Gen. 32:3-31: What Is Your Name?

Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on Sep. 13, 2017. "What is your name?" This is the third question we're looking at in our semester-long series, "Questions God Asks Us." Our names say a lot about us. In this sermon, we look at a man named "Jacob...Cheater." And we see a God who has the power to give him—and us—a new name and identity.

Genesis 3:1-10: Where Are You?

Sermon preached at RUF's Wednesday Night Fellowship on Aug 30, 2017. We are kicking off our semester-long series, "Questions God Asks Us." Tonight we're introduced to the very first question God poses in the Bible: "Where are you?" We ask (and answer) three questions: why do we run and hide from God? How do we hide? And what does God do in response?

Esther 2-4: Where are You?

Sermon preached at RUF Large Group on April 11, 2017. In a world full of injustice, it can often seem that God is absent. "Where are You?" But 'look'—invisibility is not the same thing as absence. What is more, God made us in the image of God to reflect His heart and character to the world around us, to make visible an invisible God. "Where are you?"

Esther 1-2: Out of the Salt Shaker, Into the World

Sermon preached at RUF Large Group on April 4, 2017. If we are to move out of the salt shaker and into the world, "we need to come to grips with the notion that the world we are sent into as salt and light is a world that needs [both] because, among other things, it is full of corruption and the darkness of injustice" (Gary Haugen, founder of IJM). Not only do we need this awareness, we need courage. Our courage is going to come from two places: 1) the conviction that God loves justice and hates injustice, and 2) the conviction that we are not alone in our fight against injustice.