Case for Resurrection (Easter)

Did Jesus really rise from the dead or did the disciples make up the whole story? (In all the excitement of Easter, we forgot to record the sermon.  However, with the pending baby, Pastor Jan recorded the sermon in advance just in case he couldn’t have been at church for Easter.  That video is linked […]

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Case for Messiah

As we come to Palm Sunday, we reflect on Jesus as the Messiah…as our Messiah.  But was Jesus really the Messiah?  Did He actually fulfill all of the puzzle pieces that God provides throughout the Old Testament?  Or did He simply set out to fulfill them Himself…did the disciples fabricate details…was it just a coincidence?  […]

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Case for Verification

This week in our time together we explore chapters 4-5 in Strobel’s The Case for Christ as we look for verification and corroboration of Jesus outside of the New Testament.  While digging in the dirt can be a bit dry (pun intended), it nevertheless sparks excitement into our faith!

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Case for the Gospels

We know what we know…or at least we think we know what we know.  Yet sometimes, when we take a step back and reevaluate the facts, we might be surprised by what we find.  This is exactly what Lee Strobel did in his book The Case for Christ.  Strobel found himself exploring the possibility of who […]

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To The Old and Young Sheep

As with every good book, letter, or movie, we arrive at the end.  As Peter wraps up his final thoughts, he returns to his Good Shepherd and the joys of following Jesus.  It has not always been easy.  Peter, himself, has struggled much but continues to follow nevertheless. As sheep of Christ, Peter has a […]

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It’s Not Strange

When life gets hard, we all want to know that what we are going through is not normal…that there’s a reason we feel uncomfortable.  We want to be reassured that what we are going through is a strange happenstance and it will pass.  We want to know that normalcy and comfort will return soon.  Unfortunately, […]

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Then & Now

Who doesn’t love looking at “before” and “after” pictures?  Whether it’s a television show about organizing, a Hollywood make-over, or a house that has been renovated, we all love to see things change.  However, when it comes to our personal lives, we are not necessarily as keen about changing.  Growth and maturity take work and […]

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His Example to Follow

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” Peter lays the groundwork in one verse for where he’s taking us today…let’s follow in Jesus’ footsteps!

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Royalty in Submission

According to Peter, we are God’s chosen people, a hold nation, a royal priesthood.  But what does that look like as we live out lives as foreigners and exiles in this world?  As we continue in Peter’s letter, we move from who we are in Christ to what we are called to do in this […]

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