May 22, 2016 • Phil Simmons
You flourish best when connected to God and his people. Living in isolation can easily lead to temptation or discouragement, but connectedness brings life.Yet, Christian community requires great intentionality and effort.Today we’ll explore a few habits necessary to build good, strong, healthy community.
The Ascension of our Lord
May 8, 2016 • Paul Stewart
When the risen Christ is turned loose into the world—anything is possible. Jesus doesn’t go up to heaven to get away from us. He goes up to continue what he has begun, through us. The ascension is not the absence of Christ, it is the increased and heightened presence of Christ everywhere.
Beauty, Justice & Mercy
May 1, 2016 • Paul Stewart
The gospel transcends all cultural and socioeconomic differences. The message of Christ liberates and transforms lives and unites people who once had nothing in common into one family. Together we can exhibit, proclaim and live out the gospel in the world through beauty, justice and mercy.
Peter and Cornelius' Conversion
April 24, 2016 • Paul Stewart
In Acts 10 - 11 we read about Peter’s reluctant mission to the Roman Centurian, Cornelius. Whereas Cornelius had to be converted to Christ, Peter still needed to be converted in his thinking — to see that implications of the gospel of grace for the breaking down of cultural and racial barriers between people.
The Ultimate Hero
Week One • April 3, 2016 • Paul Stewart
In Acts chapters 3 - 5 the new Church faces persecution for the first time. The apostles had been jailed and threatened with the loss of their goods and their lives. But the way in which they respond to persecution is remarkably heroic. Where did a group of ignorant fisherman get this kind of heroism?