Evening = But God…..Preserves

Week 1: But God…Judges In our first week we set the foundation with the truth that sins is a corrupting force that God will Judge. His wrath remains against sin from the most devious and wicked such as the acts of Doeg to the most common and some may say passive as the Rich-Man of…

A2: Episode 41-On The Immutability of God

The guys are back on the topic of the nature of God this week. Specifically this week they are tackling the question of does God change. They dive into the many avenues this topic leads to such as open theism, the emotions of God and to a degree prayer. Take some time and be encouraged.

Morning = John 21:1-14, Breakfast with Jesus

As a young boy and up through my teenage years our family usually vacationed in Sarasota, FL during the 4th of July weekend. We would eat at the same beachside diner every year, enjoy live music, there’d be a large dance, shoot off our own fireworks, chase tiny crabs by the water with flashlights, and…

Evening = But God….Saves

Last week we set the foundation of the series but walking through the reality that Judgment and wrath are true realities. God will judge one day, and as was seen in both Ps. 52 and Luke 12 that day is unknown to us, but it is a reality, and for those apart from Christ it…

Morning = John 20:30-31, A Compelling Content

‘Why the Chronicles of Narnia?’ was the question asked again and again by C.S. Lewis’ colleagues at Magdalene College and friends in the pub. ‘Of all that you could give yourself and all your talents too, why devote such time to a Children’s fantasy novel?’ Such a question was not out of bounds for a…

A2: Episode 40- On books & Desert Islands

This week the Podcast hits its mid-life crisis, so the guys are going for a journey onto a desert island and contemplating what books they would bring with them if they were to get stuck on such a place for the rest of their lives......Yes they are ripping off Stephen Nichols, but it's fun. Have…

Evening = But God….Judges

Intro: 4 week series looking at the 2 most transformative Words in Scripture: But God Overview Where we are going -Week 1: But God Judges (the Wicked) -Week 2: But God Saves (Sinners) -Week 3: But God Preserves (His Own) -Week 4: But God Builds (His Church) Now again the focus point of our series…

Morning = John 20:19-29, The First Easter (Pt. 3)

This morning we continue on in our consideration of John’s account of this First Easter. So far we’ve seen Peter and John greatly perplexed and greatly encouraged by seeing the grave clothes in the tomb, we’ve seen Mary turn from deep distress to deep joy with a sight of the Risen Christ, and now in…

A2: Episode 39- On Sermon Prep

This Week the guys take a moment from prepping their sermons to talk about what goes into Sermon Preperation. Take a listen as they discuss the similarities and differences in styles and how the ultimate goal isn't in the style used in preparation, but the how the work done along the way is to properly…

Evening = Church History, Divisions in the East

Last week as we wrapped up the climate of the Church in the West, we mainly focused on how the invasions of the Germanic barbarian peoples invaded Rome and changed nearly everything for them. This week, which is the last evening in our series looking at the first 500 years of Church history, we turn…

Morning = John 20:11-18, The First Easter (Pt. 2)

The Apostle Paul tells us, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). If we were to seek an illustration of Paul’s great love text, it would indeed be Mary Magdalene. She drew the near the tomb on that first Easter morning, and I…

A2: Episode 38- On Andrew………..?

This week on the Podcast Adam comes under the weather and Andrew is left all alone to cover the conversation. So what do you do in a pinch, well you give the people a look into your life. So on this week's podcast Andrew gives you a rundown on His testimony and how he came…

Good Friday = Boasting in the Cross

BTonight is a celebratory occasion (for the cross of Christ is the launching pad that ultimately gets us to Easter morning). But tonight, is also a solemn occasion (for on it the sinless Son of God became sin and was forsaken by God for all who believe in Him). We speak of this often and…

Morning = John 20:1-10, The First Easter

Whether you’re brand new to SonRise or have been around SonRise for a while, let me briefly state what we seek to accomplish in this sermon moment each week. During the preaching portion of our Sunday morning gathering we employ and enjoy a style of preaching called expositional preaching. Which means that whoever is preaching…

A2: Episode 37- On Holy Weekend

This week the guys are joined by a special guest, Sam Knox. Sam is one of the Elders at SonRise and was excited to join the guys as they discuss the importance of Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. In this Podcast the guys examine why they observe Good Friday along with Resurrection Sunday, along with…

Evening = Church History, The Fall of Rome & A New West

We’ve come through much in our survey of the first 500 years of Church history. We must draw it to a close somehow, and so in these last two weeks we have for this series we’ll be covering how both the West and the East ended up before we launch into the dark ages, or…

Morning = John 19:38-42, The Humiliation of the King

Today is Palm Sunday. The day on which we usually look back and remember what we call Jesus’ triumphal entry. When He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the people gathered round to shout out praise and hosannas saying as Mark 11 records, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the…

A2: Episode 36- On the Incomprehensibility of God

On this week's episode the guys discuss the importance of understanding the transcendence and immanence of God in relation to knowledge of Him. They dive deep into the reality that God is beyond human comprehension and reason, and yet at the same time he has made himself known to us in such a way that…

Evening=Historic Faith: The Battle for the Son

Augustine cont…(Pelagianism) -Pelagianism -Belief circulated by the Pious British Monk Pelagius -Arose out of his distaste for the Christian church he found in Rome, where the faith seemed reduced to ritualistic practices meant for future life in heaven, with no regard for current holiness. -From this moment in 383 he felt his mission was to…

A2: Episode 35- On Church Partnerships & N. Ireland

This week the guys discuss their recent trip to N. Ireland and the church partnership that SonRise is beginning with Foundation Church Belfast. In this episode they discuss the importance of partnerships, both for churches and pastors, as well as some of their experiences during their time in N.Ireland. We hope you will enjoy this…

Morning = John 19:13-16, Abandon All Hope?

Last week we sat back and watched as the angry mob before Pilate failed in their attempt to get Jesus executed based on charges of insurrection. We also then saw the Jews, in response, seek to get Jesus executed based on charges of making himself a king, saying in 19:12, “If you release this Man,…

A2: Episode 33- On Ministry Wives

On this week's podcast, the guys are off and in their place are the amazing Holly and Ange. The ladies are tackling the question of what it is like to serve along side their husbands in Ministry. Holly looking at it from the perspective of a pastor's wife living here in the states and Ange…