Current Theme: Getting Back to Basics


May 13: Becoming One
as a Divided People

John 17:11-16

“Holy Father, protect those You have given Me in Your name, so that they may be one, as We are one.” –John 17:11b

This Month

Current Theme:
          Getting Back to Basics

May 6: The Challenge of Abiding in God's Love
John 15:9-17

“As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you; abide in My love.” –John 15:9

May 20: Receiving from God
What the World Cannot Give

John 16:5-13a

“And when the Advocate comes, the world will be proven wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment…” –John 16:8

May 27: Trusting God Enough
to Be a Newborn Again

John 3:1-17

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." –John 3:8

During May, we will be asking ourselves, what  is Jesus really asking of us? What are the "basics", and how can we get back to them? To focus our search, we will spend time in the farewell discourse in John’s Gospel, where Jesus lays out His final thoughts before His betrayal and execution. We will also consider the most frequently quoted piece of Christian Scripture (John 3:16) within its larger context, helping us come away with a renewed understanding of being "born again". I encourage you to read each passage before worship and ask yourself, “how do these words of Jesus help me get back to basics when I’m lost in the weeds?”

Last Month

Previous Theme:
          Wealth and the Kingdom of God

Audio Recordings for this series are unfortunately unavailable

“The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity. When goods increase, those who eat them increase; and what gain has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of laborers, whether they eat little or much; but the surfeit of the rich will not let them sleep."  -Ecclesiastes 5:10-12



Strength in Weakness 
The Power of Failure for Spiritual Growth

The Christian story is, in many ways, one of failure rather than success. When viewed through the lens of achievement and merit, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is dangerous non-sense, threatening our hard-fought identites, our sense of accomplishment and pride, and our status in a world that often seeks to tear us down. And that is exactly the point. Join us for a walk through Paul's thoughts on weakness and true strength from his letters to the church in Corinth, a church struggling to make sense of the Gospel while steeped in a culture of "success".

LENT 2018

Practical Resources for Real Freedom

"The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God's love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one's life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society."
                                                                               -from Google Books

Click Here to Read Excerpts from Breathing Underwater Used in Worship