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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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