We claim the promise of the Biblical text that Jesus of Nazareth was the incarnate Son of God, the Messiah and Lord of all. But is this story real? Is this Jesus character a true man, a fictitious myth, or a storyteller’s legend? We will utilize the book Why Jesus?, by Bishop William H. Willimon, to look at some of the nuanced ways we understand Jesus, looking for the truth of the man and moving past the fluff of our imagination. Join in worship on Sundays to learn more about the individual who is the central focus of the Christian faith.
Rock, Peter, Scissors (Matthew 16:21-28)
September 3, 2017

Too often we assume we know Christ, and like Peter, we claim our knowledge is best. But perhaps we should be less sure of our knowledge and question, who is Jesus? Like the game, Rock, Paper, Scissors, are we just guessing at who this Christ guy is and hoping we guess correctly?

Vagabond (John 20:11-18)
September 10, 2017

All the gospels present Jesus on a continual road trip. Jesus rarely stays any one place for very long, continually making his rounds throughout the region, even traveling outside of the bounds of Israel. If the narrative texts of Jesus’ life teach us anything, it’s that if you’re going to find Jesus, it’s going to be out on the road.

The Party Person (John 2:1-12)
September 17, 2017

Jesus isn’t some tame religious leader who stuck to the temple and taught from the pulpit. He wined and dined with the best of partiers.

The Home Wrecker (Mark 3:31-35)
September 24, 2017

To become a Christian, to have your life taken over by Jesus, is to be joined into a family, a people convened by ‘water and Spirit,’ a family bigger than your biological family, a world-wide, barrier-breaking family that goes by the name, ‘body of Christ.’

Savior (Luke 19:1-10)
October 1, 2017

Jesus didn’t come in some passive hope we’d turn toward him. Jesus came, invaded people’s lives, that he may save them.

Body (1 Corinthians 12:12-31)
October 8, 2017

Paul says, “I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” Christ did not leave us in the ascension, but instilled his presence in our very being.


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*Childcare is provided for infants – 5 years old each Sunday morning from 9:45 – 11:15 a.m.