If you’re going to tell a story, you need to know where to start. And in telling the story of Jesus, Mark doesn’t start in the usual places, with details about Jesus’ birth or God’s eternal Word. Instead he starts out in the wilderness, along the Jordan river, where a preacher named John is calling people to repentance. This week, we explore why Mark starts where he does, and what it tells us about this work that God is doing in Jesus.
This sermon is the beginning of our new series based on the Gospel of Mark. This week we meet the writer of the Gospel and seek to understand more about who he was, what he wrote, and what led him to write it.
Luke 10:38-42 Many of us have heard the story of Mary and Martha since our days in Sunday School. Mary is usually seen as the good one sitting at Jesus’ feet while Martha gets scolded for being too busy to hear what Jesus has to say. What if that’s not how the story goes? Maybe the meaning is something much deeper than that. Maybe Martha found what she needed at the feet of Jesus. Listen as Brad tells the familiar story with a not so familiar end.
Matthew 15:21-28 What are dairy bunnies? Well, you’ll have to listen as Brad tells us about the Canaanite woman who found herself at the feet of Jesus. She asks Jesus for what she needs, but this time Jesus doesn’t respond like you might think. He answers in a way to force us to evaluate our understanding of what faith is. Listen to this fifth sermon in the At His Feet series.
Luke 7 It’s likely that you’ve heard about the woman with the alabaster jar. She’s the one who cried tears onto Jesus’ feet and then wiped them with her hair. She anointed His feet with her perfume. She also found what she needed most at His feet. Listen to this week’s sermon as Brad shows us exactly what that is.
Luke 5:17-26 What kind of grace is found at the feet of Jesus? Who can receive that grace? How should we respond? Brad explains some of this and more while addressing the story of the paralytic in Luke 5.
Matthew 5:43-48 This is the final sermon in our #truth series. In this text Jesus shatters the idea that it’s okay to hate those who are your enemies. We learn about God’s character of love and how God’s desire is to transform us to become more like Him.
Mathew 5:31-32 There are many people who have said a lot of things about divorce over the years. Divorce seems to be far too prevalent in todays society. Many in the church can’t even seem to agree on what we should think about divorce. The real question is, what does Jesus say about it? What does it have to do with me?
Matthew 5:27-30 This week we continue our #truth series. This week Brad explores what it is to lust and what makes temptation such a trap. It’s not just the act of committing adultery that causes us to be in sin. It’s tripping up on the scandal that really traps us.
Matthew 5:21-30 What does Jesus have to say about our bumper sticker theology? What does Jesus think about our quick catch phrases? How does He feel about our #truth? Human beings haven’t always used hashtags, but we have always tried to reduce the truth into some quick and easy phrase. In this sermon, Brad unpacks how Jesus begins to deal with some common catchy truths. The first one that Jesus deals with is “Thou shalt not murder.” Hear what Jesus has to say about this #truth.
Could changing your Sundays change the rest of your week? Or even the rest of your life? We think so. And we’ll be exploring how changing the way we approach the Lord’s day can have a profound effect the rest of our week, our families, our communities and our futures. Join us Sundays at 10:30 am for this special series. In this first sermon of the series we explore the idea of Sabbath living and how the Sabbath pattern of ceasing, resting, embracing and feasting answers a profound longing...
Morning Worship, Sunday, December 9, 2012: The dragon is dead; the treasure is won. But evil still lurks in Thorin’s heart. Who can do something about the heart of a dragon that lurks inside each of us?