Christmas In Shades of Blue

This Sunday Pastor Jeff will launch a December sermon series that invites us to dig deeper into the meaning of the biblical Christmas story.  We’ll get started this week by looking at all the pathos implicit in the Christmas story, asking what we can learn from how Mary and Jesus responded. Today's Scripture Luke 2:22-35 […]

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Learning To Love Failure

This Sunday – Palm Sunday – marks the beginning of Holy Week!  You may be tempted to think, “So what?  I already know the story.”  No you don’t.  You may think you do because you’ve heard it a million times.  But what if all this time there has been a REALLY IMPORTANT aspect to the story of Jesus’ […]

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Do you know what it is?  If not, you can’t protect your soul from it and might fall prey to it.  This Sunday we’ll expose that fallacy and explore its opposite life-giving truth, as we wrap up our sermon series called, “Reflections On The Cross.”  Today's Scripture Matthew 27:31-44 Discussion Questions "Going Deeper" Sunday Headlines Weekly Bulletin […]

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The Generative Power Of Sacrificial Living

Life constantly confronts us with difficult choices.  What’s best for me versus what’s best for others.  What I want versus what you want.  Immediate gratification versus deferred gratification.  On Sunday we’ll learn a wonderful life-giving principle that can help us when facing difficult choices.  This will be the fourth installment in our sermon series called […]

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Who Is Jesus?

Suppose someone asked you that question and you could only say one thing to capture the essence of Jesus, what would you say?  That's the question we'll explore this Sunday as we continue our sermon series on "Great Questions of Faith."  For guidance, we will look to an epic vision of heaven recorded in the book of […]

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The Last Straw

Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, culminating in Good Friday and Easter.  This Sunday we’ll study the Gospel story that most scholars believe was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back” – one last, great, daring act by Jesus that sealed his fate on the cross.  Today's Scripture Mark 11 (select verses) Discussion […]

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The Greatest Provocation

We’re getting closer and closer to Easter, counting down the days to Jesus’ death.  As we do so, we’ll continue unraveling the murder mystery surrounding Jesus’ death, exploring clues left behind in the Gospel record.  This week we will explore Jesus’ greatest provocation – an idea so heretical, the religious establishment had no choice but […]

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This Sunday we continue our journey to the cross by looking at yet another Gospel passage that resulted in yet another death threat against Jesus.  This week we will focus on a passage where Jesus launched a frontal assault on how religion often uses rules as an instrument of control.  Each one of us will […]

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Who Are “My People”?

Who Are “My People”?Did you know that at the very beginning of his public ministry, Jesus did something so controversial, the people of his own hometown almost threw him off a cliff?  What did he do that was so provocative, and what does it teach us about what it means for us to be like […]

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Clash Of Kingdoms

This Sunday we launch a new sermon series leading up to Easter called “Journey To The Cross.”  Each week we’ll study a different Gospel passage that offers important clues as to why Jesus was killed – then consider the implications for how we should live our lives today as followers of Jesus.  Join us for […]

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