Heroes of the Faith: Samson & Ruth
The Bible is packed full of the stories of so-called “heroes of the faith.” These “heroes” were ordinary people set-apart and used by God in extraordinary - sometimes miraculous - ways to move God’s story along and bring about redemption, salvation, and restoration to the world. Leading up to Advent, we look at two stories: Samson, and Ruth. Two “heroes of the faith” God used to send a clear message: God alone redeems and restores his people!
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.
Sometimes we have a guest speaker or just a random Sunday that isn't part of our regular sermon series. We put those here!