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The Way of Jesus

When and how did Jesus express His emotions?

February 6, 2022 • Pastor Tim Veenstra • Philippians 2:3–7

The Gospel accounts are full of emotionally-charged moments and interactions. There are moments of deep sadness and moments of pure joy. There are moments of righteous anger and moments of heartfelt compassion. Jesus not only teaches us the right way to think and act, but also the right way to feel.

What did Jesus talk about?

January 30, 2022 • Pastor Tim Veenstra, Pastor Lindsay Fisher, Pastor Wycliff Keter • Luke 9:35, John 18:36, John 9, Luke 18:9–14

We tend to talk about the things that we are passionate about. What do you find yourself talking about most frequently? Your family? Food? Sports? A TV show that you are watching? As we read through the accounts of the Gospels, it begins to become apparent that Jesus talked a lot about things He was passionate about. He spoke frequently of the kingdom of God, challenging dead religion, the seriousness of sin, belief, forgiveness, and other themes. If Jesus spoke the most about such things, maybe we should follow suit.

Where did Jesus spend His time?

January 23, 2022 • Pastor Dave Engbrecht • Mark 1—3

Show me where you spend your time and money, and I will show you what’s most important to you. Where you leverage your resources announces your priorities. So, just where did Jesus spend time? What was truly important to Him? How did He use time to accomplish His mission? Where am I spending my time? What adjustments need to be made?

What did Jesus come to do?

January 16, 2022 • Pastor Tim Veenstra • Luke 4:17–21

Jesus had resolve. He held unflinchingly tight to the plans and purposes of the Father. He was intentional and mission-focused. What about you? What are you here to do in this life? What mission did Jesus model for us? And what would happen if we, too, became like Jesus—intentional and mission-focused?

The Way of Jesus

January 9, 2022 • Pastor Tim Veenstra • John 14:6, Ephesians 5:1–2

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) If we want to become like Jesus, we need to spend time with Jesus. We need to study His life, His rhythms, His passions, His words, and His ways. We do this because Jesus is the Way, and His way is not our natural way. Let’s be transformed into the way of Jesus.