1 Samuel 16 marks a turning point in the biggest story of the Bible. Israel had demanded to have a king like all the other nations had, and God had given them just what they asked for. Saul turned out to be just like the kings of all the nations. He had no concern for […]

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In this sermon, Pastor Keith Ryoo covers the coronation of an apparent hesitant King Saul, Israel’s first monarch, and Israel’s complete and total rejection of God as their sole ruler. God permits Israel to have a king, despite the dire warnings of the obvious pitfalls of such a governmental system. What we see is that, […]

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The Faithful King We Need (1 Samuel 8 )

Chapter 8 begins the next major section of the book. It also marks a turning point in the history of Israel. Here we discover how God’s people came to be a nation ruled by kings. But this all came about as they experienced yet another crisis of faith. Once again Israel was faced with a […]

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Zion, Radiant and Beautiful (Isaiah 60)

At the end of chapter 59 we read how the Lord Yahweh himself would come to save his people, securing both worldwide and eternal results. This promise was fulfilled when Jesus Christ came in the armor of God to redeem us from sin and establish a new covenant in his blood. What follows now in […]

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The God Who Gathers the Outcast (Isaiah 56:1-8)

Isaiah 56-66, the last section of the book, holds forth a vision of the kingdom of God—a kingdom that is both now and not yet—calling us to a life of faith that is centered on Christ and bears witness to his saving rule. In this sermon, pastor Matt helps us see that God’s grace gathers […]

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The Seduction of Power (Proverbs 21)

In this sermon, our guest preacher, pastor Reid Ferguson of the Evangelical Church of Fairport, provides us with a biblical understanding of power from Proverbs 21 and exposes the danger of the lust for power in this present age. What we will discover is that there is nothing more countercultural than not needing or seeking […]

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The Gospel and Church Order (Matthew 28:18-20)

Since 2014, our church has experienced a significant amount of change. Seven years ago, in faith, we began a revitalization effort in order to apply biblical priorities to our life and ministry. But why did we do all this? Was it just so our church looks good on paper, or so that we fit in […]

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After two years, we have concluded our study through the book of Acts, the second part of Luke’s two-volume account of the gospel of Jesus Christ and its impact in the world. Our goal throughout this sermon series has been to keep the spotlight where it needs to be: on our sovereign, faithful, and gracious […]

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