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Joy in Focus

Many people grow up with some form of sibling rivalry, and for some of us these rivalries have ended up damaging our relationships. This week we get a glimpse from the perspective of John the Baptist of what it is like to be in competition with Jesus.

The Gospel (which means “Good New” in Greek) is the story of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. While there are four Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, John is written from a unique style which is both poetic and profound. Over the next several months Grace & Peace will walking through the Gospel of John.

Counterfeit Gods

Sex, money, power, and love. So many of us have placed our faith in these glittering idols—hoping they hold the key to happiness and satisfaction, but knowing in our hearts they will only let us down. With the global economy in shambles, and the idols that we all as a society have worshiped for years crashing down around us, it is no wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. But the truth is that these idols were lesser gods that could never give us true fulfillment. There is only one God who can wholly satisfy our cravings—and now is the perfect time to meet him again, or for the first time.

In Timothy Keller’s view, the Bible tells us that the human heart is an “idol-factory,” taking good, wholesome things and turning them into idols that drive us. With COUNTERFEIT GODS, Keller applies his trademark approach to understanding Christianity to show us how classic Biblical stories can reveal the key to understanding our society and own hearts. This powerful, inspiring book will cement Keller’s reputation as a leading Christian writer, for both the faithful and the skeptical, and it is a message that comes at a crucial time in our lives as individuals and as a society.

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Proverbs: Addiction

Over the next 12 weeks Pastor Sam will work topic by topic through the book of Proverbs. This week Pastor Sam looks at what Proverbs has to say about the topic of addiction and idolatry.