Well friends, we’re all one week into the national emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. How y’all doing? I’m sure the answers are all over the board. And our answers say much about us — things like where we work, what personality type we have, where we gather our information. But most importantly, this is a great time to find out what we truly value. Testing has a way of making some things clear to us that we can’t see when life is easy, when nothing is asked of us. And what is testing but a time of being asked for things? Let’s dig in this week and see how Jesus handles this, and what it has to teach us, and let’s see why his answers let the crowds utterly amazed.
October 23rd, 2022 10:15am I Facebook Live & Zoom Watch last week's message here Title Two Days Later... Text 2 Peter 3 (NET) Introduction: One of Faulkner’s more famous lines is, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." I think about this a lot. The older I get I’m amazed at how my memories change, how my evaluation of events in my past changes, and how my experience of the past changes. I’m learning to discern those formative experiences differently– more wisely
October 16th, 2022 10:15am I Facebook Live & Zoom Watch last week's message here Title Be Wary of the Path Before You Text 2 Peter 2 (NET) Introduction: It’s the middle of October and we all know what that means — pumpkin spice lattes, crunching leaves, crisp weather, and corn mazes. As a born and bred SoCal native I didn’t have the opportunity to wander endlessly in corn mazes so I find them quite thrilling. In fact, this past weekend I was able to partake in my secon
October 9th, 2022 10:15am I Facebook Live & Zoom Watch last week's message here Title Living Without Lack Text 2 Peter 1 (NET) Introduction: The anger boiled up in my throat as I took my last gasps, drowning in despair. The weight of my life was anchored to legs and mercilessly dragging me to an endless watery depth. While on the outside it may not have seemed this way, but nothing could’ve been more true on the inside. It wasn’t an experience I could be reasoned out o
October 2nd, 2022 5:00pm I Facebook Live & Zoom Watch last week's message here Title Enthusiastic Consent Text 1 Peter 5 (NET) Introduction: If you ask any member of my family what their favorite country we ever went to visit was, the unanimous answer would be Turkey. Back in the summer of 2000, we got the chance to work and travel there. It was an incredible experience, the people and culture, history and architecture and especially the food. My goodness, it was excep