The wisdom of the world says: “Get ahead at all costs.” In Mark 10:35-45, James and John tried that when they asked Jesus for a promotion: “When you take your throne, can we have thrones on each side of you?”. Jesus confronted their worldly attitudes by teaching them a crazy strategy for success: Instead of “Get ahead at all costs” Jesus told them to “Serve no matter the cost.”
As we wrap up “alive,” we find that the resurrection speaks to more than just us having a body again: it speaks to restoration for the world.
We turn this week to Colossians, where we consider worldly philosophies and how they are different from wisdom we learn in the world.
What does it mean to be resurrected? We have lots of ideas, but are they what God is actually promising? Join Pastor Tim tonight as we consider that question.
Does the Bible’s prophecies of the end times tell us anything in our present situations? Join Pastor Tim as he considers that as we turn to Joel this week.
God uses unconventional tactics and the most unlikely people in his story. We each have a part to play with the hand we’ve been given. Are you ready to step up into the situation God has in you or are you just praying for a new hand?
Pastor Tim continues our series “Alive,” by looking at the promise of resurrection for each of us. Is that just a comforting myth to help us cope with death or is a hope we can count on?
Join us as Melanie Haynes takes us to Exodus for encouragement about the God who is there with us throughout life.
Active opposition to Jesus is noticeable, but is it possible that even followers of Jesus could be passively opposing Jesus? Are we telling Jesus, “No, not yet”? Paul’s story begins by him actively opposing Jesus. However, Jesus shows up to give him a new vision, a new mission and a new calling. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Paul is able to move into a ministry of suffering and a life of “Yes, Jesus.”
The hope of Easter is based on the foundation that Jesus intended to, was able to and did accomplish salvation for us. Join Pastor Tim as we begin our new series “Alive,” thinking about the power of the resurrection.