The Father’s Motivations

Your Father’s Shocking Story

Ephesians 1.3-6
Matthew Raley (5-8-11)

Alexander, a 1st century Ephesian, is not used to the idea of a god or goddess being personally interested in him. In this study, we see how Alexander would have reacted to Paul’s teaching about the Father of Jesus Christ.

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Published in: on May 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Shock of God in Christ

Your Father’s Shocking Story

Ephesians 1.3
Matthew Raley (5-1-11)

In this survey of Ephesians, Pastor Raley introduces us to a 1st century citizen of Ephesus, Alexander, and shows how he would have reacted to Paul’s teachings about God. This is the introductory sermon to a new series, “Your Father’s Shocking Story.”

Published in: on May 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Message of the Risen Jesus

Resurrection Sunday

John 20.24-31
Matthew Raley (4-24-11)

In our sentimentalized celebrations of Christ’s resurrection, we can forget that his rising from the dead came in the context of trauma. In this sermon, we study how Thomas reacted to the news that Jesus had risen, and how Jesus challenged Thomas to believe.

Published in: on May 16, 2011 at 10:08 pm  Leave a Comment