The Mockery of the Gospel | July 23, 2017

In week nineteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the mockery that Jesus experienced from Mark 15:16-32. In the text we learned that the the gospel makes a mockery of our understanding of God. The mockery of the cross becomes for us the majesty of our salvation. 

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Who's in Control? July 16, 2017

In week nineteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about Jesus before Pilate and the struggle for control that ensued from Mark 15:1-15. In the text we learned that the council was seeking control with haste. Pilate was seeking  control by being overly passive, and the crowd was seeking control by being aggressive. Their distractions, and our distractions of control causes us to make the wrong assesment of Jesus. 

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Global Mission Sunday | July 9, 2017

This week week during our gatherings we talked about God's heart for the Nations. We were delighted to share what God is doing at Missio in regards to Global Mission. It was an exciting time as we talked about partnerships in India, Kosovo, Mexico and Brazil. 

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Denial | July 2, 2017

In week eighteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about Peter's denial of Jesus from  Mark 14:66-72. All of us can identify with Peter in some regards. We out of fear and weakness, deny Jesus and any connection to His people. Jesus forgives and restores those who come to Him with a contrite heart. 

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The Trials: Jesus before the Council | June 25, 2017

In week seventeen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about Jesus' trial before the council from Mark 14:53-65. In this text, Jesus is put on trial and wrongly accused. What was meant to terminate Jesus was part of God's beautiful plan of redemption, as Jesus has always been God's rescue plan for His Church. 

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Faithful Fatherhood | June 18, 2017'

This Sunday we celebrated Father's Day and talked about Faithful Fatherhood from Genesis chapter 2. The Big Idea was that Faithful fathers take the redemptive responsibility for the people and things around them by providing for, protecting, and pastoring their families. We are able to do this because Jesus perfectly took the redemptive responsibility for everything that God gave Him. 

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Betrayal | June 11, 2017

In week sixteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about betrayal from Mark 14:43-52. In this text, Jesus is betrayed by flattery and false affection, but respond by making peace rather than reacting by fighting or fleeing. Jesus is the ultimate peacemaker in the midst of betrayal.

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Strength for the Weak | June 4, 2017

In week fifteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the need for strength for our weakness from Mark 14:26-42. If we are going to be effective followers of Jesus we need to come to term with our weaknesses. Jesus becomes our weakness at the cross then overcomes in the resurrection.

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The Value of Jesus | May 21, 2017

In week thirteen of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about the value of Jesus from Mark 14:1-11. We talked about how we will either abandon Jesus for what we deem precious or we will abandon what we deem precious for Jesus.

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Stay Awake | May 7, 2017

In week twelve of our series "Man of Suffering, God of Peace," we talked about staying awake, being ready for Jesus' return because it will come unexpectedly from Mark 13:24-37. Jesus encourages us to stay alert, committed to the truth of His word, and stay active in His mission on earth.

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