This is a series will focus on meaning and mission the Church of Jesus Christ has on earth. The term Babylon is synonymous with a “pagan” culture, or non-Christian territory. Babylon in the O.T. was considered the enemy, the people who defeated the Israelites and made them exiles in a strange and foreign land that was not their home. In the same way, Christian believers who desire to live as children of God are feeling the effects of living in a changing post-Christian, even anti-Christian America. How can the church be the Church of Jesus Christ in these changing times? What does it mean to be in the world but not of the world. How are Christians to live distinctly as followers of Jesus Christ? Peter writes, Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you. (1 Peter 2:11 HSB). In this 8-week summer series, we will be focusing on the challenges Christians are facing while living in modern day Babylon.
“How come God doesn’t speak anymore?” It’s a question that is asked so often when people read scripture or hear of many people recording in the Bible having a conversation with God and hearing His audible voice. But is that the right question to ask?
Did you know that Jesus came from a messy family? That’s right. Jesus – the Son of God – has a family tree that will make you wonder if God did His homework before choosing this family.
More than seven billion people inhabit the earth today. Millions, if not billions, of us are looking for a place to belong. People yearn for meaningful connection with others. We long for an invitation to be part of something more.
Do not be afraid! This is commanded by God 365 times in the Bible, but many people are still living in fear. Fear began when Adam and Eve first sinned in the garden and has now become a ruling “god” for so many who are under its grip.
We welcome our guest Pastor John Schmidtke, from Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
A few months ago, we asked you what topics you would like to hear about on Sunday mornings. You responded with more topics than we could address in one message series; but we chose five of the most requested to cover in this series...
What is it about movies that captivates you, that draws you in, and makes you want to enter into the world it creates? As a church we think movies are one of the places that our culture finds it’s pack, escapes to a whole new world, and is reminded of many of the “good things” of life.
Jesus was a master storyteller. He used simple word pictures, in what we call parables, to teach profound spiritual lessons. The stories He told spoke of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, persistence in prayer, humility, being ready for Christ’s return, handling God’s resources, and receiving God’s love, as well as many other topics.