Into a world of confusion, speculation, and opinion, God has spoken. The bible is his very word and where it speaks, he speaks. Sermons at Missio are expository, which simply means the point of the text is the point of the sermon. Christ is the hope of the world and He is the tie that binds the Old and New Testaments together. The gospel then is the goal of the sermon so that Jesus is seen and savored for who he is.
Paul loved the Philippian church and they loved him. In this short letter he shares with them the thread that runs through his ministry. This thread takes him to prison, poverty, and persecution; and, it binds him to deep friendships, unceasing joy, and bold gospel transformations. What is the thread? Grace.
Join us for this 15-week series through Philippians which begins in January.
The Songs of Advent:
Mary's Song: Luke 1:46-55 - December 3
Zechariah's Song: Luke 1:67-79 - December 10
The Angel's Song: Luke 2:8-14 - December 17
Simeon's Song: Luke 2:25-35 - December 24
A Story of bitterness, brokenness, and emptiness used by god to bring joy, fullness, and redemption - a love story between a man and a woman; between God and his people.
Ruth 1:1-5 - September 10
Ruth 1:6-22 - September 17
Ruth 1:6-22 - September 24
Ruth 2:1-23 - November 5
Ruth 3:1-18 - November 12
Ruth 4:1-17 - November 19
Ruth 4:18-22 - November 26
"Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Holy Scriptures or by evident reason-for I can believe neither pope nor councils alone, as it is clear that they have erred repeatedly and contradicted themselves-I consider myself convicted by the testimony of Holy Scripture, which is my basis; my conscience is captive to the Word of God. Thus I cannot and will not recant, because acting against one's conscience is neither safe nor sound. God help me. Amen." -Martin Luther
Grace Alone - October 1
Faith Alone - October 8
Christ Alone - October 15
Scripture Alone - October 22
God's Glory Alone - October 29
You asked. We answered. Summer '17 preaching series answering these questions:
Is it ever right to do wrong?
Can a Christian be a homosexual?
Is the tithe still required?
Why is there so much division in the church?
How do we receive the teaching of an infallible Bible from fallible men?
What is limited atonement?
This 19-week series looks at John's letter in which he deals heavily with the themes of Christian assurance and love. This series was preached from the beginning of February 2017 through the middle of July 2017.
Below are just a few links of sites and sources which have proved useful to many folks connected with the MDC community:
- www.thegospelcoalition.org -- The Gospel Coalition - partnership of gospel-centered, gospel-minded men and women, pastors, preachers, and theologians - providing a wealth of resources, articles, blogs, book reviews, and more.
- www.challies.com -- Home of pastor, author, and active blogger, Tim Challies - featuring thought-provoking posts, weekly specials, and candid book reviews.
- www.9marks.org -- Mark Dever wrote "9 Marks of a Healthy Church" in 2000 and it's now been through 3 editions - this site contains invaluable resources for Christians and churches ranging from topics such as church music to church discipline.
- www.desiringgod.org -- The online ministry center of John Piper - features podcasts, sermons, articles, and more.
- www.ccel.org - The Christian Classics Ethereal Library - Don't know where to find the works of a long-dead theologian? This is a good place to start.
- www.ccef.org -- The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation - Their mission is "to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church..." This site provides resources to that end.
- www.pluggedin.com -- Christian reviews of popular movies and books - "Know before you go..."
- www.ligonier.com -- The online ministry center of R.C. Sproul - treasure trove of resources from Sproul and others.
What We're Currently Reading
- Honest Evangelism
- What's So Amazing About Grace
- Philippians: Exegetical Guide to the Greek NT
- Philippians: A 12-Week Study
- Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical