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

Grace to Grace

Pastor Mark unpacks the Jerusalem Council where Gentiles are told they don’t need to be circumcised to be saved but are to still abstain for pagan rituals. Though foreign to our cultural context, we learn from this passage that you don’t have to change for God to accept you, but God will change you once you’re accepted.

Scripture: Acts 15:1-29

The Elder Brother

Pastor Mark continues our Prodigal God series, this time focusing on how the older brother was just as lost as his younger brother.

Scripture: Luke 15:25-32

The Two Lost Sons

Lead Pastor Juno Smalley continues the Prodigal God series as we take a look at this famous parable realizing that both sons are lost, not just the younger son.

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

The Depth of God’s Mercy

The story of Jonah is not so much about a whale as it is about the God who sent a whale to save His disobedient prophet. Listen as Pastor Rachel unpacks the amazing depths of God’s mercy extended to Jonah–and us today.

Scripture: Jonah 2

 

You Can Run But You Can Not Hide

There’s a bit of Jonah in all of us. Listen to how sin causes us to run, but God’s love and care still finds us.

Scripture: Jonah 1:4-17

 

Live as Light

Paul gets practical in this portion of the letter to the Ephesians: here’s how to lean in to living as Jesus followers. Written amdist a highly sexualized and immoral culture, he urges followers of Jesus to flee from sexual immorality, impurity, and greed altogether so that their lives may reflect the light of the one who saved them.

Because Jesus has rescued us, He has taken us out of darkness and into light. We are now called to live as children of light in the Lord, and shine light into darkness. What does that mean for you? Watch the message and find out.

Scripture: Ephesians 5:3-14

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

The Problem with Meat Lovers

Upon first glance, this passage seems rather foreign and irrelevant to our modern day culture. Yet, for the early Church this was a huge issue: should followers of Jesus eat meat in a temple that was sacrificed to local pagan gods…even though these idols didn’t even exist?

In response, Paul warns some of the Corinthians to not use their freedom to eat idol meat in a temple because this may encourage some of the ex-pagans in their own community to fall back into sin.

Though a different time period, we face the same principle today with issues such as alcohol, how we dress, gluttony and many more. Paul’s point is clear: love those in your community by not causing them to sin through exercising your own personal rights of freedom. By dying on a cross, Jesus shows us that loving people is more important than our exercising own rights and freedom.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

God’s “no” is His “YES”

There is a reason for quarrels and conflicts. It is our pride and envy from within US. We get jealous and judge and we separate ourselves from God who is the judge. We need to let God be God. WE need to submit, resist, humble, etc. We are NOT to do something so we can experience God’s YES for us.

Scripture: James 4.1-12