“Finding our Voice” – April 4, 2021

“Finding our Voice”Text: Mark 16:1-8The earliest versions of the Gospel of Mark end with the women bewildered and afraid after their encounter at the tomb where they were told Jesus had risen. Pastor Tim suggests that this seemingly incomplete ending is actually a call to us to finish the story. We are the ones who…

Mark 11:1-11 – March 28, 2-21

Mark 11:1-11There are plenty of authorities which try to claim lordship and power in our lives – our sins and temptations among them. We also have opportunities to welcome Jesus as Lord into our lives. When we do, just as the crowd laid down their cloaks and palms, welcoming Jesus into Jerusalem and their lives,…

John 12:20-33 – March 21, 2021

Text: John 12:20-33Sometimes, the greatest seeds of faith are planted in the fires of trial. The season of Lent is when we remember that there are times in life where things seem unmanageable, but God is still with us and can be glorified while He is doing something new. Our mission is to help people…

Seeing Grace in the Crucifixion – March 14, 2021

“Seeing Grace in the Crucifixion”Text: John 3:14-21Jesus Christ is the remedy for the sins and effects of sin that affect us. He provides forgiveness, giving us release from our guilt, and He also provides His Holy Spirit, which provides the strength and resolve to stay committed to God.

John 2:13-25 – March 7, 2021

Text: John 2:13-25This week, we read about Jesus clearing the temple courts of those exchanging money and selling animals. Jesus recognizes that our God is one of grace that meets us in our needs; not one who expects us to first meet a transaction or to have anything to offer first. Instead, worship is about…

Mark 8:31-38 – February 28, 2021

Text: Mark 8:31-38The power of God is found in the One who was crucified and the One who willingly suffers on our behalf. This means that the power of God is not just found in Jesus’ ability to overcome what is wrong in this world, but His power to be with us through it as…

Mark 1 : 9-15 – February 21, 2021

Text: Mark 1 : 9-15In times of waiting for God’s grace, there is a call to commit ourselves to Him; oftentimes being asked to make sacrifices. Jesus – who is the Messiah and is the one to usher in the kingdom of God – is baptized into that mission but also finds himself waiting in…

Mark 9:2-12 – February 14, 2021

Text: Mark 9:2-12Jesus’ transfiguration in front of the disciples comes at a time not long after He told them that He would have to die and be raised again. This shows us that the power of God is not just found in mountain-top experiences or exhibitions of power. It also comes in the moments of…

“Raised for Service” – February 7, 2021

“Raised for Service”Text: Mark 1:29-39We continue learning about the life and ministry of Jesus through the Gospel of Mark. When Jesus healed Simon’s mother-in-law from her illness, she immediately began to serve. The use of the Greek word for “raised” in describing Jesus helping her up not only foreshadows His own resurrection, but also describes…

Who is Our Teacher? – January 31, 2021

“Who is Our Teacher?”Text: Mark 1:21-28When Jesus began teaching in the synagogues, He was described as “teaching with authority.” When we allow Him to be our teacher, we receive the authority to extend compassion, grace and love and to help people through their struggles.