September 2022

The Gospel of Matthew: Come on Cuz!

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. Just after sending out the 12 disciples, Jesus gets a message from his cousin John. John asks if Jesus really is the Messiah or if he should look for another. This is a major question! We explore Jesus’ response to his cousin’s doubts. We […]



The Gospel of Matthew: Politics at Thanksgiving, Yes Please!

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. In his closing words to the disciples, before sending them out, Jesus has a few difficult lines. He talks about not bringing peace, but rather war. What are we supposed to do with a line like this? We explore how the gospel message should […]



The Gospel of Matthew: Sometimes I Don’t Always Find the Words to Rhyme

This week, we continue our journey through the Gospel of Matthew. When talking about spreading the Gospel message, Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit will be with us. We examine what it looks like to have the Holy Spirit with us. We also talk about how important it is that we recognize and understand […]



August 2022

Theater and Theology: Encanto

This Sunday we kick off our summer series on Theater and Theology—seeing God in our favorite movies. For this first week, we look at the movie Encanto. In it we see Maribel go on a journey of discovery, moving from outcast to deliverer of her family. This is a story arch that is echoed the […]



July 2022

The Gospel of Matthew: Why Are the Workers Few?

***Apologies for the not so great audio quality—our main recording file was corrupted this is a backup.*** This week, we wrap up this section of Matthew. We look at the beginning of Jesus’ speech to the disciples about going out and spreading the Good News. Jesus’ says that there is lots to do, yet we […]



The Gospel of Matthew: Why Won’t You Just Like Me?!?

This week, we continue on our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus preformed many healings and miracles. But no matter what he did, there were still people who did not like him. Jesus could not please everyone, so why do we think we can? We use this story to springboard into a discussion of […]



The Gospel of Matthew: Just a Little Bit Further…

This week, we continue our journey though the Gospel of Matthew by examining two healing works of Jesus. We explore the story of the bleeding woman who touches Jesus’ cloak and talk about its underlying meaning. This story is such a great example of salvation, and how it can play out for us in the […]



June 2022

Halfway to Christmas—The Incar-what??

Happy Halfway to Christmas! This week we take a look at the Incarnation of Jesus. We see just how important it is to our salvation. Hopefully this message inspires you to think about the birth of Jesus all throughout the year, not just in December.



The Gospel of Matthew: How do I Read the Bible (part 1)

This week, we continue on our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. But Jesse did not prepare a sermon this week! So we are going to walk through this passage together and talk about different methods to read the Bible that will help us gain deeper understandings of the text. Our main passage this week […]



May 2022

The Gospel of Matthew: Calm Before the Storm

This week, we continue on our journey though the Gospel of Matthew. Finally arriving home from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law and many others who show up at the house. We use this passage as a springboard for talking about holistic love and how Jesus showed us just what that looks […]