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March 2020

Wilderness: A Time of Comfort

This week we continue our  Journey though the wilderness by looking at how the Wilderness can be a time of comfort. We examine the idea that Jesus (Mark 1), Abraham/Sarah (Gen 18), and Lot’s entire family (Gen 19) were waited on by angels during wilderness times. We close by asking how we can be messengers of God, angels, during this unique wilderness time of today.



Wilderness: A Time of Doubt

In our first week of quarantined virtual church, we aptly continue our Lent series on being in the Wilderness. This week we examine a time Moses fell into doubt and depression (Numbers 11). We use this story to normalize what it means to doubt and identify some helpfully things we can do when we are in seasons of doubt.  




Wilderness: A Time of Learning

On week 2 of Lent, we continue our 40 days in the wilderness with Jesus. De talks about how the wilderness can be a time of learning. She brings this point home by powerfully recounting some of her own wilderness journeys.



Wilderness: A Time of Challenge

This week, we kick off our Lent series exploring just what it means for us to be in the wilderness. Jesus’ own 40-day wilderness exile will be our jumping off point for this series. We open things up by exploring the idea that wilderness times come with their own set of wild beasts. These beasts tempt us and are challenges for us to overcome. Thus, wilderness times are often times of challenge.




February 2020

“Protecting the Community or Being Selfish?”

This week we close out our series on ‘Rigid Love’ by examining the books of ii and iii John. That’s right, 2 entire books! (Don’t worry its under 30 verses total). We look at each as an example of how to understand and utilize the outline and teachings we saw in i John. Then we discuss how the Community of Love is worth protecting and how the intent of an action is just as (if not more) important than the action itself.  




“A Pastors’ Round-table Discussion of I John 5”

This week Jesse and Chris give a round-table discussion of I John Chapter 5. We hit on points such as ‘breaking away from the systems of the world’ and ‘the burden of following the commands of God.’ We bring all this back to the idea of a Community of Love.



“Test the Spirits”

This week, we examine I John 4:1-6. We explore John’s call for us to ‘test spirits to see if they are from God.’ Is it possible that this test is firmly rooted in the idea of Divine Love? We also see how this relates to our desire to fully become a community of love.



January 2020

“How Can We Know?”

This week we continue on our journey through I john by asking the question ‘how can we know?’ This ultimately leads us to realize that our love for one another has to be more than simple words. We have to love through actions and in truth if we are ever to be a community of love.



“There can be no Fear in Love”

This week we kick off 2020 by starting a series on the books of i-iii John. In this opening sermon, we talk about why i John was written. We also discuss what it means for love to replace fear.




December 2019

“The Greatest Story”

We kick off the third week of Advent by reflecting on Isaiah 53. We discuss how it is a forerunner to the Greatest Story, the story of Jesus.






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