From Luke 7:36-50. Jesus’ openness to sinners has always made the self-righteous cringe. At the same time, it moves sinners to faith, opens the door to forgiveness, and engenders beautifully extravagant acts of love and devotion. Come see what God has for us in the heart-stirring gospel story.
From Mark 2:1-12. This paralyzed man was brought to Jesus and as such was completely dependent on the persistent faith of his friends. They loved their friend, they believed in Jesus, and the paralyzed man was the beneficiary of their faith. It is often true that we serve as the “faith link” between others and Jesus.
Josiah Leuenberger takes a look at the doctrine of election and its connection to mission, going all the way back to Abraham who was chosen and blesses so that he would be a blessing to the nations.
From Matthew 8:5-13. This centurion “outsider” was bold (perhaps desperate) enough to approach Jesus and humble enough to ask for help. Some might call it an opportunistic faith, but Jesus saw a simple, confident faith and called it remarkable faith. Consider this story with us and how it might reshape our ideas about faith.
This is the first message in our new fall series – Real ID. This series will explore the blessings followers of Jesus Christ have in Him and how these spiritual realities transform who we really are. Ephesians 1:1-14 will serve as our framework for this series. Josiah will kick things off this Sunday with a message on what it means for followers of Christ to be blessed in Him with “Every Spiritual Blessing.”
From Luke 5:1-11. This week’s passage lays out Jesus’ call to Peter to step into the middle of the greatest story ever told by trusting Him in faith and joining Him in the mission of proclaiming the Good News. Join us as we explore Peter’s call and the implications of this defining moment on our lives as followers of Christ today.
Pastor Bob Whitaker shares a message on “Being Christian in the University.” Bob is looking forward to sharing with you some insight from scripture on how to approach the place to which God has called you at this period in your life. It’s always a treat having Bob speak at Connexion!
From Luke 19:1-10. In this passage we see a man named Zacchaeus who had a planned but yet unexpected encounter with Jesus. Zacchaeus might have wished to be anonymous but upon encountering Jesus he dropped his guard and became totally honest with the Lord. It changed his life forever – honesty with God always produces change.
Several members of our Cx ministry team and upperclassmen share one thing they wish they would have known about their faith in Christ and a specific topic when they were in college (or earlier in their college career). Topics include: career, dating, personal identity, “Living the College Dream,” and more.
From John 8:1-11. Surely forgiveness is the most remarkable divine demonstration of grace that anyone can imagine or experience. John 8 tells a story of this remarkable gift from God, a gift that is the epitome of Jesus’ life and teaching. Divine forgiveness is wonderful, but to be fully appreciated it must be fully embraced – it requires both offer and acceptance.