In this message from 1 Samuel 3:1b-4:1a, we see an unbelieving young man become a prophet of the Lord. It’s a reminder that the word of God will never be snuffed out.
The picture of faithfulness in 1:1-2:11 gives way to quite a different picture in the latter part of chapter 2. Here, we find a family consumed by its own glory. And their lives together serve as a warning that hypocritical religion can reach a point of no return.
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Pastor Chris begins a new series from 1 Samuel 1-7. In 1:1-2:11 we take a look at Samuel’s mother, Hannah. Her path to motherhood was not easy or a given, but her faithfulness led her to joy.
Guest preacher Scott Kaczorowski takes us through 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22, a passage with a cornucopia of injunctions for the saints at Thessolonika. But like a good potpourri, the combination of assorted ingredients results in a delightful aroma for all who are near.
Taking the Lord’s Supper is just about the most “Christian” thing one can do. How is it, then, we understand its importance so poorly? This passage shows us that because the Lord’s Supper marks us out as one, it must be directed toward oneness. And that fact says a lot about who, what, and how.
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In our final message of this series, we examine what Paul means when he writes, “I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man….” It’s a hard saying in 2018! But as we dig into Paul’s reasoning we find that creation order has implications for the relationship between men and women in church. And that’s good news! It means what was lost in Eden can be regained.
Arguably one of the most confusing passages in the New Testament is a few lines of 1 Corinthians instructing the silence of women in the church. What’s going on, what does it mean, and how should it guide our practice at Gateway in 2018?
Jesus’ teachings are often difficult. Properly understood, they shine a spotlight on our hearts that reveals our sinfulness and need for him. His teaching on divorce and remarriage does exactly that. Through three exchanges with some Pharisees and his disciples, Jesus teaches that because marriage is a creation of God, it stands or falls on his terms.
Having set the foundations for ourn understanding of “Sex, Gender, & the Gospel,” we begin to look at some passages from the New Testament that are sometimes controversial. In this message, we look at a passage describing the relationship between a husband and a wife in a Christian marriage. There we see that the distinct roles in a Christian marriage are a witness to Christ’s work for his Church.
In the third message of this series, we look at the “Fall”—the first human sin and its consequences for us all. An inversion of creation led to the perversion of creation. And that brought a perversion to relations between husbands and wives as well. But embedded in the ancient, sad story is true hope.