In this series, House Rules, Living in the Household of God, we’ll be working through a letter in the Bible known as 1 Timothy. This letter is addressed to a man named Timothy, a young millenial pastor in a messy & messed up church plant. The author, a man named Paul, had planted this church in the city of Ephesus, a major urban […]
When we think about the word “gospel” we very often think in terms of good news about Jesus. And, while it is true that the gospel communicates good news about Jesus, Mark sets out to persuade his readers that Jesus himself is the good news. Taking us back to the beginning of this good news, Mark will help us […]
Mission Refocus is the anti-business, business meeting. It is the business meeting that isn’t. Perhaps, you could call it the un-business, business meeting. Alright, maybe we’re overstating things a bit, but here’s what we’re getting at. Whatever you call it, we’re simply trying to communicate this reality. We are Christ’s church. We’re not a business. […]
As we gather to worship for the first time in a new building, we’ll work to establish a few guiding principles: God is a pursuing & sending God. He sent for and pursued us. In turn we are sent. There are No safe spaces for sent people: Jesus sends his people – to live on […]
Though the title of this book bears his name, Jonah is not the hero of the story. Jonah’s life introduces us to the true hero of the Bible – the God who pursues his children with mercy and grace, even as they turn from him and run.
Paul wrote to encourage young Christians by pointing them to Christ and their union with him. In this portion of his letter Paul instructs his readers to work at rehearsing the gospel, and then models how gospel rehearsal can be done. In rehearsing the gospel our identity, mission, and message become crystal clear.