The Lord Your God

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

The LORD Your God

Too often, the Ten Commandments are mistakenly considered God's "rules" - His outdated list of do's and don'ts that add up to a guilt-ridden, legalistic way of life. Yet, the Bible tells us they come from a loving heavenly Father who speaks to His child in "I-you" terms at every point; to one who has been loved, saved, and kept in Christ. Sunday we begin our new series on the Commandments with "The LORD Your God." Join us!

Surviving Life & Death

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

Surviving Life & Death

I was recently in an outfitter and ran across a "survival kit in a can." Twenty-five survival items stuffed in an air-tight, nuclear proof can; things like a fishhook, a whistle, waterproof matches, a stick of Big Red gum - don't get caught in the wilderness with bad breath. If only life came with a ready-made survival kit! Good news: God has given that to us! Join us Sunday for "Surviving Life & Death"

Friends

Rev. Dr. Lane Stephenson

Friendship

A longing for friendship existed in the heart of Adam before sin entered the world. It is a consequence of our being created in the likeness of a Triune God. The book of Proverbs provides wise instruction on friendship that is rooted in the nature of God, revealed in the heart of God, and fulfilled in Christ. We focus this Sunday on friendship from the perspective of God's wisdom.

Family Wisdom

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

Family Wisdom

Dressing like a first-grader is fairly simple; all you have to do is button your shirt wrong. You know, button your shirt so that the holes and the buttons don't match up. Get that first button wrong, and there's no way to correct it without starting over. Getting the first one right is the key to getting everything else right. Marrying and raising a family is like that shirt; get the first things right, then the other buttons start to line up in a way that works. We're headed there Sunday with "Family Wisdom". Join us!

Sexual Wisdom for Life and Marriage

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

Sexual Wisdom for Life and Marriage

'Let's talk about sex.' Our culture sends that message non-stop. We hear it in song, see it in the examples of others, view it on TV. It's a challenge to go a day without receiving some lie about sex and sexuality. It's critical that we also hear the truth of what God has to say; after all, He created sex. His instruction to us on the matter is motivated by love. We need our Lord's wisdom. It's where we are headed Sunday. Join us!

Skillful Living

Rev. Dr. Stacey M. Cox

Skillful Living

 

At times we'll be given a piece of advice that starts like this: "Here's a rule to live by." It may or may not be helpful, but deep down we know that life can be too complex for a simple rule. Skillful living requires wisdom to fill in the blanks moment by moment. Enter the Book of Proverbs where God provides His people with such wisdom - His wisdom. Sunday we begin a 6-week series in Proverbs with a message on skillful living. Join us!

Casting Nets, Sinking Boats & Catching Men

Rev. Larry Piedt

Casting Nets, Sinking Boats, & Catching Men

Rev. Larry Piedt and wife Nancy are new to Gainesville, where they recently joined Westminster Church. Larry is an honorably retired member of the Georgia Foothills Presbytery, having previously served under the ministry of D. James Kennedy at Coral Ridge PCA in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Larry and Nancy have been married for 43 years and have three grown married sons and four beautiful grandchildren.

Who is Your Shepherd?

Rev. Lee Lovett

Who is Your Shepherd?

Lee has served for many years as pastor in the PCA, which includes 10 at Westminster PCA in Gainesville. He and his wife, Julie, now make their home in Athens, GA while working part-time and being involved in a local church. They have three children - Kristin, Adam, and Stephen.

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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