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)