Narratives: The Biblical View of Who We Are

Daniel begins this message with a reference to a book entitled, Epoch, by John Eldredge.  Here he underscores a theme from the Lord of the Rings where the hobbit, Sam, reflects on the great difficulties of his journey.  As he does Sam asks the question, “I wonder what sort of tale we’ve fallen into?” For each of us this same question sometimes leads us to something of an identity crisis.   As we reflect on the story of our lives, we might find ourselves struggling to find out who we are.  In this message, Daniel takes a look at the “tale we’ve fallen into” and the life-changing, Biblical account of who we are in it.

The Freedom of Generosity

Darrell shares a message on the freedom that comes from GENEROSITY.  That freedom is a journey that requires a stubborn resistance  to those things that would draw us back into bondage.  Are you driven by obligation or passion?  Jesus says in Matthew 6 that we should not worry about our needs.  Instead, He challenges us to seek God first while trusting Him to provide.  “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Baptism

Baptism is an outward sign and  picture of something that has already taken place in the life of each believer.  It is a step taken once the foundation of faith in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is established.  Listen in as Darrell shares how the Baptismal waters demonstrate our death, burial and resurrection with Jesus.

A New Humanity

Darrell poses the question, “Who do you follow?”  In this message, he challenges us once again to consider that the power for change comes through the Holy Spirit.  The invitation is to surrender to Jesus and His kingdom principles and so release the power of His Spirit in us, a new humanity!

Jesus is Crazy

Jake  shares an intriguing message that demonstrates how the ways of Jesus often come into conflict with the tribal tendencies that dominate the thinking of mankind.  Starting with  the story of Jonah, we see how truly difficult it was then and is now to love our enemies. 

Fear

In this message, Lazarus shares many scriptural exhortations to reject fear. At the same time, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is troubled by fear. We see that we are not alone when it comes to fear. It is a common human experience that even Jesus experienced. The issue is how long do we stay in that fear and how do we respond to it?