Mercy requires humility

Yesterday, Pete Williamson preached on humility, using Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. The takeaway from this parable is that there is only one route into God’s favor and salvation, and that is through his mercy towards undeserving sinners. There...

Why salvation in this way? (5 reasons)

This past Sunday, we looked at Jesus’ claim to forgive sins, and said that God’s forgiveness of sins is not based merely on his love and will to forgive sins, but also on the sacrifice of Jesus in our place. The gospel is not just “God is gracious, loving, and...

The simple vision for Roots Church

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) I...

New space, new time, starting this week (9/22)

We got certificate of occupancy! Beginning this Sunday (9/22) Roots Church meets at 8925 271st St. NW at 10:30 am!! Thank you to all of you who have put in time and resources to make this happen. I am keenly aware of God’s grace in bringing us to this point, and...

Power and weakness in the church

Last week, I attended a day-long seminar with professor and author Kyle Strobel, hosted by the 3Strand Church Network that we are a part of. Kyle recently wrote a book on power and weakness in the kingdom of God, and the seminar was centered around that topic. This is...

Update on space, first service

The work at our new space is finally coming along enough to set a reasonable date for our first service. We are aiming for first Sunday service in the space being September 22 at 10:30 am! That being said, we have a lot of work to do before then.The contractor side of...