We have done a lot of house projects over the years. Some were small projects and others major remodels. Each time we approached a project there was excited anticipation of the final product. We longed for something beautiful, lasting, and most importantly - finished! One thing I learned about remodeling is that there is ALWAYS something unexpected below the surface of the project.

And that something unexpected was usually expensive, hard work, and for the most part boring. Things like rotting wood, old wiring, and rusty plumbing. These were not fun and exciting to fix. But we knew that they were necessary and would make the final product not only beautiful, but lasting and most importantly - finished!

Our spiritual lives are similar. We want to look good on the outside and be able to love God and neighbor unencumbered by sin and shame. But there is ALWAYS something below the surface. There is deeply rooted sin that if not dealt with, will ruin our exterior and prevent us from loving God and others. We need to get at that deep sin and work on it and fix it before our exterior will truly be beautiful. The good news is that God is at work in us and on us renewing our souls. He shows us how to get to our roots, gives us Jesus to deal with our sin, and forgives us fully to make us right with Him with no guilt or shame.

This Sunday we will continue in our Genesis series. I will preach on the original sin and rebellion against God that gives us an idea of what the root of all sin is all about. Come ready to hear God in His Word. It is a privilege, obeyed command, and joy to come before God in community!

"So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened…" - Genesis 3:6-7a

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:

Inherited Corruption

The sinful nature, or the tendency to sin, which all people inherit because of Adam’s sin (often referred to as “original pollution”). This idea entails that (1) in our natures we totally lack spiritual good before God; and (2) in our actions we are totally unable to do spiritual good before God.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of God speaking to Samuel, found in 1 Samuel 3. The kids will learn the Bible point "God speaks, so we listen for him." Kids have busier schedules than ever. Without a break in their activities, it can be hard for kids to have room to listen for God. We want to encourage kids to pause for a least a few minutes each day, allowing space for God to speak.


Sermon Topic - August 11

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 3:6-7a

“The Root of Sin”

Lectionary Readings

Genesis 37:1-4; 12-28

Psalm 105:1-6; 16-22; 45b

Romans 10:5-15

Matthew 14:22-33

July 2019 YTD