One of the most important "Days of Hope" - but the one that is least understood and least talked about - is the ascension. In this message, we invite you to hear about the hope of the ascension of Jesus.
Sermon Tag: <span>Preacher: Michael Carlson</span>
This morning - Easter morning! - we take a look at the hope that is found in the resurrection of Jesus. Don't miss it!
Looking back at 4 different Days of Hope, how does the death of Christ move us into hope? The darkness? The temple curtain? The soldier's realization? Hear about it right here.
Silence. Solitude. Jesus needed it. And so do we. In a world that is noisy and hunting for our attention, what could the value of silence be for our lives, for our direction, and for our relationship with the God whom we meet there?
If this pandemic has taught us anything, it's that we need to learn to wait: for a cure, through a quarantine, for nice weather, for things to 'back to normal'. In our waiting, we can be discouraged and distraught...or we can learn to wait in faith - with patience and with hope. We can learn how to do that from the story of Joseph.
In a world of so much distraction, one of our biggest challenges is simply being present to the people in our lives. But isn't that what people truly need? It's something Jesus was great at, and we can learn from him.
In today's message, we explore the last barrier that keeps people away from following Jesus: our own judgmentalism. It was actually something that Jesus could see coming from miles away - and he warned us about. Too bad we tend not to listen! Let's start listening today.
For so many people, a barrier to faith is that Christianity seems so "exclusive" - like it's the only way. Hear what Jesus has to say about that, and about his exclusive inclusivity.
One of the biggest barriers that keeps people from faith in Jesus is us - his own followers. The irony is that we are called to be a light to the world, but sometimes all we do is obscure it. How can we not be the barrier? Find out in today's message!
Who is our enemy? Who is our king? What does it look like to live in his kingdom?