He is the man whose followers turned the world upside down. But just who is this itinerant rabbi from Nazareth? In John’s Gospel Jesus answered that question himself with a series of signs that reveal who he is and why following him is so important.
Sept. 13 - The One Who Brings Joy
Sept. 20 - The One Who Knocks Down Barriers
Sept. 27 - The One Who Heals
Oct. 4 - The One Who Feeds the Hungry
Oct. 11 - The One Who Has Dominion
Oct. 18 - The One Who Gives Sight
Oct. 25 - The One Who Brings Life
We are called by God to be shepherds, but who do we shepherd? How do we go about it? And why is it so important?
Nov. 1 - Calling All Shepherds - Yes, that means you.
Nov. 8 - Shine That Light - They are out there. Go find them.
Nov. 15 - Ministry 101 - A quick guide to being a shepherd
Forget fancy ribbons and bows. Forget fruit cakes and cheesy ties. Here are some things worth finding under the Christmas tree.
Nov. 29 - A Little Security
Dec. 6 - A Little Compassion
Dec. 13 - Justice for All
Dec. 20 - The Winning Lottery Number
The Bible contains some really incredible stories. But are they real? What do they tell us? A fun look at some truly amazing stories from God’s word.
Dec. 27, 2020 - He Said What? - God uses all sorts of folks to speak to us, but a Donkey?
Jan. 3, 2021 - Did You See That? - It's amazing how much we miss with our eyes wide open.
Jan. 10, 2021 - Gone Fishing - Who would have thought that Jesus was such a great fisherman.
The two most formative events in the lives of Israel were the years of wandering in the wilderness after their escape from Egypt and the years spent living in exile in Babylon. Some of the experiences they encountered, and some of the lessons they learned can help us navigate the turbulent waters of our day.
Jan. 17 - Go Away! - Not everyone welcomes us. What can we do?
Jan. 24 - Facing the Unknown - How do we deal with not knowing what's coming.
Jan. 31 - Who Do You Trust? - can we depend on God to help us defeat the enemies that seem to overwhelm us?
Feb. 7 - Is There a Tomorrow? - Well, is there? How can we be sure?
Throughout the centuries the prophets of Israel were God’s voice to a people who struggled with living their faith, remaining faithful, or needing reassurance that God still cared. This series will examine the message delivered by some of the less well-known prophets.
Feb. 21 - How Long - How long do we have to wait for God to act?
Feb. 28 - A Broken Covenant - We're in for it now. Or are we?
Mar. 7 - Let the Waters Roll - Amos has much to say about justice for all.
Mar. 14 - Here Comes the Judge - All rise!
Mar. 21 - A Vision of Peace - Micah shares his dream of a different world.
Mar. 28 - Enter the King - Jesus is coming to Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)
John Wesley lived more than 225 years ago, so what can we possibly learn from him. The answer may surprise you, because Wesley’s words ring as true today as they did in the 18th century.
Apr. 25 - Get a Job - The answer to the question of poverty is not to simply "get a job."
May 2 - Mr. Rogers Was Right - We all have dignity and self-worth
May 9 - I Love You Just the Way You Are - Don't go changing for me.
May 16 - Finding True Peace - Achieving world peace really isn't that hard.
May 23 - Speak Up - The world truly is our parish.
Almost everyone has heard the story of a man named Jonah and his encounter with a “big fish.” But there is so much more to his story that merits our consideration.
May 30 - Thanks. I'll Pass - Just because God calls us doesn't mean we want to answer.
June 6 - O, God, It Stinks In Here - We've all gotten ourselves into a mess from time to time.
June 13 -I Knew It - Don't you just hate when God doesn't do it your way.
We often say that God is a “promise making, promise keeping” God. But just what are the promises that God has made and how does God keep those promises? This series examines six of God’s biggest and most important promises to see how they impact us today.
June 27 - I Am Your Strength
July 4 - I Will Never Leave You
July 11 - I Will Hear Your Prayers
July 18 - I Will Fight for You
July 25 - I Will Give You Peace
Aug. 1 - I Will Always Love You
A look back at the beginnings of Christianity and the lessons we can take from their triumphs, mistakes, and squabbles.
Aug. 15 - Who's In Charge - Lessons in leadership.
Aug. 22 - For Heaven's Sake Tell Somebody - The need for evangelism.
Aug. 29 - Can't We All Just Get Along - Seems like the church has always been fighting about something or other.
Sept. 5 - They're Watching - Our actions speak louder than our words.
Sept. 12 - Nobody's Perfect - We are a hospital for sinners, not a hotel for saints.