The Song of Solomon, or the Song of Songs, is a poetical book found in the Old Testament. It describes the love that a husband has for his wife, and the corresponding love the wife has for her husband. It is very descriptive and emotional. At the center of any marriage should be Christ and His love. Our love is based on His love for the church. Pastors Joe Naumann and Ben Libby take us through this book, the topic of what real love is, and how we can emulate that love in our marriages and relationships with each other.
What is the Transfiguration all about? Why was it important? How does that event connect to the Old Testament? Join Pastors Mark Tiefel and Ben Libby to discuss the event of the Transfiguration of Jesus which is recorded in all three synoptic Gospels. The Baptism of Jesus and the Transfiguration serve as important markers in the ministry of Jesus, with God the Father speaking from heaven and acknowledging Jesus as His Son. The Transfiguration also marks a change in the ministry of Jesus as He begins to “set His face to Jerusalem” and the suffering and death that He had come to suffer for all mankind. Join us to learn about the Transfiguration and its importance for us still today.
Absolution: It may be a familiar word, but what does it mean? Pastor Ben Libby goes into the subject of absolution and why it is an important part of our worship. It is the forgiveness of our sins in action. God assures us that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Only God is able to forgive us our sins, but He has truly given that to us and we are able to assure others of that same blessing. But it did not come cheap. In fact, the only way we were able to be absolved of our sins was by the blood of Jesus Christ, the spotless lamb of God. “And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). Absolution and forgiveness only come through and by the blood of the lamb!