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

June 13, 2021

This Way Up (Part 2): Get Up and Walk

Matthew 9:1-17

I'm starting to wonder if repentance has something to do with being vulnerable with Jesus and His people.

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(No Mini Message available, as it did not record.)

Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

June 6, 2021

This Way Up (Part 2): Storm Clouds Gather

Matthew 8:23-34

The storm we're in can be the craziest we've ever experienced, and Jesus asleep has more authority over our circumstances than anyone or anything else. We don't need to be afraid as long as He's in the boat.

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Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Rev Jennifer A G Layte (Pastor Jenn)

May 30, 2021

This Way Up (Part 2): Price Check

Matthew 8:1-22

A leper, a centurion, and a mother-in-law walked into a bar...

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Mini-Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn

May 23, 2021

This Way Up (Part 1): Platform 9 3/4

Matthew 6-7 (focusing on 7:13-29)

The way isn't narrow because it's some fine-tuned compromise between two extremes. It's a completely different option.

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Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn

May 16, 2021

This Way Up (Part 1): Just Perfect

Matthew 5 - particularly focusing on verses 13-20

Matthew's record of this sermon of Jesus' is specifically for those of us who believe we are the people of God, who think we understand what the kingdom of heaven must look like. It is through Him that we interpret the law and the prophets.

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Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn

May 9, 2021

This Way Up (Part 1): Not Exactly the Cool Kids

Matthew 4:12-5:12

Jesus' first draft picks are not who we would've expected.

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Mini Message: Rev Barb Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn

May 2, 2021

This Way Up (Part 1): I Do Not Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

Matthew 3:1-4:11

A whole bunch of characters know the Word. Not all of them know what it means. One of them embodies it.

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Pastor Jenn

April 25, 2021

This Way Up (Part 1): Alien Invasion

Matthew 2

A story about magicians, angels, a homicidal king, and the horrifying and unnecessary death of a townful of little boys. Why is this story even in the Bible?

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Mini Message: Barb Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn

April 18, 2021

This Way Up (Part 1): Who’s Your Daddy?

Matthew 1

What happens when God is with us: we get better connected to our heritage, freed from our past, and our insignificance is turned into significance.

[God with us] means God will make sure things work out. --Dr John Goldingay

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Pastor Jenn

This podcast will now also incorporate audio from the "Mini Message" (formerly known as "Children's Message"), usually presented by Rev Barbara Jernigan. This particular episode also contains audio from an impromptu family meeting which happened right before our congregational time of prayer. 

April 11, 2021

For King and Kids

Psalm 8

A transition sermon between our series on Atonement (WDJD) and an extended meander through the Gospel of Matthew. Many thanks to bibleproject.com for the use of their video and teaching on Psalm 8.

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Pastor Jenn