6/28 Worship- Jesus’ First Sermon

Mark 1:14-15. I don’t think Jesus did too many things by accident nor did the writers of his story, the good news of Jesus. In the book of Mark, these are the very first words that Jesus spoke. That has to be significant, right? What is the significance of these words and do they tell us something about us as his followers today? Of course they do or I would not be talking about those words this week!

6/14 Worship- What Difference Will We Make?

Mark 4:26-34.  I am not always that good with agrarian images, mostly because I have not historically done well with plants. Jesus, however, is right at home with images drawn from the everyday lives of those working closely with the ground. This week’s passage is one of those where Jesus speaks of the Kingdom of God as being like scattered seeds growing in a field. What things can we learn from Jesus’s images about the  kind of impact we might make in our daily living? This Sunday we’ll try and address that question.

6/7 Worship- SpiritGarden: Self-Control

1 Peter 1:13-16. Perhaps the most difficult fruit of the Spirit is self-control; it may also be a lynchpin to the others as well. This week we’ll finish the SpiritGarden series. Self-control is challenging on the best days but what about when everything is coming unglued? Join us this Sunday as we talk about how we might encourage the growth of self-control in our lives.