The story of Jesus’ birth ends in a stable in the town of Bethlehem. But how did Mary and Joseph come to be so far from home so late in her pregnancy? And what of the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem? Was Jesus really born in a stable? Most importantly, what does this leg of […]
On this second week of Advent, we continue the Journey to Bethlehem talking about Joseph. If you’ve ever felt like a nobody, someone with no influence, someone of little importance, then this message is for you. Joseph was a nobody, chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus. In the day to day, routine moments, […]
This week, we had the pleasure of having Cheryl Faust speak for us. Cheryl took a passage from John 15 and talked about what being a disciple of Jesus really means. Often this message gets watered down, but Jesus was very clear that following him is not an easy task. It is difficult and can […]
Living in the Kingdom of God often presses in on our comfort zone. This week Pastor Mark explains how Jesus’ actions and words pushed the buttons of the social elite. The dinner party that Jesus describes in Luke 14 is one where the “in-crowed” is knocked off its pedestal and the “out-crowed” is elevated and […]
As we celebrated world communion Sunday this week, Pastor Mark spent some time talking about what the sacrament of communion is all about. He discussed the power that is present to change us when we spend time remembering the cost of our salvation and that we are forgiven people.
This week, continuing on our series “The Kingdom of God” Pastor Mark talked about what it means to have a mindset that is focused on the Kingdom. In the first century, the Zealots believed that the Kingdom of God was achieved through violence, the Essenes through purity, and the Sadducees through compromise. On specific occasions […]
This week, we ask – what is security? We have learned throughout our lives that security is found is having wealth, strength and power. Jesus challenges that approach! We examine security using ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ – not the book Dickens wrote, but by looking at two places with which Jesus would have been […]