Messages from a small church seeking the center of God’s heart and will.

May 17, 2020

I Am: the Gate

John 10:1-16, 24-30

A gate and a shepherd?

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Pastor Jenn

May 10, 2020

I Am: The Good Shepherd

John 10:1-6, 11-32

How do you know the Good Shepherd's voice?

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Pastor Jenn

May 3, 2020

I AM: the Bread of Life

John 6:1-58

"The Passover was near." --Apostle John

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Pastor Jenn

April 26, 2020

I AM the Light of the World

John 9

The purpose of the Light of the World—at the beginning of creation and ever since--is life. It is to reveal and heal (or recreate, or birth) children of God, through whom to shine: more and more life and light, less and less darkness and death.

Pastor Jenn

April 12, 2020

Making the Best of It, or Transforming the World

John 20

Are you an optimist, a pessimist, or a resurrection person?

Pastor Jenn

April 5, 2020

CASKET: Temple - Has God Left the Building?

Haggai 1:1-11; 2:1-9; Mark 11:1-11, 15-19

The true Temple is the place where God and His people are fully present with each other together.

Pastor Jenn

P.S. This is super-embarrassing but must be noted: I make a very glaring mis-explanation in this message. In it I describe there having been three temples in Jerusalem (2 rebuilds of Solomon's). This comes from my 1) being confused by the fact that the Temple during Jesus' day is sometimes known as "Herod's Temple" and 2) my having a hazier recollection of "intertestamental" history than I realized and, not having realized it, not looking it up. 

In fact the third literal Temple has not yet been built. This should not substantively negate the rest of this message but needs to be pointed out and corrected nevertheless.

March 29, 2020

CASKET: Exile - An Angry God?

Jeremiah 11:1-17

Daniel 9:15-19

If God were unable to be wounded by our rejection of Him, or unable to be infuriated when He sees people in His image oppressing each other and abusing creation, that's when He would be an unjust psychopath.

Pastor Jenn

March 22, 2020

CASKET: Kings - Delayed Gratification

2 Samuel 7:1-17; 1 Kings 8:20-30, 65-66

Sanctification and transformation 

Come from delayed gratification...

 

Pastor Jenn

March 16, 2020

Pastor Jenn Discusses COVID-19

March 16, 2020

CASKET: Sinai - The People of God

Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-14; 34:1-8

Sinai is all about identity. It is about who the Israelites are, and about who God Himself is. 

Pastor Jenn