Sermon Archives

The Other Side of the Tracks: Looking Beyond Ourselves
October 8, 2017

The Worldwide Vision and Expanse of the Church

The Worldwide Vision and Expanse of the Church

After the resurrection, the gospel spread from Hebraic Jews to Hellenistic Jews, to god-fearers, to proselytes, and ultimately to Gentiles. God has broken down the barriers that divide to make one new body in Jesus Christ: the church.  Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on Acts11:19-21, Acts 16:9-10, and Ephesians 2:11-22.

October 1, 2017

Centurions Then and Now

Centurions Then and Now

The Scriptures have a rather positive view of centurions on the varied occasions they cross paths with Jesus and the church community. There was a centurion of faith who believed in the healing power of Christ, and Cornelius was the first true Gentile convert. Others (at the cross / on ship with Paul) represent people […]

September 24, 2017

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Jesus

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Jesus

Jesus often surprised those around him with a heart of compassion and desire to reach out to the disenfranchised, even to such as the Samaritan woman – truly a person from “the other side of the tracks” in every way. This is a model for us that squares with God’s expansive open door of grace […]

September 17, 2017

The Forever Heart of God for the World

The Forever Heart of God for the World

Even in the Old Testament, God cares about all the nations. From the scattering of the people at Babel, to the universal implications of the Abrahamic Covenant, to Israel’s calling as a nation of priests, to God’s heart for Jonah to preach to the Ninevites, to the prediction of the Messiah as a light to […]