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How could we as Third Church be salt and light in our neighborhoods, our city and our world? We’ll explore that together this week.
Join us this Sunday as we continue our series looking at metaphors of the church. This week, we'll explore how the church is now God’s dwelling place on earth, and where people meet him and encounter his shekinah glory.
Join us this Sunday as we look at Ephesians 2 and the metaphor of the church as a household, an image of church as family that calls Christians beyond a once a week meeting to actually living life with one another as an extended family.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Psalm 107, and how this Psalm helps us reorient our thinking about the suffering in our lives and our world, suffering which seems so at odds with the fact of God’s goodness and steadfast love.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Psalm 63. This psalm illustrates how David longs for God, and teaches us how we may too long for him, even when it does not come easy.
Join us this Sunday as we explore Psalm 137. Psalm 137 is categorized as an Imprecatory Psalms, one that calls down curses or judgment upon one’s enemies. This week, we'll talk about what do we do with these difficult chapters.
Join us this Sunday as we dig into Psalm 139 and explore how the realities of God (that he is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent) affect the realities of our hardships.
This Sunday, we'll look at Psalm 32, and how this Psalm models to us how we can speak to God when we find ourselves making a mess of our lives through our own foolish and rebellious choices.
This Sunday, we'll look at Psalm 77, which is among the group of Psalms that are called “Psalms of Lament.” This Psalm drives us to stare grief in the face without jumping to a solution, but also to look to God as the key to where our hope lies.
We are seeing in our study of the Psalms how these poems instruct us to learn how to approach the powerful things we deal with in life and the emotions they produce in us. The Psalms teach us to pray. Join us this week as we explore the call of Psalm 46 as it challenges us to cease our striving and rest in knowing God’s mammoth effort to bring us help and how He is a refuge and strength.
Last week, we heard from Corey about how the Psalms reorient our hearts, reshaping our emotions in light of who God is. This week, we’ll read Psalm 103 together and hear a song from David late in his life. We’ll see that David is reminded of two fundamental truths: that God is forgiving and that God is faithful.
This Sunday we begin a summer series on the book of Psalms. The Psalms are unlike any other book in the Bible because they are meant to be actually used and practiced. Our intent is to learn these Psalms as invitations into prayer and to cultivate a deeper, richer communion and prayer life with God. This week we’ll kick off the series with an introduction to the Psalms, but I’ll also cover Psalm 131, which is one of my most favorite Psalms.
This Sunday we have the privilege of having Fakhri Yacoub, the pastor of the Christian Arabic Church as our preacher. Fakhri will be speaking about Jesus’ invitation to his people to join him in caring for people in need in our community, especially the many immigrants and refugees among us. We’ll hear about the work that the CAC is doing and how we might come along side them.
Up to this point in our Holy Spirit series, we have mostly focused on the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the individual believer. In our final week, Pentecost Sunday, we’ll turn to see the Holy Spirit as The Power, specifically the one who empowers the church for its work and mission in the world.
All of us have moments and situations in which we cry out for comfort because we are hurting in some way. Likewise, we all taste discouragement and even hopelessness from time to time. On Sunday we will explore how we can experience the Holy Spirit as the One God sends to help encourage and comfort us.
We now have the intimate guiding presence of God available to us any time, any place, through the intimate presence of the Holy Spirit. But how exactly does the Holy Spirit guide us? We’ll see this week that the main way the Spirit guides us is through His Word, as he makes his will plain and gives us the power to live in accordance with it.
Last week we began our 5 week series on the Holy Spirit by seeing that Jesus calls the Holy Spirit “the Helper.” But what does the Spirit help us with? This Sunday we’ll see that one of the main things that the Spirit helps us with is becoming more like Jesus - or what is often called “sanctification.”
This week we begin our new sermon series, Come, Holy Spirit! Over the next five weeks we’ll be exploring in more depth the person of the Holy Spirit, who the Spirit is, and what the Spirit does. As we kick off this new series this week we’ll be looking at those things more broadly by reading from John 15:26 and 16:7-15.
The ascension is the key to the Christian life! The ascension made all the effects of Jesus’ risen life available to us and every believer in every time and place. The ascension is also when the ministry of Jesus shifts from simply being the ministry of a single man to a global community. We’ll explore all these aspects of the ascension of Jesus this Sunday.
This week's story invites us to encounter the living Jesus on our own journeys. Jesus promises us that even after he is ascended, “You will see me” (John 14:20). But we often miss the risen Jesus in our every day lives. This story shows us the many reasons we may miss him, but also invites us to ways that we have our eyes open to him more and more.
Guatemalan poet Julia Esquivel wrote a poem called “They Have Threatened Us with Resurrection.” It may sound strange that the message of Easter may be threatening. Everything Jesus is and everything Jesus taught is true and now grasps us with authority, and we will follow him wherever he leads. This Easter, let’s come expecting to meet with the risen Lord.
As we have journeyed together through the book of Luke for the last 16 months, we have heard Jesus say again and again that he must go to Jerusalem. Now finally, on Palm Sunday, we witness the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and the beginning of the terrible and wonderful drama of the cross and resurrection.
Our preacher this Sunday is Dr. Wesley Hill. He is the author of the books Washed and Waiting and Spiritual Friendship, and is a frequent contributor of articles to the journals First Things and Christianity Today. Please welcome him to our community!
This week, we look at how Jesus celebrates and welcomes the littlest ones in our society, and how he not only affirms their value, but teaches that we are supposed to become like them! We’ll explore what that might mean for our daily lives.
Revolutions are often won and lost on battlefields by armies. Usually, the stronger soldiers and the superior firepower wins out, but the revolution of the King looks different in our world. This week, we'll look at Luke 19, where we see another unlikely participant in the ongoing movement of God’s kingdom becoming manifest in our world.
This week, Luke tells the example of another person Jesus meets along his path: a blind impoverished beggar. And yet, this man who is portrayed as a model disciple. We’ll look at why this blind beggar is the model disciple and what it would mean for us to become like him too.
This week, we're exploring the well-known story about Jesus’s encounter with a rich young ruler. This is a story about money, yes, and it is also a story about grace and our inability to save our own lives.
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