Jesus Wept — John Mangrum (26 Feb 2017)

From John 11:17-37. Jesus knows death, both the grief of others and the experience of it himself. The ancient Jews had customs of walking through a period of mourning that involved the community. Jesus’ sacrifice provides the ultimate comfort for our grief; his death has brought us eternal life both now and in the life to come.

God Understands Us — Bob Whitaker (5 Feb 2017)

Does God really understand me? We’re so different – God is God and I am human.
This is a legitimate question with a real life answer: God understands me because in the person of Jesus Christ he walked in my shoes. The reality of God experiencing our humanity is especially evident in Matthew 4:1-11. The temptation of Jesus has much to teach us about the nature of God and humanity.

Loved by the Father — Josiah Leuenberger (29 Jan 2017)

From Matthew 3:13-17. The message this week focuses on the baptism of Jesus – the moment his earthly ministry began. Jesus’ baptism shows us His submission to the Father, the Father’s love for His Son, and the central role of the Spirit in empowering Him for ministry. Join us as we explore this story and consider its profound implications on how we can walk through life as followers of Christ today!

A God-Centered Life — Bob Whitaker (22 Jan 2016)

From Luke 2:41-52. In this legendary Bible story, the parents lost track of their son Jesus. When they found him in the Temple, they were just as exasperated as any parents would be. His response to their scolding was, “Didn’t you know that I had to be in my Father’s house?” Hmmm…how would you have responded if your child had said that? It must have been tough raising the son of God. And besides, what does it mean to be about your Father’s business?

Invisible Deity — Bob Whitaker (15 Jan 2017)

When Mary and Joseph presented Jesus at the Temple, those who were onlookers did not realize that they were witnessing a presentation of God in the flesh. The hymn writer put it best: “Veiled in flesh the God-head see; Hail incarnate deity, pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus our Emmanuel.” Let’s consider how the visible/invisible deity might change our human reality.

No Beginning or End — Bob Whitaker (8 Jan 2017)

From John 1:1-18. John begins his story of Jesus in a way unlike the other gospel writers–not at Jesus’ human birth but before time. As John tells us, the Word has no beginning and has no end–the Word is eternally God. The implications for this are massive. It sets the Christian religion apart from every other and has very practical consequences.