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Jesus Is
April 23, 2017

Messiah

Messiah

We’ve spent the last seven Sundays learning about who Jesus is. When Jesus asks his disciples in Matthew 16, “who do people say that the Son of Man is?” they have multiple responses, but then Jesus turns the question toward his disciples – the ones who had spent time with him, traveled with him, who […]

April 22, 2017

Resurrection

Resurrection

He is risen indeed! Jesus’ resurrected body makes all the difference. When the women approached the tomb in Mark 16, and found the stone rolled away, the angel instructed them to verify (to experience the empty tomb for themselves) and testify (to spread the word that Jesus was alive and had gone on ahead of […]

April 9, 2017

Relationship, Not Religion

Relationship, Not Religion

In the Gospel of Matthew, from Jesus’ triumphal entry through his overturning of tables in the temple, to his cursing of the fig tree, the common theme is prayer. As Jesus enters the city of Jerusalem on a donkey, the crowd shouts, “Hosanna,” which means “save us!” They are essentially praying. Jesus makes his way […]

April 2, 2017

Lord

Lord

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We often, either purposely or subconsciously, modify the scripture to read, “If you confess with your mouth…then you will be saved.” But followers of Jesus […]

March 26, 2017

Human

Human

Jesus being human changes everything. Because he didn’t just look like a human, like Superman, with hidden super-powers for resisting temptation, and he wasn’t just a superhuman mind and will locked in a human body like the Terminator. If either of these were the case, then Jesus couldn’t really relate to us, and we couldn’t […]

March 20, 2017

Prayer

Prayer

We’re tempted to think that knowledge is just information, but to know Jesus is to become intimate with him. When Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, he begins with “Our Father,” immediately inviting them (and us) into intimate relationship with God. But he follows “Our Father,” with “who art in heaven; hallowed be your name,” […]

March 12, 2017

God With Us

God With Us

In John 3, Jesus teaches Nicodemus that “this is the verdict, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light.” Jesus, the light, has come into the world, and still we choose to ignore it all the time, preferring darkness, even at our own expense, to the light. We’re […]

March 5, 2017

Trinity

Trinity

This is the first sermon in our series leading up to Easter, called “Jesus is.” In this series, we’ve chosen to focus on seven truths about Jesus which we think are foundational for growing in relationship with Christ for people at all stages of the faith journey. First, we’ve chosen to focus on the Trinity; […]