Revelation

03. The Seven Churches

03. The Seven Churches (Revelation 2v1-7) “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that Read more…

Revelation

01. Divine Peekaboo

01. Divine Peekaboo (Revelation 1v1-8) The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Read more…

Devotion

Struggling into Life

We have a floppy baby. Our 11-month old daughter, Daisy, struggles with generalized low muscle tone or “hypotonia.” This means that her muscles are uncoordinated and her muscles tire out rather quickly. Everything is affected—from coordination of muscle groups to small muscles that help with various movements. Someone somewhere online described Read more…

Culture

Cusshole Confession

I was on break at work on Thursday when I read about the President’s genuinely atrocious remarks on immigration. Frustration and anger settled over me as I considered the layers of arrogance, callousness, and foolishness reflected by his words. And evidently I wasn’t alone. Everyone from journalists to spiritual leaders leapt onto Twitter Read more…

Devotion

Trust and the Terrible Year

2017 was a hard year. It felt like a year of near weekly calamities, large and small. We had a flight-for-life with our second daughter hours after birth. We’ve been in Children’s Hospital’s ICU three times; we’ve worried about our baby’s health through surgery, scans, scopes, suctions, blood tests and Read more…

Sermon

More Than Us

We’re going to be in Luke 4 today. Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of the season of Lent— the season of sobering reflection that leads us to the crucifixion of Jesus. Today we reflect once Read more…

Sermon

The One Where Jesus Replaces An Ear

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 5 of 8 We’re going to be in Luke 22 this morning. During the season of Epiphany, we’ve been following Jesus around with bifocals lenses. Whenever we follow Jesus, wherever Jesus goes, whatever we see Jesus doing, we’re actually seeing two things simultaneously. We’re seeing the truest, deepest nature of Read more…

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Jesus, The Dual Surprise

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 1 of 8 We’ve entered into the season of the year called Epiphany that follows the season of Advent and the feast of Christmas. That’s right—the church tells time a little differently than the calendars we hang on our wall. The church tells time around Jesus. Because time told Read more…

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The Jolly Thief

Revelation 16 of 16 This is the last Sunday of Advent and it’s our last Sunday in the book of Revelation… so we’ll be in Revelation 22 today. Next Sunday is Christmas Day… next week is arrival of God into the world. It’s the day when we celebrate that a Read more…

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Everything New

Revelation 15 of 16 We’re in the home stretch now—Revelation 21 today. Have you ever struggled through something long, something painful, but then on the other side of it you’ve thought: “Oh man… all the struggle, all the pain just can’t compare with this.” “It was worth it.” Maybe it Read more…