• Jesus prays for the future unity of the church in his final farewell to his disciples. He prays that the church would be unified in faith, so that the world would believe in him.

    So if the church is not unified like Jesus prays, the world will have limited view and great challenge in believing in the works of God.

  • Jesus's words to the disciples in John 15 are some of the most important and foundational truths for a joyful, fruitful, and godly life today.

    It's hard to overstate the power of a godly life, and it's shocking how underutilized we live in relation to the presence of God with us wherever we go. Take a few minutes to read John 15 this weekend and meditate on what God is speaking to you in this season.

  • We begin the advent season this Sunday with a great encouragement from Jesus's last words to his friends. In a time of great uncertainty and confusion, we can be confident and secure in the words of Jesus to not let our hearts be troubled, but to believe in God and trust His plan.

    As always this is easier said than lived, but the Gospel message and the life and words of Jesus are a great source of inspiration for us as we press into this expectant season together.

  • This weekend's Scripture of John 12 builds momentum as Jesus sets his purpose toward the cross.  How contrary is it to our natural experience that God would exemplify a perfect human life by giving, serving, and dying to show the ideal form for us to follow?

  • In John 10, Jesus draws contrast between His voice and the voice of dissenters. Thieves steal, robbers take, strangers confuse. But only Jesus gives, provides and clarifies.

    Jesus is not like other leaders. Where others take, Jesus gives. Where others leave, Jesus stays. Where others confuse, Jesus clarifies.

  • Perhaps one of the greatest defenses to the work of Jesus comes from a simple response of a man who was given sight from Jesus. Too often we feel compelled and conflicted to give a perfect defense and apology to the truth of Jesus, and yet this man with the simplest of phrases refutes the religious professional's questioning of Jesus's healing. "I used to not see. Now I can see."

    On Sunday we read through John 9 and hear the good news of Jesus's healing for us and how we can testify to the goodness of God.

  • Jesus proclaimed "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

    These are not abstract words, but radical words of proclamation... Jesus boldly claims to be the "I Am," the very name of God himself. Last Sunday, we learned about these audacious claims of Jesus and what we should do about them.

  • In a social and spiritual climate of unrest and disagreement, we must be people of the Word. The Bible gives us stability and strength to know who God is, and to exercise our faith as followers of Jesus. It's not easy to be in the world today, and we must find our fuel and sustenance from God's truth