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Sermon Series

In order to more fully understand our sermon series on King David, “A Mess After God’s own heart,” you can study the book it is based on, Leap Over a Wall by Eugene Peterson. Copies are available in the Soul Pantry Bookstore in the church lobby.

Sanctuary Design:

In the center of the sanctuary stands the cross bearing a heart of thorns. These are the thorns of our sins, borne by Jesus. It represents King David’s sin-filled heart as well as our own.

All of our sins, enormous as they are, are covered by God’s mercy and grace because of the all sufficiency of Christ’s death on the cross.

On the side walls we see the paintings by Jonathan Quist.  The first painting is of Pastor Alton Hardy, the Ford Campus Pastor from 2007-11, as he portrays David preparing to fight against the giant Goliath of racism (We can only face our giants because of God’s grace).  The second painting portrays Elder Ardie Burger pouring out God’s lavish baptismal waters on his children. Lavish grace because through Christ’s death on the cross we are forgiven and adopted into his family. Both paintings show the depth of sin and the consequent need for God’s mercy and grace.

Together we all cry out in the words of the psalmist David: “Have mercy on us, O God, according to your unfailing love; blot out our transgressions and cleanse us from our sins.” (Psalm 51:1.2)

Together, we receive the gift of Grace. His Grace is enough!


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