Peace Presbyterian Church's mission is to Make Disciples who, by faith and by God’s power, love God and love their neighbors.
Creation: God created Adam and Eve fully alive, both spiritually and physically.
Fall: Adam and Eve rebelled against God, bringing physical and spiritual death on all of humanity.
Redemption: God is at work to restore his fallen creation. Those who trust Christ are made spiritually alive, even though we don’t experience full physical healing in this life. Christians who have died are fully spiritually alive, but absent from their home in the body.
Restoration: Believers look forward to the day when we will be fully alive, spiritually and physically. On that day, death will be defeated and we will live forever in our bodies with all those who are in Christ.
Though Israel was unfaithful to God, his promises to Abraham remained in effect. Through Christ, God circumcises the hearts of those who trust him, fulfilling his promise of giving Abraham a great nation who would bring blessing to the world.
In Deuteronomy 30, the nation of Israel is reminded of God’s faithfulness to them and were urged to choose life by loving God and obeying his commands. We face the same choice today.
In order to fulfil God's plan to bless the nations through Abraham's family, the church should reach out to those outside of God's family to bring them in.
Content Advisory: There’s nothing lewd or inappropriate in this sermon, but we do talk about sex, so use caution when listening with little ones.
The Seventh Commandment summarizes all of God’s commands about marriage and sexuality. We often focus on ‘how far is too far’ and miss God’s intention for sex. God’s purpose for humanity is that we be a people who live in relationship with him, and being fruitful and multiplying is central to this vision. The seventh commandment condemns those who deviate from this vision by separating marriage from sex and childbearing.
The sixth commandment is more than a command simply not to murder. It is an acknowledgement that everyone is made in the image of God and is worthy of our respect and blessing. Everyone, including those you may consider your enemies.
The Sabbath is a gift to God’s people. It reminds us that God alone redeems and provides for us. It also provides us an opportunity to worship God with his people.
When Jesus calls disciples to follow him, he calls them to pick up their cross - an ancient instrument of torture - every day. Following Jesus is a whole-life commitment. That’s why we are commanded to love (or be loyal to) God with all of our ‘very muchness’. And when we truly understand who God is and what he’s done for us, devoting our lives to him will be the natural response.
Every day, a ancient Jewish person would recite the Shema, a creed found in Deuteronomy 6:4-5 that forms the core of Old Testament theology and religion. This week, we look at the first half of this creed, focusing on who God is and what his name means. He is the god who is. At the Exodus and at the cross, God showed that he is above all other gods, yet he is our God.
Is it fair for God to choose Israel as his people and remove other nations from the promised land so his people could live there? In this sermon, Pastor Andrew looks at what it means to be chosen by God and how God is gracious in dealing with unrepentant people.
God's commands in the Pentateuch are not a series of hoops to jump through in order to earn God's favor. They ARE God's favor, but our hearts must be changed by God in order to participate in God's blessing.
Even though Israel disobeyed and failed to trust the God who had saved them from Egypt, he remained faithful to the promise he made to Abraham and still brought Israel to the promised land of blessing.
Scripture is more than a collection of stories and letters. It is one, unified story of how Jesus Christ is redeeming and restoring his fallen creation.
In this conclusion to our Ephesians series, Pastor Andrew gives an overview of the letter and encourages everyone to pick one takeaway from the series.
The church is a foothold in the dominion of Satan that Christ won by the death blow he struck against the forces of evil on the cross. While we wait for Christ's final victory, we are given weapons to hold his territory against the assaults of the wicked one.
In a day that Christians use Scripture to justify white supremacy, how should we handle texts, like Ephesians 6, that seem to justify slavery?
In this Easter Sunday sermon, Pastor Andrew examines common objections to the historical reality of Jesus’ resurrection and its implications for our lives today.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the crowd that greeted him was ready for an all-out, bloody revolt. In this Sunday's sermon, Pastor Andrew looks at the Old Testament expectation of a coming Jewish king and how Jesus is recognized as that king throughout the Gospel of John.
From Ephesians 5:3-20, Pastor Andrew talks through four ways to discern the difference between light and darkness.