Every year on a Sunday close to July 11th, we gather outside to remember where we started (in Cherokee Heights Park) and to celebrate the ways in which we have found God to be faithful. Thanks to Vanessa, Andy, Claudette and Micaela who offered their stories.
Pastor Micah pulls the thread that Matthew is telling the Jesus story with at a critical moment. Jesus enters the city, then the temple, flips over tables and quotes from two Old Testament prophets...why? What happens when something is intended for one thing, but then over time becomes the opposite of what it was intended for?
Micah walks through the encounter Jesus has with a rich young man who asks him a loaded question about the age to come and how to inherit it. Should all rich people sell their things so they can follow Jesus or is this actually about something else?
This week Pastor Micah tackles the tricky subject of divorce and remarriage. What do we know for certain about God and what do we know about humans and what do we know about the covenant of marriage?
Matt Moberg from The Table in Minneapolis, leads us through a study of Jesus difficult exhortation about hating our mothers & fathers, sisters & brothers. Who are you willing to show kindness to? How big is your circle? Is it possible that Jesus is inviting us to expand our love for others and not shrink it?
In this episode, Pastor Micah looks at a passage from the end of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus instructs people not to cast "pearls before swine". What does it mean to offer something of value to the people in your life? Who do you share the pearls of great value with and is it ever wise to hold some things back?