Messages on Justice
Unspeakable conflicts, wars, and violence have occurred in the name of Christianity. As a church, how should we respond to such violence? Jesus called us to take up a cross and subversively surrender, not take up arms and take over.
How do we reconcile the character Jesus embodied with the broken church we see today? Pastor Amy and Pastor Brent guide a discussion regarding abuse in the church, specifically spiritual abuse, sexual abuse, and abuses of authority. Hope and healing is possible, but it starts with recognizing and owning the flaws embedded in our churches’ cultures and systems.
King Herod’s role in the Christmas story is one marked by power, greed, and paranoia. Pastor Amy explores how the empire of King Herod differs with the Kingdom Jesus established through his birth, life, death, and resurrection. Will we be people who are influenced by the power and corruption of the empire, or people marked by the humility and love of the Kingdom?
As we continue our Crowned series, we explore how God used a beautiful queen of humble roots to save His people. The story of Queen Esther demonstrates how God is present and working even when we may not realize it.
In a tense dinner party with the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law, Jesus reveals what really matters in His Kingdom: compassion, humility, and heart. Pastor Amy explores Luke 11, encouraging us to live with integrity internally and externally.
Pastor Brent Clark looks at how the issues of equality and justice are not political issues but something God has been addressing since the beginning of creation and how Christ-followers are uniquely positioned to address racism and injustice when we see and experience it. Ashworth@Home Questions If we are all created in the image of God (the imago Dei), what does that say about ethnic diversity? What does that say about the nature of God? What difference would it make…
Pastor Ryan Lenerz looks at Jeremiah 29 and discusses how those who follow Jesus aren’t to conform to or confine ourselves from the world around us. We are to seek the peace and prosperity of the city.
Pastor Amy Becker kicks off the Imagine series by asking the question how would life be different if we all acted justly, loved mercy and walked humbly with our God. From Micah 6:8.
Introduction Two weeks ago Pastor Brent taught how the point of Jesus’ life was to innaugarate the Kingdom of God on this earth and give us a glimpse of what the Kingdom will look like. Last week he taught that the point of Jesus’ death was to give us victory over sin and death. Today I’ll be answering the question: What’s the Point of God’s Judgment? In saying that, I know some of you might be looking to make an…