There’s a moment when Jesus sends his disciples on a training op. All of them, Jesus and his disciples, are getting ready to embark on the long journey to Jerusalem, but first, Jesus wants his disciples to have something to hold on to for the future. So he sends them out by themselves with nothing except his […]Read more "Serve"
Most of the people in Jesus’ time depended on agriculture to stay alive. So when Jesus told a story about the process of sowing seeds, the hearers knew what he was talking about. Yet, it’s clear that only a small group really followed what Jesus was saying. As a community, we strive to be people who does […]Read more "Grow"
As a local church, and as people in general, it’s important to keep in mind who we are at our core. As we think about the vision of our church–our DNA–Luke 7:36-50 is a great starting place. In that story, Jesus reveals to us that welcoming people comes down to how you see self, God and others […]Read more "Welcome"
As we closed up our series, Hearing in the Noise, we thought about the way Jesus talks about blessedness. It seems that Jesus saw blessedness as a state of being. When we are prompted to search deep within ourselves, we may find, surprisingly, that happiness comes when we sense how inextricably linked to God we are. In other words, […]Read more "Hearing in the Noise: Blessedness (Prayer)"