Can You Hear Me Now?

Pastor Juno looks at when Jesus forgives Peter and reminds us that we are called to follow God and do His work.

Scripture: John 21:15-19

A Command to Love, Built on God’s Forgiveness

To continue our series From Darkness to Light, Pastor Juno focuses on love and forgiveness.

Scripture: 1 John 2:7-14

Reminded of Grace

Pastor Ryan explains how to be a part of God’s family by listening to His calling, and reminds us of God’s grace and forgiveness of our sins.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-20

Trusting God With Your Needs

Pastor Rachel teaches on the second half of the Lord’s Prayer, unpacking what it means to trust God with both your physical and spiritual needs.

Scripture: Matthew 6:11-13

Connecting with God at the Table

Pastor Juno concludes this sermon series, sharing how we can nourished through communion – eating and drinking with God.

Scripture: Luke 22:17-20 & 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Serving a God of Second Chances

We don’t need to be sinless saints or perfect little angels for God to use us. Jonah was bigoted and hateful, yet we serve a God of second chances. Listen to Jonah 3 from our Lead Pastor Juno Smalley.

Scripture: Jonah 3

 

Coming Out of Hiding

In the Bible, King David is known as the man “after God’s own heart”. He was powerful and handsome, anointed by God – this towering religious and political figure. And he had this hidden, but giant secret: he was a murderer, adulterer and a liar.

In Psalm 51, King David confesses his sin to God as he asks for forgiveness and seeks genuine repentance. This model of prayer teaches us that confession is about coming out of hiding. And the best thing for us is to be found out. Because that’s actually when you experience healing.

We can be openly honest with God and others because we know God is full of love and mercy. Christianity says that your identity is not based on what you’ve done, but on what God has done for you. We can say this because on the cross God hid his face from Jesus, so that God could hide his face from your sin.

Scripture: Psalm 51; 1 John 1:8-9; James 5:16

When Words are Not Enough

Augustine famously defined the sacraments as, “an outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace.”

Here in this passage Paul discusses the abuse of communion in the Corinthian Church. The wealthy Corinthians were mistreating the poor with this sacred rite. Communion is supposed to be a corporate act that brings Christians together because in it we declare that the foot of the cross is equal. We remember through this simple, tangible sign that God – in Jesus – forgives us all of what we have done and nourishes us both physically and spiritually to participate in the life that only Jesus gives. And, often, it’s the signs and pictures in life – things without words – that move us the most deeply. The same is true of communion today.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

You Were Washed

The Corinthian community loved to handle disputes with lawsuits. However, even the new Christians continued this practice suing each other in public courts. The repercussions not only effected the individuals and the city’s view of Christianity, but also the church community itself. As we explore their issues 2,000 years ago, we see that we are not much different. This passage has a lot to say about how we are to live, love and forgive today.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is Christianity’s greatest prayer. It is also Christianity’s strangest prayer. This prayer crosses denominational lines and is both unique as a prayer and as instruction to the followers of Jesus. It is unique in all the prayers of the Bible and unique in all of the instructions of Jesus to his disciples. This prayer is a wonderful model on what we could say in our prayers.
– Praise
– God’s Will
– God’s Provision
– Forgiveness
– Freedom

Scripture: Matthew 6:7-15