Relate - Beloved, Love

Relate - Beloved, Love

As the Father has loved us, we are called to love one another. Growing in love for others begins with being grounded in our own belovedness.

Relate - The Loving Father

Relate - The Loving Father

We were made to relate, but sadly we often relate to others in less than loving ways. Changing this begins with addressing how we relate to the God who loves us perfectly as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Relate - God, You, Others

Relate - God, You, Others

We were made to relate, but sadly we often relate to others in less than loving ways. Changing this begins with addressing how we relate to the God who loves us perfectly as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Investigate - In The Flesh or In The Head

Investigate - In The Flesh or In The Head

As we conclude our Investigate Series, we look at the historical fact of the apostle Paul's dramatic conversion after encountering the risen Christ and the last competing theory that attempts to explain the resurrection appearances as hallucinations. We continue to find that the best explanation for the known facts is that Jesus rose from the dead.

Investigate - Death, Resurrection, or Deceit

Investigate - Death, Resurrection, or Deceit

Some believe that Jesus is God, others don’t believe Jesus even existed. What can we know about Jesus, his death, and his resurrection based only on the data accepted by skeptical, non-Christian scholars? Join us as we look at the historical facts that Jesus died and that Jesus' followers claimed and believed that he rose, as well as the competing Apparent Death Theory and Fraud Theory.

Investigate - History or Legend

Investigate - History or Legend

Some believe that Jesus is God, others don’t believe Jesus even existed. What can we know about Jesus, his death, and his resurrection based only on the data accepted by skeptical, non-Christian scholars?

Encounter - Overcoming Barriers to Belief

Encounter - Overcoming Barriers to Belief

In this week’s encounter, we find Jesus with a stubborn disciple who struggles to overcome barriers to believing in the resurrection.  The way that Jesus graciously responds shows us that we can freely bring our doubts to him and receive strength. 

Encounter - The Pursuit of Good Enough

Encounter - The Pursuit of Good Enough

We all have a sense we need to be good. More than that we sense we must be good enough according to some standard. What’s less clear is how we get there. In this encounter with Jesus we learn percisely what it takes.

Encounter - Facing Jesus in Our Failure

Encounter - Facing Jesus in Our Failure

When we really blow it, our first reaction can be to hide from God. But Jesus’ response to Peter’s epic fail in the scriptures invites us to ‘swim’ quickly to Jesus. 

Encounter - A Risk of Faith

Encounter - A Risk of Faith

Sometimes wounds from the past continue to hurt us in the present. In this week’s encounter with Jesus we see that sometimes a risk of faith is needed for healing. 

Encounter - Disgrace Meets Grace

Encounter - Disgrace Meets Grace

We’ve all seen how religious people can coldly adhere to moral rules, hurting people in the process. Jesus is different. In this encounter between Jesus and a woman caught in adultery we see that Jesus is a safe place no matter how badly we’ve blown it.

The Church Is ... a People Marked by Mature Hope

The Church Is ... a People Marked by Mature Hope

How can we live with a deep and pervasive sense of hope, knowing that everything is going to be alright because of Jesus? We find the answer in the message of Christmas, "fear not."

The Church Is ... a People Marked by Mature Faith

The Church Is ... a People Marked by Mature Faith

There are a lot of misconceptions about what faith is: faith is blind, unreasonable, irrelevant. But Christian faith is none of these things. Mary, the mother of Jesus, gives us insight into true Christian faith and how Christmas makes it possible.

The Church Is ... a Forever Celebrating People

The Church Is ... a Forever Celebrating People

God’s story ends in a city whose river makes glad, whose tree gives life and whose light, the Glory of God, removes all darkness as we forever worship, celebrate and enjoy God.

The Church Is ... the Bride of Christ

The Church Is ... the Bride of Christ

Christ, the Bridegroom, sacrificially loves His chosen bride, the church. He nourishes and cherishes us as He perfects us for His Presence.

The Church is ... a Convictional People

The Church is ... a Convictional People

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary...

The Church is ... a Protected People

The Church is ... a Protected People

In the church, members are protected from sinful elders, and elders are protected from false accusation. Praise be to God that we need no protection from our Senior Pastor who is Jesus.