Are you careful or bold? Are you cautious or spontaneous? Are you a saver or a spender? And does it even matter? Does God care? On Sunday we’ll explore another dramatic encounter with Jesus that raises all those questions and suggests some rather provocative answers.
Do you like surprises? If not, you won’t much like life because life is full of them. This Sunday we’ll look at someone who had a surprising encounter with Jesus and, in the process, learned a critical life lesson.
Those are some of the worst words in the English language. You know the feeling. You got caught or you catch somebody “in the very act.” You have them dead to rights, or they’ve got you dead to rights. What now? What happens next is CRITICAL to both the offender and the offended. That’s what […]
It happens to all of us. We get stuck in one or more areas of our life. We know something needs to change, but it’s not happening. This Sunday we’ll explore a Gospel story where a man who was terribly stuck encountered Jesus. We’ll see what wisdom Jesus shared that allowed the man to get […]
If there’s only one sermon you ever hear, make sure it’s this one. Last Sunday we explored the first half of Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in Samaria. We saw how Jesus shattered all kinds of social barriers to engage the Samaritan woman in the single longest dialogue anyone ever had with […]
They say the quality of a person’s life is not measured by their moments of high drama, but by how they respond to the ebb and flow of ordinary everyday life. As we continue our “Encounters With Christ” sermon series, this week we’ll study Jesus’ encounter with the Woman at the Well and, in the […]
It’s one of the most oft-repeated and intriguing phrases found in the teachings of Jesus: You must be “born again.” When Jesus used those words, what did he really mean? This week we’ll dig deep – past the religious clichés, past bumper-sticker theology – to get to the bottom of the meaning of being “born […]
On Sunday we’ll celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of our church by asking: Why did God raise up a church like ours and what great things are next for us? To guide our thoughts, we’ll explore three epic moments in Jesus’ life where he made clear what his churches should be like. Let’s […]
On Sunday Pastor Jeff will wrap up our Faith & Science sermon series inspired by Dr. Francis Collins’ best-selling book “The Language of God.” This week we’ll explore how a Gospel story, coupled with two powerful experiences from Dr. Collins’ life in science, can help us find God’s will in our life. If you want […]
As we continue our faith and science sermon series, this Sunday we’ll take a look at the debate between those who believe God created human life on a single day versus those who believe God created through the process of evolution. We’ll explore what’s at stake in this debate, but then move beyond it to […]
Suppose tomorrow we discovered a race of aliens more capable than us living on a distant planet. How would that affect your faith? Even if you’ve been in church your entire life, you’ve probably never heard a sermon about that. Yet it’s a very real existential question. Scientists say life on other planets is very […]
Faith and science are often pitted against each other in our culture. If you love science, many assume, you can’t be a person of faith. If you’re a person of faith, others assume, you should be wary of science. This Sunday Pastor Jeff begins a new sermon series on faith and science inspired by Dr. […]