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The Forest in the Trees

Sep 22 2013 • Greg Boyd, Mark Moore, Paul Eddy

We all know plenty of Bible characters and their stories: The woman at the well; Noah and the ark; David and Goliath; Adam and Eve. We can learn important lessons from these individually, but they’re really just chapters in a much deeper and more beautiful story of God’s purpose for all of us. The Bible has a central message that can only be understood when we consider how these individual stories are knit into God’s master plan for the universe.

Sermons in this series:

The Forest in the Trees: Q&A

• Greg Boyd, Paul Eddy

During our weekend services on November 2-3, we hosted Q&A sessions with Greg Boyd, our Senior Pastor, and Paul Eddy, our Teaching Pastor. We included all three services, so enjoy listening to ALL the answers.

New Creation

• Greg Boyd

In our sixth week of our sermon series, we shed a new vision on the Book of Revelation. Greg empowers the church to interpret the text through the non-violent, self-sacrificial love of Jesus. There should be a joy found in the hearts of the church—the bride of Christ—as we look forward to the final consummation of Jesus and the church.

Topics: End Times, Non-Violence, Reconciliation

The Church

• Greg Boyd

In week five of our sermon series, we look at the role of the Church. A universal Church was born out of the ministry of Jesus, and this Church is empowered to look like the Cross. In this sermon, Greg shows us why it’s so important, as the Church, to keep our eyes fixed on the cross.

Topics: Community, Identity in Christ, Kingdom of God


• Greg Boyd

In week four of our sermon series, we discuss Jesus. Jesus is the center of everything in the life of a Christian. We see how God’s redeeming work in creation culminates with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This has many implications for our own lives.

Topics: Covenant, Identity in Christ, Salvation

Israel Part 2

• Greg Boyd

In week three of our sermon series, we’re diving into the tragic nature of not trusting God. The history of Israel is one of a people who have trouble trusting God to provide for them. However, the people of Israel are not the only ones with trust issues.

Topics: Calling, Kingdom of God, Nationalism

Israel Part 1

• Mark Moore

In week two of The Forest In The Trees, we take a look at the early history of the Hebrew people and the formation of the nation of Israel. Throughout these stories, we see a constant message of keeping faith in God despite their circumstances in this world.


• Greg Boyd

The story of creation has interesting details. But getting lost in those details can make us miss the big picture. In the first week of our new sermon series, The Forest in the Trees, we take a look at creation and how the story of Adam and Eve fits into the big picture.

Topics: Creation, Problem of Evil, Spiritual Warfare


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