Current Worship Theme
Are We There Yet?
Summers are known for vacations and trips and fun but also, long drives, complaining kids, unexpected (and unfortunate) happenings. The infamous question from the back seat can also describe some parts of our spiritual lives.
Messages in this Worship Theme
- June 16 – “Wait” & Other Things I Don’t Like Hearing
- June 23 – Kids & Other Joyful and Frustrating Ways to See God
- June 30 – Accepting Jesus & Other Ways To Experience God’s Grace
- July 07 – Retirement & Other Things That Don’t Exist in the Kingdom
- July 14 – Fasting & Other Spiritual Practices I’d Rather Not Do
- July 21 – Self-Control & Other Ways I’m Not Very Good
- July 28 – Sibling Fights & Other Problems In Church
- August 04 – Sabbath & Other Important (But Ignored) Life Rhythms
Watch and Listen to Previous Messages
We invite you to listen to recent messages online, catch up on previous messages from current series, and share messages with your friends.
In one of the most moving scenes in the life of Christ we are both inspired and deeply challenged by his example. In great pain and distraught he prays. What he prays is the stuff of true devotion, true commitment, true sacrifice It’s why we love him and why we need him for his fortitude…
Today we get to the heart of it. If what Jesus has previously said wasn’t enough, the words we read today have the potential to alienate everyone. Without question, Jesus declares he is a different kind of Messiah than expected. He is not one who will overpower the Romans or impose his will over his…
Today’s reading is a parable of Jesus’ that probably doesn’t make anyone’s favorite list. However, if we can get past the cultural context of the norms and values of a master-slave relationship we can hear a startling revelation: even when the demands are difficult and draining, a servant of Christ is still only doing what…
Everyone knows that a preacher doesn’t get into any faster trouble than when he starts talking about money… Jesus talked about money a lot! In today’s reading Jesus is actually interrupted by someone in a financial dispute with his sibling. Jesus uses it as an opportunity to warn us about greed. We may feel we…
Spirituality can be slippery. Today we hear of how Jesus told a story of a religious person who was religious enough to be virtuous and yet still dramatically misses the mark with regard to the Kingdom of God. For Jesus, spirituality that doesn’t lead us towards others can’t be leading us to God either! Listen…
At first glance, this statement doesn’t appear to be controversial. Indeed, we will find Jesus’ words comforting and compelling. Here he blesses us with his confident words concerning God’s care of we who are his children. But wait there is a condition. We must seek God’s Kingdom. Assuredly, many then as today give up and…
What do we do when we are tempted to escape early? How do we stay faithful in the midst of tempting moments even during Lent this year? Rev. Jamie Ellis leads us through an explanation of what it means for us as followers of Jesus to be in wilderness moments. Key Text: Matthew 4:1-11
Are you following the Jesus of your own perception, or the real Jesus OF the gospel? Watch/Listen as we look at some of His provocative sayings found in the gospel according to Luke. For Jesus, and maybe in the end for us as well, they are words worth dying for. Key text: Luke 4:14-30
No matter where you fall on this issue of human sexuality, hear this special message from Pastor Chris regarding the Special Called General Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Life is a journey. Seeking and believing in Jesus are only the first steps. How do you move from just believing, to being a disciple and then a disciple-maker of Jesus? Key text: Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)