May 4, 2014
Anywhere But Here
This Sunday's sermon is titled "Anywhere But Here," and we will be looking at one of the post-resurrection appearances of Christ in Luke 24:13-35. In this story, two disciples mourn the death of Christ as they travel along the road from Jerusalem to their home town of Emmaus. However, they are soon joined by a stranger who has some illuminating thoughts on the events that have just taken place in the holy city. In this story, we see a picture of ourselves when we flee from disappointment, suffering, or loss - and yet Jesus reveals to us the constant presence that will lead and guide, if we are willing to listen and willing to invite Christ in to share in life with us.  Pastor Josh Raskin, our Pastor for Student Ministries, is preaching.
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  • May 4, 2014Anywhere But Here
    May 4, 2014
    Anywhere But Here
    This Sunday's sermon is titled "Anywhere But Here," and we will be looking at one of the post-resurrection appearances of Christ in Luke 24:13-35. In this story, two disciples mourn the death of Christ as they travel along the road from Jerusalem to their home town of Emmaus. However, they are soon joined by a stranger who has some illuminating thoughts on the events that have just taken place in the holy city. In this story, we see a picture of ourselves when we flee from disappointment, suffering, or loss - and yet Jesus reveals to us the constant presence that will lead and guide, if we are willing to listen and willing to invite Christ in to share in life with us.  Pastor Josh Raskin, our Pastor for Student Ministries, is preaching.
  • Jan 5, 2014Practicing Patience
    Jan 5, 2014
    Practicing Patience
    Series: Winter Break
    “Practicing Patience " is the title of this week's message, coming from Luke 2:36-38. We live in a world where technology and affluence are causing the concept of "waiting" to become a thing of the past. This trouble with patience can impact our ability to wait on God. Thankfully, we have biblical examples of godly patience, and this week we will be looking at the story of Anna and Jesus. This old widowed prophet shows us the importance of practicing patience in faithfulness and submission to God, and can hopefully teach us how to wait for the Lord in our lives as well.
  • Dec 29, 2013A Righteous Resolution
    Dec 29, 2013
    A Righteous Resolution
    Series: Winter Break
    “A Righteous Resolution" is the title of this week's message, coming from Luke 2:22-35. In the midst of stress and hurry and our world's obsession with ourselves, how do we become people who eagerly watch for the work of God?  This is the question we are examining this Sunday as we study the interaction between the holy family and the righteous Simeon, a man who sees the infant Jesus for who he really is. Are we, like Simeon, watching for God at work in our midst, willing to be surprised by Him, ready to be used by Him?  Or have we, like so many others, become distracted and dismayed by the world around us?
  • Oct 13, 2013Supreme Hope
    Oct 13, 2013
    Supreme Hope
    Series: Greater Than
    Sometimes the Christian life is described as a journey, or a walk, or a race; all terms implying forward momentum.  Why is it, then, that so often we see Christians living lives of spiritual neutral, idling by and not growing or transforming? Why can we sometimes feel defeated or on the edge of our ability to stay steadfast in our beliefs? Hebrews 6 offers an encouragement, and a firm warning, about spiritual growth and life beyond the basics. Ultimately, what is our hope for transformation, and how can we own it in our lives today?