Waiting For Jesus

Michael Carlson

Recent Series

Reimagine

Reimagine

On January 23, we will be unveiling a new vision from God for Park Church - a picture of what could be, because of what should be. In order to prepare us for the vision launch, we will be spending some weeks hearing about the vision that God has, and that God has given to his people in powerful ways. 

20220102173308
Wait For It

Wait For It

We’re all waiting for something. In fact, it could be said that most of our lives are spent, in some way, waiting. Waiting for a relationship, a job, our financial situation to change, the pain to go away. The things we find ourselves waiting for tell us a lot about who we are, especially our deepest longings. Most importantly, they tell us about the one to whom all our longings point. This Advent, we are beginning a new series called “Wait For It.” We’ll walk through some reflections from the ancient poet/prophet, Isaiah, exploring what the things we wait for reveals about us – and how, ultimately, they point toward the God who has come to us in Jesus.

20211128204113
I Thank, Therefore I Am

I Thank, Therefore I Am

Unhappiness, anxiety, discontentment, feeling ‘less-than’. Why do they seem to be winning the day? In part, because we’ve forgotten how to live out of gratitude. What we find when we learn to live thankful lives is that we do become happier, less anxious, more content – and more than that, we become more than what we were, we become fully ourselves, fully human – and it transforms us. Make sure you hear this series. You’ll be thankful you did.

20211107171305
Follow Me

Follow Me

Follow me. This is Jesus’ invitation to each and every one of us, including you. But the question is: what exactly does he mean? With this foundational series, we will answer that question in a way that is simple and yet powerful, easy to grab onto and yet the challenge of a lifetime.

20211010183009
Between the Trees

Between the Trees

"Between the Trees” is a 3-part series that will explore three trees that can summarize the entire arc of the bible - the one true story of the whole world. Our hope for you in this series is that you'll come to hear and understand the biblical story, seeing what went wrong, how God is making it right, and where we fit in.

20210912233038
Jesus In His Own Words

Jesus In His Own Words

One of the best things about Jesus is that when he came to be with us 2000 years ago, he was with us in all of our lostness, anxiety, sickness, loneliness, and need - and he didn't shy away. In fact, he came close - because he came to help, to heal, to forgive, to save...or as he puts it in the Gospel of John - he came to be bread and light for the world, a Good Shepherd, a vine, and more. In this series, we seek to hear Jesus In His Own Words - what he says about himself, about us, and about our relationship. Join us in hearing Jesus (again!).

20210801185308
Unchained: Finding True Freedom in Following Jesus

Unchained: Finding True Freedom in Following Jesus

Freedom. As Americans, we celebrate it on the 4th of July. It’s one of the highest ideals of our cultural milieu. We’re told to “live free, or die” – as if those are the only 2 options. We can’t imagine living without it. But do we understand what freedom truly is? Do we understand what freedom is really for? Do we understand how to actually “live free”? To discover these answers, we can only look to Jesus. And that’s what we’ll do in our new series, “Unchained: Finding True Freedom in Following Jesus”. Join us, and discover what living in true freedom really means!

20210705153037
Coming Home

Coming Home

Indoor dining, indoor worship, crowded beaches, lessening restrictions, increased social interaction. After a dizzying fourteen months of disruption, we find ourselves slowly and to varying degrees, returning to the life we once knew, returning to the familiar. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a story about a son who, after radically disrupting his own life by leaving his family and home, decides to return to the life he once knew, to the familiar. But what will his father’s reaction be? Will he be welcomed? Will things be like they were before? This is a series about God – who He is and the invitation to find our true home in life with Him.

20210613144314

Older Messages (2008-2016)