Monday, April 21, 2008

A Royal Priesthood

Pastor Andrew deviates for his originally planned sermon to talk about his long terms vision for Columbia Grove and it's mission.

What does it mean for us to be "priests" to our culture?

From 1 Peter 2:2-10

2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

The Living Stone and a Chosen People

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by human beings but chosen by God and precious to him— 5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For in Scripture it says:
"See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame."

7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
"The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,"

8 and,
"A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall."
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.

9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Where Did The Bible Come From?

And why do people make such a big deal about it?


A modern day parable about grace.

The Parable of the Pigsty Princess

A story of the love of God.

The Parable of the Stingy Billionare

What About Those Who Never Hear?

Part of a sermon series called, "Questions I was Afraid to Ask." What about those who never hear about Jesus?

Finding Jesus

The Imposter Prince

Christians and the Environment

Discovering Daddy


The Dangers of Being Comfortable

Finding Clarity in the Fog

Christians and War

Captain Blackbeard's Most Terrible Trade

Being Free Without Binding Others

Avoiding Sheepburgers

Are We In The End Times



Christians go though desert experiences of faith.

Questions I Was Afraid To Ask

How Would Jesus Vote?