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Life of Exclusivity
March 20th, 2016 - Pastor Ryan Saari

This Sunday we get into some BIG issues.  Truth.  Faith.  Life.  Together we're going to ask the question, "Why are you wrong about everything, and I'm right?"  Or something like that.  This Sunday we'll be looking at the Scriptures and the idea that Truth can be known.  Or maybe not.  Let's see what happens...

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
March 13th, 2016 - Pastor Ron Hockley

"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God"  Pastor Hockley teaches us that God can make the impossible, possible.

How to Hate your Parents
March 6th, 2016 - Pastor Ryan Saari

Alright!  This week we got a fun one.  Jesus telling us to hate our whole families and stuff.  I'm really enjoying studying these verses.  I find them challenging, and weird.  Probably in that order.  But this week, we are looking at the true cost and outcome of being a "disciple".  Who's in?

Shiny and Chrome
February 21st, 2016 - Pastor Ryan Saari

The Kingdom of God is within you.  Oh man.  There's a lot in there.  Pastor Ryan teaches us that Mad Max: Fury Road brings up some good philosophical questions.

The Golden Rule
February 14th, 2016 - Rebecca Vander Meer

This week, we look at Jesus' very simple teaching that we, for some reason, call "The Golden Rule".  What would it actually look like to treat others the way we would like to be treated?  Do we think this?  Do we teach this?  Do we actually live this?  Special guest Rebecca Vander Meer shares her story.

Repent or Perish!
February 7th, 2016 - Pastor Bob Vander Meer

"People seldom do what they believe in.  They do what is convenient, then repen." - Bob Dylan.  Pastor Bob challenges us to look inside ourselves and confront the truth we find there.

Prodigal...
January 24th, 2016 - Pastor Ron Hockley

As Roger Daltrey asks, who are you?  That's the question that I always have when reading Jesus' story we call The Prodigal Son.  Am I the Prodigal?  Am I the older brother?  Or am I the fattened calf?  Good questions.

Judgment
January 17th, 2016 - Pastor Ryan Saari

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.  Why is it so easy and natural for us to judge one another?  Let's get into it.