• Encountering Jesus: Our Identity and Our Message

    If you’ve ever tried to elevate a role or a position that you’re in above its intended place, then you have a sense of where the disciples of John the Baptist are at. But this attempted elevation of a role exposes an identity that’s rooted outside of who we are...

  • Encountering Jesus: New Birth and New Life

    I can’t think of anything that’s more miraculous and awe-inspiring than new life! It’s stunning and breath-taking to behold and witness such an event. This is the very thing that Jesus unfolds for us in John 3. It’s here that we see: When we believe in Jesus we are born...

  • Encountering Jesus: God’s Transforming Power

    If you love witnessing a transformation, then John 2 is for you! As Jesus initiates His public ministry, He does so by transforming water into wine, but far more importantly, transforming the way in which people are to think about how we’re made pure before God. In John 2, what...

  • Encountering Jesus: Come, See, and Follow

    If you’ve ever thought about the nature of faith, it’s a fascinating thing. You believe in something that you cannot see or tangibly hold. Yet as obscure as it may be, there are times where nothing could be more real. In John 1, we see this paradoxical sense of faith...

  • Encountering Jesus: A Life of Witness

    Have you ever had to bear witness to a situation or event? If you have, you know how crucial it is to ensure that you communicate what you have seen and observed. In John 1, we see John the Baptist functioning as a witness of Jesus, as well as helping...

  • Encountering Jesus: The Revealing of the Word

    This past Sunday, we began our sermon series in the book of John. John’s purpose in writing the gospel is to lead the reader to a place of belief in Jesus that brings life. In the prologue we see that: The Word is the person of God making known the...

  • Pursuing Discipleship

    This past weekend, we launched all of our discipleship ministries! It was great to have so much going on in the courtyard as we look forward to this upcoming season of ministry. Given that, we took the opportunity to preach from 2 Timothy 2 on discipleship. There we saw that...

  • Righteous Suffering: God’s Gracious Gift of Suffering

    As we closed out Job this past Sunday, we saw how God graciously gives us the gift of suffering. That may seem ridiculous, but what we’ve seen is how God has used suffering to draw Job close to Himself. God’s gracious gift is to draw us unto Himself even if...

  • Righteous Suffering: Limited Me, Limitless God

    Have you ever thought to yourself, “If I was running this, things would be different?” You ever been there? We all have. Including Job. The problem for Job was that his thoughts on this were related to God’s ability to run and govern the world. In light of this, God...

  • Righteous Suffering: Of Maggots and Men

    In chapters 27 and 28, Job continues his discourse in response to the accusations of his friend Bildad from chapter 25. Bildad essentially asserted two things. First, he argued that “no one” can be declared blameless or righteous (I suppose he really means Job, and not himself). Second, he implies...