Preaching

Equiping the saints for ministry.

The purpose of the preacher is to equip the church's ministers for the good work God has established for each of us. Every member, young or old, bold or meek, of every stage of sanctification, is responsible to not only hear the Word of God, but also to do it. To address all, including visitors who may deny or resist God, every sermon is designed to address everyone whether you hold fast and rejoice in your faith (praise God!), you have been raised "Christian" and don't know what that means anymore, or your family is forcing you to attend.

Given that aim, our elders strive after a pattern of expositional preaching that encourages, admonishes, and instructs members and visitors alike. Expositional preaching is the process of reading a text, explaining it, and applying it as God has revealed it in the context of the whole Bible, the history of the original audience, and modern contexts. This process reduces importing biases into passages and allows God to speak more naturally as He has through his Word - the Old and New Testament.

We endeavor to represent each sermon's passage rightly, since we cling to Scripture as the sole source of God's authority in our life. We endeavor to turn our ears to God's words, to not let them out of our sight, to keep them within our hearts.

If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
- (Matthew 6:22-23, NIV)