Death and Hope – Genesis 23:1-18

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Genesis 23:1-18 as we continue in our series, “Risk and Reward.” As uncomfortable as it sounds to many people, death is a normal part of life. One of the distinctions between the church and the world is HOW we experience death. In Genesis 23, Abraham is faced with mortality and shows us the great hope …

Praise in the Valley – Psalm 18:1-3

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches a special message from Psalm 118:1-3 titled, “Praise in the Valley.” We look at the words of King David and discover three strategies for finding purpose, hope, and joy even in the midst of the most difficult times of our lives.

Greater Hope – Matthew 1:22-23

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our 2019 Advent series, “Greater Gifts” by speaking of the gift of hope that is given in the birth of Jesus. Everybody loves Christmas presents. We love giving them and we love receiving them. But we must always remember that our presents are merely a reminder of the greatest gift – our Savior, Jesus Christ. By …

Alien Endurance – 1 Peter 4:12-19

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches the next message in our series, “Alien Hope,” from 1 Peter 4:12-19. Trials and suffering are a normal part of life. They may not feel normal, but they are a common experience. This week Peter instructs us on how to endure, and even thrive, when facing the painful opposition of those who reject Jesus Christ.

Alien Convictions – 1 Peter 3:8-22

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from our series, “Alien Hope.” This week we look at 1 Peter 3:8-22. It is an easy thing to realize that we live in a culture that is increasingly hostile to the standards of Scripture and the truth of our Savior. But how do we to live in light of such opposition? Peter instructs us in …

Alien Characteristics – 1 Peter 1:13-25

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series “Alien Hope,” by teaching from 1 Peter 1:13-25. Last week we laid out the foundations for alien life: the living hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. But what does it look like to live in such hope? Here we find four distinct characteristics of the alien life that reflect our living hope.

Hope for the Alien – 1 Peter 1:3-12

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches week 2 of our series in 1 Peter. How to deal with suffering has been a central question of human existence since… well, the beginning of human existence. This week, as we study Peter’s writing, we find the foundations necessary to respond in God-honoring ways to the trials and suffering we endure as aliens in our …

Delivering Hope in Tragedy – Genesis 7:1-24

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from Genesis 7:1-24. Noah faces down the greatest destructive power the world has ever seen or will ever see again. But even in this tragedy, God delivers Noah and his family. What can we learn from this decisive moment in human history? This week we discuss how we can continue to speak hope even in the …