Holy Spirit, the Third

This week, we begin a new sermon series focused on the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Trinity. While the word “Trinity” does not appear in Scripture, we still find evidence that God is revealed to humanity in a multitude of ways. We learn of God the Father, God the Son, and God the … Read more

Breath of Life

John Mark welcomes us back into the Worship Center of the Heritage building by reminding us that all breath, all life, all wind, and even all Air Conditioning (ha!) comes from the breath of God (ruah). Do we really believe that God can bring the dead back to life? [buzzsprout episode=’799688′ player=’true’]

Theology of a Good Greeting

This week is the final week of our sermon series “Where the Wild Things Are – How to Neighbor Well.” John Mark will lead us through how important it is to greet one another well, and how this communicates the importance and value that each person has been created with. Plus, John Mark will share … Read more

You Welcomed Me

In Matthew 25, Jesus says that those who welcomed the stranger have welcomed him. Those who love and care for those in need do it also for Jesus. As we explore what it means to be a good neighbor and how we can take steps to love and care for the people around us, we … Read more

Who is My Neighbor?

John Mark begins a new sermon series where we will be discussing what it means to be a good neighbor. This week, John Mark reminds us of the story of the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches us that our neighbors are all around us, if only we will have eyes to see them and hearts … Read more

The Unglamorous Ordinary

The 5th chapter of Ephesians continues Paul’s call to grow to maturity in Christ. This chapter describes how to do this by inhabiting, inaugurating, and introducing a new way of living in the world. In this new way, what the Gospel writers called the Kingdom of Heaven or Kingdom of God, the followers of Jesus … Read more

Therefore, Called, One

In Ephesians 4, Paul begins to let us know what he has been building to in his letter. Verse 15 shows us what Paul’s desire is for the church: “to grow in every way into Christ.” That as followers and listeners to Jesus, we can and should become like Jesus. That we are called to … Read more