Jacob was a man on the run! He thought he could fix everything his way – being deceptive and tricky was how he got through life. All it accomplished was for him to run from his brother who wanted him dead. Did God still love him? How could he know for sure? Watch and find out.
This Sunday we continue the 40-day journey to the cross that started on Ash Wednesday. Do you trust me? (To the moon and back, right?) You answer, “Maybe, Pastor, but it really depends on what you are doing.” Many of you have known me for more than a decade. I’ll tell you what I’m up to on Sunday morning. A better question is do you trust God? God is worthy of your trust.
When we walk into God’s court room, how much does it take to walk away free? No amount of money can pay for our spiritual freedom, of course. What lies do we tell ourselves to walk away? In our parable there is a Pharisee and a tax collector. You’ll hear in the sermon the modern equivalent of the two parties involved.
Can you imagine God in all his glory? I was recently blinded by the sun while driving and didn’t enjoy it. Blinding light is painful. Why do we need to see Jesus in all his glory a few days before Lent? Because spending time focusing on our sin can be a dark experience. Can our God handle the worst we can throw at him? Watch to find out!
How should I follow? There are so many variables… Should I eat everything creation has to offer? …or are there items that should never touch my plate? play sports or not, work or not, get married or not, if you are married – when and how many children to have, dance or not, drink a beer or a glass of wine or not, watch movies or not, gamble or not, and there, are of course, more. This Sunday we close out series on the call of our God with a look at how God wants us to follow him.
John was in jail. The one that John endorsed might suffer a similar fate. The disciples whom Jesus calls in the Gospel of Mark were John’s disciples first! And look at these men, humanly speaking, Jesus could have picked better candidates to start a church that would take his message of love to the whole world. The call into the Gospel ministry is a fascinating look at grace. That grace is for you too. Join us as we see the hidden glory of God in his divine call.
Would you answer the call from God? Where will God lead you? What will you have to change about your life? Samuel was just a boy, but he answered the call of the Lord. This morning we begin our look at God’s call.
“This is my Son whom I love. With him I am well pleased!” These words thundered over the Jordan River. Maybe the first reaction of the casual people bathing in the cool water that day was to run. But if we take a second to consider those transformative words, we’ll find that Jesus’ baptism and the Father’s words have incredible meaning for us even today. By faith you can take those words to heart. Yes, the Father is pleased with you because of Jesus.
Follow the light! This wasn’t just any ordinary light, of course. This was a star sent by our God to lead these non-Jew seekers to the very house where the child was living! Join us as we celebrate God’s gift to the world!
What would you do if God showed up for his morning walk through garden? Hide?! Why? What do you have to hide? Fear, guilt, and shame were just a few of the emotions that ran through Adam and Eve. Jesus came at Christmas to restore what man destroyed. Oh, come let us adore him!
There are plenty of scary events that come into our lives. Mary the mother of Jesus knows the feeling too. Not only was she terrified at the sight of an angel, the news the angel gave her would change her life forever. This Advent season God doesn’t want us quaking in our boots. He comes as the prince of peace for our lives. Want to find that peace? Watch!
The herald of the King cries out for us to repent and turn from our sins. On this second Sunday of our season of Christmas preparation, we consider our lives and how they live up to God’s demands. What will be your Advent confession?
Join us for our Thanksgiving Eve worship service as we thank our God for all that he has given to our bodies and our souls. We’ll look back over 2017 to see God’s finger prints. We’ll look ahead to enjoy another year under his grace.
Who is in charge? Does it seem like the world is spiraling out of control? Maybe it’s political unrest… Do you know what the economy will do next week, not to say anything about next year? Natural disasters seem to be getting worse every time they happen. In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, Jesus is in charge. Want to hear how? Watch!
I can only imagine how wonderful it will be. We get to stand before our God in all his glory. No more cancer. No more addiction. On Saints Triumphant Sunday we’ll look at heaven and what it will be like.
In Christ alone our hope is found! Everything comes back to Jesus. There are plenty of other people, works, theologies, and gods that others try to tack onto what we believe. As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation may we always keep the focus on Jesus.
By grace I’m saved, grace free and boundless! How great is our God! Yet the concept of grace alone, sounds too good to be true. Our sinful nature tries to sneak in a good work here, a helpful thought there. Where do good works come in? Why was one of the hallmarks of the Reformation – By Grace Alone? Watch and find out!