The Problem With Pearl Pushing

May 30, 2021 • Dave Romoser

In the parable of the wheat and the tares, Jesus strikes to the core of our human nature and the tendency to make judgements about who's in and who's out - to judge those who believe or behave differently convincing ourselves that they're the weeds and we're the wheat. Once again, Jesus flips the story and reveals just how dangerous and destructive that practice truly is.

It's The Little Things

June 27, 2021 • Dave Romoser, Lindsey Apple, Grant Romoser-Claunch

In this final parable, our pastoral team talks about one of the most well known parables drawing attention to how familiarity can often cause us to miss the obvious

The Story That Matters

June 20, 2021 • Dave Romoser

In Luke 15, Jesus tells three parables in response to the accusations of the religious leaders regarding how the fact that he enjoys being with and giving worth and value to the wrong kinds of people - "those" people. The parables are meant to make each of us wrestle with just how significantly different God feels and acts towards those who are "lost" - whether they recognize it or not. In the third parable, Jesus squarely frames the father as the tangible and prodigal display of love and grace that we so easily miss or ignore

Parables: Posture of Prayer

June 13, 2021 • Lindsey Apple

Whether prayers of persistence, belonging or humility, Jesus teaches us to ‘pray always and to not lose heart’. The Kingdom of God that is revealed in Luke 18 through the Parable of the Persistent Widow and The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is real and reliable, and therefore, we can have faith: the confidence to act as though the goodness anticipated in hope is trustworthy, reliable and persistent. NOTE: There were some audio issues at the beginning of the sermon, but those were resolved a few minutes in. We apologize for the inconvenience!