A Church for the Searching
Matthew 9:1-8 Are we willing to suffer and sacrifice for principles that get into our imagination and change us? Always learning and always growing is the longing the church should have. This moves the church to engage with those who are searching, showing how radically counter culture God’s community is from a spirit of humbleness. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul...
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 that is possible—it is still possible today. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
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 reach. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
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 together results in being on mission together with God. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul...
Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 God’s love for others spans the huge spectrum of people on all levels. It reaches to the younger brother, the older brother, and to us. We reflect this love to those who know their brokenness shows they need God, and those who believe their goodness makes them not seek after God. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
Acts 8:1-8 What a church is includes living out with joy a reflection of God’s love for others. When the church moved out of Jerusalem, it moved into diverse and skeptical communities. The result of going and sharing the good news is that the church was filled with joy. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
Matthew 28:1-10; John 20:19-29 This is the day that promises new beginnings. Jesus faced the worst of the worst and yet rose from the grave on this day to start a new era. Because of His resurrection, He meets and fills those who yearn and search after Him. Jesus also meets those who are misunderstood and feel defeated—you can be different because of today. It is not because of anything you can...
Matthew 27:57-66 View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
Mark 15:1-20, 25-37, 38-41 Jesus willingly suffered on behalf of people (including us) who don’t deserve the offering of grace, forgiveness, and new life. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
Luke 22:54-71 Peter’s failure mirrors our human weakness—Peter’s repentance demonstrated God’s love and mercy. Only remembering Jesus’ words saves Peter from total despair and total destruction. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
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 suffering in hope and use the disciplines God has given us to not lose heart in times of suffering. View the full service on our...
Mark 14:12-31 In his last meal with his disciples, Jesus offers his body and blood despite imminent betrayal and rejection. Because this is who Jesus is, we can trust that he will nourish our faith, forgive our failures to trust in him, and restore us finally and fully to himself. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Evan Tinklenberg