A God Who is Pleased
February 19th, 2017 - Pastor Ryan Saari
Ya! We're in this thing. Loving our series. Loving that we get to focus on the life of Jesus right now. This week! We look at His baptism. What kind of world do you live in? One that is for you, or one that is against you? This week we learn how one simple understanding of who we are and who our God is transforms how we live this life we have been given.
Birth of Jesus #notmyemperor
February 12th, 2017 - Pastor Bob Vander Meer
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and the doesn't hurt." - Charles Schulz. Pastor Bob speaks about the birth of Christ, and serenades us with a song of love.
The Word Became Flesh
February 5th, 2017 - Pastor Ryan Saari
"The Word became flesh and dwelt among us." Man...this is it! I can't wait for us to take a fresh look at the life of Jesus, and what this Gospel is really all about. To be honest, I think we've gotten a lot wrong. Let's unlearn some schtuff this week. Let's see who this Jesus is.
Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness
January 22nd, 2017 - Pastor Ryan Saari
This week! We start our New Series simply called "Gospel." Together, we're going to go through the life of Jesus. His teachings, and his death and resurrection. Discovering all along the way what this Gospel is. At every step, every stage, it's God flipping civilization on it's head. Reconstructing, not only the questions, but most definitely, the answers.
Listen to the sounds of a whole 'nother O, The Oregon Community! Join Pastors Ryan Saari, Ron Hockley, Bob Vander Meer and special guests as they pontificate on love, life, and the Bible. From Acts to Zion, the word of God is spoken into our ear-holes and absorbed into our eternal-souls. Join us, who knows, you may learn something!
Together, we're going to go through the life of Jesus. His teachings, and his death and resurrection. Discovering all along the way what this Gospel is. At every step, every stage, it's God flipping civilization on it's head. Reconstructing, not only the questions, but most definitely, the answers.
Holidays, guest speakers and special sermons. Here you will find them all.
This week we kick off our New Series! Together, we'll be spending the Fall going through the Book of Ephesians. We're calling it "Your Church is Too Small".I can't wait for us to dive into this book that is about, among many things, what "the Church" is. Or, maybe more importantly, WHO the Church is. Looking forward to what we discover together.
Throughout this series, we're going to be looking at various ideas, relationships, practices and theories and simply ask, "Is this outdated?" Have we been banging our heads against the wall, trying to break through. Trying to understand. Trying to grow. But in reality, we're approaching the whole thing wrong. It's antiquated. It's outdated.
Our new series is called Words and Stories. We will be looking at, you guessed it, words and stories that Jesus told. Some are the ones we gloss over because they don't make any sense, others we gloss over because we've heard them again and again. But there's more. There's always more.
This isn't going to be another "Put your best foot forward" kind of series. This is going to be a battle, a war. The choice to follow the Spirit, to be lead by our muse. Engage in the power and beauty of this life, or be conquered by it, and just be another epitaph: born this day, died this day. I'm excited to win this war, together. Come join us...
Together we're going to study each of the Fruits of the Spirit, and talk about how they're more than just "good things" that we should do. It's more than just a list of virtues. Right?
As our church approaches a milestone birthday, we take a look once again at who we are.
I thought I read everything... until I read this!
Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannont see the whole scope of God's work from beginning to end. Ecclesaistes 3.11