October 2018

When God is Invisible He is Still Involved

This Sunday, as we worship God through the study of His Word, we will be jumping in to the first chapter of Esther. Chapter 1 is kind of a dark way to begin this story. Neither God nor God’s people are in view and all of the brokenness of the fall is on full display […]

September 2018

An Introduction to Esther

In this message we launch into our new study through the Old Testament book of Esther. In Acts 20:27 Paul told the Elders of the Ephesian church, “I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.” God’s people need the whole counsel of God, and this is one of the biggest […]

Flowing Out

For the past four Sundays we have been unpacking each of the four things found in Acts 2:42 that the early church had devoted themselves to. In this message we wrap up our series through these verses by looking at what flowed out of that devotedness by taking a look at what to protect ourselves […]

Devoted to the Prayers

I love the change in seasons. Skeins of geese are heading south. The mornings are feeling crisp. The apple trees are hanging heavy with fruit. Every once in a while, I will see the earliest leaves beginning to change. Fall marks the beginning of a new season of ministry at State Road also. Sign ups […]

The Breaking of Bread

There is disagreement among Bible scholars about what precisely Luke meant when he wrote in Acts 2:42 that the early church devoted themselves “to the breaking of bread.” In some instances, Luke uses this expression to describe a shared meal, but at other times he seems to be using it as a reference to the […]

August 2018

Devoted to the Fellowship

“Fellowship” is a word that is used by Christians a lot, but its common meaning has strayed somewhat from what the Biblical writers first intended. Listen in as we try to recapture a deeper, fuller understanding of what it means to have fellowship with one another. What is koinonia and why do some feel no […]

Authority and Truth

In the last message we were introduced to Acts 2:42-47, which provides a snapshot of the early church in those heady days when thousands came to faith in Jesus following Pentecost. These verses describe a rare kind of church community that few of us have ever experienced personally, but which stirs in us a longing […]

A Snapshot of the Early Church

This week we continue worshiping God through the study of His Word as we prepare our hearts for the launch of Small Groups in October. Over the past two weeks we have explored primarily two passages of scripture that demonstrate that there is a Biblical mandate for believers to pursue deepening relationships with a small […]

Striving Together

Here at State Road we are looking forward to the launch of small group Bible studies this fall. To prepare the way for this exciting new season of ministry we will be spending a few Sundays laying out a Biblical understanding of why small groups are something every believer should consider being a part of. […]

July 2018

It Is Not Good To Be Alone

This week we move in a new direction which will lay the foundation for an exciting initiative this fall. Come be part of the conversation.