November 5, 2017
Division persists along political, racial, and socioeconomic lines (cf. James 2:1-13). The way we speak about others often reinforces these divisions (cf. 3:1-12). But because the gospel eradicates selfish ambition, God’s people can pursue peace. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on James 2:1-13; 3:1-18.
October 8, 2017
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
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
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
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 […]
August 27, 2017
Often the most difficult portion of the Life Race is the final stretch, best accomplished with a specific plan to finish well. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
August 20, 2017
The Life Race is not run alone, as God gives us others with whom we may train, compete, and serve together. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on Acts 20:16-38.
August 13, 2017
The long Life Race will take the runner in front of many skeptics and critics who will debate and doubt the reality of the race. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on Acts 26.
July 23, 2017
The message of truth in the Life Race will be out of step with the rest of the world, and this is to be expected. Pastor Randy speaks on Acts17:16-34 and 1 Corinthians 3:5-7.
July 9, 2017
Opponents in the Life Race are very real, very active and very serious about thwarting victory … but ultimately powerless to prevail. Pastor Randy Buchman preaches on Acts 14.