Current Series

Current Series

Dec 1, 2013

Description :: Without proper care, anything will began to decay. In physics, we call this the law of entropy. In theology, we call this the effect of sin. And spiritual entropy was at work degrading churches shortly after they were established in the first century. That was the issue Paul faced. The church in Ephesus, the church he had founded, was falling...

Worship at Providence – June 30, 2013

Worship at Providence – June 30, 2013

Jun 26, 2013

  This week, we finish up the Olivet Discourse. These verses mark a transition as the focus goes from the Destruction of Jerusalem to His certain return. Jesus gives the parable of the fig tree, followed by specific instructions for us as we await His coming in glory. What we find is that eschatology matter. Understanding that He will return should impact...

The Reformation Day Faire

The Reformation Day Faire

Jun 10, 2013

For a review of the 2012 Faire, go here! October 17-19, 2014 “Register Today!“ “It is necessary always to stand upon this, that we must hold the glory of God in greater esteem than our life, and we should always elect a thousand deaths rather than violate a single commandment of God.” Pierre Viret (1511 – 1571 AD) Join us again this...

Considering Your Future

Considering Your Future

Jan 6, 2013

  Today’s text acts as an exclamation mark to the rest of Luke 16, calling us to consider the sobering end of a life apart from the Lord. Through the story of Lazarus and the rich man, Jesus paints a vivid and horrifying picture of the eternal destiny faced by those in hell. We find a depiction of their suffering, their desires, and their...

The Law: Legalism and Liberty

The Law: Legalism and Liberty

Dec 30, 2012

  As we continue in the Gospel of Luke, we come to yet another confrontation with the Pharisees. Earlier, Jesus had shared with His disciples how those who follow Him should recognize our position as stewards, and how we should use all He has given us to make eternal friends. This should be done remembering there is no distinction between the sacred and...

Bah! Humbug!

Bah! Humbug!

Dec 23, 2012

As we move into Luke 16. we find Jesus giving us a timely lesson on stewardship. Many people spend their resources, their time, talents, and treasure, without any forethought of tomorrow. Others selfishly hold onto the stuff of this world, seeking only earthly gain, and not considering the impact actions have on eternity. However, using the story of the...

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Of the Father’s Love Begotten

Dec 16, 2012

  The third account in Jesus’ parable in Luke 15 presents the famous story we know as the Prodigal Son. This narrative is one of the best loved accounts in the Bible, indeed in all the world, because it presents for us emotions we all struggle with, such as selfishness, ambition, pride, arrogance, anger, lust, bitterness, passion. We also see loss,...

Joy to the World! The Lost are Found!

Joy to the World! The Lost are Found!

Dec 9, 2012

  Have you ever lost something that you loved? Do you remember the emotions you went through, considering your loss? Do you remember the zeal you had as you searched for it? How about the joy you experienced when you found that which was lost? In Luke 15:1-10, Jesus calls the Pharisees to remember those emotions, and to evaluate their hearts, as He covers...

Feasting with Jesus

Feasting with Jesus

Nov 25, 2012

  As we come into Luke 14, we see quite a bit of discussion on the topic of feasting. Jesus is invited to a Pharisee’s home for a Sabbath Day feast. And yet, this feast was actually a trap. Jesus evades the trap, and then proceeds to teach the gathered crowd how they can be sure to have a seat at His Table. Those who are pharisaical. holding on to...

Finding Confidence in the Days Ahead

Finding Confidence in the Days Ahead

Nov 11, 2012

  As we look forward to the days ahead, some may be tempted to despair. We live in a world that appears to be increasingly hostile to the message of the Cross. But, as we remember the history of the world, we see this is not the first time God’s people have been despised. Jesus, the very Son of God, experienced hostility and opposition from the prideful,...