Nov 12, 2017
Working Diligently
Series: Nehemiah
As the important task of finishing the wall nears completion, a series of plots and threats to Nehemiah surface to derail his task and God-ordained mission. Enemies are outside the gates, and they want blood. False prophets are inside the city, trying to convince Nehemiah to run and hide. However, for Nehemiah, hiding is not an option - he has work to do. This week we will see how we are to be faithful to God’s mission in an unpredictable and dangerous world.
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  • Nov 12, 2017Working Diligently
    Nov 12, 2017
    Working Diligently
    Series: Nehemiah
    As the important task of finishing the wall nears completion, a series of plots and threats to Nehemiah surface to derail his task and God-ordained mission. Enemies are outside the gates, and they want blood. False prophets are inside the city, trying to convince Nehemiah to run and hide. However, for Nehemiah, hiding is not an option - he has work to do. This week we will see how we are to be faithful to God’s mission in an unpredictable and dangerous world.
  • Sep 3, 2017The Grieving Mother
    Sep 3, 2017
    The Grieving Mother
    In a brief encounter outside of an insignificant town, Jesus and his followers come across a scene of human suffering and brokenness - a mother who has recently lost her son, and with him, her hope. What at first glance appears a simple healing story offers us a much bigger picture of God’s compassion and the ways that Jesus wants to bring healing and wholeness into the death that defines our world.
  • Aug 6, 2017The Children
    Aug 6, 2017
    The Children
    In stories, art, books, and videos we see depictions of Jesus blessing and beaming over children during his ministry, and for good reason! Our culture has a soft spot for the childlike innocence of young kids, and these heartwarming images remind us of Jesus’ love and care. However, what we often fail to realize is that there is a deeply counterculture message that resides in Jesus’ interactions with children in the gospels. one that challenges our valued notions of holiness and hierarchy. This Sunday, come hear how children paint a different picture of true Kingdom living.
  • Jul 16, 2017The Twice-Blind Man
    Jul 16, 2017
    The Twice-Blind Man
    In this odd little story, Jesus encounters a blind man who wants to receive sight, but it comes to him in an unexpected way. It appears Jesus has to do the miracle twice over; so what is going on? This Sunday we’ll explore the ideas of healing, growth, and spiritual insight as we look at this story and see how Jesus uses this opportunity to teach a liberating message to his onlookers.
  • May 7, 2017The Example of Jesus
    May 7, 2017
    The Example of Jesus
    In the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, we see an example of true humility and care. We say, “that’s what service ought to look like!” But hiding in this simple act is a deeper reflection on who Jesus is, why Jesus came, and how Jesus sets an example that moves us far beyond helpfulness in our service. This Sunday we’ll see how this story is a scandalous tale of God’s radical love.
  • Mar 12, 2017Where Does Worry Get You?
    Mar 12, 2017
    Where Does Worry Get You?
    Our modern society seems built on the concept of anxiety. We are always striving, stressing, hurrying, and worrying. But into this state of anxiety, Jesus has words that can free us not just from the condition of worry, but that can open our eyes to an entirely different way of looking at and approaching life.
  • Nov 13, 2016Honest to God
    Nov 13, 2016
    Honest to God
    In our world, the line between truth and falsehood is a blurry one at best. Lies can be seen as necessary elements of relationships, truth is ‘what you make of it,’ and people champion all kinds of false messages and ideals. God’s people are to take a different route - that of being witnesses and truth-tellers, with our words and with our lives, as we testify to the God of all truth revealed in Jesus Christ.
  • Oct 23, 2016The God of Life
    Oct 23, 2016
    The God of Life
    One of the few moral absolutes accepted by nearly every human society, the commandment against murder seems like the ultimate form of “it goes without saying.” However, what at first seems like a negation of killing, actually becomes an affirmation of life, particularly when we see the amazing way Jesus reinterprets this commandment.
  • Sep 4, 2016When You’re Suffering
    Sep 4, 2016
    When You’re Suffering
    We know intellectually that we will undergo times of suffering in our lives, but that knowledge doesn’t mean that we aren’t still surprised by the power our trials can have over us. It’s hard not to have our lives become defined by the things that we have suffered. This week, we will look at the story of Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth, and how her extreme circumstances led to an identity crisis of her own. How can we begin to reframe suffering in light of God’s promises and work in our lives?
  • Jun 26, 2016Hezekiah: When the Odds are Against You
    Jun 26, 2016
    Hezekiah: When the Odds are Against You
    This Sundaywe will examine the life of Hezekiah in 1 Kings 19. Hezekiah was one of the Kings of Judah and a leader remembered for his steadfast trust in the Lord, even when overwhelming circumstances in his life made that nearly impossible. How can we learn from this king who sought to follow God, even in his own weaknesses and in a broken world.