Jesus describes the surprising value of saying “No” to God.
This week, Pastor Dave explains how a “merit-only” mindset holds back God’s people from experiencing and living out the grace that is theirs through Jesus. A “mercy” mindset is what Jesus illustrates in his parables from Matthew 20.
What is that one thing you’ve been striving for your whole life? That one thing you need to happen? That one resource you trust so much? Jesus asks us to let it all go… Can we?
Jesus holds up a child as the model of humility for all basic relationships. Humility, openness, and forgiveness are the glue that holds us together.
Peter bumbles his way through life with Jesus while the other disciples botch their attempt at a miracle. Jesus wonders how long it will take them to learn His way.
Thank you for worshiping with us (at a distance) today! We’ll pray through Psalm 33, and the kids will learn how to understand God better through nature during Creation Station. SERMON THIS WEEK: In Matthew 16, Jesus challenges Peter to consider a hard truth about life. In his message today, Pastor Dave explains how we…
Jesus confronts people who are scrupulous about holding to tradition, but sloppy about God’s higher values and commands. Instead of focusing on keeping clean on the outside, Jesus is concerned about cleaning the heart.
Faced with a friend’s gruesome execution, Jesus seeks time alone to grieve. But his need to be alone is constantly challenged by the needs of people all around him. Which is more important? Time alone with God, or serving God’s people? Today’s chapter shows both.
Per chapter 5 . . .at first, it looked imposing to me! Lots of seemingly disjointed thoughts about rich people, oaths, patience through suffering and anointing with oil. Not a clean, easy text to walk a congregation through. But then I looked a little closer. I searched for the thread to all these closing discussions…
While Dave visits family this week, I’ll be filling in and building a message from II Corinthians. Here are a few thoughts from our next chapter (3) in this second letter to the Corinthians. Last week, Dave addressed God’s desire for reconciliation and restoration in church community, and challenged us to embrace the “messiness” of…