On this Sunday we look at how God responds to Mary and Martha as they grieve the death of their brother, Lazarus. Even though Jesus knows he will raise Lazarus from the dead in just a short time, he still addresses the very real pain and loss of these sisters. Jesus shares the Truth, he weeps, and even expresses anger at death itself. All in the context of his being "the Resurrection and the Life."
Pastor Sam teaches us what it means to follow Jesus command to "Abide in my Word" from John chapter 8. To Abide in Christ isn't something that we get credit for! No, abiding in Christ is to abide in hope in what HE has done for us! Happy Reformation Day!
WEEK 1 - Pastor Matt looks at the image of the Tree that weathers all storms and seasons and how this is what Christ makes us through his grace. We look at all those who have come before us and blessed us and talk about how we can bless the generations yet to come. Week 2 - Pastor Sam teaches us about the NEW COVENANT Jesus gives us through his Body and Blood. We are recipients of God's [...]
Pastor Sam dives into the words of Jesus in Mark 10. While on the surface, Jesus addresses the topic of divorce, what we find is that Jesus is also addressing the larger issue of division. We have so many reasons why we are divided in our world today. However, we have the ultimate unity in the grace of Christ!
Pastor Matt leads in with an obscure event from Numbers 11 that teaches us about God's ministry being surprising and surprisingly messy at times. This is a springboard for a discussion about the famous parable of the Good Samaritan! Real ministry is messy, but its based upon Christ who reaches into the messes of our lives and redeems us!
Pastor Matt tells us about Jesus little brother, James, and takes us through how James' history impacted his understanding of the importance and how we use language. James messed up plenty of times in his life when it came to words, can you relate? Find out how GOD uses his words to redeem us and our language! James 3
Pastor Matt wraps ups this series with a sermon on the call to Sabbath Rest. All of the book of Exodus is a call to come to the presence of God and celebrate God's goodness, and the Sabbath is a day set aside to do just that. Among the many blessings of celebrating this day of Worship and Rest is that it is the front lines of combatting idolatry and slavery in our spiritual lives.
The Tabernacle was designed by God according to His patterns for one purpose... that HE might dwell among his people! Listen as Pastor Sam takes us through the Tabernacle and shows us how ALL these patterns point us to the fulfillment of the Tabernacle - Jesus himself!