From John 3:1-17. At least one thing is clear from Nicodemus’ encounter with Jesus – knowing about God is not the same thing as knowing God. Being religious is not the same thing as having a relationship with God. We’ve heard Jesus’ words, “you must be born again” so many times, but sometimes familiarity eclipses the meaning of words. Let’s go back to that encounter and try to understand it again.
Josiah continues the series This Year in Your Faith with a message entitled Community in Your Life. Listen as Josiah helps us consider what it means to go ‘all in’ in our faith in Christ this year.
This is the first message in our fall 2015 series Encounters With Jesus. John the Baptist has several encounters with Jesus, the first coming while he is still in the womb of his mother. All these various encounters with Jesus tell a story of faith. As we consider John’s encounters with Jesus we realize that faith is not a static reality but a life-long experience.
Josiah begins the new school year at Connexion with the first message in a series entitled This Year in Your Faith. Join us for this series and the great community of fellow believers here at Connexion.
From Luke 4:14-22. This week we will return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about justice. In the words of the prophet Amos, “Let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream.”
From Luke 4:14-22. This week we return to our theme passage and consider how the good news is about compassion. Scripture teaches that God is the protector of the poor and needy. So, how are we called to participate in this particular activity of God?
The good news about Jesus Christ is massive. Not only is it for everyone, it is about everything. As Christ followers, it is our responsibility to discover how to apply the good news to all of life. For the next three Sundays, we are going consider the expansive nature of the good news concerning Jesus Christ.
Pastor Dan brings the series Songs in the Night to a close with Psalm 44, which recounts the experience and prayer of the people of God as a whole after a bewildering defeat leaves them feeling abandoned by God. This Psalm has a lot to say to us, not only as individuals but as the church corporate.
Mankind has struggled with depression through the ages. Even notable theologians and historical figures were not exempt from its effects. There are no easy answers as to its causes or its cures. What can we learn from the psalmist’s struggle in Psalms 42-43 that will encourage us or those we know who are currently in this struggle?
From Psalm 73. The Psalmist Asaph finds himself comparing his circumstances with the success of people who were not following God’s ways. How do we keep from letting this comparison game consume us?