Tag Archives: Grace

Why the Law Teaches Us to Receive the Good News (Galatians 3:15-29)

11/12/17. Week 6 in Galatians. Paul takes actual categories of social situations and shows us how we can all be equal and one in Christ. 

Yet in our day we all create all sorts of categories that define us, and thus divide us. (Therefore, not surprisingly, an “us” vs. “them” will not change people. Jesus changes people.) 

Why the Law Teaches Us to Receive the Good News

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 3:15-29 #RenewGalatians

Everything Changes at the Cross: The Righteous Shall Live By Faith (Galatians 3:1-14)

11/5/17. Week 5 in Galatians. “To be convinced in our hearts that we have forgiveness of sins and peace with God by grace alone is the hardest thing.” 
—Martin Luther

Everything Changes at the Cross: The Righteous Shall Live By Faith

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 3:1-14 #RenewGalatians

Pillars of Grace: Freedom & Unity (Galatians 2:1-10)

10/15/17. Week 3 in Galatians. In a day of division and identity politics, what does true Christian unity look like? Can we honor God, and love people? Or are personal freedom and church unity opposed?

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 2:1-10 #RenewGalatians

Set Free & Sent Free (Galatians 1:1-10)

10/1/17. Week 1 in Galatians. Set Free & Sent Free (Galatians 1:1-10). There is a righteousness offered to us in Christ through the Gospel. “God imputes it to us apart from our works—in other words, it is passive righteousness, as the others are active. For we do nothing for it, and we give nothing for it. We only receive it.”(Martin Luther)

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Galatians 1:1-10 #RenewGalatians

How God the Master Builds (Psalm 127)

9/24/17. Week 15 in Summer Psalms. We kickoff the Fall with an all-church whole family gathering, focusing on the themes and truths of Psalm 127. Every generation together in one worship gathering.

After singing and praying together, Kari Patterson read aloud the good book What is the Church? 

Then Trevor Hanna taught us about building our lives upon the the solid foundation of God’s Word in the Gospel (Matthew 7:24-29)

// an all-church whole family gathering around Psalm 127 #SummerPsalms

Totality: An Awe-Full Church Experience (Psalm 73)

8/27/17. Week 11 in Summer Psalms. Totality: An Awe-Full Church Experience (Psalm 73).

Continuing from part one on Psalm 73, we considered how much of our nation stood in awe of the heavens this week, during the middle of the morning, the “end” of those who see God’s work in the world but do not honor Him as Creator, and why we Christians often neglect our responsibility to grow in grace. 

(Quotes shared also appear on blog page.)

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Psalm 73 (part two) #SummerPsalms

The End of Self-Supremacy (Psalm 73)

8/20/17. Week 10 in Summer Psalms. The End of Self-Supremacy (Psalm 73).

We took a moment as a whole congregation to consider the historical moment in the world, and in our nation, to pause and interpret these things through the lens of Scripture. We let the Word of God as a whole, and Psalm 73 specifically, interpret current events for us.

(Quotes shared also appear on blog page.)

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Psalm 73 (part one) #SummerPsalms

Too Familiar To Follow? (Mark 6:1-6) & Sending the Unimpressive Ones (Mark 6:7-13)

2/19/17. Week 15 in the Gospel of Mark. After investing time to hear from and send the Uganda 2017 mission team, we dove into the sixth chapter in the Gospel of Mark. This timely reminder comes in two paragraphs in Scripture: about familiarity (vs. celebrity), and being sent out with very little (instead of all the things that make us feel significant). The two parts of Mark 6:1-13 is meant for us to discover how we often misunderstand the person of Jesus and how He wants us to follow Him.

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Mark 6:1-13; John 1:10-14; 3:19-21 #GospelofMark