No Fear In Love (week 3)

Bethany leads us through the story of the Good Samaritan, exploring the ways that we find ourselves in the story and what it means of our love of the other.

No Fear In Love (week 1)

Chris leads us through Romans 3 and 5.  In order to love the other, we must first realize that we are the other as well.

Unity, Liberty, Charity: Week 3

Love of God and neighbor fulfills all of God’s Law — it is the thing on which everything else hangs.  Chris discusses what this means for our relationships with each other and with the world.  

Unity, Liberty, Charity: Week 2

In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, LIBERTY. In all things, charity. This week we look at how to allow freedom of thought and freedom of will in things that are non-essential. Please utilize the handout below to fully engage with this message. Liberty Handout Web  

Unity, Liberty, Charity: Week 1

We begin this series by looking at Christ’s unmistakable call to unity.  We also work to reclaim the often forgotten truth that there is much more that binds us together than separates us, even in this debate. We also strongly encourage you to engage with these questions and readings this week to further reflect on […]

Both/And: Rediscovering the Christ

In this first Sunday of Advent we discuss how opposite things can be both be true. That Jesus can be both human and divine and that learning to accept these paradoxes shows a maturity of faith.

Good and Beautiful God: God is Self-Sacrificing

This week we look at the story of two brothers (Mark 10) who were living out of a seductive false narrative that emptied them and their relationships.  Jesus shows us a different narrative and truth: emptying leads to filling.  

Good and Beautiful God: God is Holy

Chris addresses the false narratives that God is either passive or vengeful about our sins. Instead, he suggests, God merely opposes those things which prevent our growth and prevent us from becoming the best of what he made us to be.

The Good and Beautiful God – God is Generous

Part 3 looks at the false narrative that we earn God’s favor and compares it to the life and teaching of Jesus, who shows us that God’s favor is not a response to what we do, but simply an outpouring of God’s love for who we are.  

The Good and Beautiful God – God is Trustworthy

This week we look at a second narrative we learn from Jesus: God is Trustworthy. And we review the process by which we change.  Matthew 6; Matthew 26 Homework 1) If you want to recap this message, read chapter 3 from The Good and Beautiful God.  To prep for the message on the 23rd, read chapter 4. […]