Current Sermon Series:

Passing the Course, But Not Learning a Thing (7/3/22)

Part 6 in Jonah Series

Does God Guide Us or Control Us? (6/26/22)

We All Need Do-Overs (6/19/22)

Jonah Series Pt. 5

Weathering Storms of Other People’s Making (6/12/22)

Jonah Series Pt. 4

Cover Story vs Inner Truth of Experience (5/22/22)

Jonah Series Pt. 3

When God’s Message Becomes a Reality (5/8/22)

Jonah Series Pt. 2

Jonah and the Whale…Did that Happen? (5/1/22)

Jonah Series Pt. 1

How God Adjusts Our Gag Reflex (4/42/22)

He Descended into Hell (Easter 2022)

History is full of hundreds of millions of people who were born into cultures and religions who never heard the name of Jesus. They were left to patch together their way of life from their parents, their village, their culture, the religion and politics of their people, and the technology of their day. These days many who have heard the name of Jesus associate that name with something ugly rather than the self-sacrificing, other-oriented, enemy-loving way of Jesus. What is the ultimate plight of those people? What was Jesus doing on the day that his body lay rotting in the grave and what difference does it make to Easter? This is a meditation on the day known as Holy Saturday. The phrase, “He is risen!” takes on worlds more meaning as you explore the depths from which Jesus rose.

Scripture References:
Genesis 6:2; Genesis 3:6; Genesis 6:12; Mark 3:27; 1 Peter 3:18-20; 1 Peter 4:6; Acts 2:25-27; Ephesians 4:8-10; Colossians 2:15; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25; Luke 23:43; Matthew 27:51-52; Revelation 1:18; Luke 4: 18-19.
Credits, Sources, Bits, & Pieces:
Thomas Oden, Leonard Sweet, Matthew Lynch, Book of Common Prayer, Justo Gonzalez, Peter Beaumont, Brad Jersak, Matthew Emerson, Richard Murray, Nathan Jacobs, Scot McKnight, Nijay Gupta, A.J. Swoboda, Brian Zahnd.  

When Life Catches Us off Guard (4/10/22)

Life is hard in different ways than we anticipate. The things that actually trip us up often come out of left field. They are things we were looking right past or didn’t see coming. Rarely it is one thing, it’s a deadly cocktail of events that come together and somehow, we end up saying or doing things that we never planned on. We look back on it all and say, “Well, I certainly didn’t see that coming.” We carry the weight of our words and actions that feel heavy, dark, and shameful. There is something cathartic about hearing the words, “You are forgiven.” while receiving the symbol of that forgiveness. We need it more than we can say.

What if I’m Bad at Personal Evangelism? (3/6/22)

This is Part 3 in our “Body Life” series.

Meeting People Where They Are (2/27/22)

This is Part 2 in our “Body Life” series.

Body Life Introduction (2/13/22)

Cultivating Gentleness in a Large & In-Charge World (1/23/22)

This is Part 9 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series.

When You Just Want Out (1/16/22)

This is Part 8 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series.

What Does it Take to Enter into Someone’s World? (1/9/22)

Aching for a Good World (12/19/21)

This is Part 7 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series.

What is a Christian? & Who’s Asking? (12/12/21)

“That Time I Blew Up” (12/5/21)

This is Part 5 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series.

“Which Peace?” (11/28/21)

This is Part 4 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series.

“Joy: elusive, slippery, uncapturable.” (11/21/21)

This is Part 3 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series. Galatians 5:22

“You Are Capable of More Love Than You Think” (11/14/21)

This is Part 2 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series. Galatians 5:22

“Competing Desires” (11/7/21)

This is Part 1 in our “Fruit of the Spirit” series. Galatians 5:13-26