May 26, 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 am the light of the world" is also the only "I Am" statement that Jesus shares with us.
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  • May 26, 2019Light In A Dark Place
    May 26, 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 am the light of the world" is also the only "I Am" statement that Jesus shares with us.
  • May 19, 2019Bread For The Journey
    May 19, 2019
    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.
  • May 12, 2019A Messy Messiah
    May 12, 2019
    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 mothers are included we witness three teaching concepts that mess with our traditional understanding of who is in and out, who is useful and unuseful.
  • Apr 21, 2019Love That Makes All Things New
    Apr 21, 2019
    Love That Makes All Things New
    Series: This Is Love
    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. 
  • Apr 14, 2019Love That Conquers Death
    Apr 14, 2019
    Love That Conquers Death
    Series: This Is Love
    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 fear in our own hearts. Death is the end of all possibilities. And if there is no answer for death, then all other answers do not matter.
  • Apr 7, 2019Love That Forgives Our Sin
    Apr 7, 2019
    Love That Forgives Our Sin
    Series: This Is Love
    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 say, “This is love.”
  • Mar 31, 2019Knowing God Through Community
    Mar 31, 2019
    Knowing God Through Community
    Series: Knowing God
    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.
  • Mar 24, 2019Knowing God Through Scripture
    Mar 24, 2019
    Knowing God Through Scripture
    Series: Knowing God
    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.
  • Mar 17, 2019Knowing God Through Prayer
    Mar 17, 2019
    Knowing God Through Prayer
    Series: Knowing God
    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?
  • Mar 10, 2019Making The Introduction
    Mar 10, 2019
    Making The Introduction
    Series: Knowing God
    God desires to have a personal relationship with us. However, we often may shy away from getting too close to God because of the previous way he was introduced to us. Today, you have the opportunity to be reintroduced to God by being introduced afresh to the person and character of Jesus.  
  • Feb 24, 2019Can I Know God Personally
    Feb 24, 2019
    Can I Know God Personally
    Series: Explore God
    God designed us to have a relationship with Him. However, our decision to sin severed our personal bond with Him. Yet, the reason Jesus came to earth was so that everyone who trusts in him can know God personally—the relationship we were created to enjoy.
  • Feb 17, 2019Is The Bible Reliable
    Feb 17, 2019
    Is The Bible Reliable
    Series: Explore God
    One’s answer to the reliability of the Bible may depend on what one believes the Bible to be.  The Bible is more than a book: it is God’s love letter to humanity. It defines how God planned for our relationship to work. We have more reason to trust its claims than those of any other book in history. Yet its greatest claim to reliability is in the word of God pointing us to the Word of God.