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Thanking God for gospel partners

April 10, 2015 | easter, Gary Combs, gospel, Julia Manuel, partnership, resurrection, thankful, volunteers, WCC, Wilson Community Church

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:3-6 NIV).

The Resurrection is Good News

April 5, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 | easter, exposition, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs began a 4-week series entitled “Rise Again-Come Again: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15,” with this sermon from the first 11 verses of the chapter. In the this letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul described the details of the resurrection as being key to the gospel, the good news. And went on to establish its veracity by listing the eyewitnesses who had seen the risen Lord. What do we do with good news? We decide whether it is to be believed or not. Yet, this decision determines our destiny.

Two gospel thieves

March 27, 2015 | Christ, God, gospel, grace, jesus, legalism, relativism, religion

“Just as Christ was crucified between two thieves,” so the gospel “is ever crucified between two opposite errors” (Tertullian, early church father). “If our gospel message even slightly resembles ‘you must believe and live right to be saved’ or ‘God loves and accepts everyone just as they are,’ we will find our communication is not

The upside-down, inside-out effect of the gospel

March 20, 2015 | Christ, God, good news, gospel, jesus

“Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17 ESV). “Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God’” (John 3:3 ESV). “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up

Visiting the orphan with gospel hope

October 31, 2014 | adoption, Christ, fatherless, Gary Combs, God, gospel, hope, jesus, orphan, widow

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27 ESV). This coming Sunday is “Orphan Sunday.” Our church is joining churches around the country by setting apart the first Sunday in November to focus on

Thankful for gospel partnerships

July 3, 2014 | Gary Combs, God, gospel, jesus, joy, Kisoro, missions, partnership, thanks, Uganda

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus

A Living Hope

April 20, 2014 | 1 Peter 1:3-5 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs speaks on how we can know the living hope the apostle Peter spoke of in his first epistle. This living hope has three aspects. It is based on the resurrection of Christ. It finds its present nature is encouraged by the reservation that Christ has made for us in heaven and its object is Christ’s return. This is the living hope we are reminded of at Easter.

From Groaning to Glory

April 13, 2014 | Romans 8:18-25 | easter, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs delivered this message from Romans 8.18-25 on Palm Sunday about how resurrection hope moves our state of groaning into a consideration of glory. This resurrection hope that is anchored in Jesus helps make sense of our suffering, it explains our longing and empowers our enduring expectation.

Fighting for the Faith

April 6, 2014 | 1 Timothy 6:11-21 | exposition, gospel

Pastor Gary Combs concludes our Entrusted series by teaching us about the battle that has been entrusted to us. We have a battle within ourselves, in our marriages and families, and for the gospel itself. How do we fight for the faith?

The Message of Grace

February 23, 2014 | 1 Timothy 1:12-20 | exposition, gospel

As we continue through the book of 1 Timothy, Pastor Gary Combs helps us understand the message of grace that Paul was entrusting to Timothy – that Christ came to save sinners. When we are entrusted with that same gospel, we can continue to be thankful for God’s grace to us, we can allow ourselves to be trophies of grace put on display to show God’s glory, and we can contend for the gospel by staying true to the teaching from the Bible.