The Failed King | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 15:17-35

In order to fully understand David as the “man after God’s own heart” you have to see its opposite. King Saul is an example of a life lived in the allegiance to people’s opinions about him, and in the end, it cost him everything.

Sermon Points:

  • Saul’s Disobedience
  • Saul’s Fixation
  • Saul’s Blasphemy

Secure in the King | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Ruth 4:13-22

We begin our series on David’s life with the story of his lineage. Living in a time of cultural upheaval, God was at work in the midst of great pain to establish a pattern of redemption and salvation. “Seed” and “Land” would again be preserved.

Sermon Points:

  • Connections with the Past
  • Shadows of the King
  • Relevance for Today

Waiting for Jesus | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:1-13

Christmas can be so powerful “ho hum” for us the older we get. Is it possible that we think of Jesus first coming so little because we have lost sight of his second coming? What will that be like? The parable of the bridesmaids gives peculiar insight into learning to wait on Jesus well.

Sermon Points:

  • The Tradition of Weddings
  • The Practice of Waiting
  • The Hope of the Future

Foundations 3: Conflict & the Church | Les Newsom

The doctrine of the church unfolds from the very beginning of God’s plan of redemption. Mankind experiences the effects of ongoing sin, presenting itself most clearly in our relationships. The Gospel is here to restore us, not as isolated individuals on our way to heaven when we die, but as a body of people who are united together as God’s people. This class will feature the doctrine of the church and consider the topic of marriage, parenting, & conflict management among church members.

Church | Les Newsom

Scripture Reference: Genesis 17:1-14

God is now ready to mark Abram out as a unique family of God, his agents of transformation in a broken world. But the manner and means that he does that will strike many as bizarre, but when you understand the meaning of circumcision, the purpose of the church emerges.

Sermon Points:

  • Be Blameless
  • Apply the Sign
  • Become the “Father of Many Nations”