This Sunday we continue our new sermon series “From the Cradle to the Grave: Lessons from the Life of Mary.” In this second installment, we’ll explore a POWERFULLY UPLIFTING LESSON we can learn from the incredibly difficult circumstances surrounding the birth of Jesus.
Lots of things happen in life and, over time, they tend to pile up. We end up feeling sad, stressed, defeated, and deprived. Why does life have to be like this? This week we’ll study a Gospel passage that teaches us what to do when we feel that way. It’s a passage that reminds us […]
As we continue our sermon series about how to live by faith, this Sunday we’ll dig into the wonderful insights found in one of the most famous Gospel stories – the story where the disciples are trapped in a life-threatening storm at sea and Peter attempts to walk on water. Embedded in this story are […]
As we move through life, we often find ourselves feeling like we don’t have enough of what we need to meet the challenges before us. Maybe it’s a death or divorce or illness or financial stress or tension at work or conflict with family, etc., etc. How should we respond when it feels like there […]
Life is chalked full of disasters – moral failure, job loss, divorce, injustice, bankruptcy, serious illness, death of a dream, death of a loved one. Nothing can be harder on us – or our faith – than when disaster strikes. So this Sunday we will consider what happens with faith meets disaster. How can/should faith […]
Life can be hard. Often it feels like a million different challenges (large and small) are pressing hard against us, and we wonder how we’ll ever find the wherewithal to make it through. This week we’ll explore a parable where Jesus offers his best advice for responding to life’s constant challenges, as we come to […]
Are you facing some challenges? Do you need some inspiration and encouragement? This Sunday Pastor Jeff will talk to us about three spiritual principles that can empower us to triumph over adversity in our lives.
Life is mysterious. We feel compelled to try to figure it out. Why am I here? Where am I going? Why is this happening to me? This week we’ll seek some answers in the story of the turbulent life of Jacob, as recorded in the book of Genesis.
The Bible is full of miracles. In our own time, we often hear stories of miracles. What should we make of all this? Should we believe in miracles? And if so, how do we get them? Join us on Sunday for the conclusion of our sermon series on Second Corinthians and grapple with what the […]
On Sunday we launch a new sermon series on the New Testament book of Second Corinthians. Second Corinthians is all about everyday challenges we face in life and faith, starting with the challenge posed by all of life’s hardship. When it feels like life is crushing us, how should we respond? That’s our subject this […]
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.
As we wrap up our intensive study of I Thessalonians chapter 1, this week we will focus on a verse that talks about “the wrath to come” and how Jesus will rescue us from it. What is this “wrath to come,” when will it happen, and exactly how will Jesus rescue us from it? Join […]