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[Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness] Matthew 4:8-11

[Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness] Matthew 4:8-11

Apr 8, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series: Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Although Jesus was tempted, it can be difficult to see how exactly he was tempted as we are [Heb. 4:15]—especially in the wilderness [Mt. 4:1-11]. At a surface level, turning stones into bread, jumping off temples, and ...

[Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness] Matthew 4:5-7

[Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness] Matthew 4:5-7

Apr 1, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Studying how Jesus was tempted in the wilderness reminds us of his humanity. He was a man, who experienced trials and temptations like normal humans—but because he was God, he overcame. In Matthew 4:5-7, he experienced the second ...

[Up From The Waters & Into the Wilderness] Matthew 4:2-4

[Up From The Waters & Into the Wilderness] Matthew 4:2-4

Mar 25, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Jesus began his journey into the wilderness by fasting for forty days—after which, he was hungry. Then, temptation began. Seeing physical hunger as an opportunity, Satan attempted to get Jesus to sidestep God’s provision and provide for himself ...

[Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness] Mt. 3:16-4:1

[Up From the Waters & Into the Wilderness] Mt. 3:16-4:1

Mar 19, 2014 | No Comments

After finishing Grace & Mission last week, we had the opportunity to baptize three people at The Vue. It was packed with people of all generations who were excited to celebrate. With the excitement and emotions of last Saturday still pulsing, we opened our Bibles to the baptism of Jesus: And when Jesus was baptized, ...

[Grace & Mission] Matthew 12:38-42

[Grace & Mission] Matthew 12:38-42

Mar 5, 2014 | No Comments

Study what Jesus studied. You can understand someone better if you know what has influenced them. For Jesus, it was what we know as the Old Testament—the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets. In Matthew 12:38-42, Jesus uses the story of Jonah to make a point—a story with which we are now familiar. Despite the ...

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 4:1-11

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 4:1-11

Feb 18, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Growing up, I never remember hearing a rendition of Jonah that included Jonah 4:1-11. The storyteller always stopped at God’s compassion toward Nineveh and let our minds ruminate about what it might be like ...

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 3:4-10

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 3:4-10

Feb 13, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Ampersand. If you don’t know what an ampersand is, it’s the “and symbol” [&] like the one in our series graphic. Through the first half of Jonah, we focused on God’s grace toward Jonah ...

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 2:10-3:3

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 2:10-3:3

Feb 4, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Decide. Move. Trust. After two chapters of Jonah’s personal experience of grace, the story returns to God’s call to participation in His mission—a fresh start and a fresh perspective. God isn’t finished with Jonah, ...

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 1:17-2:9

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 1:17-2:9

Jan 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

From our current series called Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm.  After running from God and being thrown overboard, the story wasn’t over for Jonah. We still have a few more chapters. In the heart of the sea, Jonah discovered the heart ...

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 1:4-16

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 1:4-16

Jan 23, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. After running away from God’s call [Jonah 1:1-3], we would expect God to find another prophet to fulfill His mission. Instead, God chooses to extend an unexpected act of grace toward ...

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 1:1-3

[Grace & Mission] Jonah 1:1-3

Jan 17, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series called Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights at 8:30pm. Sometimes, our plans change. After prepping all week to preach a sermon on how God speaks to us, I nearly ignored how God was speaking to me on Saturday afternoon. That ...

Nick & Katlyn Chambers

Nick & Katlyn Chambers

Jan 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

In November of 2012, I wrote a short message to two friends that began something like this: “I can’t pay you, but I want you to move to Pittsburgh. Here’s why…” In August of 2013, Nick and Katlyn Chambers moved to an apartment right down the street from us in Pittsburgh to make disciples of local ...

Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah

Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah

Jan 7, 2014 | No Comments

From our current series, Grace & Mission: The Heart of God in the Book of Jonah. Join us on Saturday nights @ 8:30pm. “Without this internship, I don’t know how long it would’ve been before I realized the absolute primacy of the gospel. It’s not okay to not tell people about Jesus. Man, how did ...

Resolving Like a Disciple

Resolving Like a Disciple

Dec 31, 2013 | No Comments

New Year’s Day. The Holy Grail of fresh starts. We love the idea of a fresh start, and for many, New Year’s is the closest we can get. People begin frantically making life-altering resolutions in the preceding weeks, and every January 1 we begin either pursuing or abandoning our resolutions. As disciples, though, personal transformation ...

Luke 24:33-39 [The Table]

Luke 24:33-39 [The Table]

Dec 11, 2013 | No Comments

The final sermon from our most recent series: The Table. Join us on Saturday Nights @ 8:30pm. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we arrived at the second table of the risen-from-the-dead Jesus [along with Lk. 24:30] and the last table of our current series. Not only did Jesus actually rise from the dead, the Old Testament anticipated ...