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Ethan Machida Paradigm Shift: Divorce
Matthew 5:31-32 July 5, 2020
Marriage is more than just a legal and civil contract. It is a covenant between two people that should reflect God’s commitment to humanity. God’s high standard for faithfulness in marriage reminds us that He will not walk out on us.
Michael Alvarez Paradigm Shift: Lust
Matthew 5:27-30 June 28, 2020
God doesn’t just evaluate how we behave and He isn’t only concerned with our actions. The condition of our hearts is top priority. Jesus teaches that inner lust is just as dangerous as the outward act of adultery.
Jeremy Falk Paradigm Shift: Murder and Anger
Matthew 5:21-26 June 21, 2020
“Jesus goes behind the act of murder itself to declare that the anger and hatred which give rise to it, though not capable of being examined in a human court, are no less culpable in the sight of God.” (R.T. France)
Jeremy Falk Paradigm Shift: You’ve Heard, But I Say
Matthew 5:17-20 June 14, 2020
Jesus makes the bold claim that He is the ultimate interpreter of Old Testament law. He warns us not to respond to His teachings with defensiveness, self-pity, or self-righteousness because these are three of the main weapons we use to preserve the status quo and avoid the paradigm shift.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Humility
1 Peter 5:1-11 June 7, 2020
In times of crisis, it is important that we display a humility that emphasises mutual submission to one another, a humility that keeps us serving while also open to receiving from others, and a humility where we cast our anxieties on God instead of projecting our pain on others.
Jeremy Falk It’s Alive! Alive With Joy
1 Peter 4:12-19 May 31, 2020
Happiness comes from external sources and joy is a gift of God that comes from within. Holding onto this joy in the midst of crisis requires realistic hope, responsive hearts, and raised heads.
In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples ask Him to teach them to pray. Jesus responds with offering them the Lord’s Prayer. Through this series, we unpack this profound prayer line by line, to deepen and mature in how we communicate with God.
Explore the unique ways God has formed us through our spiritual gifts, heart’s desire, abilities, personality, and experiences. How God has created us to BE helps determine what He intends for us to DO.
Too often, we have been made to feel guilty for questioning our faith. But uncertainty is a companion in this life we cannot avoid. While we can never fully escape our doubts, we don’t have to be controlled by them.
BLESS is an approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s not about downloading information and memorizing scripts, but about learning to love our neighbors well. It is a way to participate in outreach more effortlessly, effectively, and authentically.
Advent is a season of anticipation that focuses on Jesus’ arrival, but so much surrounding Jesus’ birth was surprising. Jesus came at an unexpected time, through unexpected people, in an unexpected place, bringing unexpected love.