Mar. 06 – Jesus, the Boundary-Breaker

Mar. 06 – Jesus, the Boundary-Breaker

At strategic moments in his ministry, Jesus crossed boundaries by ministering in Gentile territories. In his journey to Sidon, Jesus encounters a Canaanite woman who desires Jesus to deliver her daughter from a demon. From the perspective of the disciples, Jesus reveals the way his kingdom mission i…

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Feb. 27 – Jesus, the Storyteller

Feb. 27 – Jesus, the Storyteller

A central part of Jesus’ teaching involved parables. Parables are indirect forms of communication designed to give us new insight and to help us see life from a different perspective. In so doing, they ultimately move us to action. The parable of the soils is a classic example of how these stories c…

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Feb. 20 – Jesus, the Philosopher

Feb. 20 – Jesus, the Philosopher

When you think of Jesus, what titles come to mind? Lord. Savior. Son of God. How about Philosopher? Whether we realize it or not, Jesus’ teachings address fundamental questions about life. Jesus’ sermon is his declaration of what human flourishing looks like. In this message, we will look at how the…

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Feb. 13 – Jesus, the Agitator

Feb. 13 – Jesus, the Agitator

These different scenes reveal the fact that Jesus’ ministry creates rising controversy. The reality is this: Jesus disrupts the status quo. These stories show that Jesus came to forgive sin, conquer evil, and create a new family. The one thing you can’t do with Jesus: simply reduce him to a good mor…

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Feb. 6 – Jesus, the Healer

Feb. 6 – Jesus, the Healer

This day in the life of Jesus reveals both Jesus’ power and his passion; he has power over the brokenness of our world, and he has passion to see people restored. These miracles reveal Jesus’ identity as the one bringing about God’s plan of restoration (see Isaiah 42, 61). They are signs that God’s…

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