Spiritual Practices

The Joy of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 16      Psalm 47, Hebrews 12:1-3, James 1:2-5 December 17      Psalm 16, Luke 2:15-20, Romans 15:5-13 December 18      Psalm 92, Matthew 2:1-12 December 19      Psalm 126, John 16:17-24, Hebrews 1:5-9 December 20      Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 4, 1 Peter 1:3-9 December 21      Isaiah 9:2-6, Psalm 72, John 3:22-35 December 22      Isaiah 61,… Read More The Joy of Advent

Spiritual Practices

The Peace of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 9         Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 26:1-4, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 December 10      Psalm 37:1-11, Luke 7:36-50, Luke 2:8-14 December 11      Psalm 29, Ephesians 2:13-17, Colossians 3:12-17 December 12      Isaiah 40:1-11, Matthew 5:1-10, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 December 13      Isaiah 55:8-12, Luke 3:1-6, Luke 10:38-42 December 14      Luke 3:7-18, John 14:25-27, Philippians 4:4-9 December… Read More The Peace of Advent

Spiritual Practices

The Hope of Advent

Scripture for this week: December 1         Isaiah 11:1-5, Matthew 24:30-35, John 14:1-3 December 2         Jeremiah 33:14-16, Hebrews 6:9-20, Luke 1:5-7 December 3         Psalm 42, Romans 5:1-11, Luke 1:18-25 December 4         Lamentations 3:21-24, Romans 8:22-39, Hebrews 10:19-23 December 5         Psalm 43, 1 Peter 3:13-17, Matthew 8:23-27 December 6         Romans 4:16-25, Hebrews 6:9-12, Luke 1:46-56 December 7        … Read More The Hope of Advent

Spiritual Practices

Advent Reading Plan

On Sunday, December 2, we begin a four-part Advent sermon series, preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s entry into our world at Christmas. We know it’s not easy to remain focused on Jesus throughout this busy season. Despite our best intentions, we get swept up in the world’s messages about the season – busyness, spending,… Read More Advent Reading Plan

Bible+Theology

Unsettling Questions: Is Jesus the only way?

In his sermon this past Sunday, Pastor Chris tackled another challenging question regarding the Christian faith: “Is Jesus the only way?” This question is made particularly challenging in the real-world context of cultural and religious pluralism. Chris reminded us there is a difference between the cultural pluralism we are called to embrace (Romans 12:18; Jeremiah… Read More Unsettling Questions: Is Jesus the only way?

Bible+Theology

Can the Bible be Trusted?

As we continue this week in our Unsettling Questions teaching series, Charles Yu tackles the question, Can the Bible be Trusted? As Charles reminds us, trusting the Bible has two important aspects: Believing what is written in the Bible corresponds to historical reality – thus the importance of archeology. Trusting the Bible also implies relying… Read More Can the Bible be Trusted?