Our Advent series, based around the Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” continues with Beth Nichols’ message on “Home and Homelessness.” Peace certainly begins with a home we can call our own. Beth’s work at Cornerstone Community Outreach shelters for homeless women and children deeply flavors what she has to say here.
Tom Cameron kicks off our Advent series, based around the Frank Capra film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Segments of the film are heard at times in Tom’s sermon, with (I’m sorry) questionable sound quality. Tom’s theme is Hope, which he finds in both the movie and the Advent story of Christ’s Advent.
North Park Seminary Dean, David Kersten, blessed us with the final message in our Beautitudes series. David not only summarizes the Beatitudes overall, but also brings into focus the conundrum of rejoicing in the midst of being persecuted for the sake of Jesus’ Name. From theological word study to painfully revealing first person story-telling, David’s message is powerful and moving.
Chuck Escue dismantles what at first reads as a “feel good” passage to reveal the challenging complexities at the heart of peace-making.
Discovering — much less holding onto — the faith of a child is seemingly impossible for a Christ-follower to maintain….
In our continued Sermon on the Mount series… Blessed are the merciful? Vic Williams turns to Luke’s account of the Sermon of the Mount (Luke 6) and finds that reflecting God’s heart here is the heart of our own faith.
Mix N. T. Wright, Simon Tugwell, and Franco Zeffirelli with Neil Taylor and what do you get? Jean Vanier. No, no. You get a meaty and provocative message focused on what meekness actually is.
Good friend and visiting Covenant Pastor Max Shapiro offers his distinctively political take on Jesus’ words in Matthew 5. He may or may not step on folks’ toes, but is he right? Listen and see what you think.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4 NIV
Pastor Tina Herrin explores three kinds of mourning, and mourners, Jesus seems with these words to address. Each one of us has likely experienced all three.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 NIV
Tom Cameron finds, in these opening words of Jesus’ Sermon in Matthew 5, a central starting place for all human beings.
Katherine Williams, recently returned from her stint at Oxford, offers what may be one of the most powerful messages for our fractured time. This is a message non-believers just might appreciate, as it deals with the heart of what Christianity is versus what many of us have made it. Extremely important, timely message… and the First of our new Series on the Beatitudes.
The future never arrives, Julie notes. Yet in the joyous recognition of God in the right-now, we enter into a peaceful acceptance of His Grace in whatever reality we live within.