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.
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  • 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 27, 2017You Will Be Called Cephas
    Aug 27, 2017
    You Will Be Called Cephas
    The first thing Jesus said to Peter when they met was a little strange. There was no preamble, no niceties exchanged; instead, Jesus looked directly at him and said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas.” (which, when translated, is Peter). Why did Jesus say that to Peter? What kind of person was Peter? You are warmly invited to join us this Sunday as we explore Peter and his life in our series of People Jesus Met, and let God minister to us through His Word.
  • Aug 20, 2017A Daughter of the King
    Aug 20, 2017
    A Daughter of the King
    Jesus encounters two diverse people in this narrative, a privileged religious leader who humbles himself before Jesus, and a sick woman desperate for healing. Jesus ministers equally to both of them. We'll learn how Jesus calls us to faithfully steward our privilege and care for the marginalized. The suffering woman with no name is transformed as Jesus publicly declares that she is indeed a daughter of the king!
  • Aug 13, 2017The Difference Maker
    Aug 13, 2017
    The Difference Maker
  • 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 30, 20171 out of 10
    Jul 30, 2017
    1 out of 10
    Jesus meets ten people, living in the margins of society, afflicted with a disease that evoked rejection in their culture. Jesus doesn't just pass by them, like his society, he heals them. But only one returns to give thanks, and he alone experiences spiritually healing. Have we settled for an encounter with Jesus, like praying a salvation prayer or baptism or showing up for worship, then go on our way without really experiencing the transformation Jesus long for us? Do we feel too unworthy within or rejected by our world to believe Jesus wants to relate with us? Do we pass by people, viewing them like our culture, rather than through the lens of Christ? Prepare to be challenged and changed!
  • Jul 23, 2017The Thirsty Woman
    Jul 23, 2017
    The Thirsty Woman
    We'll meet a woman thirsty for water in the blazing sun, thirsty for love after broken relationships, thirsty for dignity among a marginalized race, and thirsty for God in her wounded soul. Jesus breaks cultural, racial, social, and spiritual barriers to reach out and ultimately quench her thirst.
  • 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.
  • Jul 9, 2017The Guy Who Couldn’t Let Go
    Jul 9, 2017
    The Guy Who Couldn’t Let Go
    Do you struggle to let go of something in your life? Feelings of failure that define you? Guilt that replays in your mind? Control in a relationship? Money that covers insecurity to feel important? We'll learn from Jesus to identify whatever is between God and ourselves, and be challenged to start letting go to grow more Christlike.
  • Jun 25, 2017An Abused Woman
    Jun 25, 2017
    An Abused Woman
    This week, we’ll journey with Jesus as he encounters an abused woman in John 8:2-11.