Blessed for a Purpose

July 11, 2021
What do we think of when we hear the word blessing? Do our minds go to the spiritual blessings that Paul lays out in his letter to the Ephesians? We’re…

Mustard Seed Thinking

June 13, 2021
These two parables focus on the core message of Jesus. Wherever Jesus went he talked about the Kingdom of God. This is the heartbeat of his life and mission and…

Abide and Obey

May 16, 2021
In our passage this morning Jesus commands his disciples to, “Love one another as I have loved you.” This is the secret sauce to loving in a love-starved world. Sacrificial…
Jesus invites all people to follow Him. What does that mean, and what is our role? Jesus isn’t interested in fans. He’s interested in disciples. To follow Jesus means that…

The Father’s Heart

January 17, 2021
This story emphasizes the graciousness of the father more than the sinfulness and brokenness of the two sons. We all have a home with God, both the sinner and the…

A Pop Quiz and Open Doors

August 23, 2020
A two-question pop quiz.  Who do people say Jesus is?  Who do you say Jesus is?  This is not a question to be figured out as much as it is…

Seaside Stories

July 26, 2020
Jesus uses little seeds to teach that the gospel is small and yet incredibly great - hidden treasure and a pearl to teach of joy and action - Engage the…
Jesus makes dead people alive. The gospel isn’t Jesus taking dead people  and making them good, upstanding citizens. The gospel says that we are alive in Christ. God’s plan in…
The finished work of Jesus happened on the cross. The unfinished work continues to happen through the new generation, and the next generation, and the next generation, all the way…

Walking Alongside Hope

April 26, 2020
What should we do when we have reached our wit’s end when what we once thought was worth our lives has left us washed up emotionally, financially, physically, and spiritually?…