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A Caring Church

A Caring Church

Ephesians 4:15-16, 29-32 We want to be known as a church where people are known, loved, and cared for. This is much needed as loneliness penetrates the deepest parts of our lives. In Paul’s letter to new Christians, he wants them to know the life transforming power...
A Caring Church

A Church Not For Ourselves

James 2:1,5-13 We know that we are living out what God longs for the church to be when we live for others. focusing on ourselves instead of serving our neighbor is part of our fallen human nature—yet, God calls us to sacrifice what pleases us for those who he longs to...
A Caring Church

A Gathered Church

Deuteronomy 4:5-8 Being a community is more than a gathering of people. It is living out together the wisdom and ways of God. As a faith community does just this, its neighbors see God and His people as something they need and want. Living out God’s way of life...
Jesus Arrested in Gethsemane

Jesus Arrested in Gethsemane

Luke 22:39-53 The emotional anguish of Jesus portrays the full suffering He endured and also was still to come. The garden, Gethsemane, the place of the olive press, is a picture of how Jesus would be severely pressed. Because of Jesus we can face the certainty of...

Looking Up in Trees: Curiosity & the Christian Life

Luke 19: 1-10 This week’s talk is brought by Pastor Kevin Schutte from Olathe, Kansas, but who considers Discovery his home church. Curiosity flows from a life of love devoted to God and neighbor. As Ted Lasso famously quoted in the popular TV show, “Be...