study resources

As we dig deeper into the Sunday teaching, we encourage you to take a look at the teaching notes and growth questions as you consider where God may be inviting you into response. We hope you will find them to be an encouragement and a challenge in the individual and small group setting alike. These resources will be made available each week several days after the last teaching. 

"Life and Light": Peace and Conflict, Advent 2

Pastor Phil Strong, 12-10-17
Isaiah 11:1-9; Luke 2:8-14

"In Christ": In Community

Pastor Austin Rojan.

"Life and Light": Hopes and Fears, Advent 1

Pastor Phil Strong, 12-3-17
Isaiah 9:1-7; John 1:1-5

"In Christ": Think Again

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-19-17
Romans 12:1-2

"In Christ": Recovering the Beauty of Holiness

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-12-17
Ephesians 1:1-8

"In Christ": Grace Works

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-5-17
James 2:14-20

"In Christ": The Lost Art of Abiding

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-29-17
John 15:1-11

"In Christ": Love Actually

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-22-17
Romans 8:1-17

"In Christ": Who Is It?

Pastor Phil Strong, 10.15-17
Galatians 3:1-7

"In Christ": One Nature, Under God

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-8-17
Ephesians 4:21-32
 

"In Christ": True or False?

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-1-17
2 Corinthians 5:17

"In Christ": Unsolved Mysteries

Pastor Phil Strong, 9-24-17
Romans 16:25-26; Romans 5:12-21  

"In Christ": Turbulence

Pastor Phil Strong, 9-17-17
Galatians 2:20

The Summer Soul, Jesus the Wisdom of God

Pastor Phil Strong, 9-10-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5

The Summer Soul, Job, Part 5

Pastor Phil Strong, 9-3-17
Job 42

The Summer Soul, Part 4, Job

Pastor Phil Strong, 8-27-17
Job 1 [selected]

The Summer Soul Part 3, Proverbs

Pastor Phil Strong, 8-13-17
Proverbs 1:1-7

The Summer Soul, Part 2

Pastor Phil Strong, 7.16.17
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

The Summer Soul Part 1

Pastor Phil Strong, 7-9-17
Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

Being Free, Living Freely

Pastor Phil Strong, 7-2-17
Galatians 5:1

Gospel Continuity: The People of Mission

Pastor Phil Strong, 6-25-17
1 Peter 2:4-12

Gospel Continuity: The God of Mission

Pastor Phil Strong, 6-18-17
2 Corinthians 5:11-21

A New Humanity: A New Creation | Sermon Notes

Pastor Austin Rojan | The Gospel according to John

Life in the Spirit: God's Empowering Presence

Pastor Phil Strong, 5-21-17
John 3:1-17

Life in the Spirit: The Lost Presence of God

Pastor Phil Strong, 5.14-17
Selected Texts

Life in the Spirit: God in Person

Pastor Phil Strong, 5-7-17
John 16:5-15
 

Life in the Spirit: Absence and Presence

Pastor Phil Strong, 4-30-17
John 14:16

Journey to the Cross: The Resurrection

Pastor Phil Strong, 4-16-17
Luke 24:13-34

Journey to the Cross: The Garden

Pastor Phil Strong, 4-9-17
Mark 14:26-42

Journey to the Cross: A Sacred "Must"

Pastor Phil Strong, 4-2-17
Luke 9:51-62

Water Baptism: “Out of the Waters Into Life”

Pastor Phil Strong, 3-26-17
Mark 1:1-15

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, Hearing and Doing

Pastor Phil Strong, 3-9-17
Matthew 7:24-28

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, Narrow Gates and Endless Possibilities

Pastor Phil Strong, 3-15-17
Matthew 7:13-20

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, The Prayer Jesus Taught Us

Pastor Phil Strong, 2-26-17
Matthew 6:7-13

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, Practice of the Kingdom

Pastor Phil Strong, 2-19-17
Matthew 6:1-16

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, This, Not That!

