March 2021

Letting Go: Popularity

This Palm Sunday we talk about popularity. We will examine how Jesus reacted to his own popularity among the people, seen when he entered Jerusalem in the last week of his life. What can we learn from Jesus’ example, as we try to let go of the supreme importance of being liked? Our main passage […]

Letting Go: Enemies

We enter the fifth week of Lent talking about enemies. We examine Jesus’ entry unto Jerusalem and how we prayed and mourned for the very city that was about to kill him.  Praying for our enemies, is this the first step in letting go of enemies? Our main passage this week is Luke 19:37-44.

Letting Go: Our Lives

In this fourth week of Lent, we discuss how we understand our lives. We so often overlook the reality that our lives on earth are a blip on the cosmic scale that will be our eternal life. So how do we balance the importance of the events, people, and emotions of our lives here with […]

Letting Go: Superiority

We enter the third week of Lent talking about our own sense of superiority. So often we draw lines of self-importance around ourselves in attempts to separate ourselves. We explore the idea that these lines actually hinder our efforts to fulfill the gospel. Our passages this week are John 4:5-41 and Mark 2:13-17.

Letting Go: Expectations

We enter the second week of Lent talking about expectations. Expectations can not only lead to trouble (both with God and with each other), but they are also so easy to form and so hard to overcome. But they are something we would be much better off letting go. Our passage this week is John […]

February 2021

Letting Go: Control

This week, we kick off Lent by starting a series examining some things of which we might be better off letting go. The first thing we examine is why we struggle so much with letting go of control. Our passages this week are Genesis 3:1-5 and Luke 4:1-13.