The Idol of Independence | James 4:13-17

The core problem of every human heart is a worship problem: “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:25). Each culture has its own particular false gods; the idols clamoring for our attention and affection are particular to our status as Americans. In this series, we name some of the false gods we’re prone to worship… and we show how Jesus is better.

The Problem of Idolatry | 1 John 5:20-21

The core problem of every human heart is a worship problem: “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:25). Each culture has its own particular false gods; the idols clamoring for our attention and affection are particular to our status as Americans. In this series, we name some of the false gods we’re prone to worship… and we show how Jesus is better.

Psalm 17

The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for thousands of years. We immerse ourselves in this book each summer to hear its truth, learn from its wisdom, and be shaped by its vision of the good life.

“Deliver my soul from the wicked.” What does it look like to seek God when people have it out for you? Psalm 17 is a cry for vindication, seeking God’s intervention in the midst of enemies.

Psalm 16

The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for thousands of years. We immerse ourselves in this book each summer to hear its truth, learn from its wisdom, and be shaped by its vision of the good life.

”At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16 is a psalm of re-orientation, reminding us that God is our portion, our good, and the source of our joy. When we seek life, fullness, and pleasure in other things, we’ll be disappointed; only God can bring us pleasure forevermore.

Psalm 15

“O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent?” Psalm 15 shows us the kind of person who is welcome in God’s presence - and points the way to Jesus, who has ascended God’s holy hill and kept His covenant faithfully.

The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for thousands of years. We immerse ourselves in this book each summer to hear its truth, learn from its wisdom, and be shaped by its vision of the good life.

Psalm 14

The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for thousands of years. We immerse ourselves in this book each summer to hear its truth, learn from its wisdom, and be shaped by its vision of the good life.

"The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Psalm 14 shows us that our problems come from rejecting God’s authority - and that the antidote is to delight in God’s authority.

Psalm 11

The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for thousands of years. We immerse ourselves in this book each summer to hear its truth, learn from its wisdom, and be shaped by its vision of the good life.

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11 shows us how the righteous react in the midst of crisis: they rest in God’s greatness, goodness, and generosity.

Psalm 10

“Why do you hide yourself?” Psalm 10 wrestles with the reality of injustice and oppression, and shows us how to approach God in the midst of it.

The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for thousands of years. We immerse ourselves in this book each summer to hear its truth, learn from its wisdom, and be shaped by its vision of the good life.

Minor Prophets: Micah

“Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you” (Zechariah 1:3). God’s word to his people then is still his word to his people now. Like the Israelites, WE have departed from the Lord. In this series, we preach through all 12 of the Minor Prophets, exploring how God invites His people to repent of their sins and return to him with renewed joy, renewed love, and renewed loyalty.

The Fear of the Lord | Malachi 3:13-18

One of the great spiritual dangers for God's people is the danger of "going through the motions" - doing the right things externally, but with cold and shallow hearts. In this series we draw from the Minor Prophets to explore the problem of dead orthodoxy and its solution: Vital Christianity. This is a series about renewal, revival, awakening... about taking God seriously.

Resolute Obedience | Amos 5:10-15

One of the great spiritual dangers for God's people is the danger of "going through the motions" - doing the right things externally, but with cold and shallow hearts. In this series we draw from the Minor Prophets to explore the problem of dead orthodoxy and its solution: Vital Christianity. This is a series about renewal, revival, awakening... about taking God seriously.

True Repentance | Hosea 6:1-6

One of the great spiritual dangers for God's people is the danger of "going through the motions" - doing the right things externally, but with cold and shallow hearts. In this series, we draw from the Minor Prophets to explore the problem of dead orthodoxy and its solution: Vital Christianity. This is a series about renewal, revival, awakening... about taking God seriously.

Bearing Fruit | John 15:1-13

One of the great spiritual dangers for God's people is the danger of "going through the motions" - doing the right things externally, but with cold and shallow hearts. In this series we draw from the Minor Prophets to explore the problem of dead orthodoxy and its solution: Vital Christianity. This is a series about renewal, revival, awakening... about taking God seriously.