In-Person Sunday Worship and Sunday School

You are welcome to join us at Mt. Rose on Sundays for in-person worship and Sunday School. Our Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m., and the adult Sunday School class starts at 11:45 a.m. Currently, Elder Adam Gustavson is teaching a class on Christ in all of Scripture, using the book Walking with Jesus through His Word by Dennis Johnson. We’ll…

Devotional – The Slaying of Leviathan

Chapter 27 of Isaiah opens with this striking verse: “In that day the LORD with his hard and great and strong sword will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan the twisting serpent, and he will slay the dragon that is in the sea” (Isaiah 27:1). In the ancient world Leviathan was a mythical sea creature, a terrifying monster who was a source…

Devotional – The Lord’s Banquet

The prophet Isaiah describes a sumptuous feast that the Lord will prepare for his people in the day of his salvation: On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined. (Isaiah 25:6) It’s enough to make one’s mouth…

From the Pastor’s Study – October 30th, 2020

Our church family lost a dear friend and brother in Christ on Sunday, when Glen Strouse entered into his eternal rest. I regret that I was not able to get to know Glen better before he passed away. I met him in person only a few times and occasionally conversed with him on the phone. Since Glen lived in a nursing home…

From the Pastor’s Study – October 22nd, 2020

In chapter 10 of Isaiah, the prophet declares: “A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God” (v.21). This was in the first place a promise that the Lord would return at least some of his people to the Promised Land after their time of exile in a foreign country (perhaps Assyria, or Babylon). But more than a promise…

From the Pastor’s Study – October 9th, 2020

For Sunday’s sermon, I put Isaiah aside for a week and instead preached on Luke 9:23-27. Here we read some of the most challenging words in all of Scripture: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (v.23). No one can be a disciple of Jesus, and so be saved, unless…

From the Pastor’s Study – October 2nd, 2020

There’s never a wrong time to remember the Lordship of Jesus Christ over all things, but in these days it’s especially needful to hear again the Scripture’s promise that Jesus has been enthroned as the sovereign King of heaven and earth. This was one point of application I made this past Sunday when I preached on Isaiah 9:1-7. The prophecy is most…