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The Promises of God Stand


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Book of Esther

Summary: The Book of Esther demonstrates that God never forgot the covenant promises he made to Abraham and his descendants. The foundation that undergirds this book is the faithfulness of God. In Christ, we too have become recipients of God’s promises. Paul writes: “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise” (Galatians 3:29). The assurance we have is predicated on the faithfulness of God to keep his promises.

Pride Before The Fall


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Book of Esther

Summary: Two main characters in the story of Esther are filled with pride which leads them to actions that undermine their futures and threaten the very survival of an entire race of people. The consequences of their pride includes their downfall. But pride isn’t just a problem facing these men in the Persian empire long ago; it is a problem we face today. The Scriptures provide guidance on how we are to deal with this deadly sin.

Providence? Coincidence?


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Book of Esther

Summary: The story of Esther is the story of God’s providence. Karen Jobes, in her commentary of Esther in The NIV Application Commentary, writes: “When we speak of God’s providence, we mean that God, in some invisible and inscrutable way governs all creatures, actions and circumstances through the normal and the ordinary course of human life, without the intervention of the miraculous.” God uses our decisions and actions and those of others to bring about his divine will and purpose.

Esther: An Introduction


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Series: Book of Esther

Summary: An unknown author wrote the Old Testament book of Esther to explain the events that led to the establishment of Purim as a Jewish festival. There is a literary device that is prominent in this fascinating book. It is called peripety. Peripety is a term used to refer to a sudden turn of events that reverses the expected outcome of a story. This message is an overview of the book and its key characters. We also see that peripety is prevalent in God’s redemptive story – God rewrites the human story; through faith in Christ, he rewrites your story, and he reverses the expected, and we might add – deserved, ending.

20 Seconds


Speaker: Chris Mendez

Summary: Jesus said to “love your neighbor”, in this message we’ll explore why this idea is so important for those who follow Jesus.

Preaching The Gospel To Yourself - Zephaniah Style


Speaker: Randy Newman

Summary: Guest Speaker-Dr. Randy Newman: Preaching The Gospel To Yourself - Zephaniah Style

Approaching God


Speaker: Chris Mendez

Summary: When it comes to interpersonal relationships of any kind how you approach things is pretty important. But it’s bigger than that, how a person approaches a relationship actually communicates quite a bit about how they view that relationship The same is true when it comes to our relationship with God. How we approach God communicates quite a bit about how we view that most important relationship. In this message, will look at three instances where Jesus teaches us some important truths about how we should approach our loving Heavenly Father.

The Apostles’ Creed - “I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins…”


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: The Apostles’ Creed ends with three statements of belief that have to do with the reign of God throughout eternity: the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Forgiveness is such an important doctrine. This truth sets Christianity apart from all the other great religions of the world. The resurrection of the body and life everlasting are tremendous promises for those who believe in Jesus.

The Apostles’ Creed - “I Believe in the Holy Ghost…”


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: The Creed continues by stating belief in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic Church, and the Communion of Saints. These can be grouped under the banner of “The Reign of God in the Church.” The Holy Spirit plays such a major role in the establishment of the Church

The Apostles’ Creed - “I Believe in Jesus”


Speaker: Mark Petersburg

Summary: The Creed ends its affirmations about Jesus with more important observations about him and his work: “the third day he rose again…ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God…; from thence he shall come to judge….” The resurrection is proof that Jesus’ sacrifice was sufficient satisfaction for God’s judgment against sin. Then he took his place in heaven with the Father and intercedes for us (Romans 8). From that position he will one day return to gather the church to himself and then return for judgment.