When it comes to life and especially seasons like this that we're navigating, we all find ourselves asking WHY? That question has been around a long time and Jesus doesn't ignore the struggles or the ache of the heart we all feel at times. In fact, he directly tells us the truth about the hardships of life. He discusses the truth and he also delivers an incredible promise in the gospel of John (John 16:33). His promise that we can find peace in him no matter the hardship and we don't have to ever lose heart.
May 3, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
May 24, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Do ya remember your old gaming system you played as a kid? They had this little invention that assisted you if it ever froze, got stuck or you wanted a redo - it was the RESET button. Following Peter's story out after his failure moment, we see him returning to his old life of fishing - but Jesus meets him and gives him a RESET moment. It's a moment we all need at times. Thanks to Jesus, it's a moment we're each invited into.
When We Fail
May 17, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Everybody makes mistakes, everybody has those days. As we continue our journey in the gospel of John, I want us to peer into a MISTAKE MOMENT of Peter and what we learn about Jesus. Sometimes, just like Peter, we get things right! Sometimes, just like Peter, we most definitely get things wrong. What Peter will come to discover is God’s amazing truth: You can’t “work your way” into God’s grace and you can't “behave your way” out of it. Jesus shows us that God is a God of CORRECTION, not CONDEMNATION.
May 10, 2020 • Pastor Jack Schull
Let's look into a prayer of Jesus. It’s known as the great Priestly Prayer of Jesus in the gospel of John, chapter 17. There's so much that comes from how Jesus prays. Read it. Lean into it. Meet His heart for you in it. He knew all that would occur once the church began to move – so he prayed for you, for me, for us. And He still does...