This Sunday, November 1st, is All Saints Day. We’ll wrap up our sermon series on saints by celebrating everyday saints that we encounter in our own lives. We’ll explore the common traits that most saintly people share and, in the process, learn how we can come closer to living into their example.
Scholars tell us that one of Jesus’ core teachings about God was so revolutionary it “seemed disrespectful, indeed unthinkable, to the sensibilities of Jesus’ contemporaries.” (Source: Joachim Jeremias, New Testament Theology.) This Sunday we’ll explore that revolutionary aspect of Jesus’ teachings and how it can transform the way we feel about life and God.
Again and again in the Gospels, Jesus tells us we must become like children. For example, in Matthew 18:3, he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” What does it mean to become like a child? What kind of change was Jesus […]
Did you know that there are two creation stories in the Bible? One of the stories we’re very familiar with; the other not so much. But we need to have a good understanding of both stories to fully appreciate God’s creative work in our lives. So this Sunday, as we launch our August sermon series […]
Have you ever thought about how your formative experiences with your parents affect how you relate to God in the here and now? This Sunday, we’ll think deeply about that question. We’ll explore a prominent model for how parenting shapes our way of relating to those around us, including God – then compare that model to […]
For centuries, theologians knew there was once a book called “The Gospel of Thomas” that was lost in antiquity. Then in 1945, two Egyptian farmers accidentally unearthed a jar containing 13 leather bound books, one of which contained the complete manuscript of Thomas! It was a stunning discovery. What should we make of this Gospel […]
This Sunday we launch a new sermon series called “The Beauty Of Christ – Living In Me.” Each week we’ll pick a different Gospel story, ask what Jesus does in that story that’s so compelling, then consider what it would look like for us to incorporate that characteristic in our own lives. Join us on […]
We’re creatures of community. We want to belong, to be accepted, to be liked. The thought of being rejected is almost too much to bear. So we can easily fall into the trap of letting our lives be controlled by the approval of others. This Sunday we’ll look to the example of Jesus to figure out […]