Most of us probably think of ourselves as a chump, benchwarmer or star. In the first-century world in which Jesus existed, most people were chumps when it came to school, and so most people were chumps when it came to religious influence. For instance, if you wanted to apply follow a rabbi, religious teachers who […]Read more "Hearing in the Noise: You Have Purpose"
Can you remember a time when you were surprised by someone’s straightforwardness? Maybe they said something to you that struck you because it turned out to be exactly what you needed to hear? In a passage from John, Jesus is staggeringly honest and to the point with people he encounters for the first time. It […]Read more "Hearing in the Noise: I Know You"
Thousands of radio waves surround us at any given moment. If we could illuminate them, we’d see them dancing all around us. When we use technology we’re tuning into just one of those waves, which can be difficult because of radio frequency interference, also known as noise. In the same way, the wave of God’s […]Read more "Hearing in the Noise: You Are God’s Delight"
Deep down, it seems that so many of us believe God is either for us or against us: for us if we do something good and against us if we do something bad. It seems that the prophet Isaiah observed this belief in his peers almost 2800 years ago. In the midst of conflict and […]Read more "Christmas: Everything Will Change (Love)"
Hi there. Thanks for spending part of your day here for our online worship gathering. This concept is simple. Start with #1 and go to #10. Bless you. 1. Pray for our homeless neighbors who are battling the cold. 2. If you don’t know what The Current is, please go here and come back. 3. […]Read more "What Shines Now (Online Worship)"