Where the Kingdom Draws Near – February 4, 2024

“Where the Kingdom Draws Near”Text: Mark 1:29-45In today’s passage from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus starts proclaiming “the Good News” but we usually think of the Good News as His death and resurrection or heavenly promises, so what is it? Jesus states that “the time is fulfilled and the Kingdom of God has drawn near.”…

Answering the Call – January 21, 2024

“Answering the Call”Text: Mark 1:12-20Today, we hear Mark’s account of the calling of Jesus’ first disciples. His promise to the fishermen that they would become “fishers of people” is not a promise made only to them – it is a calling for all of us who follow Jesus and the vocations we find ourselves in.…

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Joy of Every Longing Heart: “Light” – December 3, 2023

Joy of Every Longing Heart: “Light”Text: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19We begin the season of Advent and the new church year by hearing messages from the book of Psalms. Psalm 80 is a lament filled with grief, anger, sadness, and despair, with those feelings directed at God. Despite this, it also affirms that God is trustworthy, loving,…

Season of Faithfulness – November 19, 2023

“Season of Faithfulness”Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11This week we study a passage from Thessalonians, and as much as it is a passage that hints at the time when Christ comes again, is actually a passage that does not have that have a whole lot to do with the end times. Rather, it has far more to…

The Kingdom: In God the Son – October 8, 2023

“The Kingdom: In God the Son”Text: Matthew 21:33-46This morning we study the parable of the landowner and the vineyard. His tenants did not give the landowner the produce and instead killed his servants and even his son. The parable was a warning to the chief priests and Pharisees and a reminder to us that we…