Making Sense of the New Testament

Week 2 of Making Sense of the Bible Luke 1:1-4; John 20:30-31; Matthew 22:37-40   The New Testament is a library of gospels, letters, and historical accounts that reveal how the early church was shaped by Jesus.   Something Old, Something New   Law/Torah                              ——>                         Gospels                                      Each gospel has it’s own audience, tone, […]


Old Testament Musings

Capstone, Last week we started Making Sense of the Bible, our new series that seeks to accomplish exactly what the name says. As you’ve read the companion book by Adam Hamilton, listened (and relistened!) to the sermon, and participated in small groups, you have shown you are really interested in this topic. As your pastor, […]


Making Sense of the Old Testament

“Making Sense of the Old Testament” Joshua 1:6-9 The Bible is the doorway to the heart of God. The Old Testament is a collection of parables, societal laws, historical accounts, and poems that reveal what God meant to the earliest believers.   Divisions of the Old Testament: Law/Torah History Poetry and Wisdom Prophets   Who […]


Making Sense of the Bible Starts Sunday

Hi Capstone, This Sunday, I’ll start of our new sermon series Making Sense of the Bible. Many of you have had some questions about this series, and the best response I can give is, “Just wait and see!” These six sermons will answer many of your questions about the Bible, and will probably cause you […]


Get Ready for the Biggest Worship Series We’ve Ever Done

Hey Capstone! In a little over one week, we’ll be starting our new worship series called Making Sense of the Bible. I cannot wait for us to get started. This is possibly the most organized and substantial series we have ever done, as it will include a number of opportunities for you to engage in […]


What is The Capstone?

Cornerstone – a stone representing the starting place in the construction of a building, usually carved with the date and laid with appropriate ceremonies; a basic element; foundation Capstone – the high point; the crowning achievement A capstone refers to the dream, vision, or ideal of what the end result could be. A cornerstone is […]


Pastor’s eNote: The Church in a God-Forsaken World

Capstone, Sunday, I’m starting a new 2-week miniseries called Rush. Yes, we totally stole that from Greek-life at universities. As you have undoubtedly seen, college students have returned to town. SO, we’ve decided to spend two weeks talking about what The Capstone is, and what it means to be a part of this church. From […]


Meant for Greater Things?

Good-Guy Samaritan’s Guide for Helping Others Luke 10:25-37   a)    Immediate Aid b)    Ongoing Advancement c)     Continual Advocacy   “We have been created in His image for greater things, to love and be loved.” –Mother Teresa   “You have nothing to do but to save souls.” –John Wesley   The question remains: “Who is my […]


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Pastor’s eNote : Worship, Mario Kart, and Tangled

Hey Capstone! New Worship Leader If you were in worship this past Sunday, you met the newest member of our Capstone team! While we are sad to see Faith and Alex Masterson head out to Colorado, we are thrilled to announce David Conour as our new worship leader! David is originally from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, […]