Recent Services

On this page you will find our last four sermon descriptions. Audio recordings of past sermons can be found on our Podbean page.

All the Way to Freedom

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 15:12-15; Philemon 1-3, 10-25

Brian Bither
Feb 9, 2020

The Bible calls God's people not only to reject the institution of slavery but to make restitution to those who have been harmed by slavery, until the former slave and former free person are truly equals in the family of God. This week, we will consider what that call means for us who are the inheritors of the terrible racialized slavery of the 16th - 19th centuries, using Deuteronomy 15:12-15 and the book of Philemon as our guides.  

 
Finding Freedom in a Slave Society

Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:8-15; Ephesians 6:5-11; and Acts 16:16-2.

Brian Bither
February 2, 2020

We will continue our study of "Slavery and Freedom in the Bible" by looking at some key texts that have been cited by abolitionists and the defenders of slavery and examining them closely to try to get a better understanding of what Paul and the other New Testament leaders were really trying to say to those who were enslaved. This may be a difficult topic for some of us, so pray that the Spirit will guide our corporate  discernment and do what you need to do for self-care. 

 
Slavery and Freedom in the Bible

Scripture Reading: Exodus 1:1-14 and Galatians 4:1-7

Brian Bither
January 26, 2020

Brian will began a four-part series on Slavery and Freedom in the Bible, with Exodus 1:1-14 and Galatians 4:1-7 as the introductory texts.

 
The Call of Freedom

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61:1-4; 1 Corinthians 10:23-31

Brian Bither
Feb 16, 2020

We will finish our "Slavery and Freedom in the Bible" series by considering the "underground" slavery that exists in the modern world and how it is tied to our economic system. Isaiah 61:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 10:23-31 will be the primary texts to give us both guidance and hope in our world of slavery for how we can continue to pursue Biblical freedom.