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September 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: Giving and Righteousness

We resume our journey through Matthew together, by jumping back into the Sermon on the Mount. Today, we examine what Jesus says about righteousness and giving. We examine the idea of intent as related to giving and explore how our giving should be reflective of the amazing gift God gave us. This week’s passage is: Matthew 6:1-4.




The Mountain Between the Valleys

This week, the Hendrys join us. Tod shares a little of the work they are doing in Brazil and encourages us to look to the Mountains in times of strain. He reminds us to hold onto God’s promise even when we are in the valley. This week’s passage is Exodus 15:1-21.




August 2021

Theater and Theology: The Haunting of Hill House

We continue our Theater and Theology series by looking at the Netflix series: The Haunting of Hill House. We examine how the titular Hill House really acts as a literary representation of the Devil. Like the Devil, the house can take anything and use it against us to get at our souls. But Like the Father in the story who is willing to sacrifice himself for his children we too have a God who willing sacrificed himself so that we might escape death.



Theater and Theology: Avengers Endgame

We continue our Theater and Theology series by looking at Avengers: Endgame. We explore the idea of faith. Some of the Avengers lost faith while others remain faithful to the end. We compare this movie to the life of Joseph, looking at just what living a faithful life might look like and what it can produce.



July 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: Punchy, Punchy, Mates

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. We get to the end of Jesus’ discussion on the Law and righteous. We examine the idea that loving our enemies can be difficult, but it is essential if we are to emulate Christ in our lives.  Our passage this week is: Matt. 5:43-48.




June 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: An Eye for an Eye

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. We examine the ‘eye for an eye’ edict and how Jesus’ encourages us to move beyond this into a realm of genuine mercy. Our passage this week is: Matt. 5:38-42.




The Gospel of Matthew: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. We look at Jesus’ reflection on the Law and on righteousness. We examine the idea that thought things will always change the call or the mission of God remains the same. Our  passage this week is Matthew 5:17-20.



April 2021

The Gospel of Matthew: The Devil Within

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. We look at Jesus’ time in the wilderness. The devil plays a key role in this passage. So we are going to examine what we can learn about the devil from this story and how we can use that to help us. Our main passage this week is Matthew 4:1-11



The Gospel of Matthew: In You, I am Pleased

=This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew, by looking at Jesus’ baptism. We examine the power of words and how much they can change our lives. Our main passage this week is Matthew 3:13-17.



The Gospel of Matthew: Remember the Stones

This week, we dive back into the Gospel of Matthew. We examine the teachings of Jesus’ cousin: John the Baptist. How is John preparing the way for Jesus? What is it in John’s message that is laying the groundwork for Jesus’ coming message. Our main passage this week is Matthew 3:1-12





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