A Simple Test

A Simple Test

In Matthew 12.46-50, we find the story of Jesus’ family coming to visit him. Apparently Jesus was in a house speaking to a crowd of people. Someone called to him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”...

Is Christianity about rules?

Last Sunday, our theme was “Killjoy God”. The premise was that some people’s obstacle to faith is that Christianity has too many rules–that God doesn’t want us to have fun or enjoy our lives. This is part of our “I Want to Believe,...
I Want to Believe, BUT…

I Want to Believe, BUT…

If you are a believer in Jesus, there are probably some things that bother you about your faith–some questions you can’t answer, some things you can’t explain, some realities you don’t understand. You have committed yourself to follow Jesus and...

Your Own Elevator to God

Last Sunday, we talked about Theresé of Lisieux and her desire to find some way for her to ascend in her faith even though she felt that she was a small soul (an “elevator”). Theresé decided that love–loving others–would be her way to grow in...

Does Jesus Cause Conflict?

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” -Jesus Matthew 10.34 Hey, isn’t Jesus called the Prince of Peace? And in John 14, Jesus says this: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to...