Sermon Notes

The King and The Kingdom: Conflict - Part 3

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Big Idea: On one of the final days before his trial and crucifixion, Jesus shares a meal with some of his closest friends. The dinner party becomes an occasion for Jesus to illustrate one of the deepest truths about God: God can take what is ugly and broken, and turn it into something beautiful...

The King and The Kingdom: Conflict - Part 2

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Big Idea: As Jesus nears the end of his life, his conflict with Israel’s leaders heats up to a boiling point. In a very public confrontation, Jesus explains that the ones entering God’s kingdom are those who have repented. Phil taught that this message still holds true for us today...

King and the Kingdom: Stories - Part 4

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Big Idea: Jesus often spoke in parables to illustrate truths about the Kingdom of Heaven in story form. This weekend, Krissy Hanna taught on the parable of the vineyard workers and led us to explore our human sense of fairness in light of God’s extravagant grace.   Passage...

The King and The Kingdom: Stories - Part 3

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Big Idea: This week we paused from our Kingdom Stories series to mourn and reflect on the string of deadly violence that has dominated the headlines over the last few weeks. Phil taught that the first part of a Christian response - before activism and public debate - is empathy that puts us in...

The King and The Kingdom: Stories - Part 2

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Big Idea: The Bible is so much more than just a book of “do’s” and “don’ts,” yet a common misconception about the Bible is that it’s the Ultimate Rulebook, and that God is mainly interested in people following the rules. This week Ben Patterson taught...

The King and The Kingdom: Kingdom: Stories - Part 1

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Big Idea: Jesus often raised eyebrows by the company he kept. The religious elites of his day were put off that Jesus spent time with “all the wrong people.” It wasn’t that Jesus had low standards; in fact he taught a way of living that no one could possibly measure up to. The...

The King and The Kingdom - Part 4

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Big Idea: Jesus taught that he was bringing a new kingdom to earth; a kingdom that operates by different values than we’re used to. This past weekend we saw that we can bring the kingdom of heaven into every decision we make. Passage: Matthew 5-7 Discuss It: Have you ever traveled to...

The King and The Kingdom - Part 3

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Big Idea: “Hypocrite” is the word Jesus used to describe when a person’s outward actions don’t match their true character. This past weekend, Steve Garcia challenged us to identify the attitudes that can lead us to behave disingenuously, and to become more deliberate in...

The King and The Kingdom: Kingdom Life - Part 2

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Big Idea: Behind every temptation is a lie. Temptation always promises to deliver the right thing in the wrong way. This week we looked at the story of Jesus’ temptation by Satan. We saw that Jesus’ knowledge of the Scriptures enabled him to respond Satan’s lies with...

The King and The Kingdom: Kingdom Life - Part 1

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Big Idea: This week we began a series reading through the book of Matthew. We saw that John the Baptist came to prepare people for Jesus’ arrival by calling them to repent. It’s never easy to be told to repent, but it’s the starting point for what Jesus wants to do in our...

 

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