This Sunday Pastor Jeff resumes our sermon series on “Who Killed Jesus?” The goal in this series is to determine who bears ultimate responsibility for Jesus’ death. So far we’ve considered three rather obvious suspects: Pontius Pilate, Judas Iscariot, and Jerusalem’s institutional religious leaders. Now our investigation takes an unexpected turn with a fourth suspect who […]
Each Sunday in December we're talking about the incredible gift of Jesus in our lives, guided by Isaiah's famous four-part Christmas prophecy. The four descriptors used in Isaiah’s prophecy help us understand what Jesus is like and how he works in our lives. This Sunday we'll explore the odd claim that Jesus was/is "Everlasting Father." Wait, […]
We always hear church people say, “On the cross Jesus paid for our sins; if he hadn’t died we couldn’t be forgiven.” But why? What does that really mean? Nobody ever takes the time to break it down and explain it. On Sunday we will, as we continue to explore The Meaning of the Cross. We’ll […]
When we pray, sometimes it seems to “work.” We ask and receive! But other times there’s radio silence – no apparent results. All of which raises the question: How does prayer work? That’s the question we’ll tackle this Sunday, as we continue our new sermon series based on James Martin’s best-selling book Learning to Pray: A […]
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.
Our parents are complex people. Being a parent is complex. Some of life’s most charged feelings revolve around our parents. Life is usually not as simple as having perfect parents or perfectly awful parents. Most parents fall somewhere in between, complex blends of strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failures. To try to put it all […]
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.