“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith…” These words that Paul wrote capture so much of what Christians have believed for nearly 2000 years. They capture God’s action towards us, as they call for a fitting response from us. They challenge our ideas about God, ourselves, our world, and our work, and they free us to believe something better. But “grace…through faith” is not just a concept, it’s a calling. And in this mini-series, we invite you to receive it.
Waiting For Jesus
There’s good reason to look forward in hope towards better days: vaccinations are happening, life is ‘reopening’, we’ll be able to hug our loved ones again soon, and so on. And that’s all good. As Jesus followers, not only can we look forward in hope to better days, but we can look back to find true hope for all of our days. In this new series, we will look back to four Days of Hope – to explore how they lead us to have hope in ALL of our days!
Every winter, apple trees become “dormant.” They do not produce fruit and, on the surface, it seems like nothing important is happening. They just sit there – cold, dreary, and fruitless. However, winter “dormancy” for apple trees – though it seems like a wasted season – is actually vitally important for their health and growth. Similarly...it’s winter. It’s cold. It's snowy. And COVID is still here. With our eyes on spring, warmer weather, and the hope of a vaccine, it’s easy to lose sight of what God wants to do in you right now - even in this "dormant" season. So here’s the question: How might God be inviting you to grow during this season? That's what we'll being to explore in our new series, "Be Still". Check it out here!
At its core, the central message of Christianity (the good news about what God has done through Jesus for the whole world) is good news for everyone. For many people, there are things keeping them from faith in Jesus. In this series, we are going to explore some of the most common barriers between people and Christianity.
Christmas season is a time of waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus - a time called Advent. We celebrate and remember his first coming 2000 years ago, as we look forward to a time where he will come again and make all things new. In the time of Advent we learn to wait - but not just wait. We learn to Prepare Him Room in our hearts and lives. Come and learn with us this Christmas!
We live in a politically charged culture. As Jesus-followers, we are called to give our ultimate allegiance to Jesus and his kingdom – God’s kingdom. How do we do this? How can we faithfully follow the lamb in the midst of a donkey/elephant war?
In a time where so much is not certain, wouldn’t it be nice to hear what is? God is. And that’s the title of our Sunday series – “God Is…” – where we’ll explore what God is: good, great, glorious, and gracious. And it’s the very good news that we want you to hear.
Jesus very clearly told us what he came to do: to bring good news to the poor, and deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, and to set the oppressed free, and to usher in the age of the Lord's favor. If we want to follow Jesus, it means that we are to be a Good News People after him. How can we do the kind of things today that he did then?