Longing for Freedom – John 3 & 19

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our Advent series, “Longing for Christmas”. No one enjoys feeling trapped. Instead, we love the sense of freedom. Most of us would love to be free from the constraints of time, money, or responsibility that can feel suffocating as seek meaning and fulfillment. This week we see how the birth of the Messiah delivers the freedom …

Longing for Rest – John 1

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg begins our Advent series, “Longing for Christmas” in John 1. Christmas is a wonderful season full of joy and hope and anticipation. Unfortunately, for many these amazing gifts are reminder of that something is missing the rest of the year. Join us as we begin to see how the advent of Jesus meets the unfulfilled desires of …

Relentless Gratitude – Colossians 2:6-7

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Pastor Ron Eckberg preaches a special Thanksgiving message from Colossians 2:6-7. Henry David Thoreau once wrote that his thanksgiving was “perpetual.” Giving thanks to God for all we have and have done should be more than a once-a-year endeavor, it should indeed be perpetual. We should be relentless in giving thanks.

Alien Strength – 1 Peter 5:1-14

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg finishes our current series, “Alien Hope,” through the book of 1 Peter by teaching from 1 Peter 5:1-14. With all Peter’s talk of suffering, how do the aliens live, not just individuals with a living hope, but as a group of believers competing together for the prize of eternal life. This week we discuss the strength we …

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 Arms – 1 Peter 4:1-11

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Pastor Ron Eckberg teaches the next message in our series, “Alien Hope” as we work through the book of 1 Peter. There is an old adage that says, “You don’t take a knife to a gunfight”. Yet God’s people often do just that. We neglect our prayer life, our time of fellowship with the church, and our study of the …

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 Interactions – 1 Peter 2:11-3:7

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg teaches from 1 Peter 2:11-3:7 as we continue our series, “Alien Hope.” Living in the world creates a strange tension for the alien. We know this is not our home, but we are here for the duration of our earthly lives. How do we live out our alien identity and characteristics to show God’s love in every …

Alien ID – 1 Peter 2:1-10

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Pastor Jonathan Eckberg continues our series, “Alien Hope,” teaching from 1 Peter 2:1-10. 1 Peter 1 lays out basis for a living hope and the characteristics of our lives in light of that hope. Peter tells us that we display these characteristics because of who we are… because of our new identity in Christ. This week we discuss the foundations …

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.