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Spirit of God

On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon Christians gathered in Jerusalem and the Church was born. From that point forward, we have understood God's Spirit to be—in some mysterious, unquantifiable way—the animating force that guides, strengthens, and equips God's people to carry on...

Nothing Less

When it comes to hope, so often we either have too little or we place it in the wrong things. Some of us have trained ourselves not to hope, having been disappointed too many times along the way, and some of us have known feelings of despair for too long even to consider the possibility of real...

Exiles

The Christian church in the United States is living in a kind of exile: after centuries of enjoying social, cultural, and political power and influence, the church increasingly finds itself alienated from the centers of power that it once took for granted. Some see this as a crisis and seek a...

Enigma

There are stories about Jesus that we love to hear and to tell—stories of surprising compassion and radical love—and then there are those stories that don’t jibe with Jesus as we ordinarily imagine him. These stories present Jesus in a way that can be difficult for us to incorporate into the larger...

Home for the Holidays

Each of the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—approaches the story of Jesus in a unique way and with a different purpose and audience in mind. Entering into the world that each of these storytellers creates is like walking into someone’s home and encountering sights, sounds, and smells...

Ephesians: Salvation for Service

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus is less anchored in the actual circumstances of a particular faith community than some of Paul’s other letters are. Instead, Ephesians reads almost like a sermon, with Paul hitting head-on some of the most important theological issues of the early...

Holy Habits

Devout Christians have long sought after something called “holiness.” We have misunderstood this pursuit as a striving toward perfection, which is obviously out of our reach in this life. Holiness is better understood as spiritual strength or fortitude, and our spirits are not made strong...

Upside Down

Life in the midst of a global pandemic is not at all what we have come to expect it to be. In fact, it feels in some very significant ways that the world itself has been turned upside-down. This is disorienting and disconcerting. It changes our outlook, our actions, and our relationships. And it...

Grace in the Wilderness

The prophet Jeremiah declares that the people of God "found grace in the wilderness" (Jer. 31:2). Although Israel's years of wandering were filled with challenges, the wilderness was where God shaped them and where God's abundant grace was made manifest to them. We are living through our own kind...

Origins

Before the particular history of the people of Israel begins in earnest with God’s call to Abraham in Genesis 12, there is another history—a prehistory. The stories of Genesis 1-11 which make up this prehistory are origin stories: stories that invite us to think about why the world is the way that...

Maundy Thursday 2020

Everyone Will Know Thursday, April 9, 2020

Last Words

When the four gospel accounts are combined, Jesus speaks seven times from the cross, commonly referred to as the "Seven Last Words" of Christ. During the weeks of Lent we take a careful look at these important sayings of Jesus, spoken in his dying moments. In so many ways, they distill not only...

20/20 Vision

Jesus said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light" (Matt. 6:22). At the start of a new year and a new decade, it's a good time to get our (spiritual) vision checked. Are we seeing things clearly, or has our vision been blurred, blocked, or...
Date Title Series    
January 3 From the Very Beginning (Doug McMunn, guest preacher) Audio Video
January 10 No Other Gospel Losing My Religion: Galatians Audio Video
January 17 The Letter Kills Losing My Religion: Galatians Audio Video
January 24 In Christ... Losing My Religion: Galatians Audio Video
January 31 Spiritual Fruit & Religious Nuts Losing My Religion: Galatians Audio Video
February 7 The Law of Christ Losing My Religion: Galatians Audio Video
February 14 Enslaved The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
February 21 Heard The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
February 28 Named The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
March 6 Answered The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
March 13 Protected The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
March 20 (Palm Sunday) Guided The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
March 24 (Maundy Thursday) In Between The Exodus from Egypt Audio  
March 27 (Easter Sunday) Freed The Exodus from Egypt Audio Video
April 3 All Authority Risen: The Resurrection Appearances Audio  Video
April 10 Do Not Hold On Risen: The Resurrection Appearances Audio Video
April 17 Seeing & Believing Risen: The Resurrection Appearances Audio Video
April 24 Breakfast with Jesus Risen: The Resurrection Appearances Audio Video
May 1 Fellow Travelers Risen: The Resurrection Appearances Audio Video
May 8 Kids Ruin Everything (Kirt Anderson, guest preacher) Audio Video
May 15 Power from On High Risen: The Resurrection Appearances Audio Video
May 22 Chosen to Do Justice Amos: Judgment & Justice Audio Video
May 29 Seek the Lord and Live Amos: Judgment & Justice Audio Video
June 5 Let Justice Roll Amos: Judgment & Justice Audio Video
June 12 The Lord Will Restore Amos: Judgment & Justice Audio Video
June 19 Thoughts About Father's Day (Youth Takeover) Audio Video
June 26 Our Pregnant Potential (Eldon Beery, guest preacher) Audio Video
July 3 Lord of the Harvest   Audio Video
July 10 Stinking Thinking (Dave Mihocko, guest preacher) Audio Video
July 17 The Great Unknown Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
July 24 The Promise Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
July 31 Named & Sealed Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
August 7 No Laughing Matter Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
August 21 The Righteous and the Wicked Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
August 28 Sent Away Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
September 4 An Unthinkable Offering Chosen: The Story of Abraham Audio Video
September 11  David and Goliath The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio  Video
September 18  Samson and Delilah The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio   Video
September 25  If Someone Rises (Renee Roederer, guest preacher) Audio  Video 
October 2  The Tower of Babel The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio  Video 
October 9  Daniel in the Den of Lions The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio  Video 
October 16  Noah and the Ark The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio Video
October 23  The Contest on Mount Carmel The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio Video
October 30  Balaam's Donkey The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio Video
November 6  The Garden of Eden The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio Video
November 13  Cain and Abel The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio Video
November 20  The Golden Calf The Old Testament's Greatest Hits Audio Video
November 27 Wonderful Counselor Names for the Messiah    
December 4 Mighty God Names for the Messiah Audio Video
December 11 Everlasting Father Names for the Messiah Audio Video
December 18 Prince of Peace Names for the Messiah Audio Video
December 24 Name Above All Names Names for the Messiah Audio Video