• Adopted by God (Ephesians 1:3-6)

    May 15, 2016

    Even as a human couple or individual chooses to adopt a child and welcomes that child into their family, our heavenly Father makes a deliberate choice to adopt certain people and welcome them as adopted children into His family.

  • Fallen Humankind (Romans 5:12)

    May 8, 2016

    God’s plan for humanity was not scrapped by our sin, which impacts all we do, but now includes His work in us to change us from fallen creatures to redeemed children.

  • Spiritual Passion (Luke 18:35-43)

    May 1, 2016

    Spiritual passion indicates HOW you best serve others and serve God, so you will be confident in your ministry.

  • Spiritual Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-7)

    April 24, 2016

    Spiritual gifts indicate WHAT you do best so you will be best equipped to serve others and honor God.

  • Being a Difference Making Church (John 17:13-19)

    April 17, 2016

    Fully participating as a family in the real life of being church, which is being relational, shapes a church to be a faithful presence in their parish community and wherever God sends us.

  • Being a Difference Making Disciple (Luke 14:25-35)

    April 10, 2016

    Because Jesus provides Himself as the pathway to being in God’s forever family, our priority of loving Him over all other people and things, including oneself, gives the Holy Spirit freedom to work in and through us for God’s glory.

  • The Temple Cleansing (Mark 11:12-19)

    The Temple Cleansing (Mark 11:12-19)

    March 20, 2016

    Jesus’ heart reveals God’s heart which longs for all to have open and free access to God, and that access has been made possible by Jesus.

  • The Soldiers’ Mocking (Mark 15:16-20)

    The Soldiers’ Mocking (Mark 15:16-20)

    March 13, 2016

    The trial of Jesus ends with His abuse at the hands of ordinary citizens. We are all guilty of killing Jesus—the elites and the low class all had a hand in His death because there is no one righteous, no not one. He endured the suffering, showing that He is more powerful the forces of […]

  • Pilate’s Decision (Mark 15:1-15)

    Pilate’s Decision (Mark 15:1-15)

    March 6, 2016

    Jesus willingly suffered on behalf of people (including us) who don’t deserve the offering of grace, forgiveness, and new life. He was innocent, as Pilate attested to. We, along with Barabbas, are the guilty ones.

  • Facing Jerusalem: Herod’s Folly (Luke 23:1-12)

    Facing Jerusalem: Herod’s Folly (Luke 23:1-12)

    February 28, 2016

    God’s grace is so pervasive, so freely dispersed, that it is offered once again to any who are far from God.