Did you know that Jesus had a life verse? Early in his ministry, he stood up in the local synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth and read a passage from the Bible that captured his passion and purpose in life. If you’ve been around First B for a while, you know that this verse that defined Jesus’ life is a key to our model for discipleship. In this sermon, we look at this passage of Scripture and see how the driving passion of Jesus’ life gives us purpose today.
Scatter to Gather: Part 1, We Scatter
July 15, 2018 • Pastor Sandy Park
Shema to Shalom
2 Timothy • September 30, 2018 • Pastor Joe Tepe
Now that we've completed our Foundations series, this Sunday we looked at how these essential truths transform the way we live. Sometimes we can read the Bible and simply move on with our day, or come to church and hear a sermon, and then leave unchanged. This Sunday, we unpacked how we can put into practice the things we've learned about the foundations of Christian faith. We want to be people who are transformed by God's word as we become more and more like his Jesus.
Your Prayers Matter - Community Leader Updates
September 23, 2018 • Pastor Ben Cross
Your prayers matter. The book of James says that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. Prayer is one of the primary weapons a Christian has to see heaven break through. God invites us to approach him and ask to move his hand. That’s why this Sunday we invited leaders from our cities to share how we can be praying in very specific ways for our community. You’ll get to hear from the mayors of Springfield and Eugene, the new Eugene Chief of Police, and other community leaders who will share insight for us to be praying about. As we kick off Fall here at First B, we want to start the season in prayer and with a continued outward focus towards our cities. This was a bit of a different type of Sunday, as we heard from these local leaders and we dedicate a bulk of our normal teaching time to give our attention to learn how we can pray this year.