For Everyone: The Radical Gospel of Jesus

It's All A Gift

Pastor Dave Romoser • April 5, 2020 • Matthew 5:10-11

In his final expression of those who are blessed in the Kingdom, Jesus declares that the final group are those who are persecuted for the sake of the Kingdom. How does Jesus go from peacemakers to persecution? Is there a reason that this the last beatitude?

Learning The Family Business

Pastor Dave Romoser • March 15, 2020 • Matthew 5:9

As Jesus nears the end of his announcement of those who are blessed in the kingdom of God, he pronounces a blessing on “peacemakers”. Once again, to capture the full scope of this word - used only one time in the New Testament -you have to understand the bigger picture of the story of God at work in human history... What does Jesus mean by “peacemaker”?

You Have To Make The Choice

Pastor Dave Romoser • March 8, 2020 • Matthew 5:8

The beatitudes may be some of the most misunderstood statements of Jesus, with “Blessed are the pure in heart...” perhaps near the top of the list. As usual, Jesus reveals a strategic and extremely significant truth about life in the Kingdom that is easy to miss - and usually is

Everyone Needs It...

Pastor Dave Romoser • March 1, 2020 • Matthew 5:7

As Jesus continues his declarations of those who are blessed, painting a picture of the “good life” available to all who would seek it, the narrative arc of his discourse begins to reveal a progression. “Blessed are the merciful...” is a strategic and incredibly difficult shift

There's Always A Lens

Pastor Dave Romoser • February 23, 2020 • Matthew 5:6

It’s natural to read the Scriptures and draw conclusions about what it means. What doesn’t come naturally is the knowledge that we all have “lenses” through which we’re interpreting and understanding what we’re reading. When Jesus blesses those who “hunger and thirst for righteousness”... is he saying what we generally think he’s saying?

What Matters Is How The Story Ends

Pastor Dave Romoser • February 16, 2020 • Matthew 5:5

In his declaration of blessing upon the meek, Jesus reminds his audience - then and now - how the story of humanity and creation actually ends and invites us to rethink how we see the world in light of our pursuit of “the good life” (Family Moment: Pastor Lindsey interviews Ashley Criley for an update on Sensory City)

Present In the Pain

Pastor Dave Romoser • February 9, 2020 • Matthew 5:4

In his announcement that those who mourn are blessed, Jesus casts a vision that overturns the prevailing assumptions of all those who’ve known suffering and loss as he unveils a new reality now present in the rule of God

Blessed Are The Sat Upon, Spat Upon, Ratted On

Pastor Dave Romoser • February 2, 2020 • Matthew 5:3

Jesus makes a declaration that overturns the assumptions in his day - and for much of Christian history - about whom God blesses by inviting them to the life of the kingdom

Who Is Well Off?

Pastor Dave Romoser • January 26, 2020

Jesus, the master teacher, opens his most thorough and strategic talk with a declaration that sets the tone for his revolutionary message of good news