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One of our central values is that God’s absolutes are absolutely good.  And this means that God is knowable … that He has revealed Himself to us in tangible ways, primarily in the person of Jesus Christ, specially in the recorded Scriptures we call the Bible, and evidenced throughout His creation. 
 
When we gather together on Sundays, a major component is teaching from the Bible. We often utilize series or topics to present God’s truth, but the very words of the Bible are our truth and foundation. 
 
Check back here often to find the latest in our podcast archive, whether you missed a week or were especially encouraged or challenged by a particular week’s message.
 

Apr 15, 2018
Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-4.2)
There are times when the Bible seems like a complex rule book designed to be some kind of cosmic killjoy ... but this is a radical misunderstanding of the power of Scripture!  Instead of being a killjoy, the Bible directs us how to orient our lives in such a way as to enter into the greatest, most ecstatic joy that is humanly possible by helping to realign our living to our design. 
 
Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
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  • Apr 15, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-4.2)
    Apr 15, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-4.2)
    There are times when the Bible seems like a complex rule book designed to be some kind of cosmic killjoy ... but this is a radical misunderstanding of the power of Scripture!  Instead of being a killjoy, the Bible directs us how to orient our lives in such a way as to enter into the greatest, most ecstatic joy that is humanly possible by helping to realign our living to our design. 
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 8, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E1 (Colossians 3.1-14)
    Apr 8, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E1 (Colossians 3.1-14)
    We spent our first season of Too Good To Be True looking at the amazing person, work, and prominence of this man called Jesus.  In our second season, we look at what impact He has on who we are and what we do.  We start by examining what change looks like for those who have encountered Jesus. 
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 1, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 5
    Apr 1, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 5
    The day that Jesus died on the cross, we was executed between two criminals, between two men that deserved the punishment they were experiencing, unlike Jesus.  One thief turned towards Jesus, one turned away ... and we learn today that we are all one thief or the other, and only one of them heard the words, "Today I will see you in paradise."
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 25, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 4
    Mar 25, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 4
    After suffering more than the collective suffering of all humanity - past, present, & future - Jesus utter the words "It is finished" from the cross.  Within these simple words is packed the fullness of the good news that Jesus came to preach ... namely, that the full price of our sins has been paid and made available to all those who will accept it.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 18, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 3
    Mar 18, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 3
    While Jesus hung dying on the cross, he cried out the words, "I thirst."  We explore today the richness of these simple words, pointing us to the uniquely human-yet-divine experience Jesus bore on the cross.  We learn that His example can point us to what matters most, both in this life and the one to come.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 11, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 2
    Mar 11, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 2
    As we continue to explore the incredibly human, unmistakably divine final words of Jesus on the day when He paid the ultimate price for our sins, we struggle through the idea of forgiveness today, wrestling with the thought that forgiveness is both one of the greatest needs we have while also being one of our greatest challenges to extend.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Mar 4, 2018Red Letter Day – Week 1
    Mar 4, 2018
    Red Letter Day – Week 1
    Though it is a real and powerful truth that we can experience real joy in connecting with God, there still exists pain, suffering, and great difficulties in this life.  And yet - despite them all - we an rest in the fact that God is good, that He is with us, and that He is for us because of Jesus.
     
    A red letter day is one that is marked by significance, by something that will be remembered and that will leave a lasting mark on the world around us. 2000 years ago, there was a red letter day like no other, when the fundamentals of this world were turned on their head. On that day, the One who changed everything cried out several powerful truths, and we can learn more than we can imagine from looking into them.
  • Feb 25, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E5 (Col 2.16-23)
    Feb 25, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E5 (Col 2.16-23)
    True life, true spirituality, true religion is not found in following complex sets of rules, in finding hidden or secret knowledge, or by denying all experience of pleasure in this world.  Instead, it is found in a single, eternity-shifting way of living:  following Jesus
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season One of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Feb 18, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E4 (Col 2.6-2.15)
    Feb 18, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E4 (Col 2.6-2.15)
    Eternity is a reality that doesn't start at some distant time in the future, but one that began with the inception of creation and for each of us when we were born ... we're already in eternity.  And that eternity - my eternity - pivots directly on how I believe about one central idea: who is Jesus?
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season One of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Feb 11, 2018Too Good To Be True – S1E3 (Col 1.24-2.5)
    Feb 11, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S1E3 (Col 1.24-2.5)
    God wants me to be happy ... and I should ALWAYS be happy, too, right?  Well, the bible makes it clear that while God does want us to be happy (in Him), the problem of sin and suffering is very real.  While we may never fully understand the why's, where's, or how's of pain, we can rest on the powerful truth that there can be very great and glorious good that comes out of suffering.
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season One of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.

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