What a Fool
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Matthew 8:18-22 A Jesus follower does not make nor keep a commitment to Him within the confines of our comfort. We don’t ask for security up front, and we can’t follow Jesus in our way. The way of following and connecting deeper with Jesus is done deliberately—Jesus above all other people and all other things. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul...
Matthew 8:5-13 A Roman military leader came to Jesus not because of belief in Jesus as King, but because he wanted more from life. The centurion saw in Jesus God’s power and asked for Jesus to heal his servant from a distance. This Gentile’s “great faith” prompted Jesus not just to heal, but restore--evidence that the reign of God is here. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor...
We are citizens of God’s everlasting kingdom, a growing kingdom of God’s reign. The kingdom of God is not some place that our souls are taken away to when we die, it is, instead, an order that comes to earth—right here among us now, not later. It is a current reign Father God invites us to join Him in bringing heaven down to earth. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul...
Because Jesus rose from the grave on that first Easter, He assures us that His presence and power will be with us through anything, and also into eternity. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
This week is on John 12:12-16. Jesus came into Jerusalem and was given a kingly celebration. Jesus showed the type of king He would be: One who gave His life, One who sacrificed His all. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
This week is on Hebrews 11:1-6, 39-40. Through faith we enter into a relationship with God, and through faith we grow in our ongoing relationship with God. Once God has given a new heart, He gives us responsibility for our heart condition as we join with the Spirit’s work in us. View the full service on our YouTube channel. By Pastor Paul Sausser
This week is on Ephesians 6:10-18. Jesus imparts to us His Truth, Righteousness, Gospel of Peace, Faith, Salvation, and the Word of God so that we may stand firm against the schemes of the devil. By Pastor Mary Sterenberg
This week is on 2 Corinthians 1:1-11. God comforts those who suffer, and calls those same sufferers to share that comfort with others. By Evan Tinklenberg
This week is on Deuteronomy 6:13; Matthew 4:1-11. In the 3rd temptation, Jesus is offered complete power and control. We don’t have to give in to these temptations, the battle has been won and we celebrate that. By Pastor Paul Sausser
This week is on Deuteronomy 6:14-17; Matthew 4:1-7. In the 2nd temptation, Jesus is asked to do something spectacular, to win applause. This lure is not to prove one worthy of God’s love, but just for the ovation and praise of others. It is in God’s unconditional love that we find the lure of this temptation powerless. By Pastor Paul Sausser
This week is on Deuteronomy 8:1-3 and Matthew 4:1-4. In Jesus’ first temptation that wants Jesus to be self-promoting, Jesus shows us that we have no need to try to impress others with any personal adornments because our true identity is by being a child of God. True identity is not found in the applause from others. By Pastor Paul Sausser