the parables of jesus
The Gospel of Matthew shows Jesus as a bold proclaimer of the kingdom of heaven. Over the past 5 years, we have slowly picked our way through this "Jewish gospel" to hear Jesus' call to be his disciples and to share the good new with the rest of the world. In the parables, Jesus gives us look inside the upside-down world of the kingdom of heaven - a world that functions and looks very different from our world, and a world that is promised to all who believe in Him!
Big things, little packages
This intermittent sermon series explores the big topics of some of the smallest books in the Bible. Our current focus is on the NT book of Philemon. As an intermittent series, we come back to Big Things, Little Packages irregularly when we have just a couple of weeks to fill-in on our calendar.
Exodus: A Story of Redemption
Exodus is the story of God freeing enslaved people and forming them into his own. Although the story is told through the experiences of ancient Israel, it's the story of everyone who has experienced freedom by the good news of Jesus' death and resurrection. In this series, we explore God's work in the delivering us from bondage to sin and death, and the many ways he continues to shape and mold us into his people.
Sabbath: a Divine Alternative
At creation, God established a sacred rhythm for his image bearers. This sacred rhythm of work and rest offers a divine alternative to the non-stop, never-resting demands of the world we live in. Instead, we are called to live a life of protest as we adopt God's sacred rhythm for ourselves, embracing the grace of rest and restoration and declaring our allegiance to our sabbath-keeping God.
Christmas is full of expectations and obligations that often make it difficult to keep Jesus at the center of the season. There's a voice inside of each of us that causes us to buy presents for people we don't really know, or attend parties we'd prefer to skip. The Gospels give a us picture of how the first people to meet Jesus celebrated his birth, and established a pattern for us to follow today through four key practices: Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All.
Jesus Uncensored: Unfiltered Teachings from the Mountain
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most revolutionary and world-changing events in the history of the world. Even staunch critics of organized religion admire Jesus' message, teachings, and vision presents in Matthew 5-7. For disciples of Jesus, this is the most concise definition of what it looks like to live all of life as a citizen of God's kingdom on earth.
Lectionary Psalms: A SUmmer Sermon Series
The book of Psalms is a collection of prayers, songs, and wisdom used heavily by God's people in both personal and corporate worship. These timeless words are often used to express thoughts and emotions that we find difficult to put into words. They also demonstrate God's compassion and love for the world - a great source of comfort and conviction. This series follows the assigned Psalm readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for Summer, 2017.
Sometimes we have a guest speaker or just a random Sunday that isn't part of our regular sermon series. We put those here!