August 17, 2014 • Keifer Moskaluk
Keifer Moskaluk, a church planting intern at Soma Church in Tacoma, Washington, shares some of the struggles he has recently faced and how God has shown him that we, as believers, have an imperishable hope in our suffering…that our suffering is not in vain and we are not alone.
August 10, 2014 • Pastor Ed Skipper
Do you have a need to forgive? Pastor Ed Skipper talks about three reasons to forgive. First, we forgive others because Christ forgave us. We have received mercy and we must give mercy. Secondly, it is God's job to carry out justice, and God clearly states that vengeance belongs to him. Finally, we need to remember that God is sovereign and is actively at work for our good in every situation.
August 3, 2014 • Pastor Matt Porter
Pastor Matt Porter of Outward Church in Salem, Oregon, takes us through the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19. He highlighted 3 things that Zacchaeus did as he sought Jesus: he ran, he received, and he repented. Even as believers we always need to be seeking Jesus, but we will also always run into barriers…from past church experiences to the busyness of life to personal problems… but Jesus is standing at the door of our hearts, not asking us to take care of all our own problems but to invite him in to dine with us. Don't put off seeking Jesus.
Bigger Story Glory
January 13, 2013 • Pastor Brian Hope
We are locked into small story glory in order to make a name for ourselves, but our hunger is never satisfied. A greater glory is offered to us through Jesus and we live out that bigger story through sacrifice and service. We are called to serve and sacrifice not to gain our identity in Christ, but because of our identity in Christ.