Sun, May 16th
Everybody comes from somewhere. Epic novels and larger than life films have been dedicated to origin stories to satisfy our cultural craving to know where individuals or groups come from. But what if what you have been given was more important that where you originated?
Sun, May 2nd
Jesus tells us that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Of course, I do! He's God! But, what does that really mean? How do I actually do that? I'm a good person, I go to church, and I help others. Isn't that enough?
Sun, Apr 25th
The Bible is filled with Praises, Proclamations and Demonstrations of the Glory of God. We will spend time in worship today listening and acting upon this great truth. May our hearts be ever open and our mind ever sensing the Spirit's movement as we worship the Almighty.
Sun, Apr 4th
The tomb is empty! Christ is risen from the dead! Today is a special where we celebrate with our brothers and sisters around the world the risen Savior Jesus. No matter who we are or what we have done, our Messiah has given His life for us and he has defeated the grave on our behalf.
Sun, Mar 28th
This Sunday is traditionally regarded as "Palm Sunday" commemorating the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The people who cheered for Jesus as He entered were actually making a grand declaration in addition to the plea for his power and blessing over them.
Sun, Mar 7th
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. God literally SPOKE all creation into existence. This speaking is what drives all things to this day. This speaking that created the cosmos is the same that speaks quietly into our hearts and vibrantly through our failures.
Sun, Jan 31st
The past month we have listened and prayed over how we might Rise Up through the power of the Holy Spirit - at home, in the church, and in the community around us. Today, we want to listen to the Holy Spirit as we reflect about how we might Rise Up on the international scene.
Sun, Jan 24th
What does it mean to go out into the world and especially into our community? When we go out and serve, what is the difference between us and an atheist doing the exact same thing? The answer is simple: we go in the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Dec 20th
Isaiah describes Jesus as the "everlasting father." The term father has a variety of meanings to different people and this is largely based on what your relationship was/is like with your own earthly father. Isaiah promises a father who overcomes all dysfunctionality and places joy in our hearts.
Sun, Nov 15th
We all have a deep seeded question within us that we ask God and ourselves: Who am I? This morning we will look at Moses asking God just that question and then see how Jesus knew His own identity and continues to form our identity to look more like him.
Sun, Oct 18th
The year 2020 has been a pretty miserable one for just about everyone. There's been a pandemic, mass quarantine, political unrest, and a slew of other issues and events that have caused an immense amount of stress on just about everyone. We have felt a loss on a number of levels in a loss of our routine, a loss in being able to meet together for a large portion of the year, a loss of major events, and some of us have lost people whom we held so dear.
Sun, Oct 4th
Revolution is a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system. Revolutions of various kinds and degrees have occurred throughout history, and they are unsettling. Some say one or more cultural revolutions are occurring currently. Some Christians are asking how we should respond. My question is …
Sun, Sep 27th
We've studied this passage several times and noted that Christians are to be unified, like-minded, not selfish or conceited but humbly putting others ahead of us. Both the world and the church desperately need to see people doing this, especially right now. We know our responsibility, but where do we get the power to live this way?
Sun, Sep 6th
I am struggling quite a bit, off and on, and all that is going on in our nation and world makes matters much more difficult. But I was blessed this morning when I remembered that the people who received the book of Hebrews were also facing hardships, and I was helped when I then re-read the divine advice in the book that encourages us ...
Sun, Aug 9th
By the time Jesus came to earth, Satan held virtually dominated mankind. Everywhere his the devastating effect of his tyrannical rule was apparent. But in Jesus God launched an invasion into Satan's kingdom that changed the course of human history. It all began with a simple but momentous announcement, a proclamation of good news:
Sun, Jul 12th
At the risk of cliché, there are many storms in our lives. We have been in a big one for the last few months. There is also a major storm coming at the end of time, namely, the judgment. What can we do to make it safely through the storms and The Storm?
Sun, Jul 5th
Independence was built in our nation from the beginning. We want to control our own destiny without anyone or anything interfering. Because this cultural value is so strong, we sometimes assume that the Bible's references to freedom are talking about the same thing Americans are celebrating this weekend.
Sun, Jun 28th
Though none of us is really comfortable with the idea, Jesus made it crystal clear that we would have to suffer, and most of us are experiencing that right now. We might want to hear a message on how to avoid suffering, but God does not give us that. Still, God does give us help. He shows us …
Sun, Jun 21st
We have heard plenty of tragic stories lately, as well as over the years. You have probably also noticed that there are some very tragic stories in the Bible. Have you ever wondered why? One reason is that tragedy is a part of the stuff of life. But there is more to it than that.
Sun, Jun 14th
One difficult effect of the quarantine has been that we really miss seeing our friends and loved ones. Even as the quarantine is being lifted, we still probably won't have as much contact as we would like. What do you do when you are prevented from being with the ones you love?
Wed, Nov 11th
Lesson 11 in Empowering Subjects. This one is focused on Explaining and Equipping the Subjects of the Kingdom.
Wed, Oct 14th
Lesson 7 in Empowering Subjects, and the first lesson on Announcing the Kingdom. This one focuses on clarifying the message we are to be speaking to those outside of Christ.
Wed, Sep 9th
Basic training in godliness for Subjects of the King, to make us more useful to our Master
Wed, Apr 15th
When Zechariah prophesies upon the birth of his son, John the Baptist, he mentions salvation three times. This lesson explores that prophecy and what we can learn about salvation from it.