“I wanna be a lionYeah, everybody wants to pass as catsWe all wanna be big, big starsYeah, but we got different reasons for that…” ~ Mr. Jones, by Counting Crows Everyone seems to have an innate desire to be significant somehow. There’s nothing more intriguing, it seems, than following someone’s rise to fame from obscurity […]Read More Mary, Mary, Extraordinary!
When the first Back to the Future movie ended, the words “To Be Continued” popped up on the screen. It was sort of a shock to me back then that a movie was created with the sequel already fully intended. Lord of the Rings was another movie series told in three parts. It felt like […]Read More The Sacred Story Resumes
So, this Sunday we’ll begin a new teaching through a book series. I’ll tell you which book on Sunday. In the meantime, here are some sketches I doodled whilst working on the art design for the series. Can you guess what we’ll be exploring based on these images? Hope you can join us Sunday – […]Read More New Teaching Series Starts Sunday!
We have come to the final teaching in our study of Galatians – we’ll be reading ch 6:1-18. Often times it’s a temptation to skim the closing words of one of these letters – but that would be a shame to do in this one. Some scholars believe the key to really understanding this book […]Read More Freedom for Individuals in Community
Freedom is such an important principle in life, but more important is what we do with the freedom that is granted to us. This is true whether we’re talking about societal freedom or the freedom which is found in Christ. This Sunday we’ll be reading ch 5:13-26 in our study of the Galatian letter. In […]Read More The Fruit of Freedom
One major fear that gets posed whenever Christian freedom is discussed is the concern that it can lead to an antinomian lifestyle – a life with no constraint, living lawlessly. I’ve heard that fear expressed to me many times over the years. Martin Lloyd Jones, the old Welsh minister, famously said that if we aren’t […]Read More Staying Free
On the Saturday before Easter, we as a fellowship have participated in praying together, even if we’re apart, for many years now. We provide written prayers for morning, midday and evening time prayer and contemplation. This is to prepare our hearts for Easter. We hope you’ll join us in praying these together in unity. The […]Read More Prayers for Good Saturday
Job really seems like an appropriate study lately, given the global concerns about CONVID-19. We are still weighing out our options about our normal 10 am meeting tomorrow, but we will be broadcasting live on YouTube and Facebook. We’ll address our next steps, but it seems likely that we’ll move to online only for the […]Read More Job 3 – The Breaking Point
It’s almost universal that important moments and significant occasions are marked by sharing a meal. We incorporate meals into our three main holidays here in the U.S. – Thanksgiving, Christmas and Superbowl Sunday. There’s just something inherent in us as humans that we commemorate things by sharing a common sustenance. That’s probably why God incorporated […]Read More The Meal of Mission
Last week we watched as Jesus performed the most wide spread miracle in all of His public ministry, feeding the multitudes on a mountainside. Today in our text we’ll pick up with an equally impressive miracle, the story of Jesus walking on the water and then another wide sweeping miracle of healing. All of this […]Read More The “AH-HA” Moment