Learning to Live
What Do You Want?
Jesus calls us to follow him -- because he knows how to live a true, full, fulfilled life -- but he always meets us where we are. Pastor Justin Fung kicks off a new series -- and introduces a church-wide experience: Learning to Live -- by inviting us to be honest in answering a question that Jesus asked: "What do you want?"
Pastor Watson continues the Learning to Live series with a look at how Jesus invites us to spend time with him, since it's relationships that lead to transformation. New life starts with an invitation, a conversation, a relationship. This invitation from Jesus is extended to us so that we may then extend it to others.
This week, Andrea kicks off the section of Learning to Live that focuses on story - our story, God's story, and how those intersect. Knowing our own stories enables us to know ourselves. She explores how stories both form and transform us, and reminds us that our stories are not static, but continuous.
God’s Story: 4-Part Gospel
In this week's Learning to Live sermon, Pastor Watson reminds us that the Gospel doesn't start with the fall and end with the cross, but starts in a garden and ends in a city and has its defining moment in an empty tomb. This narrative is still unfolding and has a place for you in its midst.
Who You’re Becoming
Lisa Watson reminds us that Jesus is the clearest reflection of God, and in him, we can see what love looks like. Our growth as followers of Jesus - our ability to live as Jesus lived - hinges on our growth in love.
How to Live a Full Life
In our Learning to Live series, we're learning to live - and love - like Jesus. This week, Pastor Justin explains how this spiritual transformation can happen, and what it takes to live a full life.
Jesus prayed all the time. But what is prayer? Prayer can take all sorts of different forms, but at its core, it's about a relationship with God. Pastor Fung specifically looks at the prayer for God's Kingdom to come on earth as in Heaven, and what this picture of justice would look like.
Overcoming and Enduring
How do we deal with the hard things, the darkness, the very real brokenness in our lives and in the world? Andrea Ackermann teaches us the sustaining practice of lament for helping us overcome and endure. [Psalm 13]
Pastor Watson shows us the place of Scripture in Jesus' life and asks us to consider what that means for how the Bible should be situated in our lives. He reminds us of the many ways that Jesus used Scripture to confront and comfort.
In our first livestreamed service, Pastor Justin talks about "Church" -- unpacking the very real church hurt that most, if not all, of us have experienced -- or will experience -- but also the very real hope for what church should be and can be, particularly when the coronavirus has upended so much of ordinary life. [1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-12]
For the Sake of the World
As we begin to round out our Learning to Live series, we look at learning to live for the sake of the world. God does not invite us only to a one-on-one relationship but one which directly affects and impacts those around us and the world we live in. Pastor Lisa Watson talks about what it might look like for us to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. [Micah 6:8]
As we close out our 12-week series on Learning to Live, Pastor Matthew Watson uses words from Paul's letter to the Colossians to help us consider what's next. [Colossians 1:9-14]