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Mar 24, 2019
Six Days Left: Living in Readiness (Matthew 25:1-13)
What does it mean to be prepared? A few years ago the catch phrase was “seize the day.” Later on the acronym YOLO “you only live once” became popular. We often hear about “living in the moment.” All of these are present oriented. But how are we prepared for eternity? How are we prepared for the fact that at any moment Jesus could return? In his last week before the cross Jesus was focused on the need for his followers to live in readiness.
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  • Mar 24, 2019Six Days Left: Living in Readiness (Matthew 25:1-13)
    Mar 24, 2019
    Six Days Left: Living in Readiness (Matthew 25:1-13)
    What does it mean to be prepared? A few years ago the catch phrase was “seize the day.” Later on the acronym YOLO “you only live once” became popular. We often hear about “living in the moment.” All of these are present oriented. But how are we prepared for eternity? How are we prepared for the fact that at any moment Jesus could return? In his last week before the cross Jesus was focused on the need for his followers to live in readiness.
  • Mar 17, 20196 days left: 2 rules for Life (Matt 22:34-40)
    Mar 17, 2019
    6 days left: 2 rules for Life (Matt 22:34-40)
    If you knew you had six days to live what would be the most important things on your mind? In this series leading up to Easter we are looking at some of the key teachings of Jesus during his last week before the crucifixion. In our passage today he reduces the sum total of the law to two rules that are as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago.
  • Mar 10, 2019Grace Truth and Second Opportunities
    Mar 10, 2019
    Grace Truth and Second Opportunities
    Has someone failed you? Have you failed someone? Who gave you another opportunity to succeed? To whom have you granted a second chance? In a very familiar passage we will once again examine how Jesus shows grace and truth in dealing with one who failed him at his darkest hour.
  • Mar 8, 2019Grace, Truth, and Servant Leadership
    Mar 8, 2019
    Grace, Truth, and Servant Leadership
    Dusty, smelly, grimy feet. Cool, refreshing, soothing water. Imagine for a moment the Creator of the Universe, washing your feet. How would you feel? What would you say? What would you do? How would you respond to his gentle command to follow his example? Have you? Do you?
  • Feb 24, 2019Grace, Truth, and God’s timing (John 11)
    Feb 24, 2019
    Grace, Truth, and God’s timing (John 11)
    Jesus waited. Everyone else was in an uproar. Jesus waited. Lazarus died. Jesus waited. Martha wept. Mary wept. Jesus wept. Jesus called out. Lazarus came out. Everyone celebrated. Well almost everyone. What is it about Grace and Truth bound up in Jesus that makes some people uncomfortable?
  • Feb 17, 2019Grace, Truth, and Sight (John 9)
    Feb 17, 2019
    Grace, Truth, and Sight (John 9)
    The Disciples saw a sinner. The Pharisees saw a rule breaker. The crowds saw an anomaly. Jesus saw a person in need and touched his life giving him sight. The blind man saw Jesus and believed. When we understand grace and truth we learn to see life through the eyes of Jesus because we have truly seen Jesus.
  • Feb 10, 2019Grace, Truth, and Bad Choices (John 8:1-11)
    Feb 10, 2019
    Grace, Truth, and Bad Choices (John 8:1-11)
    Have you ever been caught up in making a bad choice? We all have. While our passage today is in dispute as to where it falls in Scripture, it is a story that is consistent with what we know of Jesus. The woman was entrapped and found guilty. Jesus does not ignore her sin. Jesus does not rush to judgment. In a unique display of grace and truth, he protects her, forgives her, and gently confronts her sin.
  • Feb 3, 2019Grace, Truth, Fish, and Bread (John 6)
    Feb 3, 2019
    Grace, Truth, Fish, and Bread (John 6)
    In one of the most familiar accounts of the ministry of Jesus we will discover some important lessons of Grace and Truth. The biggest question that came out of the feeding of the 5,000 was simply this: “Why do you follow Jesus?” How do you and I respond to that question? Does our answer hold up when we face the tough things in life?
  • Jan 27, 2019Grace, Truth, and a Misplaced Focus
    Jan 27, 2019
    Grace, Truth, and a Misplaced Focus
    Sometimes we get so focused on our circumstances that we are unable to see the solution.  In John 5 Jesus encounters such a man.  However, Jesus steps into this man's life and in one sentence changes it.  As we examine this instance and the lengthy discourse that follows we learn some valuable lessons of grace and truth.
     
  • Jan 20, 2019Grace, Truth, and Brokenness (John 4)
    Jan 20, 2019
    Grace, Truth, and Brokenness (John 4)
    Jesus knows who you are, where you are, and where you have been. Yet he steps into our lives and offers his grace and forgiveness. In John 4 we meet a woman who is broken, possibly victimized, and living an immoral life. Jesus breaks about every rule in the book to speak with her. Before it is all said and done, he reveals to her the life changing reality of his grace and truth.