July 2019

Captain of My Ship

Jesus is Lord over the storms showing that the physical world is subject to his command. Storms will come. Jesus doesn’t invite us to smooth seas, but to the obedience that trusts in his presence.



A Man of Marvels

Miracles reveal who Jesus is, authenticate his ministry, and bring glory to God. The transitional verses of Matthew 15:29-31 might seem to be incidental. However, these three verses have a tremendous level of importance that speak to God’s love and grace for those outside of his family.



June 2019

The Root of the Fruit

God lovingly cares for us as we are connected to Him through Jesus, the one who makes our lives productive. The evidence of our connection to Him is found in our willing obedience in loving as He does.



May 2019

Light In A Dark Place

In the middle of the Feast of Tabernacles (also called the Festival of Lights), Jesus declares He is the light of the world. Since light is know to reveal, Jesus is saying that He reveals who God is in a dark sinful world. Yet, the reaction to His light is less than warm.   “I […]



Bread For The Journey

Jesus is what truly satisfies the hunger which fills our lives. When we choose to address our hunger with that which is temporal, we miss out on that which satisfies.



A Messy Messiah

Matthew’s record of Jesus’ genealogy messes with the tight categories and limited exclusions that we often place on those who can be part of and used in God’s family. The way Matthew’s Messiah messes with us is in the inclusion of a set of mothers in an otherwise patriarchal genealogy. As we consider why these […]



April 2019

Love That Makes All Things New

The Resurrection is good news in that it signals that God makes all things new, a new creation that restores things to the way God designed … including our very lives. 



Love That Conquers Death

Death is the great tragedy of the human experience, so when Jesus went to the cross on a Friday, it was anything but “good.” The darkness and the tragedy of Good Friday capture how we often feel in life: overwhelmed by brokenness in the world, filled with discouragement or despair, aware of the darkness and […]



Love That Forgives Our Sin

Big Idea: Today, we will talk about God in his love freeing us from sin as it unfolds in an encounter between Peter and Jesus.   Key Text: John 21   Series Big Idea: Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus, we see the love of God. When we look at Jesus, we can […]



March 2019

Knowing God Through Community

We are created in the image of God. As image bearers, we are called to reflect God’s character to the world around us; both to believers and to unbelievers. In so doing we allow others to see God through us.



Knowing God Through Scripture

Every relationship communication must pass both ways. Through prayer we talk to Gold. Through Scripture we listen to God. If we misunderstand what Scripture is we will misunderstand the message that God is attempting to communicate to us.



Knowing God Through Prayer

When you meet a new person, how do you get to know them? Fundamentally, you talk to them. Well, if there is a God—a personal, knowable God–how do we get to know him? We talk to him. That sounds simple enough, but what is prayer exactly?