Pastor Matt takes a look at 1 Corinthians 9 and the account of the beginning of Jesus' ministry in Mark 1. As we look at Jesus mission to preach the Good News, we see that this never done in the absence of relationship. Paul addresses this as well when he says he becomes "all things to all people, that I might save some." What does preaching the gospel look like today? Much like it did in Jesus' day. We share [...]
Pastor Sam explains how true Christian freedom is freedom to love our neighbor more than ourselves. He takes us through some important verses in 1 Corinthians 8. On the surface these verses address a seeming irrelevant topic; eating food sacrificed to idols. However beneath the surface they are rich with Gospel love and instructions on what it means to walk with Christ in our real, everyday lives.
Pastor Matt takes us through the life of St. Timothy on the Feast of St. Timothy Sunday. Timothy gives witness to the importance of the Gospel, and partnering with others to live in the hope of Christ and share the love of Christ. Timothy and Paul so us what real discipleship looks like. Here is a link to Pastor Matt talking about young pastors and beards during the Saturday night service.
After all of the epic texts of the Epiphany season, this one can seem a little underwhelming and simple (Jesus talking to a guy who was sitting under a tree), but with a little study, we see how important Jesus' interaction with Nathanael really is. Listen as Pastor Sam teaches us what it means to be made new in Christ.
Pastor Sam preaches on the Festival of Epiphany and helps us understand that we can see ourselves in the Magi visiting the child Jesus. If it wasn't for the mission of this child, the Magi would not belong in the scene, and neither would we. But thanks be to God, because of Christ, we do!