We look at the parable of the ten bridesmaids and discuss why Jesus calls upon us to stay awake and be prepared
This week, we look at the second commandment Jesus lists after being asked, “What is the greatest commandment in the law?” by a lawyer Pharisee. “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” We discuss holiness while challenging the notion that our identity ends where our body ends.
We take a look at the passage where Jesus identifies the two greatest commandments in the law, the commandments upon which “all of the law and the prophets hang.” This week, we focus on the first and greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and…
In our first service at the new location (1550 Market St), we are invited into Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees and Herodians who try to ensnare him with a question about taxes. We wander into the history of money, and we find that Jesus’ instruction to “give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God…
We look at the parable of the wedding banquet for our last service in the 13th St location. The coming kingdom of God is good news, especially for those who are not usually invited to the banquet.
Craig Keen leads us into the parable of the tenants, one of Jesus’ most pointed and harsh parables pronouncing the overthrow of the current world order. Craig invites us to hear the good news in this as he preaches the gospel.
The Chief Priests and Elders of Israel ask Jesus by what authority he does the things he is doing in Jerusalem, and their exchange reveals the true nature of their concern and the sincerity of Jesus and his mission.
We look at the parable of the laborers in the field and talk about our cultural obsession with fairness. Jesus challenges us to stop worrying so much about who deserves what and begin to trust, instead, in the overwhelming generosity of God.
In the context of a discussion on sin in the church community, Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive – seven times? Jesus’ reply and the following parable challenge us to forgive indefinitely. We talk about the challenges of forgiveness and the calling that Jesus places on his disciples to forgive.
Covering a lot of ground, we look at Jesus’ instruction on dealing with sin within the church community.