Expect Jesus to Make a Mess

Jesus turned over the tables of the money changers and drove the animals out of the temple courts. Jesus made a mess of the lives of people around him. And if you interact with Jesus, you can expect Jesus to make a mess inside of you, too. He loves you and accepts you just as […]

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You, Too, Can Be Satan
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At one point in their time together, Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan.” Pretty rough words! What happened? And what can we learn from it? Pastor John goes deep in this sermon, asking us to evaluate our own reasons for the things we do in the lives of those we care […]

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Three Things You Definitely Do Not Know and What to Do About It

What we don’t know is as important as what we know. We know a little bit about Jesus Christ, but not much in the grand scheme of things. Knowing that we don’t know opens us up to deeper worship. You also don’t know what the narrative function of the people around you is in the […]

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Be Like Jesus: Have Good Boundaries and Spend Time Alone with the Father

In this episode in the life of Jesus, we see two things that we can all emulate for happier, healthier, more peaceful lives. First, Jesus spent time alone with the Father. Not just reading scripture or devotions, but simply being with the Father. Second, Jesus had good boundaries. He knew what he was about. He […]

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How to Break Through to New Hope

The story of Jesus casting out a demon cracks open our sense of reality and possibility. Where are you closed off to hope, renewal, joy, peace, or reconciliation? Pastor John shows you how this account from Mark 1:21-28. Breaks down our self-imposed walls of hopelessness to bring new hope to the most difficult situations.   […]

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Jesus Came to Bring Joy – The Wedding at Cana

Jesus turned water into wine so a wedding feast did not get interrupted. That’s a nice thing to do, but there’s a whole lot more in this little episode of Jesus life. He reveals himself as master of space and time. He connects himself with the creation of the universe and the deliverance of the […]

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“Come and See” – Do You Make This Mistake When Inviting People to Church?

See what? That’s the question. Our instinct is to invite people to see impressive things. Jesus says the mark of his disciples is love. If you want to invite people to come and see, invite them to see how Christians love each other.   Video   Audio

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A New Way to Look at the Gifts of the Magi

The visit of the magi to the baby Jesus is quite a mysterious event. Nobody really knows where the came from or why they gave the gifts they did. To be certain, the gifts were all valuable. In this message, Pastor John looks at gold, frankincense, and myrrh as representing human life itself. Listen to […]

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You Are God’s Gift to the World (Christmas Eve 2017)

Summary If Jesus is God’s gift to the world… And if Jesus lives in and through you… The conclusion is inescapable: You are God’s gift to the world. How exciting! The ultimate Christmas gift of Jesus is the ultimate gift of purpose and meaning for your own life! Video Audio

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