Sun, May 12, 2019
Duration: 42 mins 49 secs
We value honor. It acknowledges the God-given role Mom and Dad play in shaping our futures. Of course, parenting is complex, and every parent fails. Nevertheless, Mom and Dad have a high calling, giving their kids their first glimpse of God and shaping a glorious future. While they are not always thanked, Mom and Dad deserve honor, which includes cares and esteem. And when we actively honor Mom and Dad, it trickles into a life of honoring other.
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Duration: 43 mins 51 secs
We seek and receive identities from every sphere of life. We are known by our family role, work title, recreational habits, ethnic background, academic achievements, and personal quirks. Doctor. Dad. Delinquent. Sister. Snob. Southerner. God gives us our truest identity: adopted sons and daughters. Jesus secured this new identity for us, sending his Spirit to imbibe us. It is our task to embrace this new ID.
Sun, Jun 17, 2018
Duration: 43 mins 25 secs
God is our Father. Jesus knew Him intimately and eternally as such. Thus we allow him to define the terms of fatherhood. While this is hard for those who have distant, abusive, or deceased fathers, we cannot avoid the metaphor. And when we understand all that is wrapped into the fatherhood of God, we cannot help but feel cared for by Him.
Sun, May 15, 2016
Duration: 41 mins 33 secs
God has adopted us into his family through the redeeming work of Jesus. This adoption is irreversible, granting us privileges of sons (and daughters): intimacy, access, and security. Branden weaves the Sprankle adoption story with the text of Galatians 4 to explain a wonderful, theological theme.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Duration: 39 mins 57 secs
Trinity is a mystery, but the greatest distinctive of Christian faith. Articulated by theologians and confirmed through the entire biblical narrative, Trinity describes God as Three distinct Persons - God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit - perfect in unity and essence. The metaphor of the dance (perichoresis) captures the eternal love and dynamic relationship between Father, Son, and Spirit. So grand was this love, it compelled the Triune God to create. The greatest love always gives out and invites in. As mirrors of God, His people are called to get personal with the Trinity and give His love out to the world.