No Judgments, Just Jesus

Ordinary Time 2 – Cruel Eviction: When the Chosen are Frozen (Genesis 21:8-21)

In this story, believers behave badly and the collateral damage of their actions harms others. Yet, God remains committed to bless all – those within the Abrahamic covenant, and those outside of it. In this story, God blesses the outsider who is rejected by the believers, thus demonstrating God’s love for all. We may be recipients of God’s gracious covenant, but there…

Cracked Pots: Treasure in Earthen Vessels (2 Corinthians 4:1-15)

For those obsessed with external manifestations of power and glory, Paul demonstrates how the Gospel is communicated in and through our weaknesses, frailties, flaws, and cracks. God hides the “treasure” of the Gospel in common, ordinary, fragile “clay jars”. With this awareness, Paul encourages the Corinthians by speaking of the extraordinary power of God revealed in very ordinary people. Join us for…

Outshined! New Covenant Ministry (2 Corinthians 3)

Wednesday’s Through the Bible Study is now live and streaming. The passage we are studying includes my favorite verse in Scripture: “And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit”…

Pentecost Sunday – Are You Pentecostal? (Acts 2:1-21)

Though we often think of “pentecostal” as a religious movement that began in the early 1900s that is characterized by ecstatic worship, miracles, and healings, I invite you in this message to understand that we are all “pentecostal” because of our connection to the events of Pentecost which formed the Church. The strange and unique events of Pentecost reveal much concerning who…

You Smell! The Fragrance of Faith (2 Corinthians 2:5-17)

Wednesday’s “Through the Bible” Study is now online and streaming. Grateful that his “Letter of Tears” was positively received by the Corinthian community and the trouble-maker had been disciplined, Paul now encourages the Corinthians to forgive the trouble-maker and welcome him back, so that he’s not “overwhelmed with sorrow”. He then defends his apostolic authority by speaking of his integrity, and calling…