Messages from Pastor Matt Erickson and Eastbrook Church, a non-denominational church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Exploring the beatitudes as being blessed with the good life with God accessible in Jesus Christ.
The Call of Discipleship
Jesus calls the disciples and commissions them as apostles. He calls the least of these and brings hope and healing into their lives.
The Way of the Wilderness
The wilderness temptation of Jesus is pivotal for defining his way of ministry as opposed to Satanic pathways. This also echoes the people of Israel’s wilderness wanderings and presents Jesus as a new sort of Israel.
Baptized with Water and Spirit
Summary: Jesus’ baptism is the fulfillment of all righteousness and a revelation of His Sonship. It also echoes the Exodus journey of Israel through the Red Sea.
The Voice of One Calling Out
This week explores John the Baptist as a prophetic voice calling out for repentance and change in a challenging time for Israel. Radical elements call for revolutionary overthrow of Rome. John calls for a radical revolution of the human heart.
With echoes of Moses’ journey and the Exodus, Jesus’ earthly parents flee from the wrath of Herod the Great to Egypt, returning only after an angelic visitation tells them it is safe. They return not to Bethlehem but to Nazareth.