The Sower, the Soil, & the Seed (April 25, 2010)

Jesus' "Story of the Sower" is his most important - because it's the key to understanding all of his stories, and our own as well. In this story we learn the mystery of the kingdom - that God's rule and reign grows through the Messiah Jesus like a seed that is sown. We also learn the mandates of the kingdom: to gather around the kingdom Sower, to pray and seek to be good kingdom soil, and to trust in the power of kingdom seed. Click the link below to download.

I Saw the Light (April 11, 2010)

With his wrists in chains, the Apostle Paul told the story of how he met the Risen Jesus before a Roman governor and a secular Jewish King…a compelling testimony that ends with a prayer: “that not only you but also all who are listening to me today might become such as I am – except for these chains” (Acts 26: 29).  After 2000 years, God continues to answer that prayer in the lives of those who hear his awe-inspiring words.  Click the link below to download.

Why Easter Really Matters (April 4, 2010)

Jesus had no formal education, he was raised in a poor family, he had no political power, he left behind no writings of his own, he was crucified like a common criminal...and yet in three short years he emerged as the dominant figure not just for the next twenty years, but for the next two thousand years of human history.  Only the resurrection of Jesus can sufficiently explain his immense impact on the course of our world.  In his letter to the Corinthian Church, Paul gives four reasons why Jesus’ resurrection should deeply matter to us as well.  Click the link below to download.