Day Like No Other

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

A Day Like No Other

Sunday we come to our final parable of the series. If at the beginning of his ministry Jesus trained and equipped His disciples to enter into a harvest where souls would be brought into His kingdom, he concludes his teaching ministry by describing the day when the work would be complete: judgment day. 'When the Son of Man comes,' he said. Jesus made a big deal about it, as does the New Testament, and for good reason: it will truly be a day like no other! Sunday we examine this heart-searching passage. Join us!

All Roads Lead to Him

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

All Roads Lead to Him

A quick look at our nation's highway system and one will notice that all roads make their way to our capitol, Washington, D.C. Similarly, every text of Scripture contains a road that will take you to Christ. In Him we find hope, meaning, and salvation! He is the Good News of the old and new testaments. Jesus himself spoke to this in a story about a householder. Sunday we'll explore this little noticed parable. Join us!

Who Goes to Heaven?

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

Who Goes to Heaven?

We often think of life-and-death issues as those concerning abortion, euthanasia, or the death penalty. Each of those are certainly categorized as a life-and-death issue, as is the question, "Who goes to heaven?" It's not unusual to hear someone say, 'Last night 18 teenagers were saved at our retreat!' Were they? Or is that an act of "counting unhatched chickens" (Spurgeon)? What did Jesus have to say about the matter? That's where we are headed this Sunday with "Who Goes to Heaven?" Join us!

Using God's Gifts

Dr. Sukhwant S. Bhatia

Using God's Gifts

God gives his people good gifts and gospel opportunities to employ them. Each are gifted with at least one talent, and likely more, to impact our places of influence for our Father's glory. Everyone gets something, and will be held accountable for what they did with what was given. Jesus teaches this in his parable of the talents. Join us Sunday for "Using God's Gifts".

Lost and Found

Aaron Mann, Director of Student Ministries

Lost and Found

God created each of us differently. Different backgrounds. Different hobbies. Different passions. While this is a beautiful thing, it can also be very challenging. Ministering to and relating to individuals who are different than we are can often be very testing. In Luke 15, Jesus shares two parables with a mixed group that reveal the tremendous heart he had for the lost. As we will see, there is much for us to learn from the way Jesus responds. Join us this Sunday at 11 AM as we continue our series in the parables.

The Parable of the Growing Seed

Mr. Andy Nelson

The Parable of the Growing Seed

Andy Nelson last served as Youth Pastor and part of the teaching team at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to that, he served as the Student Ministry Director at Westminster Church. Andy currently works at Eagle Ranch as their Director of Spiritual Life. He and his wife, Emily, have four children. This Sunday Andy will be preaching on "The Parable of the Growing Seed".

More is Never Enough

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

More Is Never Enough

If there's one thing we mortals do well it's comparison. We constantly gauge how we are doing by comparing our lot to those around us: She's taller than me, but I'm prettier. He's smarter than I am, but I'm more athletic. And it starts early; just watch kids compare their Halloween candy piles or their take at the Easter egg hunt. She has more than me! He won't share! Jesus was confronted with such a complaint, and it led to one of His most troubling parables. Join us Sunday for "More Is Never Enough."

The True Pentecostal

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

The True Pentecostal

When the word 'Pentecostal' comes to mind, perhaps you think of Robert Duvall's character, "Sonny" Dewey in the film "The Apostle," who boasted he was a 'a genuine, Holy Ghost, Jesus-filled preachin' machine!' Of course, you might also have visions of week-long camp meetings 'out in the country.' Often Pentecostalism is connected to 'tongue-speaking.' None of that necessarily means one is a 'Pentecostal.' Sunday we celebrate Pentecost Sunday by answering the question, 'What's a true Pentecostal?' Join us!

An Ascended Savior!

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

An Ascended Savior!

If you were to walk into the average Christian bookstore and ask for a book on the life of Jesus, most of the books will begin with His birth and end with His resurrection. A few might mention His ascension to be with the Father. But praise God Jesus is alive at work now! And what He is doing at this moment brings fantastic assurance for the Christian. Sunday we celebrate it with "An Ascended Savior!" Join us!

