genesis 39 explains the importance of integrity to the call of God upon the lives of the people of God. Key Passage: Genesis 39 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
30:12
May 3, 2020
When Sin Gets In
If a Christian remains exposed to the harsh elements of sin for an extended period of time, signs of the life we have in Christ can all but fade from detection. We become less pliable, less useful, and less sanctifiable. And yet, dealing with sin is an inevitability for us all. Is there hope for the believer caught in sin? Can God resuscitate and use a once-unrepentant heart for his glory? Key Passage: Genesis 38 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
33:04
April 25, 2020
Used and Potentially Abused
Key Passage: Genesis 37 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
28:41
April 19, 2020
Eight Reasons for the Resurrection
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
28:12
April 12, 2020
Daniel and Times of Disaster
Key Passage: Selected passages from Daniel Speaker: Lew Worrad
35:10
April 5, 2020
The Power of Hope
Hope is a powerful thing. It's the hope of getting a driver's license that motivates repetitive practice. It's the hope of graduation that promotes the diligence of tedious study – even when we don't feel like it. The hope of an approaching wedding day brings joyful anticipation. The hope of the arrival of a child, or the eventual independence of said child, prompts excitement. The hope of a promotion activates loyalty and long hours. The hope of retirement allows for peaceful endurance and optimism in the things ahead. The hope of being able to see one another again 3D inspires joy and fortitude. If it is true generally that hope is a powerful thing, then how much more so should it be for followers of Jesus Christ – who are each promised an incredible, unfading, untarnished, and everlasting future in the presence of God himself? Join Pastor Josiah Boyd as he teaches from the final chapter in our series on 2 Peter.  Key Passage: 2 Peter 3:1–18 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
29:23
March 28, 2020
Don't Dance with Wolves
Peter's clear: False teachers are not only coming, they're here! How  God’s people respond depends on how we identify the wolves, how  seriously we take the threat, and what plan of action we have in place  to deal with their knocking. Key Passage: 2 Peter 2:1-22 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
28:38
March 21, 2020
A Planned Biblical Response for Worry
In light of recent events, we wanted to take a few moments to talk about fear, anxiety and worry. For many, when those topics are mentioned, our minds immediately go to Philippians 4. Pastor Josiah walks through verses 6 to 9 of this chapter, discussing how we can prepare a Planned Biblical Response for fear, anxiety and worry.  Want to go deeper? Listen to Pastor Josiah and Pastor Andrew Longmire discuss the sermon in the first episode of our Word Processing podcast: Five P's in a Peaceful Pod. Key Passage: Philippians 4:6-9 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
26:44
March 14, 2020
Know How To Grow; Know How To Know
If you have ever spent significant time  around children you’ve probably, at one time or another, been caught in  the time-stopping vortex of unrelenting questions: Why? Why? How? What? Why? When? Oh, and Why? While this dizzying spiral can be overwhelming, it can simultaneously  serve as a wonderful indicator of a developing young mind and a curious  spirit. In the first half of the opening chapter of Second Peter, the  Apostle called for his audience to move from spiritual childhood to  spiritual maturity by pointing out that God has provided the resources  to use, has prescribed the route to take, and has promised the results  to anticipate should they comply. Arriving now at the second half of  that same chapter, we find Peter anticipating some follow-up questions  from these growing-but-still-immature spiritual infants, inquiries the  Apostle sets out to preemptively address. Key Passage: 2 Peter 1:12–21 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
32:52
March 9, 2020
An Urgent Call for Christian Maturity
We  rightly expect children to grow up. We expect them to develop at a  particular rate, along an expected and proven trajectory, and with  predictable and visible results. So anticipatory is their maturation, in  fact, that, when it fails to occur, there’s often sadness,  disappointment, or concern. As Christians, we need to understand that  what we expect for our physical children God likewise expects for his spiritual children. To this end, the Bible contains multiple calls to spiritual  growth and development (see, for example, 1 Corinthians 13:11; 14:20;  Hebrews 5:12–13). Once an individual is saved and adopted into the  household of God by means of trusting Jesus Christ for eternal life they  are then expected to begin the lifelong process of God-dependant,  God-equipped spiritual maturation. And, as Peter begins his second  letter, this is exactly the topic he tackles. Key Passage: 2 Peter 1:1-11 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
37:00
March 5, 2020
How to Stand Firm Amidst the Waves of the World
Every faithful Christian church is comprised of believers who are called  to engage the culture in which they have been providentially placed for  the glorious purposes of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord himself  said, “Let your light shine before others” (Matt 5:16), “Go and make  disciples” (Matt 28:19), and “you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). As  individual Christians, we are to go, witness, and proclaim the beautiful  and saving message of the gospel. But as we go, we do so knowing  dangers await—some seen, some unseen—and we need to prepare ourselves to  endure with conviction and trust. The question is, How do we do that?  How can we be faithful to our divine directives in spite of opposition?  In the closing chapter of his first letter, the Apostle Peter is going  to provide us some guidance, guidance that leads us into the protective  borders of a godly church family. Key Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-14 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
36:19
February 25, 2020
Whom Shall I Fear
Our world and our lives can be difficult, often filled with suffering, grief, persecution, and confusion. We need a source of strength and comfort to get us through. David, one who was not a stranger to suffering, penned Psalm 27. It takes us on the journey of his mental and spiritual process, trusting in God, seeking His presence; and yet still calling out to Him in times of fear and difficulty. We're going to follow on David's poetic journey looking at six C's as we progress through the Psalm. Key Passage: Psalm 27 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
37:01
February 16, 2020
Marriage Defined
Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
41:26
February 13, 2020
Preferred Parenting
Selected Passages.  Speaker: Dr. Jim Rennie
43:22
February 3, 2020
Controlling What's Controllable
The opening stanza of the popular  “Serenity Prayer” is as wise as it is hope-filled: “God grant me the  serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the  things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” The circumstances of  life are as varied as the people who experience them. Some we can change  and control, asking God for the courage necessary. Other times,  however, we face circumstances we simply cannot change—experiences  beyond the scope of our control—and we’re forced to ask God for the  strength to accept the limits of our personal power and, instead, endure  with trust. Peter reminds Christians that suffering can often be of the  latter variety—uncontrollable, inevitable, and unavoidable. And, while  we can’t always control the suffering itself, what we can control is how we endure that suffering. Key Passage: 1 Peter 3:13–4:19 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
36:16
January 27, 2020
Building Instructions for Godly Living
Key Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-3:12 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
37:17
January 22, 2020
Truth and Purpose
When we read the Bible, there are things we are commanded to do. And whether because of our immaturity, the culture around us, or our sinful nature (or most likely a combo of the three), we often find ourselves asking "why"? As we continue to study the words of Peter to the scattered church of first century believers, we're going to see two pairs of imperatives or commands that Peter has for his readers: one pair focused on their personal lives and relationship with God, and one about their communal lives and relationships with others. But rather than leave them wondering or guessing, he immediately takes time to follow both up with an explanation, both of which are rooted in the foundational truth of their identity thanks to the gospel of Christ.  Key Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-2:10 Speaker: Andrew Longmire
32:20
January 14, 2020
How to Smile Through Suffering
The Bible is realistic as it explains the hardships we will endure in life - but there is good news in Christ! Pastor Josiah Boyd walks through 1 Peter 1:1-12 to show how even in the midst of trials, we can have confidence, hope, joy and thanksgiving through faith in Jesus Christ.  Key Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-12 Speaker: Josiah Boyd
34:35
January 8, 2020
Stoking the Flames of Worship
Key Passage: Matthew 2:1-17 Speaker: Josiah Boyd 
32:23
December 30, 2019