Making Sense of the Old Testament

This series is based on Adam Hamilton’s book by the same title Making Sense of the Bible.

Adam invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible with foundational questions such as, How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, Is the Bible ever wrong?

From there, we will consider the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including:

  • Were Adam and Eve real people?
  • Why is God so violent in the Old Testament?
  • Why would Paul command women to “keep silent in the church?”
  • Is Jesus the only way to salvation?
  • How does God view same sex relationships?
  • Is the Book of Revelation a guide to the End Times?

We hope to address these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

Sermon Series

Sept. 8- Making Sense of the Old Testament
Sept. 15- Making Sense of the New Testament
Sept. 22- How to Understand the Bible
Sept. 29- Violence and God in the Bible
Oct. 6- The Bible and Science
Oct. 13- The Bible and Sexuality

Why Does God Allow Evil and Suffering in the World?

Some people believe you should never question your faith. But if you never ask questions, how else can you learn and grow?

Thinking people realize that asking questions is not a sign of weak faith. Instead, expressing your honest questions demonstrates that you care about your faith enough to wrestle with it.

Every week, you submitted a question, and each sermon will be based on one of the four most asked questions:

Aug 11- How do I love people who hate?
Aug 18- What does prayer actually accomplish?
Aug 25- Is Jesus really the only way to salvation?
Sept 1- Why would God allow evil and suffering in the world?

Good News for the Financially Stressed

 

Most of us at some point have probably felt like an outsider, just a number, a nobody.

The Gospel of Luke is known as the gospel to the marginalized, people who were outcasts and treated as unimportant.

While teaching in his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus announces His mission to preach good news to the poor, freedom to the prisoners, recovery of sight to the blind, set the oppressed free, and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. Then Luke shows us what that means for you and me.

If you feel like a nobody, Jesus has good news for you. And in a world where many people feel like nobodies, God wants to announce good news to them through you.

This series was inspired by Adam Hamilton’s The Gospel of the Nobodies.

Special Guest Jared Byas

Do you have questions about the Bible and science?
Maybe you wonder what in the Bible should be taken as historical fact versus what is epic literature or bound to its own time.
Or do you have questions about the way women, like Eve for example, are viewed in the Bible?
During In The Beginning: Genesis for Normal People, we will explore what the book of Genesis is and how to interpret it. What we learn will help us to not only get a better grasp of Genesis but also help us see how the Bible can be understood in the 21st century developed world and still serve as a guide for your life. It’s not just about those topics, however.
We’ll also discuss family dynamics, marriage guidance, sibling rivalry, growing into maturity, living wisely in a chaotic world, and hope for the future…
Because it’s all in Genesis.

Abraham and Sarah

 

Do you have questions about the Bible and science?

Maybe you wonder what in the Bible should be taken as historical fact versus what is epic literature or bound to its own time.

Or do you have questions about the way women, like Eve for example, are viewed in the Bible?

During In The Beginning: Genesis for Normal People, we will explore what the book of Genesis is and how to interpret it. What we learn will help us to not only get a better grasp of Genesis but also help us see how the Bible can be understood in the 21st century developed world and still serve as a guide for your life.

It’s not just about those topics, however.

We’ll also discuss family dynamics, marriage guidance, sibling rivalry, growing into maturity, living wisely in a chaotic world, and hope for the future…

Because it’s all in Genesis.

Adam and Eve

 

Do you have questions about the Bible and science?

Maybe you wonder what in the Bible should be taken as historical fact versus what is epic literature or bound to its own time.

Or do you have questions about the way women, like Eve for example, are viewed in the Bible?

During In The Beginning: Genesis for Normal People, we will explore what the book of Genesis is and how to interpret it. What we learn will help us to not only get a better grasp of Genesis but also help us see how the Bible can be understood in the 21st century developed world and still serve as a guide for your life.

It’s not just about those topics, however.

We’ll also discuss family dynamics, marriage guidance, sibling rivalry, growing into maturity, living wisely in a chaotic world, and hope for the future…

Because it’s all in Genesis.

Order Out of Chaos

 

Do you have questions about the Bible and science?

Maybe you wonder what in the Bible should be taken as historical fact versus what is epic literature or bound to its own time.

Or do you have questions about the way women, like Eve for example, are viewed in the Bible?

During In The Beginning: Genesis for Normal People, we will explore what the book of Genesis is and how to interpret it. What we learn will help us to not only get a better grasp of Genesis but also help us see how the Bible can be understood in the 21st century developed world and still serve as a guide for your life.

It’s not just about those topics, however.

We’ll also discuss family dynamics, marriage guidance, sibling rivalry, growing into maturity, living wisely in a chaotic world, and hope for the future…

Because it’s all in Genesis.

YOUnited with Your Family

 

From cable news to social media to arguments over politics at Thanksgiving dinner, it’s no secret that we live in a divided and anxious time.

We all care deeply about our country and the people in it, and we hold strong convictions about what we believe is the best way forward. And at the same time, we probably all feel fatigued by the continual conflict.

  • While we won’t agree on everything, is there any way to bring Americans at least a little closer together to work for the common good?
  • How do we handle disagreements over politics with family members?
  • Is there is a way to hold strong convictions and also listen and try to understand each other at the same time?

Join us for a brand new message series about treating each other with respect and creating a better future for our families, YOUnited States of America.

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