Your Live in Six Words

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

Your Life in Six Words

If you had to summarize your life in six words, what would they be? Several years ago, an online magazine asked that question. It was so flooded with responses that the site almost crashed; the responses eventually resulted in a book. What about the man who stumbled upon Jesus' 'treasure hidden in a field' story? How would he answer the question? Or the guy who found the costly 'pearl'? That's where we are headed Sunday in our Jesus Stories series. Join us!

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He Told Stories

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

He Told Stories

Jesus taught his people to pray "your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10). And with his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount, he shows us what that looks like. He did the same with the stories he told - his parables. The parables he spoke reveal what the kingdom of God - brought near in creation - is and does. For the next several months, we will consider a selection of Jesus' parables and what they mean for believers today. We kick off this Sunday with "He Told Stories". Join us!

This is Us

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

This Is Us

Past decisions have present and future consequences. This is true in life, and the storylines of Scripture refuse to hide it. Scripture refuses to present us with a romantic portrait of life. Good beginnings don't guarantee happy endings. Sadly, sin often spoils the story. Case in point: the anti-climactic narrative of Nehemiah 13. Sunday we conclude our series in Nehemiah with "This Is Us." Hope you'll join us!

We Live for the Lord

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

We Live for the Lord

Want to have fun at the next party you attend? Ask two simple questions: "If you knew you were going to die one year from today, what would you do and how would you want to be remembered?" Now you may not be invited back to future parties, but hopefully those questions will lead to life reflection and reassessment. How about you? How would you respond? Nehemiah 11 and 12 take us there this Sunday. Join us for "We Live for the Lord"!

The Signing of a Covenant

Rev. Dr. Lane Stephenson

The Signing of a Covenant

In all negotiations and considerations, there comes a time when we either commit ourselves or walk away - or possibly admit that we are simply along for the ride and have no interest at all in making a commitment. Having confessed their disobedience to God, the people of Israel commit themselves - by signing their names to a written covenant - to obey God's laws. In doing so, they set themselves apart from the world to the service of God. There is much for us to learn as we return to our series from Nehemiah this Sunday. We look at chapter ten, "The Signing of a Covenant".

I Got You!

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

I Got You!

Easter falls on April 1st this year, which is also April Fool's Day. Pranks galore! Grapes covered in chocolate egg wrappers, dyed uncooked eggs, broccoli inserted in a plastic egg. Ready yourself for a big 'gotcha' day! Have fun with it, but remember: Easter is about Good News not 'gotcha news.' It's about three words that we all want to know. Join us this Easter Sunday for "I Got You!"

All and In All

Jeff Thompson, RUF International

All and in All

The first Sunday of Holy Week is commonly called "Palm Sunday." Jesus entering into Jerusalem to shouts of "Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!" (Mark 11:9). Sunday we remember Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem with a message from Rev. Jeff Thompson of RUF-International, UGA. RUF-I exists to spread the glory and enjoyment of God among all the 110 nations on the UGA campus. This Palm Sunday Rev. Thompson will be bringing "All and in All." Join us!

The Vision of the Mission

Richard Pratt, President of Third Millennium Ministries

The Vision of the Mission

Dr. Richard Pratt is the President of Third Millennium Ministries. Third Millennium was launched in 1997 to provide: "Biblical Education, For the World, For Free." This goal is being met by building a multimedia seminary curriculum in English, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian and Spanish. Dr. Pratt taught at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and Orlando, FL, for 21 years. He also chaired the Old Testament Department in Orlando. He received a BA from Roanoke College, his M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Pratt has traveled extensively throughout the world to evangelize and lecture, including Australia, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, India, Colombia, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States. Helping the church worldwide is his passion. He believes that any person that has the desire to learn more about the Bible should be given that opportunity. Furthermore, it should be accessible, in their own language, and at no cost to them.

Encountering God

Rev. Dr. Stacey Cox

Encountering God

What if God were on Facebook? What would His page look like? And what if He approached His profile the way most of us do? Would His name be listed as "Almighty God"? "The Deity"? "I AM WHO I AM"? Relationship status: "Triune and eternally delightful"? Photos: "None available" (see the 2nd commandment). Nehemiah 9 is all about God. He's the main subject - who He is, what He does for His people, and what His people must do for Him. Sunday we dive into "Encountering God." Come join us!