Jonah: An Exposition of the Book of Jonah

Do you ever feel like you've wasted your life? Like it is too late for God to use you? Are you trying so hard to be comfortable in life that you've ended up bored stiff?

Running From God

April 28, 2013 | Jonah 1 | exposition

Pastor Gary Combs begins a new 4-week sermon series through the book of Jonah with this message from chapter one entitled “Running from God.” Have you been running from God? Has God called you and you’re concerned that it’s too late to follow? Perhaps you’ve messed up and don’t think God can use you now? This message will encourage those who have run from God’s call.


"Evangelium" is the Latin word for "Good News". We often misunderstand the Gospel and make it about good advice, earning, religion, or self-improvement. But the Gospel is simply Good News, and it is about relationship, receiving, and surrender.

The Gospel is About Surrender, not Self-Improvement

April 21, 2013 | Mark 10:17-31 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs concluded the sermon series EVANGELIUM with this message from Mark 10 about the encounter of the rich young ruler with Jesus. The gospel is not a call to add something on to your life, but a challenge to let go and leave behind. It is a call for your complete and total surrender

The Gospel is About Receiving, not Earning

April 14, 2013 | Ephesians 2:1-10 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the EVANGELIUM series with this message from the book of Ephesians about receiving the free gift of God’s grace, which is salvation. This message emphasizes that the receiving of this grace is not just the ABCs of being a Christian, it is the “A to Z” of being a follower of Christ. We never outgrow our need for the gospel. In fact, we can’t continue growing without a deeper and deeper understanding of its message.

The Gospel is About Relationship, not Religion

April 7, 2013 | John 3:1-21 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs continues the 4-week series “Evangelium: What the Gospel Is… And Isn’t” with this message from John 3. This message shows how the encounter between the religious Pharisee named Nicodemus and the Lord Jesus reveals the distinctive nature of the gospel contrasted with religion. Because while religion attempts to work from the outside-in, the gospel does its work from the inside out. Or as Jesus told Nicodemus, “You must be born again.”