Quest Sermons & Talks

To meet the needs of the Quest community and upon the request of others outside the community, sermons are now available online.

Certain depth classes will also be available in the future. If you have any questions, contact the church office for more information.

Leviticus Part 5 - The Remedy: The Priesthood of Believers

Leviticus 8:22-30

In week five of Quest's series on Leviticus, Pastor Eugene examines the Biblical idea of the priesthood of believers - a people set apart for the service of God. This is a calling that continues through the present day. We are all called to be a part of God's royal priesthood.

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Preached On: August 2nd, 2010

The Re-structure//God's response to the broken

Leviticus 4:1-3

Pastor DeAnza explores the human condition of sin in the context of God's great desire for relationship with His people.

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Preached On: July 26th, 2010

Leviticus Part 3 - A People Set Apart

Leviticus 11:44-45

On week 3, Pastor Eugene continues the series on Leviticus and explains the significance of the holiness of God - not just merely in terms of morality but in being "set apart." An important theme of Leviticus, he explains, is God demonstrating to Israel who He is and what it means to be His people - a people set apart. While we're no longer under the Levitical code, the holiness of God remains an important attribute of God and thus, we're called to live as people "set apart."

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Preached On: July 19th, 2010

God of Holiness And The Law

Leviticus 1:1-9

For the people of Israel, the law was the means by which they knew and accessed God. Though very particular and costly in its expectations, their obedience to it enabled them to participate in relationship with YHWH. This call to holiness was fundamentally relational at its core, not just a list of "to do's" done out of obligation. Obedience was participation in a life with the God who called them into existence.

If we imagine the idea of sacrifice and obedience as a kind of "giving toward" rather than a "giving up," -a life that is more full and offers the possibility of participation beyond ourselves- we can then imagine how the law speaks to us today. While Christ did come and pay the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf, it is not an excuse to live a life of passivity. As Christ's life and very existence was for the other, so our lives must be a continual giving toward those around us...for the other.

Leviticus is a call to move from the conceptual to a concrete experience, from an idea to a living out, from rituals to a life of worship.

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Preached On: July 13th, 2010

From Holy to Wholly

Exodus 19:9b - 20:1
Leviticus 11:44-45

Bo Lim, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University, introduces Quest's Summer Teaching Series on the book of Leviticus.

Preached On: July 4th, 2010

The Antidote to Greed

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

Pastor Eugene talks about the importance of stewardship - what we invest in and why and how we do so. He discusses the ways that living a life which places a high priority on responsible giving reaps a wide range of benefits, many of them outside the realm of finances. He emphasizes that giving should not be done out of compulsion but out of a joyful response to God's grace.

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Preached On: June 27th, 2010

Relationship With Siblings - Reconciliation

Genesis 37:17-36

Pastor Eugene wraps up Quest's Relationship Series by speaking about our relationships with siblings. He also closes out the Series by highlighting some general guidelines that are applicable across all of our relationships. In particular, he highlights the importance of maintaining an attitude of reconciliation.

Preached On: June 20th, 2010

Difficult Parenting Issues

Psalm 127

Continuing Quest's Relationship Series, Pastor Eugene talks about some really difficult topics regarding parenting including issues surrounding infertility, adoption, and stay-at-home parenting.

Preached On: June 14th, 2010

God At Work in the Larger World

Matthew 28:16-20

This week, Quest takes a break from the Relationship Series to spend an entire service looking at some of the different ways that Quest is at work building the Kingdom of God around the world by both partnering with organizations and by sending out Questers. Through a series of interviews, we get to hear stories about some of the different things that Quest's Global Presence ministry is doing in Africa, more specifically, in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Links mentioned in sermon:
Brian and Nicole Hickory's blog - http://thehickorytree.wordpress.com/

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Preached On: June 7th, 2010

Relationship With Parents - Part 3

Psalm 127

Pastor Eugene uses the Biblical metaphor of a quiver of arrows to talk about the task, role, and goals of parenthood.

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Preached On: May 31st, 2010
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