Apr 13

Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazars, is in the gospel's three times. Each time she is depicted at the feet of Jesus. First she is at his feet listening and learning (Lk. 10:39). Next we see her grieving (Jn. 11:32). And then, a few days before the crucifixion (Jn. 12:3), she is anointing Jesus' feet. Each time, Jesus affirms her behavior; she is a odel for us today.

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Apr 06

We will meet a man named Cleopas. His face to face encounter with Jesus is recorded in Luke 24: 1-43. He has been a member of Jesus' band of disciples but after Jesus' death, like all others, Cleopas was bewildered about what had happened. The risen Jesus walks with him to Emmaus and his life is never the same.

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Mar 30

Jesus is the God of Mercy. He has mercy on his people by rescuing us from the darkness of our hearts through his death on the cross. He intends his people to be people of mercy as well. This Face to Face encounter teaches us the importance and power behind mercy.

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Mar 23

In this message we will examine the interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus, a little man who climbed up in a tree trying to see Jesus. Zacchaeus teaches us about the power of repentance and its ability to change the course and direction of our lives. Zacchaeus came to Jesus with a broken heart, and the power of the gospel through repentance brought by healing.

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Mar 16

In John 6 we see the miracle of bread being multiplied so that thousands of followers can eat. But we also see Jesus challenging the twelve and the thousands to see if they follow him for temporary benefits like bread or because he is "the Bread of Life."

Will the enthusiasm die or will they pass the test?

Today's service podcast includes Communion.
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Mar 09

Jesus does not allow his disciples to merely be observers on the sidelines, watching Him make all the decisions and take all the risks. Jesus begins to challenge them to grow and become partners with Him in His mission. There comes a time in every Christian's experiences when our Lord calls us to commit to our beliefs about Him and then join in His mission.

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Mar 02

What is baptism? Why did Jesus get baptized and why he command his people to be baptized? We look at Jesus' interaction with John the Baptist by the Jordan River. We will answer these questions and more about the importance of baptism in the church.

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Feb 25
Account Five:  Jairus, his daughter and a surreptitious woman - Mark 5:21-43     


One of the greatest tests of faith is suffering and the despair that often accompanies it. On Sunday we will see Jesus come face to face with two people who are despairing, due to illness. One has had a chronic illness that has impoverished many areas of her life. The other is a father whose young daughter is dying of a fever. Both approach Jesus earnestly seeking his intervention. Both will experience and see miraculous healing. Both will be challenged by Jesus to experience life and illness and faith differently. 
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Feb 18

Nathanael is a seeker. He is a young man wading through all the noise of religion. Nathanael wants to know if God will hear him, if God will stand up for him, and if God will rescue him from his oppressors. His friend Philip, who is also a seeker, believes he has discovered the promised Messiah of the Old Testament. Philip brings Jesus to Nathanael and challenges him to simply "follow." 

Join us Sunday as Jesus speaks into Nathanael's life and challenges him with the simple words, "Follow Me." See how Jesus is really challenging us all.

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Feb 09

In the context of a meal, Jesus gives his host an unexpected challenge. There are three main characters in the room: Jesus, the host--named Simon--and a weeping woman anointing the feet of Jesus. Jesus departs after telling one of these two people that their sins are forgiven. A spectator asks: "Who is this man who even forgives sins?"

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