Contributed on Mar 2, 2015
Jesus began his public ministry with an invitation to rethink the ways we think and act... to reverse course, leaving behind old misguided, selfish and sinful ways, then moving in a new direction of faith and Kingdom living.
Series: 40 Days with Jesus Title: Beginning the Walk with Jesus Text: Mark 1:9-15 Thesis: Jesus began his public ministry with an invitation to rethink the ways we think and act… to reverse course, leaving behind old misguided and sinful ways and moving in a new direction of faith and ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2015
To walk with Jesus is to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow him.
Title: You Can’t Walk with Jesus with Eyes Wide Shut Text: Mark 8:31-38 Thesis: To walk with Jesus is to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow him. Overview Riding on a wave of impressive demonstrations of power Jesus asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" Then ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
If grace sounds too good to be true, it isn't!
Title: “But wait! There’s more!” Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 (John 3:1-18) Thesis: If grace sounds too good to be true, it isn’t! Introduction Commercials are designed to get us to do something. My current favorite commercial is the AutoNation commercial. A pretty ...read more
Contributed on Mar 23, 2015
At every turn Jesus faced down the tensions of his choices... and did the right thing to the glory of God and the good of others.
Title: The Tensions of Choices (Someone introduced me to DQ Orange Julius Smoothies this week… Text: John 12:220-33 Orange, Strawberry Banana, Berry Pomegranate, Mango Pineapple. Oh, the inhumanity!) Thesis: At every ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2015
Jesus shows us the way to please God ... for Jesus the way up was down!
Title: The Jesus Paradox Text: Philippians 2:5-11 (Mark 11:1-11) Thesis: Jesus shows us the way to pleasing God. For Jesus the way up was down! Introduction A paradox is something that is contrary to expectations, existing beliefs or perceived opinions. It is a statement that appears to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
What was most important... still is!
Title: What Was Most Important Text: I Corinthians 15:1-9 Thesis: What was most important, still is! I passed on to you what was most important and what has also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he raised from the dead on the ...read more