A Mercy Party

We’re starting a new series today—“The Kingdom is Like…” “The Kingdom of Heaven” (or “Kingdom of God”) is the good news according to Jesus. The kingdom is Jesus’ gospel. Not a proclamation of how you can go somewhere else when you die, but a proclamation of how something is coming here… Read more…

Jesus and Malchus

It’s week 5 of our series “Encounters with Jesus” and we’re going to be Luke 22 this morning. As you’re turning there… let’s remember who it is we meet whenever we encounter Jesus.  When we encounter Jesus, we’re encountering the truest, deepest nature of God. We’re seeing what God is like. Jesus—the Read more…

Soil and Stars

Quick show of hands… Is there anyone in here who always sits through the credits at the end of a movie? When those names start rolling up the screen, most of us check out and leave. But I respect those of you who sit through the credits. Because whether we loved the Read more…

Breathe Deeply the Spores

When you actually stop and consider the various documents that the Bible is composed of, it’s a little surprising… a little strange. We’re reading someone else’s mail. That’s curious. That’s a little odd. Imagine with me for a minute that we all gathered together on a Sunday morning like this, and we Read more…

Dance & Detox: Sabbath (Command 4)

DANCE & DETOX: SABBATH (COMMANDMENT IV) You know what the worst thing about Chick-fil-a is?  …that I can’t get it on Sundays. Is anyone else a fan of the Chick-fil-a Chicken Sandwich? Or Waffle Fries? Or that fresh-squeezed lemonade?Or those crazy-brilliant milkshakes?(Especially that peppermint one at Christmas time?) We’re in Read more…