Peter's most famous failure happens as Jesus is on trial. While Jesus is being questioned by the chief priests, Peter is questioned by some of the bystanders about his relationship with Jesus. Where do we turn when our life is at our lowest, like Peter's was?
Today we look at Peter's famous declaration of Jesus as the Christ. But in Matthew, this declaration is quickly followed by Jesus telling Peter to step back.
How does Peter go from such a high to such a low so quickly?
Pastor Jake preaches about the calling of Peter. Why would a fisherman leave his nets and follow Jesus?
Luke ends Acts 2 by telling us that the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. On Pentecost Sunday, we learn about how God's Spirit grows the church.
The people met together with glad and sincere hearts. This week we look at how the NT church didn't just reluctantly meet together for worship, but did the hard work of caring for each other, and spending time with each other beyond just mere pleasantries.
Acts 2 describes the church as meeting in the temple courts and in people's homes. Today we discuss how an important part of the life the church involves informal gatherings where we celebrate who God is and what he has done together.
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
The early church devoted themselves to corporate worship gatherings. Teachings, prayer, and the Lord's Supper. Today we learn why its important that they gathered together in this way.
The church in Acts 2 is described as "devoting themselves" to several aspects of the life of the church. In this series we are going to explore what that means for us today. To start things off, Pastor Eric describes a Biblical understanding of Love as a commitment to be with each other, for each other, unto the Kingdom.
Matthew's Gospel ends with the Great Commission. Jesus sends out his disciples to make disciples of all nations. Pastor Jake shares from one of his favorite Bible verses, inspiring us to do the same.
The Resurrection is the most important story in the history of the world. Whether the rest of the Bible has any meaning at all revolves around whether the Resurrection is true. In Today's sermon we explore what we can learn from Matthew's account of the Resurrection that can help us to believe, as well as live into God's new Kingdom reality.
Palm Sunday. For a brief moment, the people of Israel recognized Jesus as King. But the question quickly becomes what kind of King is he? Pastor Jake teaches us about who Jesus is, through the eyes of John the Baptist.
Peter's denial of Jesus after he promised he would never do it, amounts to a lack of integrity. Pastor Eric contrasts, Peter's response to Judas', and how Peter became someone who kept his promises, and became the leader of the early church
After his arrest Jesus had a trial before Caiaphas the High Priest. False witnesses accused Jesus, and he was convicted in a truly unjust trial.
We are moving towards the cross. After hearing about the story of Last Supper, and Jesus' prayer in the Garden, Jesus gets up, and goes out to meet Judas and the mob that is coming to arrest them. In response to what takes place he addresses Judas, Peter, and the crowd. What does Jesus teach us about the meaning of the cross from these words?
After Jesus predicts Judas' betrayal, and that the disciples would also abandon him, Jesus still takes them to Gethsemane as he wrestles with what lays ahead. Pastor Eric shares about what we can learn from Jesus about the necessity of relationship, and how far Jesus is willing to go for us.
Pastor Jake preaches from the text of the Last Supper in Matthew. As we gather around the table, its helpful to see what parts of us we see in Judas.
The last in the Parables series. Jesus tells the story of a man who gave three servants differing amounts of money. The way they used what they were given has many implications for the Christian life today.
Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed. When planted it grows and becomes a tree, providing rests for the birds.
Learn how Jesus is that mustard seed, providing us rest, as well as how we can represent him and his kingdom by pointing others to that rest.
Jesus taught many things in parables. In the first of a short three part series on the Parables, Pastor Jake preaches from this sometimes difficult to understand parable.