For the Teachers

August 13, 2017
Our children are always learning. If we do not show them what it means to be the church, what lessons will they draw?

The Hero-Goat Curve

March 29, 2015
What turns the crowd from adoring Jesus to attacking Jesus? Why does he go from being a hero to a goat? Perhaps the realization that he did not represent a…

Challenging Comfort

December 7, 2014
Mark sets out showing that old words can be re-heard in new places. He reminds us that we may fulfill the prophecies in Isaiah and draw strength from the God…
Bible Text: Acts 17:22-31 | Preacher: Nathan Willard Paul's unknown God reminds us on Memorial Day of the unknown soldiers who died in all wars at all times. How may we build the kingdom of God, so that we can end war forever?

When Your Cheek is Sore

February 23, 2014
Bible Text: Matthew 5:38-48 | Preacher: Nathan Willard Remember, an eye for an eye is a restriction on escalation. It is to remind us that no matter how angry we are, there are limits to the punishments people deserve. Jesus takes this message a step further to remind that no one deserves violence.

Kingdoms of Love and Fear

December 22, 2013
Bible Text: Isaiah 7:10-16 | Preacher: Nathan Willard Ahaz seeks comfort from his prophet Isaiah. Isaiah provides the reassuring messages that Ahaz's enemies will be destroyed, but as we look back on further events, we see that there is no peace in violent destruction. Can we look forward to a life built on God's love, rather than on the hope of violence?