6500 Baker Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346 Our phone number is (952) 934-0811

Sunday Morning

09:30 Bible Study Hour (youth, college, adult)
10:45 Morning Worship Service

Sun AM
Sunday Evening

04:50 Choir Rehearsal
06:00 Evening Worship Service

Sun PM
Wednesday Evening

06:30 AWANA Clubs
06:45 Youth Bible Study
06:45 Adult Bible Study

Wed PM
Nursery Child Care is available at all Services
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O Come, Thou Rod of Jesse

As we begin the celebration of the Advent season, the reality of Christ’s first coming ought to naturally cause us to anticipate His second coming—the sermon text for this week does just that. Isaiah 11 is rich in imagery as the prophet calls our attention to the description and the rule of “the Shoot of Jesse.” In verse 5 we are told that He will wear the belt of righteousness and faithfulness. Interestingly enough, the Apostle Paul appears to make direct application for the believer by calling us to wear "the belt of truth" (Eph. 6:14). He goes on to highlight the rest of God’s armor from the text of Isaiah 59. As believers we are called to live and proclaim truthfulness and righteousness. The Shoot of Jesse compels us to be a people of impeccable integrity in a world of sin and corruption. How easy it is to cave in to the need for human approval or shrink back because of the fear of man. Yet, Isaiah says, “ His delight shall be in the fear of the LORD” (11:3), and for this reason the Shoot of Jesse “does not judge by what His eyes see or by what His ears hear.” Rather, He lives in total commitment to truth, which is expressed by His delight in the fear of Yahweh. Standing in awe of God is the key to living and proclaiming truth unashamedly. As we await the glorious return of Christ, may the truth of God’s Word guide us in our pursuit to live and look like Jesus. - Pastor Nate Wagner Read More

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

God promised to bring salvation through His Messiah as far back as humanity’s first sin in the garden. From that time forward, God gave hints as to when and how He would turn that promise into reality, but it wasn’t fast. Humanity waited at least 4,000 years from the time of the fall to the time of the Christ. Some waited eagerly, looking forward to the time when salvation would be realized and faith would become sight, but many others lived in indifference, as if God’s promise to save meant nothing or perhaps wasn’t true at all. This kind of indifference leads to doubt, which eventually produces rebellion against God, who calls His people and all people to make Him the focus of their trust and the object of their hope. One specific person who rebelled in this way was King Ahaz of Judah. His refusal to trust tested God’s patience and brought the prophecy of sure judgment on the rebellious house of David. But even in the bad news of judgment, the hope of the Messiah, Emmanuel, shone bright. God provided another piece to the puzzle, another hint at when and where, so that those who obediently believed might continue to hope and trust. May we join those who believed, and may we long for Emmanuel to come again. Read More

The Messiah's Authoritative Delegation, 1

Don’t you wish you had the gift and authority to cast out demons and heal every disease? What Jesus accomplished through his disciples in Matthew 10 was truly astonishing. Their excitement, passion and boldness must have surged to new highs after the gifting and support they received from Christ Himself. It is not difficult to wishfully contemplate the amount of good we could do if God would only give us the right amount of resources or the charisma and intellectual ability to change lives and reach the nations of the world. But the truth of it is, God is not impressed with résumés, and He does not depend on the eloquent speaker or the deep pockets of a benefactor to do His work. Our accomplishments and abilities do not justify our worthiness, and our accolades cannot merit us any greatness. Jesus chose and empowered twelve ordinary men as His ambassadors. But as Paul reminds us, “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong…” (1 Cor. 1:27). Read More
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