Contributing sermons since Sep 23, 2014
Contributed on Nov 3, 2015
Debt traps us in a life of despair. And it goes much deeper than financial debt. Jesus provides the only escape from a deeper, darker debt that is propelling us forward to a day of reckoning.
Good morning. My name is Bobby Gilles; I’m on staff here. For the past few weeks we’ve been preaching through the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer Jesus taught us to pray. Today we arrive at the final two verses: “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2015
How does the Bible speak into our seasons of intense loneliness? Does becoming a Christian simply make it all go away? Let's explore Psalm 142 for the answer.
Reading: A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer. 1 I cry aloud to the LORD; I lift up my voice to the LORD for mercy. 2 I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. 3 When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2015
What is God's word to the rich? And why should we care since we're not rich? Oh, wait ... are we rich?
Reading: 1 Timothy 6:17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to ...read more
Contributed on Dec 1, 2014
What is God's design for gracious relationships between children and parents? What about marketplace relationships, like those between labor and management?
Good morning. My name is Bobby Gilles, and I’m a deacon here. This fall we’ve been journeying through the book of Ephesians, which is a letter that the apostle Paul wrote to Christians in the city of Ephesus. The first half of this letter reminds us of who we are in Christ. We are ...read more
Contributed on Sep 23, 2014
How can we love each other well? How do we not only tolerate diversity, but celebrate it? How do we not only celebrate it, but pray for more of it – much more than we currently see in our congregation? The answer is in God's word ...
My wife Kristen and I often watch a sitcom on Netflix at the end of a long day. I like Cheers; Kristen likes The Andy Griffith Show. So we compromise on one or the other. Andy Griffith takes us back to a simple time and an idyllic, small North Carolina community, where people sang country ...read more