Teacher: Jonathan Stephens

  • God’s Heart for Vulnerable People

    God’s Heart for Vulnerable People

    November 12, 2017  — 

    As God’s people, we want to continually be aligning our hearts to God’s heart so that we care about and want the things God cares about and wants. Today, we look at how God feels about vulnerable people and, specifically, orphans.

    Scripture: Psalm 68:5, James 1:27, Proverbs 23:10-1, Exodus 22:22-24, Isaiah 58:5-10
  • What Keeps Us from Generous Lives?

    What Keeps Us from Generous Lives?

    September 24, 2017  — 

    In the wilderness, when God calls his people to furnish the first tabernacle building, we get a glimpse into what can happen in our hearts and lives toward generosity.

    Scripture: Exodus 35:1-36
  • The Big Jesus Story

    The Big Jesus Story

    July 30, 2017  — 

    On the road to Emmaus and when Jesus appears in the room with the disciples, He tells them the story of him through history in all the books of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms.ξ No way could we tell that story as well as him, but here is our humble attempt.

    Scripture: Luke 24:36-53
  • Jesus Wants How Much?

    Jesus Wants How Much?

    June 4, 2017  — 

    Today, we’re going to feel what the rich young ruler felt when he asked Jesus what he had to do to inherit eternal life. Jesus responds with give all you have to the poor and come follow me. Tough stuff. We’re going to sit in the enormity of that call. We’re going to feel empathy from Jesus because he too was asked to give it all, those bloody sweat drops show how difficult it was for him … why would it be easier for us? Then we’re going to feel the grace of not having to be perfect mixed with the tension of Jesus still asking for everything, as imperfectly as we can give it. Especially when Jesus doesn’t give us steps to follow so we can be good. He only gives us hope that once we’ve followed him, we won’t be left lacking.

    Scripture: Luke 18:18-23
  • first birthday!

    first birthday!

    March 27, 2017  — 

    A combination of Lectio Divina thru Luke 11:1-13 and a sermonette on communion from Mark 12.

    Scripture: Mark 14:22-26
  • Afraid of Jesus

    Afraid of Jesus

    February 12, 2017  — 

    ξWe look at a day in the life of Jesus. It’s fascinating how all his encounters cause some kind of fear and faith combined. What do we do with our fears? Are we even really seeing our fears of following Jesus?

    Scripture: Luke 8:22-48
  • Peace of the Family

    Peace of the Family

    December 4, 2016  — 

    ξ When we look closely at Mary’s song and Zechariah’s prophecy, we see where their peace comes from, and we see that our peace comes from the same place: God’s promises, actions, and love for his people. And that’s us.

    Scripture: Luke 1:79-80
  • Power to Heal

    Power to Heal

    October 30, 2016  — 

    We look at Jesus’s shocking use of authority and the good news he offers to heal our hearts and bodies.

    Scripture: Luke 4:31-41
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  • Worship: Remembering God

    Worship: Remembering God

    September 4, 2016  — 

    Jonathan wrapped up our Elements of Worship series – As forgetful human beings, we discover God’s thoughtful systems of celebration setup throughout the church to help us remember HIM.

    Scripture: Romans 6:1-7
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