How We Are Known – January 16, 2022

“How We Are Known”Text: Isaiah 62:1-12Have you ever felt like you’ve had to vindicate your name before someone? That is the situation the people of Israel find themselves in – they are going to be an unknown, forgotten people. And yet God speaks through the prophet Isaiah and promises to them that how people are…

Christmas Prophecy: For the World – January 2, 2022

“Christmas Prophecy: For the World”Text: Revelation 12:1-17Today we conclude our “Christmas Prophecy” series by looking at a passage from Revelation. The passage uses the imagery of a dragon to illustrate the evils and distractions of the world. Ultimately, the dragon is defeated. These words of hope to the early Church ring true to us today…

Christmas Prophecy: Liberation – December 19, 2021

“Christmas Prophecy: Liberation”Text: Micah 5:2-6We continue our Advent study of the prophets by looking at the book of Micah. Micah is speaking to the remnants of the people of Israel during their exile – at this time, they don’t have anything to look forward to. Micah’s words of Hope remind the people of Israel and…

Christmas Prophecy: Justice – December 5, 2021

“Christmas Prophecy: Justice”Text: Malachi 3:1-6We continue our Advent study of the prophets by looking at the book of Malachi. In our world today, there are cries asking for justice and change. These cries do not go unheard – Malachi says the Lord will return and injustice will be righted. That work has already begun through…

Christ the King Sunday

John 18:28-38 – November 21, 2021

Text: John 18:28-38On this “Christ the King” Sunday, we look at Jesus’ meeting with Pontius Pilate during Holy Week. During this exchange, Pilate asks Jesus, “what is truth?” Truth is found in calling Jesus “king” and making Him first in our lives.

You are Enough – November 7, 2021

“You Are Enough”Text: Mark 12:38-44Have you made yourself fully available to what God wants to do in your life? If you do, that will be enough since God’s Holy Spirit is with us and works through us. The Holy Spirit multiplies and does so much out of the little that we have and give to…

When I Have Nothing to Offer – October 24, 2021

“When I Have Nothing to Offer”Text: Mark 10:46-52“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus has asked this question multiple times during our recent study of the book of Mark. The question is asked to both His disciples, who have been following Jesus for a long time, and to those who were considered…

Mark 10:17-31 – October 10, 2021

Text: Mark 10:17-31In Mark 17, when the rich man asks Jesus how to enter the Kingdom of God, Jesus invites him to live sacrificially. We receive the same invitation, living graciously with the resources God has given us. We must also accept God’s grace, because the kingdom of God is not based on what we’ve…

Mark 9:38-50 – September 26, 2021

Text: Mark 9:38-50Have you ever had a moment where you want to be involved in something and found someone saying, “sorry, you’re not a part of our group – you’re not one of us?” This happens in Mark, Chapter 9 when the disciples told someone who was casting out demons in Jesus’ name to stop.…

Mark 8:27-38 – September 12, 2021

Text: Mark 8:27-38When we talk to someone about another person, how we view that person can be colored by that discussion. In Mark chapter 8, Jesus talks to His disciples about what others are saying about Him. The disciples’ understanding of who He is changes based on what they have heard, and how Jesus responds.…