jesus follower

Message Monday 4/23/18 – Jesus Follower: Don’t Judge!

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

So far in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, (Ch. 5) he has challenged us to be truly righteous people who, unlike the Pharisees and Teachers of the Law, take our relationship with God deep beneath the surface of just going through the motions of religion and rule keeping.

We are like Salt & Light changing everything and everyone we touch with love— even for our enemies.

In chapter 6 we learned that as Jesus Followers, we no longer seek security in our reputation—what people think of us or in material wealth. We don’t worry. We’re happy and seek God’s Kingdom because we know he will take care of us!

Now in Matthew 7, Jesus is going to paint an unmistakable picture for us of what Authentic Followers of Jesus look like—and what they don’t look like.  (more…)

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Message Monday 4/16/18 – Jesus Follower: Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

Jerome Parker – Community Pastor

How can I possibly not worry about all the things that are happening in my life and the world as whole???  Jesus is asking us to let go and allow him to navigate us to the oasis of happiness.  (more…)

Message Monday 3/26/18 – Jesus Follower: A New Kind Of King

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

Jesus is a new, unexpected kind of king bringing a new kind of kingdom to earth. He refuses to be our kind of king and will not establish our kind of kingdom. Even so, he bids us enter his new kingdom of love as his willing subjects who follow him, a gentle warrior whose honor is in his humility and whose glory is in his death. Though he will not be our kind of king, will we yet be his kind of followers?

Message Monday 2/26/18 – Jesus Follower: Revenge

Chuck Foreman – Teaching / Missions Pastor

“Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.”  This was God’s law for justice, not retaliation, from Leviticus 24:17-22. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reverses our natural, default response to aggression and opposition. In the human fallen order you retaliate! You return harm for harm! But in Jesus’ Upside Down Kingdom, we, with new hearts, return good for evil and love for hate and give more than is required of us.  This new way of living and giving has and will continue to change our entire world! (more…)