Finding True Treasure – Genesis 25:27-34

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week 2 of our current series in the book of Genesis called, “Passing the Torch.” Our lives are all lived in pursuit of treasure. Some pursue the treasure of financial prosperity, others the treasure of fame, others the treasure of peace and fulfillment. The question is, how do we identify treasures that are worth the energy …

Christmas Presence – Genesis 1:2b

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the third message in our Christmas series, “Let There Be Light”. There is a great joy in receiving and giving presents during the Christmas season. This is a great reminder of the gift of eternal life given to us by the child whose birth we celebrate. But do we think about the significance of God’s presence …

Christmas Creation – Genesis 1:1

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our Christmas sermon series by looking at how the Christmas story fits into the bigger picture of God’s story of Scripture. In the first of this 4-week series, we see how the birth of Jesus Christ is a continuation of God’s work of Creation in Genesis 1:1.

Pillars of Loving Influence – Colossians 4:7-18

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg concludes our study through the book of Colossians. Paul has taught repeatedly that our lives are not about us, but about the Gospel. But how do we position ourselves to guide those around us toward to the goodness, joy, and hope of the Gospel message? In Colossians 4:7-18, Paul shows us how to  four pillars of Christ-centered, loving …

Mission Expansion – Colossians 4:2-6

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the penultimate message in our study through the book of Colossians. An unwavering faith is rooted in confidence. That confidence changes the way we live. In Colossians 4:2-6 Paul shows us how our understanding of purpose in our lives of faith is changed by the unwavering confidence we have in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Counter-cultural Love – Colossians 3:18-4:1

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg leads us back into the book of Colossians we are met with Paul’s description of how the church is to act in the Christ-like love of the new nature (Col 3:14). In Colossians 3:18-4:1, Paul uses three examples to counter any culturally defiled conceptions of love with the deep, true, and meaningful love that is displayed through …

In with the New – Colossians 3:12-17

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the next messages in our series on the book of Colossians, “Unwavering.” Most of us are fairly adept at recognizing things we need to change. Where we often struggle is in identifying what we need to change TO. Last week we identified the old nature, which we put away when our focus is set on Christ. In Colossians …

Out With the Old – Colossians 3:5-11

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg preaches the next message in our current series, “Unwavering.” In Colossians 3:1-4, Paul instructed us to set our focus on Christ. But what then? How do we take steps forward into Christ-likeness with our gaze set above? Paul gives us two practical pieces of advice. We find the first direction this week, in vs5-11.

Setting our Focus – Colossians 3:1-4

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the next lesson in our study through the book of Colossians. Focus. While some may harness it better than others, we all have the ability to focus. The question is: Where and how do we direct our focus? Even in our spiritual lives, where growth and maturity is a gift from God, the extent to which we …

The Power of Grace – Colossians 2:20-23

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues to teach through the book of Colossians in our series, “Unwavering.” Ever feel like nothing you do is enough? You’re not happy enough, you aren’t successful enough, you can do enough for your family, etc.? The reason is that our best efforts were never meant to be enough for us. As we read Colossians 2:20-23 we …