A Mountaintop Experience — Dan Waugh (19 Mar 2017)

Mark 9:2-13 recounts the events on the Mount of Transfiguration and highlights the uniqueness of God’s one and only Son. The passage isn’t difficult to understand, but how are we supposed to respond to it? Why did the Gospel writers, three of them at least, think these events needed to be included in the story of Jesus and his path to the cross?

The Invisible Kingdom of God — Bob Whitaker (12 Mar 2017)

According to the parables in Mt. 13:24-35, there are three things we know: 1) The kingdom of God is invincible; 2) the kingdom of God is often invisible; and 3) we are not always capable of identifying how God is establishing his kingdom. Let’s consider the beautiful mystery of the visible and invisible kingdom of God.

Come and Follow Me — Bob Whitaker (5 Mar 2017)

From Mark 1:14-20. “Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men…they left their nets and followed.” In Mark’s gospel Jesus’ call to discipleship is radical, immediate and abbreviated. Radical because it was a call to complete surrender, immediate because they left their nets on the sand and abbreviated because Jesus gave them no explanation. Simply, come and follow. Such a call to discipleship could be terrifying, liberating or both. How does it seem to you?

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!