The Immanuel Crisis


Key texts: Isaiah 7-14; Matthew 1; Romans 8
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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The name “Immanuel” is good news for Christians, making us think of the story of Christ’s birth. But the historical setting of the original prophecies of God-With-Us was anything but cheery. Dru shares the story of Ahaz and how he failed to turn to God in his crisis. Where do you turn when in a crisis? How will we respond to the promise of Immanuel? 

The Immanuel Crisis

A Biblical Theology of Celebration

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Whether you look forward to or dread the American “holiday  season”, most of November and December revolve around celebration. How should Christians respond? Does it matter? In this short message, Dru looks at celebrations in the Bible and offers some suggestions for how Christians should celebrate. 

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Speaking by the Spirit of God

Key texts: 1 Corinthians 12:1-3; John 4:1-28
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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When the topic of church services come up, people often get either bored or bothered. For some, corporate worship is riddled with controversy; for others, it’s bound by tradition, something we do on autopilot.

In this message, Dru looks at the importance of an open heart when it comes to worship. Are we ready to learn from His Word? Do we recognize its importance?

Presentation from message: 2018.11.04 Speaking by the Spirit of God (1 Cor series)

 

When You Come Together

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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The focus of early church services was Jesus Christ, through the sharing of Communion. But in Corinth, the focus of the Lord’s Table was selfishness and pride. Dru looks at what division does to our focus and invites us all to remember Christ, rather than ourselves.

Presentation from message: 2018.10.13 When You Come Together

 

Reflections on Communion Service

Speakers: Dru Lattin and Elv Graber
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This Sunday, we had a special service, following Christ’s command to wash each other’s feet. Along with that, we had an extended time of testimonies and sharing in communion. Here are the reflections from Dru and Elv, on the bread and wine respectively.

Follow-up on 1 Corinthians 11 Message

From Dru:

A couple weeks ago, I preached through 1 Corinthians 11:2-18. You can find the message here. Some brothers and sisters brought up a few questions and corrections to my attention. I really appreciate the encouragement given, and apologize for my lack of clarity and accuracy. Last week, I clarified on the two points I got wrong, which you can listen to below:

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No Other Custom

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What does the practice of covering one’s head have to do with spiritual warfare or the church? To some, 1 Corinthians 11 is a confusing explanation of a cultural practice, largely irrelevant to us today. To others, it may be a familiar practice, but the meaning is unclear. In this message, Dru explains that the covering of the head is a timeless practice, providing pictures of profound, eternal truths.

PowerPoint from message: No Other Custom (1 Corinthians series)

UPDATE: Please click here to listen to or read a follow-up clarification on this message. https://gracebiblestonelake.com/2018/10/04/how-does-god-make-a-person-after-his-heart/