November 2019

Why Do You Do That? – Pray so Hard!

The topic of prayer can be confusing. We can over complicate it or make excuses to not do it. When we remember that prayer is a conversation with a friend, that we don’t have to have the perfect words in order to talk, prayer becomes easier. We can tell Him what we are worried about […]

Why Do You Do That? – Go to church EVERY week?

Why do we come to church EVERY week? Life is busy, I am tired, I can catch up online are all phrases that are getting said more and more. However, the unique community that is found in the church is the feast of faithfulness. Hebrews 10:19-25.

Why Do You Do That? – The Respect of Generations

If you look around you it’s not hard to see how each generation is different. Communications, routines, technology shifts with every generation. What if instead of looking at all of the differences of the generations, we looked at the value of people in each generations? We have a commitment as Jesus people to find value […]

October 2019

Party People: Surprise Party

The process of following Jesus at times is incredible and at times it is extremely difficult. The process takes trust, endurance and intentionally choosing joy. Ultimately a lifetime of process leads to a party! Luke 7:11-17.

Party People: Party Time

Rejoice always and give thanks in all circumstances. It’s a hard thing to do in the brokenness and pain of the world. When we focus on our pain we will forget about the promises of Jesus. When we are lost it’s not up to just us to find our way back. Our celebration is defined […]

Party People: House Party

Good news and great joy is the character of Jesus. When we live as Jesus people we should live with great joy no matter the circumstances. We are called to go and invite those who are far from the party to come to the party. Luke 2:10, Luke 5:27-32, Luke 14:15-24.

Party People: Where the Party Began

“Christians are dull and boring. Church is no fun”. Phrases we hear that don’t find root in the God of the Bible. God is a party host, a celebration junkie. The church should be the most joy filled place on earth as we prepare for Heaven. Celebration is the language of Heaven! Leviticus 23:1-44, Nehemiah […]

September 2019

The Problem of God: The Problem of Exclusivity

Hearing that Jesus is the only way is confrontational and polarizing, but how would it change life if it is true? The exclusive truth of Jesus is an invitation for everyone. John 14:5-6, Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 1:23.

The Problem of God: Hypocrisy

“The church is full of hypocrites!” It’s a phrase we hear too often in the world and a problem that keeps people away from God. How do we change this perceived problem of Jesus and His church? Recognizing that we cannot behave our way to Jesus is a good place to start. The existence of […]

The Problem of God: Pain and Suffering

Evil and suffering can be the biggest hurdle or question in us believing in God. We are left feeling alone in our heartache because we blame God. Could it be that God is not to blame, but very present with us? God’s existence brings community to our suffering. Ecclesiastes 3:11, Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:18.