Good News for Villains

God saw what they were doing—that they had ceased their evil behavior. So God stopped planning to destroy them, and he didn’t do it. But Jonah thought this was utterly wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the LORD, “Come on, LORD! Wasn’t this …

Something Greater Than The Temple

Good morning friends. Merry Christmas to you. That’s right… it’s still Christmas. In the ancient wisdom of the Church’s calendar, today is the fifth day of Christmas. That’s right! After four days of getting birds—a partridge, a couple of doves, some calling birds and chickens—you’re finally …

I Can Do All Things?

Good morning friends. We’re finishing up our series on Philippians—this small little ancient letter in what we call the New Testament, because we’re finishing up the letter. We just read the end of it.  Paul spends some time thanking the Philippians for their generosity and their …

Sneaky Ninja Salvation

Good morning friends. This is our third week in our series—Complete Joy—here we’re walking through the letter to the Philippians. And this week, as I was preparing, you know what I kept thinking about? That’s right—The Lord of the Rings.  There’s this section of The …

A Mercy Party

We’re starting a new series today—“The Kingdom is Like…” “The Kingdom of Heaven” (or “Kingdom of God”) is the good news according to Jesus. The kingdom is Jesus’ gospel. Not a proclamation of how you can go somewhere else when you die, but a proclamation of …

The Madness of Me, Me, Me

We’re continuing in our series of 1 Samuel—Kingdom and Chaos—and over the last few weeks the volume has been steadily increasing on the “chaos.” Ultimately the story of Israel told in 1 Samuel is the story of God working to form a people who will …

Jesus and Malchus

It’s week 5 of our series “Encounters with Jesus” and we’re going to be Luke 22 this morning. As you’re turning there… let’s remember who it is we meet whenever we encounter Jesus.  When we encounter Jesus, we’re encountering the truest, deepest nature of God. We’re …