Pastor Phil Strong, 2-12-17
Matthew 5:21-48

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, The Un-Rulely Heart

Pastor Phil Strong, 2-5-17
Matthew 5:17-20

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, The Beatitudes: Part 2

Pastor Phil Strong, 1-29-17
Matthew 5:1-11

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, Week 2

Matt Carpenter, 1-22-17
Matthew 5:1-5

Echoes from the Mountain: The Sermon on the Mount, Introduction

Pastor Phil Strong, 1-15-17
Matthew 4:23-25

Epiphany: The Magi

Pastor Phil Strong, 1-8-17
Matthew 2:1-12

Surreal: An Advent Departure

Pastor Phil Strong, 1-1-17
Luke 2: 21-40

Impossibly Good, Joy Advent 4

Pastor Phil Strong, 12-18-16
Matthew 1:18-25

Impossibly Good, Love Advent 3

Pastor Phil Strong, 12-11-16
Luke 1:26-38

Impossibly Good, Peace Advent 2

Pastor Phil Strong, 12-4-16
Luke 2

Impossibly Good: Hope

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-27-16
Matthew 1 [selected]

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Served"

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-20-16
John 13:1-17

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Scattered"

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-13-16
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Neighbored"

Pastor Phil Strong, 11-6-16
3 John 1-12

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Transformed"

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-30-16
Galatians 4:19

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Devoted"

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-23-16
Jeremiah 2:1-13

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Identified"

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-16-16
​1 John 3:1-3

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Gathered"

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-9-16
​Acts 2; Ephesians 1:15-23; 2:17-22

 

It's A Beautiful Life: Living In, Living Out "Gospelled"

Pastor Phil Strong, 10-2-16
​Mark 1:1-3

A Generous Community Part 2

Pastor Phil Strong, 9-25-16
2 Corinthians 8 & 9 [selected]

A Generous Community: Postures and Practices Part 1

Pastor Phil Strong, 9-18-16
Luke 12:13-21

Imagine That? Jonah

Pastor Phil Strong, 8-28-16
​Jonah, selected portions

Justice For All, Amos

Pastor Phil Strong, 8-14-16
​Amos, selected portions

Relentless Love - Hosea

Pastor Phil Strong  August 7, 2016
Hosea - selected portions
 

Reflections of a Restless God

Pastor Phil Strong  July 31, 2016
2 Peter 1:16-20

Our Struggle

Pastor Phil Strong  July 24, 2016
Ephesians 6:10-20

Persistence

Pastor Phil Strong  July 17, 2016
Luke 11:1-13; Luke 18:1-8

Finally

Pastor Phil Strong  July 10, 2016
Ephesians 6:10-20

Living Freely

Pastor Phil Strong  July 3, 2016
Deuteronomy 8

Follow Him

Pastor Phil Strong
John 14:1-6

How Long?

Pastor Phil Strong  June 19, 2016
Psalm 13

Discontent or Discovery

Pastor Phil Strong  June 12, 2016
Ephesians 2:1-3; James 4:1-10

Welcome Back

Pastor Phil Strong  June 5, 2016
Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-31 

Uncommon Sense

Pastor Phil Strong  May 29, 2016
Ephesians 5:15-17 and selected

Neighborly

Compassion Sunday
Pastor Phil Strong  May 22, 2016
Luke 10:25-37

Is That You God?

Pastor Phil Strong  May 15, 2016
Ephesians 5:15-17; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16

A Second Look at Life

Pastor Phil Strong  May 8, 2016
Ephesians 5:1-20

Faith Works

Pastor Phil Strong  May 1, 2016
Ephesians 2:8-10 James 2:14-18

How Sweet the Sound

Pastor Phil Strong  April 17, 2016
Ephesians [selected passages]

The Worthy Life

Pastor Phil Strong  April 10, 2016
Ephesians 2:1-13, 4:1

Growing Up Into Love: "To All the Saints"

Pastor Phil Strong  April 3, 2016
Ephesians 3:14-21

Road to Emmaus

Pastor Phil Strong  March 27, 2016
Luke 24:13-32

Journey to the Cross

Pastor Phil Strong  March 20, 2016
Luke 19:28-42

Out of the Waters to Life

Pastor Phil Strong   February 28, 2016
Stepping into the waters of baptism identifies us, first and foremost, with Jesus. Stepping out of the waters propels us together toward our new life in Jesus!   

Isaiah 6: Undone

Pastor Phil Strong  February 21, 2016
Our greatest need is for a vision of God which simultaneously ruins us and restores us.