Dec 24, 2017
Outsiders
May we be eager to wander out to the margins and the fringes of those who go without and, who knows? By God's grace, Maybe, God will use us to help meet their needs.
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  • Dec 24, 2017Outsiders
    Dec 24, 2017
    Outsiders
    May we be eager to wander out to the margins and the fringes of those who go without and, who knows? By God's grace, Maybe, God will use us to help meet their needs.
  • Dec 17, 2017Insiders
    Dec 17, 2017
    Insiders
    Here's what I know about the modern church. Over time, presumption begins to convince us to settle down. And the reason young people are resisting church right now is that they feel like we are spending too much time on the wrong things and no time on the right things. They don't think we are shook and until we allow God to shake us and open up our eyes to the things that matter most and we may miss out on the younger generations. So this Christmas, I don't wan't a light hearted Christmas I want a shaken Christmas. I want to be disturbed like Herod and all of Jerusalem with him. I want to go on a journey and have things deep in my life that have been unchecked and have been living in presumption to be challenged. Because the next thing that we do is important and I pray that as a church that would be our common vision.
  • Dec 10, 2017Shadow of Christmas
    Dec 10, 2017
    Shadow of Christmas
    May we visit the empty tomb of Jesus this season to see not only weakness and darkness but hope, power, eternity with Him that one day all despair, pain, loss, suffering, and death will be completely done away with and we will know peace in an indescribable way.
  • Dec 4, 2017The Ancients
    Dec 4, 2017
    The Ancients
    The promise from the ancients that we find fulfilled in Jesus is that God starts to take the grime and soil away and he takes that canvas and makes something beautiful emerge from it.
  • Nov 26, 2017Rooftops and Pushups
    Nov 26, 2017
    Rooftops and Pushups
    It's always been a courageous deed to be a Christian. It's never been easy. Our unique shape of Christianity is to venture outside the fence a little bit and do church for the sake of others in a different way. And my prayer is that we allow new holes to be put in the roof and new light to be brought in so that those far and wide may know that God can show up anywhere he'd please. He doesn't have to fit our form or our mold that we've always counted on but God is big enough to do whatever he wants. And I'd pray that we'd have the sensibility and the passion and the compassion and the guts to pursue Jesus into that territory.
     
    Link to the video in the sermon (our clip started at :33): https://youtu.be/_r7AJ8-coTk
  • Nov 19, 2017Stay Woke
    Nov 19, 2017
    Stay Woke
    Series: Youth Sunday
    "To be truly woke, one must see past the fake narratives and promises of this world and see the narrative provided by God."
    We have a unique narrative to offer the world and a maranatha prayer says it all. So we can bring the brokenness that we experience before God and call out,
    "Maranatha!"
    We can bring the injustice of the world before God and cry out,
    "Maranatha!"
    We can see so many without Christ and trapped in sin and pray,
    "Maranatha!"
    Because in that one word we ground ourselves in the promises pf God as we watch the waves of this broken world crash all around us.
  • Nov 13, 2017Luther Tweets – Calling
    Nov 13, 2017
    Luther Tweets – Calling
    Jesus's death and resurrection what his proclamation not just that death was not the end, that could transcend it and we could too, but that he was launching a new campaign of restoring all of creation. It is in this process of making all things new that you and I get to participate in that every single day. We become aware of where God is at work in our lives and we make others aware of where God is at work in their lives with the hope of discovering joy in the process. The Father is already at work in everything, everywhere. Let us join in and make Him known. Its not always easy being where you are, but knowing that God is there while you work through your circumstances and whatever trials you're in...it can sure help bring moments of joy.
  • Nov 5, 2017Luther Tweets – music
    Nov 5, 2017
    Luther Tweets – music
    "I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift from God...Next after theology, I give music the highest place and the greatest honor."
    - Martin Luther
  • Oct 29, 2017Luther Tweets – Faith
    Oct 29, 2017
    Luther Tweets – Faith
    "Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times."
    - Martin Luther
  • Oct 22, 2017Luther Tweets – Here I Stand
    Oct 22, 2017
    Luther Tweets – Here I Stand
    Brother's and sisters, the bible says you are loved and forgiven. Have the courage to stand for that truth. When the devil whispers in your ear through these other views of truth, "to the Flames, to the flames!" you can shout back, "All scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so the man or woman of God can be equipped for every good work. So Satan, here I stand, I can do no other." And we can rest in that.