The Red Letters
It’s Not Easy
Pastor Ryan wraps up The Red Letters series by looking at Luke 9 and how Jesus’ words that call us to follow him challenge our comfort, obligations, and relationship and that the commitment to follow Jesus really is not easy.
Pastor Ryan Lenerz shows how Jesus uses our concept of family to teach us what it means to be brothers and sisters within the church.
The Doctor Is In!
Guest Speaker Andy Hermanson teaches on Matthew 9 where Jesus tells his disciples that healthy people don’t need a doctor but that sick people do. Fortunately Jesus is the doctor who can bring healing to our lives!
The Stone the Builders Rejected
Pastor Ryan explains the parable of the wicked tenants and how the religious leaders stumbled over the Jesus rather than making him the cornerstone of their faith.
Pastor Ryan Lenerz explains from the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds that the fact that God is waiting to right the wrongs on this earth doesn’t mean he won’t act, but that he is gracious and patient before bringing his final judgment.
The Subversive Kingdom
Guest Speaker Kathy Haug from InterVarsity shares with us how the Kingdom of God is like yeast, that when worked through all the dough, completely transforms it.
It’s Time to Sow
Pastor Brent looks at the parable of the sower and how we are called to sow the message of Jesus today so those not yet following Jesus might come to know him and grow in faith.
The Greatest Commandment
Pastor Brent looks at Matthew 22 and how Jesus’ answer of a question about the greatest commandment reveals that we might not always be asking the right question.
Woe to the Pharisees
Pastor Amy Becker looks at Matthew 23 and Jesus harsh “Woe to you” words to the Pharisees and encourages those following Jesus to not be modern day Pharisees.
Something Worth Giving Everything For
Pastor Brent Clark looks at two short parables about of Jesus about treasure to discover that there is something we can either stumble upon or search for, but when we find it we will see that is it worth giving everything for. This is the second message in The Red Letters: A Series on the Teaching of Jesus.
How to Be Great
Pastor Ryan Lenerz kicks off the summer series called “The Red Letters: The Teachings of Jesus” by looking at what Jesus had to teach the disciples when they began arguing over who was the greatest. Jesus taught that true greatness comes not in being served but in serving others and is not found in authority but in submission.