Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church

Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church
By Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church
About this podcast
For the glory of God who makes all things new, Signal Mountain Pres exists to equip all people to live ordinary life as the faithful presence of Jesus love.
Latest episodes
Dec. 3, 2017
On this first Sunday of Advent, we’re paying special attention to the global refugee crisis. A look at the coming of the wise men tells us a lot about the child whose birth we anticipate during this season, even as it reminds us that rightly receiving him involves the truths we love to celebrate at Christmas moving us towards our neighbors in need near and far.
Nov. 26, 2017
As we look at the family tree of Jesus, we see a pattern of how God works through the people that make up the story of redemption: When people are on the move in the world, it’s also often the case that God is on the move among them and through them. Whether we are on the move because of our obedience, our disobedience, or through the welcome of unexpected people into God’s family, God is on the move as well.
Nov. 19, 2017
Hospitality is the practice of making friends and family out of strangers. Being hospitable requires intentional generosity to bless and benefit others––the giving of your home, your food, your love. It's sharing the gifts of a family with people outside the family. That's why the gospel is about God's hospitality, His welcome to those who don't know Him. God finds strangers and makes them his family. He invites them to His table. The grace we’ve been shown in Jesus hinges on the character of a hospitable God.
Nov. 12, 2017
In this study, a series of Old Testament feasts serves to stir up our imaginations about the kind of impact that a church like ours, with all of the resources available to us, might have if we used those resources in the strategic pursuit of becoming the people God calls us to be as the faithful presence of Jesus’ love marked by faith, gratitude and mercy.
Nov. 5, 2017
We know what generosity is, but do we know what it does? In this passage of his second letter to the Corinthian church, Paul paints a beautiful portrait of the action of generosity. He explores how being generous moves the heart to bring joy and love to both giver and receiver, and glory to the most generous Giver of all, our God.
Oct. 29, 2017
In this study we begin a brief three week look at biblical generosity. We learn that it is about way more than money, but lives and lives reordered by the gospel. First things first, we hear about the example set by the Macedonian churches in what Paul calls a “wealth of generosity” that flowed from them. The picture is of generosity as the result of God’s work in us, the natural byproduct of gospel joy.
Oct. 22, 2017
The way that Joseph’s story ends - with his bones in a coffin in Egypt - makes us wonder if his great faith was just a great waste. Is it? Is ours? Many of us know the answer that we’re supposed to give, but we follow the bones of Joseph in hopes of seeing real evidence that might convince us of the answer that we can give as Christians.
Oct. 15, 2017
Look around, and you’ll find the church feeling like its on a strange path these days in relation to the wider world. Genesis 47 helps that path appear a little more clearly: it’s a pilgrim road, and our God is so good that he gives us three things we desperately need for that journey: a strong identity, a serious vocation, and a sure hope.
Oct. 8, 2017
Right when we expect to see all the wonderful details of Jacob and Joseph reuniting, we instead see a list of 66 names. We consider the strange significance of this traveling caravan in this study.
Oct. 1, 2017
As Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers, we see a window into the kind of forgiveness that is given to all who come in faith to the better Joseph, Jesus. It’s a forgiveness that does not just remove legal guilt but cleanses a guilty conscience; one that does not just remove the bad but credits the best; and a forgiveness that demands forgiveness.