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In the South Bay as it is in Heaven
We yearn to see God transform all of existence. “All of creation groans” for this healing. In the face of individual and social brokenness, we want to see God’s care restore our lives into full flourishing.

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In the South Bay as it is in Heaven
We yearn to see God transform all of existence. “All of creation groans” for this healing. In the face of individual and social brokenness, we want to see God’s care restore our lives into full flourishing.

    Full Assurance

    Full Assurance

    What gives us confidence that our sins no longer condemn us, and that Christ the Savior King has redeemed us? Our confidence is not in us or in anything that needs to be done by our own doing. But we have this hope and truth because of the love, grace, and sacrifice of Christ our Savior King. He took our sins, as the greater High Priest, so that we who were sinners, can be called righteous. He is our blessed assurance. This Sunday we will learn from Hebrews 10:19-25 about the full assurance of faith we have through the Redeeming love of our Savior. Join us as we celebrate and sing out, “Oh what a Savior, isn’t He wonderful?!”

    • 42 min
    Lord of Lords & Widows

    Lord of Lords & Widows

    Jesus presses us with what it means for him to be "Lord." First Jesus surprises the scribes with his reading of Scripture, and then he surprises his disciples with a poor, overlooked widow as the model for their discipleship. Let's talk about what it means for him to be "Lord of Lords & Widows" (Mark 12:35-44).

    • 48 min
    Hope Stronger Than Death

    Hope Stronger Than Death

    Our Easter passage comes from Mark 12, where Jesus emphasizes the hope of the resurrection, even when some religious leaders openly mocked the idea. Let’s celebrate our “Hope Stronger Than Death.” 

    • 31 min
    God of the Hypocrites

    God of the Hypocrites

    It has often been said of Palm Sunday that "the people who shouted 'hosanna!' on Sunday would yell 'crucify!' on Friday." While many scholars have objected that the crowds were probably substantially different, it is worth noting: the loud supporters disappeared. What happened the week of Easter that would lead joyful supporters to fade into the background like the famous meme of Homer Simpson fading into the hedges? What kind of king would willingly die for Homers like me? How can people who laid the palm branches down and slinked away begin to take them back up again? Let's talk about the joy of the Palm Sunday: “God of the Hypocrites” (Mark 11:1-11). 

    • 39 min
    Whose Image?

    Whose Image?

    "Render unto Caesar." As if we didn't have enough reminders that it is tax season, here comes Jesus' famous quip. Some might think: taxes and politics - aren't those the kinds of things we go to church to avoid? Yet in the midst of an election year, the deeper connotations of Jesus' line bring much needed good news. The politics of the kingdom of God are exactly what equip a follower of Christ to navigate the minefield of our culturally polarized climate. When Jesus was asked whose politics he would support, he responded: “Whose Image?” (Mark 12:13-17). Let's unpack why that is such joyful news for us.

    • 46 min
    They Will Respect My Son

    They Will Respect My Son

    Sometimes the boldness of Jesus' parables hits me freshly. This week's passage is one of those occasions. This story is so prescient and pointed, I find myself thinking, "He said that directly to them? Of course they wanted him dead." That, after all, is often how our own hearts work when someone calls us out publicly. Yet the beauty of this passage snaps into focus when I realize Jesus' pervasive goal was not to shame us, but rather to pursue us. The majesty of the heart of God is readily on display in that he calculated the cost and still was willing to act. Let's talk about that heart: “They Will Respect My Son” (Mark 12:1-12).

    • 44 min

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